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From High School to Medical School

We at PremedHQ live and breathe medicine. We coach talented high school students who are passionate in medicine and gain them admission into elite universities – both BS/MD and traditional four year programs. We are proud to say PremedHQ students have collectively gotten into every single top 25 university and every top BS/MD program. We help our students gain meaningful clinical and research experience, maximize their academic potential, and become confident and compassionate physician leaders who will succeed in college and subsequently in medical school.

At PremedHQ, we recognize this process can be immensely stressful for both students and parents. We guide you step by step and help make this journey rewarding (and even fun!). You will sleep better at night knowing PremedHQ is on your side.

Our coaches

PremedHQ coaches were sitting where you are, not too long ago. They currently attend top medical schools all over the country. Our coaches choose to do this job because they truly love mentoring promising students who remind them of their younger selves.

  • Abhishek Kumar
    Abhishek Kumar
    UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Shikha Kapil
    Shikha Kapil
    Stanford University
  • Sameen Meshkin
    Sameen Meshkin
    Harvard Medical School
  • Shad Chowdhury
    Shad Chowdhury
    Founder of Premed HQ
  • Rory Lubner
    Rory Lubner
    Brown Alpert Medical School
  • Benjamin Ostrander
    Benjamin Ostrander
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Abhinav Talwar
    Abhinav Talwar
    Northwestern School of Medicine
  • Shriya Reddy
    Shriya Reddy
    Boston U School of Medicine
  • Michael Boyajian
    Michael Boyajian
    Brown Alpert Medical School
  • Michael Lai
    Michael Lai
    Hofstra Zucker School of Medicine
  • Anthony Medvedev
    Anthony Medvedev
    Penn State Jefferson Medical
  • James Guo
    James Guo
    Northwestern School of Medicine
  • Vishnu Dantu
    Vishnu Dantu
    Brown Alpert Medical School
  • Nikita Mittal
    Nikita Mittal
    UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Sarek Shen
    Sarek Shen
    UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Adarsh Kadoor
    Adarsh Kadoor
    UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Sankhya Amaravadi
    Sankhya Amaravadi
    U of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Stanley Chan
    Stanley Chan
    Northwestern School of Medicine
  • Kushagra Mathur
    Kushagra Mathur
    UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Abraham Kim
    Abraham Kim
    UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Our approach

It is never too early to join our PremedHQ family. We work with 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. We approach each grade with a different set of coaching objectives.

9th & 10th

In these early years, we get our students excited about medicine. We have our own special curriculum that will deepen your understanding of this noble profession. In addition, we maximize your academic performance, find you meaningful research and clinical activities, help you apply to summer internships and programs, and improve your writing skills, which will pay dividends down the road. We believe that starting early gives you a huge head start in becoming the most competitive candidates for your dream programs.

11th Grade

We understand this year is crucial and often very stressful. We will help you navigate your preparation for standardized tests, develop you as a leader in both medical and non-medical activities, help you complete your PremedHQ capstone project, and start selecting university programs for you to target. Finally, we will take on the arduous process of navigating your college and BS/MD essays early, so that the beast of a process ultimately becomes very manageable. With us by your side, senior year will be less of a doozy.

12th Grade

All of your hard work comes down to this moment. And a new challenge it is, indeed: you have to maintain your amazing GPA while also applying to many college, BS/MD, and scholarship programs. Furthermore, this is the year you will be cementing yourself as a leader in all activities you partake in. Not to worry – early on, we will create your application game-plan, manage deadlines, polish your essays in an iterative process involving multiple PremedHQ coaches, and transform you into an interviewing champion.

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Our excellent results

BS/MD Success Rate

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For 2017 Cycle BS/MD Ready Candidates

BS/MD Acceptances

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Average Scholarships

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Over the past 6 years, we have been leading the premedical and BS/MD admissions industry. We are proud to have provided both exceptional admissions results and high-quality custom experiences for our clients. Which programs do PremedHQ students now call home?

