There's a story behind every application. Read about some of the inspiring journeys others have made from applicant to medical student to physician.
University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, 2019 His father's illness inspired Eric to leave his engineering career to pursue medicine.
Emily battled viral encephalitis for years during college, and now as a MD/PhD student, she reminds premeds that it's okay to ask for help.
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.
After overcoming a spinal cord injury, Cheri decided that she was not sick or flawed because she moved around on wheels instead of on two feet. Today, she brings this sense of acceptance and positive self-identity to patients.
Carl started medical school after owning an automotive repair business for twenty-five years. He says it's never too late to do something you're passionate about!
Both Brittani and her sister are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of diverse doctors.
Claudia has had multiple hospitalizations, brain surgeries, and health issues throughout medical school but has finished her second year. Her advice to premeds is to never give up on your dream.
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.
After a brain injury and terminal diagnosis, Ariel decided to still go to medical school. Now she's in her second year.
Brandi suffered from imposter syndrome in medical school. But her twin sister, who was going through medical school at the same time, served as her biggest inspiration.
Brian H. Williams, MD
Dr. Williams spent six years in the Air Force as an aeronautical engineer before pursuing a career in medicine.
A former nurse, and mother of three, Ana decided it wasn't too late to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor.
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.
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.