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Our Mission

To create passionate, empowered, and successful current and future doctors by striving to provide unparalleled services, support, and resources.  Ultimately reversing the trends of physician burnout and shortages, and ensuring a bright future for the field of medicine.

Our Story

When I was 8 years old,  I viewed doctors the same way I viewed Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark.  They were highly-respected, mega-rich geniuses, who committed their entire lives to serve others; but, unlike Batman or Iron Man, I was pretty certain they had legitimate super powers.  I mean they could heal people just by using their mind, some potions/elixirs, and a few sweet gadgets!  As I matured, my perception of doctors rounded out (a little), but I still kept my passion to pursue a career in medicine and am lucky enough to be a 3rd year medical student at the University of Wisconsin.

 

​Throughout my journey I have had several people tell me that I would never get accepted into medical school, or that even if I did get accepted, it would be all luck and  essentially out of my control.  In addition to this negativity, I would frequently come across articles stating that more than half of doctors admit they are burned-out and over one third say they would not even choose medicine if they were given the choice again!  Wait a second… so you’re saying it’s a roll of a dice if I even get into med school, and if I actually do get accepted, I’ll be studying and working crazy hours on a career path where I’ll likely burn-out and question my deepest passion?  Not to mention that all of this is happening in a culture that shames anyone for taking time-off to get re-focused, maintain a healthy lifestyle, start a family, or explore other interests?  I know I’m not the only one who has had these thoughts…

 

​Countless pre-meds, medical students, residents, and even practicing physicians ask these questions on a daily basis, feeling like they do not have control of their own life. Now if you ask me, this paints a pretty bleak picture for the future of medicine! Knowing it will only get worse if something isn’t done, I have decided to take action!  Motivate MD strives to provide unparalleled resources and services while creating a supportive and uplifting online community for current and future doctors. With these efforts  we wish to once again prove that this is the greatest profession in the world!

-Drew Porter, Founder/CEO of Motivate MD

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