Should I take honors classes? What about Advanced Placement courses? Is AP Biology better or AP Chemistry? There are many questions to be answered about class planning, each with implications for your eventual application. Our advisors will help you sort through them all.
How will you separateness yourself from others? Many of your fellow applicants will have perfect SAT scores and great GPAs, so you need extracurricular activities to separate yourself. We will help you pick the right ones.
You will need to show direct medical programs that you understand what being a physician is about in today’s world. You will need to partake in clinical volunteering and other clinical activities to show your interest and dedication. We will help you find these opportunities and help you understand how these will impact you.
If you plan on gaining admission to a BS/MD medical program, you cannot spend your summers like many of your peers. You will need to separate yourself by doing things like research, clinical programs and international volunteering. We will help you plan for these.
It is important to realize BS/MD programs are not for everyone. Your advisor will help you figure out if these programs are right for you and discuses the pros and cons of obtaining an MD degree via one of these programs.
Applying to BS/MD programs requires advanced planning. We will help you target the programs best for you. We will also help you navigate the process of submitting your application, gathering letters of recommendations and the various other steps in the process
This is just a short list of how we can help. We realize there are an infinite number of questions you may want to ask us, so we are here to answer them all!
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
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
MedSchoolCoach offers packages for our Direct Medical Program Game Plan by the hour. This allows maximum flexibility and help when you need it. Whether you are just starting high school or close to applying, we will provide you professional guidance with the most well qualified advisors to perfect your application.