About The Author

I’m Nate, an emergency medicine resident. When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut until I saw Apollo 13. James Bond inspired in me a desire to be a spy, but I was hampered in my quest by a terrible poker face. After graduating from the University of North Carolina in 2010, I first tried out clinical psychology research as a career and hated it. Rediscovering a passion for medicine, I enrolled in a postbac program to knock out all the premed requirements, then worked for a year in health policy research before matriculating to medical school.

I’m a pilot, a terrible pianist, and ex-Lego-building artist. An accident-prone kid, I’ve been to the ER (as a patient) with enough mileage to put my mother on a first-name basis with the triage nurse and have a built-in affinity for any kid who falls off a skateboard/bike/barrel/horse.

Every day is a great day to be a Tar Heel.

3 thoughts on “About The Author

  1. I like your blog a lot! I’m a prospective pre-med student trying to decide between a future in psychology counseling and one in psychiatry, though I’m currently leaning more towards psychiatry. My only hold up is the process that seems incredibly long, difficult, and expensive. I’m glad I came across your blog as it’s helped me gain insight on the life of a med student! 🙂

  2. I find this blog incredible. I am going into the field of medicine and I like getting a picture of what it would be like. Do you have a snapchat?

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