The best and brightest, on your side
Kevin Jubbal, M.D.
Dr. Kevin Jubbal graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles magna cum laude with a B.S. in Neuroscience and went on to earn his M.D. from the University of California, San Diego as the sole recipient of the top merit scholarship for all 4 years. Dr. Jubbal scored in the 99.9th percentile on the MCAT and achieved similarly impressive results on his USMLE (265+). He matched into Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He has authored more than 60 publications, abstracts, and presentations in the field of plastic surgery.
As a physician entrepreneur, Dr. Jubbal’s passion for medical education and patient care led him to found the Blue LINC Healthcare Incubator and Med School Insiders. Through these and other projects, he seeks to empower future generations of physicians, redefine medical education, and improve patient care through interdisciplinary collaboration.
Apas Aggarwal, M.D.
Dr. Aggarwal has a passion for medical education and has worked with undergraduate and medical students on applications and subject material. He recognizes the challenges of medical school curricula and seeks to work together with his students to help them maximize their knowledge and understanding.
Junho Ahn, M.D.
Dr. Junho Ahn graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of science in public health in 3 years before spending a year as a post-baccalaureate researcher at the National Institute on Aging studying Alzheimer’s disease. He then attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern where he discovered a passion for orthopedic surgery. He published more than 40 articles indexed in PubMed in the field of orthopedic surgery before matching at the University of Texas Southwestern Orthopedic Surgery residency program.
Dr. Ahn has a passion for research and education from tutoring organic chemistry to helping pre-medical students achieve their dream of being accepted into medical school.
Muna Almasri, M.D.
Dr. Almasri is pursuing her neurology residency at the University of Michigan and is passionate about medical education. She hopes to advance her career in academic neurology and offer mentorship to younger students to maximize their potential in their desired medical careers. Whether through reviewing essays, optimizing applications, or tutoring for the USMLE, Dr. Almasri looks forward to making an impact and furthering the success of budding physicians.
Amna Amin, M.D.
Amna is passionate about medical education, steering her pursuits of getting involved with the department of medical education at her school. She has organized and led class sessions for her peers and classes below her. Additionally, Amna has experience with writing and editing papers, personal statements, and medical school applications. She has been involved with numerous research projects throughout medical school, serving as the primary writer of the manuscripts, reflecting her strength in writing. In her free time, Amna enjoys attending workout classes, reading, exploring new coffee shops and restaurants, and traveling.
Jaycob Avaylon, M.D.
Jaycob has extensive tutoring experience in advanced chemistry, as well as physiology and pathology during medical school. He was actively involved in interviewing medical students at his program during medical school. He is an avid golfer and enjoys golf and hiking during his free time.
Malek Ayoub, M.D.
Malek has been tutoring and mentoring students extensively throughout his college and medical school years. He is excited to help applicants craft the perfect application, and interview well-prepared with confidence. Malek has also screened and interviewed applicants for medical school. Outside of helping others, Malek’s passions are cooking, hiking, and playing soccer.
Eric Balle, M.D.
Eric has immense passion serving as both a tutor and mentor for medical students. He has successfully helped multiple medical students achieve their full potential in mastering coursework. Eric will be pursuing diagnostic radiology residency and enjoys playing with his three-year-old sheltie in his free time.
Jeremiah Bearss, M.D.
Dr. Bearss has a passion for teaching and mentoring and has many years experience as a private tutor and teaching fellow. He was awarded “Tutor of the Year” at Utah State University and has continued to develop his passion for teaching and mentoring. As part of the M.D./Ph.D. program, he has admission committee experience reviewing applications and interviewing M.D./Ph.D. candidates to this highly competitive program. He also understands and has a passion for helping those with research goals convey their work in the best light possible, and has a deep understanding of research, with many publications in top journals. He can help applicants successfully navigate the unique challenges associated with applying to a dual degree program, while also helping traditional applicants convey this important skill as they apply to medical school. As someone who started medical school later in his life, he understands the unique challenges of non-traditional applicants and loves to help these applicants reach their goal of attending medical school.
Outside of medicine he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, playing tennis, perfecting a smoked brisket, and trying to find ways back onto a football field.
Adam earned his M.P.H. in Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and M.D. from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine where he also served as class president during his four year tenure. He completed Internal Medicine Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is completing a post-doctoral research fellowship through the American Heart Association and worked as a Hospitalist at VUMC. Adam is currently training in Cardiovascular Medicine in San Diego, CA.
Adam has experience mentoring medical school applicants and conducting mock interviews. He has successfully overseen several undergraduate and medical school mentoring programs. He believes in a holistic approach to medical school applications and does not subscribe to a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. He is excited to mentor and motivate future generations of aspiring physicians.
Mimi Borrelli, M.D.
She has more than 10-years mentoring and tutoring experience and loves working with students and helping them solve problems. She particularly enjoys tutoring Science and Math.
Mahesh Botejue, M.D.
Mahesh Botejue graduated cum laude from the University of California, San Diego, with a B.S. in Biology and a concentration in ecology. He spent a year at the pharmaceutical firm Becton-Dickinson and a year traveling before matriculating to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. At Temple he participated in several large studies in gastroenterology and earned his MBA as part of a combined MD/MBA degree, graduating with honors. He matched in internal medicine at the University of California Riverside school of medicine for his residency, and is interested in a fellowship in gastroenterology.
Having mentored students in college, as well as being on admission committees both in medical school and residency, Mahesh is experienced in mentorship and is passionate about working toward helping students improve themselves in a variety of ways and to become both better learners, individuals and practitioners.
William Butler, M.D.
Dr. Butler is passionate about giving back to trainees by enhancing their educational experience and professional opportunities. He continues to publish, mentor, and speak on topics related to medical education, patient advocacy, and clinical research. In his free time, he enjoys running, collecting vinyl, and spending time with friends and family.
Marina Castilla, M.D.
Dr. Marina Castilla graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Russian. She earned an M.D. degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Castilla pursued an unconventional path from medical school to academia, holding faculty positions at George Mason and Georgetown Universities over the past ten years. She has extensive experience teaching medical, graduate, and undergraduate students as well as advising students on their path to medical school admission. Dr. Castilla is passionate about helping future physicians find their niche in the medical field.
Akash Chakravartty, M.D.
