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Making Medical School Achievable From High School To Residency

The pathway to becoming a doctor is no easy feat. The standards are constantly changing and becoming more competitive. Moon Prep specializes in Medical School Admissions Consulting and Direct Medical Programs Consulting. Whether you are a high school student pursuing a direct medical program, a first-time medical school applicant, a re-applicant, or an IMG, Moon Prep has helped thousands of applicants pursue a career in medicine. Our one-on-one coaching services will make your dream of practicing medicine a reality.

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Direct Medical Programs (BS/MD)

At Moon Prep, our counselors have extensive experience working with students applying to highly competitive direct medical programs. Each year, every single counselor on the team works with direct medical students. We coach talented and exemplary students who are passionate about medicine and help them gain a spot to elite direct medical programs. 

Competitive candidate profiles are built over years rather than weeks or months. Admission rates are often lower than many Ivy League colleges. The experienced team at Moon Prep works consistently with the students to give them the best opportunities possible. We guide students to build up their resumes throughout high school, gain meaningful clinical and research experience, and maximize their academic potential. 

​This process can be stressful for both parents and students, so Moon Prep is here to serve as your partner. Direct medical students often apply to 20 or more schools, and our counselors keep you on track and ahead of deadlines. We guide you through each step of the process to help make this journey a success. 

Experienced Moon Prep counselors help you:

  • ​Secure internship or volunteer positions with a medical focus
  • Recommend science-based extracurricular activities
  • Seek out research opportunities
  • Publish your research in academic journals, present it at science fairs and conferences
  • Prep for the MMI interview format – a unique part of the BS/MD process
  • Build your resume, with an emphasis on developing your healthcare-related experiences
  • Strengthen your academic profile

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Direct Dental Programs (BS/DMD)

High school students committed to joining the healthcare industry often consider combined degree programs like BS/MD, BS/DO, BS/DMD, or BS/DDS to accelerate their path to their chosen careers. 

Many Moon Prep students have both Direct Dental and Direct Medical Programs on their college list. Your experienced Moon Prep counselor can guide you through this process simultaneously to help you achieve your goal of joining the healthcare field. 

Your Direct Dental counselor will provide comprehensive support, targeted resume-building guidance, and college admissions advice to help you develop the strongest application to competitive Direct Dental Programs. 

At Moon Prep, we help students stand out to get admissions committees’ attention. Our individualized approach to direct med admissions consulting will help your student develop a strong application narrative as we advise them on course selection, extracurricular activities, and other activities. By working with our experienced team, you can maximize your odds of getting into BS/DMD and other direct med programs.

Our team of college admissions consultants can help you:

  • Secure clinical experiences, such as dental shadowing, hospital volunteering, and other medical activities
  • Construct a strong application theme or narrative
  • Secure research opportunities
  • Strengthen your academic profile
  • Help refine and strengthen every part of the application, including activity lists, personal statements, and supplemental applications
  • Prepare for the interview process with mock interviews and detailed feedback

Learn more about our specialty: Direct Dental Programs

Medical School

U.S. medical schools are some of the most competitive in the world. A strong GPA and MCAT score, hundreds of volunteering and shadowing hours, extracurricular activities, and excellent letters of recommendation are sometimes not enough. To get into a top med school, you will need to craft a compelling personal statement and ace the interview. Moon Prep is there with you every step of the way. 

At Moon Prep, we have substantial experience with the applications to both allopathic and osteopathic med schools. We have written extensively on the subject and interviewed the deans of prestigious medical schools and the president of AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) for our articles. 

We can assist you in deciding where to apply to maximize your chances of admission. As your partner in the admission process, we enhance your application to help you position yourself for success. 

Moon Prep is there to support you through the application fatigue and keep you ahead of deadlines to ensure you apply early in the application cycle. Most students apply to 20 or more schools, and we provide a quick turnaround on feedback and edits on all secondary applications.

We can help you:

  • Select your best-fit schools
  • Personal statement guidance from brainstorming the beginning draft to editing the final copy
  • Guidance and edits on secondaries
  • Prep for MMIs and traditional interviews

Learn more about our specialty: Medical School.

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Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant (PA) schools boast a competitive acceptance rate. A strong GPA and GRE score, hands-on medical experiences, and community service are only the minimum prerequisites. Your personal statement and interviews allow you to showcase your strengths to PA schools. 

At Moon Prep, our counselors and essay coaches have extensive experience in PA School application essays and supplemental writing. Additionally, we provide PA school interview prep that will help you feel confident in your interviews. 

To maximize your chances of admission, Moon Prep is your partner every step of the way in the application process. As the PA school application process can be overwhelming, we help frame your experiences in the best light to convey your commitment to the healthcare field. 

PA school application coaching at Moon Prep aims to help you stand out among a competitive pool of applicants and to clarify any confusion in the CASPA application process. Moon Prep offers flexible meeting schedules and quick turnaround times on any essay edits.

