In a pile of applications, stand out
Your consultant has worked in med school admissions, so they know the process inside and out. They can help you distinguish your application.
Work with Kaplan’s medical school admissions experts for 1-on-1 consulting or targeted support.
Meet our expert consultants
Heather Hoffmann, MD
Education: BA, Centre College; MD, University of Louisville
Dr. Hoffman has over a decade of experience helping applicants and reapplicants polish their AACOMAS, AMCAS, and TMDSAS applications.
Maria Lofftus, JD
Education: BA, University of California, San Diego; JD, University of San Diego
Maria has extensive experience in graduate admissions and was also part of the AAMC’s National Committee on Diversity.
Raj Thakrar, MD
Education: BA, Johns Hopkins Univ.; MS, Georgetown Univ.; MD, Univ. of Vermont
Dr. Thakrar completed his first residency in general surgery and is currently completing a second residency in neurological surgery.
Your Kaplan consultant knows the admissions process from the inside. They’re in the perfect position to give you an advantage and your application an edge.
A strong MCAT score and GPA are just the beginning. To get into med school, you’ll need to craft an unforgettable personal statement and ace the interview. We’ll help you do it all.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Medical School Admissions Consulting right for me?
Most applicants are going to be qualified for some range of schools. However, most people are on "the bubble" somewhere, meaning the next level of schools is just beyond their reach. Applicants applying to competitive programs, international applicants, weaker writers, or those who have complicating factors, weaker MCAT scores or GPAs that need to be addressed can all benefit from the guidance of a seasoned admissions professional.
How does the service work?
One business day after you enroll in Medical School Admissions Consulting, you will receive a welcome email including a link to a survey. The survey inquires about your goals, target schools, and more to help us better understand your needs. We then use this information to match you with the right consultant. You will be paired with the consultant whose experience and expertise best matches your goals, target school, and level of competitiveness. Or, let us know who are your top three consultant choices and we'll be happy to match you with one of your preferred consultants.
The service is delivered remotely with your consultant advising you via phone and email. The remote delivery allows Kaplan to provide the most convenient scheduling and to match you with exactly the right consultant regardless of geography.
What are the credentials of the consultants?
Kaplan’s medical school admissions consultants are so effective because of their deep experience in the field. Most have served on admissions committees or as advisors—many at the top medical schools—and they bring really cogent insight into the admissions decision-making process. Most importantly, they understand that this process is about you presenting the best you possible. Our consultants know how essential it is to preserve and amplify your voice. They bring their expertise to bear to help you succeed.
Does my consultant do the work for me?
No. Kaplan consultants work with you to enhance your original work. They’ll help you brainstorm, polish your work, and help you position yourself for the greatest effect. But don’t forget, medical school is a very personal choice—it’s important that the schools understand who you are as a person. And Kaplan medical school admission consultants can help you do that.