The Insiders

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. Apas Aggarwal graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern University’s 7 year combined BA/MD program. He completed his undergraduate degree in 3 years as a double major in Biology and Psychology. He then attended Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine for medical school and completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic. He is now a cardiology fellow at Indiana University and will be going to Beaumont Royal Oak Hospital for Interventional Cardiology fellowship.

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.

Nikhil Agrawal, M.D.

Dr. Nikhil Agrawal graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Economics. He then returned home for medical school at the Ohio State University. He matched at his first choice program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is now completing a Hand Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

  Dr. Agrawal serves as a mentor to numerous current residents around the country. He has published in a variety of well respected plastic surgery journals and is employed as a reviewer for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the highest impact factor journal in the field. His passion for education has allowed him to serve on the admissions committee for Residency.

Edwin Amirianfar, D.O.

Dr. Edwin Amirianfar graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a B.S. in Anthropology. He later earned his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

Dr. Amirianfar had an unconventional path to his field of medicine. He completed an internship in Family Medicine before pursuing his passion in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has experience interviewing resident applicants for programs on the residency admission committee and enjoys the challenge of mentoring those who were unsuccessful in obtaining a residency placement.

Malek Ayoub, M.D.

Malek Ayoub graduated from the City College of New York in 2016 with B.S. in Chemistry with Honors. After graduating, he worked for three years as a medical interpreter and translator at Hospital for Special Surgery and at Weill Cornell Medical Center. In 2018, he started his medical training at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Malek graduated with AOA and Golden Humanism Honor Society and is pursuing his internal medicine residency at Washington University at St. Louis.

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 Balle graduated from Marquette University summa cum laude with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine where he earned his M.D. degree, graduating with High Distinction.

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

Jeremiah graduated with honors from Utah State University with a degree in Chemistry and is currently a fourth-year medical student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. He was accepted to the M.D./Ph.D. program and has completed his Ph.D. in Cancer Biology. He will soon match into internal medicine with the goal of completing a fellowship in oncology after finishing his medical residency.

Jeremiah has a passion for teaching and has several 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 successfully navigate applicants with the unique challenges associated with applying to a dual degree program.

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 Behroozian, M.D.

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.

Elizabeth Bleed, M.D.

Dr. Beth Bleed graduated from Furman University with a B.S. in Mathematics, and went on to earn her M.D. from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. She attended grad school at night, completing her M.A. in Medical Humanities and Bioethics concurrently with her MD. She completed Pediatrics residency at the bustling Baylor College of Medicine program in Houston (Texas Children’s Hospital) and is now a PICU fellow at Northwestern McGaw – Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, IL.

She has extensive tutoring history in math and science, and experience interviewing medical school and fellowship applicants. Dr. Bleed’s passion is interdisciplinary thinking – she loves making connections between fields and teaching her brain (and yours!) how to think. She knows the ups and downs of the pre-med and medical school process, and wants to make that journey smoother and more fulfilling for the next generation of doctors. She wants to teach you how to see standardized tests as puzzles and maybe even enjoy them a little! Drawing from her extensive liberal arts background, she can’t wait to help you tell your story clearly and powerfully through essay editing and coaching. On her days off you can find her reading a novel on her rooftop or strolling the farmer’s market, looking for ingredients to experiment with in the kitchen.

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.

Ryan Brewster

Ryan Brewster graduated from Middlebury College with degrees in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry and Spanish and is currently a medical student at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is currently pursuing a research year studying the effects of the gut microbiome on cardiovascular disease in South Africa. Among his other professional interests include health disparities, cancer biology, entrepreneurship, and the medical humanities.

Ryan has extensive experience mentoring prospective undergraduate and medical students. He served as a Senior Admissions Fellow at Middlebury College, and has experience as a voting member of the medical school admissions committee at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Trevor Canty

Trevor graduated from the University of Notre Dame summa cum laude with a BA in Spanish and Pre-Health; he now attends the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. His professional interests include medical education, medical humanities, and health disparities.

He scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT and has hundreds of hours of experience at top MCAT tutoring companies, as well as significant experience in MCAT question writing. In addition, he has experience tutoring in Spanish and Statistics at the undergraduate level.

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 Chakravartty completed a 7-year BS/MD program through the Medical College of Georgia. He is currently a resident at Wake Forest for Neurology. He achieved >250s on both USMLEs and hopes to help other students achieve similar success. He plans to pursue a fellowship in Interventional Neurology or Neurocritical Care and currently does research in both fields.

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.

Daniel Chu

Daniel Y. Chu graduated as valedictorian from the University of California, Santa Barbara summa cum laude, with a B.A. in Creative Studies Biology and a minor in Music. He is currently an MSTP (MD/PhD) student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health studying neuroimaging analysis of patients with epilepsy.

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 Clancy

Paul Clancy is a student in his senior year at Michigan State University, majoring in Neuroscience as well Physiology, with a minor in Global Public Health and Epidemiology. Paul’s passion for teaching others has been reflected in his commitment as an Undergraduate Learning Assistant for Biology. He is one of the senior members of the BioSci teaching team at Michigan State University, and has personally worked with over one thousand students in addition to tutoring more students outside of class. Scoring in the 100th percentile on the MCAT, he has demonstrated not only mastery of the material, but the best way to help teach others so they can also achieve success. On track to graduate as Valedictorian at Michigan State University with a 4.0 GPA, he has also shown academic excellence outside the MCAT and is proficient in the entire pre-med curriculum. In addition to his studies, Paul enjoys drawing, piano, and hammocking.

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.

Nicholas Daneshvari

Nick Daneshvari graduated magna cum laude from UC Berkeley with a major in Molecular and Cell Biology. He is currently a fourth-year student at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he is pursuing a residency position in psychiatry. Throughout medical school, he has been extensively engaged in psychiatry and neurology research, student wellness, and peer mentorship.

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.
Marsha-Gail Davis, M.D.
Dr. Marsha-Gail Davis graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Biology. She went on to earn her MD from University of California, San Diego. She completed her internal medicine residency at Yale Primary Care Residency Program and is currently a Preventive Medicine resident at UCSD. She mentors several trainees at the pre-medical, medical and graduate levels of medical education. She believes that representation matters and is excited to be a part of a diverse group of insiders who are dedicated to helping students achieve success.

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 Garewal graduated from the College of the Holy Cross cum laude with a degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology. He spent a year teaching students in East Harlem, New York, as part of an Americorps program before matriculating to the Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. He is currently in Ophthalmology residency at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, NY.

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.

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.

Catherine Gu, M.D.

Dr. Catherine Gu graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology and a minor in Psychology. She earned her M.D. from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and was involved with clinical informatics and digital health prior to matching into Urology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. 

Dr. Gu has a deep interest in mentorship and has been a personal tutor and admissions consultant for many years. She scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT with similarly impressive results on the USMLE and she has helped her students to maximize their own potential. During her time at Penn, she has also been involved in medical school admissions and various mentorship programs. Outside of her professional life, she enjoys exploring Philadelphia restaurant openings and riding her bike along the Schuylkill River.

Pamela Guo, M.D.

Pamela Guo is currently a PGY-1 Psychiatry resident at OHSU in Portland, OR. She graduated cum laude from University of California, Los Angeles with B.S. in Neuroscience and a minor in Spanish. Prior to entering medical school, she worked in the UCLA Health Division of Geriatrics and became passionate about serving vulnerable populations, especially of ethnic minorities. She went on to Wake Forest School of Medicine, where she discovered her passion for mental health and wellness, minority mental health, and geriatric mental health. She is the recipient of multiple research, training, and scholarship awards including the Medical Student Training In Aging Research (MSTAR), funded by the National Institute of Aging, a branch of the National Institute of Health; Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS) scholarship; Chinese American Physicians’ Society (CAP); Financial Residency Scholarship; American Psychiatric Association (APA) Medical Student Travel Award 2020. Most recently, she is the scholarship recipient for the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center course: Fundamentals in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

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.

