Megumi Taniuchi MD - MedSchoolCoach

Megumi Taniuchi MD

Megumi Taniuchi MD, MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Taniuchi has served on the selection committees for medical school, residency programs, fellowship programs, and faculty, at Washington University, Harvard, and St. Louis University, and can provide insightful guidance to the application and interview processes, particularly for students considering research or academic careers.

Coach's bio

Dr. Taniuchi graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University with a combined B.S.-M.S. degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He entered the Medical Scientist Program at Washington University School of Medicine, earning his Ph.D. in neuroscience, and was selected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He trained in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Interventional Cardiology, at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He has held academic appointments at Harvard, Washington University, and St. Louis University Medical School, and served as medical director, or chief, of several cardiac catheterization laboratories, including the St. Louis VA Medical Center. He continues to practice interventional cardiology, now part time, in Denver and the northern Colorado region.

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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.


Undergraduate: Yale University
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
Residency: Brigham & Women's Hospital
Fellowship: Brigham & Women's Hospital


Interventional Cardiology


Playing baseball was a passion, until a knee injury induced him to concentrate more fully on a career in academic medicine. He selected interventional cardiology, as it required a combination of medical knowledge, decision-making, and mechanical skills to treat patients in acute settings. Transitioning now to part-time clinical work allows him to circle back to mentor more students starting their own careers in the medical field.

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