42 year old trucker goes to medical school





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Published on Jul 22, 2008

KMBC Channel 9 in Kansas City did this news story on me when I started to medical school in 2004, in some ways it feels like just yesterday in other ways a lifetime. I never posted it thinking such a posting might "jinx" the whole deal.

Sorry for the poor quality, it was recorded off my computer screen with my camera.

While I quit driving full time in 2000, Signor Trucking never actually "quit" me, so all I had to do was give Kevin and the gang a call, even on short notice and go and drive on breaks. I covered just at 42,000 miles the summer before medical school (in the food grade tanker shown in the video)

KMBC did make one little error, when I mentioned college algebra and calculus, I was refering to what I faced in 2000 when I first started out (these were long gone by medical school).

I enrolled at KU Lawrence ON my 38th birthday Aug 21st 2000. I graduated in May (2008) as an MD (at the 'tender" age of 45).

I started my DUAL residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics on July 1st, 2008.

I just wanted to share with everyone who has a dream, it is never too late to start. I guess what I am saying here is that if I can do it, 'pert near' anyone can.


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