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.

Dr. Vicki Hsieh graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A in Integrative Biology and Minor in Education. She completed her D.O. degree at Touro University California on merit/service medical school scholarship, where she also obtained a certificate in Global Health and was part of the Osteopathic Service and Honor Society Sigma Sigma Phi. She went on to pursue family medicine at the UC Davis-affiliated community program at Valley Consortium for Medical Education and completed an Area of Concentration in Urgent Care. She currently works as a full-time urgent care physician in Southern California.

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

Felicia Hsu, M.D.

Dr. Felicia Hsu graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Biological Engineering. She earned her M.D. from Harvard Medical School, where she spent a gap year writing a published fictional novel and working in the medical device startup space. She then matched into internal medicine residency at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Hsu has always enjoyed helping people craft their stories and realizing their full potential. She particularly enjoys reviewing personal statements and developing strategies for effective interviewing. Outside of medicine, Dr. Hsu can always be found camera in hand, planning her next wilderness adventure, writing stories, biking along the coast, and hosting the next games night.

 

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. 

Humzah lqbal, M.D.

Dr. Abdalah Ismail graduated Dr. Humzah Iqbal graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a degree in Anthropology. He participated in international medical outreach while also working in multiple medical clinics. He scored >90th percentile on the MCAT and proceeded to complete his medical education at St. George’s University. During medical school, he was consistently at the top of his class and served as a Basic Sciences tutor as a member of IEA international honors society. Dr. Iqbal graduated from SGU Summa Cum Laude and matched into his top choice for residency at the University of California at San Francisco-Fresno program. He will be completing his residency in Internal Medicine with the goal of pursuing a fellowship in Cardiovascular medicine. He has a special interest in Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral interventions.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Iqbal enjoys being active, as an avid weightlifter, hiker, and fisherman. He has a passion for animals and protection K9 training.

Abdalah Ismail, M.D.

Dr. Abdalah Ismail graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. He is currently doing his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Aurora St. Lukes Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI.

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. Austin L. Johnson graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a degree in human biology. He then went on to earn his D.O. at Oklahoma State University where he excelled in the top tier of his class. He was inducted into the National Sigma Sigma Phi and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies. He matched into the University of Texas Medical Branch for residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Johnson assisted in the foundation of the National Otolaryngology Interest Group and has authored over 30+ peer-reviewed research publications along with dozens of poster presentations at national conferences.

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.

Eleanor Keller, M.D.

Eleanor Keller graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She worked for two years at a medical education group in Boston before matriculating to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 2018. She is currently in her final year of medical school and is pursuing a residency position in internal medicine.

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.

Katherine Lang

Katherine Lang graduated from Kenyon College with a BA in Biology. She then worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant and obtained her Master’s of Nursing (MN) from Case Western Reserve University. After working as an RN on a procedural cardiology unit, she chose to pursue medicine and as a non-traditional student matriculated to the Case Western University School of Medicine where she is currently completing her medical degree.

She is passionate about medical education, having taught anatomy, histopathology, and physical diagnosis to her junior medical student peers. She also spent time conducting medical student interviews during her first and second years at Case. She plans to pursue residency in Internal Medicine.

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. Melissa Laughter graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering. She then went on to obtain her MS and PhD in bioengineering and MD from the University of Colorado. Dr. Laughter successfully matched into dermatology at New York University. She has a very extensive research background with over 100 book chapters, publications, abstracts, and presentations within bioengineering and dermatology. She has been published in top bioengineering and dermatology journals and continues to contribute to the literature.

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.

Amanda Lee, M.D.

Amanda Lee earned her B.S. in Healthcare Management and Policy from Georgetown University and her MD from University of Massachusetts Medical School. Between undergrad and medical school, she served as a disaster responder for AmeriCorps FEMA. She matched at Duke University for Diagnostic Radiology.

