MedSchoolCoach's Story: From Humble Beginnings to the Leader in Medical Education
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The MedSchoolCoach Story: from the humble beginnings to the leader in medical education.

In 2007, Sahil Mehta knew he was onto something. After successfully graduating from Columbia University and entering into the fray of the the medical school application system, he quickly realized what admissions people were looking for. Great grades and MCAT scores were important, but medical school admissions members know that this does not make a great physician. They wanted students who had a story, students who were diversified, students who could look at a patient and say “it’s going to be okay,” and who would become healers.


MedSchoolCoach Founded by Dr. Mehta


100th MedSchoolCoach Student accepted into medical school!


USMLE Coaching added. After years of helping students through medical school, our students wanted help acing their boards!


MedSchoolCoach helps student #2,500! That's over 2,500 future doctors that MedSchoolCoach has helped train and educate.


Dedicated Student Success Team added! We kept growing and needed the help of education professionals to make sure every student got amazing results.


MCAT Coaching added. Ken Tao joins the team from Princeton Review to develop the best MCAT program in the country.


12,000th student using MedSchoolCoach! The numbers keep growing!


MedSchoolCoach launches MCAT Prep, a mobile app that revolutionizes how students study for the MCAT.

Ratings and Reviews

  • 9.7/10 Stars TrustPilot We have over 200 authenticated reviews on TrustPilot, with near perfect ratings (we wish we were 100% perfect, but no one is).
  • 5 Stars Yelp We have perfect ratings on both Yelp and Google! Check it out today.
  • The Most Trusted Pre-Med Site We run, the most trusted pre-med site in the world.

In The Press

  • US NewsDr. Renee Marinelli, MedSchoolCoach’s Director of Advising, is a regular columnist for US News and World Report.
  • ABCWe were featured on ABC news as a local business who makes an impact. Check out the video here.
  • Wall Street Journal, WashingtonPost, NYTimes, Boston Herlad and MoreMedSchoolCoach’s team has been featured throughout the press for their expertise on the medical school process:

Quick Facts

  • 12,000 Students Helped We have helped over 12,000 students through the process of becoming a physician.
  • 75 Physician Advisors With 75 Physician Advisors who serve as mentors and coaches to our students, we have an incredibly accomplished team.
  • 99th Percentile Tutors No one has a more rigorous hiring and training process when it comes to MCAT or USMLE/COMLEX Tutors than MedSchoolCoach.
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The Early Years An Idea that Worked

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

Before long, word had caught on and MedSchoolCoach expanded. The very first coaches hired on by Dr. Mehta had to meet a few criteria: they had to be actual physicians (because physicians can best help those looking to go to medical school) and 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 was not focused on profits. It was focused on students. We took on a limited number of students every year. Every year, we had more students that wanted to work with us, but we said no.

Why would a business turn down clients? Simple, this wasn't a business in the traditional sense. We did not worry about profits, we worried about providing awesome service to every student who came our way.

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MCAT Testing & Boards Maximizing test scores, one student at a time

As time marched on, we kept getting bigger. We invested $0 into marketing. Instead, we invested into our students who referred their friends, who then told their friends.

Before long, we had put a few hundred students into medical school, and then a few thousand. They kept in touch with us, asking for help through their entire medical school journey. So we decided it was time to pursue it. By creating MCAT and USMLE/COMLEX products that focused on the same principles as our admissions coaching, we continued the tradition of providing great service.

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A Comprehensive Solution From High School to the Match

MedSchoolCoach grew the right way, prioritizing great service over profits. Along the way, we have become the only company that could take a student from day 1 of college through match day with all the help they would need.

With physician advisors who have been residency program directors, we take our knowledge to help you match into the best program for you in the specialty of your choice.

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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