Our Unlikelies are sharing their struggles, their strategies of resilience, and their personal advice with YOU to provide inspiration and hope. Know that our community of Unlikelies is here for you, and that you are not alone in your journey to shape the future of medicine!

Dr. Maria Uloko

MD, urology resident

Medicine has always been on my radar ever since I can remember. since my hippocampus was fully formed, I’ve always wanted to be a doctor; or at least I said I wanted to be a doctor…

Dr. Derrick Mobley

MD, med/peds resident

I graduated with a degree in biology, but not as a premed student. Afterwards, I first thought about going to podiatry school, or pharmacy school and I had offers for PhD programs at Princeton and other institutions.

Dr. Stephanie Zhou

I first found out about Medicine as a career option when I went to a high school that was in an upper-middle class area…

David Velasquez


Before I entered HS, we lost our home in Rosamond CA and then lived in a motel for the summer. We had moved almost every other year before that, but in my mind, that was normal…

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