Don founded Inquarta in 1994 and has counseled over 2,000 applicants to graduate school. Don has worked for The Princeton Review as co-author of their MCAT verbal program and author of the “Verbal Accelerator” course. A prolific speaker and author, Don has delivered more than 400 speeches and is the author of 15 books, guides, planners and DVDs available through INQUARTA Publishing. He has been an adjunct faculty member with the University of Redlands, where he taught economics and financial management. He earned his MBA from Pepperdine University in 1991.
Dr. Racusin is an Orthopedic Surgeon by training and a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to his clinical duties, he currently serves as the Director of Consultants for The Admissions Council where he is an active advisor and responsible for recruiting and assigning medical school consultants for students. He has worked with The Admissions council for the last three years building a vast network of medical school advisors spanning the entire country.
The Admissions Council only provides current medical school advisors from U.S. allopathic medical schools of which a few are Deans at their respective institutions. This gives students the opportunity to get their questions answered straight from the best source available. Dr. Racusin along with a few other advisors from The Admissions Council will be participating in the Premed Network to answer student’s questions about medical school, admissions and the application process in general. If you would like to learn more about The Admissions Council you may visit us at www.admissionscouncil.com.
Dr. Finkel is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Medical School. On completing her residency at Harvard, she was asked to stay on as faculty at Harvard Medical School and spent five years teaching at the world-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital. She was appointed to the Assistant Residency Director position for the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency where she reviewed countless applications, personal statements and resumes. In this role, she also interviewed applicants and made key admissions decisions. For over nine years Dr. Finkel trained medical students, residents and fellows, yielding her three Harvard Medical School faculty teaching and mentorship awards, including Best Faculty Mentor.
In addition to her medical accolades, Dr. Finkel has professional writing experience. She was selected for the prestigious Mass Media Fellowship in Science Writing sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has published in academic journals, on-line textbooks and as a science news writer for the Oregonian newspaper. Dr. Finkel is currently a board-certified, practicing Emergency Physician.
Sahil graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia University in New York City with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering. He was accepted to three of the top ten medical schools in the country and chose to attend the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained in medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and has since moved onto train at a Harvard University residency program in radiology.
He served as an interviewer for both undergraduate and medical school admissions committees. He also was a top rated MCAT instructor at Examkrackers for three years in the Northeast Region. Sahil also serves as the Senior Editor on USMLERx QMax, an online question bank for medical licensing exams. He has been involved in admissions consulting for years, helping students get into both college and medical school.
Dr. Paul Toote became a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001, after graduating from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, where he was both a class president as well as Graduation Class Dinner Speaker. He was certified as an Emergency Medicine Physician by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine in 2009 and was also the recipient of the Highest Achievement Award from the Dale Carnegie Effective Communications and Human Relations Course.
While serving as an Emergency Medicine Physician at leading hospitals and medical centers in communities all across Texas, including Corpus Christi, Amarillo, San Antonio, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Paris, Dr. Toote found he was energized by coaching trained residents and medical school students and helping them reach their professional goals.
Wishing to do more to help those with medical ambitions, he began National Premed Consulting to share his expertise and insider knowledge with those who have the necessary qualifications, capabilities and desire to successfully navigate the difficult demands of medical school.
Linda has been editing medical school personal statements for applicants to medical school, osteopathic school, and a wide variety of healthcare programs since 1994. In 1996, she launched Accepted.com, today one of the largest graduate admissions consultancies. She is also the author or co-author of 21 books and ebooks on graduate admissions including Write Your Way to Medical School. As head of Accepted she has developed a site that is an important resource with valuable webinars, videos, articles, and reports for premeds
In addition to providing valuable free resources, Accepted offers top-notch advising and editing. Its staff includes a physician who served on the admissions committee at UCLA Medical School; a former Student Advisor for the UC Davis postbaccaleareate program who both evaluated applications to the program and then advised students in the program on acceptance to medical school; and a former Student Affairs Officer at UCLA’s Scholarship Resource Center who has been working with successful medical school applicants for Accepted since 2008.
A medical student at the Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ryan writes about life in medical school at the blog WhiteCoatDO.com. From 2010-2012 he also ran PracticalPremed.com, a website with advice, resources, and tips for medical school applicants.
Prior to medical school, Ryan received a B.S. in microbiology from UC Santa Barbara where he also served as the Communications Coordinator for a local non-profit, Doctors Without Walls-Santa Barbara Street Medicine.
