Medical School Admissions Consulting
IMA understands how stressful it can be to decide you want to become a doctor or physician assistant. Whether you’re a first- or fifth-generation medical student, the application process is overwhelming. You have to complete both primary and secondary applications, write enough essays to lose track of them, and cross your fingers for interviews that will make your heart pound as you go through them. Your ultimate fate lies in the hands of the medical school admissions committees that decide whether to admit you. Every applicant makes the choice to go through this process to become a doctor or PA. But what some students don’t realize is that they don’t have to go through that journey alone.
IMA is here so that you don’t go through this journey alone. Our medical school admissions consulting is designed to walk you through the entire process. Over 92% of our applicants are accepted into medical school the first time after working with us. The experts on our team have over 25 years of experience mentoring students. They come from top institutions including Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Johns Hopkins.
Our medical school admissions consulting includes strategy sessions, primary and secondary application review, interview preparation and guidance for non-traditional/post-baccalaureate students.
While tools like Grammarly and Hemingway are useful for spelling and grammar, these websites aren’t medical school experts. Your personal statement is your first opportunity to convince the admissions committee to accept you. Since some schools send secondaries on an invitational basis, your personal statement could be your only opportunity to show who you are. And for the secondary essays you write, this is yet another opportunity to score an interview. For this reason, you should have a team of experts by your side, mentoring you through the process.
Our team review process sets International Medical Aid apart from all other consulting services, including Accepted.com and MedSchoolCoach.com. Our model follows that of admissions committees everywhere, with a diverse panel of doctors, professors and community members. It’s designed this way to benefit MD and PA applicants in as many ways as possible. Our team reviews all written material, and their review process is included for all students at no additional cost.
The interview process is the other major part of making it into medical school. Whether your interview is done traditionally or by using the Multiple Mini Interview format, our team is prepared to help you. With our team consisting of experts from Johns Hopkins, Yale, Harvard and Stanford, we know what it takes to have a successful interview.
We offer four tiers of services, starting at just $2750. Our services provide you with the help you need–fast. We have a 48-hour turnaround time for personal statement edits and AMCAS revisions. Our team will dedicate an hour to preparing you for your interview and provide you with two hours of general advising. We also provide you with email communication, a dedicated advisor (with team review), and a letter of intent/waitlist letter.
But if you don’t need all that, we also offer a-la-carte services to meet your specific needs. We charge $325 per hour for whatever you might need–a final look at your personal statement, edits to your AMCAS, AACOMAS or TMDSAS applications, or a single mock interview. Please reach out to us with what you need. We’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.
International Medical Aid is here to prepare you for medical school. In addition to our medical school admissions consulting, we offer global internships. Our students go to countries like Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Haiti, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, where they shadow medical professionals as they administer medical care to underserved populations who can’t easily access health care. Our students experience health care on a global level, increasing their understanding of how different health care systems work and use that knowledge to improve health care in the United States.
Finally, IMA offers strategy sessions and guidance for non-traditional/post-baccalaureate students. If the medical field is your second profession or you’re starting your career later in life, our team of experts can help you navigate the process. If you’re not sure whether you want to be a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or Physician Assistant, we can break down what each career has to offer so you can make an informed decision.
Medical school is a wonderful journey to embark upon. By beginning your journey with IMA, you’ll be standing strong with a team of experts behind you to guide you along the way.
We offer in-depth strategy sessions for students to develop a comprehensive game plan and approach to crafting the most compelling and informed application to medical school.
Medical School Interview Preparation
Our experienced medical school admissions consultants will provide you with one-on-one mock interview preparation and provide you with in-dept strategies and guidance on how to ace your medical school interview.
Primary Application Review
Our experienced consultants will review your personal statement, activities and all other aspects of your primary application to ensure that they accurately and meaningfully reflect your story, experiences and unique strengths.
Guidance for Non-Traditional and Post-Baccalaureate Students
We have extensive experience working with non-traditional, career changers and post-baccalaureate students and are able to provide tailored guidance, advice and strategies for these students.
Secondary Application Review
We will review your secondary applications and help you craft essays that are consistent with and complimentary to your personal statement and that reflect your qualities and strengths in the most positive way.
Simple, Straightforward Pricing
Our medical school admissions consulting services cost $325 per hour. We offer comprehensive packages for students requiring more assistance.
Why IMA For Your Medical School Admissions Consulting?
The medical school admissions consulting experts that work with us, which includes current doctors, former directors of post-baccalaureate programs, directors of admissions committees, as well as writers and experienced consultants, have many decades years of medical school consulting experience. Throughout the years, we have led thousands of medical school applicants through the difficult and rigorous medical school admissions process. We can also lead you through the exact same process.
We help our clients in a simple and straightforward manner. From the start, you will work with one of our medical school admissions consulting experts. They’ll help you put your best foot forward through every section on your applications. The two of you will then come up with a strategy to increase your chances of getting into medical school. As you work with us, you will go through the entire medical school application process with clarity and confidence.
