Cale Li MD - MedSchoolCoach

Cale Li MD

Cale Li MD, MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Li served on the admissions committee at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is versed in working with all kinds of students, including "non-traditional" applicants. He also draws upon years of training as a stage actor and director to deliver quality mock interviews.

Coach's bio

Dr. Li graduated with distinction in Theater Studies and pre-medicine from Duke University, where he received accolades in directing and playwriting. During his time in college, he served multiple summers in rural Beijing, teaching at a school for migrant workers’ children. Ever since then, mentorship has been a huge part of his life.

He attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he served on the admissions committee and was a mentor to junior medical students. He completed his intern year in Internal Medicine at NYU School of Medicine, having the privilege to serve during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Li currently works as a medical journalist and full-time writer.

Student Reviews

I was actually hesitant when I first used MedSchoolCoach; it was a lot of money and I wasn't sure how much help I really needed. I am so glad that I ended up using their services! My advisor was phenomenal and helped me navigate the shipwreck that is medical school admissions even in the most challenging of times. The advice, edits, and support that I received though med school coach undoubtedly aided in my success to attend my top choice allopathic program in the fall.


Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: NYU School of Medicine



Dr. Li has acted in and directed numerous Shakespeare productions, including Coriolanus, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and A Winter's Tale. His favorite role has been recently playing Edgar in King Lear.

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