General Advising Services

Have a question about the medical school application process?
Our advisors have an answer.

a few of our most common services

Undergraduate Class Planning

Pre-Med Planning - which courses to take

The medical school application process actually begins from your very first day of college. Specific classes must be planned out and completed before the MCAT should be taken and before the actual application can even begin. We will help you choose and plan out your course schedule from the very first to very last day of college.

Extracurricular Activities


Extracurricular activities are often overlooked by students, but this part of your application can make the difference between your first and last choice school. We will suggest and help you plan out many different extracurricular activities. We focus on activities that not only look good on the application, but more importantly, will help you grow as a person and future doctor. From participating in community service in a foreign country to starting your own organization, we can help.

Post Bacc Options


Choosing the right Post Bacc program is an extremely important step in your application. Understanding the pros and cons of each program is imperative in choosing the path that will get you accepted into medical school. We take into account factors like average grades, linkage programs, degree options, cost, etc when recommending the post bac program that best suites your needs.

Gap Year Planning

Taking time off between graduating college and applying to medical school? MedSchoolCoach can help you evaluate your application as it stands now and recommend the best options for a gap year, whether that be a post-bacc program, international work, clinical work or research work.

School Selection

Confused about where to apply? We perform a detailed analysis of your statistics, state residency, location and career preferences and help you chose the best schools to apply to using our proprietary tools and algorithms.

Reapplication Options

We can provide a full evaluation of what went wrong with your first medical school application. We will work with you to figure out how you can improve your application on the second go around, including what to do in your gap year, what extracurriculars to get involved in, what classes you should retake, etc. There is a way into medical school and we will help you find it.

Admissions Timeline

medical school application process timeline

The medical school admissions game requires correct timing in order to be successful. We will advice you on the right time to apply, including whether you should take a year off to augment your application or pursue other interests, when to take the MCAT, etc.

Alternative Pathways

Want to understand the difference between US M.D. schools vs D.O. schools vs Caribbean M.D. schools and how choosing one over the other may impact your career? Our advisors have the answers to help you make the right choice based on your career aspirations.

Career Changers

Changing careers completely? Lost as to where to start on the premed process? MedSchoolCoach can help you with the transition to medicine from planning your first day back in school to helping you tailor your application to stand out.

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How the Service Works

  • 1.

    Sign Up Online

    Once you sign up below, you'll receive an email with a detailed questionnaire we'd like you to fill out that goes through your education and personal history.

  • 2.

    Get Matched with an Advisor

    We will review your questionnaire in detail and match you with the best advisor for your needs. You can also request an advisor, if you prefer. The advisor will contact you to set up a time to meet, usually in the evenings or on weekends.

  • 3.

    Advising Session

    Via Skype or telephone, you will have your game planning session with your physician advisor. After the session, you'll have a detailed game plan which will allow you to take the next steps to become a physician!

  • 4.

    Repeat as Needed

    Your situation may require both a short term and long term plan. We are here for you to pick up where you last left off as you move forward in your quest to become a physician.


Once you sign up for service, we ask you to fill out information sheet to help us assign you to the best possible advisor. The advisor will be an actual physician listed on our advisor page, who has experience working with hundreds of students through the application process. You can review all our advisors on the about us page and request one if there is anyone in particular you would like to work with.

Yes, absolutely. However, if we feel the advisor you requested is not the best person to handle your situation, we’ll let you know.

Sometimes, but because our advisors are across the country and the best advisor for your particular situation may not be in your location, we highly recommend that advising sessions be done virtually. 

Yes, if they want, we encourage parents to be involved in these sessions.

Yes, absolutely. We can conduct the advising via phone or Skype/Facetime as needed!

Every MedSchoolCoach senior advisor is equally well qualified, however, as the founder of MedScholCoach, Dr Mehta has unparalleled experience in working with students through the admissions process. Many students request working with him, therefore our cost structure reflects this.

Senior Advisor: $300/hrOne hour advising session via Skype or telephone with one of our senior advisors. You will be assigned an advisor based on your questionnaire which we utilize to gauge who can help you most (ie questions about gap years, extracurriculars, post baccs, etc)! If you have a specific advisor request, you can let us know!