Since 1996 AdmissionsConsultants, Inc., has provided personalized college and university admissions help to thousands of satisfied clients. Our global network of consultants, all with senior admissions-committee experience from Ivy League and other medical schools, personally guide clients in targeting "best-fit" schools and preparing applications that highlight clients’ strengths and potential.
Paul Bodine is the author of six books on professional school admissions, including Perfect Phrases for Medical School. In his 15+ years providing personalized counseling, editing, and guidance, Paul has helped dozens of clients get into medical schools like Yale, Stanford, University of Chicago, NYU, Northwestern, UCLA, Mayo, USC, Emory, Georgetown, Illinois, Michigan, Medical College of Virginia, Oregon Health Sciences, Vanderbilt, and many more. You can read his client testimonials at paulsbodine.com/testimonials.
A student at Harvard Medical School, Brandon Mahal graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA and was distinguished with Departmental Honors and the John Seward Award for research excellence. During college, he pursued studies and research in psychobiology and behavioral neuroscience, with his work culminating in multiple publications and awards.
He founded AppTx where he has consulted on hundreds of applications and also offers scholarship assistance to promising disadvantaged students. Furthermore, he serves as a board member for the nonprofit, weDREAM, and as a writer/developer for the cross-cultural curriculum committee at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dr. Wafaa Alrashid is a board certified physician of internal medicine and currently works at Huntington Memorial Hospital (HMH) in Pasadena, California. She received her Bachelor’s degree as a cum laude in Science at Utah State University in 1999. She then went on to Medical School at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D. C. She received her Medical degree from there in 2004. She then relocated to Southern California to begin residency in internal medicine, where she graduated and took a position as a hospitalist with the Academic Hospitalist Medical Group in HMH. She now cares for patients in the hospital and teaches both medical residents and medical students at HMH. She sits on several committees at HMH including the peer review committee, bioethics committee, medicine committee, and pharmaceutical/therapeutic/die
Since 2010, Dr. Alrashid has lead Write Track Admissions LLC's (WTA) Medical School Admissions Services. WTA provides insider admissions expertise to clients seeking to merit entry into medical schools in the US and internationally. Priding its service on personalized service and attention, Write Track Admissions' Experts, such as Dr. Alrashid, provide one-on-one consulting, guidance, and service that propels students into their top choice programs. Please visit http://
Dr. Eaton is a graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine and the founder of prehealthadvising.com, an admissions consulting firm specializing in assisting applicants to health professions programs. Prior to attending UCLA for medical school she received her B.S. in microbiology and molecular genetics, also from UCLA, and performed research in the area of infectious diseases.
Dr. Eaton’s nine years of admissions advising experience is complemented by her extensive background in test preparation, teaching courses and tutoring students preparing for the MCAT, DAT/OAT, GMAT and NCLEX-RN examinations. Her video lecture series for biology and mathematics is featured on the online educational website Educator.com Using experiences gained through receiving acceptances to top-ranked medical schools and her extensive knowledge of the admissions process, Dr. Eaton has advised hundreds of successful applicants to medical school. She has been a guest speaker at colleges and universities on admissions-related topics including the personal statement, the interview process and the application timeline. She is currently at work on her book “Getting into Medical School for Dummies,” part of the popular Dummies series, to be released in May 2013.
Armeen is currently the Director of Medical Education for TestPrepNY, a boutique academic tutoring and test preparation company. He graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College, where he received his degree in History. After college, he taught Biology and Chemistry at The Rivers School, a premier preparatory school outside Boston. Carrying over his passion for teaching and mentoring, he is now a 4th year medical student in New York, where he has spent much of his time tutoring other students in Basic Sciences and preparing them for the USMLE.
After achieving a stellar score on Step1 (253/99), Armeen now strives to adapt his own unique learning style to those of each student, maximizing their potential.
Dr. Fleenor completed his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center (UCDHSC). He went on to finish his residency in Emergency Medicine (EM) at Cook County in Chicago, IL. Since then, he’s been practicing EM at a busy teaching hospital in Denver, CO.
Jeremiah has been a member of the Health Care Career Committee at UCDHSC since 2004. The members of this official body of the University write the “committee letter” for medical school applicants. In this role he has interviewed and coached many pre-med applicants as they prepare for their medical school interview. In addition, Dr. Fleenor has written extensively on the topic of the medical school interview. His work can be seen in The Medical School Interview: Secrets and a System for Success in his blog: askdrfleenor.com. Jeremiah has spoken on the topic of the medical school interview at Stanford University, Denver University, University of Colorado and Marquette University.
Dr. Fleenor has been through and administered medical school and residency interviews alike. His practical nature and heart for teaching makes him an excellent resource for those seeking to rock their medical school interviews.