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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
Her sister's cancer diagnosis, an unsuccessful first application cycle, and a pivot to study aviation were all milestones along Deena’s path to medicine.
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Inspiring Stories
Shira Lanyi shares her journey to medical school
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Inspiring Stories
Issac Duggan shares his journey to medical school.
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Inspiring Stories
Isiah Duggan shares his path to medical school.
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Inspiring Stories
Aaron grew up in project housing and dropped out of college twice before applying to medical school.
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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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