About Us

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.

Medical school Acceptance
About our expert services

We help you get into your dream medical school or residency program!

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:

Your expert advisors

Meet our physician advisor team

We each have years of admissions committee, mentoring, editing and advising experience. 

Dr. Lily Trinh

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. Jennifer Ferrante

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. Elliot Berger

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. Jason Simon

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, MD Candidate

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!

Sinibaldo Romero, MD/PhD Candidate

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.

Dr. Anna Sutherland, MD

Dr. Sutherland is a current dermatology resident in Boston. She is originally from Colorado and attended Amherst College, where she majored in Anthropology while also completing her premedical requirements. She worked as a clinical trials coordinator at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for two years before attending Tulane School of Medicine for her MD. She has conducted interviews for both her medical school and her residency program, and in the process has also reviewed and edited several applications. She received acceptances from multiple medical schools and matched at her top choice for residency. Anna works with applicants to ensure that their unique strengths and personality shine both on paper and during interviews.

Mentorship - Our Mission

Provide free mentorship to students who otherwise may not have access to it.

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

Meet our mentorship program leadership

Our team of medical students and pre-medical students run our free mentorship program.

Lily Trinh, MD, Co-founder

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 Herrera, Co-founder

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.

Minh Nguyen, Social Media Lead

Minh graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in International Studies and hopes to attend medical school in the next few years. She is a first-generation Vietnamese American and the first in her family to attend college. She wished she had mentors throughout college to guide her through the process, which is why she loves this program! She believes that mentorship will pave the path and break barriers for immigrants and first-generation students like herself. In her free time, she enjoys repurposing clothes, film photography, and traveling.

Hanah Williams, Event and Projects Co-Lead

Hanah is a fourth-year medical student at Western University of Health Sciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Southern California. She attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where she received her degree in Biological Sciences. She has a unique perspective and passion for mentorship and found it invaluable as a non-traditional and first-generation medical/college student. She aims to inspire the pre-medical community by highlighting the variety of ways one can achieve their goals through unique content and resources. While in school, she started her own furniture restoration business and uses her love of art and DIY to work alongside her love of medicine.

Inderbir Bains, Event and Projects Co-Lead

Inderbir is a first-generation MS3 at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is passionate about global health and hopes to do an elective rotation abroad in his 4th year. Currently, his interests are in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. He hopes to work with organizations abroad and incorporate his Master’s in Health Policy and Administration to improve healthcare systems. He went to undergrad in Montana and experienced the great outdoors including Yellowstone and Glacier national park. He hopes to inspire and help students from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed in medicine and life. He loves traveling, hiking, spending time with family, and recently got into snowboarding.

Kenedy Dawson, Social Media Chair

Kenedy is a first year DO/MBA student at Kansas City University and is most interested in PM&R and sports medicine! She is originally from Kansas City, KS and attended Southern Nazarene University for undergrad where she played soccer and studied Biology/Chemistry. She then attended the University of North Carolina for her Masters in Public Health. As the first person in her family to pursue medicine, she relied heavily on her mentors and peers to guide her through the process of getting into med school. She loves to mentor and try to pay it forward as much as she can, which is why she loves Med Mentors! In her free time, she enjoys yoga, running with her goldendoodle, Blue, and trying new coffee shops with her husband.

Harleen Saini, Outreach Chair

Harleen is a third year medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine and currently interested in surgery. She attended Arizona State University where she completed a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and then completed a masters in Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University before starting medical school. She was guided by many mentors on her path to medical school and wanted to help promote these types of connections for pre-meds. This led her to help at Med Mentors! In her free time, she loves learning languages, baking, dancing, and playing piano.

Vanessa Nwaiwu, Event and Projects Chair

Vanessa is a third year DO medical student at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is an international student from Nigeria. She is most interested in the specialties of otolaryngology and general surgery. She is passionate about global health, education, writing, and quality improvement. She is also very passionate about mentorship. Vanessa credits a lot of her accomplishments to the guidance and kindness she received from people who were willing to take a chance on her and she is excited to be a part of the success story of future medical students. She also enjoys running and Korean barbecue.

Annie Yang, Event and Projects Chair

Kenedy is a first year DO/MBA student at Kansas City University and is most interested in PM&R and sports medicine! She is originally from Kansas City, KS and attended Southern Nazarene University for undergrad where she played soccer and studied Biology/Chemistry. She then attended the University of North Carolina for her Masters in Public Health. As the first person in her family to pursue medicine, she relied heavily on her mentors and peers to guide her through the process of getting into med school. She loves to mentor and try to pay it forward as much as she can, which is why she loves Med Mentors! In her free time, she enjoys yoga, running with her goldendoodle, Blue, and trying new coffee shops with her husband.