Elite 4-Year Universities

BS/MD (Direct Med) Programs

  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Duke University
  • MIT
  • Darmouth College
  • Northwestern University
  • Cornell University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington U in St. Louis
  • Emory University
  • Carnegie Mellon Univ

  • University of Virginia
  • Wake Forest University
  • Tufts University
  • U of North Carolina

  • Georgia Institute of Tech
  • Brandeis University
  • Princeton University
  • Columbia University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Chicago
  • Caltech

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Brown University

  • Rice University
  • U of Notre Dame

  • Georgetown University
  • U of California – Berkeley
  • U of California – LA

  • U of Southern California
  • New York University
  • Boston College
  • University of Michigan
  • U of Rochester
  • University of Florida
  • Brown PLME
  • Case Western PPSP
  • U Pittsburgh GAP
  • Washington U USPM
  • U Miami DDPM
  • Rochester REMS
  • Hofstra BS/MD
  • Temple U PMHS
  • St Louis U Med Scholars
  • Drexel U BS/MD
  • Union College LIM
  • U Missouri KC BA/MD
  • Drew NJMS BA/MD
  • TC New Jersey NJMS
  • UCSD Med Scholars
  • SUNY Downstate BA/MD
  • Stonybrook SFM
  • U Connecticut SPM
  • Northwestern HPME
  • Rice U MSP
  • Penn State PPM
  • Rensselaer APSP
  • Boston U SMED
  • Rutgers BA/MD
  • Baylor MTP
  • George WashU BS/MD
  • Northeast Ohio MED
  • Mercer SCP-Med
  • U Alabama EMSAP
  • U Illinois GPPA
  • California Northstate
  • Florida Atlantic WMSP
  • Texas TECH UMSI
  • U Texas Rio PMH
  • U Houston UTMB
  • Virginia CWU GAP

Why us?

We love our job and have been doing it for over 8 years. With our guidance, our clients have been wildly successful, and more importantly, they have become even more excited about being doctors. We charge less than other services and take pride in conducting our business honestly and ethically. With us, you will have regular one-on-one attention with some of the most brilliant and compassionate medical professionals in America.

If any of information piques your interest, please don’t hesitate to call us for a free consultation. We would be more than happy to jump on the phone and speak with you.

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Abhishek Kumar
UC San Diego School of Medicine

  • Premed HQ Managing Partner, Head Coach
  • UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Duke University

Abhishek graduated from Duke University with a triple major in biomedical engineering, chemistry, and biology. In addition to being a published scientific author, Abhishek has a few years of experience working in data analytics specifically in the health care business sector.

At UC San Diego School of Medicine, Abhishek has been elected class president and through his role he often collaborates with the administration to address the academic, professional, and social interests of his classmates. Abhishek has privately tutored MCAT material to over 40 students and has hundreds of hours of essay editing experience. Abhishek will provide you honest and actionable advice to improve your essays, resume, and interview skills.

Shikha Kapil
Stanford University

Dr. Shikha Kapil is thrilled to be on the PremedHQ team, helping young future doctors achieve their potential. She attended Duke University for undergrad where she focused on Biological Anthropology and Anatomy and graduated with distinction. From a young age, she knew she wanted to become a doctor like her father and she continued directly into medical school. Dr Kapil earned her MD from the Medical College of Georgia where she served as the president of the American Medical Women’s Association and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

She then chose to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine and matched at the country’s largest emergency medicine training program at Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital. During residency she published several book chapters, was heavily involved in clinical research and quality improvement initiatives. Dr. Kapil was also the recipient of many awards including “Best Clinical Resident,” “Best Academic Resident,” and the national Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s “Best Resident Educator” Award.

Dr. Kapil is currently completing a Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Stanford University. Throughout her career, she has been involved in many mentorship programs and enjoys giving back to the next generation. In her spare time she loves skiing, scuba diving, painting, and international travel.

Sameen Meshkin
Harvard Medical School

Sameen is a soon-to-be doctor, receiving his medical education at Harvard Medical School. Sameen went through the BS/MD process with a guaranteed spot in medical school through Virginia Commonwealth University’s BS/MD Guaranteed Admission Program for Medicine, and was a recipient of VCU’s Presidential Scholarship, which covers tuition, fees and room and board. As a student of the VCU Honors College, he majored in biology through the College of Humanities and Sciences, and music through the School of the Arts. During this time, he was awarded Virginia Commonwealth University’s award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship 2016, for his interdisciplinary study Preserving a Sense of Honor, Conscience, and Dignity during Medical School for the Physician-Patient Relationship.

