<P>MEDICINE NOTES Then & Now DR. PENELOPE K. MANASCO, M 84 & DR. TRAVIS MANASCO, M 13 Dr. Penelope K. Manasco, a pediatric endocrinologist, leads MANA Consulting LLC, a Denver company that consults on innovative uses of technology for clinical research. Her son, Dr. Travis Manasco, graduated from Tulane this year and is pursuing a residency in emergency medicine at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Travis Manasco, M 13, with his mother, Dr. Penelope Manasco, M 84, at commencement. Why did you enter medicine? Dr. Penelope K. Manasco (PM): I went into medicine because my passion was to be a clinical researcher. Dr. Travis Manasco (TM): I was an international business major. Of all my classes, biology was the one I really enjoyed. I spoke with my advisor about going into medicine, and of course my mom being a doctor helped. Why did you choose Tulane? PM: My husband and I came to New Orleans because he could go to law school while I went to med school. New Orleans is in our heart and soul. We jumped at the chance to live there and really know the city. TM: When I decided to go to medical school, my parents said, Why dont you check out Tulane? So I visited and loved it. What were your classes like? PM: For the ?rst two years I dont believe we had any clinical courses. I remember smelling like formaldehyde in anatomy and neuroanatomy, physiology and pathology. During the third year we did clinical rotations at Charity Hospital. In my fourth year I did rotations at Tulane, but also did two months at the National Institutes of Health in the Washington, D.C., area. TM: The ?rst two years were mainly classwork. I would go to lectures then head to the library to study. There were courses that teach the humanistic side of medicine, taking you out of the classroom and putting you into the clinical setting. One great thing about Tulane is the requirement to do community service, which could be working for Habitat for Humanity or working in a clinic. What was your worst exam? PM: For me it was anatomy because Im terrible at memorization. TM: The Step 1 medical licensing exam, the culmination of everything you have learned during the ?rst two years of medical school. What was your ?rst patient experience? PM: Trying to put an IV in a lady in Charity as a third-year med student, and not being very successful. TM: As a ?rst-year medical student, providing TB tests at a clinic at the Ozanam Inn, a homeless shelter. What advice would you give to a new medical student? PM: Most of medical school is focused on straight clinical care, but the things you can do with a medical degree and your training are without limit. Use all of your creativity to create opportunities throughout your career. TM: Dont listen to people who are negative about the outlook for medicine. There is a lot of good in the ?eld, and in the end its a very rewarding profession. I would say: enjoy it. 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