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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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Ogochukwu Marietta Ezeoke

Motivated by a personal family experience with cancer, Ogochukwu is pursuing oncology and medical research.

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Osose Oboh

A daughter of immigrants, Osose witnessed the complexities of navigating the healthcare system from an early age and felt called to pursue a career in medicine.

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Pavan Mehat

Pavan on why he's glad he took time to get a master's degree before medical school, and the importance of doing activities because you're passionate about them, not just because you think they'll look good on your application.

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Rebecca M. Lynch

Rebecca, who has dyslexia and struggled with general chemistry, says her biggest obstacle was overcoming self-doubt. She wants to remind premeds that no one expects you to be perfect and not to give up.

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Renee Ridley

After working as a nurse and professor for 30 years, and taking the MCAT exam 5 times, Renee is in medical school pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a doctor.

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Rev. Suzanne Watson

The Rev. Suzanne Watson

After a career in the church, Suzanne decided to pursue medicine at the age of 48. She says you're never too old to live your dreams.

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Ricci Regina Rivera Sylla

Ricci was rejected the first time she applied to medical school. Luckily, a program at her state's medical school helped her figure out why she didn't get in.
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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

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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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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