Since 2007, MedSchoolCoach LLC has provided medical school application consulting services to hundreds of premedical students. We started this company after successfully going through the process ourselves. Dozens of people instantly wanted advice on how to do the same. We found that the advice people were getting from other sources was outdated or incorrect, and often lead them down the wrong path. We saw firsthand the many different places one can falter in the medical school application process. That is why we thought it would be helpful to offer structured services.
In combining our experience as premeds, applicants, medical students, admission committee members and physicians, we were able to give better, more sound advice than almost any other advisor you can find. Together, our advisors have the experience and credentials to help you get into a great medical school.
Every advisor at MedSchoolCoach is a physician. You will never work with an “english editor”, a Zoologist or a generic admissions counselor. We know exactly what medical schools are looking for in applicants and the hurdles you will face while becoming a physician.
Since our founding in 2007, we have helped over 8,000 applicants! That number grows every year when friends and family spread the word about how beneficial it was to work with MedSchoolCoach through their application.
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; we understand it isn’t cheap, but neither is a reapplication.
Admissions Committee Experience
Every advisor at MedSchoolCoach is not only a physician, but has been involved in evaluating applicants, interviewing them and influencing decisions on if they will be accepted to medical school. This insight is invaluable to a prospective applicant.
Your medical school application is not just your MCAT and GPA. It’s the culmination of years of experiences. We understand that and approach your application in a holistic manner to bring our your strongest values and present a thorough application to medical schools.
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.
meet a few members of our team
Dr. Marinelli served on the University of California, Irvine Admissions CommitteeDr. Simon Bababeygy served on Stanford's Admissions Committee for 4 yearsDr. Flick was a four year member of the admissions committee at UC Irvine School of Medicine and is a Flight Surgeon for the Army.Dr. Aneja was a member of the Yale School of Medicine Admissions CommitteeDr.Kadakia is a former admissions committee member at the University of Miami Direct Medical Program
Dr. Baltz is a dermatologist and was intricatley involved in admissions at University of North Dakota School of MedicineDr. Kreisberg served on the admissions committee at UTHSCA (UT San Antonio) for eight yearsDr. Cusak served on the admissions committee at the School of Medicine at Creighton University
A Few More Notes About MedSchoolCoach
Who We Are
As you can see, our advisors are physicians with experience on admissions committees. We do not employ PhDs, JDs, MBAs or anyone else who is not immensely familiar with the medical school application process. This provides us with a unique perspective of having gone through the application process and becoming physicians ourselves. During that time, our advisors have served on admissions committees or as interviewers to understand exactly what the process of medical school admissions entails. We know exactly what schools are looking for in applicants and the hurdles you will face while applying. We believe that physicians should help future physicians get into medical school.
Our advisors come from a variety of educational backgrounds and can help your application portray its strengths based on your own unique experiences. Simple steps can be taken to turn a terrible application into a superb one. We hope to be able to provide you with enough coaching so that you don’t fall into the traps that many other applicants do, and so that your application can shine in the eyes of an admissions committee. Simply put, we will help you get into medical school no matter your situation.
How We Compare
We understand hiring an advisor is a costly and relatively unknown proposition. Further, there are many admissions consulting companies which can provide you with varying degrees of guidance in your medical school application process. You should take a few simple steps in assessing who you are going to work with. Firstly, you may find many companies online that have a physician’s name attached to them whose credentials are great, however to work with that physician you will pay upwards of $500/hr. To work with people they employ, you will get a more reasonable cost, but you will also be getting an editor who is not a physician and who does not have medical or admissions committee knowledge. You may also find sites that are run by PhDs or MBAs. The medical school admissions process is unique – you need someone who understands it to help you through it. Secondly, you want to work with someone you can trust and who will not just be your advisor, but your mentor. We pride ourselves on always being available for our clients, day or night. We take the time to get to know them as an applicant and a person. There is no better testament to this than when we are invited to their celebration dinners when they get their acceptances to medical school (it’s happened, on more than one occasion!) Finally, work with someone who knows the process inside and out. They should understand who you are and who you want to be. Remember, our advisors are physicians with experience on admissions committees. This provides us with a unique perspective of having gone through the process just a few years earlier. We know exactly what schools are looking for, and the hurdles you will face while applying. We were in your shoes not long ago! We look forward to calling all our clients colleagues in the near future.
Who We Are Not
We are not a generic application editing service that will simply provide you grammar edits on your application. We provide individualized service to all our clients. We genuinely want to try to make your application better. At the same time, we will not write your application for you. This is the responsibility of our students always. Our advisors also DO NOT actively serve on the admissions committees of any medical schools as we believe this practice would be unethical.