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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
Shria Lanyi shares her journey to medical school
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Inspiring Stories
Navin is inspired by his parents who immigrated to the U.S. and made sacrifices so that he and his brother could pursue the American dream.
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Inspiring Stories
Nicholas encourages pre-meds to explore interests outside of medicine because they will make you a better doctor and person in the long run.
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Career Changers
Nicole left a career in business to go back to school full-time. Now as a medical student and mother of two, she wants to tell other parents it's possible.
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Inspiring Stories
Motivated by a personal family experience with cancer, Ogochukwu is pursuing oncology and medical research.
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Breaking Through Barriers
A daughter of immigrants, Osose witnessed the complexities of navigating the healthcare system from an early age and felt called to pursue a career in medicine.
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Inspiring Stories
Pavan advocates for taking some time off prior to medical school, and emphasizes the importance of doing activities you’re passionate about.
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Inspiring Stories
Rebecca, who has dyslexia and struggled with general chemistry, says her biggest obstacle was overcoming self-doubt. She wants to remind premeds that no one exp
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Career Changers
After working as a nurse and professor for 30 years, and taking the MCAT exam 5 times, Renee is in medical school pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a doct
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Career Changers
After a career in the church, Suzanne decided to pursue medicine at the age of 48. She says you're never too old to live your dreams.
Rev. Suzanne Watson