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The following testimonials represent some of the unsolicited feedback we've received from clients this past year. We may correct typographical errors or misspellings, and will change or withhold details to protect client privacy, but otherwise do not edit these comments.

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"Hi Dr. Shelton,

Just wanted to let you know I got an acceptance for the MD/PhD program at UBC. Thanks for all your help in the process."  J, Texas


I am very excited to let you know that I got into the Temple University School of Medicine!! Thank you so much for everything; you were very helpful in both the application and the interview. I highly appreciate all that you did for me.
Regards,"  L, North Carolina

"Hey Dr. Shelton,

Just wanted to let you know that I was admitted to 5 medical schools this year. Towards the end of this process I had to start declining interviews because I couldn't travel so much!

I'll be starting at Brown University with a scholarship. I can't thank you enough for your advice :) "  J, New Jersey


I just wanted to reach out to let you know that the interview went well (much along the line of questions you asked) and I was offered a position in the coming year class. I am very pleased that this has worked out and want to thank you again for your accurate direction and confidence-building support.

Best regards,"  J, South Carolina

"Dear Dr. Shelton,

Thank you so much for all your help! I am thrilled to give you the good news that I received an acceptance into the medical program at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School! I met with the Dean on Monday to receive a personal invitation and welcome to NJMS. He was so kind and generous in his congratulations and he made me feel very proud to have come this far, even more than I already felt. I am so grateful and truly feel like my dream has come true. I am absolutely ecstatic and feel even more confident to continue interviewing at other schools. Thanks again for your guidance!"  S, New Jersey

"Dr. Shelton,

I just wanted to give you an update on my situation, I was invited to an interview with LECOM and Touro California, both schools that you helped provide me assistance with on my secondaries for these respective schools. Thank you for your assistance."

J, Florida


I wanted to pass along the great news I was accepted into the University Of Illinois Medical School. It was great working with you as it made all the difference and will be in touch for residency interviews."  E, Illinois

"Dr. Shelton,

How are you doing? Thank you very much for checking in on me. I am now at Ohio State Medical School. Everything is going well. I am having a great time. Thank you very much for all your help along the way. You were a valuable part of my success in getting into med school. Thank you."  C, New York

"Dear Ms. Cvitkovic,

Tom was outstanding. He was not just very informative on the interview process, but also very encouraging and caring. In addition to guiding my daughter on her interview, he also offered advice on program selection. We strongly recommend Tom for anyone who wishes to seek advice on the medical admissions. In fact, we have highly recommended him to one of our friends.

Thank You"  K, Maryland


My experience with Greg for the wait-list assistance was pleasant and informative. He gave me some good advice and seemed like he was very experienced and educated with regards to the admissions process.

I have been very satisfied so far."  A, Pennsylvania


I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you again for your assistance, and to tell you the good news that I got the offer. Thanks again for your candor and direction - it was very helpful in me framing my story more appropriately for the interview.
Best regards,"  L, Arizona

"The session was very helpful in that it reassured me I was headed in right path. I intend to resume communication late this spring, when I begin filling out the application, for help with writing up activities and personal statement. Tom was informative and knowledgeable, and presented my scenario in a very optimistic manner. I was very pleased."  M, Kansas

"Hi Wayne,

I wanted to touch base with you to let you know my success in being admitted to 6 medical schools this year. I was accepted to my top choice med school, the University of Colorado School of Medicine. In addition, I was offered 13 interviews, and accepted 7 of them. Thank you again for your help and support.
Sincerely,"  D, North Carolina

"Hi Wesley,

Thought you might like an update on my medical school application process. With your help, I got 3 interviews in the States and 5 interviews in Canada. I got in to Rosalind Franklin and Wayne State University in the US and got in to all 5 Canadian schools (Ottawa, Toronto, Western, Queen’s, and Calgary).

So just wanted to say thanks for everything! You were a huge help and made this whole tumultuous process that much more manageable.

Best regards,"  D, Canada


I just wanted to thank you for talking with me today! I got a lot out of our conversation and some added determination for the upcoming semester. I really appreciate your honesty, and hope that you will continue to give me such quality and specific advice as we continue to work together!

