Personality: Warm and outgoing, with an excellent bedside manner. He loves to joke around alot, and despite being a doctor, he doesn't spend all his time talking about work. Instead, when he's not working he prefers to talk about nearly anything BUT medicine. He can be a bit much for some who think of him as your average stereotypical doctor; especially because he loves to talk. Most importantly though, is that he also loves to listen with makes him very attune to other people.
Fears: Spiders. He absolutely HATES spiders. Loathes them in fact. This is his biggest fear, and the bigger the spider, the worse the fear. He's also afraid of ghosts--he does believe that they exist and when he was younger he dabbled in paranormal investigation and had, shall we say, an "experience" that he has yet to tell anyone else about. Since then, he has been terrified of anything related to ghosts, demons, etc.
Likes: Mexican food, video games, shooting his pistol, and of course, his job. He also loves listening to other people, and has always been fascinated with the stars as a child.
Dislikes: He abhors spiders in every form, from the smallest little arachnid to the giant Goliath Bird Eating spiders. He dislikes people who are too self-centered as well. Finally, he really dislikes those who are very close-minded.
Favorite food: Michael would say it's a tossup between a good old fashioned hamburger or a taco salad.
Favorite drink: Mountain Dew--he loves his caffeine.
Hobbies: He plays video games when not at work. Other than that, he really enjoys socializing with other people, or watching a good movie.
Habits: Although he is a doctor, he tends to bite his nails when he gets nervous. He also likes to play poker, but as he's rather good, this habit hasn't yet cost him.
Profession: He is the doctor of the bunch.
Reason why your on this ship: The ship needed a Doctor, and Michael was growing tired of the ordinary life he was living. It was rather dull, and he's always been curious about space. He'd always said if he could do it over again, he would want to be an astronaut instead of a doctor--so how could he turn down the opportunity to explore the unknown?
Background: He graduated High School at 17 instead of the usual 18. He immediate enrolled in medicine because biology always fascinated him. He graduated medical school in 5 years instead of the usual 8-10. His is an especially knowledgeable geneticist and worked to study various diseases and viruses to help find cures. Still, he missed the patient interaction from his clinical days, so he decided to get back into the more "mundane" side of things. Still, when he's not seeing patients, he would often be caught in the hospital's lab, going over various blood samples or studying various diseases for the fun of it. The Hospital didn't mind, considering how well he did his job.
The one thing that's always plagued him is the idea that there's more to life. he's always looked at the starts, and found that he really wants to know what is out there. When he was offered a position aboard a SPACE ship, to actually be able to fulfill his dream of seeing Earth from a brand new perspective, there was no way in hell he could bring himself to turn it down. Thus, he ended up aboard the ship, doing the job he loves, and also fulfilling a long-time dream of his. He considers himself a very lucky man.