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The MedSchoolCoach’s team goes above and beyond at every step of the process. Since our inception, our focus has been to assemble the absolute best team of physician advisors, MCAT and boards tutors anywhere.  Everyone at MedSchoolCoach is dedicated to the goal of making you a physician.

Sahil Mehta MD Founder

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

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Ken Tao Director of MCAT

Ken is nationally recognized as a premier MCAT tutor and MedSchoolCoach’s Director of MCAT Tutoring. He has helped thousands of students through the MCAT process.

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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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Joel Ramirez Director of Medical School Tutoring

Joel is the Director of USMLE, COMLEX, and Medical School Tutoring, has excelled on all of this USMLE exams, and has extensive experience tutoring.

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Carma Van Allen Student Success Team

Student Success Manager

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Tracy Lampl Student Success Team

Student Success Manager

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Michelle Hermany Enrollment Team

Enrollment Team

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Elizabeth Conway Enrollment Team

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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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Amy Chen MD Master Advisor

Dr. Chen graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School and is a current Dermatology resident at UCSF. She was a member of the Harvard Pre-Med Committee for 3 years

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David Flick MD Master Advisor

Dr. Flick was a four year member of the admissions committee at UC Irvine School of Medicine and is a Flight Surgeon for the Army.

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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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Mohammad Hajighasemi MD Master Advisor

Dr. Hajighasemi is a former admissions committee member at UC Irvine School of Medicine

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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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Harvey Katzen MD Master Advisor

Dr. Katzen was an admissions committee member at George Washington University School of Medicine

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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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Avani Rao MD Master Advisor

In undergrad, Dr. Rao served in a number of advising and mentoring roles, and because of this growing interest and past experience on a medical school admissions committee, she works with MedSchoolCoach in an effort to support others through the initial hoops of becoming a doctor.

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Ben Robison MD Master Advisor

Dr. Robison is a Macarthur award winning MD who offers individualized strategic advice, communication coaching, and editorial insight that has propeled students into top-tier medical schools.

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Ziggy Yoediono MD Master Advisor

Dr. Yoediono has extensive admissions experience and is one of MedSchoolCoach’s Master Advisors.

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Renee Allen MD

Dr. Allen is an obstetrician with extensive experience in health education and mentoring.

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Raghu Appasani, MD

Dr. Appasani likes to take a unique look into applicants’ interests outside of medicine and the traditional answers we are trained to highlight. He believes this brings out interesting passions that sometimes get suppressed during medical school.

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Sanjay Aneja MD

Dr. Aneja was a member of the Yale School of Medicine Admissions Committee.

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Davietta Butty MD

Dr. Butty is a pediatric urgent care physician and has extensive experience advising pre-medical students.

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Nabeel Arain MD

Dr. Arain is a pioneer of several minimally invasive surgical techniques and has served on various admissions committees.

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Eki Abrams MD

Dr. Abrams is an internist and musician and is one of MedSchoolCoach’s advisors.

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Elie Balesh MD

Dr. Balesh has formerly served as an alumni interviewer for the Harvard College Admissions Committee, and he has several years’ experience with college, medical school, and residency admissions consulting

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Grant Barber MD

Dr. Barber has advised over 100 pre-medical students. He is organized, prompt, creative, and professional.

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Tyler Callese MD

Dr. Callese is an interventional radiologist at UCLA and was involved in starting an admissions program at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

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Susan Choo MD

Dr. Choo is a pediatrician with extensive experience with admissions and advising medical students.

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Ashley Comfort MD

Dr. Comfort was part of the admissions committee at USC Keck interviewing candidates.

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Edward Chang MD

Dr. Chang is the co-founder of ProspectiveDoctor.com and loves to guide students through the medical school application process.

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Jennifer Chyu MD

Dr. Chyu is a urology resident at the University of Washington, and has worked as both a tutor and advisor for MedSchoolCoach. She was involved in admissions at UCLA

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Alexis Dallara MD

Dr. Dallara is a practicing neurologist in NJ with extensive admissions experience.

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Vanessa Dimayuga Smith MD

Dr. Smith was a member of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Admissions Committee

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Steven Eilers MD

Dr. Eilers has enjoyed working with over 150 prospective and current applicants.  He is fortunate to have had excellent advice and preparation applying to medical school and wants to pay it forward.

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Rahul Dutta MD

Dr. Dutta is a surgeon-in-training and specializes in advising BS/MD applicants, research applicants (such as MD/PhD), and general applicants.

