Our Six Pillar Approach
We coach our students to fine-tune their academic and standardized testing performance so they can study smarter, score higher, and have more time in their schedules.
We channel our students’ limited time and energy into the most high-yield pursuits. We help our students achieve the most with their time, and so they can spend more time on their personal health, receiving adequate sleep, getting exercise, and enjoying their journeys as students.
We mentor our students to create a ‘Capstone Project‘ that creates high impact in the community. This project helps our students stand out among the sea of competitive applicants by simultaneously demonstrating the student’s teamwork, dedication, and leadership.
Clinical and non-clinical experiences:
We strategically build our students’ portfolio of activities. We ensure our students obtain the experiences necessary to develop their love for medicine. This also helps create a captivating and winning narrative come application time.
A few examples of the experiences we help our students obtain may include: doctor shadowing (patient-centric volunteering in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and hospices), medical research, and/or summer enrichment programs.
Communication skills (written & oral):
We guide our students through weekly exercises to bolster the student’s understanding of key elements that contribute to a powerful essay narrative and voice.
We create an environment in which the student can genuinely reflect on his/her communication and ultimately become more confident with his/her own inner and outer voice.
Comprehension of the medical profession:
We develop our student’s comprehension of the medical field on a consistent, long-term basis.
Incorporated into the weekly mentoring sessions are discussions of the medical relevance of our student’s activities, assigned reading of medical narratives, and sample medical school interview questions covering the topics within medicine.
We start this dialogue with our students at an early stage, so they become informed participants in the medical community.
By starting these dialogues early in the process, our students have time to develop a mature understanding of the medical field and feel comfortable conveying their insights and opinions to thought-leaders in medicine.