High School Student Advising

Are you interested in becoming a physician? Picking a college and choosing a major are important first steps in developing your resume. How do medical schools perceive applicants from two-year versus four-year colleges? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a science versus a non-science major? Which colleges have solid pre-med programs? It’s never too early to learn about the medical school application process; an early consultation can give you an advantage in long term planning and improve your chances of success!

College Student Advising

For most students, their accomplishments from the college years form the basis for their medical school application. Each college year there are critical decisions that can help to optimize your chances of getting accepted into medical school. We can guide you through the process, and the many issues that may arise, such as:Which is the best major for me?

  • How should I time my premed courses?
  • Which non-academic activities are a must for medical school admission?
  • How should I plan my summer activities?
  • How do I obtain recommendations, and from whom?
  • Do I need to do research, and how do I find a position?
  • Is it possible to take a semester abroad?
  • Can I take summer classes at a different school?
  • When should I take the MCAT’s?
  • To which medical schools should I apply?
  • What if I did poorly in a class or faced a disciplinary action?
  • How do I write an AMCAS personal statement that will get me an interview?
  • How do I prepare for my interview?
  • What do I need to do on my interview to insure an acceptance?
  • What goes on inside the admissions committee?
  • What do I do if I’m stuck on the Wait List?
  • What do I do if I’m rejected?
  • And hopefully… how do I choose between multiple acceptances and pick the best school for me?!?

Post Baccalaureate Advising

Many successful medical school applicants have followed a non-traditional path. In fact, up to 70% of today’s applicants are not applying directly from college. There are many applicants who have pursued a different career and later decided to become a physician. There are students who did not perform competitively during their college years who need to bump up their GPA before applying to medical school. There are students who have previously applied to medical school who were rejected and need a solid analysis of their strengths and weaknesses before reapplying. We work with each individual to analyze his or her unique set of circumstances in order to optimize every application.