Words cannot describe the impact that Alicia made on my medical school applications. Being a non-traditional student, I didn’t have access to a traditional pre med advisor and for much of my application process, I relied on things that I read on the internet as well as anecdotal advice from others. When I began working with Alicia, she essentially became my pre med advisor. From my personal statement, to secondary applications, and eventually interviews - I was able to conquer each hurdle of the medical school application process with new gained insights and confidence as I worked with Alicia.
Unlike others from whom I had sought help from, Alicia was able to connect with me and understand my unique perspective being an older, non-traditional applicant. She helped me find my voice - which was now one that demonstrated confidence and readiness for the rigors of a medical school education. She helped me focus my responses on my secondary application prompts and made sure I highlighted my most unique qualities and strengths. This continued during our Skype sessions once I had been offered interviews. The techniques that Alicia taught me during our mock interview sessions were incredible, and I will continue to use these throughout my life.
I have no doubt that if it weren’t for the expert advice I received from Alicia, I would not have been successful in my journey to medical school. All in all, I was accepted to 5 medical schools including my top choice and am forever grateful of the truly incredible guidance and help that I received from Alicia.
Hi Dr. Schweikert,
I got the call from UCI School of Medicine!!! A position opened up and I was on the waitlist, and was asked if I was still interested. I wanted to update you because you’ve been such an integral part of both helping me write my letter of intent to UCI and my second application cycle. Thank you so much for all your help and for making me feel more confident in my submissions!
I’m really excited to be a medical student in the fall!
I hope we can keep in touch :)
I have some great news: I have been admitted off the waitlists at Weill Cornell and Northwestern. They are both fantastic schools, and I am very much looking forward to starting the next phase of my journey. Again, thank you very much for your help during this arduous process. Without your help, my application would not have been nearly as polished, and I probably would have made far more mistakes. I will probably be back in contact with you in a few more years, when I am preparing for residency...As I have learned over the years, good advice, early on, can make a huge difference.