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Hey, My name is Zak Mahoney. I sing in a band called Like Mike.

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Hey, My name is Zak Mahoney. I sing in a band called Like Mike.

Hey, My name is Zak Mahoney. I sing in a band called Like Mike. I was told I could write about pretty much whatever I wanted so I decided to kind of write about how I took every opportunity I could in music, no matter how scary or hard they were, and how those decisions turned 2018 from one of the absolute worst years of my life and into one of the best years of my life. Zak Mahoney, performing with his band Like Mike at Connect Live in Acworth, Georgia Photo courtesy of Edward Tumulty Early on in the...

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I Was Rejected From 12 Medical Schools, It Sucked

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I Was Rejected From 12 Medical Schools, It Sucked

In April of 2016, I was rejected from every medical school I applied to without interview. For those who might not be familiar, this was heart breaking for a number of reasons:  The application process, overall, cost me $2,000. OOF My failure to receive a single interview meant that absolutely no one was impressed. My life had been set back by 3 years. I would have to retake my MCAT and complete a graduate program to increase my experience, and re-apply in 2018, rather than receive my M.D. in 2020. I cried in my bed for hours on the day...

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