As a first-generation college student, Amanda relied heavily on mentorship and is passionate about paying it forward. She has been involved in mentoring throughout undergraduate and medical school. Amanda also interviewed candidates for multiple mini interviews (MMI). Outside of medicine, she is passionate about sustainability and the outdoors.

Lucia Lin, M.D.

Lucia Lin graduated cum laude from UCLA with departmental honors in Physiological Sciences. Prior to medical school, she worked as a Medical Assistant at a private dermatology practice and subsequently, as a Research Associate at UCSF studying neurodegenerative diseases. She then attended UCSD for medical school where she served as the Director of Professional Interests for four years, gaining an insider perspective on the admissions process and connections to an extensive alumni network across various specialties. She has also authored many publications, volunteered in rural clinics abroad, and served as the Mentorship Coordinator on the state-wide CalEMRA board. She matched into Emergency Medicine at Denver Health.

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 Liu graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Bioengineering before spending two years developing gene therapies at Sangamo Therapeutics. After, he matriculated at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, where he interviewed numerous candidates and served as a voting member on the medical school admissions committee. He is currently a resident physician in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, Irvine.

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.

Patrick Loehr

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.

Marcos Lopez, M.D.

Dr. Marcos Lopez graduated from the University of Florida with Honors with a degree in Biology. He earned his M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Lopez was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and was awarded the Knapp award for Columbia student with highest academic achievement. He scored in the 99.9th percentile on his MCAT and 255+ on Step 1 and 2. He matched to Integrated Plastic Surgery at the University of North Carolina for residency where he has won awards for excellence in Surgical Critical Care and Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Lopez has tutored professionally and privately for over 12 years at all levels of education. As a Plastic Surgery resident, he is interested in outcomes in reconstruction and microsurgery as well as quality improvement projects.

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.

Nolan Maloney, M.D.

Nolan Maloney graduated from Yale in 2016 with a B.S. in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics, magna cum laude, and went on to earn his M.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine in 2020. Dr. Maloney scored in the 99.9th percentile on the MCAT, scored above 260 on both USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK, and matched into Dermatology residency at Stanford. He is passionate about clinical research and has authored many publications, but what he enjoys most is collaboration, mentorship, and helping others succeed and achieve their goals.

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.

Dr. Matthew Mazurek is a Certified Physician Executive who holds a Master’s in Health Administration, with distinction, from Colorado State University, Global and graduated magna cum laude with a BA in English Literature from California State University, Fresno. He attended the University of California, San Francisco and participated as a full voting member on the admissions committee for three years and completed his anesthesia residency at UCSF.

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.

Patrick McGlone, M.D.

Patrick graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Biology. He attended the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University and is now an orthopedic surgery resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He has a long history of dedication to service – he was enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve prior to medical school and is now an officer in the Army Medical Corps.
 
Patrick is passionate about demystifying the process of studying for medical school, and helping others achieve peak performance in a way that allows them to enjoy and thrive in their lives, outside of medical school as well. Additionally, he knows the frustration of not being accepted to medical school the first cycle, and hopes to help others avoid it!

Jennifer Miao, M.D.

Dr. Jennifer Miao graduated from Vanderbilt University with degrees in both English Literature and Music with a concentration in piano performance. She was accepted early decision during her sophomore year to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where she earned her M.D. She completed her Internal Medicine residency training at Vanderbilt and is currently a Cardiology Fellow at Yale.

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. 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.

Dr. Miozzo is originally from Padua, Italy and came to the US as a small child, finally ending up in New York City. After middle school, he lived in Cambridge, UK, attending high school and studying violin at the Royal College of Music in London. He returned to the US for undergraduate studies at Yale University, majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. In college, he developed an interest in immunology research, working on autoimmune disease. He then spent a year at the National Institutes of Health as a research fellow, studying B cell metabolism. He returned to New England for medical school at the University of Massachusetts. There, he discovered a love for medical education through tutoring, peer mentoring, service on educational committees, and curriculum development.

