Medical School Admissions Consulting: Make Medical School A Reality
Medical school admissions are becoming increasingly competitive. With expectations of a high MCAT score, research, volunteering, shadowing, and internships, the journey into medicine can seem overwhelming. However, you do not have to go through this journey alone. Moon Prep offers medical school admissions counseling, where an expert advisor can help guide you every step of the way. Our medical school counselors are experienced in the medical school application process and understand what it takes to guide and support you to become a competitive applicant.
Our medical school admissions consulting service is tailored to your individual needs for all aspects of the application.
Students work one-on-one with their counselor, yet have the benefit of the collective knowledge of a team that specializes in medicine.
Our students get accepted the first time they apply. Yet, we work with reapplicants regularly. Many candidates come to use after applying once (or more) on their own with no acceptances. Our team of specialists pinpoints the weaknesses in their application and guides them to acceptance.
Medical School Reapplication
Reapplying to medical school can be confusing, stressful, and expensive. In the 2022-2023 application cycle, there were 55,188 applicants with an overall matriculation rate of 41.5%. If you were not successful in getting an acceptance in a previous medical school admissions cycle, it’s important to take the necessary steps to understand how to improve your application. While many students are highly qualified candidates, their applications may not present a cohesive theme or narrative that is representative of their personal strengths or goals.
At Moon Prep, our counselors are experienced in helping medical school reapplicants craft a stronger and more competitive application that stands out to admissions committees.
Our Medical School Reapplication service offers:
- One-on-one guidance with our medical school experts
- Personalized application review to identify weaknesses
- Personal statement brainstorming and editing
- AMCAS activities review and editing
- Secondary essay brainstorming and editing
- Traditional Interview and MMI Prep
- Scheduling flexibility and quick editing turnaround times
Medical School Admissions Consulting Competitive Strategy
From the beginning of your allopathic or osteopathic journey, our medical college counselors will help you strategize participating in meaningful extracurricular activities, such as community service and shadowing. Since there are numerous activities to choose from, it is important to select activities that will give you the right skills and experiences that can make you a well-rounded candidate.
How To Find Research Internships And Physician Shadowing
Our medical school admissions counselors can advise on how to find research opportunities and health-related internships, such as medical assisting or scribing. When it comes to resume building in preparation for medical school, one of the most common issues students face is understanding where to find these experiences and how to get involved. However, our advisors use their expertise from a broad range of research and healthcare experiences to not only help you find noteworthy opportunities, but also to guide you through the application and interview process.
This includes helping you perfect your cover letter, resume, essays, and interviewing. We will work with you to create an individualized plan to make sure your time is spent efficiently and effectively prior to your application to medical school. Your counselor will also help you stick to a timeline and stay on top of important deadlines.
When you’re ready to apply to MD or DO schools, Moon Prep’s medical school admissions consulting not only includes medical school selection, but also brainstorming and editing for AMCAS and AACOMAS primary applications, secondary applications, and interview prep.
Selecting The Right Medical School
While students may try to cast a wide net when applying to medical school, it is important to consider the amount of time and financial aspects of applying to numerous schools, in addition to the likelihood of acceptance. Students may be discouraged due to an inconsistency in their applications, such as a low MCAT, a poor grade, or limited experiences. Considering medical schools have different application requirements and in-state preferences, our advisors will assess your academic and extracurricular achievements and help create a school list that is both practical and achievable.
AMCAS And AACOMAS Applications
Understanding where to start with AMCAS and AACOMAS applications can be difficult, but working with Moon Prep’s medical school admissions counselors can make this process significantly easier by supporting students every step of the way. Our team is experienced in both MD and DO Medical Schools and the application process for each one.
Primary And Secondary Essays
Because medical schools holistically review applications, primary and secondary essays provide you an opportunity to show your preparedness for a journey into medicine other than grades. Additionally, writing a medical school personal statement often proves to be daunting. The “Why Medicine” question plays an important factor in medical school applications, so it is important to write a compelling narrative to convey to admissions offices your commitment to medicine. Similarly, once primary applications are written, submitting thoughtful secondaries in a timely manner plays an equally important role. In addition to brainstorming topics to include in your essays, our essay coaches will help you with a strong medical school statement hook and craft your stories into a personal statement that demonstrates your readiness for medical school.
Getting a medical school interview invite is one of the most exciting times of medical school admissions. But what exactly is the best way to prepare for medical school interviews? Even if a student feels confident, they should not walk into an interview without sufficient preparation. Practicing mock interviews and getting feedback from an experienced interviewer is the recommended approach. Moon Prep prepares students for traditional interviews and multiple mini interviews (MMI) by helping them understand commonly asked interview questions and teaching them how to formulate answers.
Traditional interviews offer candidates the opportunity to show their personality to medical school admissions and help them understand why they are ideal candidates. This type of interview is designed to get a better understanding of your skills and background. Additionally, traditional interviews may ask questions related to medicine and healthcare, social issues, and ethics. While there is typically no right answer for these types of questions, our medical school admissions counselors guide students on how to approach these questions to convey their interest in medicine and commitment to patient care.
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
MMI is a relatively new format of interviewing that more medical schools are beginning to adopt. MMI consists of a rotation through different stations with varied questions or scenarios. Students will be given a few minutes to read and answer their questions in each station. MMI is designed to evaluate interpersonal and critical thinking skills, which are crucial components to working in the healthcare field. Since this is likely the first time a student has ever participated in an MMI interview, advanced preparation is key. Through Moon Prep’s interview prep service, students can practice through a mock MMI and feedback session to feel more confident during their actual interviews.
Moon Prep Is Your Guide
At Moon Prep, we know the steps you have to stand out as a candidate. Because of the intensive process, you need to spend years strengthening your candidate profile. Here is how we can help you:
- Suggest additional courses, if needed
- Secure physician shadowing, internships, hospital work, and volunteer positions with a medical focus
- Seek research opportunities
- Build a strategic medical school list
- Decide which path to medicine is right for you: MD vs. DO
- Full support in brainstorming and editing drafts of your personal statement
- Quick turnaround on edits on secondaries
- MMI and traditional interview prep
- Planning a medically-focused gap year
Our Moon Prep counselors are well-equipped to handle applications to both types of medical school: allopathic and osteopathic. All counselors have experience with the major application types including TMDSAS, AMCAS, and AACOM.
We also can help you prepare your application for a wide variety of combined degree programs including:
Applying to medical school takes time. You must prove that you have what it takes to succeed in a competitive medical school, and our team of Moon Prep counselors can help you showcase your passion.
We can start working with you as early as your freshman year in college to advise you on courses, extracurricular activities, and research opportunities to help you earn a coveted spot at a medical school.
Starting now is vital to your success. The medical school applications open in May, and applying early can often help tips the odds in your favor. According to TMDSAS, only 25% of applicants who applied after August 1 were granted an interview.
At Moon Prep, we keep you ahead of the deadlines and help you gather the application pieces as soon as possible.
Moon Prep has proven ourselves as experts in the field. We understand what it takes to get into a medical school, and we can help you achieve your goals. Schedule a call now to learn how Moon Prep medical school admissions consulting can help you get accepted to a top medical school.Schedule a call