Your Bridge to Medical School

PremedHQ helps college and post-graduate students build compelling medical school applications to maximize their chances of getting into American medical schools. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), only 41% of applicants matriculate to at least one US medical school due to the increasingly competitive nature of medical school applications.

We will pair you with a coach from a top medical to help you draft your primary and secondary applications to represent all the hard work completed over the past several years at a reasonable price. We welcome both traditional and non-traditional applicants to contact us for a free consultation.

Our Coaches

PremedHQ coaches were sitting where you are, not too long ago. Our coaches currently attend top medical schools across the country and love providing advice about the application process, brainstorming personal statement ideas with you, thoroughly editing your applications, and preparing you for interviews. Our coaches choose to do this job because they truly love mentoring promising students who remind them of their younger selves. Click our coach photos to learn more about them.
  • 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

Our Services

Whether you are a freshman just starting your premedical career or a post-graduate student preparing your medical school application, we help you succeed at each and every stage of your journey:

Premedical Success Coaching

Each student’s journey into medical school is different. We understand the unique needs of our students: whether you are a high school super star looking to secure every advantage from freshman year of college, or a post-graduate student recovering and rebuilding his academic track record.

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. In addition, we have our own special curriculum that will deepen your understanding of this noble profession. Our team will successfully guide you through your unique journey towards medical school, so that you are a strong candidate when it comes time to apply.

Intensive Application Coaching

All of your hard work comes down to this moment. Everything you have done up to now is completed— past tense.

Now it’s time to put a “face” to the name. We will help you stand out from the crowd by creating a cohesive, compelling narrative for your application. Not only will humanizing yourself in this process make you more memorable to the admissions committee, but the committee is also aware that strong social skills and a likable character are important qualities in a doctor.

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

Over the past 8 years, we have been leading the premedical coaching and medical school 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?
  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Duke University
  • 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
  • Columbia University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Chicago
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Rice University
  • U of California – San Francisco
  • U of California – Los Angeles
  • U of California – Davis
  • U of California – Irvine
  • U of Southern California
  • New York University
  • Boston College
  • University of Michigan
  • U of Rochester
  • University of Florida
  • Brown University
  • Case Western University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Miami
  • Hofstra University
  • Temple University
  • St Louis University
  • Drexel University
  • Union College
  • University of Missouri
  • SUNY Downstate
  • Stonybrook University
  • Penn State University
  • George Washington University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

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
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.