MedSchoolCoach Strategic Planning Sessions pair you with a Physician Advisor with admissions committee experience to help you shape and transform your application.
At MedSchoolCoach, all of our Physician Advisors, whether they are advising high school, pre-med or medical school students, are actual physicians.
We work with thousands of students and almost every single one loves working with us and feels they received substantial help.
You will work one-on-one with a Physician Advisor to develop a strategy that enhances your application and gives you the competitive edge so that you are set up for success once it’s time to apply.
Once you sign-up, you will complete a detailed intake form that asks you about your education and personal history.
After reviewing your intake form in detail, we will match you with the Physician Advisor who is best suited for you. Your Physician Advisor will then reach out to set up a time to connect.
You will create a game plan with your Physician Advisor via a video advising session. After the session, you will have a detailed map that will enable you to take the next steps on your journey.
Your situation may require short-term and long-term plans. Regardless, we are here to help you move forward in your quest to become a physician.
Plan pre-med prerequisites, required courses for the MCAT, and the rest of your course schedule with a Physician Advisor.
Receive advice on what activities help you grow as an individual and as a future doctor, and look impressive on an application.
Understand the pros and cons of specific post-baccalaureate programs, including average grades, linkage programs, degree options, and cost, to find the best program for you.
Work with a Physician Advisor to evaluate your application and strategize the best options for a gap year, whether that means enrolling in a post-baccalaureate program, earning a master’s degree, obtaining clinical work, or finding research experience.
Using our proprietary algorithm, your Physician Advisor will perform a detailed analysis of your statistics, state residency, location, and career preferences to help you choose the best schools.
Work with a Physician Advisor to improve your chances the next time by addressing gap year options, extracurricular activities, classes to retake, and anything else that held you back the last time you applied.
Submit your transcript, resume, and detailed background information to determine your overall candidacy and the best time to apply.
Discuss with a Physician Advisor the differences between U.S. MD, U.S. DO, and Caribbean schools, and how choosing one over the other may impact your career.
Learn how to transition out of your current career into a future in medicine.
Dr. Lipsit was an admissions committee member at Virginia Commonwealth University.
MedSchoolCoach has the experience:
Featured Advisor Profiles
Dr. Mehta is the founder of MedSchoolCoach and has guided thousands of successful medical school applicants. He is also a practicing physician in Boston where he specializes in vascular and interventional radiology.View profile
Dr. Marinelli has practiced family medicine, served on the University of California Admissions Committee, and has helped hundreds of students get into medical school. She spearheads a team of physician advisors who guide MedSchoolCoach students.View profile
Dr. Gillihan has significant experience with both traditional and non-traditional applicants, and has helped countless students achieve their dreams of becoming a physician.View profile
Dr. Lipsit served on the Virginia Commonwealth University admissions committee and was also Chief Resident at The George Washington University Medical Center.View profile
Receive support from actual physician advisors. The people reviewing your application are physicians, so those helping you prepare your application should also be.
We do not believe in limiting your communication with your advisor. We are here for you and will provide as much help as you need.
We have served thousands of students and logged over 500,000 advising hours. No one has more experience than we do helping premed students get accepted into medical school.
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MedSchoolCoach believes that the best advisors are physicians who have experience with the admissions process. That is why your advisor will be an actual physician who has helped hundreds of students navigate the medical school application process. They have the knowledge of what medical schools are looking for and also can provide the mentorship that a student needs as they embark on the journey of becoming a physician.
Our advising team works to ensure that every student is paired with the best advisor for their situation. You are free to request an advisor and we will make every effort to accommodate. However, there are circumstances where an advisor may not be available or there may be a better advisor for your profile and questions than you’ve indicated, and our advising team will make that determination.
You will work directly with your Physician Advisor to schedule sessions that accommodate everyone’s schedules, which can include nights and weekends.
Yes, parent participation is welcome in various aspects of the process. However, particularly for Pre-Med Coach, we strongly encourage students to work with advisors independently so that they may learn new skills, such as strategic thinking, independence, and responsibility. These are the skills that medical schools look for in their applicants!
Every MedSchoolCoach advisor is equally well-qualified; however, our Master Advisors have a special designation because they have exceptional experience and qualifications. Each has helped hundreds of students get into medical school and is consistently rated perfectly by our students. Many students request working with our Master Advisors because of their reputation and experience, so our cost structure reflects this.
Unlike other admissions companies, our focus is 100% on medicine. As such, we have actual physician advisors with medical school admissions experience. The specific nature of this experience means that nobody can provide better advice than our physician advisors.
Pre-med advisors at universities can be a fantastic resource for students; however, there are a few key differences. Pre-med advisors are almost never physicians, so they lack the real-world expertise of our advisors. Often, they are also tasked with being Pre-Law, Pre-Dental and other pre-professional advisors, so their knowledge of the specifics that medical schools are looking for can be limited. Finally, pre-med advisors are often stretched thin, meeting with students for as little as 15 minutes every year, so they are unable to provide the personalized, in-depth guidance necessary for a successful application. Your personal MedSchoolCoach Physician Advisor provides custom feedback based on individual interests and needs and is always available.
Your physician advisor will meet with you monthly to make sure you are on the right track. If you ever have any questions, they are available via our messaging platform to help you!
Subscriptions start on the day of the initial purchase and then are billed quarterly thereafter. You may cancel at any time, prior to the next billing cycle, but will then be ineligible for our package discount.
The goal of our Pre-Med Coach product is to get you ready to put together a fantastic application through multiple years of coaching and mentorship; the package does not include help with the actual application. However, all our Pre-Med Coach students are given a 20% discount on our admissions packages, and you will be extremely well positioned to put together a great application. Typically students will transition to an application package around November of the year they are applying to medical school (i.e. if you are applying in 2023, you will start your admissions package in November 2022)
Our goal for all of our Pre-Med Coach students is to allow them to get into medical school. That involves everything from extracurriculars to MCAT scores and the eventual application. Because of this, our Pre-Med Coach students can take advantage of the entire MedSchoolCoach system, from our MCAT products and tutoring to our international experiences and application consulting. Pre-Med Coach subscribers are eligible for discounts of up to 50% on our MCAT products, including practice tests, and 20% on our MCAT Tutoring, Admissions Packages and Clinical Travel Experiences. Most students will take advantage of a number of these extra services.
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Dr. Marinelli has practiced family medicine, served on the University of California Admissions Committee, and has helped hundreds of students get into medical school. She spearheads a team of physician advisors who guide MedSchoolCoach students.
Dr. Ramirez attended the University of California, San Francisco. He received a 266 on Step 1, 265 on Step 2 CK, and 255 on Step 3. He oversees the team of elite USMLE and COMLEX tutors. He is an experienced and passionate educator and mentor and has been involved in medical school admission for more than 5 years.
Dr. Choo is a pediatrician with extensive experience with admissions and advising medical students.
Dr. Flick was an admissions committee member at UC Irvine School of Medicine. He is board certified in family medicine and also works as a flight surgeon for the U.S. Army.
Dr. Katzen was an admissions committee member at George Washington University School of Medicine, as well as the president of Oncology-Hematology Associates in Maryland.
Dr. Lipsit served on the Virginia Commonwealth University admissions committee and was also Chief Resident at The George Washington University Medical Center.
Dr. Yoediono was a Duke University pre-major advisor, and an adcom member for Duke University School of Medicine, the University of Rochester School of Medicine and the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program.
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