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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
Jaclyn left her career in finance to pursue a career in medicine. Now she balances medical school with being a parent.
Jaclyn Dovico
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Growing up in St. Lucia, Jacquelyn witnessed social and economic hardships that inspired her to become a physician.
Jacquelyn K. Francis
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How one medical student balances a life as a newlywed, newly med, and a mommy.
Jasmine Johnson
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Jason was inspired by his mother’s work as a social worker and decided to go into medicine to help people. Learn more about his journey to medicine.
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Jessica shares how she balances going to medical school and being a professional pianist.
Jessica Means
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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
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Chronic pain and hospitalizations exposed Julio to medicine at a young age, now he wants to use his experiences to help others.
Julio Mendoza
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Justin's two unsuccessful application cycles allowed him to have gap year experiences that confirmed medicine was right for him.
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After shadowing radiation oncologists, Kendrick decided to change careers to pursue medicine thanks to the support of his wife and daughter.
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Kofi's work with children with terminal illnesses led him to pursue an MD and a PhD
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