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.
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.
The personal statement comments were extremely helpful. Both Sam and Amy gave me really constructive criticism without shattering my confidence.
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
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
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 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.
Interests: BS/MD Admissions Advising, Interview Preparation, Essay Editing