Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
I would say I fell in love with neurology on day 1 of my preclinical neurology sequence in med school, but the truth is it was more like day 3 or 4. The neurology rotation during my clinical year simply confirmed this, and when the time came to apply to residency, I couldn't think of a more appropriate next step than to train at the institution--and with the people--that made me fall in love with neurology in the first place. Regarding Ann Arbor, as someone who possesses near-pathologic zeal for this town (I've lived here continuously for my entire life!), the mere idea of leaving for residency made me nauseous and hemodynamically unstable. The majority of that previous sentence was obviously gross exaggeration, but like all tall-tales, it's based on a grain of truth. I am, in fact, an Ann Arbor local, and despite truly having lived here for nearly my entire life, I'm happy to admit that there's always enough in this here city to keep even a townie like me happily occupied. To summarize and clarify, I'm not an unhinged Ann Arbor zealot, but I do like this place a lot.
Fun fact: When the daily grind gets tough, I like to imagine that I'm in a sitcom where setbacks, mishaps, and difficulties in general are accompanied by a laugh-track.
My theme song: "Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon" by Queen