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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
Jessica shares how she balances going to medical school and being a professional pianist.
Jessica Means
Inspiring Stories
Juliet, a first generation immigrant to the U.S., started off working her way through community college and took two years off before medical school.
Juliet Siena Okoroh
Inspiring Stories
Chronic pain and hospitalizations exposed Julio to medicine at a young age, now he wants to use his experiences to help others.
Julio Mendoza
Inspiring Stories
Justin's two unsuccessful application cycles allowed him to have gap year experiences that confirmed medicine was right for him.
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Inspiring Stories
After shadowing radiation oncologists, Kendrick decided to change careers to pursue medicine thanks to the support of his wife and daughter.
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Inspiring Stories
Kofi's work with children with terminal illnesses led him to pursue an MD and a PhD
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Inspiring Stories
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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Overcoming Illness
Kyle survived multiple surgeries and a stroke during medical school, but ultimately graduated in 2016. He says, "It was an absolutely grueling experience, but I
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Leslie was diagnosed with ADHD during her first year of medical school and wants to remind others to never be afraid to ask for help.
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Inspiring Stories
Luis took the MCAT exam five times and applied to medical school twice.
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