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Expert Medical School Admission Consulting and Post-Bac Program Admission Consulting

Vishwanath Anekonda

"Liza Thompson was a tremendous resource and valuable mentor while I was navigating the medical school application process. From our very first Skype interview, she identified potential weaknesses in my application and outlined concrete steps that I could take to become a more competitive candidate. While preparing my personal statement, Liza provided me with incisive and highly personal feedback that emphasized my unique experiences. With her relentless support, I was able to push myself through the intense secondary application process. I am humbled to have had the opportunity to work with Liza, and I am excited to continue my journey on becoming a physician."

Vishwanath Anekonda
University of Washington School of Medicine

Zoe Renner

"I cannot recommend Liza highly enough. She completely transformed the daunting medical school application process into a manageable and interesting process.

Liza will be your strongest ally and guide. She has unparalleled knowledge about the medical schools, the entire application process and any small detail you can think of.  Ask her anything, and she will get right back to you.

Liza continuously helped to build my credentials and confidence – as a general applicant, writer, and interviewer. She knew when and how to give me constructive feedback in an honest and supportive manner. By the time I pressed submit and then later walked in to my first interview and beyond, I felt prepared and ready.

Most importantly, I felt that Liza truly cared and was invested in my personal goals.   I am now at a school that I love, and I know that I could not have gotten here without her."

Zoe Renner
University of California San Diego School of Medicine

"As I was applying to medical school after being out of college for a few years, I knew that I needed a strong support system behind me from someone who knew the ins and outs of the medical application system. Liza was the perfect person to support me on my journey through the application process. Liza was imperative in helping me, through giving me advice on bettering my essays to interview practice and tips for interview day. Her help made the application process much less painless and helped me find the school that was the perfect fit for me. I am so excited for the next what is in store for the next 4 years for me on my journey to becoming a doctor."

Ashley Urrutia
Emory School of Medicine

"Honestly, I can't say enough good things about Liza. I hardly dared to dream that I would have as much success as I have had this past year, and it was almost single-handedly thanks to Liza's incredible guidance and peerless insight into the admissions process. What especially impressed me was her boundless commitment and dedication to her mentees. Liza will be your greatest champion and strongest advocate. Through near-daily communication and precise revisions and feedback, she provides a very straightforward and genuine assessment of your strengths and weaknesses then tailors her expert counsel to your unique goals and background. Liza demystifies the stressful and intimidating application process as a steadfast source of encouragement and support for her mentees through their every success and stumble. I would recommend her expertise to anyone in a heartbeat."

Rebecca Gao
Stanford University School of Medicine

"Working with Liza Thompson was one of the best decisions I made as I decided to switch careers into medicine. Liza worked efficiently to understand my background and motivations for pursuing medicine to a degree so unparalleled that I felt extremely confident. She is the most incredibly insightful and supportive counselor that I have ever worked with. I would recommend her services to anyone."

Mark Erfe
Yale School of Medicine

"Coming from a large public institution, I faced the challenge of applying to medical school without having had any personalized guidance or counseling. Liza went above and beyond in this regard, taking the time and effort to get to know me, both as a student and as a person. She used her years of experience and unique insight to give me specific feedback during every part of the application process. Whether it was editing my personal statement and drafts (and more drafts!) of secondaries, or honing my list of schools, or Skyping with me for mock interviews, I felt very prepared for each stage. I am thrilled to have the application process behind me, but am also grateful for everything Liza taught me along the way."

Leigh Goodrich
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

Kimberly Lane Moulton

"Students who knew her told me that Liza is THE person you want on your side when applying to medical school, and after working with her throughout the application process I can now attest that is absolutely true. Liza's intimate knowledge of every aspect of the admissions process and her connections throughout the medical admissions world make her an invaluable resource, providing insight into the nuance of the admissions process that only someone with years of experience could. As she worked to get to know me, Liza not only answered my specific and unique admissions questions, but she also candidly pointed out my strengths and weaknesses, tailoring her advice to my experience and personality. Liza's insight and guidance helped me at every point during the process: from choosing a school to polishing my application to prepping for interview day. After getting into my dream school, I can only reiterate: Liza is THE person you want advising you through the med school admissions process."

Kimberly Lane Moulton
Boston University School of Medicine

Ariel Rheinish

"With Liza's extensive experience, insight, and guidance, I was able to ensure that I was putting my best face forward throughout the entire medical school application process, from my pre-medical classes to interview day. I am now in my second year of medical school at an institution that continues to match my interests on an academic and intellectual level, and I have Liza to thank for helping me get this far."

