Promise of Acceptance

Promise of Acceptance

The Platinum Package is our all inclusive premier package.The advisor will guide you through every step of the application process from start to finish.

This includes filling out your AMCAS/AACOMAS/TMDSAS application, writing your activities, crafting a great personal statement and excellent supplemental essays. He or she will also provide you help in selecting which schools to apply to, learning how to excel during the interview, understanding what kind of post interview communication schools prefer and finally selecting which school to matriculate at. This is an everything included package that gets results.The unlimited attention cannot be replicated with any career office. The knowledge of our staff is unparalleled. We went to these schools, we graduated from them with honors, we sat on the admissions committees and interviewed students for them.

The Platinum Package is especially attractive for second time applicants, but is perfect for anyone looking for an edge. Many students come to us after being rejected the first time. Together, we recreate their entire application into something that is competitive.

brief overview of what is included

  • We have a preliminary meeting reviewing your statistics (GPA and MCAT), extracurricular, career goals, school preferences, etc
  • We also review your entire application from the previous year if applicable, including the schools you applied to and interviewed at
  • Based on this information we create customized list of schools where you should apply
  • We help you brainstorm, write and edit your entire activities section so that your application stands out
  • Together, we come up with a great personal statement topic. We then completely rip apart the personal statement for content, grammar and style. We edit and re-edit the essay until both parties are happy with the results
  • We help you choose the correct letters of recommendation for each school
  • Once secondaries applications start, we guide you through every school’s questions. We help you come up with unique answers to their generic questions
  • When it’s interview time, we prepare you to do great. We will set up multiple mock interviews until you are comfortable with the process, the questions and the potential answers
  • Throughout the entire process, we keep you on target with dates and deadlines
  • When your acceptance rolls in, we celebrate!

guaranteed admission conditions and restrictions

In order to qualify, you must meet the following requirements o If applying only to MD schools

  • Min GPA: 3.4
  • Min MCAT: 502

If applying to MD and DO schools

  • Min GPA: 3.2
  • Min MCAT: 500

If you are not accepted to medical school the first time you apply with our help, we will work with you again the next year through the primary application at no cost (rewrite of your personal statement, activities section and general advising. No secondary applications or interview preparation will be provided the second year, although it can be added if you wish)

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VITA, the Video Interview Tool for Admissions, is Announced by AAMC

On June 25 2020, the AAMC announced VITA or Video Interview Tool for Admissions. It's an initiative by the AAMC to help medical schools during the COVID-19 pandemic assess applicants without the need for traditional in-person interviews; essentially, it's a one-way virtual interview! The AAMC developed and will administer this one-time, one-way video (recorded) interview designed to help medical schools assess applicants’ pre-professional competencies important for success in medical school. How exactly the text will be utilized by medical schools is still up for debate. With the addition of the VITA, as well as the SJT (situational judgment test) and the CASPer exam, there are now multiple "pre-interview" tests that a pre-med may have to take. While the SJT is only being piloted to two schools, the VITA test will be used by many medical schools for the 2020-2021 application cycle.

What are the VITA Exam Specifics

There are many specifics of the exam that are covered on the AAMC website, but a few highlights include that you must be selected by at least one medical school to complete the AAMC VITA interview. Schools will notify the AAMC that you have been selected to complete the AAMC VITA interview, which will initiate the process. You only have to take the AAMC VITA test once and it will be available for all schools to review. The AAMC VITA interview will be done on the HireVue platform, which is an online interview platform that typically is used by recruiters for job interviews. The AAMC has adapted the format to reflect a one-way medical school interview. You will not need to schedule a specific date for this portion of your medical school interview, which will really allow travel to become a non-concern for students. It's not clear yet whether medical schools will still require an in-person interview in addition to the VITA interview.

How Will the Exam Be Scored?

Medical schools will likely score this interview similar to how they score other interviews. While AAMC will not grade it, each medical school will evaluate your responses using its own school-specific process. There is no guarantee that a medical school that selects you to interview will view or evaluate your responses. As with a traditional in-person interview, you may not receive feedback from a medical school about your interview performance.

Sample AAMC VITA Questions

  • What motivated you to choose a career in medicine?
  • Please describe a time when you disagreed with a coworker or classmate. How did you resolve the situation?
  • If you were in a situation where you did not agree with how an attending was talking to a patient, what would you do?
We have many more sample VITA questions coming up. Check back for regular updates!

What the VITA Exam Means for Pre-Meds

Overall, this is a much-needed step for medical schools to take, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Traditional interviews involved a high cost to students, requiring them to fly to different parts of the country (and occur large expenses). It is possible that schools will take this instead of the traditional interview, or in conjunction with Zoom interviews for this application cycle. Some schools may still require in-person interviews, but that seems less likely given social distancing, the ongoing number of infections and restrictions on travel. Regardless, students should prepare for the AAMC VITA interview like they are preparing for an actual medical school interview and consider utilizing the MedSchoolCoach Virtual Interview Simulation, which will be available shortly. VITA Exam Prep by MedSchoolCoach

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