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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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

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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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

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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