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Meet Our Tutors & Advisors

MedSchoolCoach makes it a priority to assemble the absolute best team of Physician Advisors, Writing Advisors, and MCAT and medical school tutors. The entire coaching team is dedicated to help you become a physician. Our team consistently goes above and beyond to help students at every step of their medical journey.

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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Ken Tao, Director of MCAT, MedSchoolCoach
Ken Tao
Director of MCAT

Ken graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Bioengineering and a BA in Molecular and Cell Biology. He is a doctoral candidate at Harvard Medical School and is nationally recognized as a premier MCAT tutor. Ken leads the industry’s most elite tutoring team.

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Joel Ramirez MD, MedSchoolCoach
Joel Ramirez MD
Director of Medical School Tutoring

Dr. Ramirez oversees the team of elite USMLE and COMLEX tutors. He is an experienced and passionate educator and mentor with multiple years’ experience in medical school admission. Dr. Ramirez attended the University of California, San Francisco.

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Carma Van Allen, MedSchoolCoach, Student Success Team
Carma Van Allen
Associate Director of MCAT Student Success

Carma works with MCAT and college advising students as part of the Student Success Team at MedSchoolCoach. She graduated from Brown University and the University of Michigan.

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Craig Goldstein
Craig Goldstein
Chief Operating Officer

Craig is part of the MedSchoolCoach Core Team. He earned degrees from Boston University and Northeastern.

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Jason Moss - MedSchoolCoach
Jason Moss
President

Jason Moss is President of MedSchoolCoach. He earned degrees from Wesleyan University and Northwestern University.

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Tracy Lampl, MedSchoolCoach, Student Success Team
Tracy Lampl
Director of Student Success

Tracy is part of the MedSchoolCoach Student Success Team. She earned multiple degrees from Boston University and has worked in education for over 25 years.

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Michelle White, MedSchoolCoach, Enrollment Team
Michelle White
Director of Enrollment

Michelle leads the team of enrollment managers at MedSchoolCoach. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Kelleen George, MedSchoolCoach
Kelleen George
Enrollment Manager

Kelleen is part of the Enrollment Team at MedSchoolCoach. She graduated from Creighton University with a degree in business administration, marketing, and management.

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James Sands-Berking, MedSchoolCoach Enrollment Manager
James Sands-Berking
Enrollment Manager

As part of the Enrollment Team, James believes in finding the best advisor fit for each student. He earned his degree from the University of Massachusetts.

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Stephen Studley, MedSchoolCoach
Stephen Studley
Enrollment Manager

Steve is passionate about bringing tutoring and advising services to a wide range of students. He attended the University of Rhode Island.

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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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Kachiu Lee MD, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Kachiu Lee MD
Director of Direct Med (BS/MD) Advising

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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Susan Choo MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Susan Choo MD
Associate Director of Advising

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

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David Flick MD, MedSchoolCoach
David Flick MD
Associate Director of Advising

Dr. Flick was an admissions committee member at UC Irvine School of Medicine. He is board certified in family medicine and also works as a flight surgeon for the U.S. Army.

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Harvey Katzen MD, MedSchoolCoach
Harvey Katzen MD
Associate Director of Advising

Dr. Katzen was an admissions committee member at George Washington University School of Medicine, as well as the president of Oncology-Hematology Associates in Maryland.

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James Kelly MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
James Kelly MD
Associate Director of Advising

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

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Newsha Lajevardi MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Newsha Lajevardi MD
Associate Director of Advising

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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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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Steven Ruby MD. MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Steven Ruby MD
Associate Director of Advising

Dr. Ruby served as the chair of the Admissions Committee at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and has been involved with medical education for four decades.

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Jasmin Scott-Hawkins MD, MedschoolCoach Tutor
Jasmin Scott-Hawkins MD
Associate Director of Advising

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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Jennifer Speegle, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Jennifer Speegle
Associate Director of Writing and College Advising

Jennifer Wyatt-Speegle has gained over 12 years of experience working in education. She has tutored high school students on SAT/ACT test prep and advised them on writing personal statements. In 2020, Jennifer joined the MedSchoolCoach team as a writing advisor, helping students applying to medical school produce authentic and compelling written application materials.

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James Weintrub MD, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
James Weintrub MD
Associate Director of Advising

Dr. Weintrub is an accomplished Plastic Surgeon, Assistant Professor at Brown University and a former member of the selection committee for the Brown University Plastic Surgery residency program.

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Ed Walsh MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Ed Walsh MD
Associate Director of Advising

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

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Ziggy Yoediono MD, MedSchoolCoach Master Advisor
Ziggy Yoediono MD
Associate Director of Advising

Dr. Yoediono was a Duke University pre-major advisor, and has had admissions experience with Duke University School of Medicine, the University of Rochester School of Medicine and the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program.

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Ron Bradshaw MD
Ron Bradshaw MD
Master Advisor

Dr. Bradshaw served on the admissions committee at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas for five years and has mentored many premedical students as a physician at Baylor University during the past 20 years.

