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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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Breaking Through Barriers
A cardiac doctor shares his journey in hopes of encouraging more minority students to become doctors.
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Inspiring Stories
Verne' achieved her goals of going to medical school despite becoming a single teenage mother.
Verne Rochford
Inspiring Stories
Wells found inspiration in his experience as a patient of polycystic kidney disease and receiving a kidney transplant at age 17.
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Inspiring Stories
Yasaman, an immigrant with English as her second language, struggled with the verbal section of the MCAT exam, but strengthened other parts of her application.
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Inspiring Stories
Donald did not let his cerebral palsy impede him from pursuing his goal of becoming a physician.
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Career Changers
Haidn changed careers to go to medical school, and now balances research and advocacy to make the medical field more inclusive and supportive for LGBTQ+ student
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Career Changers
Jaclyn left her career in finance to pursue a career in medicine. Now she balances medical school with being a parent.
Jaclyn Dovico
Inspiring Stories
Growing up in St. Lucia, Jacquelyn witnessed social and economic hardships that inspired her to become a physician.
Jacquelyn K. Francis
Inspiring Stories
How one medical student balances a life as a newlywed, newly med, and a mommy.
Jasmine Johnson
Inspiring Stories
Jason was inspired by his mother’s work as a social worker and decided to go into medicine to help people. Learn more about his journey to medicine.
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