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There's a story behind every application. Read about some of the inspiring journeys others have made from applicant to medical student to physician.

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Inspiring Stories
Aaron grew up in project housing and dropped out of college twice before applying to medical school.
Aaron Hillis Palmer
Inspiring Stories
Abdul is inspired by his mother's nearly fatal medical complications and his late mentor's battle with cancer.
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Inspiring Stories
Abraar explored journalism, photography, and entrepreneurship but decided on medicine so he can care for people in low-income regions of the world.
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Overcoming Illness
Adam's Crohn’s disease diagnosis at the age of nine, and knowing that so many others struggle with the disease, has motivated him to pursue a career in medicine
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Overcoming Illness
After his younger brother was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, Ahmad was inspired to go to medical school to be a voice for those living with chronic illness.
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Breaking Through Barriers
Aisa, an immigrant who experienced homelessness after moving to the US, says her hardships provided opportunities for growth and motivated her to become a docto
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Inspiring Stories
Alexa M. Mieses shares her journey to medical school as a first-generation college student.
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Inspiring Stories
As a gay and transgender med student, Alex tells applicants it's okay to be themselves when applying and selecting a medical school.
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Inspiring Stories
Allison got accepted on her fourth application to medical school. She shares mistakes from her first three applications and how she stayed motivated.
Allison Lyle
Inspiring Stories
Because of her interest in biology, law enforcement, and death investigation, Amber knew in high school she wanted to be a forensic pathologist.
Amber Rae Wang