Sahil graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia University in New York City with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering. He was accepted to three of the top ten medical schools in the country and chose to attend the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained in medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and has since moved onto his current appointment as a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School and resident at BIDMC/HMS. He has served as an interviewer for both undergraduate and medical school admissions committees. He also was a top rated MCAT instructor at Examkrackers for three years in the Northeast Region. Sahil also served as the Senior Editor on USMLERx QMax, an online question bank for medical licensing exams. He has been involved in admissions consulting for years, founding MedSchoolCoach in 2007 and having since had a hand in over a thousand medical school applications. His experience helping applicants of all types is unparalleled.
Interests: General Advising, BS/MD Admissions, Interview Preparation, California Applicants
Sam graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame majoring in Spanish Languages and Literature and Pre-Professional Studies, and while an undergraduate was a Spanish and Calculus tutor as well as teacher for the Kaplan MCAT program. Sam continued his education at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where he graduated in 2009. While in medical school, he served as an interviewer for the medical school’s applicants. He is currently a junior editor for USMLERx Qmax for Steps 1 and 2, an online question bank for medical licensing exams. He is now completing his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Interests: Interview Preparation, Essay Editing, Residency Consulting
Dr. Lipsit received his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1975. Following a residency in diagnostic radiology at The George Washington University Medical Center and a fellowship in ultrasound at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, he returned to the George Washington University Hospital in 1979 to become the Director of Diagnostic Ultrasound. In 1981 he joined Washington Radiology Associates, the largest provider of outpatient medical imaging in the Washington metropolitan area. Dr. Lipsit served as President of WRA for 20 years and retired from active clinical practice in 2014. Dr. Lipsit has published articles in radiology journals and texts and has lectured both locally and abroad. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Radiology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Inova Campus. Dr. Lipsit serves as an educational consultant to multiple organizations and has been a member of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Admissions Committee.
Interests:Essay Editing, General Advising, Interview Preparation
Amy graduated from Brown University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She went on attend Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She has extensive experience in advising as well as teaching and tutoring across various subjects including dance, financial accounting, and chemistry. She has served as a contributing author to both the USMLERx online question bank and the First Aid USMLE Step 2 CS book. She is now completing her residency at Harvard.
Interests: Interview Preparation, MMI Interview Preparation, Essay Editing
Kachiu aspired to become a physician from a young age and was accepted into three combined undergraduate-medical school programs out of high school. She chose to attend Northwestern University’s Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME), eventually graduating Summa Cum Laude in Molecular Biology. She went on to attend Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, serving on the interview committee for future HPME candidates. She also serves as a junior editor for USMLERx and the print version of First Aid USMLE Step 2 CS. She is currently a dermatology resident at Brown University.
Interests: BS/MD admissions consulting, Essay Editing
Raj graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering. After college, he pursued a post-baccalaureate program and obtained a Masters in Biosciences at the University of Pennsylvania. He then went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey, where he was an interviewer for the admissions committee. At Columbia, Raj was intricately involved in the admissions committee, serving as a voting member for four years. He has extensive alumni interview experience as well for Columbia. He is now a resident in internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Interests: Post-bacc program advising, Interview Preparation
Patrick spent the first two years of his higher education at a community college. From there he went to the Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he studied philosophy and theology, completing a B.A. Summa Cum Laude. He then pursued a post-baccalaureate premedical program while simultaneously completing an M.A. in philosophy at Cleveland State University. He obtained his M.D. at the University of Toledo College of Medicine where he was elected to AOA. He has a strong interest in helping non-traditional students, especially those who come to medicine from a humanities background. An avid writer, he has been a lecturer in philosophy and was previously an Edmund D. Pellegrino Fellow at the Georgetown University Center for Clinical Bioethics. He has two children and is currently a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Wright State University/Wright Patterson Air Force Base. While in medical school, Patrick served in the United States Air Force’s Health Professions Service Program.
Interests: Non-traditional applicant advising, Essay Editing, Interview Preparation
Elie graduated cum laude with departmental high honors in field from Harvard University in 2007 with an A.B. degree in Biochemical Sciences with a concentration in Biological Engineering. He then went on to receive his M.D. degree from Yale University in 2011, where he was awarded the Perkins Prize for receiving the highest score on the USMLE Step 1. Elie is currently completing his internship in internal medicine and residency in diagnostic and interventional radiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Elie has formerly served as an alumni interviewer for the Harvard College Admissions Committee, and he has several years’ experience with college, medical school, and residency admissions consulting. He also has several years’ experience with private tutoring for the MCAT and USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3. Elie is featured in a chapter of the book Honors Medical Students: Becoming America’s Best and Brightest.
