Consultant Profile: Dr. Valerie Wherley

It is my goal to listen to every client, hear your story, and assist you in submitting your most competitive application.

My work with pre-med and pre-health students includes:

  • Former Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Career Development, William Beaumont School of Medicine
  • Former Director of Pre-Health Advisement, Sacred Heart University
  • Former Director of the Pre-Health Postbac Certificate Program, Sacred Heart University

As Director of Pre-Health Advisement, I annually advised approximately 300 undergraduate students on any of the following pre-health tracks: pre-med, pre-PA, pre-vet, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, pre-PT, pre-OT, pre-accelerated nursing, and pre-optometry. I am trained in all aspects of: AMCAS, AACOMAS, CASPA, VMCAS, AADSAS, PTCAS, OTCAS, NursingCAS, PharmCAS, and OptomCAS. I have also advised successful applicants pursuing master’s degrees in Exercise Science, Biomedical Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Athletic Training, Public Health, and Applied Nutrition.

As Director of the Pre-Health Postbac Certificate Program, my work involved interviewing candidates, resume/CV review, and final admissions decisions. During this time, I developed expertise in working with:

  • First-time applicants
  • Re-applicants
  • Career changers (Postbac)
  • Academic enhancers (Postbac)
  • URM applicants (Underrepresented Minority)
  • Applicants with learning accommodations

At the William Beaumont School of Medicine, I was a member of the “Dean’s Team”, where I worked directly with the Dean of the School of Medicine, the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, the Associate Dean of Clinical Curriculum, and the Assistant Dean of Admissions. I worked with Year 4 students, in both residency application review/critique and mock-interview preparation.

Having over 20 years of experience in both higher education and medical education, I offer a cultivated skill set in supporting clients who are interested in a holistic portfolio review, navigating the application process, personal statement editing, interview preparation, school selection, and selecting/securing letters of recommendation.

In my non-work time, I like to focus on wellness. To that end, I am a certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C), a certified Personal Trainer (CPT), and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). I believe in a healthy work/life balance and enjoy being active with my family and my labradoodle, Walter.

Here is a brief (non-comprehensive) list of graduate schools in which former students have secured seats in respective programs:

MD

  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Penn State College of Medicine
  • Renaissance School of Medicine – Stony Brook University
  • Quinnipiac University School of Medicine
  • Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
  • University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

MD/PhD

  • University of Rochester
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

DO

  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Kansas City School of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

PA

  • Sacred Heart University
  • Yale University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Albany Medical College
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • NOVA Southeastern

 

Veterinary Medicine

  • Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dental School

  • University of New England
  • Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
  • Midwestern University – Arizona College of Dental Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Boston University School of Dental Medicine

 

Pharmacy School

  • Ohio State University
  • Northeastern School of Pharmacy
  • University of Kentucky
  • Western New England College of Pharmacy

 

Optometry

  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • New England College of Optometry
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

PT

  • Sacred Heart University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Touro College
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professions