Our Approach to Direct Medical Program Essay Editing
Editors With Experience
Our editors are actual physicians who have graduated from BS/MD programs and have served on admission committees. That means your essay is being evaluated and edited by people who know medicine and the direct medical admissions process inside and out.
Way Beyond Grammar
Anyone can edit for grammar, and of course we do as well. But because our editors know what direct medical schools are looking for, we dig deep into the content of your medical school personal statement and supplemental essays to make them stand out.
Stop Only At Perfection
We believe that a great essay requires a lot of revision. That is why most of our packages include multiple edits. We will work until you and your editor are happy with your final product!
Why Sign Up
he various essays required for direct medical school admissions are extremely important. Both the undergraduate and medical schools you will be applying to will use your essay as a important indicator of your maturity, strengths and commitment to medicine. Many schools require multiple essays, including the common application personal statement. The direct medical program "Why Medicine" essay and the common application personal statement are two of the most important parts of your application. Schools use these to differentiate applicants with similar “stats.” A great essay can get you accepted, while a poor essay will keep you rejected. We work with you to brainstorm and develop ideas which are unique and bring out your strengths. We work with you on developing your content and refining your writing style. We go way beyond grammar checking – our medical school personal statement experts help separate yourself from the pact. Individuals reviewing your application will sometimes spend no more than 3 minutes reading your personal statement even though you've spent 3 weeks writing it. MedSchoolCoach will work with you to make sure that your essay is powerful and sticks out against the other 5,000 applicants.
How Our Service Works
1) Submit Your Essay
You sign up and submit your essay right online.
If sign up for a package that includes brainstorming time, you can talk to an advisor at anytime via telephone.
You will receive feedback from an editor via email with detailed corrections.
4) Repeat Until Perfect
We believe a great essay takes more than a cursory glance over, so we have multiple edit packages.
The service is valid for a single essay, up to 600 words
Our edits go way beyond grammar. You will get detailed comments and suggestions about the content and structure of your personal statement.In-depth content editing
Turn around time
Each edit includes in-depth comments on content, structure, grammar, etcNumber of edits
Brainstorming time with an advisor over the phoneBrainstorming time
Advanced grammar check
MedSchoolCoach's Personal Statement E-Book will help you get started with tips and examples.MedSchoolCoach E-book
If you need more edits, you can upgrade at anytime!Upgradability
Your essay will also be read by a second senior advisorSecond Look
Your editor will be an actual physician or advanced standing medical student, i.e. someone who knows what medical schools are looking for in their applicants.An editor with real experience in medicine
30 minutes included
60 minutes included
Interested in more comprehensive services?
Our complete packages provide a more comprehensive approach.
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Experience - MedSchoolCoach direct medical advisors are physicians at top medical centers in the country and graduates of the top BS/BA-MD programs in the country. They have also served on the admissions committees at the best BS/BA-MD programs, including Northwestern's HPME.
Care - Repeatedly we hear from our former clients that our strongest asset is the care and dedication our advisors put into each students application. Our advisors truly care about your application and want to see you succeed. We will not give up until we help you achieve your dreams.
Value - There is no doubt about it, a medical education is expensive. So is hiring a professional advisor. We understand that saving money is a priority so we provide exceptional services with extremely qualified advisors at a relative value.
Absolutely amazing. Davietta was so helpful in my essay. Couldn't recommend her more highly to everyone who is applying to medical school.
Medical School Applicant
Overall excellent. The feedback and revisions were right on. I came in with what I thought was a good personal statement but left with what was really something special in my mind.
Medical School Applicant
I got so many complements on my personal statement during the interview trail. Sahil really helped me develop my voice and bring out my story.
Medical School Applicant
This was the second company I used for my personal statement. I'm so glad I used MedSchoolCoach because the first company basically left me at 2 revisions which were largely just grammar based. MedSchoolCoach actually dug into the content and made my essay much better.
Medical School Applicant
The personal statement comments were extremely helpful. Both Sam and Amy gave me really constructive criticism without shattering my confidence.
Medical School Applicant, Medical School Applicant
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Dr. Sahil Mehta
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
Dr. Kachiu Lee
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.
Nikhil is an alumnus and former admissions committee 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 is currently a senior resident at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Internal Medicine.
Interests: Direct High School to Medical School Program Advising, Essay Editing, Interview Preparation
Kevin Kadakia MD, MBA
Kevin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In high school, he decided to pursue medicine and interviewed at almost every 7 year direct medical program in the country. He chose to attend the University of Miami for the B.S/M.D program. After graduating college, he matriculated to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine with a full diversity scholarship (awarded to only one person per class). In between his third and fourth years of medical school, he completed an M.B.A also at the University of Miami. Currently, he is a radiology resident at UT Southwestern in Dallas. Kevin has been intimately involved in the medical application process for many years, including serving on the admissions committee at the University of Miami BS/MD program.