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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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Alexa M. Mieses shares her journey to medical school as a first-generation college student.
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Inspiring Stories
As a gay and transgender med student, Alex tells applicants it's okay to be themselves when applying and selecting a medical school.
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Allison got accepted on her fourth application to medical school. She shares mistakes from her first three applications and how she stayed motivated.
Allison Lyle
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Because of her interest in biology, law enforcement, and death investigation, Amber knew in high school she wanted to be a forensic pathologist.
Amber Rae Wang
Career Changers
A former nurse and mother of 3, Ana decided it wasn't too late to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor.
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Analise, the first in her family to attend college, changed career paths from psychiatric research to medicine because she was inspired to work with patients.
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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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Andrew co-authored a guidebook for high school and college students in STEM majors and careers. Learn more about his path to medicine.
Andrew Zureick
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Andy took the MCAT exam seven times and applied to medical school twice before getting accepted. Read his story.
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Inspiring Stories
Witnessing the health disparities in his community motivates Michael to want to practice in urban areas.
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