Expert Non-MD/DO Healthcare Admissions Consultants

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Meet the Healthcare Admissions Pros

Our consultants have been advising college and graduate school applicants since 1994. Based in Southern California, with consultants in North America, Europe, and Asia, our team of experts can assist you, like they have helped thousands of others, no matter where you are or where you want to go.

When you choose Accepted, you will be assigned your own consultant dedicated to helping you, as well as the support of a team made up of uncommonly talented professionals, including former admissions directors, published authors, and PhDs. It's the best of dedicated one-on-one mentoring combined with the breadth and depth of a larger company.

Our Healthcare Consultants

Not only do our consultants have the experience and expertise needed to make you stand out, they have the passion necessary to help you get accepted. It's not just what we do – it's who we are.

Get to know our consultants and you'll see why Accepted can help you get accepted!

Dr. Mary Mahoney

Mary earned her PhD from the University of Houston and her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is director of medical humanities at a liberal arts college in New York and has been a tenured English professor, specializing in the personal essay, for more than 20 years. She also teaches narrative medicine, empathy, health equity, disparity, bias, and social justice. She specializes in helping medical school, psychology, and humanities grad school applicants, with whom she has a high success rate.

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Dr. Valerie Wherley

As the former assistant dean of student affairs at the William Beaumont School of Medicine and former director of pre-health advisement and the Postbaccaulaureate Certificate Program at Sacred Heart University, Valerie brings more than 20 years of success working with pre-health candidates in medicine, dental, vet, PA, PT, OT, exercise science, and nursing. Her clients appreciate her expertise in the holistic admissions process and her patient, thoughtful, strategic, and data driven working style.

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Cydney Foote

Having served on admissions committees at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine and the curriculum development team at the UW School of Dentistry, Cydney uses her more than two decades of real-world admissions expertise to pinpoint what is unique about her clients’ stories and help them present their authentic voice. She has advised hundreds of successful applicants to MD, DO, and other healthcare programs in the United States and Canada and authored three e-books on medical education.

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Dr. Barry S. Rothman, Ph.D

Barry’s clients have successfully applied to MD, MD/PhD, dental, vet, pharm, PA, PT, nursing, optometry, podiatry, PhD, and MPH programs. He is an emeritus professor of biology, former health professions advisor, and former director of three post-bac programs at San Francisco State Univ. whose post-bacs had an 80% success rate. His Accepted clients have an even higher rate. He has his PhD in biochemistry from CalTech and conducted biomedical research at CalTech, UTMB Galveston, UC San Francisco, and SFSU.

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Madison Searle

As a former director for three undergraduate honors programs at the College of Natural Sciences at UT Austin, Madison read more than 5,000 applications while also advising students applying to graduate and professional programs. He has taught writing seminars to pre-med students and is a freelance writer himself. His goal is to help applicants communicate clearly, concisely, and in their authentic voice. He has helped hundreds of pre-health professional students prepare for and apply to medical, dental, veterinary, and pharmacy schools.

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A Note from Our Founder

"What do I love about admissions consulting?

I've always been fascinated by people's life stories. Ever since I was a young child, I have loved reading biographies. And everyone – not just the famous – has a story. Discovering that story, and helping applicants articulate it, is a fascinating process.

Additionally, the editing process is a game to me. I was a writing tutor as an undergrad at UCLA and received excellent training there. I found then, and still find today, that figuring out the best way to express a phrase or tell a story is like solving a puzzle. Almost as good as Sudoku. Finally, I love hearing, ‘Thank you. I’m in!"

See Linda's full profile here.

Client Feedback

Thank you again for your help with my essays.  Several of my interviewers commented on how polished they were and I think they really helped to off-set my lower score in the MCAT verbal.  I have been recommending you to others! 

SUNY Downstate, SUNY Upstate, Stonybrook, George Washington University and NYU

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