I’m one of about a million med students in New York City. Which means I spend a great deal of time in the library, wishing I were in Central Park.
I’m no longer a medical student! I promise, I’m a real doctor! After a lot of hem-ing and haw-ing in medical school, and a detour to get a second degree, I decided to become a neurologist, my very first love. I finished residency in 2016 and am currently doing a fellowship in movement disorders at a big institution in the Northeast, while trying to figure out what I’m going to do with my life once the training wheels come off.
In the spirit of “getting-to-know-me” ness, here’s 10 Random Questions, found on the Intarwebs. [Updated 2017 answers in green]
1. Art or science museum?
Usually art. I get enough science in school, and the Met’s free suggested donation.
Well, so nowadays I’m lucky enough to live walking distance from both an art museum AND a science museum, along with an observatory (which, it’s a city; we can mostly see the moon). I’m starting to come around to appreciating what a science museum has to offer in terms of telling the story of science. So…. can I choose both? Is that cheating?
2. Play or watch sports?
And I’ll probably change the channel over to Masterpiece Theatre if you give me half a chance.
3. Zoo or circus?
Safari! Or at the very least, a National Park.
Still the same!
4. Theater: film or live on stage?
Are you kidding? Live, of course.
5. Rock concert or the symphony?
Erm. Symphony, but only because I spent 8 years screeching on the violin.
I’ve gotten bored with classical music, but I hate the loudness of rock concerts. My ideal summer evening is sitting on the grass at sunset, drinking rosé to the tunes of a Beatles Cover Band.
6. Movies: see them in a theater or wait for DVD/VHS?
Well, given the price of movie tickets these days, DVD. And do they even make VHS anymore?
7. Board games or computer/video games?
Computer games! Especially the old-school games from my childhood. Monkey Island, anyone?
Online computer games, still preference for the early Windows era (Monkey Island, Kings Quest, Lara Bow, and the Holy Grail)
8. Hobbies: crafts (art, cooking, home repair, etc) or collecting (coins, stamps, rocks, etc)?
Crafts. Especially cooking and knitting.
Still more crafty than collecty
9. Watch TV or read a book?
Read a book. (Have you met me? Oh, that’s right, you haven’t.)
So my residency graduation gift to myself was a subscription to Powell’s Indiespensables. Nuff said.
10. Eating out: fancy, white-tablecloth restaurant or casual dining?
Casual, but mainly because I’m cheap thrifty. Perpetual studenthood will do that to ya.
Yes, casual. I get nervous in white tablecloth places.