Loren takes a personalized approach with her students, working with them to showcase their individual strengths, prepping them for the lengthy interview process, and ultimately helping them craft compelling applications for both traditional and direct medical programs.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
MD/PhD Candidate, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
MS, Global Health, Duke University
BS, Biology, Florida Atlantic University
An essay coach with Moon Prep, Loren partners with her students in a personalized manner, working with them one-on-one to showcase their individual strengths in their admission essays, readying them for the lengthy interview process, and helping them craft compelling applications for both traditional and direct medical programs. As a medical mentor and current MD/Ph.D. student, Loren is passionate about sharing her successful admissions journey with her students, making the process as smooth as possible while encouraging her students to dream big. She has experience editing BS/MD and medical school admissions essays, creating personalized school lists, and advising students on healthcare careers.
Alongside her mentoring at Moon Prep, Loren is currently an MD/Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she focuses on health behaviors and disparities. Having successfully endured the rigorous medical school admissions process, Loren is committed to implementing strategies that fit each student’s strengths and professional goals. As a graduate of a high school dual enrollment program and a current MD/Ph.D. student, Loren has personal experience with combined degree programs and understands the amount of dedication required. She brings passion and energy to her mentoring, and she loves to challenge students to realize their potential as they embark on a career in medicine.
Previously, Loren was a research assistant at Duke University, where she wrote and published scientific manuscripts, conducted and led qualitative and quantitative research studies, and edited the writing of non-native English speakers. She has experience working as a team manager in Tanzania, where she presided over a local research team where her work was published. With a background in global health, Loren has also worked on research projects on traumatic brain injuries, mental health, healthcare systems, and snakebite envenomations, making her a valuable resource to students exploring research and publishing opportunities.
Loren has successfully helped dozens of students secure admission to top medical schools. A few of her recent acceptances include:
- Tufts University School Of Medicine
- Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
- University of North Carolina School of Medicine (MD/PhD)
- Miller School of Medicine – University of Miami
- College of Medicine – University of Florida
- Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- West Virginia University School of Medicine
- Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Parent & Student Reviews for Loren
The medical school application process is long, expensive, and confusing, but working with Moon Prep saved me so much stress and time. Kristen was with me from the beginning with helping me find gap year opportunities, to the end. She connected me to Darlene who guided me through the entire AMCAS and AACOMAS application process. During our brainstorming sessions, Darlene always found creative ways to make my application unique. Our mock interviews prepared me for any potential scenario. Loren edited countless essays, and her feedback always helped me stay true to my voice. Loren and Darlene were always a text or email away, including for moral support. Having the input of real medical students was invaluable - I’m happy to say I’ve gained an M.D. acceptance! I highly recommend Moon Prep for any application process.
I've been working with Moon Prep over the last 7 months, and my advisors, Loren and Lindsey, have helped me tailor my application to perfection! I recently received a super early acceptance letter to medical school, and I even got placed in an exclusive 30 student program within the school! Out of over 15,000 applications, Moon Prep advisors were able to help me shine and get me one step closer towards my goal of becoming a physician!
I had the best experience with Moon Prep!!! I specifically worked with Loren. With her exceptional guidance on my medical school applications, I have successfully gained acceptance! Loren really helped me to make a primary application that was representative of who I am as a person. Also, Loren was always available to help edit any of my essays that I did not feel confident about. Not only was she available for editing, but her editing skills were phenomenal. She also provided great advice regarding which direction to take an essay if I felt unsure on how to answer a prompt. On top of all of that, Loren really kept me positive throughout the entire process. I highly recommend that anyone applying to medical school should consider using Moon Prep as their support!