We can help you:

  • Decide which PA schools are a good fit 
  • Personal statement guidance, brainstorming, end editing
  • Guidance and edits on supplemental essays 
  • CASPA application assistance
  • PA School Interview Prep

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Early Assurance Programs

As medical school becomes increasingly competitive, students try to find alternative ways to get accepted. For students who didn’t apply to BS/MD programs, or failed to get accepted into their top choice program, Early Assurance Programs (EAP) can be the next best option to gain early acceptance into a medical school. Our Early Assurance Program counselors will coach you throughout your college career to build your resume and submit a competitive application.

The requirements for Early Assurance Programs will vary, but typically undergraduate students can be accepted to medical school as early as the end of their second year or the beginning of their third, often before taking the MCAT.

Early acceptance will be determined by how you spend your first few years of college; hitting the ground running is essential. Assurance Admissions Counseling services will help you strategize and build a competitive resume through meaningful extracurricular activities, including clinical learning opportunities and research. As you apply for these programs, after just a couple of years in undergraduate, selecting activities that will help you become a well-rounded candidate is essential. 

Moon Prep focuses on strengthening your academic profile to maximize the limited time you have before the Early Assurance Application. By working with us early throughout your college prep, you can increase the odds of acceptance at your top-choice Early Assurance Program.  

We can help you:

  • Select your courses throughout college
  • Apply for internship or volunteer positions
  • Seek out research opportunities
  • Strengthen your academic profile
  • Select your best-fit schools
  • Personal statement and supplemental essay guidance
  • Prepare for the interview process

Moon Prep is the leading expert in EAP applications. We’ve interviewed directors from top EAPs across the country to gain insider information on what it takes to earn a spot in their program.

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Even though medical schools are graduating more physicians and newer medical schools are sprouting up, residency slots have remained the same. Each year, between MDs, DOs, and IMGs, coveted positions grow increasingly competitive. It is harder than ever to land a residency in a highly-competitive specialty such as anesthesia, dermatology, or surgery.

Moon Prep’s Residency Counseling service will create a custom plan to help you fill in any gaps and approach your residency interviews with confidence.

We can help you:

  • Select your best-fit U.S. residency programs
  • Fill gaps in your application
  • Strengthen your academic profile
  • Identify who to ask for Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal statement guidance from brainstorming the beginning draft to editing the final copy
  • Review the Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Identify and fix weaknesses in your ERAS application
  • Prep for residency interviews through mock interviews and detailed feedback

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Interview Prep

One of the most important components of any application is the interview. Yet, this area is often the most overlooked. Once an applicant has come this far, it is critical to finish strong and not approach the interview nonchalantly. While interview questions may seem unpredictable, the most common interview questions can be practiced. The more familiar you are with these questions, the more confident you will be during the interview.

Moon Prep’s Interview Prep process involves brainstorming the most commonly asked questions, based on questions we have seen in previous admissions cycles, followed by video-recorded mock interviews and detailed feedback sessions.

 We can help you:

  • Prepare for Traditional Interviews, MMI Interviews, Residency Interviews, and Scholarship Interviews.
  • Familiarize with common interview questions
  • Learn how to construct well-thought-out answers
  • Video-recorded mock interview and feedback session to help perfect your answers

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Situational Judgment Tests

Casper, Duet, and PREview are situational judgment tests (SJT) and value assessments that some schools use to evaluate applicants’ ability to handle a tough situation and their values. They are used in numerous direct medical programs, medical schools, dental schools, physician assistant schools, and veterinary schools.

Certain characteristics assessed include:

  • Collaboration
  • Self-awareness
  • Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Problem solving
  • Resilience 
  • Motivation
  • Equity
  • Ethics 
  • Empathy

During the tests, students are faced with a number of scenarios and asked follow-up questions on how they would respond in ethical dilemmas. Students are only permitted to take these exams one time per year; they only get one shot to ace it and show schools why they have the ethical qualifications to become a physician.

These unique exams require strategies distinct from traditional testing or interviewing. With a combination of text-based scenarios, video-based scenarios, written responses, and recorded video responses, a wide range of communication styles are assessed.

At Moon Prep, our team has experience training students for success on the Casper, Duet, and PREview, no matter what questions they are faced with.

We can help you:

  • Identify which schools require SJTs
  • Get acquainted with the format of the exams
  • Put your best foot forward in both written and oral responses
  • Practice questions until you feel confident on test day


It is essential for students to strategize early to build their profile and stand out from the crowded field. Starting early is especially important for BS/MD and medical school applicants. These highly-motivated students need to spend extra time building up a resume focused on science-based extracurricular activities and research opportunities.

Moon Prep’s mentorship focuses on ways to strengthen your academic profile and add to your professional experiences. Because it can take years to build up medical-related experiences, beginning a mentorship early on can make a significant difference in how comprehensive your application will be when you apply for colleges, BS/MD programs, and medical school.

We can help you:

  • Select your courses throughout high school and college
  • Secure internship or volunteer positions
  • Seek out research opportunities
  • Apply to competitive summer programs
  • Compete in science fairs and national competitions
  • Strengthen your academic profile
  • Plan and prepare for standardized tests
  • Pursue passion projects and make incremental strides

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