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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Anthony R. Rodriguez, MD
Dr. Rodriguez discusses his earliest mentors and influences and offers guidance for aspiring doctors.
Antonio J. Webb, M.D.
Dr. Webb applied to medical school three times before getting accepted, and now he's an orthopedic surgeon.
Aretha Delight Davis
Her father's illness inspired her to pursue a career in medicine after six years of practicing law.
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.
Ashtin is a first generation college graduate from a rural community who is interested in public health and health policy.
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.
Boluwaji Ogunyemi, MD
Dr. Ogunyemi, Chief Dermatology Resident, writes about how he maintains a work-life balance and the power of mentorship.
Brent's interest in space exploration and reproductive health have led him to a specialty in Aerospace Gynecology.
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.
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.
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.
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."
After being discouraged and teased about his Nigerian heritage growing up, Chigozirim shares his journey to medical school with students from his hometown.
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.
Clay had a business degree, no science prerequisites, and no experience in a health care setting, but he decided to pursue a career in medicine anyway.
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