ISLAND BY CHOICE is a common phrase used in Galveston to communicate that an individual was not BOI (Born On Island), but instead chose to move to Galveston, Texas.

To some degree, all of the student bloggers chose to pursue their medical education at UTMB.

We are Island By Choice, and we want to share what our medical school journey is like with you!

We hope to provide a glimpse of what the life of a UTMB medical student can be like, so all writers are current medical students. We hope to inspire and inform interviewees, pre-medical students, fellow medical students, and other readers and encourage everyone to continue reading and visit the UTMB Admissions Page for more information.

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