Ben is an international student from Nicaragua at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He holds an AB in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, where he focused on developmental genetics research and advocating for neurodiversity through art in Central America. After college, he pursued a one-year post-baccalaureate program at the University of Pennsylvania to strengthen his credentials for medical school as an international applicant. Ben previously worked as a researcher for INCAE Business School in Costa Rica where he investigated the operations of life science enterprises in the region. Talk to Ben about pursuing a record-enhancing post-bacc, finding clinical experiences in the US, bringing health-related innovation to your home country, and conveying personal adversity and difficult socio political circumstances in your home country during the application process.