before i went to law school i completed medicalschool and i completed an internship, and i’m a licensed physician, which makes me amedical doctor. and that has been one of the most important things that i have done inmy life and in my career because it helped tremendously in the career path that i havechosen in handling military and veterans medical malpractice cases. because i am a physician,i am able to pick up a set of medical records and i can read and understand what’s in themedical records. non-physicians may not be able to do that. and as a result, i may nothave to send out a set of records to an outside physician to look at and wait for them totell me what’s in the medical records.