Thompson Advising - Experience. Knowledge. Results.

Expert Medical School Admission Consulting and Post-Bac Program Admission Consulting

Why Thompson Advising

Twenty-six years of experience advising medical school applicants provides me with unparalleled expertise. I know the intricacies of the medical school admission process, am a premed expert, and have in-depth knowledge of what medical schools are seeking that will benefit you.

The applicants I advised in the past 30 years achieved an acceptance rate to medical school of over 95%, many to the nation’s leading medical schools. In the 2014-2022 application cycles, clients were admitted to a range of schools, including those listed below and many others. Schools awarding significant merit scholarships to my clients are noted with asterisks. 


Albert Einstein


Boston University (both MD and MD-PhD)



Carle Illinois  

Case Western

Cleveland Clinic Lerner



Cornell (both MD and Tri-Institutional MD-PhD program with Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering)




Duke* (both MD and MD-PhD)

East Carolina

Eastern Tennessee


Florida Atlantic

Florida International

Geisinger Commonwealth


George Washington

Harvard (both MD and MD-PhD)




Johns Hopkins (both MD and MD-PhD)



Medical College of Georgia

Medical College of Wisconsin

Medical University of South Carolina

Michigan State

Mt. Sinai (both MD and MD-PhD)

New York Medical College

NYU* (both MD and MD-PhD)

Northwestern (both MD and MD-PhD)

Oakland University WIlliam Beaumont

Ohio State

Oregon Health and Science

Penn State


Rosalind Franklin

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson


Saint Louis 

Stanford (both MD andMD-PhD; also a Knight-Hennessey scholarship recipient)

SUNY Upstate, SUNY Downstate, Stony Brook


Texas Tech (MD-MBA)



UC-Davis, UC-Irvine, UCLA* (both MD and MD-PhD), UC-Riverside, UCSD, UCSF (both MD and MD-PhD)

University of Arizona--Phoenix

University of Chicago-Pritzker*

University of Cincinnati

University of Colorado

University of Connecticut

University of Florida

University of Illinois

University of Kansas

University of Maryland (both MD and MD-PhD)

University of Massachusetts

University of Miami

University of Michigan (both MD and MD-PhD)

University of Minnesota*

University of Missouri

University of North Carolina

University of Pennsylvania*

University of Pittsburgh (both MD and MD-PhD)

University of Rochester

University of South Florida

University of Southern California

University of Tennessee

University of Texas-Austin, University of Texas-Houston (MD and MD-PhD program), University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, University of Texas-San Antonio, University of Texas-Southwestern, Texas A&M (MD-PhD)

University of Utah

University of Vermont 

University of Virginia (both MD and MD-PhD)

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin


Virginia Commonwealth

Virginia Tech

Wake Forest

Washington State 

Washington University* (both MD and MD-PhD)

Wright State


Comprehensive knowledge of all components of the medical school admission process, from the primary application to secondaries to interviews to letters of intent, equips me to guide you. I have read and refined thousands of essays and conducted hundreds of mock interviews to help students reach their goals.

Extensive experience advising applicants through each step of the medical school application process has given me insight. I will help you thoughtfully devise the best medical school application possible, while assessing your strengths and weaknesses as an applicant.

I devote my undivided attention to helping you craft the best application. I take on a small number of clients to maximize your results. I am dedicated to your success and want to help you get into medical school.

I teach you how to assess and highlight what makes you a distinctive medical school applicant.

As the former director of two post-baccalaureate premedical programs I have extensive experience with nontraditional applicants; I understand this population well and provide expert guidance to these applicants.

Liza Thompson has developed in-depth knowledge and expertise in premedical advising and the medical school application process in a career spanning more than 25 years. As a medical school admissions consultant, she offers clients her vast experience, giving them the information, guidance, and results they seek. Her credentials are listed below:

  • Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College
  • Pogue Fellowship recipient for graduate study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Master's degree in education, with a focus on at-risk premedical students
  • Former director of Johns Hopkins and Goucher Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Programs
  • Vast experience advising medical school applicants
  • Former representative for post-bac programs in the Northeast to the National Association of Advisors in the Health Professions
  • Former member of the National Membership Committee of the National Association of Advisors in the Health Professions
  • Former member of the Johns Hopkins Premedical Education Committee
  • Extensive knowledge of individual medical schools and what each is seeking from applicants
  • Observed medical school admissions committee meetings at an array of medical schools