I sometimes get a phone call and the first thing they want to know is how much do I charge. Now I am not shy about telling people what I charge to help students, but it isn’t a good question to start with.
Why? Imagine you don’t know there is any difference in various car models. You call one dealer and are told the car costs $15,000. You call the second dealer and are told the car costs $30,000. If all cars are the same you would go with the cheaper car, right? I would.
The problem is that not all cars are the same and in like manner not all consultants are the same, for example the best van insurance is not the same as any other car insurance. If someone calls me and wants help with a student who has learning difficulties, I will immediately refer that student to one of the counselors that I know works with students like that. I regularly refer callers out to other consultants because I know I am not the best choice for them.
If your goal is to get to medical school, either through a BS/MD program or as a traditional pre-med student, I may be a good counselor for you. Why?
Because 95% of the students I work with are focused on becoming physicians. I have been working with students who want to go to medical school for more than 14 years. I know what medical schools are looking for in deciding who to admit. For the past five years, an average of 80% of my BS/MD students have been admitted to one of the programs.
So what does this have to do with what I charge? One word…
Having worked with hundreds of BS/MD applicants I know what works in an essay and what doesn’t. I know what responses in an interview will eliminate you from consideration and which ones will make you a strong candidate. I know what the different programs are looking for in strong candidates.
You know in hiring me that you are getting a counselor experienced in BS/MD admissions. One who has worked with students just like yours many times before.
Does that mean I can guarantee admission to a BS/MD program? Of course not. But I can make sure that your student is the strongest possible candidate that they can be.
Want to know the value I can provide to your student? Give me a call and we can chat.
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