Hi Dr Schweikert,
My waitlist at Georgetown finally became an acceptance... Thank you Dr. Schweikert for all the help over the last year, as well as three years ago when I applied for MPH programs. Applying as an international student for U.S. med schools was definitely more difficult than I thought when I first came to the U.S. for undergrad. But I am glad this has worked out well:)
Dr. Barry Rothman was instrumental to my success in my Post-Baccalaureate application during the last cycle. I had set relatively high goals for myself from the get-go, and Barry was there to help guide me every step of the way. Initially, there were multiple getting-to-know-me zoom chats, which all concluded with a clear action plan where I would feel confident in the guidance I was receiving. In brainstorming ideas for my personal statement, I uncovered more experiences that I had initially brushed off as superfluous and it was truly special to see the years of activities, education, and professional stints come together to make an
effective statement. I am certain that Barry’s patience, expertise, and unique approach helped me land an interview at my top school, and one of the top programs in the country! Barry also was there to guide me for the interview process, and provide constructive criticism that was key to landing an acceptance offer!
Thank you, Barry, for helping me navigate the arduous application every step of the way. The end result was spectacular and I couldn’t recommend Barry enough for medical-related admissions consulting.
I never thought I'd get accepted to all three of my top choices. [My consultant] did an amazing job at meeting the deadlines and, more importantly, truly dedicating her time adding valuable comments to improve my essays and make me stand out among the applicants. Also, the multiple mock interviews helped perfect my answers and made them sound more natural. Working with her was truly a pleasure.
Although my situation is kind of difficult, in a good way, I decided that [Harvard] would be my top choice.
I can finally say it: I GOT ACCEPTED!
I got into medical school! I will be attending the XXXX MD PhD program!!!...
This could not have been possible without you. Your feedback and insights were worth more than all the diamonds and precious metals found on earth. You helped me to really think about myself; why medicine? Why science? And, who am I? These are questions I would never have asked myself sincerely, and you helped me become not only a better writer, but a better person.
There aren't enough words to express my gratitude towards you and your services. And, I am going to keep our email conversations for the foreseeable future as they will be invaluable lessons in how to write later on.
I'd love to stay in touch!! You are such an amazing role model of how to help those inside and outside the medical setting, and I couldn't picture myself working with anyone else but you from day 1.
It’s been a long journey Barry, but I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done. I’m happy to announce that I received my first MD acceptance to Central Michigan!!!! We’ll still wait and see if anything happens with XYZ Med School. Thank you again for all your hard work. I wouldn’t have been able to picture myself in this moment without your help.
I worked with Jennifer on a ding-report analysis for my 2020 admissions cycle, which really proved valuable as I worked on my applications and interview prep for the 2021 cycle. With her sharp and deep insights on what went wrong in the last admissions round, I was able to course-correct and used a different positioning strategy highlighting personal stories (softer aspects of my profile), which helped me clinch an M7 school with a $40K merit scholarship.
For the money that she charged for the ding-analysis, she far exceeded in the value she gave in return. Jennifer is someone who understands admissions consulting at a deeper level - able to sniff out the finer aspects of what could be improved further and built upon. She was instrumental to my success in the following year once I understood from her what went wrong in the preceding year. I really thank her for getting me (an over-represented Indian male) secure an admit to one of the most competitive schools in the world. Thanks, Jennifer.
Barry's support and guidance in my MPH application process has been invaluable for several reasons. As a corporate professional for many years, I have been away from the academics context for a long time, and Barry helped me understand what the admissions committee might be looking for, and how my materials such as Resume should look like. Given I had done my previous degrees outside the United States, it was also extremely useful to get Barry's thoughts and advice on how academic institutions and their review process might be. Barry's advice around all this gave me tremendous confidence that I was not shooting the dark without context.
I also appreciate Barry's style of reviewing my preparation. He was subtle at dropping hints to improve my essays and actually making grammatical changes to the sentences without actually changing the entire story or intention I wanted to convey. He also offered advice around extracurriculars and additional experiences that might increase my chances of acceptance at the schools.
Overall, Barry's support and review gave me the confidence that I was putting my best application forward. In the end, that also secured me acceptances from the majority of the top schools I was targeting, including the Ivy-leagues.
I wanted to let you know that I got accepted into Upenn's Master's of Education program.
Thank you very much for all your support and understanding during the process. You exude professionalism and empathy. I'm grateful that I have worked with you and the accepted team. Thank you again.
We really feel blessed to have met you. I mean it.
Thank you so much for the detailed review and frank feedback. It's been very helpful and gives us a clear path forward.