The following testimonials represent some of the unsolicited feedback we’ve received from clients. We may correct typographical errors or misspellings, and will change or withhold details to protect client privacy, but otherwise do not edit these comments.
Thank you so much. As I’m sure you have seen in your experiences, it is quite a relief to get that first yes. Getting the second a few hours later was too fast for me to really process it! I’m leaning very heavily towards Tulane. I have to thank Dr. Shelton because he told me to trust my gut applying there.
My school assigned prehealth advisor actually advised against it as she didn’t think I had a chance at getting in. I’d be happy to stay in touch or provide you with updates, a testimonial, really whatever. Getting Admissions Consultants involved was absolutely worth every penny.” A, Mississippi
“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
[Applicant’s name] was accepted to Columbia.
Glad we won’t have to do this again.
Thanks for your help.” J, Georgia
“Hi there Anne!
I am writing to let you know that I was accepted into UC Davis today! They called me this afternoon to let me know the good news. Thank you so much for all of your help! Hopefully I will continue to get interviews, but if not I am extremely grateful to have been accepted this year, with your assistance!
Best,” L, Minnesota
“I am delighted to announce that I will be attending Vanderbilt this fall!” M, Illinois
“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
“Hello David and Anne,
I was fortunate enough to be offered acceptances at University of Rochester, UC Irvine, UC Davis, and Dartmouth this year and just made my decision to attend UC Davis! Thank you so much for all of your help throughout this process and I could not be more excited for next year!” H, California
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.”
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
We did a medical school mock interview together back in December and I wanted to let you know how the application and interview cycle went (spoiler: VERY WELL).
NYMC’s MMI was mostly standard and reasonably expected questions. Accepted!
Tulane was a traditional interview. Accepted and I will be going here in the fall!
I just wanted to thank you for the feedback you gave me. I think it definitely steered me in the right direction with ways to focus answers.
Best,” R, Missouri
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
“Hi Dr Shelton,
Just wanted to let you know that I have been accepted to both Liberty University COM and Nova Southeastern University COM. I have chosen to attend NSU-COM in Ft Lauderdale, FL. Thank you for all your help in this process!” S, Minnesota
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
Thank you for all your assistance and advice – I will always be grateful to you and Dr. Shelton!! While [son’s name’ is still waiting to hear from other schools, I am delighted he got into Drexel. I apologize for the delay in writing – enjoy the Holidays and I hope to update you once [son’s name] actually starts. Thanks for your time and interest – I really appreciate you!
Sincerely,” S, Pennsylvania
“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
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
Hope all is well with you. Just thought I’d drop you a line to let you know that I was selected to be an NSF GRFP fellow! I wouldn’t be where I am today without your help.
I cannot thank you enough.” S, Massachusetts
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
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. Shelton!
Just wanted to let you know the good news that I heard from UTMB in Galveston that I’ve been accepted! So excited!” C, Texas
“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
The subject line [Acceptance to Georgetown University School of Medicine] basically says it all! I wanted to let you all know that I got acceptance into Georgetown University school of Medicine. Thank you for all your help with interview preparation—it made a big difference.
I haven’t made my final decision yet, but I’m planning to do so soon after I hear back from Virginia Tech and University of Miami.
I’m incredibly excited for this great news!” S, Virginia
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
“Hello I wanted to take a second from one dad to another we greatly appreciate the assistance you gave my daughter and advice. She starts medical school at the University of Miami and three weeks and I was reflecting on our past and wanted to be sure to contact you And say thank you very much.” R, Florida
I got the acceptance email from UTSA! Thank you so much for all your help.” D, Texas
“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
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
“Hi Dr. Shelton,
I just wanted to give you an update that I have accepted my admission into University of Louisville’s School of Medicine. I appreciate all of the help you gave me throughout the admissions process.
Best regards,” C, Kentucky
Looks like BCOM decided to offer me a seat at their school! I guess they must have really liked me in the interview 🙂 . Thank you for your help in getting me prepared.
Sincerely,” D, Virginia
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
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
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
“Dear Dr. Shelton,
I hope all is well!
I realized I never updated you on my decision for medical school. The semester truly got ahead of me and I finally decided pretty close to the deadline, but I’ll be heading to Richmond to pursue my medical education at VCU/MCV. I’m incredibly thrilled and cannot wait for what the next four years hold.” S, Virginia
So I got into both St. George’s and USD, and I’ll be starting at USD in July. Thank you so much for all the help you gave me during this process, I know it really made the difference in me getting in and I really appreciate it.” M, South Dakota
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
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 Dr. Shelton,
I wanted to let you know that I was accepted to the University of New Mexico School of Medicine!” J, New Mexico
I hope this email finds you well.
I had my first interview on Wednesday, and I feel like it went really well. Thank you so much for all of the prep! Those sessions really helped and I used so many of the topics we discussed.” H, Ohio
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 Dr. Shelton,
I’m sorry for the late reply; work has been really busy.
I’m well, how are you?
I’ve been accepted to SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY! I’m very excited 🙂
Thank you for checking in. I hope you had a good holiday season.” H, New York
I hope this email finds you well.
I had my first interview on Wednesday, and I feel like it went really well. Thank you so much for all of the prep! Those sessions really helped and I used so many of the topics we discussed.” B, District of Columbia
“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
“Hello Dr. Shelton,
I was accepted into Brody!! Thanks for your help!” M, North Carolina
“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
“I hope this e-mail finds you well. I know it has been a long time since we last talked, and I am writing to thank you so much for all your help and guidance during my medical school application process. I also wanted to write to you to let you know that I am currently attending Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and I am thoroughly excited to start my first day of class tomorrow. Thank you again for all your support.” J, Texas
“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
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
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
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
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
“Hi Dr. Shelton,
I just wanted to inform you that I was recently accepted to Tulane Medical School. I still have two more interviews in January that I plan on going to just to see what the schools are like but the relief of knowing I’ve been accepted to a good medical school is immense.
Thank you for all the help throughout this process.” T, California
“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.”
I just received the acceptance email from UTSA! Thank you so much for your help in preparing for the interview.” S, Texas
I hope you are having a great weekend. I am still celebrating my acceptance to Loyola!” E, California
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
“Hi Dr. Shelton
Hope you are doing well. I wanted to let you know that I recently heard back from VCOM (the DO school in Virginia) and I got in! I truly appreciate all your advice and help, as always!
Best,” V, Virginia
“Hey Dr. Shelton!
I am very excited to tell you that I was just accepted into MUSC (Medical University of South Carolina). I interviewed there about a month ago. Since beginning the application process, MUSC was one of the schools I was very interested in, and since interviewing there, I have steadily grown more and more excited about the school. It has become one of my top choices, so I am absolutely thrilled to have been accepted there. Thank you for your help with my application; I think we put together a great overall app – which is further indicated by my acceptance into a state school for which I am out of state – and it has really payed off. Thanks!” C, South Carolina