Megan P


Megan draws on her extensive research and publishing experience to guide aspiring medical students through the admissions process, advising them through personal statements, interviews, and standout research opportunities, ultimately positioning them for a successful journey towards medicine. 

New York, New York

MD Candidate, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
BA, Biology and Mathematics, Dartmouth College

An essay coach with Moon Prep, Megan draws on her extensive research skills, scientific publications, and admissions experience to guide students through the medical school admissions process, advising them through personal statements, interviews, and standout research opportunities. As a medical mentor and current medical student, Megan is passionate about working with highly motivated and passionate students as they plan their journeys toward medicine. She has worked as both an undergraduate and medical school interviewer and knows firsthand what it takes to be accepted into the most highly competitive medical programs.

Alongside her mentoring at Moon Prep, Megan is currently a medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Having successfully navigated the arduous admissions process, she is excited about empowering aspiring medical students with her own experiences in writing compelling essays, conducting effective interviews, and securing valuable research opportunities. Megan has extensive scientific research experience and has worked as an undergraduate researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and interned in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. Outside a busy academic schedule, Megan is an Ophthalmology Senior Clinician with East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership and a calculus tutor at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. Through her diverse academic, healthcare, and professional experiences, she knows what it takes to be competitive in the recruitment process and is eager to impart her insights to aspiring medical students.

Previously, Megan worked as a COVID-19 researcher at SpaceX in Hawthorne, California. She conducted antibody research with ten other medical students during the global pandemic and learned about venipuncture and PCR testing techniques. As an undergraduate student at Dartmouth, she worked in management consulting, collaborating with teams on due diligence and strategy for diverse clients across life sciences, healthcare, and private equity. During her time with the firm, she was selected to be the Dartmouth recruiting captain. An avid researcher, Megan has published numerous articles in medical journals, including the Childhood Obesity journal, the American Journal of Ophthalmology, and the European Journal of Pediatrics. She is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Aerospace Medicine Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Wilderness Medicine Society.

Megan is a recent recipient of the Medical Student Fellowship Award (MSF), which encourages gifted medical students to consider careers in eye research and allows them to take one year off from their studies to participate in a research project at a U.S. Department of Ophthalmology.