Dr. Schertz was the kindest and most caring physician I have ever met. I am currently a medicine resident at VCU and am pursuing a career in Oncology in large part because of my time spent with him on rotation as a medical student. He is a man I am proud to call my mentor and I will certainly never forget him and how he taught me to care for the whole patient, not just their disease. I had the fortune of accompanying him to various hospitals where he was always treated as family and I certainly could see why. His effect on me was profound and I hope to honor his memory by becoming an oncologist with a dedication to others akin to his. He spoke about his family often with me and you are all in my thoughts as well -- he was truly one of a kind.