Sameen has spent his tenure at VCU preparing for medical school and his chosen career, which of course, includes shadowing doctors, working as an international medical scribe, hospital and nursing home volunteer; and through these activities, he has witnessed how some practitioners seem to lose sight of their calling to respect and heal others. Sameen seeks to understand how and why this may happen; for he knows first-hand that almost all who enter the field, do so to help others through not only intellect and expertise but also through respect and compassion. At Harvard Medical School, he intends to pursue translational research on neurodegenerative diseases to investigate the pathology associated with demyelinating conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Following this, Sameen would like to teach at the university level and would seek to instill in his students a passion for research.

Sameen enjoys sharing his passion and insight with the students and families of Premed HQ.

 

 

Shad Chowdhury
Founder of Premed HQ

With eight years of BS/MD coaching experience, Shadman (Shad) Chowdhury has turned the art of BS/MD admissions into a science.

In high school, Shad successfully went through the BS/MD admissions process with the Drew and NJMS BA/MD program, receiving a scholarship award offer of over $30,000 per year. With a high school GPA that barely met the minimum requirements for most BS/MD programs, Shad developed unorthodox strategies to stand out in the highly competitive BS/MD candidate pool. His unique experience has taught him the vital importance of crafting an exceptional application and narrative, above all else. Shad develops the unique admissions strategies that contributes to the tremendous success and competitive advantage granted to Premed HQ’s students and families.

Shad’s clinical research interests includes cardiopulmonary critical care and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He has been invited to present his work at multiple international conferences, with his most recent presentation at the prominent American Thoracic Society Conference. His most recent publication in the Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is titled Noninvasive Assessment of Inspiratory Muscle Endurance during Rest and Exercise in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Cardiovascular Disorders. Shad has worked directly under some of the highest esteemed physician mentors in cardiopulmonary medicine, including Dr. Ahmet Baydur who has almost 50 years of experience as a medical doctor, and Dr. John B West, considered one of the “fathers” of pulmonary medicine. While working with some of the poorest and most medically under-served patients in Los Angeles under the mentorship of his seasoned clinician mentors, Shad gained deep insights into the medical field.

In addition, Shad has observed the admissions committee deliberations for both medical school and residency programs. He has interviewed admissions committee members and deans of admission from some of the most prestigious BS/MD programs, medical schools, and residency programs in the nation.

As a result of his experiences and insight, he demands that his team and his students produce exceptional quality work. He personally reviews the most critical essays of the BS/MD and college admissions process, for every student working with Premed HQ. He expects perfection by the time each student’s essays reach him, and Premed HQ’s advisory board, for the final approval.

 

Rory Lubner
Brown Alpert Medical School

Rory grew up just outside Seattle, Washington. He was the editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper and valedictorian of his class. He went on to Duke University, where he majored in Neuroscience and minored in Chemistry and Philosophy. At Duke, Rory was awarded a highly competitive summer research fellowship, and graduated with distinction after completing published research on the biochemical components that affect neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease. He also began an undergraduate neuroscience research journal, and expanded it to multiple colleges across the US. He spent many hours volunteering at Duke’s Emergency Room, and shadowing several physicians at the hospital.

After college, Rory worked for several years as an analyst in a large health care consulting and researching firm in DC, where he gained business experience in the US health care sector. He now attends Brown University Medical School, where he has led a specialty interest group, pre-clinical elective, among other things. Rory finds teaching and mentoring as one of the most satisfying activities he does. He understands the amount of work, dedication, and focus it takes to get into medical and be a successful student, and finds much joy in passing down his wisdom and advice to fellow aspiring physicians.

Benjamin Ostrander
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Benjamin Ostrander is a passionate and driven medical student at a top-tier medical school. He brings a wealth of experiences, including a very successful medical school application cycle, a bio-engineering degree, inside admissions knowledge, and experiences living and working in countries around the globe, into every advising session.

