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STRATEGIC PLANNING

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Professional advice, tailored to your situation, from admissions experts who are physicians

Strategize for success with physician advisors

MedSchoolCoach‘s Application Packages pair you with a physician advisor with admissions committee experience to help you shape and transform your application

PHYSICIAN ADVISORS

At MedSchoolCoach, you only work with advisors who are actual physicians.

99% SATISFACTION RATE

We work with over 2000 students and almost every single one loves working with us and feels they were helped substantially

PERSONAL ATTENTION

You’ll receive personalized attention to develop a strategy that enhances your competitiveness so you’re set up for success once it’s time to apply.

How the Service Works

Sign Up Online

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

Get Paired

We will review your intake in detail and match you with the best fit advisor. The advisor will then reach out to set up a time to connect.

Advising Session

Via video conference, 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 which will allow you to take the next steps on your journey.

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.

A few of our most common services

Undergraduate Class Planning

Work with an advisor to plan pre med prerequisites, required courses for the MCAT, and the rest of your course schedule.

Extracurricular Activities

Gain advice on activities that not only look impressive on an application, but also help you grow as an individual and as a future doctor. Whether it’s participating in community service in a foreign country or starting your own organization, we can help!

Post Bacc Options

Understand the pros and cons of specific programs, taking into account average grades, linkage programs, degree options, cost, etc. to find the best post bacc that suits your needs.

Gap Year Planning

Receive an evaluation your application as it stands now and strategize the best options for a gap year. Whether that’s through a post bacc program, master’s program, clinical work or research experience, we’ll help you decide what will bolster your competitiveness.

School Selection

Partner with your advisor to perform a detailed analysis of your statistics, state residency, location, and career preferences to help you choose the best schools to apply to using our proprietary algorithm.

Reapplication Options

Find out where you went wrong and work with an advisor to improve your chances the next time by addressing gap year options, extra curricular activities, classes to retake, or anything else that held you back the last time.

Admissions Timeline

Confused about when to apply, how to plan your undergraduate career or extracurriculars? Submit your transcript, resume and detailed background information to determine your overall candidacy and be advised on the best time to apply.

Alternative Pathways

Understand the difference between US MD, US DO, and caribbean schools and how choosing one over the other may impact your career. Work with an advisor to find out which school choices are best for your future.

Career Changers

Learn how to transition out of your current career into a future in medicine. We’ll help you answer the question “Where do I start?”

Meet an advisor

Dr. Lipsit was an admissions committee member at Virginia Commonwealth University

10+ Years

10k students

500k Coaching Hours

Meet some of our team

Featured Advisor Profiles

Sahil Mehta MD Founder

Dr. Mehta has guided thousands of successful medical school applicants.

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Renee Marinelli MD Director of Advising

Dr. Marinelli served on the University of California, Irvine Admissions Committee

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Simon Bababeygy MD Master Advisor

Dr. Bababeygy served on the admissions committee at Stanford for four years

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Newsha Lajevardi MD

Dr. Lajevardi is a board certified dermatologist with an academic background and first hand experience with medical school and residency admissions.

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Ryan Gillihan MD Master Advisor

Dr. Gillihan has significant experience with both traditional and non-traditional applicants, and has helped countless students achieve their dreams of becoming a physician.

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Ed Lipsit MD Master Advisor

Dr. Lipsit is one of MedSchoolCoach’s Master Advisors, calling upon his extensive experience to help you reach your professional goals.

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Why we are different

Only physician advisors - no medical students, no editors, no guidance counselors. The people reviewing your application are physicians so those helping you prepare your application should be.

No Limits

We don’t believe in limiting your communication with your advisor to a few edits. We are here for you when you need us

Experience

with 10,000 students helped and over >500,000 coaching hours combined, no one has more experience than we do helping students.

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Frequently asked questions

Your advisor will be an actual physician who has experience working with hundreds of students through the application process.

Yes, you’re welcome to request an advisor to look over your essay. We will do our best to accommodate based on availability.

You’ll work directly with your advisor to schedule a time. Most advisors meet nights and weekends.

Yes, parents may be involved in these sessions.

Every MedSchoolCoach advisor is equally well-qualified, however, our Master Advisors have a special designation because they have exceptional experience and qualifications. Each has helped hundreds of students get into medical school and is consistently rated perfectly by our students. Many students request working with our Master Advisors because of their reputation and experience, therefore our cost structure reflects this.

Unlike other admissions companies, our focus is 100% on medicine. As such, we have actual physician advisors who have worked on admissions committees. No one can give you better advice than they can because they have actually evaluated thousands of applicants and made decisions on acceptance or rejection.

MORE QUESTIONS

The proof is in the numbers

Learn why thousands of students have trusted us when they have questions on their journeys towards becoming a physician.

96%

Of students recommend us to a friend

99%

Felt that they received "great" or "terrific" advice during their strategic planning sessions

12,000

Students have been helped over the last 10 years

Strategic Planning Pricing

Strategic Planning Session

$300

Extended Strategic Planning

$1000

Unlimited Strategic Planning
Includes

1 hour Video Conference or Phone Strategic Planning Session

Access to MedSchoolCoach Pre-Med A to Z Video Course

Includes

4 Hours of Advising Time via Video Conference or Phone

Access to All of MedSchoolCoach’s Guides and Resources

Access to Exclusive MedSchoolCoach Webinars and Q&A Sessions

Includes

Unlimited Hours of Advising Time via Video Conference or Phone

Unlimited Emails, Guides, Webinars as outlined in the Extended Package

Exclusive MedSchoolCoach Office Hours Every Semester with Dr. Marinelli, Director of Advising and Dr. Tao, Director of MCAT Tutoring

Features

With our Strategic Planning Sessions, students get on the right track. No matter if they are early in their freshman year and want to plan our courses or have graduated college and are looking to understand how they can transition into medical school. The sessions are perfect for any student and family looking for answers to their questions about getting into medical school and how they can maximize their own unique situations.

