There's a story behind every application. Read about some of the inspiring journeys others have made from applicant to medical student to physician.
Andrew P. Ordon, MD
Dr. Ordon balances careers as a surgeon and informational talk show host, and explains how his experience on an Emmy-winning television show led him to volunteer for medical charities around the world.
Andy took the MCAT exam seven times and applied to medical school twice before getting one interview and acceptance. He reminds premeds to have faith in themselves and that perseverance and grit are important for a career in medicine.
Anthony R. Rodriguez, MD
Antonio had to boost his GPA, retake the MCAT exam, and reapply to medical school, but he was motivated by the lack of primary care physicians and health care disparities in his community.
Antonio J. Webb, M.D.
Aretha Delight Davis
Haidn changed careers to go to medical school, and now balances research and advocacy to make the medical field more inclusive and supportive for LGBTQ+ students, providers, and patients.
Jaclyn left her career in finance to pursue a career in medicine. Now she balances medical school with being a parent.
Jacquelyn K. Francis
Following an injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down, Jeff wasn't sure if he'd be able to go to medical school, but he continued to pursue his dream.