If you’re the parent of a premed, you already know the med school application process can be nerve-wracking. After working hard throughout college, your child is now preparing for the next step in a challenging, rewarding professional journey.
This can be stressful for the applicants, and anxiety-inducing for their parents. Sometimes, parents who are physicians themselves feel bewildered by how much the med school application process has changed since they went through it. And if you’re not connected to the medical world, you may feel even more at sea. How can you help your child – without overstepping? How can you provide support and guidance without adding pressure to an already pressured situation?
For many parents, helping their child choose the right consultant is a way of doing exactly that.
Here’s what one parent had to say about her child’s experience working with one of Accepted’s medical consultants:
“A complete game changer. Joey just started working as a site engineer and is training in Virginia. He has very little time and appreciates the concise, quick replies from Dr. Gordon. Quite a style match.
My husband and I, both physicians, are stunned by the drastic change in the application process. We wish we knew enough to guide him, but that just isn’t the case. We can’t thank you and your company for stepping in to assure the best possible outcome for hard-working, capable applicants like Joey.”
When you’re ready to choose a consultant, here are a few key things to look for:
• Consider the “fit” between your child’s needs and the consultant’s personality and style. Do your child and the consultant click?
• What medium does your child prefer for meetings – phone, email, skype, in-person? What is the consultant’s availability?
• What is the consultant’s approach? Will your child work with one dedicated expert throughout the process?
Accepted’s medical experts have wide ranging expertise – and most of all, we love working with applicants.
Working with a consultant can give your child not only the expertise that will lead to an acceptance, but a mentor and a cheerleader to help them thrive in the application process. Your child’s consultant will be at their side throughout the process, so that they can apply confidently. Our expert medical school consultants are standing by ready to guide your child through all parts of the med school application process – from strategy, to assistance with application components, to interview prep, to decision counseling. Contact us today!