Adding even more to Skyler’s busy schedule as a first-year medical student are the many demands of being a young father of two. When he finishes class, he comes home to help his wife care for their children, both of whom are under two years old. He spends the early evenings with his family and picks up the phone to study with Nathan primarily after his son’s bedtime.
“It’s been so meaningful to be together as a family,” Nathan said. “We’ve gone through some tough, stressful moments, but the fact that we have each other makes all the difference.”
In the next year, the brothers will enter their clerkship training—which can be in Bryan-College Station, Round Rock, Dallas or Houston. They hope to be placed at the same location so they can continue their medical school journey together.
After medical school, Skyler hopes to pursue anesthesiology, largely due to the influence of his anesthesiologist all those years ago. “I love anesthesia and being able to comfort someone when they are having this really scary time in their life and about to have surgery,” he said. “And I’m going to make sure they’re comfortable for this.”
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