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 

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.

Aboudi Mounir, M.D.

Dr. Abdulghani (Aboudi) Mounir graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry focused on Biochemistry. Dr. Mounir was able work as an R&D engineer at Abbott, working in the electrophysiology department before attending the Medical College of Wisconsin for his MD. He is currently doing his residency in Internal Medicine at Aurora St Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee, WI with ambitions of becoming a cardiologist.

Dr. Mounir has personal experience with how difficult the application process can be but hopes to show candidates all the things he wishes he could have done differently. His role is to show candidates how to create the most well-rounded application. The aim is to show you that your application is much more than board scores and GPA as this is something he learned throughout the process. He hopes to continue to pass along advice to prospective candidates to create the most competitive application and help candidates reach their goals. Dr. Mounir is an avid football (Go Pack Go) and basketball fan, while enjoying playing golf whenever the weather in Wisconsin permits!

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. 

Austin Newsam

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.

Douglas Nordli, M.D.

Dr. Douglas Nordli graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a BS in Psychology and went on to earn his M.D from American University of the Caribbean with a keen intent on pursuing Pediatric Neurology. He is currently completing his residency at Mayo Clinic Florida and will pursue additional fellowship training at University of Chicago in epilepsy following graduation from residency.

Dr. Nordli has a passion for teaching and mentoring students  interested in Pediatric Neurology. During his free time he enjoys playing chess, basketball and golf

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.

Samantha Ong, M.D.

Dr. Samantha K. Ong graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College of Columbia University with a BA in Biology and attended medical school at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. From there, she graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and received a Distinction in Research award for extensive scholarly activity throughout medical school. After completing a Transitional Year Residency at AMITA Health Resurrection in Chicago, Dr. Ong will return to Saint Louis University for her residency in Dermatology.

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.

RJ Oris

RJ Oris attended Brown University and received a B.S. in Biology. After graduating at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, he spent a year working as a medical assistant in urgent care centers. He is currently a medical student at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. As a former Academic All-Ivy athlete, RJ understands how performing at a high level in academics and various extracurriculars can be challenging, and he is passionate about helping students build the skills to thrive in these pursuits while maintaining a balanced lifestyle.

Scoring in the 100th percentile (525) on the MCAT, he has demonstrated mastery of the test and knowledge of the strategies for achieving a top score. RJ’s desire to pay it forward has also led him to serve as president for Northwestern University – Feinberg Connections, an organization that links Northwestern medical students with Northwestern pre-med undergraduates to provide mentorship and advising. In his free time, RJ enjoys trying new foods, running, lifting, and playing the guitar.

Nicolin Oserowsky, M.D.

Dr. Nicolin Osesrowsky graduated from the Washington University in St. Louis majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Spanish. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine, and matched into Psychiatry residency at University of Michigan.She is passionate about teaching and giving back to her community. She was active in volunteering throughout her education including working to provide preventative health care for underserved populations at her medical school’s student-run free clinic.

Dr. Oserowsky values work-life balance and aims to empower medical students to learn efficient and effective studying techniques to achieve their academic goals while preserving their mental wellness.

Arianna Palermini, D.O.

Dr. Arianna Palermini graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Public Health and earned her D.O. from Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is currently a Psychiatry Resident at Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. During medical school, Dr. Palermini submitted a publication with Dr. Pamela Wible regarding medical boards that discriminate against physicians with mental illness. Their article became a call to action and influenced updates to many application processes. Dr. Palermini’s work was also featured in The Guardian.

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.

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.

Shyam Patel

Shyam Patel graduated from the University of California, San Diego magna cum laude with a B.S. in Human Biology and is a current medical student at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Arizona. Shyam scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT. He is a registered EMT in the state of California and has worked in the field of substance abuse and rehabilitation during his time as an undergraduate.

Shyam is dedicated to giving the highest quality information to students looking to get into top tier medical schools. Over the years, Shyam has worked alongside many of his classmates to improve their applications with experience ranging from private tutoring to essay editing and interview prepping.

