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Humans of UCSF: On the Right Path

School of Dentistry

“I had an unconventional path to medicine, a career direction I never considered as recently as five years ago. I had done a lot of different kinds of work — from business consulting to political campaigns to running a small environmental nonprofit. But I wanted to work with people more one-on-one, and feel more tangibly connected to the change I wanted to see in the world. Medicine does this for me. I feel lucky to be changing directions within a supportive community like UCSF and in such a beautiful location as San Francisco. It’s my first time living on the West Coast, and I’ve already been on some of the most incredible runs of my life.”

Adam Tapley, First Year, UCSF School of Medicine