My consulting service is straightforward and simple, with three options offered. Clients may pay an hourly rate of $375 or choose between two other options, described below.
The first hour of consulting usually entails a comprehensive conversation and strategy session regarding your background, past experiences, and future goals; I will ask questions and help identify the momentum in your medical school or post-bac program application. This conversation takes place after you fill out and submit the required Client Information Form. Without having this background knowledge I cannot comprehensively advise you, thus this information and strategy session are essential and well worth the money invested.
Clients may forego the initial strategy session if they simply want a review of the personal statement or other materials at the hourly rate. However, the information form and the time taken to review it are required of all clients. You can access the Client Information Form after signing up for advising services.
Additional consulting at the hourly rate can be used for elements of your choice; many clients want my insight into their personal statement for medical school or post-bac program admission. Other clients want help with secondary applications or preparing for medical school or post-bac program interviews.
I do not charge individual flat rates for reviewing personal statements, AMCAS experience descriptions, secondary applications, and interview preparation. Others may charge a flat rate of $795 for help with the medical school essay; my services are likely to cost far less due to my extensive experience and resulting efficiency. Some admissions consultants charge $1/word for secondary application essays; my hourly rate is vastly more economical for you.
For clients who prefer comprehensive services without an hourly rate, there are two package options:
Expert: $2500, includes the following:
Assessment of your materials and in-depth strategy session;
Personal statement assistance and insight (3 drafts);
AMCAS experience descriptions review (3 drafts)
Comprehensive services with no draft or time limits for one application service (AMCAS, TMDSAS, or AACOMAS); includes all of the above, plus help devising the school list, secondary application editing for up to 20 schools, mock interview(s), continuing consultations throughout the medical school application process, help with letters of interest and/or intent, post-interview advice, waitlist advising, and school choice decisions. The fee for MD-PhD applicants is $7500 due to the additional essays in both the primary application and on secondary applications.
If you are applying to two application services (AMCAS and TMDSAS, for example) Premier clients have the option of paying a reduced fee of $2500 for comprehensive help with the additional application service (both primary and secondary applications).
In all cases you will write your personal statement, activity descriptions, and secondary applications. I provide input, helping you shape your thoughts and syntax, in addition to advising you as to essential experiences to include.
Hourly fee: $375 per hour
Expert package: $2500
Premier package: $6500
Premier package (MD-PhD): $7500
In all cases, payment must be made before services are rendered.
If you wish, please call for a free 15-minute phone or Skype conversation to ask questions about the advising process. This conversation will help you assess the services you may need and whether we might work well together. Please use the contact form to schedule a time to talk or to submit questions you have about the services offered, or call 410-292-5219.