Did she periodically take a hiatus from school to found other companies? Was she in school part-time? I certainly don't fault anyone for dropping out of a grad school program, but completing two years of medical school (if that's the case) is a far cry from "practically a doctor," like the article describes.
I entered medical school in 2011 on the traditional path (very much full-time). During my third year, after I had passed the Step 1 board exams and had started treating patients, I became familiar with the benefits and limitations of our patient management and diagnostic software.
At that time I put in for my first leave of absence, while I remained an enrolled student. I moved to San Francisco and began exploring the technology development. I planned to return for the completion of my medical degree, however with the recent success of Medal, I've opted to remain in San Francisco.
During my time away, I collaborated with the business school and other in-degree and cross curriculum programs; my program shuffled my electives so that I was completing them part-time while away. Core medical rotations cannot be completed part time, and I still had four left.
Hope this answers your question.
Where is Medal based? (I assume Boston, but the web page has no location info.)
Medal works with one of the authors of HIPAA to ensure that we meet all current legislation and a security expert to ensure that we meet the highest standards of trusted data management. Furthermore, Medal goes above and beyond to create an environment of transparency (for example, we rewrite our releases in plain language).
Medal is based in San Francisco, but we perform installations nationwide.
If you would like to discuss an installation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can learn more about our team, advisors, and represenation and our prior work here:
A few highlights of initiatives led & founded by Medal's team, legal representation, and advisors in the past:
Co-wrote Department of Health & Human Services National Interoperability Survey
Architected SHRINE, [Harvard Research Interchange, 70+ institutions, over 6 million patients]
Worked with Microsoft to repair a critical flaw in DNS