Today’s guest post (the first of this series) is from Zach Dereniowski (AKA WhiteCoatVision on Social Media). I chose to share Zach’s story today because I believe that many pre-med students out there, especially the unconventional ones, will benefit from hearing about his progression and journey into medicine. What I like most about his story is that despite struggling early in his academic career and being told that “University may not be for him,” Zach refused to give up on his dream of becoming a physician. This resonated with me because I believe that too often we let others dictate our place in this world. We let them tell us what we “should do” or “how we should do it,” but at the end of the day, we are the only ones who can decide how our lives play out on a day to day basis. For Zach, he decided that instead of giving up, he would use the doubt cast on him from his University's dean as motivation to become a 4.0 student and now well-known and respected MCAT tutor for pre-meds.
I can relate to Zach’s story, find it inspiring and hope some of you can learn and benefit from his experience. Lastly, if you’re reading this and struggling with MCAT prep, I encourage you to reach out to Zach directly @WhiteCoatVision on instagram.