It was a wonderful experience! Dr. Flick became a great mentor to me, so great at editing and giving me tips for everything. Definitely essential to my application process.
David is great. He’s extremely punctual on his email responses, which is very important for this whole process. His ability to edit my essays was perfect — he was able to add a level of professionalism that I just don’t have yet. His knowledge of the process and of the profession kept me grounded. David was also very personable — I feel like I got to learn about his life as he learned about mine.
I felt like when it came to the editing of the personal statement, activities lists and secondaries he was extremely helpful and thorough. I also thought his interview feedback was the most helpful and detailed out of all three of the mock interviews I did. I think his write ups of interview feedback should be used as exemplars for other advisors.
Working with David helped give me the confidence I needed in going through the application process. He was always accessible and responded to e-mails and provided feedback within 24 hours. The feedback he gave was honest and very thorough. As a nontraditional applicant he was able to help me recognize what made me unique and helped me standout amongst the large pool of applicants. When it came time to interview it was extremely helpful to have the opportunity to practice multiple interview styles with different interviewers. Most importantly, I am very happy with my acceptance!
Dr. Flick graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California with a BS in biology where he was heavily involved in high school and university level tutoring. He then moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand where he worked as a high school mathematics teacher at an international baccalaureate school. In the two years prior to starting medical school, he volunteered in seven different countries throughout Asia with international medical aid programs. Dr. Flick attended medical school at UC Irvine after receiving the Army health professions scholarship. He served on the admissions committee for four years including working on the selection committee board. He completed a family medicine residency program in Oahu, HI and served on the residency admissions committee. He is board certified in family medicine and now works as a flight surgeon for the Army.
Undergraduate: BS- Loyola Marymount
Medical School: MD- University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Residency: Tripler Army Medical Center
Dr. Flick once spent over a month living with the Samburu tribe in Kenya, Africa. Without electricity or running water, Dr. Flick lived in a hut and herded goats as a member of the tribe.
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