Med School Advice & Application Help From Physician Advisors - MedSchoolCoach

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Tailored professional advice from admissions experts who are physicians.

Strategize for Success with Physician Advisors

MedSchoolCoach Strategic Planning Sessions pair you with a Physician Advisor with admissions committee experience to help you shape and transform your application.

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PHYSICIAN ADVISORS

At MedSchoolCoach, all of our Physician Advisors, whether they are advising high school, pre-med or medical school students, are actual physicians.

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99% SATISFACTION RATE

We work with thousands of students and almost every single one loves working with us and feels they received substantial help.

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PERSONAL ATTENTION

You will work one-on-one with a Physician Advisor to develop a strategy that enhances your application and gives you the competitive edge so that you are set up for success once it’s time to apply.

How the Service Works

Sign Up Online

Once you sign-up, you will complete a detailed intake form that asks you about your education and personal history.

Get Paired

After reviewing your intake form in detail, we will match you with the Physician Advisor who is best suited for you. Your Physician Advisor will then reach out to set up a time to connect.

Advising Session

You will create a game plan with your Physician Advisor via a video advising session. After the session, you will have a detailed map that will enable you to take the next steps on your journey.

Repeat as Needed

Your situation may require short-term and long-term plans. Regardless, we are here to help you move forward in your quest to become a physician.

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Some of Our Popular Services

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Undergraduate Class Planning

Plan pre-med prerequisites, required courses for the MCAT, and the rest of your course schedule with a Physician Advisor.

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Extracurricular Activities

Receive advice on what activities help you grow as an individual and as a future doctor, and look impressive on an application.

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Post Bacc Options

Understand the pros and cons of specific post-baccalaureate programs, including average grades, linkage programs, degree options, and cost, to find the best program for you.

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Gap Year Planning

Work with a Physician Advisor to evaluate your application and strategize the best options for a gap year, whether that means enrolling in a post-baccalaureate program, earning a master’s degree, obtaining clinical work, or finding research experience.

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School Selection

Using our proprietary algorithm, your Physician Advisor will perform a detailed analysis of your statistics, state residency, location, and career preferences to help you choose the best schools.

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Reapplication Options

Work with a Physician Advisor to improve your chances the next time by addressing gap year options, extracurricular activities, classes to retake, and anything else that held you back the last time you applied.

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Admissions Timeline

Submit your transcript, resume, and detailed background information to determine your overall candidacy and the best time to apply.

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Alternative Pathways

Discuss with a Physician Advisor the differences between U.S. MD, U.S. DO, and Caribbean schools, and how choosing one over the other may impact your career.

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Career Changers

Learn how to transition out of your current career into a future in medicine.

Meet an Advisor

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

10+ years

10k students

500k advising hours

Meet Some of Our Team

Featured Advisor Profiles

Sahil Mehta MD, MedSchoolCoach Founder
Sahil Mehta MD Founder

Dr. Mehta is the founder of MedSchoolCoach and has guided thousands of successful medical school applicants. He is also a practicing physician in Boston where he specializes in vascular and interventional radiology.

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Renee Marinelli MD, MedSchoolCoach
Renee Marinelli MD Director of Advising

Dr. Marinelli has practiced family medicine, served on the University of California Admissions Committee, and has helped hundreds of students get into medical school. She spearheads a team of physician advisors who guide MedSchoolCoach students.

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Simon Bababeygy MD, MedSchoolCoach Master Advisor
Simon Bababeygy MD Master Advisor

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

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Newsha Lajevardi MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Newsha Lajevardi MD Master Advisor

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, MedSchoolCoach Master Advisor
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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Edward Lipsit MD, MedSchoolCoach
Ed Lipsit MD Associate Director of Advising

Dr. Lipsit served on the Virginia Commonwealth University admissions committee and was also Chief Resident at The George Washington University Medical Center.

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The MedSchoolCoach Difference

Receive support from actual physician advisors. The people reviewing your application are physicians, so those helping you prepare your application should also be.

No Limits

We do not believe in limiting your communication with your advisor. We are here for you and will provide as much help as you need.

Experience

We have served thousands of students and logged over 500,000 advising hours. No one has more experience than we do helping premed students get accepted into medical school.

Want to meet more of the team?

Frequently Asked Questions

Your advisor will be an actual physician who has helped hundreds of students navigate the medical school application process.

Yes, depending on their availability. Make your request and we will do our best to pair them with you.

You will work directly with your Physician Advisor to schedule sessions that accommodate both schedules. Nights and weekends are always accommodated.

Yes, we welcome parent involvement.

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.

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The proof is in the numbers

Learn why thousands of students have trusted us to help them on their journeys to becoming physicians.

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

Application Advising Reviews

Package Pricing

Invest in Your Medical School Future and Boost Your Odds of Getting Accepted!

Strategic Planning Session
1
One-on-One Private
Tutoring

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Strategically plan any aspect of your pre-med process, including coursework and activities
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Assess your strengths and weaknesses as an applicant
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Receive specific recommendations on how to move forward as a pre-med
Extended Strategic Planning
4
One-on-One Private
Tutoring

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Strategically plan any aspect of your pre-med process, including coursework and activities
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Assess your strengths and weaknesses as an applicant
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Receive specific recommendations on how to move forward as a pre-med
Plus, you'll also receive:
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An ability to longitudinally plan your pre-med experience with an experienced physician advisor by your side to increase your chances of success
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Access to MedSchoolCoach Pre-Med A to Z video series
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Access to MedSchoolCoach guidebooks and planning documents
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Early invite access to MedSchoolCoach MCAT products
Strategic Planning Session
1
One-on-One Private
Tutoring

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Strategically plan any aspect of your pre-med process, including coursework and activities
Icon
Assess your strengths and weaknesses as an applicant
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Receive specific recommendations on how to move forward as a pre-med
Extended Strategic Planning
4
One-on-One Private
Tutoring

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Strategically plan any aspect of your pre-med process, including coursework and activities
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Assess your strengths and weaknesses as an applicant
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Receive specific recommendations on how to move forward as a pre-med
Plus, you'll also receive:
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An ability to longitudinally plan your pre-med experience with an experienced physician advisor by your side to increase your chances of success
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Access to MedSchoolCoach Pre-Med A to Z video series
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Access to MedSchoolCoach guidebooks and planning documents
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Early invite access to MedSchoolCoach MCAT products
Strategic Planning Session
Limited Availability
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Strategically plan any aspect of your pre-med process, including coursework and activities
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Assess your strengths and weaknesses as an applicant
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Receive specific recommendations on how to move forward as a pre-med
Extended Strategic Planning
Limited Availability
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Strategically plan any aspect of your pre-med process, including coursework and activities
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Assess your strengths and weaknesses as an applicant
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Receive specific recommendations on how to move forward as a pre-med
Plus, you'll also receive:
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An ability to longitudinally plan your pre-med experience with an experienced physician advisor by your side to increase your chances of success
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Access to MedSchoolCoach Pre-Med A to Z video series
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Access to MedSchoolCoach guidebooks and planning documents
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Early invite access to MedSchoolCoach MCAT products

Need other help?

We have worked with students in every situation. We can help you, no matter where you are in the process.

Comprehensive Application Help

If you are applying to medical school, our Physician Advisors can help you from the start of the application process to acceptance.

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Essay Editing

Our Writing Advisors will help you draft and edit your personal statement.

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Interview Preparation

Traditional and MMI interview preparation provided by Physician Advisors.

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

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