Benjamin has served in multiple roles, as the president of the largest pre-med organization at his undergraduate university, as a student health peer adviser, a peer mentor, and a tutor, all of which have helped him become an outstanding mentor. He is extremely excited about teaching and mentoring the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Abhinav Talwar
Northwestern School of Medicine

Abhinav Talwar is a third year student at Northwestern University and is enrolled in the Honors Program for Medical Education (HPME). In addition to pursuing a B.A. in Neuroscience, Abhinav also enjoys exploring entrepreneurial endeavors relating to health at Northwestern. Abhinav is part of the garage startup residency program at Northwestern where he develops his startup, Track Trainer, with his peers (Track Trainer is a stroke rehabilitation device that makes recovery affordable and engaging). He is also the co-founder of Global Project Hope, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission of making health education simple, effective and universal. In his sophomore year, Abhinav was the only undergraduate student selected to give a TedX talk at Northwestern on Global Project Hope. Abhinav aspires to continue his entrepreneurial activities as a physician in the future. Indeed, Abhinav has a passionate for education – both in pursuing it and in helping to develop it. To that end, for the past 4 years he has tutored students in standardized tests and college applications.

In his senior year of high school, Abhinav was accepted to several BS/MD and four year programs but ultimately decided to attend Northwestern University because of the cohesive and supportive BS/MD community at the school. It is Abhinav’s personal belief that everyone who aspires to become a doctor should seriously consider applying to BS/MD programs. Moreover, he firmly believes that every individual, given the proper guidance, has the capacity to gain acceptance to such a program.

Shriya Reddy
Boston U School of Medicine

Shriya Reddy is a medical student at Boston University School of Medicine through the Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education track. Her background as a successful applicant to several BS/BA/MD programs, as well as top-tier traditional undergraduate institutions, has given her the necessary experience to counsel bright, ambitious high school students through the direct med application process. 

As a medical student, Shriya has actively pursued her academic interests, conducting research in Boston Medical Center’s Department of Thoracic Surgery to improve post-operative patient outcomes, as well as in the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute to help construct patient-specific computational models of vascular devices. In addition, she has demonstrated her passion for student wellness and healthcare advocacy through her positions as an admissions representative, American Medical Student Association, and Surgical Society leader. She is very excited for the opportunity to share her insights with prospective healthcare professionals. 

Michael Boyajian
Brown Alpert Medical School

Michael graduated from Georgetown University as a History and Government major, and then completed the Columbia University post-baccalaureate premedical program. After that he worked as a research fellow at the NIH in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. He has also maintained a longstanding interest in global health and has participated in international medical missions to India and Haiti.

He is currently a third year medical student at Brown University, where he was the student leader of the Surgical Subspecialties Elective. Over the years he has worked as a tutor and student mentor, and he looks forward to sharing his passions and insights with the students at PremedHQ.

Michael Lai
Hofstra Zucker School of Medicine

Michael is a current student at Hofstra University, pursuing a degree in biology as a member of the 4+4: BS/MD program, in which he will directly matriculate to the Hofstra Northwell Zucker School of Medicine after completion of his undergraduate studies. From a young age, Michael has held aspirations of becoming a physician and thus knew that Hofstra’s combined BS/MD program was right for him, despite acceptances to traditional undergraduate programs at prestigious universities, such as the University of California-Berkeley and Vanderbilt University.

Michael has gained extensive experience in both the clinical and research aspects of the medical field, having received the Auxiliary Achievement Award for Excellence in Service during his tenure as a volunteer at Northwell’s North Shore University Hospital, and having performed research internships at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. For his research pursuits in high school, Michael has gained recognition at esteemed international science competitions, being named a 2015 semifinalist in Khan Academy’s Breakthrough Junior Challenge and winning a Grand Award in the category of Cellular and Molecular Biology and a special award from the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), for his project titled “Identification of TBX3 as a Novel Regulator of Lung Angiogenesis.” Michael has continued his research endeavors in college, working under the direction of Dr. Shahin Rafii at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Ansary Stem Cell Institute, investigating the role of mechanical stress on transcriptional gene expression in the endothelium and on angiogenic sprouting during development.

