Does any of this sound familiar?

  • "I've heard stories of qualified applicants who didn't get in anywhere."

  • "I'm struggling with what to write about in my AMCAS personal statement without sounding cliche."

  • "I'm unsure about which extracurricular activities to participate in to impress medical school admissions committees."

  • "I've always seen myself going to medical school and becoming a doctor, but I'm not sure whether I'm good enough. I'm worried I'm going to feel like a failure."

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Meet your advisors

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Shirag Shemmassian, Ph.D. / Founder & Head Admissions Consultant

B.S., Cornell University | Ph.D., UCLA


Cate Vogl, M.A. / Admissions Consultant  B.A., USC | M.A., USC | Psy.D. (in progress), The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Cate Vogl, M.A. / Admissions Consultant
B.A., USC | M.A., USC | Psy.D. (in progress), The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Oz Hasbún, M.D. / Admissions Consultant  B.S., Stanford University | M.D., Columbia University

Oz Hasbún, M.D. / Admissions Consultant
B.S., Stanford University | M.D., Columbia University

Suan Tuang, B.S. / Admissions Consultant  B.S., MIT | M.D./Ph.D. (in progress), Harvard and MIT

Suan Tuang, B.S. / Admissions Consultant
B.S., MIT | M.D./Ph.D. (in progress), Harvard and MIT

Nicole Leung, B.S. / Admissions Consultant  B.S., Occidental College | Ph.D. (in progress), UCSB

Nicole Leung, B.S. / Admissions Consultant
B.S., Occidental College | Ph.D. (in progress), UCSB

Vish Sridharan, B.S. / Admissions Consultant  B.S., UNC Chapel Hill | M.D./M.B.A. (in progress), Harvard and MIT

Vish Sridharan, B.S. / Admissions Consultant
B.S., UNC Chapel Hill | M.D./M.B.A. (in progress), Harvard and MIT

Daily Guerrero, J.D. / Admissions Consultant  B.A., Harvard | J.D., Columbia

Daily Guerrero, J.D. / Admissions Consultant
B.A., Harvard | J.D., Columbia

Sanjena Sathian, B.A. / Admissions Consultant  B.A., Yale | M.F.A. in Creative Writing (in progress), Iowa

Sanjena Sathian, B.A. / Admissions Consultant
B.A., Yale | M.F.A. in Creative Writing (in progress), Iowa

Nairi Hartooni, B.S. / Admissions Consultant  B.S., UC Berkeley | Ph.D. (in progress), UCSF

Nairi Hartooni, B.S. / Admissions Consultant
B.S., UC Berkeley | Ph.D. (in progress), UCSF

Deisy Del Real, B.A. / Admissions Consultant  B.A., Grinnell | Ph.D. (in progress), UCLA

Deisy Del Real, B.A. / Admissions Consultant
B.A., Grinnell | Ph.D. (in progress), UCLA

CALEB GAYLE, M.S. / ADMISSIONS CONSULTANT  B.A., OKLAHOMA | M.S., OXFORD | M.B.A. (IN PROGRESS), HARVARD

CALEB GAYLE, M.S. / ADMISSIONS CONSULTANT
B.A., OKLAHOMA | M.S., OXFORD | M.B.A. (IN PROGRESS), HARVARD

Jason Warrington, B.A. / Admissions Consultant  B.A., Princeton | Master of Environmental Management (in progress), Yale | J.D. (in progress), NYU

Jason Warrington, B.A. / Admissions Consultant
B.A., Princeton | Master of Environmental Management (in progress), Yale | J.D. (in progress), NYU

Aya Saed, J.D. / Admissions Consultant  B.A., Penn | M.P.A., Princeton | J.D., Harvard

Aya Saed, J.D. / Admissions Consultant
B.A., Penn | M.P.A., Princeton | J.D., Harvard

Anthony So, B.A. / Admissions Consultant  B.A., Stanford | M.F.A. (in progress), Syracuse

Anthony So, B.A. / Admissions Consultant
B.A., Stanford | M.F.A. (in progress), Syracuse

