Medical School Admissions

At Collegiate Gateway, we consider it our true privilege to help so many incredible students realize their dreams of a career in medicine.

Medical school admissions have today become more competitive than ever. Collegiate Gateway provides a highly personalized strategic framework to demystify the entire process – to help you hone your preferences and goals, maintain impeccable organization, and develop a customized plan to position yourself for acceptance at the med schools of your choice.

Above all else, we value the individualized attention and care we give our clients. It’s through our high-touch approach and the genuine relationships we build with each of our students that we can best help you craft your story into a powerful and successful application.

Personalized Planning

Phase I – Planning

Given the challenging med school admissions landscape, we believe the most successful applications require proactive and early planning, beginning in the college years. By working together over an extended period of time, we can guide you through every decision along the path to admissions success. We get to know each student as deeply as possible, in order to help you leverage your unique qualities and experience into a stellar application that stands out against the crowd.

  • Conduct a comprehensive review of your academic, personal, and extracurricular background
  • Plan a four-year college course sequence and reevaluate every semester
  • Counsel on maximizing the impact of activities during college years and summers, including:
    • Clinical work
    • Shadowing healthcare professionals
    • Research
    • Community service
  • Develop and edit professional resume for research, internships, employment, and applications
  • Provide focused support in applying for and securing beneficial internships and employment
  • Evaluate the best cycle in which to apply for med school
  • Coach on potential gap year activities, such as post-bac study or medical employment
  • Guide on optimal scheduling and test preparation for MCAT exam
  • Administer and interpret Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality assessment
  • Provide access to a customized online Student Portal to track action plans, testing, and med school list
  • Includes proprietary Collegiate Gateway Medical School Admissions Handbook®, a complete guide to the admissions process
College and Grad School Admissions

Phase II – Application Process

Through years of experience, we have honed a highly effective, time-tested approach to the med school application process with two primary objectives: to help you identify the best-fit schools for your goals, and then to maximize your chances of acceptance. Whether you’re applying for a degree in allopathic (MD), osteopathic (DO) or dental medicine (DMD), we know the admissions process inside and out, and we’ll guide you every step of the way towards a successful outcome.

  • Provide comprehensive, comparative information on med school features and admissions
  • Conduct individualized research to inform and guide every decision
  • Counsel on identifying potential fields of specialization
  • Help determine your most important med school features
  • Work closely to develop an optimal list of med schools that best fit your academic profile, personal preferences, and professional goals
  • Guide you through maximizing the value of med school visits
  • Establish organizational framework to manage priorities and deadlines
  • Brainstorm and edit authentic and compelling essays
    • AMCAS Personal Statement
    • AMCAS Activity Essays
    • AMCAS Most Meaningful Activity Essays
    • School-specific secondary essays
  • Counsel on obtaining effective recommendations from professors, physicians, research supervisors, and employers
  • Supervise completion and submission of AMCAS application
  • Help develop strong update letters to schools after applications are submitted
  • Conduct mock interviews with feedback for traditional and MMI interviews
  • Advise on applying for and maximizing merit-based scholarships
  • Counsel on follow-up with waitlist schools to boost chances of acceptance
  • Help you make your final decision!
  • Conduct a comprehensive review of your academic, personal, and extracurricular background
  • Plan a four-year college course sequence and reevaluate every semester
  • Counsel on maximizing the impact of activities during college years and summers, including:
    • Clinical work
    • Shadowing healthcare professionals
    • Research
    • Community service
  • Develop and edit professional resume for research, internships, employment, and applications
  • Provide focused support in applying for and securing beneficial internships and employment
  • Evaluate the best cycle in which to apply for med school
  • Coach on potential gap year activities, such as post-bac study or medical employment
  • Guide on optimal scheduling and test preparation for MCAT exam
  • Administer and interpret Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality assessment
  • Provide access to a customized online Student Portal to track action plans, testing, and med school list
  • Includes proprietary Collegiate Gateway Medical School Admissions Handbook®, a complete guide to the admissions process
  • Provide comprehensive, comparative information on med school features and admissions
  • Conduct individualized research to inform and guide every decision
  • Counsel on identifying potential fields of specialization
  • Help determine your most important med school features
  • Work closely to develop an optimal list of med schools that best fit your academic profile, personal preferences, and professional goals
  • Guide you through maximizing the value of med school visits
  • Establish organizational framework to manage priorities and deadlines
  • Brainstorm and edit authentic and compelling essays
    • AMCAS Personal Statement
    • AMCAS Activity Essays
    • AMCAS Most Meaningful Activity Essays
    • School-specific secondary essays
  • Counsel on obtaining effective recommendations from professors, physicians, research supervisors, and employers
  • Supervise completion and submission of AMCAS application
  • Help develop strong update letters to schools after applications are submitted
  • Conduct mock interviews with feedback for traditional and MMI interviews
  • Advise on applying for and maximizing merit-based scholarships
  • Counsel on follow-up with waitlist schools to boost chances of acceptance
  • Help you make your final decision!

Proven Success

93%
of our medical school applicants have been accepted to at least one medical school, compared to the national average of 41%

“I am really happy—I never imagined I would get 9 acceptances! You really helped me put together a very nice application and story.”

Student, Mount Sinai Medical School, Class of 2023

“Thank you so much for your help throughout the process. I truly believe I ended up at the perfect med school for me!”

Student, Temple Medical School, Class of 2022

“If only I could bring you to medical school with me, I would be the most productive student on campus. I also thank you for always believing in me and being optimistic. Attending MUSC was my absolute #1 dream, and is now my reality.”

Student, MUSC Medical School, Class of 2024

“The self-awareness I gained from my MBTI® assessment, along with Julie’s guided analysis, has helped me immeasurably with teamwork in medical school. Julie was able to provide incredibly valuable insight!”

Student, NYU School of Medicine, Class of 2019
Read Our Success Stories

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