Faustine Dufka Ramirez MD | MedSchoolCoach

Faustine Dufka Ramirez MDDirector of Advising

Dr. Ramirez is a Pediatrics resident at UCSF, and is both an Advisor and Tutor with MedSchoolCoach. She loves helping students shape the different pieces of their application into a story that embodies their unique journey to medicine.

Faustine Dufka Ramirez, MedSchoolCoach Tutor

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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.


Dr. Ramirez graduated with Honors from the University of Washington in Seattle with a B.A. in Medical Anthropology and Global Health. As an undergraduate, she was a peer instructor in the Honors Program for several years, conducted research in medical anthropology, and was a member of the Varsity women’s soccer team, serving as captain during her final season.

She graduated from UCSF School of Medicine and was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha. In medical school, she was involved in a variety of mentoring, teaching, leadership, and research experiences. She designed and taught a course on clinical reasoning skills for medical students, developed curriculum materials for the pediatrics course at her medical school, and led a number of small group and large group teaching sessions. She took a year off between her third and fourth years of medical school to complete advanced training in clinical research, and conducted multiple research projects focusing on pediatric health and quality of life. She has mentored numerous pre-medical students applying to medical school, as well as medical students during the residency application process.

She is currently a Pediatrics resident at UCSF, and is interested in primary care, advocacy, and medical education. She is also a Master Tutor for MedSchoolCoach, and has extensive experience advising, mentoring, and teaching students. She loves helping students shape the different pieces of their application into a story that embodies their unique journey to medicine.


Undergraduate: University of Washington, Seattle
Medical School: University of California San Francisco



Fun Fact

She did all her schooling in French until she went to college.

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