Interests: General Advising, Essay Editing, Interview Preparation, USMLE Tutoring
Mike graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience and a minor in Business Management. He was accepted to both California and Texas medical schools as a non-resident and chose to attend UCLA. He is currently a resident in psychiatry. Mike served as a full member of the UCLA admissions committee and handled many applications marked as “disadvantaged.” He enjoys editing applications and personal statements and worked as a writing tutor in college. His recent article, “How I Scored a 257 on USMLE Step 1,” was featured on KevinMD.com as well as various other blogs. Mike also runs his own website, www.medical-school-insider.com, which is dedicated to helping premed students get into medical school and succeed once there.
Interests: Essay Editing, Application Editing, Advising for California and Texas Applicants
Ben graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science with departmental honors in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. As an undergraduate he completed three years of bench research and volunteered at a free clinic for uninsured and economically disadvantaged patients. After taking a year off to complete his research (and fit in some travel), he was accepted to four top-ten medical schools and chose to attend Stanford University, where he was awarded a medical scholars research grant and served on curriculum advisory committees. He is now completing his residency in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat surgery) at the NYU School of Medicine, where he continues to be involved with curriculum planning and residency admissions.
Interests: General Advising, Personal Statement Editing, Interview Preparation, Gap Year Planning
Davietta graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and English. She worked as a peer writing tutor at the Sweetland Writing Center during her time there. After college, she chose to attend Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and pursue a dual MD/MPH (Masters in Public Health) degree. She worked for two years with the Office of Diversity to increase minority recruitment at Northwestern. She recently spent a year pursuing public health research in NYC and is now back to Northwestern to finish her MD/MPH
Interests: Minority Admissions Advising, Essay Editing, General Advising
Jalal graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering. After college, he participated in research at Cornell Weill Medical Center as well as Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He then went onto attend the Mount Sinai School of Medicine as part of their prestigious MD/PhD program. He has been heavily involved in teaching and private tutoring for the MCAT for the last 8 years, including working for ExamKrackers for three years in New York City. He has also formerly interviewed for the admissions committee for the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Medical Science Training Program.
Interests: MD/PhD Advising, Interview Preparation, Essay Editing
Monica graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors of Science from Yale College. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and completed a double major in Biology and Spanish Language and Literature, receiving departmental honors in both fields. She has served as a pre-professional advisor and academic tutor for both undergraduates and high school students over the years, in subject areas including biochemistry, genetics, chemistry and essay writing. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and continues her training at the prestigious Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and at Stanford University Hospitals (Dermatology) in Palo Alto, California. Her experience at the top universities give her a unique perspective on what it takes to get into the most competitive programs in the country.
Interests: General Advising Focused on Top Tier Schools, Essay Editing
Alice graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan with a BS in Biochemistry and MPH in Global Health, with a focus on maternal health in East Africa. She worked in reproductive health in China for 2 years prior to attending the University of Michigan Medical School on a full merit scholarship. During medical school, she became interested in the intersection between business and medicine and completed an MBA at Harvard Business School with a summer internship at McKinsey in San Francisco. Alice has taught MCAT for the Princeton Review and coached numerous MBA and consulting applicants through essay editing and interview preparation. Her experience both inside and outside of medicine gives applicants a real world perspective on how to best package themselves for success. She is now working on the business side of an urgent care start-up in NYC and entering into the Match for residency.
Interests: MD/MBA Admissions, Essay Editing, Interview Preparation, Gap Year Planning
Stephen was a Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill where he graduated with Honors and Highest Distinction. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and earned the award for most outstanding student in Political Science. After undergrad, Stephen entered the UNC School of Medicine on a full merit scholarship where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha. During graduate school, he developed an interest in health systems management and completed an MBA at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business where he graduated as a Fuqua Scholar, a designation for top graduating students. He also taught public speaking to Duke MBA students and won a national research presentation award from Academy Health. Stephen is currently completing his Transitional Year after which he will complete his Dermatology Residency at the NYPH – Columbia University Medical Center. Stephen served as a voting member on the UNC School of Medicine Admissions Committee where he interviewed numerous candidates for admission.
