Friday, December 15, 2017

About MedEdits

MedEdits Medical Admissions is the nation’s leading medical school admissions consulting company. We advise students comprehensively through all stages of the medical admissions process. All of our advisors are former medical school faculty who served on medical school and residency admissions committees, education committees, and hospital committees. We have a deep understanding of what it takes to gain acceptance to medical school, residency, and fellowship.

Our students’ results are impressive. More than 94% of clients who worked with us comprehensively, on every step of the admissions process, are accepted to US allopathic medical schools. Similarly, 95% of clients applying for residency earned a match in their desired specialty – many at their #1 choice. We have helped hundreds of students from the United States and around the world achieve their goals.

The MedEdits’ Advising and Editorial Team introduction at The New York Academy of Medicine

Our Story

When Dr. Jessica Freedman, the founder of MedEdits Medical Admissions, was on faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, she found great joy in advising and mentoring students and residents. This led her to leave Mount Sinai to launch MedEdits Medical Admissions in 2007. The demand for MedEdits services has grown during the past several years, leading to an expansion of our team, which now includes several experienced medical educators and physicians, all of whom have admissions experience, and a talented group of professional editors.

MedEdits Medical Admissions is recognized for superior one-on-one advising and editing services, a track record of success, and a unique collaborative advising approach. Our team’s combined wisdom helps each student achieve the best results. Most of our clients now come to us by word of mouth, further evidence of our excellent reputation.

MedEdits

Our message is far reaching. Dr. Freedman has written four best-selling books on the medical admissions process and has been quoted in many media outlets.  We have more than 50,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter. Yet, we are committed to each and every student with whom we work, and our services are personalized and individually tailored. For more information, we encourage you to contact us.

Why MedEdits?

Proven Results

MedEdits has successfully helped hundreds of applicants through the medical school and residency admissions processes. Some are outstanding candidates while others are “borderline.” We give every student individualized guidance based on his or her situation and background.

This year, more than 50,000 students applied to allopathic (MD) medical schools in the United States. Fewer than half of these students will be accepted to medical school.

By working with MedEdits, you can join our successful group of students; a remarkable 94% of MedEdits students who work with us on every part of the admissions process are accepted to allopathic medical schools in the United States. The vast majority (95%) of residency applicants who work with us comprehensively match in the specialty of their choice. Many match at their #1 choice. This doesn’t mean we can work miracles, but it does mean that we can help students to devise a strategy that will make them the most competitive applicants possible. MedEdits’ expertise and a well developed plan can yield phenomenal results.

Expertise and Wisdom

Dr. Freedman served on faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she worked in both residency leadership and served on the medical school admissions committee. She also worked at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York, a major affiliate of Mount Sinai, with international medical graduates and Caribbean medical students. She has conducted hundreds of interviews and reviewed thousands of applications.

MedEdits consultants are all experienced academic faculty medical educators with admissions experience who pride themselves in providing support to, and working with, students. All of our consultants have served on medical admissions committees for at least five years and have made pivotal decisions about applicants’ fates. Dr. Jessica Freedman has hand selected each consultant to ensure that he or she upholds MedEdits ideals by offering the most up to date guidance, based on knowledge and experience, with professionalism and warmth. All of our consultants are experienced medical educators. With MedEdits, you will not work with  recent medical school graduates, current resident trainees or individuals without extensive experience in academic medicine.

Our team is exceptional. It may be a cliché, but with regard to medical admissions counseling you do get what you pay for; be wary of working with an individual or company with less experience or lower fees than MedEdits; doing so may result in inferior service. A current medical student, a resident physician, a  physician without faculty level medical school and residency admissions experience or  a company that offers professional editors but no one with medical admissions experience cannot offer the insight and wisdom that we can. No one in the industry has our breadth and depth of experience and insight. By working with MedEdits, you can be confident that you are giving your application to medical school,  residency or fellowship your absolute best shot. Hiring the best company is an investment in your future – so do your homework and choose wisely!

Every year we work with students who either weren’t accepted to medical school or could have had better results or didn’t get a residency because they chose to work with other individuals or companies who had less experience or because they chose to navigate this complicated process on their own. Don’t make this mistake.

Holistic Advising

MedEdits offers one-on-one individualized guidance and coaching. When clients start working with MedEdits, they complete a detailed questionnaire which allows us to obtain a thorough applicant history. This offers us a comprehensive picture of the client’s ideals and insights so we can then guide the client to create more compelling and thoughtful documents — a key to success.

Flexibility

We offer many different med school admissions consulting services depending on each client’s needs. Applicants can choose to work with us on a short or long term basis and we provide services at multiple price points.

