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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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Creative Background
Danish’s background in Divinity School led to his interest in medicine and serving on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanitie
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Inspiring Stories
How Dani balances rabbinic studies, parenthood, and medical school.
Dani Sova
Inspiring Stories
Diego, born in Brazil, was the first in his family to complete college and started off as an average student. Now he's a dermatology resident who wants premeds
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Inspiring Stories
As someone who retook the MCAT exam and took several gap years before medical school, Dipika reminds pre-meds that their path to medical school may not be a str
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Inspiring Stories
Edem's first medical school application wasn't successful, but he was accepted after gaining research experience and improving his MCAT® score.
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Inspiring Stories
Growing up as a refugee in Africa and seeing a need for better health care in his community inspired Edmond to become a physician.
Edmond Irankunda
Inspiring Stories
After studying biomedical engineering, Elizabeth decided to change careers and explored the field of medicine.
Elizabeth Phillips
Uncommon Careers
Emily battled viral encephalitis for years during college, and now as a MD/PhD student, she reminds premeds that it's okay to ask for help.
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Career Changers
His father's illness inspired Eric to leave his engineering career to pursue medicine.
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Inspiring Stories
Aaron grew up in project housing and dropped out of college twice before applying to medical school.
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