MedSchoolCoach's Story: From Humble Beginnings to the Leader in Medical Education
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MedSchoolCoach’s 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!

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  • 9.7/10 Stars TrustPilot We have over 75 authenticated reviews on TrustPilot, with near perfect ratings (we wish we were 100% perfect, but no one is).
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  • 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.
  • WashingtonPost, NYTimes and MoreDr. Renee Marinelli and Dr. Sahil Mehta have been featured multiple times in the press as experts on medical school education.

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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Breaking News: Spike in MCAT Registrations Along with Tutoring and Advising by MedSchoolCoach During the COVID-19 Pandemic May Prove the Physician Industry May Be On the Cusp of Tremendous Growth and Competition.

  • May 2020: MedSchoolCoach sees 113% increase in MCAT Tutoring and Admissions Coaching
  • April 2020: MedSchoolCoach sees 74% increase in MCAT Tutoring and Admissions Coaching
  • 463% Increase in MCAT Registration (Opening day of Registration May 7, 2020)
Current Medical School Admissions Candidate: “There will be a very renewed appreciation for public health and that we need to invest in it. Next year, it will be significantly harder with more people applying which as an applicant creates an even larger challenge. You are hopeful med schools will open up the number of spots.” Graduating HS Senior, BS/MD Candidate: “We are facing a shortage of doctors. Medical schools are already competitive, and I believe as a result of this pandemic it is about to get even more difficult to be accepted.” MedSchoolCoach Founder: “It’s a testament to the resulting interest in the medical profession and the future competitiveness of medical school acceptance.” Boston, Mass – June 1, 2020 MedSchoolCoach, one of the nation’s leading medical education companies, is witnessing the impact and inspiration the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the next generation of physicians. During May and April of 2020, the company’s MCAT tutoring and medical school advising services experienced significant growth compared to the same months in 2019. MedSchoolCoach saw a May increase of 113% and an April increase of 74%. MedSchoolCoach growth is parallel to the recent announcement from the Association of American Medical Colleges showing a 463% increase in MCAT registrants on May 7th, 2020, the opening day of summer MCAT registrations versus prior year. MCAT tutoring and medical school advising are early steps on the medical school acceptance journey toward becoming a physician. “For the first time, physicians are rightly being considered heroes in the minds of so many. While the increase in MCAT registrations was directly related to the chaos of testing centers shutting down as a non-essential service, the number of students turning to MedSchoolCoach services during our global pandemic is a testament to the resulting interest in the medical profession and the continued increase in competitiveness of a medical school acceptance. Students at the collegiate, graduate and even as early as the high school level, wanting to become physicians are looking for expertise on securing the coveted spots at medical schools,” said Dr. Sahil Mehta, MedSchoolCoach founder. As the medical profession serves our country in the fight against the global pandemic, the next generation of physicians at all stages of their medical school journey is being inspired. The increased student interest is an early indicator of future competitiveness for medical school acceptance. “9/11 was the last time we came together as a country like this. Everyone rallied together and showed their appreciation for veterans, and the military took it to a new level. Watching COVID-19, the selflessness of the healthcare workers and essential workers on the front line, this whole chapter, has reaffirmed my interest in medicine and my interest in giving back in some fashion as a physician.” Maxwell Everett, Bucknell University, ROTC, currently in the process of securing medical school acceptance. Prospective medical students are not watching from the sidelines during stay at home restrictions. MedSchoolCoach advisors are encouraging students to take advantage of opportunities during COVID-19 to be a part of the solution through volunteering and giving back their time in creative ways to those in need. This will also help increase their extracurricular experiences, which are critical to boost their odds of medical school acceptance. “The opportunity to support a team coordinating PPE for medical professionals in the DC area allows me to be a small apart of the fight against COVID-19. The experience has proven the medical school path is absolutely the right future for me. Helping the medical community is furthering my desire to one day practice medicine,” said Patrick Ryan, Georgetown University, graduate student currently applying to medical schools and volunteer at Medical Supply Drive. “A positive is that society is appreciating the real need for enough physicians and the long team appreciating of public health. More students are applying, if not this cycle, then in the coming cycle. There will be a very renewed appreciation for public health and that we need to invest in it. Next year, med school acceptance will be significantly harder with more people applying which, as an applicant, creates an even larger challenge. You are hopeful med schools will open up the number of spots.” Ryan Chahal, Boston University Graduate Student and candidate for medical school admission. Even at the high school level, students working with MedSchoolCoach prior to the pandemic for entry to prestigious direct medical programs (BS/MD and BA/MD) at the collegiate level, know the path ahead will be challenging. “We are facing a shortage of doctors. Medical schools are already competitive, and I believe as a result of this pandemic, it is about to get even more difficult to be accepted,” said Preaksha Garg, a graduating high school student accepted as a BS/MD student at University of Illinois at Chicago GPPA Medical Scholars Program. “When I see the videos of doctors working with patients, it makes me grateful these doctors are there. I want to be a doctor even more, as we really rely on the doctors to keep people healthy. While very anxious and nerve wracking, this is making me want to become a doctor more. I want to be able to serve people and help people ultimately.”

June 1, 2020
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