There's a story behind every application. Read about some of the inspiring journeys others have made from applicant to medical student to physician.
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.
Damien M. Luviano, MD
Danish’s background in Divinity School led to his interest in medicine and serving on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Some may call his journey to medical school “unique” but Danish calls it “inspired."
How Dani balances rabbinic studies, parenthood, and medical school.
Diego R. Dasilva, MD
Diego, born in Brazil, was the first in his family to complete college and started off as an average student.
As someone who retook the MCAT exam and took several gap years before medical school, Dipika reminds pre-meds that their path to medical school may not be a straight line.
Edem's first medical school application wasn't successful, but he was accepted after gaining research experience and improving his MCAT score.
Growing up as a refugee in Africa, Edmond was motivated by the need for health care. During nursing school, he wanted to keep learning so he decided to pursue medical school.
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's Crohn’s disease diagnosis at the age of nine, and knowing that so many others struggle with the disease, has motivated him to pursue a career in medicine.
After his younger brother was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, Ahmad was inspired to go to medical school to be a voice for those living with chronic illness.
Aisa, an immigrant who experienced homelessness after moving to the US, says her hardships provided opportunities for growth and motivated her to become a doctor and work with underserved populations.
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.