Consultant Profile: Dr. Valerie Wherley

Why Work with Valerie?

  • Former assistant dean of student affairs and career development at the William Beaumont School of Medicine; 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, as well as with Year 4 students on both residency application review/critique and mock interview preparation
  • Former director of pre-health advisement at Sacred Heart University; advised approximately 300 undergraduate students annually on the following pre-health tracks: premed, pre-PA, pre-vet, predental, pre-pharmacy, pre-PT, pre-OT, pre-accelerated nursing, and pre-optometry
  • Former director of the Pre-Health Postbaccalaureate Certificate Program at Sacred Heart University; interviewed candidates, reviewed resumes/CVs, and made final admissions decisions
  • Trained in all aspects of AMCAS, AACOMAS, CASPA, VMCAS, AADSAS, PTCAS, OTCAS, NursingCAS, PharmCAS, and OptomCAS, and has 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 well as BS/MD applicants

Valerie’s Stats

  • BS in health, fitness, and recreation from the University of Maine
  • MS in kinesiology from the University of Maine
  • PhD (ABD) in kinesiology from the University of Connecticut
  • PhD in Higher education administration from the University of Connecticut

What Valerie Has to Say

“Whether you are a first-time applicant, a reapplicant, a career changer, an academic enhancer, or an underrepresented minority applicant, you have a story to tell, and I’d like to hear it. My working style is patient, thoughtful, strategic, and data driven. My goal is to work with every client to assist in helping them tell their story and put forth their most competitive application. Clients would describe me as calm, reassuring, knowledgeable, and thorough and have noted that I am particularly helpful with application timelines and organization, personal statement review and editing, mock interview preparation and feedback, and longitudinal support through the application cycle.”

What Else You Should Know about Valerie

  • Lives in Kennebunkport, Maine
  • Loves working out, hiking with her dog Walter, and anything at the ocean, such as boating, paddleboarding, sailing, and jet skiing

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