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M.D., Year III

Mount Juliet, TN

Undergraduate School and Major 
Belmont University 
Music (Piano)

Specialty/Career Plans
Pediatrics perhaps - still open

Extracurricular Activities
Running, music, and playing with our Dalmation 

Marital Status

Chris Cropsey
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Why Quillen
I really liked the small class size and the personal attention that was given to each student. I also was amazed at how friendly everyone was and the fact that people here had a life outside of school. 

Being a Quillen Student 
I enjoy being around other highly intelligent students that work to help each other, not to out-perform each other. I also like that my professors are genuinely interested in my achievement. 

Juggling School and Family 
It is difficult, there's no question about it. My wife is a nurse and works nights, so I try to do as much studying as possible while she's gone. Setting boundaries is really important (and I could definitely do better). 

Life Outside the Classroom
I try to get in some exercise whenever possible to maintain sanity. I think it is important too to spend time doing things that have nothing to do with medicine. When I have free time, I try to really detach and avoid letting school overtake every aspect of my life. Even grocery shopping with my wife is a pleasant break. 

Living In Northeast Tennessee
This area of the state is absolutely beautiful - the mountains form a gorgeous backdrop. I'm a small-town boy at heart, so living in a less populous area is really nice. Johnson City is a great balance because you don't have the problems of a big city (traffic, pollution, etc.) but you still get the amenities (major stores and restaurants, etc.).   

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