Outside of the medical field, Michael enjoys writing, having written and published articles for The Huffington Post. He is also an avid swimmer and debater, serving as captain of his high school’s varsity swimming and debate teams. Using the knowledge he’s gained through his personal experiences, Michael is well equipped to guide the next generation of students through the competitive BS/MD application process. He aims to help his students craft an application that is well representative of their distinctive personality, while helping foster their personal development in areas that will benefit them far beyond the college admissions process.

Anthony Medvedev
Penn State Jefferson Medical

Anthony is currently a sophomore in the Pennsylvania State University’s accelerated Premedical-Medical (PMM) program, where he is minoring in both Health Policy Administration and Sociology while completing his premedical studies. He also performed genomic based research at UCSF’s Helen Diller Cancer Center, specifically focusing on the relationship between PTPN14 and hereditary hemorrhagic telenstagcia – a rare yet devastating blood disorder. Following his tenure in PMM, Anthony aspires to heal patients with especially debilitating conditions and is considering specialties such as oncology or orthopedic surgery.

As a high school student, Anthony found great satisfaction in volunteering for hospice, tutoring previously homeless children, and helping establish student-orchestrated science demonstrations in his community. He also conducted biomolecular research as part of the Young Scholar’s Program, helped lead his local hospital youth volunteer program, and co-governed a council responsible for over sixty student volunteer organizations throughout Northern California. During his final year in high school, he interviewed at several BS/MD programs – including those at Hofstra, Union College, and the Virginia Commonwealth University – and gained acceptances to all of them. Anthony now greatly enjoys mentoring highly driven and passionate students who he plans to one day call fellow colleagues in the field of medicine.

James Guo
Northwestern School of Medicine

  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Northwestern University
    • BS/MD Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME)

James is a third-year student at Northwestern University studying sociology and neuroscience as a member of the Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME). At Northwestern, he serves as the editor-in-chief of the university’s health and medicine journal, The Medical Decoder, sits on the executive board for the Contemporary Thought Speaker Series, and conducts research both in computational neuroscience and cardiovascular epidemiology. He recently spent a term as a visiting student at the University of Oxford where he received a rigorous education in public health and epidemiology. In high school, James founded and captained his school’s debate team. He also served as the Secretary General for one of the largest Model United Nations conferences in New York State, the editor-in-chief for his nationally-acclaimed school newspaper, and vice president for the Science Olympiad team. Additionally, he actively engaged in research at a university near his home and spent much of his spare time volunteering at a local hospital, running on his school’s cross country and track teams, and playing ultimate frisbee.

At the conclusion of his high school career, James was humbled to be accepted to many of the nation’s most prestigious universities and BS/MD programs, including Northwestern HPME, Harvard, Yale, Brown University’s Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME), the University of Pennsylvania (as a Vagelos Scholar), University of Pittsburgh GAP, University of Rochester REMS, and Case Western Reserve University PPSP. Most of all, he finds great joy in helping ambitious, qualified students through their high school years and college applications. He has previously coached a number of successful students who are now at Brown PLME, Yale, and UPenn. While James does not yet know the field of medicine he may one day find himself in, he currently maintains an active interest in cardiology.

 

Vishnu Dantu
Brown Alpert Medical School

Vishnu is a student in Brown’s 8-year BS/MD program studying Applied Math and Biology. Vishnu was additionally accepted to University of Miami’s 7-year medical program, Columbia University, and Rice University (with academic scholarship), but ultimately decided that Brown’s prestigious program best suited his learning style and goals. He has an extensive background in biomedical innovation and research, which includes a patent and several first authored papers in leading biomedical engineering journals such as IEEE Transactions. Vishnu’s background led him to start PredictiveOptics, a medical device startup aiming to equip surgeons with more advanced real-time intraoperative imaging tools. Vishnu dreams to be a neurosurgeon who also manages medtech companies suited to advance scalable medical technologies that will ultimately serve patients.

Using his experience with applying to several BS/MD programs, Vishnu focuses on building consistent applicant themes for PremedHQ students that fit their personalities and backgrounds. Vishnu then works with each student to craft essays and other application material around this applicant theme. Over the application preparation and writing period, Vishnu enjoys working with driven students and watching their communication skills grow.