Superior Document Preparation

A professional MedEdits’ senior editor reviews every document submitted to MedEdits. MedEdits’ unique essay coaching and editing process allows you to bring out the best of your candidacy in your own words and style. With our proven essay coaching techniques, we will ask thought provoking questions that will help you to think of ideas and insights that you probably wouldn’t have thought of on your own. This allows you to create documents that will distinguish you, making the admissions officer interested and curious to learn more about your candidacy. We never write documents on behalf of clients, but we will inspire you to write to the best of your ability and in the most compelling fashion possible.

A Team Approach

Because each MedEdits consultant and professional medical editor has a unique set of experiences, clients benefit from our pool of expertise. The medical admissions process has many nuances, and our team of experts are from different geographic areas and have worked at many outstanding medical schools throughout the country. We collaborate frequently, and this team philosophy offers a greater benefit to the applicant than if we each worked alone and in a vacuum. Our team, as a whole, takes great pride in the work we do, and this applicant-centered view defines our commitment to the clients we serve.

Dedication

At MedEdits Medical Admissions, we are fully devoted to our clients and are not distracted by outside commitments. Dr. Jessica Freedman, our company’s founder, coordinates the work of all members of our team.

Evidence-Based Guidance

We attend the annual Association of American Medical Colleges meeting and read the academic medicine literature to stay up to date with the most recent statistics and data. This allows us to serve as a cutting edge resource. We also have regularly scheduled MedEdits faculty meetings to discuss students and trends in medical education.

Code of Ethics

We hold ourselves to high ethical standards and maintain confidentiality.

Who We Are

Meet Our Talented Faculty

JESSICA FREEDMAN, MD

Dr. Jessica Freedman, MedEdits founder, was on faculty at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where she served in the residency leadership and on the medical school admissions committee and played a pivotal role in both resident and medical student education and curriculum development. Dr. Freedman has served as a mentor both formally and informally for countless residents and medical students, helping them to navigate the admissions maze.

Dr. Freedman left Mount Sinai and founded MedEdits. With MedEdits, Dr. Freedman has worked with hundreds of applicants to medical school, residency, and fellowship. She is also the recipient of numerous honors. Her biography has been selected for inclusion in the Marquis Who’s Who in America. since 2011. Dr. Freedman was nominated for the American Medical Association Women Physicians’ Congress Mentorship Award and received multiple awards for her mentorship and teaching at Mount Sinai where she was consistently evaluated a top medical school faculty member by her students and residents.

Dr. Freedman has professional writing and editing experience and has published extensively in the popular press, online and in peer-reviewed journals. She has also been published and quoted in the New York TImes, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times. She has authored three best selling books on the medical admissions process: The MedEdits Guide to Medical School Admissions, The Medical School Interview, and The Residency Interview. Dr. Freedman serves on the Medscape® Med Students advisory board and is a member of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants.

She is also recognized nationally as a leader in graduate and undergraduate medical education, serving on several committees including the National Council of Residency Directors, the Mentoring Women Task Force, Women in Academic Medicine Committee, the Medical Student Education Group and the Faculty Development Committee of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. Dr. Freedman is currently a board-certified, practicing emergency physician. She is a graduate of Haverford College, Temple University School of Medicine and the emergency medicine residency program at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

Dr. Freedman lives in Northern New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.

View Dr. Freedman’s full Curriculum Vitae on Linedkin.

MedEdits clients have unique access to superior talent and resources in the medical admissions arena.

The institutions referenced on this website neither endorse nor support MedEdits.

Meet Our Talented Faculty

LAURIE BROWN TANSEY

Laurie Brown Tansey has worked in various aspects of medical education for her entire career. With a background in counseling psychology, Ms. Tansey worked in the medical education departments at Feinberg/Northwestern School of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, and The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She was a faculty member at Mount Sinai and promoted to an Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. In this role she served as the primary academic and professional/career advisor to medical students to address all academic issues affecting students including academic advising, counseling, mentoring, and test-taking skills and strategies. She was also in charge of preparing all fourth year Mount Sinai medical students for the residency admissions process. Ms. Tansey also served key roles on the medical school admissions committees at Feinberg/Northwestern and Mount Sinai.

Ms. Tansey’s scholarly interests are in the areas of professional and career development, specialty choice, appropriate referrals and help/remediation for students with marginal and failing grades, and the interface between curricular and student affairs. Because of Ms. Tansey’s extensive experience in medical education and advising, she has wisdom and an understanding of medical education and training that is unmatched. Ms. Tansey is also a warm, supportive, and nurturing person which makes her a tremendous asset for the students with whom she works.

MedEdits clients have unique access to superior talent and resources in the medical admissions arena.

The institutions referenced on this website neither endorse nor support MedEdits.