Akash was hired as a tutor by his medical school for first, second, and third year medical students, as well as served as a preceptor for many case-based learning modules as a 4th year medical student. His teaching methods have been described by his mentees as more effective and efficient than school professors, and he has helped multiple students improve over 40+ points on Step 1 and 2. He also has an incredible passion for writing, and has published countless poems, short stories, and articles throughout his life in his free time. His own personal statements for medical school and residency have been described as ‘incredibly creative and unique’ by program directors and advisors, and he hopes to help students reach their own writing potential in their applications. Outside of medicine, Akash performs stand-Up comedy, works as a DJ, and enjoys working out.
Kevin Cheng, M.D.
As a non-US citizen international medical graduate (IMG), Dr. Cheng understands the unique struggles IMGs face every step of the way during their residency application. Dr. Cheng believes that many IMGs are excellent candidates and valuable assets to residency programs, however they may sell themselves short without proper guidance to highlight their unique experiences on the Personal Statement, ERAS Curriculum vitae, Letters of Recommendation, and Interviews. As a successful residency candidate with years of experience tutoring medical subjects and medical school interviews, Dr. Cheng wishes to continue to help other IMGs realize their dreams of becoming a physician in the U.S.
Daniel is dedicated to medical education and hopes to help aspiring MD and MD/PhD students navigate the complex system of medical admissions. With his experience in mentorship and admissions, he hopes to empower applicants from all backgrounds to confidently pursue their career in medicine. During his free time, Daniel enjoys cooking, playing with his dog (Pika) and cat (Mochi), and concert piano performance.
Paul’s passion for teaching others has been reflected in his commitment to his student as an MCAT tutor for the last 3 years as well as a Biology TA for 3 years during undergrad. Scoring in the 99.9th percentile on the MCAT, he has demonstrated not only mastery of the material but has learned the best way to help teach others so they can also achieve success. In addition to his studies, Paul enjoys playing piano, working out, and hiking.
Kevin Climaco, M.D.
Dr. Kevin Climaco graduated cum laude from Boston University with a B.A. in Economics and minors in Chemistry and Public Health. He went on to earn his M.D from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is currently a General Surgery Resident in the Lone Star State: Texas.
Dr. Climaco is extremely passionate about teaching, fostering welcoming environments that strive for excellence, and team building. He has helped mentor students from high school to medical school; and has experience in med school recruiting and medical school applicant interviewing. His current research projects involve Global Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, and Robotic Surgery. In his somewhat limited free time- Kevin enjoys being a foodie and being an amateur adventurer.
Nick has extensively advocated for peer mentorship, ranging from writing blog-style advising posts to the UC community, moderating Facebook groups for premedical applicants, or reviewing personal statements for hundreds of colleagues. This past year, Nick served as a student representative and voting member of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Admissions Committee.
Alwin David, M.D.
He has a passion for mentoring and tutoring students along with helping those who have difficulty expressing their best attributes and passions in interviews and personal statements. He has experience with sitting on admissions committees in medical school and for his transitional year program.
Prior to medical school she served as a dedicated tutor to high school students at a Boston-based charter school. During that experience, she was exposed to the book called Mindset by Carol Dweck and learned about the positive impact of having a growth mindset coupled with hard work. She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals. She enjoys the joy of living well and creating art in multiple mediums.
Jordan Francke, M.D.
Jordan Francke graduated from Bowdoin College in 2013 with an A.B. in Neuroscience with honors, and a minor in Spanish. After graduating, he worked for three years at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, where he conducted research in the cost-effectiveness of testing and treatment programs for pediatric HIV in resource-limited settings. In 2016, he left Massachusetts General Hospital to begin medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, from which he graduated with his MD and MPH degrees in April 2020.
Jordan has been tutoring professionally for 6 years for the MCAT, SAT, and ACT, and served as a TA for anatomy, physiology, and microbiology medical school courses. He has written dozens of MCAT practice passages that have been published in test preparation books. Jordan has also screened and interviewed applicants for college and medical school and was a voting member of the admissions committee for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Outside of teaching, Jordan’s passions are marathon running, swimming, traveling, hiking, and biking.
Aram Garewal, M.D.
Aram has extensive experience in mentoring and teaching undergraduate and medical students. He taught Organic Chemistry and Biology to students in college and has mentored medical students as a USMLE tutor for the past two years. Aram understands the difficulty of preparing for standardized exams and is truly passionate about teaching and helping others learn and grow as students. Outside of medicine, Aram enjoys working out, cooking with friends and family, and traveling to different parts of the world.
Connie Ge, M.D.
Connie Ge studied Neuroscience and Studio Art at Vanderbilt University, graduating cum laude with highest honors and her B. A. As a medical student at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Connie has followed both her training in the basic sciences and her love for visual interpretation to the field of Diagnostic Radiology. She has worked in quality improvement examining multidisciplinary approaches to cancer screening and missed pediatric emergency diagnoses, explored the use of deep-learning algorithms in ultrasound interpretation, and taught extensively through educational posters and presentations at national meetings. Connie has always found joy in teaching and mentorship – her first job in high school was tutoring math, and thereafter she has worked as a tutor for many STEM and humanities classes and as a mentor for highschool and college students looking for academic guidance. After graduation from medical school, Connie is headed to a 1-year medicine internship, followed by her Diagnostic Radiology residency training at Brown/Rhode Island Hospital.for
Beatrice Go, M.D.
Beatrice Go graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in Neuroscience and is currently a resident in Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania. Before attending medical school at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, she spent a year studying clinical and functional outcomes of sports medicine orthopedic surgeries. Her professional interests include health disparities and medical humanities, which she aspires to incorporate into her future career in academic medicine.
Beatrice is passionate about medical education and mentorship, and has been actively involved in her medical school admission committee as early as first year of medical school. She has served as a personal tutor and admissions consultant for many years. Having scored in the 99th percentile on her MCAT with an equally competitive score on Step 1/2CK, she is excited to help the next generation of premedical and medical students achieve their academic and personal goals. In her free time, Beatrice enjoys baking souffles, drawing, powerlifting, kickboxing, and trying as many new foods as she can in Philly.
Alexey Goloubev, M.D.
