"Medicine in a lot of ways embodies the values of the Elks; putting others above themselves and their dedication to prioritize those in need are two values of the Elks that I hope to implement in my career as a physician. I thrive in environments where we surround ourselves with others who believe in togetherness and working as a group to help the quality of life for those around us."
After losing her husband, Gunther, to a staph infection in November 2009, the late Lee Weigel wanted to improve the quality of healthcare in our country. To realize that goal, she partnered with the Elks National Foundation to endow the Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship, which helps Elks scholars pursue careers in medicine. For more information, visit enf.elks.org/WeigelMSS.