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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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Career Changers
A former nurse, and mother of 3, Ana decided it wasn't too late to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor.
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Inspiring Stories
Analise, the first in her family to attend college, changed career paths from psychiatric research to medicine because she was inspired to work with patients.
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Inspiring Stories
Dr. Cruz, a music major and pianist, was inspired to pursue medicine after graduate school by the homeless, uninsured population in his hometown.
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Inspiring Stories
Andrew co-authored a guidebook for high school and college students in STEM majors and careers. Learn more about his path to medicine.
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Inspiring Stories
Andy took the MCAT exam seven times and applied to medical school twice before getting accepted. Read his story.
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Academic improvements
Antonio had to reapply to medical school, but he was motivated by the lack of primary care physicians and health care disparities in his community.
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Dr. Webb applied to medical school three times before getting accepted, and now he's an orthopedic surgeon.
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Arhanti taught a Medical Spanish elective to her med school peers and hopes to continue to incorporate the Spanish language in her career in pediatrics.
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Overcoming Illness
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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Inspiring Stories
Ashtin is a first generation college graduate from a rural community who is interested in public health and health policy.
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