Medical School Admissions Consulting
In a pile of applications, rise to the top
Your consultant has worked in med school admissions. They've seen thousands of applications, so they can take out the guesswork for you.
Personalized help from a dedicated admissions expert. Everything you need to submit your best application and make it through interview season.
Personalized help from a dedicated admissions expert through submission of your primary applications.
Personalized admissions help with an expert who is in your corner. Support on secondary applications and all interview types, including MMI, VITA.
For students who want to give admissions consulting a try or work on a single, specific topic.
Get advice from an insider
Your Kaplan consultant knows the admissions process from the inside. They’re in the perfect position to give you an advantage and your application an edge.
Alyssa Mixon, DO
Education: DO, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Mixon is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation resident and plans to pursue a fellowship in Sports Medicine/Performing Arts Medicine. She is an expert on the AACOMAS application process.
Maria Lofftus, JD
Education: BA, University of California, San Diego; JD, University of San Diego
Maria has extensive experience in graduate admissions and was also part of the AAMC’s National Committee on Diversity.
Raj Thakrar, MD
Education: BA, Johns Hopkins Univ.; MS, Georgetown Univ.; MD, Univ. of Vermont
Dr. Thakrar is a graduate of the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, where he served on the Board of Trustees. He completed an Internship in General Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and went on to the University of Vermont Medical Center where he is a resident in Neurological Surgery.
A strong MCAT score and GPA are just the beginning. To get into med school, you’ll need to craft an unforgettable personal statement and ace the interview. We’ll help you do it all.
Frequently asked questions
Is Medical School Admissions Consulting right for me?
Most applicants are going to be qualified for some range of schools. However, most people are on "the bubble" somewhere, meaning the next level of schools is just beyond their reach. Applicants applying to competitive programs, international applicants, weaker writers, or those who have complicating factors, weaker MCAT scores or GPAs that need to be addressed can all benefit from the guidance of a seasoned admissions professional.
How does the service work?
One business day after you enroll in Medical School Admissions Consulting, you will receive a welcome email including a link to a survey. The survey inquires about your goals, target schools, and more to help us better understand your needs. We then use this information to match you with the right consultant. You will be paired with the consultant whose experience and expertise best matches your goals, target school, and level of competitiveness. Or, let us know who are your top three consultant choices and we'll be happy to match you with one of your preferred consultants.
The service is delivered remotely with your one-to-one meetings over Zoom and correspondence through email and phone. The remote delivery allows Kaplan to provide the most convenient scheduling and to match you with exactly the right consultant regardless of geography.
What are the credentials of the consultants?
Kaplan’s medical school admissions consultants are so effective because of their deep experience in the field. Most have served on admissions committees or as advisors—many at the top medical schools—and they bring really cogent insight into the admissions decision-making process. Most importantly, they understand that this process is about you presenting the best you possible. Our consultants know how essential it is to preserve and amplify your voice. They bring their expertise to bear to help you succeed.
Does my consultant do the work for me?
No. Kaplan consultants work with you to enhance your original work. They’ll help you brainstorm, polish your work, and help you position yourself for the greatest effect. But don’t forget, medical school is a very personal choice—it’s important that the schools understand who you are as a person. And Kaplan medical school admission consultants can help you do that.