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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As a first generation college student and an African American male from the deep south, Kristian was inspired by the need for more diversity in medicine.
Leslie was diagnosed with ADHD during her first year of medical school and wants to remind others to never be afraid to ask for help.
Luis E. Seija
As someone who took the MCAT exam five times and applied to medical school twice, Luis wants pre-meds to know there's no recipe for a perfect applicant and there's no point in comparing yourself to your peers.
Lynne Holden, MD
Dr. Lynne Holden is the co-founder and President of Mentoring in Medicine, Inc.®
Marciana Lee Laster
Marciana balances competing in Miss America pageants with attending medical school.
Marianne was inspired to serve in U.S. Military Medical Corps after volunteering at a military hospital in Ukraine during her Fulbright Fellowship.
Marius I. Chukwurah
Marius was inspired by his parents who immigrated from Nigeria, and the doctor who stabilized his scoliosis.
Mary Becker Rysavy
Mary describes her work with the American Medical Women’s Association and addresses the unique concerns that face women in medicine.
Aaron Hollis Palmer
Aaron grew up in project housing and dropped out of college twice before applying to medical school.
Abdul is inspired by his mother's nearly fatal medical complications and his late mentor's battle with cancer.
Abraar explored journalism, photography, and entrepreneurship but decided on medicine so he can care for people in low-income regions of the world.
Adam Aponte, MD
Dr. Aponte shares stories about his underprivileged background on a radio show in New York City.
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.
As a gay and transgender med student, Alex tells applicants it's okay to be themselves when applying and selecting a medical school.
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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