MedSchoolCoach’s Story: From Humble Beginnings to the Leader in Medical Education - MedSchoolCoach
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The MedSchoolCoach Story: Becoming a leader in medical education.

After successfully graduating from Columbia University and entering the fray of the medical school application system, Sahil Mehta quickly realized what admissions officers were looking for in an applicant. While great grades and MCAT scores were important, medical school admissions committees knew that this did not make a great physician. They wanted students who had a story, were diversified, could look at a patient and say, “it’s going to be okay,” and would become healers.


MedSchoolCoach Founded by Dr. Sahil Mehta


100th MedSchoolCoach student accepted into medical school


USMLE Coaching added to help students ace their boards


MedSchoolCoach helps its 2,500th student


Dedicated Student Success Team added to better aid future doctors


MCAT Coaching added, led by Ken Tao joins from Princeton Review to develop the best MCAT program in the country


MedSchoolCoach helps its 12,000th student


MedSchoolCoach launches MCAT Prep, a mobile app to revolutionize how students study

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  • 9.7/10 Stars TrustPilot We have more than 200 authenticated reviews on TrustPilot, with near perfect ratings.
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  • The Most Trusted Pre-Med Site We run, one of the most trusted pre-med sites in the world.

In The Press

  • Contributing ReporterDr. Renee Marinelli, Director of Advising at MedSchoolCoach, is a regular columnist for U.S. News and World Report.
  • On TelevisionWe have been featured on NBC News numerous times as a national leader in the medical school application process, and by ABC News as a local business that makes an impact.
  • In PrintWe have appeared in national and regional newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Boston Herald, and more.
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Quick Facts

  • 12,000 Students Served We have helped over 12,000 students navigate the process of becoming a physician.
  • 75 Physician Advisors We have an incredibly accomplished team of 75 Physician Advisors who serve as mentors and coaches to our students.
  • 99th Percentile Tutors MedSchoolCoach has one of the most rigorous hiring and training processes for MCAT or USMLE/COMLEX Tutors.
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The Early Years An Idea that Worked

Dr. Mehta started by helping a few friends improve their applications. He advised them on the classes to take, how to write better essays, and how to show passion for the profession during interviews.

Before long, word of Dr. Mehta’s success with students got out and MedSchoolCoach expanded, adding Physician Advisors to the team. Dr. Mehta required new Physician Advisors to meet specific criteria: they had to be actual physicians, they had to have admissions experience, and they had to love being coaches.

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Slow and Steady Growth Doing Things the Right Way

From the start, MedSchoolCoach focused on students rather than profits. Although demand was high, we limited the number of students we helped every year. We chose to not worry about profits, focusing, instead, on providing exceptional service to every student who came our way.

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MCAT Testing and Boards Maximizing Test Scores, One Student at a Time

MedSchoolCoach grew rapidly. By investing in our students, they shared their success with their friends, who then told their friends.

Before long, we had helped hundreds of students gain acceptance into medical school, which soon became a few thousand. Former students kept in touch, eventually asking for help with their entire medical school journey. So, we created MCAT and USMLE/COMLEX products that focused on the same principles as our admissions advising, continuing our legacy of providing great service.

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A Comprehensive Solution From High School to the Match

MedSchoolCoach has always prioritized exceptional service over profits. Today, we are the only company that can support a student from applying to pre-med and BS/MD programs through match day, providing all the help they would need.

With Physician Advisors who have expertise in BS/MD programs to those who are former residency program directors, we use our knowledge to help you gain acceptance into the best program for you.

Sahil Mehta MD, MedschoolCoach Founder

For Every Step of the Medical School Journey

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MedSchoolCoach is the only program that can take you from day 1 of your pre-med journey until you graduate as a practicing physician."

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