Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN and a practicing neuro-surgeon , was the 2012 commencement speaker at his alma mater , the University of Michigan . His speech , which offered the students ten life lessons, was well received by the audience of 50,000. Many of the ” life lessons ” were culled from daily life with his wife and two young daughters and his speech contained flashes of humor . One anecdote that he related bears repeating.
It seems that, recently, he was driving with his five year old daughter in the backseat when he looked in the mirror and saw that she had picked up his stethoscope.
” Ah ” , he thought to himself ” Looks like she ‘ll be a doctor when she grows up.”
As he continued to watch, she took the stethoscope close to her mouth and announced ” Welcome to McDonald’s. May I take your order ?”