The BA/BS-MD Essay Process
BA/BS-MD programs are an accelerated 7 or 8-year degree that enables applicants to skip the MCAT and go directly to medical school after earning their undergraduate degree. Without question, more is required if you are pursuing these competitive and challenging programs. You are expected to communicate a full and textured life of academic pursuits, extracurricular interests, and internship and summer experiences to draw from and write about. I help you take your extracurricular experiences and spin them into compelling tales about what you know and what fascinates you about medicine. These essays need to make an indelible impression on admissions officers and help them make the incredibly competitive decision about who to accept, a process which I am well-equipped in helping them develop.
- Via telephone, we will discuss the Common Application essay prompts as explained in the Common Application essay page. Then we discuss the BA/BS MD supplement essays for the first school. We brainstorm, outline, then first drafts are written.
- When I’ve received the first draft, we discuss what works and what doesn’t. The applicant uses our notes and suggestions to write another draft.
- Next up is one more review of their draft. This is where we flag up mistakes or errors the applicant has made.
“I knew I was applying to highly competitive BA-BS/MD programs. I knew I had what it takes, I just wasn’t sure how to get it across to the admissions team. Robert and I had a great time working together and I ended up getting into Case Western!”
—Nikita D, Class of 2025
of our students were accepted to their first-choice school!
“The entire process went so smoothly. You’ll definitely be hearing from us next year with our younger daughter.”
—Susan H, Dallas, Texas