Interests: Essay Editing, Interview Preparation, General Advising, Complete Application Support
Rashmi aspired to become a physician from a young age. She was valedictorian of Port Jefferson and was accepted into the prestigious Union College Leadership in Medicine Program with Albany Medical College where she completed her BS/MD/MBA degrees. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in from Union College and also received the Stephen F. Leo MD Prize for the student who attained the highest grades in the graduating class and was accepted to medical school. She received her MBA in Health Systems Administration and then went on to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School for Residency. As an active medical student instructor, she has an appointment as a Clinical Fellow at the Harvard Medical School. She also served as Chief Resident in Diagnostic Radiology as well as an interviewer and admissions committee member for the residency program.
Interests: BS/MD Interview Preparation
Sohan graduated from Stanford with a degree in biomechanical engineering. His passion for creating medical technology took him to a Bay Area medical device startup before beginning medical school at Stanford. After finishing three years of medical school and realizing he loves school, he decided to complete an MBA at the GSB as well. He then went on to McKinsey as a management consultant. He’s currently on leave of absence from the medical school to pursue his own digital health startup. He previously served on Stanford Medical school’s admissions committee and was also involved with interviewing applicants.
Interests:MD/MBA Admissions Advising, Essay Editing, General Advising, Interview preparation
Brian graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physiology and Neurobiology. He is currently a fifth year student at the University of Southern California pursuing his PhD in integrative biology and disease while performing exercise physiology research in relation to rehabilitation. He plans on pursuing a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency and specializing in sports medicine. He has interviewed both MD and MD/PhD applicants and worked with the admissions committee providing feedback on the students and their interviews. An avid sports fan with multiple interests, he is interested in ensuring prospective students display the “well-rounded” characteristic important to medical schools.
Interests: MD/PhD Advising, Interview Preparation, Essay Editing, General Advising, California Applicants
Sanjay graduated Manga Cum Laude from Columbia University in New York City with a Bachelors of Science in Applied Mathematics. Sanjay was accepted to six of the top ten medical schools in the country and ultimately decided to attend the Yale University School of Medicine. While at Columbia, Sanjay was the head teaching assistant for General Chemistry for 2 years and a Calculus I and II teaching assistant. Additionally, when Sanjay was a sophomore he was the youngest ever presenter at the American College of Cardiology National Meeting. While at Yale, Sanjay served as the president of his class as well as a tutor in biostatistics and biochemistry. Sanjay has authored a dozen journal publications in the field of oncology, received two research grants, and co-authored two book chapters related to health services research. In 2011, Sanjay was named the Radium Society Young Oncologist of the Year. Sanjay will begin his residency training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and will subsequently go on to complete his residency in radiation oncology at Yale. Sanjay has served on multiple admissions committees at a variety of different levels and has advised numerous students from different backgrounds on getting into medical school.
Interests: General Advising, Essay Editing, Interview Preparation, MCAT Preparation, Pre-med research opportunities
Nikhil is a member of Northwestern University’s Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME) 7 year accelerated BA/MD Program. During his undergraduate studies, he majored in Psychology and served as a board member of the University Hearing and Appeals System. He then attended Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and was also accepted to the Research Thesis Program. Nikhil was a co-founder of Northwestern’s Cardiovascular Health Society and Camp Cardiac, a 1-week summer camp for high school students. In his free time, Nikhil enjoys playing tennis and running. Nikhil will begin his residency at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Internal Medicine.
Interests: Direct High School to Medical School Program Advising, Essay Editing, Interview Preparation
Kelley Coffman graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a degree in public health. When an unexpected opportunity came her way, she decided to defer matriculation into Georgetown School of Medicine to spend a year abroad and in New York City. She taught young students English in France prior to moving to NYC where she performed environmental health research at two renowned medical centers, Weill Cornell Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital, leading to publications in the public health sector. She then graduated medical school as a Health Justice Scholar, focusing on global health. She spent time in the clinics of Ecuador and led a research project in Zambia. Now, Kelley continues her passion for helping the underserved in her Internal Medicine residency program at the country’s oldest public hospital, Bellevue Hospital Center, at the NYU School of Medicine in NYC. She plans to specialize in Pulmonary and Critical Care with a focus on lung cancer in the developing world. She joins the MedSchoolCoach team with a passion for advising students on non-traditional paths to medicine, guiding them through the tedious process of essay writing, and teaching them about effective interview strategies.
