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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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Kristian Black

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.
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Leslie Pensa

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.
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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.
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Lynne Holden

Lynne Holden, MD

Dr. Lynne Holden is the co-founder and President of Mentoring in Medicine, Inc.®
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Marciana Lee Laster

Marciana Lee Laster

Marciana balances competing in Miss America pageants with attending medical school.
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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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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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