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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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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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Ryan Gamlin

Ryan Gamlin

After having a career on the business side of medicine, Ryan decided he wanted to become a doctor to make a real impact on people and communities.
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Sabrina Clerssaint

When Sabrina wasn't successful the first time she applied to medical school, she used the setback as an opportunity to recharge and become a medical scribe.

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Sarah Mongiello Bernstein

Sarah Mongiello Bernstein

Sarah talks about overcoming her illness and tells others that it's okay get to medical school on their own timeline.

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Shani Muhammad

Shani Muhammad

How Shani and her husband coordinate their schedules so that she can achieve her dreams of being a great parent and doctor.

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Stephanie Hope Smith

A member of the Cherokee Nation, Stephanie became interested in medicine at a young age when her father was shot in the line of duty and became a quadriplegic patient.

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Canon Brodar

Canon was admitted to medical school on his third application cycle. His advice for others is to apply broadly and that patience and persistence are key.

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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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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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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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