Sincerely,"  I, California

"Hi David,

Just want to give you an update about my MSTP admission progress and take this opportunity to thank Dr. Wesley Hsu, Dr. Greg Goldmacher, Dr. Ramin Rafie, and Dr. Wayne Shelton for all their help. Dr. Wesley Hsu was my main consultant, and Dr. Goldmacher, Dr. Rafie, and Dr. Shelton helped me practice my interviews.

I got into Pittsburgh MSTP. I was interviewed at Hopkins, University of Rochester, University of Virginia, UCSF and am waiting for their decisions. I will have a few upcoming interviews at Penn, Columbia, UCLA, and Vanderbilt. I will let you know my interview results when the whole process is over.

Just want to thank all the consultants again for their help. Wesley really helped a lot on my personal statements, and all four consultants helped me improve tremendously on my interview skills.

Thanks,"  K, Maryland

"Hi Dr. Williamson,

"I'd just like to thank you again for your advice earlier this evening. I really left our talk with a better understanding of the purpose of each AMCAS section, how to better decipher relevant and irrelevant experiences, strong areas to focus on given my personal history, and some insight into the perspective of an application from the admissions point of view. Being forthcoming with advice, suggestions and guidance is certainly what I needed! Not to mention, you are engaging and fun to chat with! I'm planning to work on my personal statement and depending on how confident I feel, I might be in contact with you again to set up time for PS editing, etc. Thanks again for your time and help.

"Cheers,"  J, Oregon

"Dr. Shelton,

I am not sure you remember me, but you helped me as an admissions consultant. I am pleased to inform you that I have just received an admissions letter to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Thank you so much for your guidance! I know I could not have gotten in without your help!

Thanks again!"  Z, West Virginia

"I said that I would keep you updated with the next phase of the crazy adventure that appears to be my life. Well, I write with the extraordinary and joyful news that I have been offered a place to study medicine at the University of Vermont Medical College, starting in August this year. If all goes to plan, I will begin practicing as a doctor in 2015. How freaky, weird and unexpected is that?!"  W, Vermont

"Thank you so much for the help and support you have offered me, both in being available to answer questions and bounce ideas off, and for taking a look at my personal statement essay. I really appreciate your time and your clarity and could not have done it without your help. You indicated how it all might fit together, both in terms of understanding how the system works in this country and more spiritually in understanding what was going on inside me. It was really your observation that this was an opportunity for me to complete my life's work that helped me draw things in sharp focus for myself. It was something that I knew inside, but had not been able to put into such simple, clear and concise language. Suddenly, I had the framework on which to hang all the disparate parts of my life and past experiences, and was able to communicate engagingly all that I feel I have to offer medicine and the community. I shall be eternally grateful to you for that. Thank you so much."  P, Massachusetts

"Hi Kim,

I am happy with Dr Williamson's consultation service. She is knowledgeable, sincere and helpful. She is also very personable and fun to talk to. She responds to my emails quickly. I am looking forward to continuing working with her on my application."  C, California

"Hey Kim,

The mock interview was very helpful! It helped me identify my interview strengths and weaknesses. Dr. Goldmacher gave constructive feedback & I ended up reshaping my "why medicine" answer to make it more compelling.

The actual interview went very smoothly. It was very relaxed & laid back. I felt almost over-prepared for it. I hope to hear back from UIC soon. I'll let you know the outcome.

Thanks for your help,"  P, Illinois

"Hi Dr. Shelton,

"I just wanted to let you know that I have been admitted to Duke University, the Brown PLME program, and the Northwestern HPME program. I am attending the Northwestern program in the fall and just wanted to thank you so much for all the help you gave me with the essay corrections and suggestions. You were integral in my acceptance and I could not be more grateful.

"Thanks so much!"  S, Rhode Island

"Hi Kim,

Dr. Williamson genuinely enjoys her work. Not only was her advice timely and insightful, but it helped my father better understand what it means to be a physician. I look forward to seeking her counsel next year as I make plans to ready myself for the MCAT.

Sincerely,"  R, Florida

"Hi Tom,

I just wanted to give you an update on my med school applications. I recently found out that I was accepted at the UW-Madison med school. UW is my first choice so I will be starting class here in August. I just wanted to thank you for all the help you have provided me.