Suchita Nety, B.S. / Admissions Consultant  B.S., Caltech | M.D./Ph.D. (in progress), Harvard and MIT

Suchita Nety, B.S. / Admissions Consultant
B.S., Caltech | M.D./Ph.D. (in progress), Harvard and MIT

Natalia Reyes, B.A. / Admissions Consultant  B.A., UC Berkeley | M.F.A. in English (in progress), Iowa

Natalia Reyes, B.A. / Admissions Consultant
B.A., UC Berkeley | M.F.A. in English (in progress), Iowa

Alex Torres, B.A. / Admissions Consultant  B.A., Stanford | Ph.D. in English Literature (in progress), UC Berkeley

Alex Torres, B.A. / Admissions Consultant
B.A., Stanford | Ph.D. in English Literature (in progress), UC Berkeley

Kathy Ku, M.S. / Admissions Consultant  B.A., Harvard | M.S., Harvard | M.B.A. (in progress), Harvard | M.D. (in progress), Stanford

Kathy Ku, M.S. / Admissions Consultant
B.A., Harvard | M.S., Harvard | M.B.A. (in progress), Harvard | M.D. (in progress), Stanford

Shivani Radhakrishnan, M.Phil. / Admissions Consultant  B.A., Princeton | M.Phil., Oxford | Ph.D. (in progress), Columbia

Shivani Radhakrishnan, M.Phil. / Admissions Consultant
B.A., Princeton | M.Phil., Oxford | Ph.D. (in progress), Columbia

Vinayak Muralidhar, M.D. / Admissions Consultant  B.S., MIT | M.Sc., Oxford | M.D., Harvard

Vinayak Muralidhar, M.D. / Admissions Consultant
B.S., MIT | M.Sc., Oxford | M.D., Harvard

WILLIAM “MACK” BASHAM, M.F.A. / ADMISSIONS CONSULTANT  B.A., GEORGETOWN | M.F.A., IOWA

WILLIAM “MACK” BASHAM, M.F.A. / ADMISSIONS CONSULTANT
B.A., GEORGETOWN | M.F.A., IOWA

Andrew Ridker, B.A. / Admissions Consultant  B.A., Washington University in St. Louis | M.F.A. (in progress), Iowa

Andrew Ridker, B.A. / Admissions Consultant
B.A., Washington University in St. Louis | M.F.A. (in progress), Iowa

Susy Ramos, B.S. / Admissions Consultant   B.S., Smith | M.D. (in progress), harvard | Ph.D. (in progress), MIT

Susy Ramos, B.S. / Admissions Consultant
B.S., Smith | M.D. (in progress), harvard | Ph.D. (in progress), MIT

Chidi Akusobi, M.Phil. / Admissions Consultant  B.S., Yale | M.Phil., Cambridge | M.D./Ph.D. (in progress), Harvard

Chidi Akusobi, M.Phil. / Admissions Consultant
B.S., Yale | M.Phil., Cambridge | M.D./Ph.D. (in progress), Harvard

Michelle Bulterys, B.S. / Admissions COnsultant  B.S., UCSD | M.P.H. (in progress), Washington

Michelle Bulterys, B.S. / Admissions COnsultant
B.S., UCSD | M.P.H. (in progress), Washington

Josh Morris, J.D. / Admissions Consultant  B.A., Colgate | J.D., American University

Josh Morris, J.D. / Admissions Consultant
B.A., Colgate | J.D., American University

Sid Tippireddy, B.A. / Admissions Consultant  B.A., George Washington | M.D. (in progress), virginia

Sid Tippireddy, B.A. / Admissions Consultant
B.A., George Washington | M.D. (in progress), virginia

Jiunn Song, B.S. / Admissions Consultant   B.S., Cornell | M.D./Ph.D. (in progress), Harvard

Jiunn Song, B.S. / Admissions Consultant
B.S., Cornell | M.D./Ph.D. (in progress), Harvard

Dan Mcconnell, B.A. / Admissions Consultant  B.A., Columbia | M.D./M.b.A. (in progress), Columbia

Dan Mcconnell, B.A. / Admissions Consultant
B.A., Columbia | M.D./M.b.A. (in progress), Columbia


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