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Inspiring Stories

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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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Aaron Hillis Palmer

Aaron Hollis Palmer

Aaron grew up in project housing and dropped out of college twice before applying to medical school.
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Adul Hassan

Abdul Hassan

Abdul is inspired by his mother's nearly fatal medical complications and his late mentor's battle with cancer.
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Abraar Karan

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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Adam Aponte

Adam Aponte, MD

Dr. Aponte shares stories about his underprivileged background on a radio show in New York City.
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Adam Benjamin

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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Ahmad Hider

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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Aisa Iyawe

Aisa, an immigrant who experienced homelessness after moving to the US, says her hardships provided opportunities for growth and motivated her to become a doctor and work with underserved populations.

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Alexa M. Mieses

Alexa shares that no matter where you come from or who you are, you can be a doctor. Often the tricky part is finding the support and guidance necessary to realize your dreams.
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Alex Gannon

Alex Gannon

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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Allison Lyle

Allison Lyle

Allison got accepted on her fourth application to medical school. She shares mistakes from her first three applications and how she stayed motivated.
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Amanda Colbert

Amanda Colbert

Amanda talks about the importance of supportive family and friends and not giving up on medical school.
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Amber Rae Wang

Amber Rae Wang

Because of her interest in biology, law enforcement, and death investigation, Amber knew in high school she wanted to be a forensic pathologist.
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Ana Jimenez

A former nurse, and mother of three, Ana decided it wasn't too late to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor.

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Analise McGreal

Analise, the first in her family to attend college, changed career paths from psychiatric research to medicine because she was inspired to work with patients.
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Andrew (Andy) Stephen Cruz, MD

Dr. Cruz, a music major and pianist, was inspired to pursue medicine after graduate school by the homeless, uninsured population in his hometown.
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