I went on a small ski trip when I was 14 and I enjoyed skiing. However, it wasn't until a few years ago in my freshman year of college that I was invited out to ski at Mount Hood in Oregon and at Whistler that I truly fell in love with the sport! In the past few years, I have tried to ski as much as possible over my winter breaks etc. But it's been hard to ski while living in DC for college and in my hometown in southern NJ close to Philadelphia. Also, after dealing with a serious illness and losing all of large intestines, it's been a long, painful road for me getting back in physical form and getting healthy enough to ski, let alone return to my pre-medical studies in college. I almost died, and therefore, I made a promise to myself to do more of the things that I want to do in life and to work hard while also enjoying myself along the way. One of those things high up on my list is skiing, the other (I guess more important) thing is becoming a doctor and helping others who are sic and suffering.
I go to school in Washington, DC and I'll be graduating by this December or the latest in May 2014. As I plan on going to medical school, I am currently researching potential schools to apply to this summer. I know that I want to move out west so that I can ski part time and enjoy myself while working hard in school. I'm wondering if anyone on here knows of the best medical schools out west within short distances of major ski areas? Also, I'm curious if anyone on here has any experience themselves or knows of others who have successfully gone through medical school while being able to ski in their free time? I've looked at Colorado at Denver, OSHU in Oregon, UW in Seattle, and a few other schools, but I'm curious if anyone else has any input?
Thank you for any help or input!