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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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Inspiring Stories
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 s
Blake Charlton
Breaking Through Barriers
Brandi suffered from imposter syndrome in medical school. But her twin sister, who was going through medical school at the same time, served as her biggest insp
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Inspiring Stories
Brent's interest in space exploration and reproductive health have led him to a specialty in Aerospace Gynecology.
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Breaking Through Barriers
Both Brittani and her sister are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of diverse doctors.
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Inspiring Stories
Determination and motivation are more important in determining success than the time in your life that you start medical school.
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Career Changers
Carl started medical school after owning an automotive repair business for twenty-five years. He says it's never too late to do something you're passionate abou
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Inspiring Stories
As an openly gay med student, and now physician, Carl is an advocate for LGBT health at the national policy level.
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Inspiring Stories
Jessica shares how she balances going to medical school and being a professional pianist.
Jessica Means
Inspiring Stories
Juliet, a first generation immigrant to the U.S., started off working her way through community college and took two years off before medical school.
Juliet Siena Okoroh
Inspiring Stories
Chronic pain and hospitalizations exposed Julio to medicine at a young age, now he wants to use his experiences to help others.
Julio Mendoza