Chelsea Shikuku
Orthopedic Surgery Resident
Residency Location: Kenya
Home Country: Kenya
Tell us about your background

I was raised in a small town called Naro- Moru in Nyeri County, Kenya, where I attended my primary and secondary education before proceeding to Medical School. I was brought up in an African Inland Church (AIC) in Naro-Moru where I'm still a member to date. My parents being Christians, and very active in the church made sure my brother and I went to church, participated in church and introduced us to Christ while also holding home devotions together.

My personal decision and spiritual journey started when I gave my life to Jesus Christ in 2005 and was baptized in 2007. This was during my senior years in elementary school. It stopped being about routinely doing good as I had been brought up by my parents to be but had a personal conviction and that marked the beginning of a journey that focused on a personal relationship with Christ.

Being a Christian doctor makes me compassionate, patient, understanding and I also remember to intercede on behalf of my patients. I think through showing them love, I practice every day what we were called to do when Jesus ascended to heaven. To be disciples and bring as many souls to Christ.

Where would you like to work?

I would like to work at a centre or Orthopaedic institution in rural Kenya/ in a Sub-Saharan African country. Kenya in itself still doesn't have sufficient human resources in the field. The few who are available are based in the big cities around the country.

The locals in the countrysides have very limited access to specialized care and have to travel miles away to get to the cities. I am a country girl. Growing up and working in the village and comparing that to life in the city where I attended medical school, I definitely prefer the life away from big cities.

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