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.

Dr. Zaw Phyo began his college career at Ohlone College, a local community college in Fremont, CA and transferred to UCLA, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude majoring in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics. He then worked for two years at the National Institutes of Health as a PostBac Research Fellow investigating a small molecule targeting the Myc oncogene in cancer. For medical school, he attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he also served as a student member of the medical school admissions committee. He subsequently matched into the Harriet Lane Pediatric Residency at Johns Hopkins where he is currently a resident doctor (PGY-1). Academically, Zaw is passionate about tumor immunology and emerging immunotherapies and hopes to pursue a specialization in Pediatric Oncology. 
 
Zaw believes that a successful application to medical schools or residency programs is rooted in a narrative that highlights the strengths and unique traits of an applicant. From his experiences of serving on the admissions committee at Johns Hopkins and mentoring undergraduate students through various application processes, he understands the importance of crafting a narrative in a succinct and effective manner. Outside of his professional life, Zaw enjoys playing and watching and football (soccer) and is a diehard Manchester United fan. He also enjoys running half marathons, listening to podcasts, and travelling to national parks.

Todd Pierce, M.D.

Dr. Todd Pierce graduated from Evangel University cum laude with a B.S. in Biology. He than went on to completed 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. Jerred Pletcher graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in Biology. He then continued his medical education at the University of Toledo college of medicine. In 2022 he was awarded his MD with distinction in research. He then matched in Anesthesiology at his first choice program at Cleveland Clinic.

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.

Cecil Qiu, M.D.

Cecil Qiu graduated from Dartmouth College, where he studied math and biology. After a stint as a management consultant and semi-pro ultimate frisbee player in San Francisco, he started medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago. There, his passion for outcomes research, service work, and patient care grew and he was eventually inducted into AOA and the Gold Humanism Society. He is now a resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Cecil believes that being a competitive residency applicant starts with a focused plan and a healthy mindset. From his own experiences in medical school and as a former M1/M2 instructor, he knows that some of the biggest challenges of medical school are being able to prioritize your activities and keeping your goals in mind when things get overwhelming. Cecil embraces the diversity of learning styles and personal goals among medical students, and he is enthusiastic about helping them get to their dream residencies.

Ganesh Ramakrishnan, M.D.

Dr. Ganesh Ramakrishnan graduated from DePaul University magna cum laude with a BS in Economics and a minor in Finance while working full time in the financial services sector at WPP (Publicis), Morningstar, and Duff & Phelps (Kroll). He was subsequently employed full time in a hybrid role at Bank of America Securities in their Corporate and Investment Banking Group. He subsequently underwent several personal events inspiring him to contribute to society in a more direct role, thus prompting a transition into the field of medicine.

He completed his premedical prerequisites at Northwestern University while simultaneously covering 3rd shift on a full-time basis as an emergency department scribe. After matriculating into Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine he matched into the only integrated vascular surgery program with a guaranteed cardiothoracic surgery fellowship. He has authored more than 25 publications, abstracts, and presentations in the fields of vascular and cardiothoracic surgery.

Thomas Reith, M.D.

Dr. Thomas Reith graduated with high honors in Mathematics from Davidson College, where he also studied piano performance. Afterwards, he spent two years at Epic working in the healthcare software industry. Dr. Reith earned an MD with Honors in Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin and matched into radiology at the University of Iowa. He is interested in pursuing a fellowship in neuroradiology.

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

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.

Idean Roohani

Idean Roohani graduated cum laude in the honors program with highest departmental honors from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.S. in Biology and three minors in Science Education, Evolutionary Medicine, and Global Health. He scored perfect scores in all three science subsections on the MCAT and is currently finishing his 3rd year of medical school at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He is interested in pursuing a career in plastic surgery.

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.

Joseph Ruiz, M.D.

Joseph graduated from Emory University with a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology before earning his M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He matched into Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School / Spaulding Rehabilitation hospital and a preliminary year in Internal Medicine at Olive View – UCLA Medical Center.

