The key to studying for the MCAT is knowing what to study and how to review effectively. After a half hour private consultation, I can create a personalized study plan for students. In the study plan, I can offer students material recommendations, free study resources and a detailed day by day schedule that includes tracking and accountability sheets.
Studying for the MCAT is not at all similar to the way the majority of students study for their college classes. Often, it is easy to get stuck in the ways we have been used to and that usually leads to a plateau in score improvement. Through MCAT tutorials, I can walk students through my own study method and the techniques I used to properly review my material and weaknesses in a time-effective manner. The way to answer questions in various sections also matters! In addition to study tutorials, I can also provide students with walkthroughs in the way to answer questions in different sections without dealing with ‘information overload.’
*MCAT Study Plans and How-to-Study Tutorials do not teach MCAT material but rather the study techniques needed to prepare for the MCAT.
Applying to medical school is the final and hardest step in the medical school admissions process. With the fierce competition and the growing number of applicants every year, it is important that your application stands outs. Through this package, I help students customize a list of medical schools to apply for and provide AMCAS application assistance. Through one-on-one advising, I can assist students in finding their narrative and using their unique stories to turn their personal statements into their biggest strengths. I can also review students’ CVs to identify their most meaningful activities that highlight the strengths and passions needed in a future physician and ensure that they are effectively described in their primary application.
After the AMCAS application, the secondary applications are the next step to secure an interview at medical schools. In the secondary applications, medical schools ask students to dig deeper in each essay question in order to see applicants’ best strengths and qualities. Through this advising package, I push students to review their most memorable experiences, brainstorm and breakdown their essay prompts to truly answer the two most important questions: ‘Why do you want to be a physician?’ and ‘What qualities do you have that make you the ideal candidate for our medical school?’
This is the last step! Interviews can make or break a medical school acceptance. In the medical school admission process, there are various types of interviews and students have to be prepared to encounter anything: open-file interviews, closed-file interviews or MMIs (multiple mini interviews.) During interview prep sessions, I can help students prepare for various scenarios they may encounter through interview tips and mock interviews. In addition to the basic interview questions, students will be prepared to properly answer specific questions and prompts in a way that highlights their ethics, empathy, self-awareness, problem solving and communication skills. Mock interviews can be personalized to the interview style of a specific school and will also include structured feedback and a behavioral assessment so students can be made aware of various issues such as talking too fast or excessively using ‘ums.’