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Hey there, I’m Jess, the massage therapist turned personal trainer turned surgical processor turned OR nurse turned international medical student, and most recently – the face behind the Scenic Route to MD. When I was first looking at pursuing medicine, I had a hard time finding others who seemed to be dealing with / had dealt with similar experiences.

I found that while there were several non-traditional stories, I couldn’t quite apply any of them my own unique journey, especially with the addition of a global pandemic in the mix.

That was when the idea for the Scenic Route to MD was born. While I know everyone’s path is vastly different, I hope to help others who may feel just as lost as I felt (still feel), and to offer a sense of community through a long and sometimes lonely road.

All views and opinions are my own and do not represent any educational or professional institution.