Alexey Goloubev graduated from the University of Central Florida with degrees of Bachelor’s and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, concurrent with his responsibilities as a student-athlete at the Division I level of intercollegiate athletics, and scored the 97th percentile on the MCAT. Subsequently, he earned his M.D. from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and after receiving greater than thirty residency interview invitations, matched interventional radiology at his number one choice and home program at the University of South Florida. He scored 257 on USMLE Step 1 and to date has been actively involved in biomedical research achieving greater than twenty publications, abstracts and presentations in the fields of biomedical engineering, interventional radiology, and interventional oncology with notable publications in Society of Interventional Radiology and Nature Cancer.
Throughout his career, he has acquired significant experience and skills in medical education as a tutor and preceptor to junior medical trainees. As a current resident physician, he continues to be passionate about peer mentorship and innovation in medical education and strives to help future physicians reach their goals and shape the future of medicine.
Madeline Goosmann, M.D.
Madeline (Maddy) Goosmann graduated from Kent State University summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Integrated Life Sciences in 2 years. She received her M.D. from Northeast Ohio Medical University, and matched into her ideal match in Otolaryngology in early 2020. She scored 250+ and 260+ on STEPs 1 and 2, respectively, and she thoroughly enjoys optimizing other students’ study plans and time management for maximum success.
Maddy is passionate about working with each individual’s needs. She especially enjoys offering input on personal statements, essays, interview prep, and study schedules. She has multiple years of experience tutoring large and small groups as well as experience helping the admissions department with medical school interviews. Outside of medicine, Maddy is an avid traveler, knitter, average musician, and recreational volleyball player.
Pamela Guo, M.D.
Pamela began tutoring in 8th grade and has since developed a deep and longstanding commitment to providing exceptional customized coaching for her students in her 10 years of private tutoring experience. She scored a 254 on her USMLE Step 1, 259 on USMLE Step 2, and above the 90th percentile in all her NBME shelf exams. During medical school, she taught a board-review for USMLE and NBME psychiatry questions. She especially enjoys advising students with interests in psychiatry. Mentorship and advising has been invaluable in the trajectory of her career and she is delighted to pay it forward.
He is passionate about human rights work and has been extensively involved with the Physicians for Human Rights organization, at a national level, for over 6 years. His research background has lent itself to developing a keen eye for writing and he is excited to guide the next generation of physicians and paying it forward.
Cory Heal, M.D.
Dr. Heal graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Exercise Science and went on to receive his M.D. from Drexel University College of Medicine. He is currently a Radiation Oncology resident at the University of Arizona, where he matched into his number 1 ranked choice.
Dr. Heal has a passion for mentoring students and applicants. He has an extensive knowledge of the admissions process, having spent several years reviewing applications for acceptance to medical school, in addition to serving as an interviewer for both his medical school and residency. He understands that no one makes it into their dream field of medicine without good mentors. Dr. Heal is an expert at reviewing the subjective areas of an application, understanding there is much more to an applicant than test scores, and these soft elements are the key to allowing an applicant to shine.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Heal enjoys spending time outdoors with his rambunctious little boys, traveling, and exploring new places whenever he gets the opportunity.
Daniel Hong, M.D.
Dr. Daniel Hong graduated from Washington University in St. Louis magna cum laude with degrees in both Biology and Anthropology. He then went on to earn his M.D. from Vanderbilt University, and is currently a resident physician in Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University.
Dr. Hong has extensive knowledge of the admissions process having been a voting member in medical school admissions committees, with mastery in the medical school application, interview, and grading processes. His desire to give back and pay it forward has led to his extensive mentorship experience with equally phenomenal results for the students he works with. In his free time, Dr. Hong can be found playing basketball, cooking, and binge watching sitcoms.
Vicki Hsieh, D.O.
Throughout her medical journey so far, Dr. Hsieh has hit many roadblocks and considered herself an underdog in many aspects of the medical school and residency application. She firmly holds the belief that there are ways to medical school through non-traditional paths that can work, as long as the clarity and the passion on the path to become a physician is still there. From non-traditional topics such as post-baccalaureate programs to osteopathic medicine programs to lower science GPAs to financial burdens to gap years, Dr. Hsieh has successfully counseled dozens of students in the past few years to help them get to and through medical school on their own timeline. Dr. Hsieh hopes to inspire others using her own story to help others get to that final goal of becoming a physician
Tony Huynh, M.D.
Dr. Tony Huynh, MD is an orthopedic surgery resident at the University of Arizona – Phoenix. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia, where he graduated in the top quartile. Despite getting an average score on his MCAT, he scored over 260 on both Step 1 and Step 2.
Tony is passionate about mentoring and tutoring motivated medical students, especially those interested in orthopedic surgery.
Abdalah Ismail, M.D.
Dr. Ismail has always committed to education and mentoring since his undergraduate days. He has plenty of experience tutoring undergraduates in the pre-medical curriculum and helping them with medical school admission. In medical school, Abdalah was heavily involved with curriculum design and produced didactic materials to teach MS3/MS4s black box topics in radiation oncology. Dr. Ismail has considerable experience on the admissions committee interviewing medical students during his medical school years. He also is an avid writer of short stories and seeks to use this to help students with their essays. Dr. Ismail enjoys playing basketball and soccer, writing short stories, and cooking new recipes.
Joyce Jhang, M.D.
Dr. Joyce Jhang earned her B.A. in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL, and received her M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. After her medical education, she completed her General Surgery Residency at East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC, followed by a Minimally Invasive Surgery/Bariatric Surgery fellowship in Omaha, NE.
From her undergraduate to fellowship years, she has been involved with mentoring individuals interested in pursuing medical school and surgery residency. Additionally, she has interviewed multiple candidates, and reviewed numerous applicant files and personal statements as part of her residency admissions committee. She has personal experience with the frustration of the application process, and hopes to help future applicants find success on their first attempt. In her free time, Joyce enjoys trying new restaurants, watching movies, and traveling.
Austin Johnson, D.O.
Dr Johnson is passionate about working with students and is interested in helping students achieve their goals in medicine. He particularly enjoys discussing successful strategies to match into competitive specialties with limited resources. Because of his extensive research background, Dr Johnson has skillfully developed an eye for writing, which lends itself to being very helpful in reviewing personal statements and residency applications. Outside of medicine, Dr. Johnson enjoys working out, hunting and fishing, and spending time with his beautiful wife and daughter.
