Author: Dan Gates

Dan Gates Dan Gates (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Indiana University School of Medicine


I am the proud father of 3 wonderful children. The oldest two are girls, Devyn and Myra, and my son, Corbin, is the youngest. My wife, Heather, and I are both medical professionals. She recently finished her master’s degree and is a pediatric nurse practitioner. I graduated from Center Grove High School in 2002, and immediately joined the US Army. After serving 5 years as a medic (2 tours to Iraq), I came home to study chemistry at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana with the goal of attending medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. I’m currently in my final year, and I will match into Family Medicine this spring.




Doctor Dad: A Husband and Father of Three in Med School

How do you find a balance in medical school? “There is no balance,” she said. This was not what I wanted to hear. We were talking about remaining competitive in medical school without giving up a social life. This administrator is an MD and has a PhD in education; she knows what she’s saying. She explained how her eight-year-old gets a few hours after work, but then she often sacrifices sleep to stay on top …

Dan Gates Dan Gates (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Indiana University School of Medicine


I am the proud father of 3 wonderful children. The oldest two are girls, Devyn and Myra, and my son, Corbin, is the youngest. My wife, Heather, and I are both medical professionals. She recently finished her master’s degree and is a pediatric nurse practitioner. I graduated from Center Grove High School in 2002, and immediately joined the US Army. After serving 5 years as a medic (2 tours to Iraq), I came home to study chemistry at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana with the goal of attending medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. I’m currently in my final year, and I will match into Family Medicine this spring.