Our talk on the phone about my application over a year ago was really instrumental in getting me to the point I am at now. Your honest evaluation of my application and the areas in which I needed to improve and increase my exposure helped me to have new experiences that reinforced my desire to pursue medicine. Thank you for all your help and always being available. I know that practicing with you prior to the interview was extremely beneficial as well. I am excited to start medical school and look forward to the challenges that lay ahead. Once again thank you for all your help.

Sincerely,"  B, Wisconsin

"Mr. Shelton,

I just wanted to pass along the good news. My daughter has been accepted to Penn State Medical School and I know from speaking with her, she felt that the preparation and mock interview was very helpful. Thanks again for your help and great service in getting her prepared in such a short period of time. Take Care."  J, Pennsylvania

"Dear Tom,

I just received an email from Wayne State saying that I was offered a place for next year! Great news. Thanks for your help; I couldn't have done without your assistance.

Merry Christmas,"  A, Canada

"Hi Tom-

I hope all is well. I just wanted to let you know that I received exciting news. UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has accepted me. The admissions process has been humbling as I am still actively interviewing at many medical schools and with a bit of luck will have a few offers to consider.

Thank you so much for all your help. I hope you have a Happy and Healthy New Year."  D, Massachusetts

"Hello Kim and Dr. Goldmacher,

The mock interview was REALLY helpful. I cant even begin to describe how helpful it was. So many of the questions/tips that Dr. Goldmacher told me came up in the interviews. I interviewed at Ohio State and was given admissions into the university. That has taken a lot of stress off my shoulder. I am waiting to hear back from Vanderbilt University and St. Louis University and I still have two interview at Davis and Irvine. I'll keep you both updated on what happens."  S, California

"Hi Kim, My interview went really well, and Dr. Shelton was a big help. Thanks for all of your help and the organizations."  M, Kentucky

"Good afternoon Dr. Shelton,

I hope that everything is well with you. I am writing to let you know that I received my first acceptance, at Medical College of Wisconsin. I have been waitlisted at Temple and am still waiting to hear from George Washington. I can't thank you enough for all that you have done to help me get to this point. Also, I hope you'd be happy to know that I was offered an interview at Albany Medical College for later in November. I will keep you updated on my status, and again thank you so much for all of your help."  S, Texas

"Hey Kim,

June was a wonderful help this morning. She went above and beyond her responsibilities; I am extremely satisfied with her help. Not only was she encouraging, but provided me with advice that will be essential to my success in this process. I'll keep both of you updated during these next few months.

Seriously thank you so much. I am forever in debt to you guys.

Best regards,"  N, Ohio


After [mock] interviewing with Dan, I interviewed with and got accepted into my first choice of medical schools, the University of Utah! It was amazing. I was able to use many of the skills I learned in the mock interview in my actual interview. I was able to talk about everything that I wanted and show the passion I had for helping people. It was very helpful!"  M, Utah

"Hi Tim,

Hope things are going well. Thanks for all your help over the last few months...I got into Loyola Stritch last week! I really love that school...

Thanks again for all your help."  P, Illinois

"Hey Wesley,

Thought I would give you an update. I got into NYU, Northwestern, and my first choice uMass with a full ride.

Thanks for your help."  S, District of Columbia

"Hi Maria,

The consultation went very well. Dr. Boyd was excellent, thoughtful, caring, and insightful. We will use you again in the future. Thanks!"  D, South Carolina

"Tim, just wanted to let you know NEOUCOM accepted me today!"  M, Ohio

"Words can not begin to express my deep gratitude to you for all of your help. Your insight into the medical school admission process and your advice on what I should do given my unique background was priceless. I am so grateful for the offers I now have and I'm glad I'll be able to stay in California as I continue to pursue my dream of practicing medicine. If I can ever do anything for you, don't hesitate to ask."

N, California

"Hi Tim,

I hope you are having a great weekend. I am still celebrating my acceptance to Loyola!"  E, California

"Dear Bonnie,

I wanted to share the good news that I was admitted this week to New Jersey Medical School. Surely I'm the only incoming [omitted]-year-old. I appreciate all your good advice on my admissions essay. Much appreciated."  S, New York

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