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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
Justin's two unsuccessful application cycles allowed him to have gap year experiences that confirmed medicine was right for him.
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Inspiring Stories
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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As a first generation college student and an African American male from the deep south, Kristian was inspired by the need for more diversity in medicine.
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Overcoming Illness
Kyle survived multiple surgeries and a stroke during medical school, but ultimately graduated in 2016. He says, "It was an absolutely grueling experience, but I
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Leslie was diagnosed with ADHD during her first year of medical school and wants to remind others to never be afraid to ask for help.
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Luis took the MCAT exam five times and applied to medical school twice.
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Dr. Lynne Holden is the co-founder and President of Mentoring in Medicine, Inc.®
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Marianne was inspired to serve in US Military Medical Corps after volunteering at a military hospital in Ukraine during her Fulbright Fellowship.
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Marius was inspired by his parents who immigrated from Nigeria, and the doctor who stabilized his scoliosis.
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