Austin N. Johnson
Austin’s passion for mentorship has culminated in a diverse set of experiences ranging from intensive one-on-one sessions with prospective professional students to leading large group events designed to level the playing field in test-taking, research, and the admissions process as a member of the Leadership in Health Disparities and Stanford Clinical Summer Internship programs. As a future Dermatologist from a rural Colorado town with zero immediate or extended family members in healthcare, he is excited to guide the next generation of physician leaders in achieving their goals no matter their background. Outside of being a medical student, Austin loves partaking in athletics, lifting weights, becoming immersed in movies, and exploring new food spots.
Eleanor Keller, M.D.
Eleanor has experience in medical school admissions, conducting interviews with prospective students. She also is committed to mentoring and enjoys teaching and precepting first- and second-year medical students in their small group sessions.
Megan Koenig, M.D.
Megan Koenig, graduated with a double major in Nueroscience and Biology from the University of Florida. She earned her M.D. from FLorida Atlantic University and was the student representative on the admissions committee for her school. Currently she is an Anesthesiology Resident at the University of Florida, a top 25 Anesthesia program in the United States. Prior to medical school, she worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator which resulted in numerous publications and a research focused application. Her career goal is to complete a fellowship in Pain Management.
She is passionate about medical education and has developed a keen eye for writing and mentoring and hopes to paying it forward. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, trying new recipes and playing volleyball.
Michael Koulopoulos, M.D.
Through his time advising and mentoring in medical school and residency, Dr. Koulopoulos has developed a mastery of the intricacies of both the medical school and residency applications. This mastery has shown in the outstanding results of his prior mentees. Outside of residency and advising, Dr. Koulopoulos enjoys golfing, snowboarding and watching basketball.
Calvin Lau, M.D.
Calvin Lau graduated cum laude from Duke University with a B.S. in Biology and minors in Global Health and Chemistry. He went on to attend the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. In medical school, he served as a coordinator for the Pediatric Interest Group as well as the head tutor for the 3rd Year Pediatrics Clerkship. As a senior medical student, he also co-taught a pre-clinical medical humanities class. In addition to medical education, Calvin is passionate about advancing therapies for pediatric oncology patients and improving access to high-acuity pediatric care locally and abroad. He matched into pediatrics at Stanford University.
Calvin has a strong passion for mentorship and education at the undergraduate and medical school level. He has spent over 300 hours tutoring medical students in various USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 topics and generated an adjuvant peer-tutor curriculum for the 3rd year Pediatrics Clerkship. He also provides mentorship to fellow medical students in the transition from classroom to clinic. Additionally, he has spoken at pre-med events on the undergraduate campus and provided personal statement review application advice to prospective medical school applicants. Outside of medicine, he loves surfing, trying new cuisines, and traveling.
Melissa Laughter, M.D.
Dr. Laughter is extremely passionate about medication education and mentorship and has been a mentor to numerous medical and pre-medical students over the past decade. She has been on the residency admissions committee, interviewing candidates, and discussing potential applicants on the admissions committee. She is excited to continue encouraging the next generation of physicians, researchers, and dermatologists.
Monica Li, M.D.
She has enjoyed writing, editing, tutoring, and mentoring since high school and has extensive experience in all of these areas. Most of all, she enjoys getting to know students and helping them pursue a career in medicine.
Lucia Lin, M.D.
As a first-gen in medicine, she is passionate about mentorship and education and attributes her own success to the mentors she has had in her educational career. Especially given the shift to virtual interviews, she would love to use her personal experience to help others navigate and excel in their admissions journeys. Outside of medicine, Lucia is an avid outdoor enthusiast, partaking in everything from surfing and beach volleyball to backpacking across international treks, including Nepal, Switzerland, and Peru.
Derek Liu, M.D.
Derek is passionate about teaching and mentorship, and has devoted hundreds of hours to helping his peers with challenging coursework and navigating the path to medical school and beyond. He is excited to continue helping the next generation of doctors. Outside the classroom, Derek is passionate about learning to cook new dishes, working out, and attending as many concerts around Los Angeles as he can.
After receiving an undergraduate education in Spanish Literature and Art History at Pomona College, Patrick moved to Madrid on a Fulbright teaching and research scholarship. The following year, he worked as a Fulbright Fellow for UNESCO’s Culture Sector in Paris. He then moved to New York City, where he spent the next three years working in the art departments of various film and television productions. When he returned to California, he began the pursuit of a career in medicine. Patrick is enrolled in the University of California San Diego’s Program in Medical Education — Health Equity (PRIME—HEq), where he is pursuing both his M.D. and Master’s in Education.
For the past twelve years, Patrick has been an educator and peer mentor. In college and in New York, he worked for tutoring agencies that afforded him the opportunities to work with students on preparing for the SAT, ACT, and GRE, and to coach an after-school debate program for inner-city youth. Patrick has a deep passion for helping underrepresented and disadvantaged students. More recently, he has excelled as an MCAT tutor, with his students receiving some of the largest score improvements.
Victoria Lorah, D.O.
Victoria Lorah graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with a B.S. in Physiological Science and a minor in Film, Television, and Digital Media Studies. Before applying to medical school, she worked as an emergency department scribe, scribe trainer, and substitute teacher. She graduated from Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2021. During her time there, Victoria served as the Student Admissions Director, providing her an inside look into the medical school admissions process. In addition, she has extensive experience mentoring pre-medical and medical students regarding applications, interviews, and career planning.
Victoria is currently a pediatric neurology resident at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. In her free time, she plays musical instruments, reads books, and tries to find the best restaurants Phoenix has to offer.
Regan Manayan, M.D.
Regan enjoys helping both undergraduate and medical students craft their applications and prepare for interviews. He has extensive experience both mentoring students as well as serving on admissions committees. He utilizes his experiences as a student, applicant, and admissions committee member to personally tailor the applications of his clients to their desired goals.
Nolan Maloney, M.D.
Dr. Maloney has been particularly passionate about mentorship and teaching, serving as a tutor during medical school, and mentoring many medical students through various research projects. He especially enjoys reviewing and editing personal statements, helping students craft and deliver their narrative clearly. In his free time, Nolan enjoys tennis, basketball, ping pong, and scenic hikes.
Matthew Mazurek, M.D.
He is currently Medical Director for the Department of Anesthesia at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center and has been providing mentorship and guidance to both pre-medical and medical students for nearly 20 years. He is passionate about teaching and supporting the next generation of physicians and has clinical appointments with five medical schools. He likes to fish and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter in the great outdoors of northern Minnesota.
