Med Mentors has a dual mission:
1) to provide free mentorship to those who may not have access to it, and
2) to provide 1-on-1 professional advising by an expert team of physicians.
With many collective years of experience advising pre-medical and medical students, we have an expert team of physicians who are eager to help you in your journey to applying to medical school or residency.
What sets us apart from other advising companies:
We each have years of admissions committee, mentoring, editing and advising experience.
Dr. Trinh recently completed a clinical research year at Mass Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School and worked with a world-renown thyroid surgeon conducting cutting edge research. She is an incoming Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery resident physician, which is one of the most competitive residency specialties to match into. She served on her School of Medicine’s Admissions Committee for 4 years where she reviewed applications, conducted interviews, and provided evaluations to the decision committee about the applicants. Lily has been an expert editor for over 4 years, developed an online course teaching hundreds of students how to craft a standout personal statement, and has a strong track record of getting her students success!
Dr. Ferrante is an incoming pediatric resident physician at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She graduated from medical school as a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She earned a full cost of attendance scholarship for college, where she double-majored in Neuroscience and English. As a medical student, she served on her School of Medicine Admissions Committee where she conducted applicant interviews, completed hundreds of applicants, and voted on applicants’ acceptance. She has years of experience providing applicants with personal statement edits, application edits, and interview preparation. With her expertise in writing and medical school admissions and her passion for helping pre-medical and medical students, Dr. Ferrante is uniquely skilled to ensure that students will be stellar candidates for their medical school and residency applications!
Dr. Berger is an incoming resident physician who matched into one of the most competitive fields – interventional radiology. He was a very strong medical school applicant receiving over 10 medical school interviews and over 10 acceptances! Dr. Berger served on his medical school’s admissions committee where he conducted rigorous interviews for the medical school applicants and thus, understand how students are evaluated and how they can stand out. He has been involved as a dedicated Med Mentor, advising numerous students on his free time. He has a passion for helping applicants succeed in the competitive admissions process with an extra focus on those from underrepresented backgrounds in medicine.
Dr. Simon is a resident physician in Internal Medicine with a unique perspective, having successfully navigated the residency match process. He recently completed a pre-residency fellowship in Movement and Memory at the Medical College of Georgia working primarily with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. He has experience with the fellowship selection process having reviewed applications and conducted interviews on the panel. He is active in mentorship and has worked closely with medical students and IMGs, revising personal statements and conducting mock interviews. He believes that behind each candidate there is an amazing story and finds great satisfaction in helping them tell it in a confident and compelling manner.
Mekaleya Tilahun is a fourth-year MD medical student currently completing a research year at UCSF. She was a top medical school applicant and received numerous interviews and acceptances. As a first-year medical student, she was on her school’s admissions advising committee and was a pre-med advisor for an organization called White Coats 4 Black Lives through UCSF. She is passionate about increasing diversity and representation in medicine and has offered personal statement editing services as well as one-on-one advising for dozens of students, many of whom are historically underrepresented in medicine. Her goal is to ensure that each student is able to portray their unique story, which will improve their chances at securing a medical school acceptance!
Future Doctor Sinibaldo Romero Arocha (Sini) is a MD/PhD candidate who was an exceptional medical school applicant with numerous interviews and acceptances. He currently attends medical school through a very competitive, fully-funded fellowship. He was on the selection committee of the Mayo Clinic Post-Baccalaureate Program, where he interviewed students and provided his evaluation to the faculty. He has years of experience editing personal statements, primary applications, and secondary applications while being an experienced mock interviewer. Whether you are a first-generation medical school applicant or a nontraditional student, he will tailor his approach to your needs to share your story in the most professional and engaging way possible. Sini is passionate about mentorship and helping students succeed in their journey to medical school.
Med Mentors’ mission is to build a supportive community of aspiring physicians. We hope to provide pre-medical students the guidance, confidence, and skills they need to get accepted into medical school and become great physicians. For our medical students who serve as role models, we hope they will build leadership and advising skills while giving back to younger generations.
Our team of medical students and pre-medical students run our free mentorship program.
Dr. Trinh is originally from Southern California and attended UC Irvine where she received her degree in Biological Sciences. As a first-generation college student in the US and the first in her family to pursue medicine, her mentors played a pivotal role in her journey in medicine. Thus, she sought to pay it forward by creating mentorship opportunities for students through Med Mentors. On her free time, you can find her blogging, doing yoga, and exploring the city.
Daniel brings to Med Mentors a background in statistics and data science. He graduated with a statistics degree from UCLA. He has worked to develop our mentorship match algorithm. His primary programming language is R. Daniel is originally from Los Angeles, California. During his free time, Daniel enjoys running (a lot) and is the Mexican national record holder in the mile. He currently works as a researcher at Oregon Health and Sciences University while pursuing a Master’s in Biostatistics at Harvard University.