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Medical School ConsultantRachel Rizal, M.D.

One Phrase to Describe why I Love Advising Students: Changing the trajectory of people’s lives

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Undergraduate: Princeton University, Cum Laude. Major: Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs

Medical School: Stanford School of Medicine

Residency: Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency

What I did After College: 
  • Applied my college senior thesis work on improving vaccine distribution in developing countries
  • With the World Health Organization in the Philippines, I created new partnerships between city governments and public/private health clinics to improve Hepatitis B vaccination rates among newborns
  • Launched a national HIV Awareness Campaign in the Philippines
  • Produced an HIV awareness commercial for MTV
  • Worked full-time at a healthcare consulting firm, advising pharmaceutical companies about marketing strategies and business development
  • Created a public health program in Stanford’s Emergency Department, using iPads to educate patients about various health topics
Activities I am Passionate About: 
  • Mentoring and advising students
  • Integrating ideas from other industries to improve healthcare delivery
  • Health Education – enabling people with information to improve their health

Major Awards Won: Fulbright Scholar, USA Today All-Academic First Team (top 20 students in America), Fulbright Scholar, Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist, Coca-Cola Scholar, Merck Global Health Scholarship, Tylenol Scholarship, Stanford Medical Research Scholar, Stanford Children’s Health Innovations for Patient Care Grant, TED Med Ambassador, California Medical Association Scholarship, AP Scholar with Distinction, and National Merit Scholar

Rishi P. MedirattaRishi Mediratta, M.D.

One phrase to Describe why I love Advising Students: Helping students attend their dream schools

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University, Phi Beta Kappa, Major: Public Health Studies

Master’s: Masters in Medical Anthropology at the School of Oriental & African Studies; Masters in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Medical School: Stanford School of Medicine

Residency: Pediatrics, Stanford

What I Did After College: 
  • Interned with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Partnered with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health to study child health practices in communities
  • Founded and launched an NGO to improve the health and education of Ethiopian orphans
  • Co-authored a book about public health interventions aimed at decreasing child malnutrition
  • World Bank consultant who helped implement Ethiopia’s national nutrition program
Activities I am Passionate About: 
  • Programs aimed at reducing neonatal and child mortality
  • Advising students for national and international scholarships
  • Hospital and community quality improvement intervention

Major Awards Won: Marshall Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University Woodrow Wilson Scholar, Johns Hopkins University Dean’s List, Tylenol Scholarship, and Stanford Medical Research Scholar, Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist

Devin Nambiar

Devin Nambiar

One phrase to Describe why I love Advising Students: Helping students reach their full potential

Hometown: San Francisco Bay Area, California

Undergraduate: Columbia University, Dean’s List. Major: Applied Mathematics. Minors: Philosophy, Economics

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What I Did After College: 
  • Worked at two education non-profits, improving public & charter schools across the U.S.
  • Coached students to master interview, debate, and speech techniques in the U.S. and Asia
  • Advised students in China, Korea, and Japan with college applications to American Universities
  • Developed mobile education content for iPhone apps
  • Worked in investment banking, conducting industry analysis and advising technology companies
Activities I am Passionate About: 
  • Integrating technology to improve education
  • Writing blogs and articles about admissions, entrepreneurship, and technology

Major Awards Won: Ivy Leadership Summit; Columbia University’s Dean’s List; Goldman Sachs Foundation Grant; Student in Free Enterprise Regional Winner; Business Today Scholar; and AP Scholar with Distinction

How We Will Help You Crack Medical School Admissions

Our expert medical school admissions consultants will sit down with you individually, or over phone, and map out with you the best path to getting accepted to your dream school. We can help you through a variety of avenues, including:

Personalized Advising Sessions

Our mission is to get you into the best medical school possible. As medical school admissions consultants, the Cracking Med School Admissions team will show you how to become unique to admissions committees. We can offer advice including mapping out your class schedule, choosing high impact extracurricular activities, obtaining the best letters of recommendation, and choosing the best schools to apply to given your strengths and interests. Is this your second time applying to medical school? We can also sit down with you to review what went wrong if you didn’t make the cut and how to improve your chances next time.

Personal Statement Strategy & Editing

Medical school essays are one of the most important components of the application but also the most difficult to get right. Our medical school admissions consultants will brainstorm ideas with you for winning essays. We will edit your personal statement and other essays for both content and style. Don’t be the great candidate who didn’t get in because of bad essays. Let us show you how to put your best self on display and craft essays that leave an impression on admissions committees.

Mock Interviews & Preparation

Our medical school admissions consultants have been through hundreds of interviews themselves, We have spent years refining the art of interviewing with confidence and poise. Our Cracking Med School Admissions team will prepare you to anticipate tough interview questions and respond with ease, and will engage you in reflecting on your past experiences to tease out the nuggets that will impress your medical school interviewers. Learn from the best.

Our Book on Cracking Medical School Admissions

Our Cracking Med School Admissions book offers all our best advice, from choosing extra-curriculars to writing great essays to interviewing to figuring out what to do after getting in. Our Cracking Med School Admissions book also contains 50 essays from applicants accepted to America’s top medical schools. Download our book and get ready to get into medical school! See why we have sold more than 4,000 copies and why many pre-meds say it’s the #1 medical school application book. 

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