The medical residency application process is tougher than ever, especially if you’re aiming for a competitive specialty like dermatology, plastic surgery, or ophthalmology. We've all heard stories of qualified applicants who didn't match to their desired speciality or matched to a program in an undesirable location.

After years of hard work throughout undergrad and medical school, passing your Step 1 exam, and obtaining strong letters of recommendation from your clinical supervisors, it’s important that you submit an excellent ERAS application so you can maximize your odds of matching to your dream program.

Our team of residency admissions consultants—all MDs who matched to competitive residency programs and are experienced admissions consultants—can support you with every aspect of your application and interviews. That way, you can go into Match Day knowing that you did everything you could to spend the next several years exactly where you want to be.

We don't simply offer editing services. Instead, we help you tell an engaging story through all of your application materials about why you're uniquely fit to become a specialist in your chosen field.


Meet some of our residency admissions advisors

OZ HASBÚN, MD, COlumbia

OZ HASBÚN, MD, COlumbia

VISH SRIDHARAN, MD/MBA, Harvard & MIT

VISH SRIDHARAN, MD/MBA, Harvard & MIT

VINAYAK MURALIDHAR, MD, Harvard

VINAYAK MURALIDHAR, MD, Harvard

DAN MCCONNELl, md/mba, columbia

DAN MCCONNELl, md/mba, columbia


How we can help you match to your top-choice residency

Our comprehensive services are designed to:

  • Help you decide where to apply based on your stats and preferred locations

  • Help you write and refine an outstanding ERAS personal statement without sounding cliche to demonstrate your passion for your chosen specialty—even if you're struggling to find the right topic

  • Turn your work around within 24 to 48 hours

  • Provide accountability so you can systematically produce a great application with less stress

  • Prepare you to ace residency interviews through mock interviews and additional role plays for difficult-to-answer questions

  • Support you whenever you're feeling super stressed or under intense pressure

  • Answer all of your residency-related questions to remove the mystery from the admissions process


What differentiates us from other residency admissions consultants

Once our students complete the application process, we like to have a debriefing conversation with them to understand how we can support students better and better each year. The three points our students consistently mention about why they appreciated our support are:

Reputation For Quality

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When we say "unlimited" essay support, we mean it. We once edited a student's personal statement 14 times until it was strong enough to submit. Now, most of our students' personal statements don't take that long to edit (most students need 3-4 rounds), but we want to emphasize that we'll do whatever it takes to help you match to the right place.

Fast Turnaround Times

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We commit to our advertised 24- to 48-hour turnaround times. Whether your primary advisor is ill or has to deal with an emergency, you send your essay before a major holiday, or anything else, someone is available to step in and support you.

Total Support

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In addition to asking us technical admissions-related questions and sending us material for editing and review, you should never hesitate to reach out even if you just want to vent. The residency admissions process is intellectually and emotionally tough. We want you to get into your dream school, and also to feel optimistic, motivated, and supported throughout.


Our comprehensive service plans

Below is a list of our residency application plans. If you can't find exactly what you're looking for, please contact us with your needs so we can create a custom service plan that fits your goals and budget.

We work with a limited number of students per admissions cycle, so please sign up today to make sure you don't miss out!

Basic
Premium
Plans Strategic Advising Time Unlimited Advisor Access Personal Statement Edits ERAS Application Edits Interview Coaching Essay Turnaround Time Plan Investment
Basic 2 Hours Included 2 Rounds 1 Round 1.5 Hours Within 48 Hours $1999
Premium Unlimited Included Unlimited Unlimited 3 Hours Within 48 Hours $2999

Ready to learn which plan is right for you? Call 323.825.9374 or:


+ Whom will I work with?

You will work directly with Dr. Shemmassian and a resident advisor with experience helping students match to top programs.

+ How long will my support last?

Your support will begin immediately after you sign up and go through your entire application cycle, that is, until the moment you've heard back from the last program. Therefore, the earlier you sign up, the longer you'll receive support.

+ None of the plans above fit my needs. Can I create a custom plan?

Yes, you can indeed customize your plan. Just email Dr. Shemmassian (shirag@shemmassianconsulting.com) with your specific needs.

+ What do you mean by strategic advising and unlimited advisor access?

Your advising team will be with you every step of the way, from the moment you sign up until you hear back from the last program on your list.

Strategic advising time refers to time counseling you over the phone. Unlimited advisor access allows you to send emails anytime, since we work nights, weekends, and holidays. We will do whatever it takes to help you match to your dream residency.

Have a question not answered here? Please contact us and we'll get back to you very shortly.


A la carte services

If you're more interested in a one-time service—a comprehensive essay edit, round of interview coaching, an hour of advising—rather than a comprehensive support plan, we're here for you, too. Simply click here to learn about our a la carte services.


Our satisfaction guarantee

We are so confident in our ability to maximize your admissions odds that we want you to sign up for our services risk-free. Therefore, we offer the following satisfaction guarantee on the comprehensive plan outlined above*:

If for any reason you are not completely satisfied by our support, we will promptly issue a refund for any services not yet performed. Just send us a message to take advantage of our 14-day money-back guarantee. There's only one condition: Please tell us the main reason you weren't happy with our services, so we have a chance to make them better.

*Satisfaction guarantee does not apply to a la carte services or custom plans.

Click here to read our Client Engagement Agreement.


What to do next: Schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation

If you feel anywhere near as confident in our support as we are in our ability to help you receive great news when you open your Match Day envelope, we encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation with our Founder and Head Admissions Consultant, Dr. Shirag Shemmassian. It would be a pleasure to discuss how we can support your residency admissions journey!