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In for the loung haul:
Homeschool -> Eastern Mennonite -> University of Virginia

I graduated from high school in May of 2003, homeschooled Kindergarten through high school. In December of 2006 I graduated from Eastern Mennontie Universtiy with a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Biochemistry. In August of 2007, I will be headed to the Universitiy of Virginia for medical school. Everyone's always told me that it takes a long time to become a doctor, and that I'd better be sure that I want to do it before committing myself for so long. But now that I'm halfway in between graduating from high school and becoming a doctor, I can say that the time is flying by, and continues to go faster and faster.

Everyone always asks me what kind of doctor I want to be, but I'm not totally sure yet. I worked in an operating room for two years, and from that I really liked surgery. However, I really don't like the long hours that most surgical specialties require. It'd be nice to be able to have a family life. However, Ear, Nose, and Throat surgery is pretty flexible, and the call doesn't seem to be too bad. There also plenty of lateral movement within the career which is appealing. Aside from surgery, I'm also interested in internal medicine and neurology (which is what my dad does). We'll see what happens. I'm going to medical school with an open mind. The decision of what I will go in to is years away.

I really enjoyed college. I worked hard, and didn't do as much fun stuff as perhaps I could have, but it was a blast. People just seem to come so alive at college. However, when I graduated, I was ready to leave. Yes, the college experience is part of life, but it is by no means the ultimate living experience. I don't see how hundreds of young, mostly single people all living together and having more fun than they've ever had before on a college campus constitutes a genuine living expereience.

For most of my time in college, I had the world's most awesome roommates (Josiah, Ben, & Caleb). We met our quota of fun but we worked hard in school. I have learned a lot from these guys. We parted ways when the other three graduated in May 2006, and I really miss those guys. My last semester I lived with a guy named Matt, and he was also really awesome. He encouraged me to get out more and meet new people, which I'm very glad I did.

As I said before, I got degrees in Biochemistry and Mathematics. I was going to try to pull of a minor or two, but instead I opted for a more intenstive (50+ credits) mathematics major and I got to graduate early and study a bit more math in Budapest, Hungary. Josiah was a communications major with an emphasis on photography, Caleb was a math and spanish major, and the Benster was a Music major with secondary education licensure. Josiah now works as a photographer in Lancaster, PA, Caleb is doing missions work in central America, and Ben is teaching music in Virginia.

So, that's pretty much a rundown on Aaron and School. At any rate, I'm looking forward to Medical School; It's going to be a big change, but I'm ready for it.
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