It will also provide you with the confidence you need to apply for any medical school, knowing you are prepared for whatever is thrown at you. As part of our process, you will learn everything there is to know to complete your entry requirements, from the best way to construct your essays to how to successfully prepare for the interview to what to do once you are finally accepted into medical school.
Our clients can also rest assured that our primary goal is to produce only the most prepared students ready to hold their own against thousands of other applicants. Some assistance we provide to help participants prepare for medical school admissions include:
- Premed counseling
- Primary application
- Secondary application
- PA application
- MD-PhD Essays
- Admissions counseling
- CV resume
- Letters of recommendation
- And more
Medical Schools Our Students Have Been Accepted to Include:
Why You Need Assistance From Medical School Admissions Consulting Experts
Applying to medical school is a process that is long, hard, and expensive. You’ll encounter intense competition to get into any medical school. Then there’s the fact that many medical schools accept less than 10% of their applicants.While you could go through this process alone, it’s not recommended. It’s not only because you could face rejection. You might also have to deal with the fact that you didn’t do everything humanly possible to get into medical school.
With each application cycle, it gets harder and harder to get into any medical school. Most medical school applicants know other extremely qualified applicants who got rejected from all of their schools. Unfortunately, having good MCAT scores and a high GPA, as well as shadowing local doctors, performing research, participating in extracurricular activities, and getting excellent recommendation letters are often not enough to get an applicant into medical school. There’s also a lot of myths about how to get into medical school that are harmful to applicants. How do you know how to separate the wheat from the chaff?
Even worse, many applicants compare themselves to other pre-med students. They think that these students are doing things that they aren’t, so they beat themselves up. With the help of one of our medical school admissions consulting professionals, you’ll stop playing the comparison game. Instead, you and your consultant will do the work needed to stand out among thousands of medical school applicants.
Our tailored, data driven way of doing medical school admissions consulting will teach you how to tell your own story through every single part of your application. By telling your story in the way that only you know how, you can really increase your chances of getting into medical school.
The Strong Support We Provide Our Students
When our students start the medical school application process, our medical school admissions consulting professionals will have conversations about how we can best support you during this time. Students tend to appreciate some of the following qualities of our services:
- Unlimited Medical School Essay Support: Whether you need three rounds of edits on your application or 20, we will be there through all of it.
- Quick Turnaround Times: Sent in your essay for edits before a major holiday? Is your primary advisor ill or on maternity leave? No matter what happens, someone will be there to assist you.
- 360-Degree Support: Whatever question you have, concerns you want addressed, or anything that’s on your mind, we’re here to help. Even if you just want to vent about the application process, that’s okay. We all know that applying to medical school is one of the toughest things you’ll ever do. So we understand if you just need an ear for your frustrations.
We offer a number of different services based on your specific needs, which helps ensure you get the exact support you need to complete your phase of the application process and nothing you don’t, so you don’t waste time or money on “package deals”.
Medical School Admissions Counseling
EXPERT, PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS
Our team of highly-qualified medical school admissions consultants include physician advisors, former admissions committee members, published authors and professional consultants with 25+ years of experience in medical school admissions. Our skilled experts will holistically review your medical school application and provide advice and guidance that is detailed, actionable and compassionate.
HONEST, TRANSPARENT PROCESS
We strive to be as honest and transparent as possible. We first recommend that you utilize the free admissions resources published by the Association of American Medical Colleges and any advising services available through your university. If you need additional assistance, we are happy to review your application. If we feel that we cannot add value to your application, we will issue you a 100% refund.
Proven Track-Record of Success
The medical school admissions process is complex and highly competitive. Admissions rates to top-tier medical schools are often less than 10% and the overall admission rate for MD and DO schools remains below 50%. Our seasoned admissions consultant admit rates average 90%. We will help you prepare your strongest application and help you avoid a costly re-application.
How Our Services Can Help You Get Into Medical School
When you sign up for our help, you will be immediately paired with an experienced counselor who will be there for you throughout the application process.
Our highly experienced counselors include:
- Doctors and previous doctors
- Previous admissions committee members
- Previous Post-Bac directors
- Previous health advisors
- Previous medical school administrators
- Experienced essay reviewers and editors
- And more
Once you are paired with an experienced counselor, he or she will then talk with you to learn more about you as well as your career goals and your medical school of choice.
Your counselor will then create an individualized plan based on your specific needs, whether you need help writing a unique resume or you simply want help preparing for the interview.
After signing up for our services, you will continue about the application process as usual; however, with your experienced counselor there for you to advise you and to address any questions you may have during the process to help ensure you submit only the best and most effective submissions. Your experienced counselor will remain with you from the time you sign up all the way up until you hear back from the medical school.
Some other ways we help you get into medical school include:
- Help you develop effective secondary essays using minimal words, which helps ensure you get your point across and within the word limit.
- Help you complete your work faster.
- Help you present your extra curricular activities in the extracurricular section.
- Help you present your skills and experience in the work section
- Help you craft a passion-felt AMCAS statement.
- Simulate admissions committee interviews and lines of questioning to help prepare you for the real thing.
- Optimistic support when you're feeling overwhelmed or discouraged.
- Help you stick to admissions timelines for a smooth admissions process that helps you feel at peace.