Ariel Reinish

University of Rochester School of Medicine

Alexandra Douglas

"Liza is a force of nature and she was a life-saver in the medical school application process. From day one, she helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses as an applicant, and showed me what steps I could take to strengthen my weaker areas. She will be your advocate and greatest advantage while applying to medical school. From over twenty years of experience advising premedical students, she has developed knowledge of what each U.S. medical school is looking for and what school you, as a student and person, will best be suited for. She will help you develop a list of schools to apply to, edit your personal statements until they are the best possible, prepare you for every type of interview scenario, and put you at ease in a process that can otherwise seem overwhelming. Together, we developed my individual timetable for applying to medical school, including when to take the MCAT, solicit letters of recommendations, and complete my personal statement. She read countless drafts of my personal statement and secondary applications. Thanks to Liza, when I applied to Mount Sinai, I knew I was applying to a school that was the right fit."

Alexandra Douglas

Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Josh Watson

"Liza's dedication to her advisees and her unparalleled knowledge of the medical school application process make her a top-notch adviser. She advised me throughout the curriculum, and she helped me define my career goals and tailor my application to specific schools. Post-acceptances, she helped to objectively determine which medical schools might be a good fit for my learning style and career interests. Liza was integral throughout the entire medical school application process."

Josh Watson

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

 

Jon Thorndike

"Pre-med courses are challenging, and navigating the medical school application process can be just as daunting: selecting schools, picking out extra-curricular activities, and taking the MCAT. Liza helped make sure I made myself competitive in a sea of qualified medical school applicants and I don't think I would be where I am today without her help."

Jon Thorndike

Alpert Medical School at Brown University

 

Meghna Shah

"The medical school admissions process is intimidating, particularly for non-traditional students. Liza provided expert advice on my chances of getting into medical school and what made me a competitive, compelling applicant. With her advice, I ended up applying to many more top-tier institutions than I would have otherwise. I had never had one-on-one advising in high school or college, and I am so grateful for Liza's extensive knowledge on every aspect of applying, from premedical courses to clinical experience, to shaping the application packet, interviewing and making a decision. Liza helped me see my potential for excellence in medicine."

Meghna Shah
University of Michigan Medical School

Mary Shickich

"Liza Thompson was absolutely essential in my success as a medical school applicant. She maintains an individualized, attentive, and expert approach to advising. With her guidance, I was able to embrace my strengths and cultivate the skills and stamina necessary to push myself academically and as an applicant. I am now attending the medical school of my dreams, and Liza played an absolutely instrumental role in my path here."

Mary Shickich
University of Washington School of Medicine

 

 

Jon Martin

"Ms. Thompson played a vital role in my application and admission to medical school. She provided excellent feedback and guidance on how best to prepare for premedical coursework and the MCAT. More importantly, however, she gave highly personalized and tailored recommendations of schools to which I could apply to maximize my chances for admission, and detailed feedback on my application, which allowed me to achieve my goal: attending not just a school that chose me, but rather the school of my choice."

Jon Martin
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Chris Henderson

"Liza Thompson navigates a medical applicant, effortlessly, through a very sensitive process. I began my transition from a career totally unrelated to medicine and, thanks to her stewardship, am now pursuing medicine in a wonderful setting." 

Chris Henderson
Harvard Medical School

 

Erin Hayward

"Liza's insight, experience, and attention to detail was crucial to my success throughout the medical school application process. I was particularly grateful for the extensive interview preparation - when my interview days arrived I felt calm and confident, knowing that I was ready for any question or circumstance I might encounter." 

Erin Hayward
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

 

Ariana Metchik

"From the moment that I met Liza I knew that she was exactly who I wanted to guide me through my premedical experience. Her professionalism, knowledge, honesty and desire for her students to succeed were palpable from day one, and instrumental to my success. She devoted countless hours to each of her advisees: counseling, reviewing primary and secondary applications, and conducting mock-interviews. She advocated on my behalf when necessary, and supported me through both my successes and missteps. She was, and is, an amazing adviser and mentor. I cannot imagine having gone through the medical school application process without her."

Ariana Metchik
Harvard Medical School

Anthony Serritella

"Liza Thompson is the hands down best premedical adviser in the entire United States. At every step of the long and complex process of applying to medical school, Liza helps you come up with a perfect plan that is completely tailored to your individual situation and needs. Whenever any unexpected questions or issues popped up on my route to medical school, Liza was able to answer the questions with the best answer. I could not be happier with my experience!"

Anthony Serritella
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

 

Caroline Nelson

"I found Liza to be an invaluable asset to the medical school admissions process. What first impressed me about Liza was her thorough knowledge and responsiveness to my every question. With her guidance, I was accepted to many well-regarded programs, including Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Pennsylvania. Liza's personalized advice was instrumental in my selection of the University of Pennsylvania, which has been the perfect fit for me." 

Caroline Nelson
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania