Louis-Paul Medoupe, MD
Author of: Life Between the Earpieces
I came of age in the cauldron of the Sixties. I found myself at one of the nation's bastions of technology majoring in engineering while a vocal counterculture argued that machines mattered less than people. I agreed, and chose to pursue a career in medicine.
I received my M.D. degree from the an accredited Pennsylvania college, and completed a residency in Family Practice. I worked as an Emergency Department physician for thirteen years and as a family practitioner. I presently reside in the Northeast with my wife and two children. When not with them or at work, I can often be found at a local rink playing ice hockey.
People are at the same time the source of a physician's greatest joys and most troubling vexations. In two decades of medical practice I have experienced both extremes, and I began writing as a means of venting some of those feelings. Life Between The Earpieces started out as a personal journal, and evolved into an attempt to allow the reader to walk a few steps in my shoes. I hope you find it worthy.
Five Words I Would Use to Describe Myself:
contemplative, nonconformist, insecure, left-handed, multi-faceted.
Advice to Aspiring Authors
Write from your own experience. Each human lives alone, unable to feel first-hand emotions other than our own. Art is the only way we can share those experiences, and feel less isolated. I have heard some advise authors to resist the "autobiographical" urge, and yet it seems artificial to write about that which we have not personally experienced.
Other Published books/articles:
I have several previous articles published in "The Cortlandt Forum" and "Medical Economics".
"One hundred percent of the shots you don't take, don't score." - Wayne Gretzky
Ain't no time to hate.
Barely time to wait
Wo, oh, what I want to know:
Where does the time go?
- Grateful Dead
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