How does my advising process work?
- After you have contacted me via phone (321-417-2022) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org), we will schedule an initial 15-20 minute conversation via phone so that you can share your goals and background information. At the end of that conversation, I will send you some information and forms and ask you to complete and return them to me via email.
- The normal fee for my services is $500. Once I have received your completed forms, I will bill you the fee for the first half of my services ($250).
- I will review the information you provide, and develop a list of potential actions and strategies designed to make your medical school application more competitive.
- After I have completed my review (typically 5-7 days), we will schedule a second phone conversation.
- During the second phone conversation, I will ask for any information missing from the forms you returned, and then we will have a 30-45 minute conversation to go over your record and highlight my recommendations. At the conclusion of that conversation, I will bill you the fee for the second half of my services ($250). I will then forward via email a list of the items we discussed and my recommendations.
- After you have received the email with the list of items and recommendations we discussed, you are welcome to schedule an additional 15-20 minute conversation to review and ask any additional questions you might have.
My normal advising service will include a review of your academic performance record, MCAT scores, research experience, medical and volunteer experiences, and targeted medical school selections. I’ll also provide you with my personal experience as an admissions dean regarding how to approach essays and letters of recommendation. We’ll discuss your current situation and develop a list of actions and strategies designed to make your medical school application more competitive.
In my experience, this level of advising service is sufficient for about 75% of my medical school applicant clients. If we decide that you need targeted assistance beyond the level of my normal advising service, we can identify those areas and I’ll provide those additional advising and consulting services at a rate of $125/hour.