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I want to work with Barry!
Dr. Barry Rothman View Dr. Barry Rothman's Bio
I'm very fortunate to find Dr. Rothman (or Barry) to work with. It was my second year applying for PhD programs. I was very anxious not only because of the unpredictable nature of graduate program admissions, but primarily because I got rejected by all programs that I applied to during the last year. So I decided to find someone very experienced to guide me through. This year, I get offers from 7 fully-funded PhD programs, including Univ of Michigan, Univ of Southern California, NYU, Teachers College Columbia Univ., UC Davis and etc., and a Master's program from Harvard University. I'm extremely happy about my results, which gives me a lot of confidence back. The reason I got improved is that Dr. Rothman has given me very honest opinion and suggestions for each step along the way, which improved my entirely portfolio a lot. He is super responsive whenever I need advice even during weekends/holidays. He helped me edit my personal statement and resume so many times, we together revised them version after version, the final product is a very well-written essay. He also kindly gave me tips about preparing for interviews (I was very nervous and shy). I would strongly recommend Dr. Rothman for anyone looking for graduate school or even college application consulting. He is super warm, caring, relatable and understanding personally, and also professional to work with.
Dr. Barry Rothman View Dr. Barry Rothman's Bio

Hey Dr. Rothman,

I hope things are going well. I just wanted to let you know that I received my phone call last week and have officially accepted a position in UK’s college of medicine for the class of 2022! I can’t thank you enough for all your help preparing for the interview.

Dr. Barry Rothman View Dr. Barry Rothman's Bio

I decided to apply to graduate school from a fairly non-traditional background. I had limited research experience, and had pursued seemingly disparate professional endeavors after college. I was nervous about constructing a narrative for my graduate school applications. Dr. Rothman,  through phone calls and Skype interviews, got to know me as a person. He guided my writing process in a way that allowed me to write an effective personal statement that still felt like my own story. He helped me translate my experiences into a linear and coherent story. Barry is approachable, detailed, and quick to respond. He instilled in me the confidence I needed to successfully apply to graduate school. I am going to one of my top two programs and I couldn’t be more excited!

- Accepted to Columbia University PhD program

Dr. Barry Rothman View Dr. Barry Rothman's Bio
Dear Linda,
Thank you for emailing me to congratulate me [on acceptance to doctoral program at Harvard University]! I couldn't have done it without the guidance of Prof. Rothman and the quick support from Accepted.com.
Best Regards,
Ahmad
Dr. Barry Rothman View Dr. Barry Rothman's Bio

I started applying to molecular biology and biochemistry doctoral programs essentially by myself. Though I was in communication with my undergraduate institution’s career services center, it had been multiple years since I graduated and I lived on the opposite side of the country. I lacked an academic community or a mentor who could provide me real-time feedback on my personal statements and statements of purpose. My initial drafts for these documents were decent, but I knew they could be better. I contacted Accepted.com hoping to find someone who could help me improve my application materials.

I feel very lucky to have been paired with Dr. Rothman. In addition to providing excellent feedback on my drafts and the general application process, Dr. Rothman worked around my highly restrictive schedule to regularly meet with me over the phone. He was a great personality fit for my needs – empathetic but never coddling; blunt and straightforward but never unduly harsh. He was a consistently supportive and helpful presence during a very stressful period of my life. With his input, I was able to dramatically strengthen my graduate application materials and submit them proudly. Dr. Rothman then helped me work on my interviewing skills after I had been invited to interview at two of my top choice schools.

With Dr. Rothman’s help, I moved confidently through every step of the admissions process. I now feel much more optimistic about my graduate school options. I would recommend his services to anyone pursuing a graduate-level science education.

Dr. Barry Rothman View Dr. Barry Rothman's Bio

I was an unsuccessful pre-dental student for a long time. Last year, I found Dr. Barry Rothman on Accepted.com. I chose to work with him because the reviews of Dr. Rothman were appealing to me - high acceptance rate after working with him, and his personality.

Dr. Rothman communicated with me very well via email, phone and Skype throughout the whole application process. I don't know when he sleeps, but I was able to reach him whenever I needed his help or advice. Before we got started, Dr. Rothman asked me series of questions and tried to get to know me as a person, which would help Dr. Rothman help me edit my essays and come up with personalized answers for expected interview questions. Through this preparation process, he even found strengths of mine that I wasn't aware of. Seeing myself the way a reader or interviewer would see me (third person point of view) really helped!

Dr. Rothman helped me improve my personal statement, disadvantage statement, and several supplemental essays. His edits were wonderful, and they didn't sound generic. It was because he knew me so well before he edited my essay, so he could edit them in my point of view.

Dr. Rothman's mock interview sessions were also really helpful. He told me what I should say and what not to say. He corrected my bad habits. Every answer for each question was personalized. He asked me to do an extra no-cost mock interview after one session to make sure my interview skills were strong. I could see his sincerity. He brought out the best of me, and I made it through this overwhelming process with a dental school admission. Dr. Rothman is very professional, and I would definitely recommend Dr. Rothman to anyone who is motivated and seeking help on dental school applications and interviews.

- David