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Aubrey Jordan MD, MedSchoolCoach Master Advisor
Aubrey Demajh (Jordan) MD
Master Advisor

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

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Rikesh Gandhi
Rikesh Gandhi MD
Master Advisor

Dr. Gandhi has extensive experience successfully mentoring students throughout his time at Duke, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard. His mentees span from undergraduate students pursuing admission to medical school to medical students interested in competitive

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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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Ray Howard MD, MedSchoolCoach, Advisor
Ray Howell MD
Master Advisor

Dr. Howell has extensive experience mentoring students and aiding them in the application process for medical school, residency, and fellowship. He feels confident that he can help students boost their chances of getting accepted into medical school, as he’s done so with many students already.

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Rabeea Khan, Master Advisor - MedSchoolCoach
Rabeea Khan MD
Master Advisor

Rabeea Khan, MD MPH is an assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in the department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health where she is involved with both graduate and medical education.

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Taylor Lindgren MD, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Taylor Lindgren MD
Master Advisor

Dr. Lindgren was a 2-year member of the admissions committee at TTUHSC School of Medicine and a 4-year tutor at the University Writing Center.

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Amar Mandalia MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Amar Mandalia MD
Master Advisor

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

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Hilary McCrary, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Hilary McCrary MD
Master Advisor

Dr. McCrary has prior admission committee experience at the University of Arizona and is a head and neck surgeon in-training. Prior feedback from medical students that have worked with her includes the following: “Dr. McCrary has excellent interpersonal skills and recognizes the needs of others.”

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Sarat Munjuluri MD, MedschoolCoach Tutor
Sarat Munjuluri MD
Master Advisor

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

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Blair Nelson MD, MedSchoolCoach
Blair Nelson MD
Master Advisor

Dr. Nelson is an enthusiastic educator with multiple success stories assisting students obtaining entrance to medical school.

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Nihir Patel MD, MedSchoolCoach
Nihir Patel MD
Master Advisor

Dr. Patel served on the admissions committee at NYU as well as at Thomas Jefferson University. He enjoys tutoring and mentorship, which led him to found a mentorship organization for pre-health students at NYU.

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Faustine Dufka Ramirez, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Faustine Dufka Ramirez MD
Master Advisor

Dr. Ramirez is a Pediatrics resident at UCSF, and is both an Advisor and Tutor with MedSchoolCoach. She loves helping students shape the different pieces of their application into a story that embodies their unique journey to medicine.

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Joel Ramirez MD, MedSchoolCoach
Joel Ramirez MD
Master Advisor

Dr. Ramirez attended the University of California, San Francisco. He received a 266 on Step 1, 265 on Step 2 CK, and 255 on Step 3. He oversees the team of elite USMLE and COMLEX tutors. He is an experienced and passionate educator and mentor and has been involved in medical school admission for more than 5 years.

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Matthew Winterton MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Matthew Winterton MD
Master Advisor

Dr. Winterton has extensive experience successfully advising students throughout his time at Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Chicago. He is a practicing orthopaedic surgeon and advises students interested in MD/DO and MD/PhD programs, as well as competitive surgical subspecialties.

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Renee Allen MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Renee Allen MD
Advisor

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

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Aveen Banich, MedSchoolCoach
Aveen Banich MD
Advisor

Dr. Banich has worked with medical students and residents in various stages of their application journey. She loves helping candidates express themselves and their unique story through their application.

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Rita Bennett, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Rita Bennett
Advisor

Rita served as a member on the admissions committee at several selective universities and brings over 25 years of admissions experience to the College Advisor position. She is passionate about working with students.

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Mark Brown - Advisor - MedSchoolCoach
Mark Brown MD
Advisor

Dr. Brown knows what makes a compelling application, due to his experience in the assessment of residency applications to an ENT residency at Johns Hopkins. He attended Baylor medical school and has an MBA from George Washington University.

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Davietta Butty MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Davietta Butty MD
Advisor

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

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Tyler Callese MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Tyler Callese MD
Advisor

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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Jo Ann Chalal MD, MedSchoolCoach
Jo Ann Chalal MD
Advisor

Dr. Chalal was on the Medical School Admissions Committee at Hahnemann University Medical School. She has experience in various medical specialties, has been in academic medicine and private practice.

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Edward Chang MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Edward Chang MD
Advisor

Dr. Chang is the Director of Operations and Co-Founder of ProspectiveDoctor.com, as well as Chief Resident of the urology department at the University of Washington. He loves to guide students through the medical school application process.

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Alexis Dallara-Marsh, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Alexis Dallara-Marsh MD
Advisor

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

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Liz Davis
Liz Davis
College Advisor

Liz has 10+ years experience in as an admission counselor for students all over the world, helping them land college acceptance and earn tuition through scholarships and fellowships.