Joseph is passionate about mentorship and medical education. In medical school, he was also an active member of his medical schools admissions committee. Wanting to help more students navigate the complexities of medical school admissions, he founded a Pre-Med mentoring group that assisted undergraduate students with all aspects of their applications to medical school. Outside of medicine you can find him hiking a new trail or in the kitchen trying to create new recipes.

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.

Sarah Seresinghe

Sarah Seresinghe graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Biological Sciences. After graduation, she spent two years doing quality improvement research at the University of California, Los Angeles and working as a medical scribe. Sarah matriculated at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where she is currently in her final year. She also completed an additional Master of Public Health degree at Case Western.She has extensive experience with medical school admissions committees, specializing in conducting interviews with applicants.

Sarah has extensive experience with mentorship and tutoring, with her previous students achieving stellar results. In having many great mentors in the past that have helped her to reach this point in her life, she is eager to pay it forward. To her, helping future physicians reach their fullest potential is honoring what her mentors have done for her.

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 Kevin Shah is a quadruple board certified Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiologist. He completed his training in Southern California including medical school at University of California Irvine and Internal Medicine residency at University of California San Diego. He completed fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology at University of California Los Angeles and Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, respectively.

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

Sunny Shah graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Neuroscience and then attended Tufts University graduating with a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences. His thesis focused on the biochemical and metabolic reprogramming by the glioblastoma brain tumor. He matriculated to the FIU – Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami, Florida, where he won the Outstanding Leadership award in 2020 and 2022 as well as a merit-based tuition scholarship. During medical school, he served on the interview committee evaluating applicants and also served as a Medical School Ambassador.

Currently, Sunny is a Clinical Research Fellow at the Medical University of South Carolina in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery continuing his research training. 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 4 publications and has multiple publications and abstracts. Outside of medicine, Sunny enjoys photography, travelling 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.

Maiya Smith, M.D.

Dr. Maiya Smith graduated from Emory University with a B.S in Anthropology and Human Biology and went on to earn her M.D. from the University of Hawaii with a top merit scholarship for all 4 years. Dr. Smith scored a 263 on her STEP2CK and has authored over 20 publications, abstracts, and presentations. She matched into Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah where she is a current PGY-1.

She has always enjoyed mentoring students and was previously a training officer for EMT’s while in undergrad. This passion for teaching and mentorship extended into medical school where she helped many undergraduate students refine their personal statements and prepare for interviews, many of them successfully entering medical school. Outside of medicine, you can find her outdoors either trail running, climbing or mountain biking.

Matthew Spence, M.D.

Dr. Spence graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville summa cum laude with a B.S. in Kinesiology and completed medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN where he was inducted into the AOA and Golden Humanism honor societies. He matched into Otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine.

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!

Ari Stone

Ari Stone is a 4th year medical student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health pursuing residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Ari has a proven track record of academic excellence. He completed a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology and scored in the 95th percentile on the MCAT. Ari continued to refine his study systems throughout medical school, ultimately ranking in the top 5% of his class, as well as scoring in the top 99% of USMLE examinees. Ari has worked as a tutor and pre-medical advising coach for over 5 years, helping hundreds of students prepare for the MCAT and medical school application process. Over the past year, he has been excited to branch out into USMLE curriculum as a video author. Ari is passionate about medical education, public health advocacy, and making science accessible. In his free time, he enjoys live music, outdoor adventures, creative writing, and running.

Morgan Terry, M.D.

Morgan Terry graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham summa cum laude with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. She matriculated at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine where she recently matched into an otolaryngology residency position.

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.

Jakov Tiefenbach

Jakov Tiefenbach is a non-US IMG who received his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He scored highly in USMLE exams, achieving 260 in Step 1 and 262 in Step 2ck. He has always been passionate about medical education, and was involved in various teaching and tutoring groups during his time in medical school.

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.”

