In this complete guide to MedEdits medical school admissions consulting you will learn:
- MedEdits’ medical school admissions success rate
- How MedEdits can help you
- How MedEdits compares to other medical school admissions consulting companies
- Why your consultant should have medical school admissions and education experience
- Much more!
Let’s get started.
Medical School Admissions Consulting Fundamentals
We understand how stressful and confusing the medical school admissions process can be. In fact, even if you have done all the “right things” to be a competitive applicant such as getting the best MCAT and GPA, shadowing, doing research, engaging in community service, and having strong letters of reference, you know there is no guarantee you will be admitted. After all, about 60% of medical school applicants are not accepted every year.
You may also be concerned about how you compare to other applicants since it seems, on the surface, that all medical school applicants have similar experiences. You are not alone; every premed student has the same fear. Even applicants with stellar GPAs and MCATs are not accepted.
This is where MedEdits medical school admissions consulting experts can help. Our experience in clinical medicine, academic medicine, and medical school admissions allows us to guide you so you stand out in the medical school admissions process by highlighting your distinctive journey to medicine. Through our individually tailored medical school admissions consulting program we will ensure you tell your most intriguing story through your written application materials to earn the most medical school interviews possible.
The MedEdits personalized team approach is so successful because we are true insiders who have been privy to how medical school admissions decisions are made. The resources and guidance we offer medical school applicants is unmatched. MedEdits proven results speaks for itself. For 15 years, more than 90 percent of MedEdits’ students have been accepted to medical school the first time they apply.
Now, let’s answer some of your most pressing questions.
What is MedEdits’ success rate?
MedEdits’ students do remarkably well because of our proven evidenced-based admissions strategies. What makes our work so fulfilling is that we, literally, help our students get in to their dream schools. More than 90% of MedEdits’ students are accepted to medical school the first time they apply. Below you can see a small sampling of the medical schools where our students were accepted last year alone.
Here is the bottom line:
How can MedEdits help you get into medical school?
We guide premedical students so they are poised to do well in the medical school admissions process. What should you major in? How should you spend your summers? When should you take the MCAT? Is your MCAT score high enough? Who should write your medical school letters of recommendation?
Then, when it is time to apply to medical school, through our comprehensive medical school admissions consulting services, we will:
- Create a medical school application timeline to make sure you stay organized.
- Help you choose the best medical school letter of recommendation profile.
- Help you compose a medical school list that guarantees your success by ensuring you apply to the right number of reach, target, and “safest” medical schools based on your background, MCAT, GPA and MedEdits’ internal database for accepted students.
- Guide you to write an exceptional medical school personal statement and work and activities entries so you highlight what sets you a part as a person and a medical school applicant. We help you draw out the best stories and anecdotes to tell your narrative so it appeals to the wide spectrum of admissions officers who will your application.
- Help you compose stellar secondary essays that effectively address prompts.
- Prepare you for medical school interviews – MMI and traditional – so you are comfortable with the process, confident, and perform well.
- Guide you if you end up on a waitlist at a top choice school and help you to write an impactful letter of intent.
- Answer all of your medical school admissions questions and serve as a calming and reassuring voice along the way!
Whether you are aiming to get in to a California medical school, a New York medical school, a Texas medical school, Harvard Medical School or trying to decide between DO vs. MD medical school, our medical school admissions consulting team can help!
Finally, when you are accepted to medical school, we celebrate!!!! We can then help you on the road to residency once you are a medical student.
You may be wondering:
How does MedEdits compare with other medical school admissions consulting companies?
With MedEdits, you can trust that we have the experience you are looking for.
MedEdits is the only admissions company with professionals who have worked as faculty members at competitive academic medical schools as admissions officers, deans, medical educators and attending physicians. Our founder, Dr. Jessica Freedman, a former attending physician at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, structured MedEdits like an academic medical department.
We understand that finding the right help can be extremely confusing especially in 2020 – 2021. What distinguishes MedEdits as the best medical school admissions consulting group from the sea of medical school admissions consulting services and med school coaches who claim to be admissions experts? MedEdits faculty have extensive hands-on experience in medicine, medical education, admissions, writing, and editing.
We are not the following:
- We are not former premeds who never made it to medical school.
- We are not self-taught entrepreneurs without experience in medical admissions, clinical medicine, and medical education.
- We are not community physicians with zero admissions experience beyond our own medical educations and training (residency and fellowship).
- We are not someone’s “side hustle.” This is our full time commitment and we won’t be reviewing documents or answering calls “between cases” or “after work.”
Sadly, the majority of people in the medical school admissions consulting industry fall in to at least one of the categories listed above.
At MedEdits, we are true insiders. We have made the difficult admissions decisions and are privy to the inner workings of the school of medicine admissions process. We also know what it means to practice clinical medicine and work in competitive academic medical settings as attending physicians and medical school faculty members. (If you don’t understand the hierarchy of academic medicine, you are not alone. Educating yourself will help you realize why working with us will offer you the greatest benefit!)
Want more information about what sets MedEdits apart in 2020?
Our experience in academic medicine and admissions allows us to guide you so you stand out in the medical school admissions process by highlighting your distinctive journey to medicine.
Now, here is the big question:
Why does medical school admissions committee and medical education experience matter?
We believe that past medical school admissions committee experience is crucial for the person or people who guide you. Why? Anyone can find publicly available admissions data online.
Ironically, the smartest Harvard or Stanford Medical School graduate might the worst person to assist you because he or she likely has only anecdotal advice and a very narrow knowledge based on student admissions committee member experience.
Rather, it is understanding the inside scoop and nuances related to the medical education and admissions processes at the attending/faculty level and attending national medical association insider meetings that allow us to interpret admissions data with a more critical lens.
We are also able to advise the most competitive applicant as well as the person who has a flaw or two in her background. This insight is what you should be paying for when hiring an advisor.
MedEdits was founded based on the ideals of an academic medical department and is comprised of a team of educators with a variety of backgrounds who work collaboratively in the spirit of scholarship. We have lived and breathed medical school admissions for years and continue to do so. Read a message from our founder, Dr. Jessica Freedman, to discover more about MedEdits’ history and mission.
No! For more than 15 years, MedEdits has been working with applicants from a broad range of backgrounds aspiring to get in to a variety of medical schools across the country. Some of our students aspire to get in to top medical schools while others are hoping for med school admissions anywhere they can get in. At MedEdits we know how to highlight the most distinguishing aspects of your background so you stand out from other pre meds in the applicant pool.
When should I start working with MedEdits?
Some students start working with us as early as high school while others start during the medical school application year. A lot depends on when a student or parent “finds us” or seeks out or help. We can start working with applicants at any time during the medical admissions process.
You might be asking yourself:
Can I talk to someone?
This guide will help you understand our proven medical school admissions consulting strategies.