Medical School Essay Review

Admissions Consulting Services at a Glance

Comprehensive Packages

  • Dedicated Pack - Includes Application Strategy, Essay Review, Resume Review & Mock Interview
  • Elite Pack - Prompt, 7-day access to educational consultant, Application Strategy, Essay Review, Resume Review, Unlimited Mock Interview

A la Carte Services

  • Essay Review - Options include Single Essay (up to 800 words), Mini Pack (Single Essay + Resume Review) and Essay Review for all essays from one or more schools
  • Application Strategy - 2 hour minimum consultation with our education experts to map out application process
  • Mock Interview - 2 hour minimum preparation with our education expert to prepare for upcoming interview with admissions office
  • Case Interview - 2 hour minimum preparation with our expert to prepare for upcoming consulting case or job interview
  • Rejection Analysis - 2 hour minimum consultation with our education expert to evaluate weaknesses in rejected applications and plan next steps
  • Waitlist Strategy - 2 hour minimum consultation with our education expert to evaluate weaknesses in a waitlisted application, and make recommendations for interim period
  • Scholarship Application Review - Our consultants will identify specific scholarships to apply for, work with you to identify strengths that correlate with the stated objectives of the scholarship and review the applications to ensure your chance of receiving the scholarship is as high as possible
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Recent Med School Admissions Student Success

I worked with Craig on my medical school admission essay. He provided his expertise on editing and structural arrangement of ideas and helped me product finished final products. I received admissions from both my dream schools which are top tier schools. Today, as I decide to join my dream school, I cannot thank Craig enough for his services. He is very experienced and uses his experience to guide user on the right track as far as the flow of the essay is concerned. Well, this is besides the excellent editing skills he has. Thanks Craig!

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Medical School Admissions - Why Us?

Our Medical School Admissions Consulting Products & Services


Manhattan Elite Prep’s Admissions Consulting staff is made up exclusively of former admissions committee members and graduates from the top Ivy League schools. They have years of experience in reviewing resumes, interviewing prospective students and new hires, coaching on school and career choices, and advising on how to best present yourself to different schools. We offer the following services to applicants of medical school, college, graduate schools, law schools and private high schools:

  • Elite Packages
  • Dedicated Packages
  • Essay Review
  • Application Strategy Consultation
  • Resume Review
  • Mock Interview
  • Case Interview 
  • Waitlist Strategy
  • Rejection Analysis
  • Scholarship Review
  • Free Seminar - How to Get into a Top Medical School
  • Free Medical School Candidacy Evaluation (via email or phone only)

Once you have decided to pursue a medical degree, you have essentially completed the first step in the admissions process, and your motivation is a great precursor to success. But which schools? What are the next steps? How do you present yourself in such a way to truly demonstrate your strong drive and fit in your ideal school?

The admissions process overwhelms many applicants, especially busy, young professionals with limited time in their schedules. Our individually-tailored guidance helps you successfully traverse the pitfalls of the application process. From your application essays to determining which school to attend, our admissions packages give you the expert advice and knowledge necessary to make the most educated decisions possible.

Choosing to return to school is a big investment, but know that the value of a medical degree from a top school is indisputable. Our services help you effectively present your strengths and hide your weaknesses. Through our one-on-one consultations with you, we create a road map to success together. Our consultants commit themselves to helping candidates put forth their best application. Our consultants will build strong relationships with you, the candidate, and will understand your nuances and gifts. They will help you present yourself effectively against stringent and selective admissions standards and criteria.


We specialize in assisting Medical School applicants with


Special Circumstances

  • Recent Immigrant
  • Recent College Graduate
  • Older Applicant
  • Married with Children
  • Family Business
  • Joint Degree Candidate
  • Re-Applicant / Waitlist
  • Lower Ranked Undergraduate
  • Low MCAT or GPA
  • Multiple Course Failings
  • Learning Disability
  • Difficulty Getting Recommendations
  • Unemployed
  • Many Job Changes
  • Business Failures

Professional Background

  • College Athlete
  • Entrepreneur
  • Medical Services
  • Engineer / Scientist
  • Military Background
  • Nonprofit / Government
  • Unusual Career Path

Ethnic/Cultural Background

  • European
  • Latin American
  • East Asian
  • South Asian
  • African
  • Oceanian

Medical School Essay Review Overview

Essays are important. It is in your essays that you are able to explain yourself. All the time you spent thinking about why you want to attend Med School and why you feel ready to do this now will pay off in the essays.

