MedSchoolCoach’s Story: From Humble Beginnings to the Leader in Medical Education | MedSchoolCoach
Our story

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, Dr. 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 Tutoring added to help students ace their boards


Dedicated Student Success Team added to better aid future doctors


MCAT Tutoring added, led by the world renowned Ken Tao, to develop the best MCAT program in the country


Released MCAT Prep, the top-ranked mobile app that's revolutionizing how students study


Launched Virtual Clinical Education shadowing series and released industry leading MCAT Practice Exam

Ratings and Reviews

  • 4.7 of 5.0 on Stars TrustPilot We have hundreds of authenticated rating on TrustPilot, with spectacular reviews.
  • 5 of 5 on Facebook
  • 5 of 5 on Google
  • 4.9 of 5.0 on Apple
  • The Most Trusted Site for Future Physicians We run, one of the most trusted pre-med and medical student 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.
    See MedSchoolCoach in the news.

Quick Facts

  • 15,000 Students Coached We have helped over 15,000 students navigate the process of becoming a physician.
  • Experienced Physician Advisors We have an incredibly accomplished team of Physician Advisors who serve as mentors and coaches to our students, all of whom have admissions committee experience.
  • 99th Percentile Tutors MedSchoolCoach has one of the most rigorous hiring and training processes for MCAT or USMLE/COMLEX Tutors.
man looking for something using his telescope

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.

multiple people putting stars on a big screen

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.

two students talking with a laptop art

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.

doctors doing medical tests on a patient

A Comprehensive Solution From High School to the Match

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

quote icon

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

Learn About Our Team
  • 500,000+

    Coaching Hours

  • 98%

    Satisfaction Rate

  • 2007

    Year Founded

Educational Resources

Recent Blog Posts

View All Posts
high school student planning to apply as a pre-med to undergraduate

The Best College Essay Example + Writing Tips for Aspiring Pre-Meds

Table of Contents When you write a college essay, you need to convince an admissions board that you are a...

July 9, 2024
Complete Guide to the Residency Match Process | MedSchoolCoach

A Complete Guide to the Residency Match Process

Table of Contents The months leading up to medical school graduation are exciting, but also the beginning of the next...

July 1, 2024
The Ultimate AMCAS Application Guide

2024/25 AMCAS Application Guide (With Screenshots)

Table of Contents The AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) is the centralized application system used by all allopathic medical...

June 10, 2024


View all guidebooks
The Pre-Med Journey

The Pre-Med Journey: What it Takes to Get into Medical School

Thinking about applying to medical school? Discover what high school students need to know about obtaining a career in medicine.

Successfully Planning for the USMLE Step 1 and 2 CK

Successfully Planning for the USMLE Step 1 and 2 CK

Get ready for the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 with this free guide to study planning and resource utilization.

100 MCAT Study Tips

100 MCAT Study Tips

Taking the MCAT? These 100 tips and tricks will help you ace the MCAT.


Latest Reviews

Our students love working with us. Take a look at some of the latest reviews of our services.

Happy April Fool’s Day from MedSchoolCoach!

While mastering sleep-learning is still a dream, MCAT Go helps you study for the MCAT while you are awake. Listen to MCAT Go for free (a $99 value) by entering your email below to receive an exclusive discount code. This ain’t no joke.