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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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Issac Duggan shares his journey to medical school.
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Isiah Duggan shares his path to medical school.
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Her sister's cancer diagnosis, an unsuccessful first application cycle, and a pivot to study aviation were all milestones along Deena’s path to medicine.
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Shira Lanyi shares her journey to medical school
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As an openly gay med student, and now physician, Carl is an advocate for LGBTQIA+ health at the national policy level.
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Dr. Cruz, a music major and pianist, was inspired to pursue medicine by the uninsured population experiencing homelessness in his hometown.
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After studying biomedical engineering, Elizabeth decided to change careers and explored the field of medicine.
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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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When Sabrina wasn't successful the first time she applied to medical school, she used the setback as an opportunity to recharge and become a medical scribe.
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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