Nikita Mittal
UC San Diego School of Medicine

My name is Nikita Mittal and I am a third year undergraduate Human Biology major part of the Medical Scholars B.S./M.D. program at UCSD/UCSD SOM. Realizing my immense and unfaltering desire to become a doctor growing up, I knew that I was ready to make the commitment to go into medicine as a high school senior. Since then, I have engaged in activities both related to science and medicine as well as in other disciplines to create for myself the most enjoyable and wholesome college experience. Some of the interests I have expounded on throughout my years aside from medicine include travel, dance/basketball, yoga, hiking, reading, writing, and community service work.

In terms of science/medicine, and particularly in mental health, I have involved myself in conducting research. Particularly, over the course of the past year, I have worked as a clinical research intern at Rady Children’s Hospital in The Child and Adolescent Service Research Center (CASRC). Working primarily in research projects involving finding ways to appease the effects of autism and also having the opportunity to directly work in the community towards bridging the gap between the disparity in the resources that these kids need versus what they are given, I derive much joy from the work I do in Dr. Brookman-Frazee’s lab. Further projects I have already started/plan to take on include conducting work in third world countries in educational/medical settings as well as also working locally at different camps in rural San Diego made for children who are at a higher chance of developing mental health conditions due to specific familial hardships. My overall goal with these projects is to work towards reversing the negative stereotype regarding mental health on top of also simply providing service and care towards those inflicted by mental health disorders.

Deriving so much satisfaction from the opportunities that I have been able to explore both outside of medicine as well as in passions I have found in medicine due specifically to the fact that I was part of a B.S./M.D. program, I had no hesitation in deciding to join PremedHQ: A company dedicated to helping students in high school enter these very programs. Personally, being a part of this company for the past two years, I have successfully worked with several clients to help them get into these programs as well as other undergraduate schools. Whether it be answering all the questions both the student or the parents have about the college admission process (or specifically bs/md programs), helping them with all the essays they plan to submit in their applications, or coaching them for and through the interview process, I derive much joy in helping students reach their dream schools/programs. I would have to say my favorite part, aside from seeing how happy they get when they start getting acceptances from schools, is comparing the final versions of their essays from the original ones they wrote. Seeing the immense difference just a few weeks of hard work from our end as well as their end can make is truly satisfying and exciting.

My work at PremedHQ, however, spans beyond just being a mentor/coach for students. I am also a designated writer for the company. This means that I write several of the articles that appear on the website on topics that are meant to provide both students and parents with more information regarding this application process and B.S/M.D. programs. I have combined the knowledge I have learned throughout my own application cycle, the knowledge I have acquired by doing immense amounts of research/meeting with many different people in these programs (students as well as faculty), and the knowledge from higher members of PremedHQ, so that I can play my role in giving families all the information/resources that they would want or need.
Together then, my work and experience leaves me feeling more than equipped to help young students, filled with a passion for science and medicine, to now reach their goals of entering combined medical (B.S./M.D.) programs.

Sarek Shen
UC San Diego School of Medicine

Sarek Shen is a current medical student at University of California San Diego School of Medicine. He graduated from Duke University with a double major in Biomedical Engineering and Economics. He was honored as a Pratt Fellow for his undergraduate research in protein engineering and directed evolution. After graduation, Sarek also worked at the NIH under a IRTA grant in the field of structural immunology and x-ray crystallography.

At UCSD School of Medicine, Sarek has continued his research experience in a diverse range of clinical settings. He has presented his work in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, and Nephrology at multiple medical conferences over the past 3 years. Sarek has had significant experience in creating practice questions for MCAT prep courses as well as experience in editing application essays.

Adarsh Kadoor
UC San Diego School of Medicine

I am a senior Medical Scholar and Regents Scholar at UC San Diego currently working toward my B.S. in General Biology and a minor in Business. I will be matriculating into the UCSD School of Medicine in Fall 2018. Outside of the classroom, I am currently involved in scientific research that explores improving nerve regeneration techniques as part of the Shah Lab in the UCSD Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Bioengineering. Research has always been a passion of mine, as I have co-authored two papers in the past five years – one as an intern/shadow at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Department of Orthopedic Surgery last summer, and another as a research fellow at the Stony Brook University Department of Medicine as a rising senior in high school. Besides research, I enjoy giving back to the community – be it as a volunteer to help run a free clinic in Tijuana through the UCSD HFiT program or as one of the organizers of a fundraising event that raised over $7000 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. At this moment, I hope that I can one day realize my dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon with an emphasis on sports medicine, but I also cannot wait to explore other specializations as a medical student in the years to come.