Nelson Menendez, M.D.
Nelson is a first generation college graduate and physician and is passionate about mentoring and helping other achieve their goals. In addition, to his experience regarding the admissions process to both medical school and residency, he also has extensive tutoring experience. Outside of medicine, he enjoys playing soccer, spending time with his wife and two dogs and playing video games whenever possible.
Jennifer Miao, M.D.
Over the years, Dr. Miao has helped numerous students in polishing their personal statements and reviewing their applications to optimize their performances on interviews. She particularly enjoys helping others generate unique and individualized essays to bring out their personalities and interests. Outside of medicine, Dr. Miao enjoys hiking, playing the piano, and reading Jane Austen’s works.
Mihailo Miljanic, M.D.
Dr. Mihailo Miljanic graduated magna cum laude from Boston College with a B.S. in Biological Science and earned his M.D. at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas. In between his undergraduate and medical education, he spent three years teaching high school AP chemistry and physics to socioeconomically disadvantaged communities through Teach for America in Dallas, Texas. Upon his entrance to Dell Medical School, Dr. Miljanic co-founded the Health Career Collaborative – Austin with two former Teach for America colleagues, which has served as a mentorship program to hundreds of pre-medical students. For his work in founding this academy, Dr. Miljanic and his co-founders received the prestigious United States Excellence in Public Health Award, given on a national level by the United States government.
While in medical school, Dr. Miljanic had extensive experience tutoring and mentoring medical students for their upcoming USMLE exams, and has served as an interviewer for medical school admissions and a voting member on the residency admission committee. Dr. Miljanic is a resident physician specializing in the field of radiation oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and has published multiple papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals. Outside of medicine, he enjoys paddle-boarding on the lake, live music, and running outdoors with his border-collie Stella.
Pietro Miozzo, M.D.
He is now a Pediatrics Resident at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Dr. Miozzo has co-authored several journal articles and book chapters, and has presented at national conferences, on his research related to immunology, high-resolution microscopy, and population health. Although his childhood dream of becoming a chef is still on hold, he loves to cook and bake! Outside of the kitchen, he is a keen violinist and cyclist.
Casey Mogilevsky graduated with highest honors from UC Berkeley with a double major in Chemical Biology and Bioengineering. He then took a gap year to pursue an MPhil in Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, after which he moved to the University of Pennsylvania to start his MD/PhD. Casey is incredibly interested in medical research and biotech entrepreneurship. During his time at UC Berkeley, Casey worked on developing a platform for creating new therapeutic proteins, which led to the founding of Catena Biosciences. Seeing the impact research has had on his college experience, he sought to provide more opportunities for undergraduates to pursue self-directed research by co-founding iGEM at UC Berkeley, a student-led research organization that aims to compete at the yearly iGEM competition.
Casey is also passionate about teaching, mentoring, and helping underserved communities. Over the course of his undergraduate career, Casey has participated in a variety of mentoring organizations including Matriculate and Helix at UC Berkeley. Through these experiences, along with having many great mentors during his time in college, Casey has seen the impact good mentorship can have, and in the future Casey hopes to continue paying it forward.
Harrison Moynihan, D.O.
Dr. Harrison Moynihan graduated magna cum laude from Northern Michigan University with a degree in Human Biology. He matriculated to the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he achieved outstanding scores, surpassing 255 on USMLE Step 2 and 695 on COMLEX Level 2. Presently, he serves as a resident in Integrated Interventional Radiology at Zucker University/Northwell Health and is actively engaged in interviewing prospective medical students for residency positions, participates in their selection and ranking process.
Passionate about mentorship, Dr. Harrison has personally witnessed the transformative effects of mentorship and tutoring, which played a pivotal role in elevating him from an average to a top student. Committed to paying it forward, he is dedicated to imparting the valuable lessons he has learned and helping students achieve similar success. In his leisure time, Harrison enjoys activities such as fly fishing, kayaking, and hiking.
Kumar Nadhan, M.D.
Dr. Kumar Nadhan completed his B.S. in Psychobiology at University of California, Los Angeles and M.D. at Lewis Katz Temple University SOM. He matched into dermatology residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He has served on the medical admissions committee for Temple University and created the institution’s mentoring program. He has a passion for research having completed a Transplant Dermatology and Skin of Color research fellowship between year three and four of medical school. He has authored over 30 publications in the field.
Dr. Nadhan is passionate about helping others fulfill their potential and paying it forward.
Andjela Nemcevic, M.D.
Dr. Andjela Nemcevic was born and spend most of her life in Belgrade, Serbia as a competitive tennis player.She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology, on a full athletic scholarship, while playing full-time as a Division I tennis player on the Women’s team for 4 years. She has received numerous sports and academic awards including the Dean’s List award during her time in Seattle. She matriculated to the Miller School of Medicine, where she graduated amongst the top students in the class, earning the prestigious AOA award, and completing a research fellowship in Dermatology, publishing 40+ papers, abstracts, and book chapters.
She scored in the high 90th percentile on Step 1 and Step 2 CK and matched into NYU Langone Dermatology. Andjela is very passionate about helping her peers succeed on their path to residency, as is evident in numerous volunteer hours spent mentoring her younger peers in medical school, that speak very highly of her and continue to maintain the mentor-mentee relationship.
Austin Newsam graduated from Georgia State University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. Passionate about healthcare but unsure of what route to take in medicine, he worked for two years as a microbiologist at the CDC and decided to pursue an MD/PhD degree. Having a good understanding of the application process, he went on to receive 15 interview invites and settled on vibrant Miami, FL and joining the University of Miami MSTP. Since starting in the program, Austin has assisted the MSTP with recruitment and is passionate about helping applicants find their perfect fit (a big decision for an 8-year program!). He serves on the leadership board of the American Physician Scientist Association and Pathology Interest Group at UM and excited for a career in academic medicine. He currently is doing his PhD work and is studying novel driver mutations for resistance of CAR-T therapy in lymphoma. Outside of school he loves spending time with his wife, powerlifting, and watching sports.
Christine Nunez, M.D.
