Medical School Personal Statement Essay Editing – Physician Editors
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Essay Editing

WHY MEDSCHOOLCOACH

Whether you’re crafting a compelling personal statement, developing a narrative for your secondaries,or even portraying your value through update/intent letters, MedSchoolCoach has the expertise necessary to make your application stand out.

When our physician editors help you brainstorm and edit your essays, they are putting their admissions knowledge to work for you. Our advisors know how significant the writing portion is, and as a result, work tirelessly to ensure you get the attention needed to create a masterpiece.

Craft the perfect medical school personal statement

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PHYSICIAN ADVISORS

At MedSchoolCoach, you only work with advisors who are actual physicians.
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98% SUCCESS RATE

98% of students who used MedSchoolCoach last year to develop their personal statement received at least 1 interview invite.
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NO LIMITS

We believe in working comprehensively with our students, so we work until the application is great
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PERSONAL ATTENTION

Your advisor will get to know you inside and out. This helps in putting together the most cohesive application possible, one that accentuates your strengths and gives you the best shot at an acceptance.

Applications we can help with

COLLEGE/POST-BACC

  • Common Application
  • College Personal Statement
  • “Why MD” essay
  • CV/Resume
  • Supplemental Essays
  • Extracurricular Essays (research, volunteer,
    internships)

MEDICAL SCHOOL

  • Personal Statement
  • AMCAS Activities
  • Secondary Essays
  • Update Letters
  • Letters of Interest/Intent
  • CV/Resume
  • Committee letter essays

RESIDENCY

  • Personal Statement
  • ERAS application
  • Letters of Intent

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HOW OUR ESSAY EDITING PROCESS WORKS

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Step 1

Discovery

Our advisors use our comprehensive intake form and spend time getting to know you on a personal level to find out what makes you unique.

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Step 2

Brainstorm

Using your individualism, advisors work with you to brainstorm a cohesive narrative throughout your application.

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Step 3

Edit

Once you’ve developed a draft, advisors will then critique and enhance what you’ve created.

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Step 4

Finalize

After a few drafts, advisors will refine and correct small imperfections standing in the way of excellence.

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Step 5

Acceptance

With the help of your physician advisor, you will have crafted an application to get you accepted into the school of your choice.

Meet a physician advisor

Dr. Marinelli was an admissions committee member at UC Irvine

Meet a few advisors

Physicians with admissions committee experience

Edward Lipsit MD
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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Aubrey Jordan MD, MedSchoolCoach Master Advisor
Aubrey Jordan MD Master Advisor

Dr. Jordan served on the admissions committee at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Henry Ng MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Henry Ng MD

Dr. Ng was an assistant dean and member of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Admissions Committee.

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Explore the difference

  • The MedSchoolCoach Difference

    Our sole focus at MedSchoolCoach is medicine. Period. Because of this, we have developed unparalleled experience in everything related to medical school.

  • The MedSchoolCoach Story

    In combining our experience as premeds, applicants, medical students, admissions committee members, and physicians, we are able to give better, more sound advice than any other advisor you can find.

  • The MedSchoolCoach Team

    As physicians, we’ve taken the Hippocratic Oath to share what knowledge we have with those who are to follow. There’s no better promise than the one sworn by us as physicians to give the ultimate care and dedication to our students.

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Frequently asked questions

Your editor will be one of MedSchoolCoach’s physician editors with admissions committee experience who have extensive experience evaluating and editing essays. Other companies have “English editors” with absolutely no medical experience. Remember, our advisors are actual physicians, the same physicians who evaluate your application during the admissions process. Each is also a published author with multiple academic publications.

Yes! All our essay editing packages come with brainstorming time with your physician advisor.

We use a project management portal called Basecamp to provide essay edits. When you upload your essays, your physician advisor will review them in detail and then provide constructive feedback on how to improve them. As you get closer to a final draft, we will help with things like word choice, sentence structure and grammar.

Advisors provide feedback within 24-96 hours of submission. This allows enough time for actual in-depth edits, not simply word changes.

