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Information for people contemplating
a career in emergency medicine and
other medical specialties

By Kevin Pezzi, MD

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Kevin Pezzi, MD
Kevin Pezzi, MD

After graduating in the top 1% of his class from Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Pezzi practiced emergency medicine for 11 years. He was one of the few people in the country to be elected to Alpha Omega Alpha after the second year of medical school. He wrote several books and developed numerous web sites, such as ones that give Internet users free ways to combat spam, track information they want to follow, create keyword lists by dragging and dropping, and balance braces, parentheses, brackets, and tags in their computer code. Dr. Pezzi has thousands of inventions to date, including a handful of big ideas that will change the world, helping people in myriad ways and enriching his investors. He is currently developing a device that will make you wonder if you've been teleported a century into the future. You're probably jaded by other gizmos that were lavished with “it will change the world” hype before they were released, only to be met with “That's it?” yawns after they were unveiled. Just wait. As M. C. Escher said, "Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible."


Dr. Pezzi developed a new technique of fractional multiplication, in spite of his lifelong aversion to math. He beat Bill Gates on a test of mathematical ability and logic. Dr. Pezzi is also the innovator of several medical procedures. His brother has called him "the absent-minded Professor," a characterization that is not without merit. For example, while a college student at Michigan State University, he once went into the wrong room to take a final exam. Even though he was not enrolled in the class, he scored 147 out of 150, easily the highest score achieved by any of the hundreds of students taking the test. As a sophomore in college, he decided that his future was in the CIA, not medicine, so he skipped most of organic chemistry. Three days before the final, he changed his mind, crammed, and received a 4.0 for the course. In spite of seriously misjudging the optimal strategy for taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), he scored astronomically. A government official once claimed that Dr. Pezzi achieved the highest score ever attained on an IQ test administered nationwide, although Pezzi dismisses this as disingenuous pandering.

Dr. Pezzi has been interviewed numerous times on television and radio, and also in various newspapers, web sites, and magazines, including Men's Health, AARP The Magazine (the world's largest circulation magazine), AMNews (a publication of the American Medical Association), Entertainment Weekly, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Cooking Light, Pool & Spa News (I kid you not! :-), and others.

He enjoys inventing, thinking, programming computers, baking, dating, bicycling, traveling, working in his shop, moving dirt with his tractor and bulldozer, building microhomes and giving them to homeless people, being kind to animals, being outdoors, reading, and of course writing. And did I mention inventing? Despite living in a culture that often ridicules new ideas, there is nothing better than thinking of new ideas to help people.

“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”
Walter Bagehot

“The thing about smart people is that they seem like crazy people to dumb people.”
Anonymous

“If people aren't calling you crazy, you aren't thinking big enough.”
Richard Branson

“Crazy ideas sometimes work, and the technological society that we have is built on a foundation of those crazy ideas that work.”
Nathan Myhrvold

“You know, I've got a plan that could rescue Apple. I can't say any more than that it's the perfect product and the perfect strategy for Apple. But nobody there will listen to me.”
Steve Jobs, 1995

“A man with a new idea is a crank—until the idea succeeds.”
Mark Twain

“Invention requires a long-term willingness to be misunderstood.”
Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO

“In heaven all the interesting people are missing.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“The great artists of the world are never Puritans, and seldom even ordinarily respectable. No virtuous man—that is, virtuous in the YMCA sense—has ever painted a picture worth looking at, or written a symphony worth hearing, or a book worth reading.”
H. L. Mencken
(some interesting science suggests why that is true)

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