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."

If so, you've come to the right place.

My name is Dr. Shirag Shemmassian, founder of Shemmassian Academic Consulting. Our group helps high-achieving premed students get into great medical schools.

Over 90% of our students get into at least one medical schoolthe first time. For over a decade, we've learned exactly what it takes to succeed in this process. We want to help you do the same.


Our goal is to help you stand out in the medical admissions process by helping you prepare the absolute best applications you can.

Are you ready to make that happen?

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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

In addition to providing premium 1-on-1 medical school admissions support for a handful of students each year, we offer pro bono seminars and the best free articles on all things admissions.

We encourage you to send questions about any aspect of med school admissions; we'll respond within 24 hours. In addition, if you'd like to schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation call with me to discuss how we can support your admissions journey, simply click here.

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Cate Vogl, M.A. / Admissions Consultant

B.A., USC | M.A., USC | Psy.D. (in progress), The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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Oz Hasbún, M.D. / Admissions Consultant

B.S., Stanford University | M.D., Columbia University

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Suan Tuang, B.S. / Admissions Consultant

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

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Nicole Leung, B.S. / Admissions Consultant

B.S., Occidental College | Ph.D. (in progress), UCSB

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Vish Sridharan, B.S. / Admissions Consultant

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

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Daily Guerrero, J.D. / Admissions Consultant

B.A., Harvard | J.D., Columbia

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Sanjena Sathian, B.A. / Admissions Consultant

B.A., Yale | M.F.A. in Creative Writing (in progress), Iowa

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Nairi Hartooni, B.S. / Admissions Consultant

B.S., UC Berkeley | Ph.D. (in progress), UCSF

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Caleb Gayle, M.S. / Admissions Consultant

B.A., Oklahoma | M.S., Oxford | M.B.A. (in progress), Harvard

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Deisy Del Real, B.A. / Admissions Consultant

B.A., Grinnell | Ph.D. (in progress), UCLA

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Jason Warrington, B.A. / Admissions Consultant

B.A., Princeton | Master of Environmental Management (in progress), Yale | J.D. (in progress), NYU

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Aya Saed, J.D. / Admissions Consultant

B.A., Penn | M.P.A., Princeton | J.D., Harvard

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Sanjay Kishore, B.S. / Admissions Consultant

B.S., Duke | M.D. (in progress), Harvard

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Akash Patel, B.A. / Admissions Consultant

B.A., Oklahoma | J.D. (in progress), Michigan

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Teresa Wang, M.B.A. / Admissions Consultant

B.A./B.S., Penn | M.B.A., Harvard

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Anthony So, B.A. / Admissions Consultant

B.A., Stanford | M.F.A. (in progress), Syracuse

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Suchita Nety, B.S. / Admissions Consultant

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

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Natalia Reyes, B.A. / Admissions Consultant

B.A., UC Berkeley | M.F.A. in English (in progress), Iowa

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Alex Torres, B.A. / Admissions Consultant

B.A., Stanford | Ph.D. in English Literature (in progress), UC Berkeley

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Kathy Ku, M.S. / Admissions Consultant

B.A., Harvard | M.S., Harvard | M.B.A. (in progress), Harvard | M.D. (in progress), Stanford

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Shivani Radhakrishnan, M.Phil. / Admissions Consultant

B.A., Princeton | M.Phil., Oxford | Ph.D. (in progress), Columbia

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Vinayak Muralidhar, M.D. / Admissions Consultant

B.S., MIT | M.Sc., Oxford | M.D., Harvard

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Andrew Ridker, B.A. / Admissions Consultant

B.A., Washington University in St. Louis | M.F.A. (in progress), Iowa

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William “Mack” Basham, M.F.A. / Admissions Consultant

B.A., Georgetown University | M.F.A., Iowa

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Chidi Akusobi, M.Phil. / Admissions Consultant

B.S., Yale University | M.Phil., University of Cambridge | M.D./Ph.D. (in progress), Harvard Medical School 

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Josh Morris, J.D. / Admissions Consultant

B.A., Colgate University | J.D., American University Washington

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