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Anthony Esparaz MD

Dr. Esparaz is part of the senior teaching faculty at Harvard Medical School

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Sungat Grewel MD

Dr. Grewal evaluated and interviewed applicants for Geisenger Commonwealth School of Medicine

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Christine Houser MD

Dr. Houser served on the medical school admissions committee for University of Texas at Houston School of Medicine. As a former residency program director, she has also been extensively involved in residency applicant selection and advising.

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Benjamin Farnia MD

Dr. Farnia is a radiation oncologist and served on the admissions committee at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Quoc ‘Q’ Ho MD

Dr. Ho was a previous MedSchoolCoach client and enjoys working with medical school applicants!

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Pooja Jaeel MD

Dr. Jaeel served as an interviewer and an admissions committee member at USC Keck.

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Ann John MD

Dr. John is a Dermatology resident and graduate of an accelerated BA/MD program with extensive experience with counseling and essay editing.

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Elizabeth John MD

Dr. John has spent over 6 years throughout medical school, residency, and fellowship serving on admissions committees.

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James Kelly MD

Dr. Kelly is a New York based Ophthalmologist who helps prepare doctors for their oral boards.

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Rabeea Khan MD

Dr. Khan went to Yale med, trained at MGH and now is in biotech.

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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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Kachiu Lee MD

Dr. Lee is one of the most highly requested advisors for BS/MD admissions, and >95% of her clients get interviews to BS/MD programs during each application cycle.

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Amar Mandalia MD

Dr. Mandalia was a member of the University of Miami Admissions Committee.

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Akshita Mehta MD

Dr. Mehta served on the admissions committee at George Washington University School of Medicine and at the UT Southwestern Radiology Residency.

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Mili Mehta MD

Dr. Mehta served on the admissions committee at Columbia University.

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Sarat Munjuluri MD

Dr. Munjuluri is well versed in admissions from high school through medical school.

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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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Tyler Okland, MD

Dr. Okland streamlines the question environment so you focus on what is important. He works to drill pattern recognition and provide a high volume of questions so you are ready for whatever is thrown at you on interview day.

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Amit Patel MD

Dr. Patel is an anesthesiologist and has served on numerous medical school and residency admissions committees.

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Dima Raskolnikov

Dr. Raskolnikov is a senior urology resident at the University of Washington and has been involved with medical school and undergraduate admissions in various capacities for over 10 years.

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Robert Rivas

Rob has served as Director of Admissions at some of the most highly selective colleges in the country.

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Saurabh Sinha MD

Dr. Sinha scored >250 on his USMLE Step 1 and Step 2. He is a neurosurgeon in Pennsylvania.

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Megan Trieu MD

Dr. Trieu served on the admissions committee at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Raj Sarkar MD

Dr. Sarkar was part of the admissions committee at Columbia University and an interviewer at NJMS.

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Emily Singer MD

Dr. Singer works with a passion from her own experience as an applicant, reapplicant, and member of the medical school admissions committee at UCLA to help candidates successfully navigate the application process and matriculate into medical school.

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Nikhil Seth MD

Dr. Seth was a member of the Northwestern School of Medicine HPME Admissions Committee

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Alec Sundet MD

Dr. Sundet scored > 260 on his USMLE Step 2 and served on the admissions committee at University of Colorado.

 

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Jasmin Scott- Hawkins MD

Dr. Scott-Hawkins has a wealth of experience in evaluating and guiding applicants through the medical school and residency admissions process. She is passionate about helping others pursue their dreams and diversifying the face of medicine.

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Ed Walsh MD

Dr. Walsh was an admissions committee member at University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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Brian Wu MD

Dr. Wu is an avid writer, researcher and MD/PhD admissions expert. He was part of the admissions at USC-Keck

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Matthew Winterton MD

Dr. Winterton is an orthopaedic surgeon and CEO/Founder of MadaHealth, Inc., and NGO improving surgical and perioperative outcomes in Madagascar.

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Aaron Yeoh MD

Dr. Yeoh has more than 10 years of tutoring experience and is passionate about advising applicants through the interview process.

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Ken Tao Director of MCAT

Ken is nationally recognized as a premier MCAT tutor and MedSchoolCoach’s Director of MCAT Tutoring. He has helped thousands of students through the MCAT process.

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Douglas Mclemore Master Tutor

Doug served as the Assistant National Content Director for the MCAT at Princeton Review before joining MedSchoolCoach

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Rishav Adhikari

Having worked for Teach for America, Rishav is a passionate educator. He scored 99 percentile on the MCAT!