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Package Pricing

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

Choose your advisor:

3 Edits
$650

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Personalized Attention with a Physician Advisor
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3 Rounds of Content Editing
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Brainstorming Content (30 minutes)
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Maximum Word Count (750)
Unlimited Edits
$850

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Personalized Attention with a Physician Advisor
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Unlimited Rounds of Content Editing
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Brainstorming Content Unlimited
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Maximum Word Count (750)
Plus, you'll also receive:
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Conversion to Osteopathic Personal Statement (if needed)
3 Edits
$810

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Personalized Attention with a Physician Advisor
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3 Rounds of Content Editing
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Brainstorming Content (30 minutes)
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Maximum Word Count (750)
Unlimited Edits
$1,145

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Personalized Attention with a Physician Advisor
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Unlimited Rounds of Content Editing
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Brainstorming Content Unlimited
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Maximum Word Count (750)
Plus, you'll also receive:
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Conversion to Osteopathic Personal Statement (if needed)
3 Edits
Limited Availability
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Personalized Attention with a Physician Advisor
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3 Rounds of Content Editing
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Brainstorming Content (30 minutes)
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Maximum Word Count (750)
Unlimited Edits
Limited Availability
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Personalized Attention with a Physician Advisor
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Unlimited Rounds of Content Editing
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Brainstorming Content Unlimited
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Maximum Word Count (750)

Need other help?

We prefer to work with student comprehensively, however we also offer a la carte services.

Strategic planning

Advising and early planning to get you on the right track towards your pre-med goals.

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Secondary Editing

Personal statement & application brainstorming and editing by physician advisors.

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Interview prep

Traditional and MMI interview preparation by physician advisors.

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Educational resources

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Virtual Medical School Interview

VITA, the Video Interview Tool for Admissions, is Announced by AAMC

On June 25 2020, the AAMC announced VITA or Video Interview Tool for Admissions. It's an initiative by the AAMC to help medical schools during the COVID-19 pandemic assess applicants without the need for traditional in-person interviews; essentially, it's a one-way virtual interview! The AAMC developed and will administer this one-time, one-way video (recorded) interview designed to help medical schools assess applicants’ pre-professional competencies important for success in medical school. How exactly the text will be utilized by medical schools is still up for debate. With the addition of the VITA, as well as the SJT (situational judgment test) and the CASPer exam, there are now multiple "pre-interview" tests that a pre-med may have to take. While the SJT is only being piloted to two schools, the VITA test will be used by many medical schools for the 2020-2021 application cycle.

What are the VITA Exam Specifics

There are many specifics of the exam that are covered on the AAMC website, but a few highlights include that you must be selected by at least one medical school to complete the AAMC VITA interview. Schools will notify the AAMC that you have been selected to complete the AAMC VITA interview, which will initiate the process. You only have to take the AAMC VITA test once and it will be available for all schools to review. The AAMC VITA interview will be done on the HireVue platform, which is an online interview platform that typically is used by recruiters for job interviews. The AAMC has adapted the format to reflect a one-way medical school interview. You will not need to schedule a specific date for this portion of your medical school interview, which will really allow travel to become a non-concern for students. It's not clear yet whether medical schools will still require an in-person interview in addition to the VITA interview.

How Will the Exam Be Scored?

Medical schools will likely score this interview similar to how they score other interviews. While AAMC will not grade it, each medical school will evaluate your responses using its own school-specific process. There is no guarantee that a medical school that selects you to interview will view or evaluate your responses. As with a traditional in-person interview, you may not receive feedback from a medical school about your interview performance.

Sample AAMC VITA Questions

  • What motivated you to choose a career in medicine?
  • Please describe a time when you disagreed with a coworker or classmate. How did you resolve the situation?
  • If you were in a situation where you did not agree with how an attending was talking to a patient, what would you do?
We have many more sample VITA questions coming up. Check back for regular updates!

What the VITA Exam Means for Pre-Meds

Overall, this is a much-needed step for medical schools to take, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Traditional interviews involved a high cost to students, requiring them to fly to different parts of the country (and occur large expenses). It is possible that schools will take this instead of the traditional interview, or in conjunction with Zoom interviews for this application cycle. Some schools may still require in-person interviews, but that seems less likely given social distancing, the ongoing number of infections and restrictions on travel. Regardless, students should prepare for the AAMC VITA interview like they are preparing for an actual medical school interview and consider utilizing the MedSchoolCoach Virtual Interview Simulation, which will be available shortly. VITA Exam Prep by MedSchoolCoach

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