Cynthia Truong

Cynthia Truong graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Biology. After graduating, Cynthia spent a year investigating mechanisms of resistance in multi-drug resistant bacteria at Stanford Hospital, after which she matriculated at Baylor College of Medicine to pursue her M.D. During medical school, Cynthia received the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship to study wound healing, stem cell biology, and immunology at The Rockefeller University in New York City. In addition to her diverse research pursuits, Cynthia scored 270+ on both USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK. She is pursuing a career in dermatology, where she hopes to continue learning through research and academia.

Cynthia has extensive experiencing developing class curricula and teaching high school, undergraduate, and medical students. She is passionate about advising students on how to craft their medical careers to fit their specific interests, and helping students optimize their study strategies in order to reach their academic goals. She enjoys teaching all medical school subjects, as well as offering her input on personal statements and essays. Outside of medicine, Cynthia loves cooking, reading, painting, and playing tennis.

Catherine Urbano

Catherine Urbano graduated from Emory University summa cum laude with a double degree in Chemistry and Psychology. She is currently a fourth-year medical student at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine where she is pursuing a residency position in ophthalmology.

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.

Catherine Wang, M.D.

Dr. Catherine Wang graduated magna cum laude with departmental honors from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.S. in Physiological Science. For medical school, she attended the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, and between her 3rd and 4th year of medical school, Catherine was accepted for a yearlong research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she investigated rare skin cancers and cutaneous side effects from novel cancer therapies. She graduated with AOA honors and matched into Dermatology as her specialty. She is currently an internal medicine prelim intern resident in San Francisco.

Catherine is passionate about mentorship and has held numerous teaching positions since high school. She also participated in the medical school admissions process by interviewing and evaluating applicants at Keck. In her free time, Catherine enjoys traveling, boxing, and propagating plants.

Justin Weissberg

Justin Weissberg graduated from Brandeis University magna cum laude with a double major in Biology (B.S.) and Chemistry (B.A.). He is currently an MD student at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and is involved with multiple research projects at the institution. Additionally, he was recently selected to conduct research at Harvard University in the field of pancreatic cancer for the summer of 2022. He received a score in the 99th percentile on the MCAT and is very passionate about helping other students achieve their maximum potential.

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.

Brendan Wesp, M.D.

Dr. Brendan Wesp graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Distinction, where he majored in Chemistry with a double minor in Biology and French. Following this, he took two gap years doing research, one at Duke University and the other at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He went on to receive his M.D. at Georgetown University, where he was inducted into AOA and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He is currently a Combined Pediatrics-Anesthesiology resident at Stanford University.

Dr. Wesp has a passion for teaching, medical education, and health justice. He spent countless hours as a pre-clinical and USMLE Step Exam tutor during his time at Georgetown, served as a student representative to the medical education committee, and was a coordinator for Georgetown’s student-run free clinic. His experiences made him uniquely positioned to help mentor a wide variety of students with the utmost importance placed on well-being and personal and professional development. His other interests include exploring SF, playing basketball, and traveling.

Jessica Wu, M.D.

Dr. Jessica Wu graduated from Yale University magna cum laude with a degree in Spanish and went on to earn her M.D. from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. In medical school, she published her first book, See My True Colors, which features children with various skin conditions from around the world explaining the importance of celebrating differences. Jessica is currently a pediatrics preliminary resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and will start her dermatology residency at UCLA this summer.

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.

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.

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 Zhao

David Zhao graduated summa cum laude from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and Medicine, and is currently a second year medical student at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He also has experience in basic science research studying metabolism at the University of Chicago and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, bioethics research at the University of Virginia Hospitals, and clinical research in neurology of Johns Hopkins Hospital. David scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT.

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 Zhou graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and as a Meyerhoff Scholar, a program that promotes diversity in STEM. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), earning a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Human Genetics. He received a prestigious National Institutes of Health F30 fellowship grant, authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has been recognized for his dedication to patients and his local community. He matched into his top choice for residency in dermatology at the University of Connecticut.

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.

Achieve your full potential. We're here to help.