The medical industry has been going through some tough times as of late, so the decision to pursue a career as a doctor is a weighty one.

The medical industry has been going through some tough times as of late, so the decision to pursue a career as a doctor is a weighty one. A former Montevideo graduate has made that decision: Michell Moe applied and was accepted in the University of Minnesota, Duluth Medical School.

Moe, who graduated from Montevideo in 2014, will graduate this coming spring from St. Olaf College with a bachelor’s degree in Norwegian. Although not the most common of degrees, Moe has found it useful in his current job as a resident aide at a retirement community in Northfield. “I’ve been speaking Norwegian and talking about my study abroad experiences in Norway with quite a few of the residents, which they absolutely light up about!” he said.

His study abroad in Norway hasn’t been his only experience. In fact, Moe has had experiences that most young people his age will never have.

During his college career, Moe has also completed internships with TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington, Hennepin County Medical Center in minneapolis, and an international medical relief post in  Nicaragua.

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