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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. PremedHQ’s coaching team comprises of mentors who have received their educations from the highest-esteemed schools in the nation such as:

​Our team of award-winning coaches is at the core of creating successful outcomes for you and your family. We chose to do this job because we truly love mentoring promising students who remind us of our younger selves. To see our entire coaching team, please click on “Explore More Coaches” button below.

  • Abhishek Kumar
    Abhishek Kumar
    Founder of PremedHQ | UC San Diego School of Medicine & Duke University
  • Dr. Sara Johansen, MD
    Dr. Sara Johansen, MD
    Stanford School of Medicine & University of Puget Sound
  • Sarek Shen
    Sarek Shen
    UC San Diego School of Medicine & Duke University
  • Shad Chowdhury
    Shad Chowdhury
    Founder of PremedHQ
  • Dr. Yusef Jordan, MD
    Dr. Yusef Jordan, MD
    Washington U School of Medicine in St. Louis & Harvard University
  • Gabriel Molina
    Gabriel Molina
    Harvard Medical School & Harvard University
  • Dr. William Zhu, MD
    Dr. William Zhu, MD
    UC San Diego School of Medicine & Washington University in St. Louis
  • Stephen Bozier
    Stephen Bozier
    Warren Alpert Medical School & Brown University
  • Dr. Alexandra Goodwin, MD
    Dr. Alexandra Goodwin, MD
    Wake Forest School of Medicine & Harvard University
  • Dr. Tyler Werbel, MD
    Dr. Tyler Werbel, MD
    UC San Diego School of Medicine & University of Florida
  • Dr. Shaan Mehta, MD
    Dr. Shaan Mehta, MD
    U of South Florida College of Medicine & Northeast Ohio College of Medicine
  • Taylor Docter
    Taylor Docter
    UC San Diego School of Medicine                      Harvard University

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.

Our Excellent Results for the 2018/19 Application Cycle

BS/MD Acceptances

126

This year's PremedHQ graduates obtained a total of 126 BS/MD acceptances.


Ivy League Success

All 8

Collectively, PremedHQ's class of 2019 received acceptances to all eight Ivy-League universities. Many of our PremedHQ coaches hail from Ivy League schools.

Average Scholarships

$110,000

Our graduating seniors had an average top scholarship award of approximately $110,000.


Featured on Forbes

#1

PremedHQ was honored by Forbes Magazine as a leader in medical education. We take pride in our role of guiding America's future doctors since 2010.

BS/MD Success Rate

95%

Among our BS/MD Ready Candidates, we had a success rate of 95% to BS/MD programs.


Students Served

250,000+

In the past 12 months alone, PremedHQ's coaching, lectures, and free resources served over 250,000 students and families globally.

For the past 9 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? Here are the universities and programs our students have been admitted to:

Elite 4-Year Universities

  • 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

Elite 4-Year Universities

  • 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

BS/MD (Direct Med) Programs

  • 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

BS/MD (Direct Med) Programs

  • 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

Our Commitment to the Medical Field

Since 2010, PremedHQ, Inc. has served as a trusted partner to aspiring medical doctors. As the foremost experienced and trusted mentors for America’s future doctors, we have a responsibility to give back to the  medical field. PremedHQ contributes to this responsibility in two ways:

1.) We produce free resources that have been utilized by thousands of premedical students across the world. These resources include over 170 video lectures for the MCAT, articles on premedical success, and webinars to guide and inspire America’s future medical doctors.

 

2.) We provide 1-on-1 mentorship at no cost for premedical students who are economically disadvantaged or of low socio-economic status (SES), and to premedical students who are members of a racial or ethnic group historically underrepresented in medicine (the American Association of Medical Colleges has defined the following groups as historically underrepresented in medicine: African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native Native, or Hawaiian/Pacific Islander).

 

PremedHQ’s Diversity in Medical Education (DIME) initiative is a free platform connecting premedical college students from underrepresented minorities in medicine, or disadvantaged backgrounds, seeking mentorship with current medical students and medical residents across the country. Forbes Magazine recognized PremedHQ’s efforts to better the medical field and honored PremedHQ as a leader in the medical education industry. Our team feels passionately about adding to the diversity of the medical workforce and playing our role in tackling physician shortages in medically underserved regions of the United States.

 

You can learn more about PremedHQ’s DIME initiative on our DIME website.

Why Us?

We love our job and have been doing it for over 9 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 this 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
Founder of PremedHQ | UC San Diego School of Medicine & Duke University

  • PremedHQ Co-Founder & 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.

