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Inspiring Stories

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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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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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George Hanna

George Hanna

After growing up in an under-served community and surviving a life-threatening car accident, George pursued his dream through hard work, faith, and great medical care.
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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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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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Jessica Means

Jessica Means

Jessica shares how she balances going to medical school and being a professional pianist.
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Juliet Siena Okoroh

Juliet Siena Okoroh

Juliet, a first generation immigrant to the U.S., started off working her way through community college and took two years off before medical school.
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Julio Mendoza

Julio Mendoza

Chronic pain and hospitalizations exposed Julio to medicine at a young age, now he wants to use his experiences to help others.
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Justin Mauser

Justin's two unsuccessful application cycles allowed him to have gap year experiences that confirmed medicine was right for him, including becoming an EMT, scribing, and doing a cross-country bike tour for charity.
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Kanani Titchen

Kanani Titchen

How Kanani applies the skills learned through the arts and her experience working with at-risk youth to her career in medicine.
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Kelly Cawcutt, MD

Dr. Cawcutt, who was a first generation college student, says her story proves that it does not matter who you are or what your background is – you can succeed at becoming a physician.
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Kendrick Williams

After shadowing radiation oncologists, Kendrick decided to change careers to pursue medicine thanks to the support of his wife and daughter.
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Kevin Pho

Kevin Pho, MD

Dr. Pho explains how he divides his day between blogging, writing for mainstream publications, seeing patients, and spending time with his family.
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Kofi Mensah

Kofi Mensah

Kofi's work with children with terminal illnesses led him to pursue an MD and a PhD
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