Interests: Interview Preparation, Essay Editing, General Consulting
Anthony graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences and Business Administration minor. Upon election to Phi Beta Kappa, he was selected as the USC chapter’s national fellow nominee. As a USC Trustee Scholar (Full-tuition scholarship), he was an interviewer for the admissions and scholarship committees. Anthony then matriculated at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine where, in addition to being a student, he instructed weekly biochemistry/pharmacology classes for first year medical students. With a strong interest in writing, he pursued an additional research fellowship during medical school and has authored over 11 research articles currently published in peer-reviewed journals and presented numerous works at national meetings. Anthony will begin his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Washington.
Interests: Essay Editing including for California Applicants
Riley graduated from Boston College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a minor in History. During her time at Boston College, Riley served as a Teacher’s Assistant for Introductory Biology, completed research, and arranged her schedule so that she could go abroad during her junior year. Riley decided to pursue medicine late, so after college, Riley taught high school chemistry for a year while applying. This provided her a perspective outside of the normal pre-med student. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School where she gained a keen knowledge of the admissions process, particularly as it applies to students who have taken gap years. She will be continuing her graduate medical education in dermatology at UMass Medical School. Riley is passionate about helping students find their way to medical school while still maintaining balance in their lives.
Interests: General Advising, Nontraditional Students, Gap Year Planning, Interview Preparation, Essay Editing.
Kaveri graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Science from Michigan State University. As a member of the Honors College, she pursued a double major in Chemistry and in Comparative Culture and Politics. While an undergraduate, she served as a teaching assistant for calculus and as an academic tutor in subject areas of chemistry, biology and physics. She was also extensively involved in epidemiological and anthropological research, through which she developed a strong interest in writing. She went on to attend medical school at the University of Michigan and completed a research fellowship in epidemiology at Brown University. She has published extensively in the medical field, including over a dozen peer reviewed research papers and has presented her work numerous times at a national level.
Interests: General Advising, Essay Editing, Interview Preparation, General Advising for Pre-Meds Early in College
James studied Philosophy and Literature at St. John’s College, in Annapolis, Maryland. He applied to medical school as a non-traditional applicant after attending the Johns Hopkins Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program and completing a gap year. He was accepted to two of the top three medical schools in the country, and went on to receive his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. During medical school, he served on the admissions committee for two years where he evaluated over 150 complete applications, interviewed applicants, and was involved in the recruiting process. He also has significant experience mentoring students through the application and interview process. Currently, James is using his medical background in healthcare and biotech consulting.
Interests: Essay editing, Interview Preparation, Non-traditional applicants and Post-bac program advising
Amar graduated magna cum laude with a triple degree in Biochemistry, Biology, and Political Science from the University of Miami. His extensive experience in teaching includes serving as an undergraduate Chemistry Lab teaching assistant and as a private tutor. He graduated from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he also served as a member of the admissions committee. He has extensive experience in evaluating applications and interviewing applicants for admission into medical school. He has an extensive research interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Fecal Matter Transplants for Clostridium Colitis infections. Amar is also an accomplished medical writer having successfully published multiple manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. Amar is currently an Internal Medicine resident at the prestigious Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Interests:General Advising, Essay Editing, Interview Preparation
Dr Esparaz graduated Magna cum laude from Northwestern University and went onto attend Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. There, he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) society as one of the top medical students in his class. He has numerous awards to his name, including Cleveland Clinic Best in Interventional Radiology, the Department of Radiology Award Winner at Northwestern, and Senate Service Award Nominee which is awarded to 10% of class nominated by peers for outstanding contributions in academic, extracurricular, social, and community service to benefit students, Feinberg School of Medicine (FSOM), and the community. He is currently a Clinical Fellow in Radiology at the Harvard Medical School and a resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Anthony is also the author of numerous book chapters and has presented in several national and international meetings. At Northwestern, he was tasked with helping premeds through the medical school application process and became adept at helping students creatively sell themselves to admissions committees. Anthony is also an avid tennis player, having played tennis at Northwestern.
Interests: Personal Statement Editing, Advising for Athletes