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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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Stephanie Hope Smith

Stephanie Hope Smith

A member of the Cherokee Nation, Stephanie became interested in medicine at a young age when her father was shot in the line of duty and became a quadriplegic patient.
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Stephanie Treffert

Stephanie Treffert

Experiencing the aftermath of Katrina led her to medicine and public policy.
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Canon Brodar

Canon was admitted to medical school on his third application cycle. His advice for others is to apply broadly and that patience and persistence are key.
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Subha Hanif

Subha founded a women’s health seminar for female Bangladeshi-Americans to help mitigate health disparities and to promote the prevention of disease.
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Sunny Jha

Sunny Jha

How Sunny gained admission into medical school despite his below average GPA.
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Tiffany Chan

Tiffany had a brain tumor removed during college. After a lot of hard work, she started medical school eight years later.
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Tyler Mains

Tyler Mains

Feeling limited in his role as a teacher, Tyler decided to pursue medicine to help those without easy access to health care.
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Valerie A. Pierre

Valerie A. Pierre

Valerie was inspired to help others by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the support of her parents.
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Verne Rochford

Verne' Rochford

Verne' achieved her goals of going to medical school despite becoming a single teenage mother.
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Wells Lariviere

Wells LaRivière

Wells found inspiration in his experience as a patient of polycystic kidney disease and receiving a kidney transplant at age 17.
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Yasaman Ataei

Yasaman, an immigrant with English as her second language, struggled with the verbal section of the MCAT exam, but kept a positive attitude and strengthened other parts of her application.
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Donald Egan

Donald did not let his cerebral palsy impede him from pursuing his goal of becoming a physician. He hopes to encourage others who may not fit the standard “mold” of a medical student to follow their dreams.
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