Christine Nuñez completed her B.A. in Psychology, and minors in Chemistry and Spanish, Graduation with Distinction from Duke University in 2016. Upon graduating, she spent 2 years working as a Clinical Research Specialist at Duke’s Psychiatry Department. She is currently an M.D. student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She plans to graduate medical school in 2022 and pursue a residency training program in Psychiatry. Her professional interests include addressing mental health inequities and access to care within underserved populations, as well as promoting a culture of support and wellness amongst her medical colleagues.
Christine has served as a voting member of the medical school admissions committee and interviewer for 5+ years for her undergraduate institution. As a first-generation college student, Christine is passionate about helping other applicants navigate the challenging process of applying to medical school and has a genuine appreciation for wholistic applications. During her free time, Christine enjoys running, embracing her inner “foodie,” and exploring all that Miami has to offer.
Uchenna Okoro, M.D.
Dr. Uchenna Okoro graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology along with a minor in Psychology. He went on to earn his M.D. from the University of Michigan and is currently an Anesthesiology resident physician at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Okoro is passionate about medical education and helping premedical and medical students achieve their goals. He knows he would not be where he is today without receiving mentorship of his own – here is therefore spurred on and inspired to pay it forward to others. As a former voting member of the medical school admissions committee University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Okoro’s insights have earned him high praise and top results with previous students. Some of Uchenna’s other interests include singing/music, cooking, boxing, and swimming.
Anjali Om, M.D.
Dr. Om has a passion for medical education and has taught aspiring medical students at a high school, undergraduate, and medical school level. She is eager to help demystify the medical school/residency application process and help students achieve their career goals.
Samantha Ong, M.D.
Dr. Ong has years of tutoring and mentorship experience from serving as a science and writing tutor in college and medical school, as well as being a member of her medical school’s admissions committee. She is passionate about academic medicine and enjoys helping future doctors succeed in their goals.
Arianna Palermini, D.O.
Dr. Palermini took a five-year gap between her undergraduate studies and medical school to work as an Office Manager of a Family Medicine clinic. She would not change a thing about her journey, because during this time she gained many skills that allowed her to pursue her dream career. For this reason, Dr. Palermini is passionate about helping non-traditional students apply to medical school and residency.
Hardik Patel, M.D.
During his time in Miami, he has served as Head Tutor/Coordinator for a peer-led academic support program, Director of Research and Quality Improvement for the Department of Community Service, and Editor-in-Chief of student-run Medical IBIS research magazine. He has authored over 50 combined publication/posters/presentations. Hardik is passionate about helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds succeed because he has personally overcome many barriers on his journey to medical school.
Parth Patel, M.D.
Dr. Parth Patel graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with a B.S.E in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He then took a gap-year to receive his M.S.E in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering during which time he applied to medical school as well as worked as a College tutor. He then received in Medical Degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he was a medical student interviewer for applicants. He completed a preliminary General Surgery year at the University of Michigan and applied for residency where he was able to successfully match with his top choice program, the University of Michigan Department of Urology.
Dr. Patel has served as a mentor for numerous medical students throughout the country and has helped them match successfully to Urology residency. He has a passion assisting first-time and reapplicant students and helping them craft a narrative based application. Additionally, he has extensive tutoring experience throughout college and enjoys teaching students and paying it forward.
Julie Pham, M.D.
Dr. Julie Pham graduated from University of Portland with a full-ride scholarship from the Ford Family Foundation with two degrees– a B.S in Biology and a B.A in Philosophy. She then received a one-year partial scholarship from the same foundation and attended Loma Linda School of Medicine in California. She is now in a Psychiatry Residency at Charles Drew University in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Pham plans to pursue a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry down the road. Dr. Pham had also served a crisis counselor in med school, and her passion for education has allowed her to serve and mentor many students, including both pre-med college and medical students. Dr. Pham has ad com experience reviewing applications and interviewing candidates both in med school and during residency, with insights into the application process achieving top results with students.
During her free time, Dr. Pham enjoys hiking, Anime, personal finance, cooking, and exploring new dishes and restaurants
Zaw Phyo, M.D.
Todd Pierce, M.D.
Dr. Todd Pierce graduated from Evangel University cum laude with a B.S. in Biology. He than went on to complete medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. After spending several years engaging in numerous research projects, he matched into an orthopaedic surgery residency at Saint Josephs University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. He is currently applying for a subspeciality in adult reconstruction which will begin in August, 2023.
Dr. Pierce has served in a mentoring role since his time in medical school. He has worked as a medical student interviewer during that time and also went to many conferences for his medical school to recruit and guide pre-medical students. Now as a resident, he has continued to enjoy mentoring medical students as well as aspiring orthopaedic surgeons. Dr. Pierce is very well versed in conducting research. He has over 70 peer-reviewed publications indexed in PubMed. In addition, he has had numerous podium and poster presentations at local, state, and national meetings.
Jerred Pletcher, M.D.
Dr. Pletcher serves as a mentor to numerous pre-med and medical students throughout the country. He has been published as first author in multiple manuscripts and has completed many other abstracts and posters. He is currently working on various research projects at Cleveland Clinic. His greatest passion is mentoring/providing students with the tools they need to have a fulfilling and fruitful career in medicine.
Rifat Rahman, M.D.
Rifat is passionate about global health, drawing from his experiences studying drug resistance in malaria as an undergraduate and as a postbaccalaureate fellow at the NIH. One of his most formative experiences was the opportunity to work in HIV advocacy as a Hart Fellow in Thailand. Rifat is passionate about helping other students at different points in their training achieve their greatest ambitions within medicine.
Thomas Reith, M.D.
During medical school, Dr. Reith served as an interviewer and voting member of the admissions committee. He was also involved with student government and conducted research in medical imaging. Dr. Reith remains passionate about mathematics and technology and enjoys combining these interests with the medical field. Outside of medicine, he is an avid pianist and enjoys travel, baseball, skiing, and the arts.
Will Richardson attended Brigham Young University – Idaho where he received a B.S. in Human Biology. After scoring in the 98th percentile on the MCAT, he leaned into his passion for mentorship and found he had a knack for tutoring other premed students to stellar results on the MCAT and premed prerequisite coursework. He has also been involved in clinical research and is currently a medical student at Texas A&M College of Medicine.
