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@dmdloading • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine • Dental Student

I once read that someone needs to hear the part of your story that you’re ashamed of... Well, here it is:
For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a dentist. There’s no doctors in my family, let alone any dentists. I didn’t know how to get there I just knew that I wanted it more than anything. I wasn’t by any means a “naturally smart” student. I had to work hard for my As and even sometimes my Bs. When it came time to apply to dental school it was a longer journey for me, I went through many detours and road blocks. I even went through a period of self doubt and often wished I was that person that was naturally smart and went straight into professional school, but looking back now I wouldn’t change it for the world. My journey taught me things that has made me who I am today. I’m grateful for all the ups and downs. It made moments like yesterday, at my white coat ceremony, way more sweet.
So with that being said, to anyone that can relate or just feeling like the road is getting tougher than they thought, push through. You will get there and you will succeed. This field isn’t easy. It’s not easy getting here and it’s definitely not easy staying in, but if you’re passionate about what you want to do that it almost sets your heart on fire🔥 I promise you it will all be worth it!
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@jaidnicole • Texas Tech University Health Science Center Paul Foster School of Medicine • Medical Student

My entire life I have felt I was destined for greatness, not because of status or legacy - I do not come from money or some exhalted family; but because of the belief poured into me by those I love. Add that to the way the Good Lord has always worked in my favor and you get an unwavering belief in self, but when you have worked your whole life for something and it is finally just outside your grasp... There's a small voice that questions your capabilities. "What if I am not good enough? What if I cannot do this? What if this is not really for me? What will I do if I let everyone down?" The critical moment for me came after receiving the results of my first med school exam (plug: there's a vlog on my YouTube channel @MyFairJaidy). Words cannot accurately describe how all at once I felt validated, not only that I could, but most definitely would reach my aspirations in medicine.
Momma, your daughter is gonna be a doctor 💖

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@drmeg_do • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine • Family Medicine Resident

The best advice I can give to aspiring pre-health professionals is that no great success is achieved without failure. Don’t be afraid to take a risk or to follow your dreams due to fear of failing. You will have road blocks, you will make mistakes, and things will not always go as planned but keep fighting. Learn from your failures and mistakes and use them to your advantage to grow and become a stronger person.
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@Liz_manuela We hosted the regional medical education conference for the student national medical association which bought together diverse students from all different education backgrounds, high school to residency and it was a blast. I am hoping that you can feature us so that we can reach those students on Instagram who do not know that groups like ours exist. we are an intelligent, fun, tight nit group and I strongly feel that we are an example to future premedical students!
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@docq4 • Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine • Physician in Family Medicine, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Med, Non-opiate pain management
I became a physician for a number of reasons. I had witness my grandparents health deteriorate which lead me on my first steps of medicine. I also lived in Tanzania for a time and while there I saw the medical care and how doctors gave excellent care without the plethora of technology we have in the US. I wanted to learn to use my hands to help my future patients. When I learned about DOs and osteopathic manipulation I knew I found the right profession for myself.
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@whitecoatandcurls • Medical College of Georgia • Medical Student

I can’t believe I’m already done with my first year of medical school.✨ People say studying in medical school is a lot like trying to drink water from a fire hydrant. I remember sitting in my car after the first week wondering how I’d ever adapt to this fast pace. Fast forward 9 months later and not only did I adapt to the work load, but I also started a new job and my YouTube channel. Still lots more I’d like to accomplish but not too bad for my first go around.😁👩🏾‍⚕️ #MelaninMerch make sure to click 🔗 in bio and cop that new Melanin Doc shirt. Make sure to dm us a pic and share something you plan on achieving. Portion of proceeds go towards the #MelaninDocScholarship coming soon! https://pro.teechip.com/stores/melanindocstore •




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@dr.ladytalonda •University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Institute of Physical Therapy • Doctor of Physical Therapy
Recently, I was officially conferred my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree & became Dr. Talonda Johnson, DPT! When I was in the Honors cohort in middle school, I set a personal goal to obtain a Doctorate’s degree before the age of 30, but it took time to unfold before I discovered the field that I wanted to pursue. My father introduced me to some sports physical therapists in 2006 at one of his track meets when I was a high school sophomore. I saw their passion for rehabilitating athletes as they expressed how fun and rewarding their careers were. It was at that moment that I knew that someday I wanted to enter into this astounding profession. After 10 years of being a college/graduate student, I am honored that I can now embark into such a versatile profession as a young clinician. In spring 2011, when I was a junior at the University of Florida, a college dean attempted to discourage me from applying to physical therapy school. For whatever reason, she did not think that I would get accepted. Little did she know, I got accepted into my first choice for graduate school on the first time applying. When someone doubts my ability to perform any given task or achievement, I always strive to prove them wrong. By God’s grace & mercy, I have done just that. Through my extensive family support system, I have been able to persevere through many calamities throughout my educational career. My parents always expressed to me at an early age that attaining my education was of utmost importance because no one can ever take that away from me & that it will make me a more well-rounded human being. This profession is my calling in life and I am a true testament that no matter what happens to you along your life journey, what God has for you...it is for you! My path has made me unbreakable, keener, and sharper. I have always wanted to inspire my future children that they can go as far as they want with their educational dreams and became an unstoppable force. It is now time for me to depart to serve and I am looking forward to lifelong career as a Doctor

@amiramaywoodruff • University of Michigan School of Dentistry • Practicing general dentist and Owner of Caring Smiles Family Dentistry

One of my favorite things about being a dentist is when my little patients are so excited to show me their first loose tooth or tell me about their first visit from the tooth fairy. I couldn’t find a resource I loved enough for them and their parents, so I created what I knew they would love. I wrote a children’s picture book titled My Wiggly Smile about losing a first tooth. The book, tooth holder necklace, and other merchandise call all be found at www.MyWigglySmile.com.

What's most exciting about the book is that it's been sparking children’s interest in their oral health, and even in the field of dentistry. I’ve been taken aback by the number of parents telling me that their children now want to be dentists after seeing me, a Black woman, as the dentist in the book. Representation matters!
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