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Destination: MD/MBA

By Jake Goodman, UGA '15, MBA '20

I always knew that I wanted to be a doctor. I remember proudly proclaiming this during elementary school during career days. I didn’t know what kind of doctor that I wanted to be, but the decision to pursue medicine was clear from an early age.

What I didn’t know was that the path to medical school was like running through miles of thorn bushes while trying to avoid a stampede of buffalo in the dark of night, during a tornado. Maybe I’m being dramatic, but I remember what it was like every step of the way, and it was not easy.

I was never the smartest person in the class. As I say in the video: I failed my driver’s test twice, I took the SAT three times to get the score I needed, and I had to take the MCAT twice. I got denied from 25 medical schools and it took me nearly two years to get accepted. Hard work, resilience, and patience got me to where I am today.

After 3 years of medical school up in Philadelphia at Sidney Kimmel Medical College (Tho…
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