During my sophomore year, I decided I would like to drop out of
medical school for a semester in order to work in the upcoming North
Carolina governor's race. I approached Dr Stead with my rather foolish
He looked off into space for a prolonged time, as only he can do,
and said, "Mr. Taylor, some students need only three years to finish
medical school and others require five. I guess you're one of those who
My plans dissolved when my parents learned of my foolishness. I
finished in four years.