I hope this email finds you well. I am writing this email to express my deepest gratitude to you and Dr. Barry Rothman. Over the course of the last five months, I have been working closely with Dr. Rothman on my graduate nursing application for Nurse Practitioner school. Dr. Rothman provided a safe, non-judgmental space for me to vocalize my feelings and experiences. His feedback throughout this process was thoughtful, and often pushed me to be a better writer.
However, his support did not end there, he was an excellent resource during my interview process by providing mock interviews. With the guidance, I received from Dr. Rothman, I was allowed to create a clearly written personal statement full of passion, maturity, and growth. In fact, the head of the program sent an email stating how much she enjoyed reading my personal statement. Initially, I was very hesitant to apply to any program, I possessed a severe lack of confidence due to my not so stellar grades from my first undergraduate degree.
In fact, I was hesitant to apply to Duke University, after some encouragement from Dr. Rothman I applied and was accepted. I am truly grateful for all of your help, and you are nothing short of amazing. Thanks for believing in me at times more than I believed in myself.
Simply put, Dr. Barry Rothman played an integral role in my getting accepted to medical school. It was only upon working with Dr. Rothman that I realized how disorganized and poorly formatted my application was. Dr. Rothman taught me how to better articulate and organize my thoughts and worked with me to help me find the right words so I could truly express what was in my head and in my heart.
Finally, I cannot doubt Dr. Rothman’s expertise. His knowledge regarding the entire medical school application process is astounding. He truly is well versed in helping his clients and catering his advice to specific applicants. For our mock interview, we prepared not only ‘general’ questions but also questions specific to my application to best prepare me regardless of what medical school admissions would throw at me.
Ultimately, I’m incredibly happy with the decision I made to work with Accepted.com and Dr. Barry Rothman specifically.
Thank you for your help with everything. I truly appreciate it.
Barry is the person you want in your corner when you are tackling the arduous task of applying to dental school. When I was looking for an advisor, I knew I wanted someone with the experience and track record of helping applicants like me achieve their goals of getting into their top programs. I was fortunate to find Barry when I did because his knowledge of dental school applications allowed me to not only apply one year ahead of schedule, but also receive an acceptance from my number one choice. Over the course of one year, Barry guided me through every step of the process from choosing which post-baccalaureate classes to take, to looking over my personal statement, to preparing me for the interview. I cannot recommend Barry’s services enough.
Barry was the advisor for me from day one. I had worked for over four years after graduating college before deciding I was going to pursue dentistry as a new career. Not knowing anything about how to begin, I was concerned that I would not have the knowledge to become a standout applicant. When I first met with Barry over the phone, I was most surprised by his positivity, eagerness to know my story, and patience as I navigated unfamiliar territory. Upon our first conversation, Barry had the ability to find my strengths as well as come up with a realistic plan of action for me to achieve my goals. I remember ending that conversation feeling like I had a shot at getting into dental school. Barry’s belief in me provided me with the confidence to put in the work and allow my dream to become a reality.
After carefully looking over my GPA and class history, Barry pinpointed the classes he thought I would need to prove to dental school admissions that I was a strong applicant who could handle a heavy graduate-level course load. Every quarter, I would show him my projected schedule and together we would go over whether the class was worth taking. Through his expertise as an advisor and a university professor, Barry’s guidance in selecting my classes ensured no time was wasted, I was saving money by only taking the necessary classes, and the level of difficulty was appropriate for me.
What could have been the most stressful part of the process ended up becoming my most triumphant all due to Barry’s help. After completing most of my post-baccalaureate classes, I was simultaneously studying for the DAT as well as working on my personal statement. I felt like I was juggling two critical aspects of my application in a short period of time. Barry put me at ease when he became an extra set of eyes for my personal statement by proofreading and giving me tips on how to improve. Any time I felt stuck or unsure about my writing skills, Barry was available to provide me with that extra boost of encouragement to continue revising until my message of why I wanted to become a dentist was clear. I was able to finish my written applications in a timely manner and take my DAT with assurance, knowing that I had given it my all and Barry was behind me to cheer me on.
Several months later, interviews started to roll in. The last step of my journey with Barry included mock interviews where we went over potential questions that could be asked. Although I felt confident with my interview skills, I was appreciative of the different strategies Barry shared with me to make the interview that much easier.
If you are considering an advisor for your dental school needs, look no further—Barry is the person you want.
I wanted to write and let you know how my medical school application cycle has gone since working with you last year. Out of 20 schools, I've received 7 interview invitations. I attended 6 of them. I have now received 4 acceptances, 1 waitlist, and am waiting to hear a deferred decision. My acceptances include the University of Colorado Denver, Washington State, University of Central Florida, and my number one choice, the University of Washington.
Thank you again for your help with my application. I am thrilled with my success and really looking forward to medical school!
- Accepted to Univ of Colorado, Washington State, Univ of Central Florida, Univ of Washington
Thank you so much for the warm congrats! [Accepted to MPH programs at the University of Michigan and UNC.] I could not have accomplished this without Dr. Barry and Accepted. I really enjoy working with you all. I will keep you updated on my progress.
Updated progress: While the outside world might be bringing us a mixture of positive and negative news, I do want to share with you something that is purely wonderful, and that is I got into the MPH program at Harvard!
Although we did not work on a personal statement together for Harvard, I don’t think I could have gotten in without your very encouraging video calls and emails at the beginning of the application season. By talking to you, I started to see that those positive qualities of mine are much more solid than what I have previously realized. For this, I feel very grateful and fortunate to have known you and been your student.
This time around, I chose not to waste any time on decision making. I think one of the major messages I learned from you, as well as from my own experience, is to follow my gut. I took your advice and reached out to several professors and students at various schools, and this helped me secure a good gut feeling. I could have spent more time weighing between MS and MPH, but the fit that I could sense between my career goals and Harvard’s program waived all hesitations.
- Accepted to MPH programs at the University of Michigan and UNC. Later to Harvard.
I began working with Dr. Rothman through Accepted after two unsuccessful attempts at applying to M.D. schools. I had little hope or confidence, but after working with Dr. Rothman I saw a dramatic change in how medical schools were viewing my application; I even landed an interview at a school I thought was huge stretch! Most importantly, Dr. Rothman became more than just a personal statement advisor in a formal manner, but rather, became a mentor for my whole application as well as in handling the stress of interviews and bad news. He really enjoys getting to know students and took the time to go over much of my life story to find inspiration for personal statements and essays. Using his feedback in crafting my essays and my interview responses, Dr. Rothman became an essential part of maturing my application and myself this cycle. I would highly recommend Dr. Rothman as an application advisor from Accepted. - Chris