Being that I was 2 years older - I set out to college first. All the way to New Mexico - rode a Greyhound bus - but that story is in another podcast. Melissa struggle din college a bit. Joined a sorority, dabbled in drugs, chased boys a subsequently made it a bit more difficult to get into medical school. Many people thought Melissa was smart because she was a doctor. The actual story is that Melissa became a DO only because it was the only NYITCOOM was the only school she could get into after having to do extra activities (Israel) to offset her less than stellar grades and MCAT scores. Such big hair back in the 80's!