Medical School Admissions Consulting | Advice from Stanford Doctors

By January 20, 2019 January 30th, 2020 Announcements

Medical School Admissions Consulting

We are the Cracking Med School Admissions team and we are excited to be your next medical school admissions consultants! We are Stanford School of Medicine graduates who are passionate about helping students throughout their pre-med journeys. Our goal is to get you accepted into medical school.

We know medical school admissions inside and out. We’ve figured out how to succeed with competitive medical school applications and scholarships. And we’ve taken our insights to coach hundreds of students with essay writing and interview skills. Our knowledge about medical schools comes from our friends and students at schools across the United States.  

The process of getting accepted starts long before working on your primary application (AMCAS). We begin working with pre-meds as early as high school. How? We help them identify their interests and turn them into impactful extra-curricular activities.

If you are applying to medical school, there are several ways we can help you. First, we edit your personal statements, AMCAS work and activities descriptions, and secondary application essays. Next, we help students with interview preparation through mock interviews. Each pre-med is unique and we provide a very personalized approach to each application. The result? You will have an extremely unique med school application to help you stand out from the 53,000 other applicants.

Your Team of Medical School Admissions Advisors

We are your medical school application coaches, mentors, & cheerleaders

Rachel Rizal, MD

Rachel Rizal, MD

One phrase to Describe why I love Advising StudentsEnabling students to reach their full potential 
HometownLos Angeles, California
UndergraduatePrinceton University, Cum Laude,
Major: Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs
Medical SchoolStanford School of Medicine
Residency: Harvard, Emergency Medicine

What I Did After College: 

  • 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
  • Business and Medicine: Health technology & entrepreneurship
  • Design thinking

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 Mediratta, MD, MSc, MA

Rishi Mediratta, MD, MSc, MA

One phrase to Describe why I love Advising Students: Helping students attend their dream schools
HometownKalamazoo, Michigan
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University, Phi Beta Kappa
Major: Public Health Studies
Master’s in Public Health: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on a Marshall Scholarship
Master’s in Medical Anthropology: School of Oriental & African Studies on a Marshall Scholarship 
Medical School: Stanford School of Medicine
Residency: Stanford, Pediatrics
Current Position: Stanford Pediatrics, Hospitalist & Clinical Instructor in Stanford-affiliated hospitals around the San Francisco Bay Area

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

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Medical School Admissions Consulting Services

Med School Application Packages

AMCAS Descriptions + Personal Statement + Secondary Essays + Cracking Med School Admissions Team Advising YOU = Get Into Your Dream Med School

This is the most popular way we help students.

Interview Preparation

We are interview gurus. Whether you have an upcoming MMI or traditional interview, our team will prepare you through mock interviews.

100% of our students said our mock interview preparation greatly improved their interview skills.

Essay Editing

Need help with only one part of your application? This is for students who need assistance with only AMCAS, personal statement edits, OR secondary edits.

Pre-Med Coaching

Interested in medical school but not yet applying this cycle? Whether you are a high school student or a student taking a gap year after college, we will help you make your application stronger by: major & class selection, internships, extra-curricular activities, and leadership.

One-on-One Advising

Have specific questions about your application or your pre-med journey? Chat with us for a 60-to-90 minute one-on-one conversation.


Applied to medical school already and did not get accepted? No worries! We've successfully helped re-applicants get into medical schools, including top places like Stanford.

Application Boost

"What are my chances?" We can analyze your profile and strategize how to strengthen your application. We will improve your application and chances to get accepted to medical school.

Our Book

Learn the in's and out's of medical school applications with our best-selling book, Cracking Med School Admissions, 2nd edition.

Why Choose
Cracking Med School Admissions?

Innovative Ideas

We take your current activities and make them  impactful to the world. By working with us, you will be unique from other applicants. 


Whatever your communication style, we’re always here to promptly answer your questions and work with you step-by-step. 

Deep Expertise

Drs. Rizal and Mediratta have expertise in clinical medicine, public health, global health, public policy, and business.
We can help you thrive in anything.


We strive only for excellence. You will work with top notch Stanford and Harvard doctors. 

Stellar Results

No other medical school admissions advisors consistently get students full-tuition acceptances to top medical schools and prestigious post-graduate scholarships. 

The Best Mentors

We are lifetime mentors to our students.
Your success is our success. 

Personalized For You

There is no formula for crafting a perfect essay or application. We capitalize on your unique backgrounds & interests so you stand out from others.

Quick Turnaround

Time is valuable, especially during crunch time. We aim to get your edits back to you within 24-48 hours.

Our Students Have Been Accepted at These Schools

East Coast:
Johns Hopkins
University of Pennsylvania
Mount Sinai
Boston University
New York Medical College
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington University
Duke University
Eastern Virginia

West Coast:

University of California, San Francisco
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Southern California
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Riverside
Loma Linda
Oregon Health Sciences
University of Washington

Washington University in St. Louis
University of Texas – Southwestern
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Michigan State
University of Chicago
Case Western Reserve
Medical College of Wisconsin
Wayne State
University of Iowa


University of Florida
University of Miami
University of South Florida
Emory University
University of Alabama

DO Programs:

Touro College in New York
Touro University California
Touro University Nevada 
University of Toledo
Western University
Midwestern University / Arizona College
Midwestern University / Chicago College
Michigan State University

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Medical School Admissions Consulting Reviews

Why Our Students Love Working With Us

"I was worried about getting into medical schools because I went to a school that did not have great pre-med advising. With the Cracking Med School Admissions team’s help, I got accepted to Harvard and UPenn. I eventually chose UPenn on a full scholarship."
Accepted to Harvard and UPenn Medical Schools
"I wanted to spend a year before applying and gain international research experience. Cracking Med School Admissions helped me win a Fulbright Fellowship and later get accepted Harvard!"
Accepted to Harvard Medical School
"I was busy with school and did my essays last minute. The Cracking Med School Admissions team was EXTREMELY CLUTCH, and helped me revise several drafts of my personal statement and application. Thanks!!!"
Accepted to Stanford Medical School
"I was worried about my personal statement and how I could make myself stand out in my essays and my interviews. They edited endless drafts of my essays and gave extremely valuable and honest advice on med school admissions."
Accepted to University of California, Davis Medical School

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