About the Author

About the Author

My given name is Ryan Michael Iwasiw

Aliases include: Silver back, Vanilla Gorilla, EvashUcrushU, and most recently The Skeptical Samurai

Relevant Professional history includes the following:

-I obtained my Nursing diploma in 2000, and my Nursing Degree in 2002.  Since that time I have worked in a variety of different clinical settings

-In the fall of 2007 I began work on my Masters of Nursing/Nurse Practitioner.  I completed my graduate studies as of August 2009.  I worked full time (and then some) for just three years in both urban and rural Manitoba serving some very diverse patient populations.

-Having finished my graduate studies i figured, “hey 6 years of post secondary education is not nearly enough”!  So with that in mind I completed and submitted my application for medical school.  As noted in the a dedicated blog post my applicant was successful!  I am currently in my last year of medical school in CowTown, Alberta, and on schedule for graduation as part of the class of 2015!

Relevant personal history includes the following:

-I am relatively (not so) new to the skeptical community, having only become involved in skepticism since late 2006.

-When i started this blog I was residing in Canada’s version of Russia (read as: Manitoba), with my lovely wife and our two crazy bulldogs.  Since being accepted to medical school the entire crew relocated to CowTown, Alberta.

-When I am not studying studying or updating this blog, I enjoy reading (typically non-fiction, but i have been know to read a good novel from time to time), watching movies (i am a sucker for a good documentary), listening to music (everything from blues to extreme black metal), weight lifting, playing/studying chess, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, walking/playing with the bulldogs, and most of all spending time with my lovely wife.

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