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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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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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Ariel Dempsey

After a brain injury and terminal diagnosis, Ariel decided to still go to medical school. Now she's in her second year.

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Ashtin Jeney

Ashtin is a first generation college graduate from a rural community who is interested in public health and health policy.

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Blake Charlton

After "riding the short bus to second grade," Blake was inspired to overcome his disability, publish a novel for young disabled people, and then go to medical school.

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Brandi Jackson

Brandi suffered from imposter syndrome in medical school. But her twin sister, who was going through medical school at the same time, served as her biggest inspiration.

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Brent Monseur

Brent's interest in space exploration and reproductive health have led him to a specialty in Aerospace Gynecology.

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Brittani James

Both Brittani and her sister are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of diverse doctors.

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Britt DeRuyter

A former nurse, and mother of four young children, Britt wants other non-traditional students to know that determination and motivation are more important in determining success than the time in your life that you start medical school.

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Carl Allamby

Carl started medical school after owning an automotive repair business for twenty-five years. He says it's never too late to do something you're passionate about!

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Carl G. Streed Jr.

As an openly gay med student, and now physician, Carl is an advocate for LGBT health at the national policy level.

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Cesar Eber Montelongo Hernandez

Cesar couldn't apply to medical school when he first graduated from college due to his undocumented status. Now he's in a MD-PhD program and hopes to practice in the Southwest where there's a high need for Spanish-speaking physicians.

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Chanel Fischetti

Chanel's desire to become an advocate for the deaf community motivated her to apply to medical school. Her advice for overcoming obstacles along the journey to medicine is to “remember why you started."

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Chigozirim Ekeke

After being discouraged and teased about his Nigerian heritage growing up, Chigozirim shares his journey to medical school with students from his hometown.

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Christina Tull

Growing up in Indonesia, Christina noticed her community's lack of access to healthcare. When an earthquake hit her hometown, she joined the relief effort and became interested in medicine.

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Claudia Martinez

Claudia has had multiple hospitalizations, brain surgeries, and health issues throughout medical school but has finished her second year. Her advice to premeds is to never give up on your dream.

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