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Sara Banbury

Sara scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT, and tutors all sections

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Connor Dunn

Connor has extensive teaching and tutoring experience in a wide variety of subjects across multiple standardized tests and college courses

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Cindy Du

Cindy scored in the 99th percentile on her MCAT and has extensive teaching experience.

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Rose Huang

Rose scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT CARS and Psychology and Sociology sections

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Kee Harish

Kee scored >99th percentile on the MCAT and tutors all subjects

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Theodore Habarth-Morales

Theo is an experienced teacher and scored in the 99th percentile on multiple MCAT sections

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Kathryn Henshaw

Kathryn scored in the 99th Percentile on her MCAT and tutors all subjects.

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Alex Lupi

Alex scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT.

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Monica Lyons

Monica has years of teaching experience and scored in the 97th percentile on her MCAT.

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Coral Bays-Muchmore

Coral has over six years of tutoring experience at a university level and beyond, and scored >97th percentile on her MCAT.

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Ayush Parikh

Ayush scored >99th percentile on the MCAT, achieving one of the highest scores in the country.

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Michelle Raji

Michelle is an expert in the CARS and Psych/Soc sections of the MCAT.

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Steven Scherping

Steven scored in the 98th percentile on his MCAT

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Madhura Shah

Madhura scored in the 99th percentile on the CARS and Psych/Soc sections of the MCAT.

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Nayna Shah

Nayna has extensive experience tutoring for the MCAT and scored >97th percentile.

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Francis “Sean” Watson

Sean scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT.

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Kausthubha Yaratha

Kausthubha scored in the 99th percentile on her MCAT.

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Yash Prakash

Yash scored a 524 (>99th percentile) on his MCAT and has over 6 years of teaching and tutoring experience.

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Ke Zeng

Ke scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT

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Joel Ramirez Director of Medical School Tutoring

Joel is the Director of USMLE, COMLEX, and Medical School Tutoring, has excelled on all of this USMLE exams, and has extensive experience tutoring.

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Amira Collison

Amira has over 5 years of teaching experience and scored >95th percentile on her USMLE Step 1.

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Savannah Aepli

Savannah scored >250 on Step 1 and >265 on Step 2 CK and has over 10 years of tutoring and teaching experience.

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Taylor Bullock

Taylor has accumulated over 750 hours teaching since graduating high school. He is a current medical student at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

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Jacques Zhang

When Jacques started medical school, he struggled with maintaining his grades through the first quarter. After carefully examining his study process, he developed time management and study skills that helped him achieve straight A’s throughout his medicine school career. He scored a 251/247 on his Step 1 and 2, and 737/674 on his COMLEX Level 1 and 2–a success that he attributes to these carefully developed study habits.

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Matthew Cross

Matt scored in the 99th percentile, scoring above a 260 on Step 2 and has extensive tutoring experience.

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Matthew Davitz

 Matt scored >255 and >270 on his USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 and has 5+ years of tutoring experience.

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Faustine Dufka Ramirez

Faustine has over 10 years of teaching experience and has scored > 90th percentile on all Step and Shelf examinations.

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Abhinav Gupta

Abi has worked as a tutor and advisor throughout high school, college, and medical school and has scored over a 255 on Step 1 and in the 99th percentile for Step 2 CK.

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Emile Gordon

Emile is a current radiology resident and medical graduate from UPenn. He is a master tutor with a Step 1 Score >260

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Jake Hartwig

Jake scored in the 98th percentile on the MCAT and 99th percentile on Step 1 and has over 6 years of teaching experience

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Jeanie Gribben

Jeanie has several years of tutoring experience and scored >95% percentile on the USMLE Step 1.

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Bright Izekor

Bright scored > 650 on his COMLEX level 1 and has over 6 years experience preparing students for standardized tests

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Shushmita Hoque

Shushmita (Sushi) scored a 275 on USMLE Step 2 CK, and is focused on helping students understand the intricacies of the different tests.

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Gavin Hui

Gavin scored >99th percentile on his USMLE Step 1 and Step 2, and he is starting Internal Medicine residency at Stanford University.

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Austin Jolly

Austin is an MD/PhD student at the University of Colorado and scored a 256 on USMLE Step 1. Austin brings energy and passion to every student he tutors.

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Shivani Kastuar

Shivani has a natural talent for teaching and has excelled on USMLE Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and all of her clerkship shelf examinations. She is now a successful Internal Medicine resident at one of the country’s top programs.

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Akhil Katakam

Akhil has over 10 years of tutoring experience and scored at the 95th percentile on USMLE Step 1 exam.

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Jake Kieserman

Jake has over 5 years of teaching and tutoring experience and scored >250 on STEP 1.

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Changyow (Claire) Kwan

Claire scored >260 on USMLE Step 1, >270 on USMLE Step 2 CK and has 5+ years of tutoring experience.

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Michael Lause

Michael is a passionate teacher who will leverage his experience scoring in the 97th percentile on Step 2 CK to create customized and responsive lessons and study plans.

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Alexander Mozeika

Alex scored 268 on his Step 1, 270 on his Step 2 CK, and is a distinguished scholar of medical education.

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Itzam Marin

Itzam has a great passion for teaching and mentoring and has scored above the 90th percentile in his Step 1 examination

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Bardia Nadim

Bardia scored >260 on his USMLE Step 1 and has multiple years of tutoring experience.

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Mackenzie Naert

Mackenzie honored all of her clinical rotations and score above the 90th percentile on all of her shelf exams. She scored a 270 on USMLE Step 2 CK.

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Kieley O’Connor-Chapman

Kieley has over 5 years professional tutoring experience and scored in the 99th percentile on both Step 1 and Step 2CK.

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Neville Patel

Neville has scored >250 on Step 1 and has over 3 years of clinical experience as well as 2 years of tutoring medical students

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Joseph Knox

Joseph has over 5 years teaching experience and scored in the 85th percentile on Step 1.

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Hussain Rao

Hussain scored >250 on his USMLE Step 1 exam and >95th percentile on his shelf exams. He has extensive tutoring experience and is committed to helping each student unlock their full potential!

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Ram Rao

Ram has over 5 years of teaching experience and has scored highly on his Step exams.

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Nayna Shah

Nayna scored >250 on her USMLE Step1 and has worked as both an MCAT and a Step 1 tutor for MedSchoolCoach.

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Ronit Shah

Ronit has over 2 years of teaching experience and has scored in the 99th percentile on STEP 1.

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Anthony Spadaro

Tony has over 7 years of tutoring experience and scored in the 90th percentile on his Step exams

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Paarth Shah

Paarth has over 10 years of teaching experience and scored in the 90th percentile on his Step exams.

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Luke Maxfield

Luke has been actively involved in medical board preparation material creation for nearly two years and scored in the 99th percentile on his COMLEX exams.

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David Mecham

Dave has had years of teaching and mentoring experience and has scored in 95th percentile on Step 1, Level 1, and Level 2.

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Alexander Merriman

Alex scored >250 on his USMLE Step 1 and has 6+ years of tutoring experience.

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Tyler Okland

Tyler has hundreds of hours of tutoring experience, and scored a 265 on the USMLE Step 2 CK.

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Dan Pahl

Dan received honors in all his clinical rotations and scored a 259 on Step 1.

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Cory Pettit

Cory has 2 years of tutoring experience and scored a 260 on Step 1 and a 270 on Step 2 CK.

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Charles Puza

Charles received honors in all his clerkships during his clinical year. He scored >250 on all usmle exams.

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Ashley Paquin

Ashley has more than 4 years and 500 hours of test prep tutoring experience.

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Andrew Samoyedny

Andrew scored 265 on his Step 1 exam and received honors in all of his core rotations.

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Sam Schulte

Sam draws on multiple teaching experiences and his own USMLE Step 1 success (>265!) to help you gain confidence for test day

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Nikhil Shah

Nikhil has scored >250 on STEP1 and >260 on STEP2.

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Hrishi Srinagesh

Hrishi has 8 years of teaching experience and scored above the 95th percentile on his Step exams.

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Visakha Suresh

Visakha has over 8 years of tutoring experience, has received Honors in all of her clerkships, and scored in the 99th percentile on her Step 1 exam.

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Thomas Sorrentino

Tom scored >250 on his USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK exams

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Alec Sundet

Dr. Sundet scored > 260 on his USMLE Step 2 and served on the admissions committee at the University of Colorado

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Sam Taylor

Sam has 8 years of tutoring experience and scored >265 on his USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK

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Karen Wai

Karen received honors on all national clerkship exams and has excelled on each of the USMLE board exams.

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John Wilson

John is an MD/MS student at the University of Rochester with a strong passion for teaching. He scored a 255 on USMLE Step 1 and has extensive tutoring and mentoring experience.

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Alex Withers

Alex has over 5 years of teaching experience, and scored 257 and 258 on her Step 1 and Step 2 exams.

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Emmy Yang

Emmy scored >250 on USMLE Step 1 and is passionate about helping students find joy and wellness in their test preparation.

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Aaron Yeoh MD

Aaron has more than 10 years of tutoring experience and is passionate about advising applicants through the interview process.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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

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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!

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