Dr. Sara Johansen, MD
Stanford School of Medicine & University of Puget Sound

Sara Johansen is a fourth year medical student at Stanford School of Medicine. As a recipient of the Stanford Medical Scholars fellowship at Stanford, Sara pursued a year of independent research studying predictors of postpartum depression, and she plans to pursue a career with a focus in women’s health. Prior to medical school, Sara graduated with a Masters in Biological Sciences from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a Bachelors in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Puget Sound. Additionally, Sara attended music conservatory at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where she studied violin performance, and she continues to perform in the Stanford Philharmonia.

As a future physician and active musician, Sara believes that cultivating a well-rounded, balanced life is the key to success, a ideology she hopes to share with her students as a PremedHQ coach. Currently, Sara tutors pre-college students and particularly enjoys helping students craft personal statements. She is very excited to be part of the PremedHQ team!

 

Sarek Shen
UC San Diego School of Medicine & Duke University

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.

Shad Chowdhury
Founder of PremedHQ

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 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 PremedHQ’s students and families.

Shad has been recognized by Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 list, which recognizes 600 innovators from across the United States (and Canada) who are leaders in their respective industries. Shad, along with PremedHQ Inc., has been honored by Forbes magazine for being leaders in the education sector for 2019.

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 2018 publication in the Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory medicine is titled Assessment of Hemodynamic Changes during Mechanical and Spontaneous Ventilation by Variations in Pulse Oximetry Waveform in Critically Ill Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis: A Pilot Study to Evaluate Reliability of a Noninvasive Technique. His second most recent publication is in the Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and 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.

 

Dr. Yusef Jordan, MD
Washington U School of Medicine in St. Louis & Harvard University

Yusef Jordan is a current medical student at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, where he is interested in pursuing a career in Orthopedic Surgery.  Prior to medical school, he graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Neurobiology and minor in Economics. He has conducted research throughout high school, undergraduate, and medical school in areas such as health policy and quality improvement as it pertains to neuroimaging, neurodegenerative disease, and metastatic spinal disease.  He took some time in between undergraduate and medical school to work as a clinical intern at UCLA, where he had opportunities to conduct research, shadow physicians, and participate in conferences. He also worked for a private tutoring company, tutoring students in a variety of high school and college, the ACT, SAT, and Subject Exams.

Yusef is very passionate about education and plans to pursue a career in academic medicine.  He has participated in mentorship programs throughout undergraduate and medical school, and enjoys the bonds he forms with his mentees.  He understands the difficulties and challenges facing people who want to have a career in medicine, and wants to support these people in their endeavors in any way he can.

Gabriel Molina
Harvard Medical School & Harvard University

Dr. William Zhu, MD
UC San Diego School of Medicine & Washington University in St. Louis

\William is a fourth year medical student at University of California San Diego. Double majoring in Chemistry and Biology, he graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis. There, he was elected to Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society for his work in the Hall laboratory performing biophysical analysis of the Varkud satellite ribozyme.

After college, William worked as a patient care coodinator at Kuchnir Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in Massachusetts, helping to develop the gap year program there.

At UCSD, William has continued to pursue research interests in both Urology and Plastic Surgery. He was awarded the Leo and Anne Albert Charitable Trust scholarship for his work on organoids. His work has presented at several conferences and published in multiple peer-reviewed journals.

William has served in both mentoring and tutoring roles since highschool, helping students in both academic and nonacademic environments.

Stephen Bozier
Warren Alpert Medical School & Brown University

 

Stephen is a student in the prestigious dual-degree Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) at Brown University, where he majored in Health & Human Biology and Africana Studies during undergrad. After graduating in May 2017, he took a year off and worked as a medical scribe in the Montefiore New Rochelle Emergency Department, in addition to assisting with smoking cessation research directed at patients with opioid use disorder. He is now a first-year student at the Warren Alpert Medical school and is excited to continue his medical education.

Stephen has had a longstanding interest in Emergency Medicine,  global health, health equity, and public health policy. An avid performer, he is also interested in exploring the role of performing arts in health education, advocacy, prevention, and palliative care. He has previously worked and volunteered as a peer tutor and student mentor.

Stephen is most excited to continue mentoring and share his experience with applying to BS/MD programs, as well as tips for standardized tests and AP exams. Thanks to his parents, Stephen is very service-oriented and believes in the importance of being well-rounded. He looks forward to sharing these insights with his mentees and helping them become competitive applications.

Dr. Alexandra Goodwin, MD
Wake Forest School of Medicine & Harvard University

Alexandra graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Human Evolutionary Biology with a secondary degree in Global Health and Health Policy. During college, she became an author on her first medical publication, served for 2 years as the President of the Harvard Chapter of Global Medical Brigades, worked as an intern at The Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and served as a student counselor in University Health Services. She also began volunteering with the Yantalo Foundation in the rural Amazon jungle of Peru where she has spent two summers and plans to return before graduating medical school.

