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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by DeadCactus, Apr 27, 2007.
He started Med School at like 17 or something ridiculous...
he was 12 actually and Sho yano.
Sho Yano, and he completed M1 at 13.
his name is Dead Cactus.
Oh snap! The rage totally just outted you . . .
Here's his interview with Anderson Cooper (CNN)
From CNN interview.
Cooper: Why did you want to go to medical school?
"YANO: Medical school -- I was always interested in science and medicine. And I also always wanted to help people. And medicine and science and being a doctor seemed like the perfect combination. And so with this -- this is an M.D. Ph.D. program, so I can also do research in science."
wonder if he wrote this on his AMCAS. completely original...
I would so never let/make my kid do this. Talk about robbing you of your childhood.
I'm sure he's been carefully coached by his mother about what to say to people when they ask him about medical school.
I'm sure he'll be thanking her when he's bagging women with his MD/PhD at age 21.
What's up with those jealous comments
He's no different than us. He's just finishing med school 10 years ahead.
Even if this kid takes a few years off during the process, he'll be a debt-free (MSTP) fully practicing doctor by the time he's in his mid 20s. I on the other hand won't be done with residency until my 30s and I'll have $150k in debt. Jealous? damn right I am This kid is gonna be rich...
I am not jealous, I feel sorry for him. Does he even have time to play with legos?
Jealous? I don't know. I'm jealous of the fact that he'll be done with medical school young and that he'll be debt free.
Am I jealous of his life? No. To tell you the truth is sounds to restrictive for me. I mean, for goodness sake, the mom pulled him out of soccer because it interfered with his piano practice! I was raised to be a little more free than that, and I didn't have to take on extracurriculars unless I liked them. I was allowed to get dirty and to eat candy and to be a kid.
However, that doesn't mean that he is unhappy with his life, since different things make people happy, and maybe he is happy because that is all he knows and that is what he's grown to like.
I don't think it's really wise for anyone to presume that we know what he thinks, what he likes, or whether he is happy or not.
I agree with the majority of this post. That's really awesome in what he is doing, but I also think he did miss out on a lot of experiences as a child... in the end if he is happy then that is all that matters.
I agree. No one should feel pity for him unless he feels pity for himself. He chose what he is doing now and he said he is happy with it. I would feel pity for him if he spent his life like normal kid because it's obvious that he would feel miserable knowing that he's wasting his gifted ability.
For those of you who feel sorry for him because he was robbed of a childhood or whatever, have you even given this any real thought?
The kid is doing PhD level research as a teen. And you think it's bad that he's not in high school? He'd be bored out of his damn mind and probably rather lonely simply because none of his peers or even his teacher would be in the same mindset as him.
A parent can push a kid through college in record time, but I don't believe you can push a kid into the kind of work this young man is involved in. His brain isn't wired like the average person and personally I think holding him back surrounded by peers and teachers who (in my opinion, based on what I've read about him) just would not be able to connect with him, would do much more damage to his happiness than the route he has taken.
Yea, he didn't get to play with Legos; but he doesn't strike me as the kind of kid who would be happier running chemical reactions in lab than building castles with jumbo blocks...
I couldn't agree more. But people judge one's feeling from their perspective (If I were in his position, I would too rather spend normal life just like everybody else). However, this kid thinks differently and looks like doing very well so far.
I was gonna say we could ask michael jackson his name...but if he's 12, he may to too old for mj.
right now i'd be happier playing with jumbo blocks than being on a waitlist...
Uh....I don't think women go for the "Hey, baby, I'm a MD/PhD...wanna come over to my place later?" *wink* *wink*.
But hey, what do I know? I'm extremely shallow.....
Of course that doesn't work...you have to take them shopping first.
This kid definitely has a head start in life. Most Med students are practically Middle Aged by the time they finish their residencies and in a mountain of debt.
I'd trade in my Legos for a Porche and Whitecoat any day! Childhood is so overrated-
is that the boys-only version of Mermaid school? I read that line, and all I could think of was Derek Zoolander saying "MerMAN! MerMAN!"
Sure. He's not going to get a lot of experiences that most of us have had. I'll never know if he's happy or not, but I know it would have been a horrible decision for me. I certainly don't regret most of my education. Going to high school, choir trips, senior trip, school plays, hot chicks (started dating my wife in 11th grade, which was like age 8 for Sho). College parties, more hot chicks, ski racing, getting married, and THEN starting med school was just fine with me. This is probably going to be the guy that doesn't get invited to go out after work....
guys, he's *never* going to miss what he never knew existed.
zeus help him if he ever learns what he missed!!!
It's not like everyone had or would have an awesome childhood like say in HS.
i loved high school and i miss it... but i love college even more!
thats 8 years of "fun" the kid is missing out of. oh well, maybe he can marry another child prodigy... his sister? ewwww
One of two things is going to happen.
One, he's going to have that television drama moment where he'll come to the realization, "Holy crap, what the hell have I've been doing!? I just missed something!" It's cliche, but we do come to that moment in our lives where we realize something's missing in life. For Sho, it just might be the rest of it. He says he wants to help people, but given what little we know about him, does he have enough of life experiences to know exactly what he's trying to help?
The second thing? I have no idea. I was being impetuous when I typed the first sentence.
Why does age really matter for being a doctor? Maturity is much more important. If the kid can handle the medical profession then I support him.
I know a lot of immature senior citizens, and several mature teenagers. Age shouldn't be a factor at all. Most of us, including me, are jealous of the kid because we aren't that smart.
Luckily jealous people like us don't run the University of Chicago's medical school. Its good to see one school in America that actually supports child prodigies.
that's an amazing achievement. i respect that.
his mother must be one of those crazy competitive parents pitting her kid against all the other asian kids.
I bet she's winning.
Because 21 year-olds without MD/PhD's can't get laid?
Oh I read it as "banging" instead of "bagging". I'm a dirty boy.
I would just be wondering about his social life, to be honest. Studying around kids double-triple your age? I'm just picturing myself in a class with 40-60 year olds for comparison.