Welcome to MyTargetMD!
I assist M.D. candidates, D.O. candidates, D.V.M. candidates, and applicants to health science graduate programs with all aspects of their applications.
The greatest challenge concerning a career in medicine or the health sciences is gaining admission to the target schools or programs. The situation is particularly poignant for applicants to allopathic medical schools; according to the AAMC, 21,388 of the 51,680 applicants (AMCAS and TMDSAS combined) will matriculate in the fall of 2018. That statistic alone suggests that applying to medical school is a complex process that requires professional assistance. The admissions data governing osteopathic medical schools, veterinary schools, and allied health graduate programs also depict a high level of competition for acceptance to these areas of professional education.
Your acceptance chances depend not only on your diverse accomplishments, but how you present them to admission committees. With my professional guidance, you can optimize the likelihood that you will achieve your goals: gaining admission to several medical schools or professional programs, and pursuing a career in health care.
I am a seasoned admissions consultant with 30 years of combined experience in higher education administration, research, and teaching. For the past eight years, I have been advising and editing applications for candidates pursuing admission to medical schools, veterinary schools, and graduate programs in the allied health fields.
In regard to medical school applications, my professional activities focus on assisting students develop and write successful AMCAS primary and secondary applications. The AMCAS Application for the 2018-19 admission cycle opens on May 1st and AMCAS Application submission starts on May 31st. Thus it is timely for prospective MD candidates, who intend to join the Class of 2023 at a medical school in the USA, to commence work on their AMCAS primary application.
My professional services for M.D. candidates (applying through AMCAS or TMDSAS) and D.O. candidates (applying through AACOMAS) include:
1. selecting medical schools,
2. developing and editing:
2.1. the AMCAS Report “Personal Comments” essay,
2.2. the AMCAS Report “Experience Entries,” including the additional remarks for the “Most Meaningful Experiences,” and
2.3. The AMCAS Secondary Applications (specific to individual medical schools) focusing on the synergistic relationship of candidate and specific school,
3. helping candidates prepare for the CASPer (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) that is required by an increasing number of medical school admission committees,
4. assisting candidates prepare for the MMI (Multiple Mini Interview) that is held at medical schools,
5. developing and editing letters of intent.
I also provide comparable assistance for D.V.M. candidates (applying through VMCAS and TMDSAS) and applicants to graduate programs in nursing and the allied health professions (e.g., CASPA, PTCAS, AOTA).
My consulting and editing fee is $60 per hour. You can purchase my professional services at this hourly rate or in the context of one of these four Consulting and Editing Plans:
I am glad to provide estimates for services so you can choose the hourly rate or a specific Plan. All services must be paid in advanced by personal check, QuickPay, Zelle, or PayPal.
I provide each client a letter of engagement detailing the contracted services and payment received, assuring confidentiality, and guaranteeing the performance of the selected services. Advisory and editing services are rendered after receipt of payment.
I normally complete the editing of essays and statements (including the background research) within 48 to 72 hours.
I can be reached at email@example.com and at 319.400.1485.
I accept a limited number of clients for each application cycle; thus, interested individuals should contact me at their earliest convenience.