Being on the brink of medical school certainly is a blessing and an opportunity that I don’t take for granted. There are so many people – family, friends, teachers, and counselors – in my life that I am thankful for helping me get to this position. Taking on a similar mentorship role as a Premed HQ coach to work with young minds that are excited about kickstarting their own medical careers brings everything back, full circle. It is extremely rewarding to play a role – be it through providing advice for essays or interviews – in helping these superstar students maximize their potential and chase their own dreams.

Sankhya Amaravadi
U of Illinois College of Medicine

Sankhya Amaravadi is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s prestigious BS/MD program, where she gained extensive leadership experience. She was on the board of seven different campus organizations while working in a psychology research laboratory and dancing with an Indian classical dance troupe.

Sankhya has received numerous awards for her dedication to volunteering and leadership, including multiple UIC research grants, the Eugertha Bates Memorial Award, the Chancellor’s Student Service Award, City of Bloomington’s Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Leadership Award, For A Better Tomorrow’s YICU Service Award, and induction into many honorary societies, including UIC Activities Honorary Society, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, and Psi Chi International Honors Society in Psychology. Sankhya graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in Anthropology in May of 2017, and is currently working at a Chicago nonprofit, after which she hopes to become a psychiatrist.

Along with her leadership experience, Sankhya has a passion for mentorship and working with younger students. She has mentored and tutored students throughout her high school and college years, and now loves working with students through Premed HQ. She believes in creating strong relationships and acting as a role model and mentor for young people, as they have the opportunity to positively impact the future.  

Stanley Chan
Northwestern School of Medicine

 

Stanley is a current senior in Northwestern University’s 7-year Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME). Stanley aspired to become a physician from a young age and was accepted into eight combined undergraduate-medical school programs including Boston University’s SMED, and University of Miami’s HPM (with a full merit scholarship). He has co-authored two abstracts and one paper for The Journal of Viral Hepatitis, and has experience from working at a medical clinic, to translating for patients at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is passionate  about specializing in the field of ophthalmology.

Since high school, when he founded a mentoring program, Stanley has enjoyed working with students and developing them to their greatest potential. He loves brainstorming potential projects with students that they can passionately lead. He enjoys grilling applicants on the interview trail. Above all, he loves helping his students succeed.

Kushagra Mathur
UC San Diego School of Medicine

Kush was accepted into UC San Diego’s BS/MD program in 2014. He was also accepted into UC Berkeley and UCLA. Despite being offered the prestigious regents scholarship to both universities, he simply couldn’t pass up a guaranteed admission to the UC San Diego School of Medicine. As an undergrad at UC San Diego, he studied economics and worked with engineers to develop a low-cost HIV diagnostic platform. Nowadays, having graduated, he focuses on epilepsy and HIV research. He will matriculate to the UC San Diego School of Medicine in the fall of 2018.

Abraham Kim
UC San Diego School of Medicine

Abe is currently a 3rd year undergraduate in the B.S./M.D. program at UC San Diego. While maintaining an outstanding GPA and scoring well on standardized tests, he has pursued medicine outside of the traditional classroom setting, including clinical and research exposure through programs at UC Irvine, UPenn, and Stanford. He is innately service-driven, applying his history with NJROTC, ASB, suicide prevention organizations, and the YMCA to make a positive difference in the communities around him. Most recently, he has worked with an on-campus premed organization to provide his peers with ample opportunities to gain a perspective on the current medical field and what it has to offer.

On top of using his individual experiences to guide aspiring high school students through the B.S./M.D. application process, Abe seeks to empower these students to bring out the best versions of themselves through dedicated, intimate coaching. As he builds individualized application profiles and crafts standout essays with his mentees, Abe also strives to help them grasp and refine their self-identity, with the confidence that these personal insights will last far into their B.S./M.D. endeavors.