Alexandra took two years between college and medical school to explore her interest in public health and wellness. In her first year, she interned at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the division of the Health Rights of Women and Children and got certified as a yoga instructor in Boston. In her second year, she taught yoga at several studios in New York City and worked at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center researching teen health.

She then moved to the south and now attends Wake Forest University School of Medicine where she is a 4th-year student. There, she has been published as a first author on a paper on recovery following tibial shaft fractures, has been an author on 12 separate poster and abstract presentations, and has won 2 awards for her research. She started a program called the “Fireside Chats” that connects female medical students with female physicians through informal coffee meetings, runs a fitness email listserv that connects students with free local opportunities while continuing to teach yoga, and is on her way to becoming a distinguished volunteer at the student-run free clinic.

Alexandra has always been passionate about mentoring and connecting students and colleagues with the resources to help them succeed. She is looking forward to continuing this interest as a member of the PremedHQ family.

 

Dr. Tyler Werbel, MD
UC San Diego School of Medicine & University of Florida

Tyler is a current medical student at the University of California San Diego. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a double major in Biochemistry & Immunology and Economics. He focused his senior thesis research on developing a novel patented cancer immunotherapy, resulting in publication. He simultaneously completed a Master’s in Finance, focusing his studies on health economics and decision theory. During his undergraduate career, he spent a significant amount of time working as an emergency room scribe and volunteering at a local hospice, solidifying his decision to go into medicine.

At UCSD School of Medicine, Tyler has continued to explore his research interests in a wide variety of fields, including pulmonology, oncology, and dermatology. He has published his work in multiple journals and has presented at several conferences over the past few years. In addition, he has published numerous online book chapters as a contributing writer for the clinical decision support software company, VisualDx.

Over the years, Tyler has become passionate about education and mentorship, serving as a tutor and advisor throughout high school and college. He is excited to continue helping students pursue their ambitions with Premed HQ.

Dr. Shaan Mehta, MD
U of South Florida College of Medicine & Northeast Ohio College of Medicine

When Dr. Mehta found out about the wonderful opportunities at PremedHQ, he couldn’t wait to begin the process of grooming future physicians. He had the unique opportunity of attending one of the nation’s few 6-year combined BS/MD programs at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He began his journey at Youngstown State University where he completed his Bachelor of Science in only 2 years’ time and graduated Magna Cum Laude. While in undergraduate, he even formulated a public health policy to help decrease smoking rates in his city and presented it to his local government legislature. Dr. Mehta then began medical school at the age of 20 at Northeast Ohio College of Medicine where he was actively involved in his local community, taking part in numerous service events with a focus on primary care to our underserved. One of his most rewarding experiences involved the opportunity to work in a government hospital in Lucknow, India where he truly realized his dream to provide quality medical care to those underserved and impoverished.

Dr. Mehta chose to pursue a career in primary care and matched at the University of South Florida in the specialty of Family Medicine. During his time in residency, he has been active in the field of Sports Medicine, covering several sporting events in the local communities. This spring, he will be presenting a case report on Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia at the Florida Academy of Family Physicians conference. His plans after residency include the pursuit of a Sports Medicine Fellowship and eventually providing full spectrum primary care with an emphasis on Sports Medicine. Through Dr. Mehta’s experiences in life and medicine, he offers a wealth of knowledge and advice to other future physicians. You will see his passion firsthand as he is thrilled to be a part of the PremedHQ team.

Dr. Mehta is an avid traveler and can never get enough of trying all the local cuisines. In his free time, he enjoys the lovely beaches of Tampa, Florida.

Taylor Docter
UC San Diego School of Medicine                      Harvard University

Taylor Docter is a current medical school student at University of California San Diego. She graduated from Harvard with a degree in Human Developmental and Regenerative biology. At Harvard, she was a 4 year letter-winner and captain of the Volleyball team and worked as a student researcher in the Melton laboratory studying the role of stem cells in type I diabetes. After her undergraduate education and before medical school, Taylor worked as a project manager for Human Care Systems in San Francisco, a small startup focussed on improving patient outcomes through online patient support programs.

At UCSD, Taylor has continued to pursue research interests with work in breast cancer clinical trials at UCSF as well as emergency medicine and health informatics at UCSD. She has also contributed significant time to the UCSD student-run free clinic, providing basic healthcare needs to the local underserved and uninsured population.  Tutoring and counseling has always been an important part of Taylor’s life starting with her first high school job as an after school tutor to continuing those pursuits here with PremedHQ.