His life experiences have given him a strong passion for teaching and education, particularly as they relate to overcoming setbacks and failure. He holds strongly to the belief that a growth mindset is a teachable key to success, which serves as a fundamental aspect of his tutoring and has led to his students regularly achieving double digit increases in their MCAT scores. Will is also a devoted husband and father, and spends his free time with his wife and two daughters.
Outside of medicine, she enjoys Olympic-style weightlifting, exploring the NYC food scene, and hanging out with her cat.
Idean has close to a decade of experience teaching and mentoring students at various stages in their academic career. He’s worked as a general and organic chemistry tutor and progressed as a teaching assistant, where he taught lecture halls filled with hundreds of students. Beyond this, he served as a passionate mentor through several positions and continues to help students with college 4-year planning, pre-medical advising, and medical school applications. In his free time, Idean enjoys powerlifting, woodwork, bartending, and learning about entrepreneurship.
Andrew Schilling, M.D.
Andy Schilling graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Neuroscience. He is currently a fourth-year medical student at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he has pursued opportunities in peer tutoring, mentorship, and clinical research.
Andy has a lifelong dedication to teaching. He previously worked as a teaching assistant at Princeton University. He has mentored numerous undergraduate and medical students in test-taking and application strategies. He currently serves as a student member of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Admissions Committee.
Rishi Sethia, M.D.
Rishi has published 26 articles and co-founded a novel mentorship program for students interested in Otolaryngology which has been published and presented nationally. He has served on medical school and residency admissions committees for 3 years, actively participating in the interview and deliberation process.
Amar Shah, M.D.
Dr. Amar Shah graduated summa cum laude in three years from Lehigh University with a major in Behavioral Neuroscience. He then attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, earning his M.D. and M.P.H.S. He scored in the 99.9th percentile on the MCAT and above the 94th percentile on each NBME Shelf examination. He completed his internship at the University of Washington in General Surgery and is currently a radiology resident at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
Amar is passionate about medical education and teaching. As a medical student, Amar was heavily involved in his school’s curriculum, serving as a course/clerkship liaison for five courses, providing an interface between his peers and professors. He has tutored a variety of subjects from calculus to medical school clinical coursework. In addition, he was a student leader of a group that taught infant CPR to parents at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. In his free time, Amar enjoys watching professional basketball, reading, and relaxing with his two cats.
Kanan Shah, M.D.
Kanan attended Yale University, where she earned a BS in Molecular/Cellular Biology and graduated with distinction in her major. Kanan went on to pursue research in population health before matriculating at NYU School of Medicine. She was fortunate to receive a free tuition scholarship. Additionally she completed medical school in 3 years through acceptance into NYU’s highly selective accelerated-MD program. She is now a resident physician with the NYU Langone Hospital System.
During medical school, Kanan was also accepted into the prestigious Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) Medical Student Summer Research program and has co-authored a number of articles investigating cancer care as well as digital health. She enjoys mentoring premedical students for the MCAT exam, coaching for medical school admissions, and aiding in application preparation. Additionally as a resident, Kanan teaches medical students completing their clerkships. She enjoys empowering students to develop their voice and reach their full potential.
Outside of work, Kanan can be found practicing her photography skills, running along the East River, or exploring NYC’s expansive food scene
Kevin Shah, M.D.
Dr Shah is a current academic faculty member at the University of Utah as well as the Director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and has a passion for working directly to train medical students, residents, fellows, and advanced fellows. He has won numerous awards including House Officer of the Year and has published multiple peer reviewed journals in top tier cardiology journals. Outside of work, he loves to spend time with his family and enjoys stand up comedy.
Sunny Shah, M.D.
Currently, Sunny is an incoming PGY1 Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery resident at Montefiore Medical Center. He is passionate about medical education and has over 6 years of tutoring experience. He scored 250+ on both the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2. He has authored 11 publications and has multiple posters and abstracts. Outside of medicine, Sunny enjoys photography, traveling and Bollywood dancing..
Mojahed Shalabi, M.D.
Mojahed Mohammad K Shalabi graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Business Administration. He graduated from the Texas A&M College of Medicine in May of 2022 with Honors and in the top 10% of his class. He was inducted as a junior member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society during his medical school career. Mojahed is currently a Transitional Year intern at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas and will start his Dermatology residency in July of 2023 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple, Texas.
Mojahed is passionate about tutoring and mentorship as he has been involved in both since his undergraduate career. He achieved >90th percentiles on both USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK and hopes to help other students achieve similar success. He also participated in the medical school admissions by interviewing and screening applicants at Texas A&M. Having served in the Admissions Committee for over two years, he is well-informed in the medical school application and interview process. In his free time, Mojahed enjoys going to the gym, playing volleyball, and watching Marvel movies.
Benjamin Shekhtman, M.D.
Benjamin Shekhtman graduated from Kent State University with a BS in Biological Sciences. He was accepted one year early to medical school, due to completing his undergraduate studies in three years. Benjamin matriculated into the University of Toledo College of Medicine, which he completed in May of 2019. He is currently a PGY1 specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at his Alma Mater: the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He has had significant experience in both being a part of the medical school admissions committee along with helping to design questions and streamline the process for MMPI’s at his home institution.
Benjamin has had a multitude of experiences as both a tutor and mentor to medical students. He has taught basic sciences to medical students along with being a student physician group leader for volunteer medical community outreach for underserved communities. He loves to teach, and has the goal of continuing to do so inside and outside the clinic.
Emily has been extensively involved with mentorship of premedical students during her time at UCLA and CNU. She has participated as a voting member on the admission committee during medical school. She is especially passionate about working with students with nontraditional educational backgrounds, and believes any student with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and passion for medicine deserves the best support that can be provided in the medical school and residency admissions processes.
Elanee Simmons, M.D.
As a first-generation college student, Lanee has faced many challenges throughout her journey to residency. She credits her success to the many generous mentors she has had along the way and is passionate about giving back by providing strong mentorship to others pursuing medicine. She has extensive experience with mentoring near-peers in college and medical school, as well as with the medical school screening and interviewing process. After all she has overcome, she is ecstatic to pay it forward to help others prevail and achieve success.
Matthew Spence, M.D.
Dr. Spence scored >260 on Step 1 and Step 2 and is passionate about teaching and mentoring students. He served as a tutor in both undergraduate and medical school. Additionally, he served as a student member of the College of Medicine Admissions Committee at UTHSC where he reviewed applications, interviewed applicants, and voted on admission decisions for prospective students. He looks forward to coming alongside you and supporting you in your path towards a career in medicine!