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Kavita Deonarine, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Kavita Deonarine MD
Advisor

Dr. Deonarine truly believes that Medicine is the highest calling and wants to help others achieve success in the pursuit of this goal.

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Bobby Desai, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Bobby Desai MD
Advisor

Bobby has mentored dozens of students seeking entrance into medical school and later in their training. He says that he’s fair, but on your side in this journey.

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Adrian Diaz MD, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Adrian Diaz MD
Advisor

Dr. Diaz has years of mentoring experience of students and was a member of the admission committee.

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Vanessa Dimayuga Smith MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Vanessa Dimayuga Smith MD
Advisor

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

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Rahul Dutta MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Rahul Dutta MD
Advisor

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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Steven Eilers MD, MedschoolCoach Tutor
Steven Eilers MD
Advisor

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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Whitney Enwemeka, Advisor - MedSchoolCoach
Whitney Enwemeka
College Advisor

Whitney’s helped students gain admission to many top-tier institutions. However, she’s most proud of assisting students with discovering schools that align with their core values, professional goals, and where they’ll excel for the next four years.

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Chanel Fischetti, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Chanel Fischetti MD
Advisor

Dr. Fischetti has worked in artificial intelligence and ultrasound and has had a variety of experiences in academics, industry, and clinical medicine. Additionally, having been a frontline responder in Connecticut during the COVID-19 pandemic, she’s had unique experiences in a variety of clinical scenarios.

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Megan Flynn, Writing Advisor - MedSchoolCoach
Megan Flynn MD
Physician Advisor

Dr. Flynn has been involved in both medical school and residency admissions committees and is dedicated to collaborating with anyone interested in pursuing medicine. She is passionate, compassionate, and excited to work with you.

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Nicholas Forcier, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Nicholas Forcier
College Advisor

Nicholas has sat on or managed admissions committees for several highly selective colleges, universities, and boarding and day schools. 

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Deborah Fruchtman, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Deborah Fruchtman MD
Advisor

Dr. Deborah Fruchtman was an interviewer and served on the admissions committee for the accelerated BS/MD admissions program at New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey.

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Mera Goodman, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Mera Goodman MD
Advisor

Dr. Goodman followed nontraditional student pathway; as a former Chief Resident and current Academic Hospitalist, she has served on several academic committees and continues to passionately provide career and research mentorship for medical students and residents. 

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Dr. Jaye Hefner, MedSchoolCoach
Jaye Hefner MD
Advisor

Dr. Hefner is a fellowship trained, passionate clinician-educator at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and is one of MedSchoolcoach’s Advisors.

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Quoc-Anh Ho MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Quoc 'Q' Ho MD
Advisor

Dr. Ho was a previous MedSchoolCoach client and enjoys working with medical school applicants! At UC Davis SOM, Dr. Ho was a voting member of the admissions committee

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Ann John MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Ann John MD
Advisor

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, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Elizabeth John MD
Advisor

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

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Stephen Jones MD, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Stephen Jones MD
Advisor

Dr. Jones spent 5 years as a member of the Northeast Ohio Medical University admissions committee and understands the medical school admission process. He has a passion for helping others achieve their goals!

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Edward Jung, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Edward Jung MD
Advisor

Dr. Jung comes from a family of physicians. Both of his grandfathers, both of his parents, and his brother are MDs. Most of his uncles are doctors and most of his aunts are married to doctors. It is what inspires him to coach the next generation of physicians.

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Jill Kalariya, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Jill Kalariya MD
Advisor

Dr. Kalariya has admissions committee experience, has received great insights from the medical school and residency admissions experiences of her spouse and 3 siblings, and channels this into her work to help students.

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Lei Lei MedSchoolCoach, Advisor
Lei Lei MD
Advisor

Dr. Lei is committed to recognizing and helping individuals achieve their career goals and has experience and insight in the medical school admissions process.

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Cale Li MD, MedSchoolCoach
Cale Li MD
Advisor

Dr. Li served on the admissions committee at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is versed in working with all kinds of students, including “non-traditional” applicants. He also draws upon years of training as a stage actor and director to deliver quality mock interviews.

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Murray Lieberman MD, Advisor - MedSchoolCoach
Murray Lieberman MD
Advisor

Dr. Lieberman was a member of the clinical faculty at Georgetown for many years and has extensive experience helping students prepare for medical school interviews.

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Christopher Long - Advisor - MedSchoolCoach
Christopher Long MD
Advisor

Dr. Long has multiple cycles of mentorship experience, has served as an MMI interviewer, and has personally guided over 100 medical school applicants through the admissions process. He brings a comprehensive approach to his advising and seeks to establish a personal relationship with applicants.

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Lauren Mayer, Writing Advisor - MedSchoolCoach
Lauren Mayer MD
Advisor

Dr. Mayer is a compassionate and dedicated physician and teacher. She has a passion for mentoring students to help them achieve their goals. She is a board-certified Pediatrician.

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Akshita Mehta MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Akshita Mehta MD
Advisor

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, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Mili Mehta MD
Advisor

Dr. Mehta served on the admissions committee at Columbia University and served as Chief Resident at University of Pennsylvania.

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Sina Memari, MedSchoolCoach
Sina Memari MD
Advisor

Dr. Memari is a practicing emergency physician in Chicago. He has experience in medical school admissions and served on the residency match committee at Cook County. He has been advising, mentoring, and tutoring students throughout his career.

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Jill Miller, Advisor - MedSchoolCoach
Jill Miller MD
Advisor

After one year as an interviewer, Dr. Miller became a member of the Eastern Virginia Medical School Admissions Committee for 16 years. She served on the executive committee for 6 years and was the co-chair of the committee from 2016-2021.

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Sundar Natarajan, MedScoolCoach Advisor
Sundar Natarajan MD
Advisor

As the oldest of 6 siblings, all of whom entertained careers in medicine at some point, Dr. Natarajan has a wealth of personal, firsthand experience advising his siblings on all aspects of the medical school application process.

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Henry Ng MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Henry Ng MD
Advisor

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, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Tyler Okland MD
Advisor

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, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Amit Patel MD
Advisor

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

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Tiffany Petty MD, MedSchoolCoach, Advisor
Tiffany Petty MD
Advisor

Dr. Petty served as a Chief Resident precepting and teaching medical students and residents. She was a member of the residency admissions committee and personally mentored several non-traditional students during their journey into medical school.

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Ram Rao, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Ram Rao MD, Ph.D.
Advisor

Dr. Rao was a four-year member of the admissions committee at the University of Michigan medical school, was involved with the residency recruitment process in the UCLA Pediatrics department, and is now part of the fellowship recruit process in the Stanford Pediatric Hematology-Oncology division.

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Liran Raz, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Liran Raz MD
Advisor

Liran uses his experience as an advisor, instructor, and consultant to coach individuals by connecting people to their purpose and strengths so that they can contribute their best when it matters most.

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Robert Rivas, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Robert Rivas
College Advisor

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

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Akshay Sanan MD, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Akshay Sanan MD
Advisor

Dr. Sanan is a board certified head and neck surgeon, who is well versed in guiding prospective BA/MD applicants. He focuses on what is high-yield to the client and prepares you for any potential scenarios on your interview day.

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Neha Sanan MD
Neha Sanan DO
Advisor

Dr. Sanan firmly believes in a personalized approach for each applicant. She truly enjoys mentoring & fostering a growth mindset.

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Emily Singer MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Emily Singer MD
Advisor

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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Saurabh Sinha MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Saurabh Sinha MD
Advisor

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

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Dantwan Smith, Advisor - Medschoolcoach
Dantwan Smith MD
Advisor

Dr. Smith has assisted with residency interviews and has advised many medical students and residents on how to enhance their profile.

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Alec Sundet MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Alec Sundet MD
Advisor

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

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Switzer Benjamin, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Ben Switzer DO
Advisor

Dr. Switzer is the current President of the Resident Executive Committee within his Internal Medicine Program of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

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Karen Tang, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Karen Tang MD
Advisor

Dr. Tang has had extensive experience mentoring and advising medical students and residents throughout her medical and academic career. She is highly familiar with navigating through career transitions and passionate about motivating and inspiring students to reach their full medical career potential. 

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Megumi Taniuchi MD, MedSchoolCoach
Megumi Taniuchi MD
Advisor

Dr. Taniuchi has served on the selection committees for medical school, residency programs, fellowship programs, and faculty, at Washington University, Harvard, and St. Louis University, and can provide insightful guidance to the application and interview processes, particularly for students considering research or academic careers.

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Cara Thomas MD, MedSchoolCoach
Cara Thomas MD
Advisor

Dr. Thomas has extensive experience mentoring pre-medical students and non-traditional students. She also served on admissions committee during residency as Chief Resident.

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Nisha Wadhwa
Nisha Wadhwa MD
Advisor

Dr. Wadhwa was an interviewer for the admissions committee at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Peter White, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Peter White DO
Advisor

Dr. White has over fifteen years tutoring/advising and has a Masters degree in Medical Education

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Delores Williams MD, Physician Advisor, MedSchoolCoach
Delores Williams MD
Advisor

Dr. Williams brings personal experience to the mentoring process, having raised and supported three children through professional school. In addition, she has served as a mentor and role model for countless students in Mercer County NJ.

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Aaron Yeoh MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Aaron Yeoh MD
Advisor

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

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Urshela Atkins, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Urshela Atkins
Writing Advisor

Urshela works as a tenured English professor and has over 16 years of experience in writing instruction and tutoring at the high school, college, and university levels.

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Abbigail Baldys, MedSchoolCoach, Advisor
Abbigail Baldys
Writing Advisor

Abbigail has tutored students in essay composition for 5 years and is a University Writing Specialist.

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Tim Carr, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Tim Carr
Writing Advisor

Tim is a professional tutor at a university writing center, where he also provides workshops for applying to medical school.

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Joy Angelica - Writing Advisor
Joy Angelica Chan
Writing Advisor

JoyAngelica has extensive composition and editing experience. She is intimately familiar with the medical school admissions process as she put her husband, also an adviser here at MedSchoolCoach, through medical school, residency, and fellowship.

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Aidan Clevinger, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Aidan Clevinger
Writing Advisor

Aidan is an expert at helping students craft compelling stories told in their unique voices.

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Carrie Coaplen
Carrie Coaplen
Writing Advisor

Carrie has supported students through graduate level writing for over 20 years.

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Loren Cressler, MedSchoolCoach, Advisor
Loren Cressler
Writing Advisor

Dr. Cressler teaches English literature and composition and has served for more than five years as a writing consultant.

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Makayla Crow, Writing Advisor - MedSchoolCoach
Makayla Crow
Writing Advisor

Having just recently finished her own applications, Makayla understands the unique mix of frustration and joy that accompanies the process of pursuing higher education. She ensures that each student leaves with an essay that they feel shows the best of their unique background and ability.

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Rebecca Curto - Writing Advisor
Rebecca Curto
Writing Advisor

Rebecca has a creative background with experience in diverse writing mediums.

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Sarah Duffett, Writing Advisor - MedSchoolCoach
Sarah Duffett
Writing Advisor

In addition to her background as a writer and dedicated admissions writing coach, Sarah has served on graduate and undergraduate admissions committees at the University of Michigan and Boston University. Sarah earned degrees from Brandeis University and the University of Michigan.

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Sandra Duvivier, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Sandra Duvivier
Writing Advisor

Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in English, African American literature and history, and Caribbean literature lead Sandra to also pursue research work for which she has been awarded fellowships and appeared in academic journals and anthologies. 

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Blaine Ely, Writing Advisor - MedSchoolCoach
Blaine Ely
Writing Advisor

Blaine is a PhD candidate studying American fiction. He has nearly a decade of experience working with students and their writing.

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Beth Estes, Writing Advisor - MedSchoolCoach
Beth Estes
Writing Advisor

Beth has worked extensively with STEM writers through one-on-one consultations and writing workshops. She enjoys supporting students as they craft personal statements, grants, and journal articles. Beth graduated from the University of Central Arkansas and Vanderbilt University.

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Melanie Farley, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Melanie Farley
Writing Advisor

Melanie Farley is an experienced freelance writer and an English Professor at Drexel University.

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James Fleming, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
James Fleming
Writing Advisor

James has over 20 years of experience as a professional editor and writer and 18 years of experience as a college and graduate writing instructor.

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Modu Fofana-Kamara, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Modu Fofana-Kamara
Writing Advisor

Dr. Fofana-Kamara is a cultural feminist compositionist and rhetorician who develops scholarship on writing praxis and theory using a methodology she designs calls “Playcook-Sankofar”.

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Letitia Fowler, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Letitia Fowler
Writing Advisor

Dr. Fowler has worked with premeds on their journey to medicine for over 14 years. She’s read thousands of admissions applications from cover to cover as the recommendation screener for interviews and believes that personal statements are her specialty.

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Amy Fredrickson, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Amy Fredrickson
Writing Advisor

Amy Fredrickson has over eight years of experience teaching college-level writing and tutoring college students in all things English and writing.

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Wendy Gammon, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Wendy Gammon
Writing Advisor

Wendy was an admissions screener for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at a major NJ teaching hospital and served as a pilot case developer with the NBME for the USMLE Step 2 CS exam.

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Denise Malloy, Writing Advisor - MedSchoolCoach
Denise Glaser Malloy
Writing Advisor

Denise understands that every student’s story is unique. Her experience as an advisor, writer, and professor, along with her passion and enthusiasm for the writing process, helps students find their writing voice and showcase their strengths and experiences.

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Darlene Holt - Writing Advisor
Darlene Holt
Writing Advisor

Darlene Holt is a published writer with a creative background and 10 years of experience working in education.

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Jessica McHale, Writing Advisor - Medschoolcoach
Jessica Jarvis McHale
Writing Advisor

Jessica won two research writing awards in graduate school for her literary research on historical-fiction works by authors Jack Kerouac and James Jones.

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Madison Krstich, MedSchoolCoach, Advisor
Madison Krstich
Writing Advisor

Madison has two years of experience working with applicants to graduate school and highly competitive programs such as FLAS fellowships, Fulbright, the Critical Language Scholarship, JET, and the Peace Corps.

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RJ Lambert, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
R.J. Lambert
Writing Advisor

R.J. has worked as an NIH grant writer, medical editor, literary editor, legal clerk, and communications consultant.

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Lawrence Lee, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Lawrence Lee
Writing Advisor

Aside from the writing, all college students are required to complete, he also has extensive experience writing legal briefs and arguing them in front of judges. It’s like your professor yelling at you in front of the class for having any errors in your essay.

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Deborah Lin MD, Writing Advisor - Medschoolcoach
Deborah Lin MD
Writing Advisor

Dr. Lin completed an undergraduate English degree with honors and worked at her medical school’s writing center throughout medical school as a writing tutor.

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Harvey Lobo-Chan, MedSchoolCoach
Harvey Lobo-Chan
Writing Advisor

Patient and dedicated, Harvey also likes to listen to people’s stories and experiences, especially as it relates to their goals and objectives.

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Elizabeth Martin, Writing Advisor - MedSchoolCoach
Elizabeth (Liz) Martin
Writing Advisor

Coming from a varied background that includes over 15 years of college writing instruction, journalism, creative writing, and medical editing experience, Liz loves to help writers discover the stories they have to tell. Liz earned degrees from Hartwick College and William Paterson University.

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Maureen McBride, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Maureen McBride
Writing Advisor

Maureen has eighteen years of experience helping students use writing to achieve their goals.

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Melissa Muth Martinez, MedSchoolCoach, Writing Advisor
Melissa Muth Martinez
Writing Advisor

Melissa has various years of experience supporting students in higher education. She is a polished writer and communicator with a passion for bringing out the best in people’s skills, perspectives, and experiences.

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Colette Murphy, MedSchoolCoach, Advisor
Colette Murphy
Writing Advisor

Colette Murphy has over fifteen years experience teaching and tutoring at the college level, as well as over ten years experience in professional settings serving as a writer and copyeditor.

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Dave Nikityn, MedSchoolCoach
David Nikityn
Writing Advisor

Dave once co-hosted a university radio show that featured oddly interesting collections of bizarre factoids and the least popular/bottom 40 songs on the Billboard charts.

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Alyea Pierce
Writing Advisor

Alyea Pierce is an educator at Rutgers University who has taught courses in Communication, Public Speaking, Leadership, and English. She has also been featured in TEDx Talks.

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Richard Pierre, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Richard Pierre
Writing Advisor

Richard taught writing at the college level for nearly a decade and has years of experience providing writing consultations to students working on personal statements and other application materials.

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Fumiko Schaub, MedSchoolCoach, Advisor
Fumiko Schaub
Writing Advisor

With over 20 years of experience, in writing courses and tutoring, Fumiko can quickly recognize strengths in students’ writings while identifying areas that would improve their skills.  Fumiko understands the frustrations and challenges of writing multiple drafts but helps students look forward to the rewarding feeling when completing a piece.

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Roxann Schmidt, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Roxann Schmidt
Writing Advisor

With many years of teaching college writing and helping nursing students complete their master’s thesis projects, Roxann insightfully guides students through all stages of the writing process.

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Maureen Scudder, Writing Advisor - MedSchoolCoach
Maureen Scudder
Writing Advisor

Maureen has worked in English education for 30 years. and has worked side-by-side with admissions counselors for the past 12 years.

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Rachael Smith, Writing Advisor - MedSchoolCoach
Rachael Smith
Writing Advisor

Rachael advised undergraduate sciences students, including pre-med, and taught English composition I and II at the University of New Orleans. She is passionate about higher learning and cannot wait to help students tell their stories.

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Alexander Sotelo Eastman, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Alexander Sotelo Eastman
Writing Advisor

Dr. Sotelo Eastman has over a decade of experience in publishing, proposal writing and higher education.

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Kenneth Strickland, MedSchoolCoach, Writing Advisor
Kenneth Strickland
Writing Advisor

With 8+ years of teaching English to university students, he has taught English in the US, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia.

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Rebecca Taverner-Coleman, MedSchoolCoach, Writing Advisor
Rebecca Taverner-Coleman
Writing Advisor

A pro with the English Language, quite literally, she is an author and fiction editor. When she’s not helping writers improve their prose she can be found working on her own creative writing projects.

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Jennifer Voyles, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Jennifer Voyles
Writing Advisor

Jennifer has been helping students reach their academic and professional goals for over 17 years.

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Hillary Weiss, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Hillary Weiss PhD
Writing Advisor

Hillary’s tutoring philosophy is to ask thoughtful questions and, if the student is stuck, to encourage students to experiment with their writing in different ways.

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Amy Whitcomb - Writing Advisor
Amy Whitcomb
Writing Advisor

Amy has supported hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students with their writing, most recently with the UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium at the UC Davis campus.

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Ken Tao, Director of MCAT, MedSchoolCoach
Ken Tao
Director of MCAT

Ken graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Bioengineering and a BA in Molecular and Cell Biology. He is a doctoral candidate at Harvard Medical School and is nationally recognized as a premier MCAT tutor. Ken leads the industry’s most elite tutoring team.

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Alex Starks, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Alex Starks
Associate Director of MCAT

Alex scored in the 99th percentile on his MCAT and has over 13 years of teaching experience. He joined MedSchoolCoach to help lead our content division, focused on creating the most realistic practice questions and highest quality video content available anywhere.

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Connor Dunn, MedschoolCoach Tutor
Connor Dunn
Master Tutor

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

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Natalya Foreman, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Natalya Foreman
Master Tutor

Natalya scored in the 99th percentile on her MCAT and has over 5 years of experience in teaching and tutoring.

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Sayak Ghosh, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Sayak Ghosh
Master Tutor

Sayak scored in the 99th percentile on his MCAT and has a Math/Science GPA at the top of his class.

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Emily Gleason, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Emily Gleason
Master Tutor

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

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Kathryn Henshaw, MedschoolCoach Tutor
Kathryn Henshaw
Master Tutor

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

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Lancelot Herpin, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Lancelot Herpin
Master Tutor

Lancelot scored in the 99th percentile on his MCAT.

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Austin Ho, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Austin Ho
Master Tutor

Austin scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT and has been published in the scientific journal PNAS.

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Rose Huang, MedschoolCoach Tutor
Rose Huang
Master Tutor

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

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Lizzie Huntley - MCAT Tutor
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Huntley
Master Tutor

Lizzie scored in the 99th percentile on her MCAT and has a wealth of teaching experience.

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Behram Khan
Behram Khan
Master Tutor

Behram scored in the 98th percentile on his MCAT and has an extensive background in supporting students achieve their goals.

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Rebecca Lin
Rebecca Lin
Master Tutor

Rebecca scored in the 99th percentile on her MCAT and has over 7 years of tutoring experience.

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Matthew Momjian, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Matthew Momjian
Master Tutor

Matthew scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT and has extensive experience precepting in hospital environments.

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Branden Rolig
Braden Rolig
Master Tutor

Braden scores in the 99th percentile and has two years of teaching college level students!

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Kristiana Nasto, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Kristiana Nasto
Master Tutor

Kristiana scored in the 98th percentile on her MCAT and has over 5 years of tutoring experience.

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Joseph Rich, MedSchoolCoach
Joseph Rich
Master Tutor

Joe scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT (including perfect scores in the life science and physical science sections). Joe has over 6 years of teaching/tutoring experience and has strategies to help students of all different levels succeed.

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Katelyn Sawyer, MedSchoolCoach Master Tutor
Katelyn Sawyer
Master Tutor

Katelyn has tutored more than 300 MCAT students and scored in the 99th percentile on her own MCAT.

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Pratik Vadlamudi, MedSchoolCoach
Pratik Vadlamudi
Master Tutor

Pratik is 99th percentile MCAT scorer with extensive teaching and tutoring experience, a passion for education, and a history of helping countless students maximize their MCAT score.

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MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Bahaa Abdellatif
Tutor

Bahaa scored in the 98th percentile on his MCAT and has years of experience being a TA and a tutor for various MCAT subjects.

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Alia Abiad, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Alia Abiad
Tutor

Alia scored a 527 on her MCAT and is excited to share the strategies she used in order to help others maximize their potential on the exam.

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Rafae Alam - MCAT tutor
Rafae Alam
Tutor

Rafae scored a 527 on his MCAT and has years of experience working with students from a variety of backgrounds.

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Jeremy Biro, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Jeremy Biro
Tutor

Jeremy scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT

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Rohan Chaudhari, MedSchoolCoach
Rohan Chaudhari
Tutor

Rohan scored in the 99th percentile on his MCAT and has extensive research and tutoring experience.

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Adrienne Chen, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Adrienne Chen
Tutor

Adrienne scored in the 99th percentile on her MCAT and has many years of tutoring and mentoring experience.

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Namrata Chintalapati, MedSchoolCoach
Namrata Chintalapati
Tutor

Namrata scored in the 99th percentile on the science sections of the MCAT and has extensive experience as both a tutor and mentor.

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Dominic Choo, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Dominic Choo
Tutor

Dominic scored in the 98th percentile on the MCAT and has several years of teaching

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Rachel Eisenhauer, MCAT Tutor - MedSchoolCoach
Rachel Eisenhauer
Tutor

Rachel has over six years of tutoring experience and specializes in helping students develop strategies for the MCAT that are unique to their needs.

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Madeleine Fish, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Madeleine Fish
Tutor

Madeleine scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT and gained teaching experience in college.

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Connnor Fletcher, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Connor Fletcher
Tutor

Connor scored in the 99th percentile on his MCAT and is helping students who want to work towards the same goal!

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Francesca Giorgianni, MCAT Tutor - MedSchoolCoach
Francesca Giorgianni
Tutor

Francesca is excited to work with students to create personalized study strategies and to help them realize their MCAT goals. She graduated from Northeastern University and scored a 526 on her MCAT.

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Lisa Gong, MedSchoolCoach
Lisa Gong
Tutor

Lisa graduated from Cornell University with honors in Chemistry. She scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT and is passionate about helping students attain their medical career goals.