Manhattan Elite Prep's admissions consulting team can offer you expert advice on essays and the med school application process.

We recommend the following method of tackling your essay:

    1.    Match yourself to the school.
    2.    Determine what the question is asking.
    3.    Consider how to answer the question: Brainstorm.
    4.    Organize. Select the aspects of yourself to emphasize and back them up with examples / stories / anecdotes from your experience. Put this information into an outline format that you find comfortable.
    5.    Write the essay, paying attention to format.
    6.    Make revisions.
    7.    Have someone read it over.

The guidelines around which we suggest engaging in the essay writing process are the following:

  • Convince your reader
  • Distinguish yourself
  • Demonstrate sincerity

Write in a fashion that keeps the reader's attention
To do this we suggest the following:
(1) Select different and unique, but honest experiences. You may want to expand upon an experience to make it seem more unique. Try to select those experiences that make you a unique candidate.
(2) Convey your experience honestly. The admissions committee will notice the difference between extreme embellishment and sincerity and depth.
(3) It is in your writing that you have the opportunity to demonstrate your personality. One important way of doing this is through your style. Within your essays you want to continue to keep the reader's attention. Try to use the 1st person singular, use "I" and avoid "we". Avoid using the passive voice as well as 'to be' verbs.

Comparison of Medical School Essay Review & Resume Review Packs

Single Essay Mini-Pack Basic Pack Advanced Pack
Service 1 Essay, 800 Words or Less Resume & Essay (800 Words or Less) or 2 Essays of 250 Words Each) All Essays & Resume for 1 School All Essays & Resume for 2 Schools
Price $150 $200 $450 $800
Grammar & Style Review
Advice on Theme & Content
Exchanges Per Essay 3 3 3 3
Turnaround Time* 5-7 Days 5-7 Days 5-7 Days 5-7 Days
Cost for Additional School - - $350 $350
Cost for additional 800 words in same essay $50 $50 - -

* 3 day rush + $75; Weekend Rush +$100

Medical School Application - Essay Themes, Topics & Questions


What is Special About You?

  • Introduce yourself
  • Describe yourself
  • Most significant accomplishment/s
  • What are you most passionate about?
  • What matters most to you?
  • What do others admire about you?
  • What figure do you most admire?
  • A surprising fact about you
  • Personal development

Career - General 

  • Career experience
  • Presentation
  • Current position
  • Short-term career goals
  • Career vision
  • Alternatives to you career goals
  • Additional information you would like admissions officers to know about

Career - Leadership & Teamwork 

  • Innovation & creativity
  • Inspirational leader
  • Leadership and ethics
  • Leadership and team skills
  • Leadership experience
  • Left an impact
  • Convincing others
  • Motivating others
  • A part of a team
  • A time when you developed a team

Life Experiences - General 

  • Event/s that influenced you
  • Life experience that has shaped you
  • A person/event/experience that has shaped your life
  • Culture shock
  • Club/community event
  • Academic experience
  • Practical experience vs. theory
  • Internal experience

Life Experiences - Challenges 

  • A mistake you've made
  • Describe a failure
  • A risk you have taken
  • Challenging experience/s (most difficult time in your life)
  • A time when you were frustrated or disappointed
  • A part of a team (failure)
  • Made a decision with partial information
  • Professional challenge
  • Experiences during which you went beyond the established

Medical School Application Specific 

  • Why Medical School?
  • Visit to campus
  • What steps have you taken to learn about our school and program?
  • Fit with school/program/class
  • What can you contribute to the class?
  • How have you strengthened your application?

Hypothetical Questions

  • I wish I was asked...
  • If you could change one thing you've done what would it be?
  • Imagine a life entirely different than yours, what would it be?
  • What would you ask the president?
  • Compose your campaign speech

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