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ASCRS Young Surgeon Spotlight: Jason Mizell

ASCRS Young Surgeon Spotlight: Jason Mizell | ASCRS

Jason Mizell
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas

Why I am a member of ASCRS:

I first came to the meeting when I was a 4th year resident, and I realized so many members were happy and enjoyed their profession. I wanted to be like them, and be a part of a society that was friendly, did good work, and enjoyed camaraderie. I have found that all my initial impressions were true, and I have continued to be a member and try to help where I can.

Tell us something about yourself that we might not otherwise know.

Instead of going to medical school after college, I almost chose to go to seminary and be a preacher. My goal is to love and care for people, and I realized early on that God could use that desire in the church pulpit or in the OR. For me, surgery is just the venue God has given me to love and care for people.  It’s what keep me motivated when cases are hard, nights are long, and fatigue is heavy.