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Alex Guo, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Alex Guo
Tutor

Alex scored in the 99th percentile on his MCAT and loves helping others succeed!

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Hersh Gupta - MCAT Tutor
Hersh Gupta
Tutor

Hersh scored in the 99th percentile on his MCAT and has had over six years of teaching experience.

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Charlene Hsu, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Charlene Hsu
Tutor

Charlene scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT and is dedicated to helping students on their pre-med journey.

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Maddie Jang, MedSchoolCoach
Maddie Jang
Tutor

Maddie improved her MCAT score by eighteen points from her original diagnostic test through self-study.

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Keona Kalu, MCAT Tutor - MedSchoolCoach
Keona Kalu
Tutor

Keona has over five years of test prep tutoring experience. She scored in the 98th percentile on her MCAT.

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Caroline Kremer, MCAT Tutor - MedSchoolCoach
Caroline Kremer
Tutor

Caroline is graduating from Harvard in May of 2022 with a degree in neuroscience. She scored in the 99th percentile on her MCAT and has extensive tutoring experience.

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Jacob Keumpel, MCAT Tutor - MedSchoolCoach
Jacob Kuempel
Tutor

Jacob has experience tutoring the MCAT and other STEM subjects. He scored a 520 on his MCAT.

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Luke LaRochelle - MCAT Tutor
Luke LaRochelle
Tutor

Luke scored in the 99th percentile on his MCAT and has experience tutoring peers throughout college.

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Lucia Li, MCAT Tutor - MedSchoolCoach
Lucia Li
Tutor

While at the University of California, Berkeley, Lucia conducted research on a biomolecular research project that resulted in a publication. She scored in the 96th percentile on her MCAT and has over 4 years of teaching experience.

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Selena Lugosi, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Selena L
Tutor

Selena scored in the 95th percentile in Psych/Soc and 99th percentile in CARS on her MCAT, and she has over 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience.

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Kartik Iyer, MedSchoolCoach
Kartik Iyer
Tutor

Kartik scored in the 99th percentile on his MCAT and has over 8 years of teaching experience.

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Nanda Nayak, MedSchoolCoach
Nanda Nayak
Tutor

Nanda scored in the 99th percentile on her MCAT. She has tutoring and TA experience at the university level.

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Pranavi Nara, MedSchoolCoach
Pranavi Nara
Standard Tutor

Pranavi scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT and brings a unique combination of strong interpersonal skills and a strong passion for the sciences. She has been tutoring a plethora of subjects for the past 5 years.

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Lejla Pepic, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Lejla Pepic
Tutor

Lejla scored in the 99th percentile on her MCAT and has over 4 years of tutoring experience.

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Annie Phan, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Annie Phan
Tutor

Annie scored in the 99th percentile on her MCAT and is here to help others achieve their dream scores!

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Anirudh Prabu, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Anirudh Prabu
Tutor

Anirudh scored in the 98th percentile on the MCAT and has a variety of teaching experiences

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Alexa Reilly, MedSchoolCoach
Alexa Reilly
Tutor

Alexa graduated from Tufts magna cum laude with the highest thesis honors. She scored in the 99th percentile on her MCAT and has past tutoring experience in MCAT preparation and in English for Speakers of Other Languages.

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Connor Roncagli, MedSchoolCoach
Connor Roncagli
Tutor

During his time spent studying to achieve a 99th percentile MCAT score, Connor developed many study tips and strategies that he is eager to share with his students!

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Mackenzie Simper, MedSchoolCoach
Mackenzie Simper
Tutor

Mackenzie is a PhD student and has been teaching and tutoring for 7+ years. She loves to help students succeed and find enjoyment in learning.

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Katie Stoehr, MedSchoolCoach
Katie Stoehr
Tutor

Katie scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT and has experience teaching and mentoring students.

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Vishal Sundaram, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Vishal Sundaram
Tutor

Vishal scored a 527 on the MCAT and has a diverse teaching background.

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Harrison White, MedSchoolCoach
Harrison White
Tutor

Harrison has experience creating content for AAMC-style passages. He is a graduate of Yale University and Georgetown University.

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Andreas Towers, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Andreas Towers
Tutor

Andreas scored in the 98th percentile on his MCAT and has been a peer tutor and learning assistant throughout his college years.

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Melissa Vázquez, MCAT Tutor - MedSchoolCoach
Melissa Vázquez
Tutor

Melissa scored in the 99th percentile on the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section, 98th in the Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior section and she has several years of mentoring and teaching experience.

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Camille Villar, MedSchoolCoach
Camille Villar
Tutor

Camille scored in the 99th percentile on her MCAT. She has previous sciences and humanities teaching experience tutoring a wide range of students, from college-age peers to senior citizens.

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Cindy Won, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Cindy Won
Tutor

Cindy scored in the 99th percentile on her MCAT and has over 5 years of teaching experience.

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