Features

With our Extended Strategic Planning Sessions pair students with an advisor who will guide them to medical school success. This is a great option for students who are in their junior or senior year and need to make sure they are on the right track to medical school. The sessions are perfect for any student and family looking for answers to their questions about getting into medical school and how they can maximize their own unique situations.

Features

With our Unlimited Planning Sessions is our plan where students are mentored and guided through every aspect of their college journey. Whether it is selecting courses, choosing activities, finding the right balance between social and academic life, we act as comprehensive coaches. The goal of this program is to set up every student for ultimate success in the medical school process, no questions asked.

Best for students who have specific questions that they need answered.

Best for those a year or two from applying to medical school.

Best for those who want a guide through the entire process, start to finish, no questions asked.

Strategic Planning Session w/ Master Advisor

$375

Extended Strategic Planning w/ Master Advisor

$1300

Unlimited Strategic Planning w/ Master Advisor
Includes

1 hour Video Conference or Phone Strategic Planning Session

Access to MedSchoolCoach Pre-Med A to Z Video Course

Includes

4 Hours of Advising Time via Video Conference or Phone

Access to All of MedSchoolCoach’s Guides and Resources

Access to Exclusive MedSchoolCoach Webinars and Q&A Sessions

Includes

Unlimited Hours of Advising Time via Video Conference or Phone

Unlimited Emails, Guides, Webinars as outlined in the Extended Package

Exclusive MedSchoolCoach Office Hours Every Semester with Dr. Marinelli, Director of Advising and Dr. Tao, Director of MCAT Tutoring

Features

With our Strategic Planning Sessions, students get on the right track. No matter if they are early in their freshman year and want to plan our courses or have graduated college and are looking to understand how they can transition into medical school. The sessions are perfect for any student and family looking for answers to their questions about getting into medical school and how they can maximize their own unique situations.

Features

With our Extended Strategic Planning Sessions pair students with an advisor who will guide them to medical school success. This is a great option for students who are in their junior or senior year and need to make sure they are on the right track to medical school. The sessions are perfect for any student and family looking for answers to their questions about getting into medical school and how they can maximize their own unique situations.

Features

With our Unlimited Planning Sessions is our plan where students are mentored and guided through every aspect of their college journey. Whether it is selecting courses, choosing activities, finding the right balance between social and academic life, we act as comprehensive coaches. The goal of this program is to set up every student for ultimate success in the medical school process, no questions asked.

Best for students who have specific questions that they need answered.

Best for those a year or two from applying to medical school.

Best for those who want a guide through the entire process, start to finish, no questions asked.

Need other help?

We have worked with students in every imaginable situation. We are here for you, no matter where you stand in the process.

Comprehensive Application Help

Applying to medical school. Our comprehensive packages take you from the start to an acceptance.

or

essay editing

Need help crafting a perfect personal statement? Our physician advisors are here for you!

or

interview prep

If you are preparing for an interview, our physician advisors can help you get the most of your practice with realistic mock interviews.

Not sure what you need? Speak with an enrollment team member

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Latest Reviews

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5/5
Excellent Advisors

I was actually hesitant when I first used MedSchoolCoach; it was a lot of money and I wasn’t sure how much help I really needed. I am so glad that I ended up using their services! My advisor (Audrey Jordan) was phenomenal and helped me navigate the shipwreck that is medical school admissions even in the most challenging of times. The advice, edits, and support that I received though med school coach undoubtedly aided in my success to attend my top choice allopathic program in the fall.

Jonah 6 months ago

5/5
Accepted into Multiple MD Schools!

MedSchoolCoach provided me with a phenomenal advisor that helped me perfect my primary and secondary essays. This led me to be accepted into two allopathic medical schools and interview throughout the country. I would highly recommend!

Steph 6 months ago

5/5
Amazing MCAT Tutoring - 19 points!

MCAT Tutoring with MedSchoolCoach was Awesome! Coral, Connor, and Ken were amazing tutors. My score went up 19 points from my diagnostic exam (496 to a 515) working with them. I am a sociology major and took the exam a month after finishing my first semester of biology. When I set my target score to 515 I thought I was being overly optimistic and I really wasn’t expecting to reach it the first go around. I purchased the platinum package and MedSchoolCoach’s master tutor Ken took my target score really seriously and worked with me to build a custom study schedule to get me there. Coral was my tutor for the Chem/Phys and Bio/Biochem sections and Connor for Psych/Soc. They were both awesome! They both had so much experience and knowledge about the exam and how things come up, and they really made sure I had everything down. Thank you guys so much for all your help!

Ryan 6 months ago

5/5
Will absolutely use them again!

MedSchoolCoach was an absolutely incredible service. I used them first for med school applications and I could not have been happier with the service they provided. Their counselors were responsive, and went so far out of their way to help put together the perfect application.

Noosh 6 months ago

5/5
Best Company Out There

Extremely patient, helpful, insightful, and cooperative individuals. Truly have helped make my medical school application more competitive and I am more confident in not only my application and myself. Small investment for help from great people!

Randhawa 6 months ago