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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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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.

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Andrew Zureick

Andrew Zureick

As a first year medical student, Andrew co-authored a guidebook for high school and college students in STEM majors and careers. Now he's taking a gap year during medical school to pursue full-time research.
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Andy Chen

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.

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Anthony R. Rodriguez, MD

Dr. Rodriguez discusses his earliest mentors and influences and offers guidance for aspiring doctors.
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Antonio Garcia

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.

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Antonio J. Webb, M.D.

Dr. Webb applied to medical school three times before getting accepted, and now he's an orthopedic surgeon.
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Areatha Delight Davis

Aretha Delight Davis

Her father's illness inspired her to pursue a career in medicine after six years of practicing law.
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Arhanti Sadanand

Arhanti taught a Medical Spanish elective for her peers in medical school to help them establish rapport with their Spanish speaking patients, and hopes to continue to incorporate the Spanish language in her career in pediatrics.
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Haidn Foster

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.

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Jaclyn Dovico

Jaclyn Dovico

Jaclyn left her career in finance to pursue a career in medicine. Now she balances medical school with being a parent.

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Jacquelyn K. Francis

Jacquelyn K. Francis

Growing up in St. Lucia, Jacquelyn witnessed social and economic hardships that inspired her to become a physician.
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Jasmine Johnson

Jasmine Johnson

How one medical student balances life as a newlywed and a mother.
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Jason Han

Jason's family came to America when he was ten years old, and he was inspired by his mother's work with elderly Korean immigrants. Now he's starting his residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
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Jeff Mahlum

Jeff Mahlum

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.

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Jennifer Ellis

Jennifer Ellis, MD

Dr. Ellis, who majored in philosophy in college says, "Keep your eye on the prize, ask for help if you need it, and hold yourself to the highest standard."
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