That's why he decided to document these events on an Internet blog he calls Vitum Medicinus, which Moore defines as “a loose Latin translation of 'A Life of Medicine.'”
Vitum Medicinus is already full of stories of Moore being trained as a physician, including his time shadowing doctors in the emergency ward, watching neurosurgery, and completing a paramedic ride-along. He has written about everything from learning how to remain professional during his first intimate patient breast exam to performing CPR on a patient in the back of a swaying ambulance.
“I'm so amazed that so many people around the world have found my blog and read it regularly,” says Moore. “I've had all sorts of people leave comments - people from many backgrounds, and even a medical school faculty member from England telling me he wanted to use one of my stories in a lecture.”
Getting into medicine can be a significant challenge – generally only one out of every ten applicants is accepted – and applicants must not only obtain good grades in their undergraduate degree, but also present a well-rounded application, which Moore says TWU helped him achieve.
“The opportunities that TWU gave me - like working in the molecular genetics lab at TWU, my leadership experiences there, and performing with the TWU choir at Carnegie Hall – all helped me stand out from the crowd,” says Moore. “TWU has consistently produced excellent applicants for medical school,” he adds. “This year alone, over ten TWU students have been invited for interviews for the medical program at UBC.”
Moore may never star in a medical TV drama, but he's just as happy doing and writing about the real thing. “Thanks to my experiences at Trinity Western University, I'm living my dream of starting a life of medicine.”
Vitum Medicinus: A Life of Medicine can be found online at http://www.vitummedicinus.com.
Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 39 major areas of study ranging from business, communications and education to biotechnology and nursing, and offers 15 graduate degrees in such areas as counseling psychology, business, the humanities, theology and administrative leadership.
Last Updated: 2007-10-11