Morgan Terry, M.D.
Morgan has extensive experience mentoring college and medical students, serving as an organic chemistry supplemental instructor and academic center tutor throughout college. She has continued her passion for mentoring and teaching in medical school as a student interviewer for prospective students and clinical skills instructor for first- and second-year medical students.
William Thi, M.D.
He continued his passion for mentorship during medical school by tutoring first-year medical students. In addition, he has been part of the students admissions committee at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine where he has interviewed and evaluated many potential candidates. He matched into Anesthesiology at the University of Southern California (USC) and has authored numerous publications, abstracts, and presentations.
He now hopes to use this platform to share USMLE tips and tricks that helped him score highly with any prospective MD candidates. He strongly believes that developing a good study plan, using the right study resources, and optimizing performance on the exam day can help anyone achieve scores in 250+ range.”
Catherine has extensive experience mentoring college and medical students, serving as a resident advisor, organic chemistry teaching assistant and private tutor throughout college. She has continued her passion for mentoring and teaching in medical school as a student interviewer for prospective students and clinical skills instructor for first- and second-year medical students.
Linh Vu, M.D.
Dr. Vu’s resume includes a variety of different undertakings. She has done global mental health research for The World Health Organization. She has partaken in two psychoanalysis fellowships at the Psychoanalytic Association of New York and Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. She has continued her passion for mentoring in medical school as a student interviewer on the admission committee, in addition to helping to perfect the personal statement and application to med school and residency. Her greatest passions are ensuring healthcare is more equitable across the globe and making medical training more accessible to minority students.
Justin is also interested in understanding the intersection between medical ethics and social determinants of health. At his medical school he was accepted to the bioethics pathway where he is studying socioeconomic barriers in organ transplantation. During college, Justin helped mentor many younger premed students in his roles as a residential advisor and scholar athlete on his collegiate swim team. In his free time, he enjoys running, swimming, surfing, and finding new recipes to cook.
Jessica Wu, M.D.
Dr. Wu is passionate about teaching and mentoring, as she would not be where she is today without several exceptional mentors. A skilled writer and public speaker, she is especially interested in editing application materials and preparing students for interviews. In her free time, she enjoys playing the violin and traveling.
Roy Xiao, M.D.
Roy has extensive experience with teaching and mentoring. At Princeton, he tutored pre-med subjects including organic chemistry, general chemistry, and physics. He has served as a mentor and senior research investigator to medical students at Harvard Medical School and Yale School of Medicine. He remains closely involved with higher education admissions; he continues to interview college applicants for Princeton and is a member of his residency’s selection committee for incoming residents. In his spare time, Roy enjoys photography, basketball, and cooking.
Jen has been tutoring and mentoring students extensively throughout her college and continues to help students with their admission applications. She is excited to help applicants craft the perfect application, and interview well-prepared with confidence. Jen also currently serves on the MD/PhD admissions committee at her school. Outside of helping others, Jen’s passions are surfing, soccer, snowboarding and hiking in her free time.
Eric Yang, M.D.
Dr. Eric Yang graduated magna cum laude with a distinction in research from the University of California San Diego, where he majored in Biochemistry & Cell Biology and minored in Computer Science. After working as a systems integration research associate and software test engineer for one year, he went on to earn his MD at Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University. He is currently a Dermatology Resident at Brown University.
Dr. Yang has a passion for teaching, having tutored computer science, histology, anatomy, and physiology to a wide range of students over the years. He hopes to help future physicians navigate this often confusing path to help them achieve both their career and personal goals.
Haigreeva Yedla, M.D.
Sai is passionate about tutoring and teaching, particularly individual mentoring and developing personalized strategies. Outside of academics, Sai enjoys running, cooking, and exploring New York City.
Sherman Yu, M.D.
Sherman graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. in Biology and Chinese. He earned his MD at the Medical College of Wisconsin and is currently doing his residency training in anesthesiology at the University of Chicago.
Sherman was passionate about education and mentorship even before he took interest in medicine. Sherman has extensive experience working with students from diverse backgrounds in the academic setting. His teaching background includes a position as a teaching assistant in an upper level biochemistry course at the University of Wisconsin, work as a foreign English teacher in Zhongshan, China, and designing online supplemental lectures for junior medical students. In his free time, Sherman enjoys playing basketball, exploring new restaurants, and updating his fantasy football roster.
Rosa Yu, M.D.
Rosa Yu graduated from Brown University with a B.S. in Neuroscience, magna cum laude, and earned her M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine. She is currently a resident in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an affiliated teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. She is passionate about medical education and health equity.
Rosa has had over 10 years of experience mentoring undergraduate and medical students. As the first generation in her family to attend college and medical school, she joined this team with hopes of guiding more first gen students like herself through the challenging process of becoming a physician. She looks forward to working with you to craft a compelling, authentic personal statement and guide you through the residency application process.
David has experience teaching to many different learning styles in a variety of subjects, from biology, first aid, mathematics, and debate. In medical school, he is involved in greeting interview applicants, teaching public school students about COVID-19, and checking-in on primary care patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. He loves seeing improvement in both himself and in his students, and advocates teaching skills and insights that can be carried on beyond standardized tests or applications. In his free time, David enjoys playing piano, hiking, reading, and running.
Albert Zhou, M.D.
Albert is passionate about improving medical education and finds fulfillment when helping premedical and medical students achieve their dreams. He understands the path to medicine is not easy nor straightforward. Outside of work, some of Albert’s interests include exercising, expanding his culinary palate, and exploring new cities.
Thompson Zhuang, M.D.
Thompson graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a B.A. in Chemistry, where he acquired valuable experience in teaching chemistry and economics. He then attended medical school at Stanford University, where he served as manager of the musculoskeletal free clinic and co-chair of the Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group. He is currently an orthopedic surgery resident at the University of Pennsylvania. Thompson is passionate about advancing equity in access to healthcare and expanding healthcare access for underserved populations.
In addition to his interests in medicine, Thompson has served as a mentor for many first-generation, low-income students, providing guidance along their journey into science, technology, engineering, and math careers. He is dedicated to leveling the playing field for disadvantaged students. Thompson has over 5 years of tutoring experience, at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels, and scored 260+ on USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK.