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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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Marianne Seneczko

Marianne was inspired to serve in U.S. Military Medical Corps after volunteering at a military hospital in Ukraine during her Fulbright Fellowship.
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Marius I. Chukwurah

Marius was inspired by his parents who immigrated from Nigeria, and the doctor who stabilized his scoliosis.

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Mary Becker Rysavy

Mary describes her work with the American Medical Women’s Association and addresses the unique concerns that face women in medicine.
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Michael On'Gele

Witnessing the health disparities in his community motivates Michael to want to practice in urban areas.

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Bridger Rodoni

Bridger decided becoming a doctor would allow him to have a bigger impact in improving the health and wellness of people in his home state of Montana.

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Sotonye Douglas

Sotonye’s journey to medical school was one of resilience, determination, and perseverance. Her advice to applicants is to do your research, find mentors aligned with your goal, and use your support system when you feel defeated.

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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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Boluwaji Ogunyemi, MD

Dr. Ogunyemi, Chief Dermatology Resident, writes about how he maintains a work-life balance and the power of mentorship.
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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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Brian H. Williams, MD

Dr. Williams spent six years in the Air Force as an aeronautical engineer before pursuing a career in medicine.

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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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