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17Dr.MicheleGlasgowOneWomansAmotheroffourapracticingphysicianaphysicianswifeandakeymemberofMidwestOrthopaedicInstitutesteamofspecialistsDr.MicheleGlasgowwouldappearatrsttobeamiracleofcompartmentalization.HowelsewouldonecompetentlyplaytheseverydistinctbutsimilarlydemandingrolesAndyetasshebeginstalkingaboutherfamilyhercommunityandherworkyoubegintoappreciatealifethatisgroundednotinseparationbutratherinanartfulintegration.Raisedamongtherowhousesofpost-WorldWarIIQueensNewYorkMichelesaysthatanytwochildreninherneighborhoodcouldholdhandsinadrivewayandtouchthehousesoneithersidewiththeirfreehands.Wehadtonsofkidsinourneighborhoodandwewerealllivingveryclosetogether.ItwasfunbutIalwayswantedtomoveoutofthatcrowdedurbanenvironment.Michelesearlydesiretobeaveterinarianultimatelyledherdownapathtowardmedicineandmayalsohavehadsomethingtodowithherlongingtoescapecitylife.Hervisionofthefutureincludedfarmsanimalsandarurallifestyle.HoweveritwasonlyaftershehadcompletedhermedicaltraininginNewYorkandPhiladelphiagottenmarriedandgivenbirthtoherrsttwochildrenthatthedreamofsettlinginmorewide-openspacesbecameareality.MicheleisagraduateofJohnsHopkinsUniversityandMountSinaiSchoolofMedicinebutshemetandmarriedfellowphysicianSteveGlasgowduringhergeneralsurgeryresidencyattheUniversityofPennsylvania.Atthetimeshewasprimarilyinterestedinbecomingaheartsurgeonbutthegruelingroutinethataccompaniedthisspecialtymadeherrethinkherpriorities.AtPennmostofthecardiacresidentsdidayearortwoofresearchsaysMichele.Thenyoudidyourgeneralsurgeryresidencyfollowedbyseveralyearsofcardiacsurgerytrainingfollowedbymoreresearch.Duringmythree-monthcardiacrotationIwasoncalleveryothernightwhichmeantIwasupallnightandgenerallygothomearound830p.m.thefollowingdayonlytobebackatthehospitalat530a.m.tomakepatientrounds.IdidthisforthosethreemonthsandthenIsaidtomyselfIcantdothisifIwantafamilyandalifeoutsideofmedicine.PathtoFulfillmentTHENNOW