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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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Aaron Hillis Palmer

Aaron Hollis Palmer

Aaron grew up in project housing and dropped out of college twice before applying to medical school.
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Adul Hassan

Abdul Hassan

Abdul is inspired by his mother's nearly fatal medical complications and his late mentor's battle with cancer.
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Abraar Karan

Abraar explored journalism, photography, and entrepreneurship but decided on medicine so he can care for people in low-income regions of the world.
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Adam Aponte

Adam Aponte, MD

Dr. Aponte shares stories about his underprivileged background on a radio show in New York City.
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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

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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Amanda Colbert

Amanda Colbert

Amanda talks about the importance of supportive family and friends and not giving up on medical school.
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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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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 P. Ordon

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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