|Suffice it to say, it's no longer in the original packaging.|
Somewhere, despite this promising beginning, I lost my way. Not sure I can explain how I got there, but I ended up in graduate school for pure mathematics, a field for which I had neither enthusiasm nor any special talent. I dropped out.
So I took an EMT class. I passed. That was nice, especially after having flunked Topology.
|Driving around lights and siren was apparently more appealing than this. Huh.|
For my ED observation time I spent 5 hours at Maine Medical Center, and that changed my life. I kept taking classes, moving up to EMT-I, and then medic, as quickly as I could manage. After a few years working a 911-only hospital-based service, I started taking pre-med classes.
|Study break! (White shirt at center, with the clean hands)|
Albany Medical College let me in, saints be praised, and I got started on the doctor thing.