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.

With many collective years of experience advising pre-medical and medical students, we have an expert team of physician 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 physicians (or future physicians)

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

Lily Trinh, MD

Dr. Trinh completed medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and a clinical research year at Mass Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. She is an Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery resident physician. She served on her medical school’s Admissions Committee for 4 years where she reviewed applications, conducted interviews (behavioral and traditional) and provided evaluations to the decision committee about the applicants. Lily has been an professional editor for over 4 years, developed an online course on writing personal statements, and is extremely passionate about getting her students results. 

Jennifer Ferrante, MD

Dr. Ferrante is a pediatrics resident physician at Johns Hopkins. She attended college on an academic scholarship, where she majored in Neuroscience and English and minored in Spanish and Chemistry. She has experience serving on her School of Medicine Admissions Committee. In this role, Jennifer conducted applicant interviews, evaluated applicant files, and provided direct feedback to the Admissions Committee. She is passionate about helping pre-medical students, and has the necessary knowledge and experience to make sure students will be stellar applicants for their medical school and residency application!

Elliot Berger, MD

Bio coming soon! 

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 completed medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, a clinical research year at Mass Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School, and is an Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery resident physician. She is originally from Southern California and attended UC Irvine where she received her degree in Biological Sciences. At UC Irvine, she was a research intern for the UCI Center of Stress and Health and a NCAA Division I track and field athlete. 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 opportunties for students through Med Mentors. On her free time, you can find her blogging, doing yoga, and exploring Boston.

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 third-year medical student at WesternU College of Osteopathic Medicine in Southern California. She is pursuing surgery and is very passionate about supporting women in medicine. She has lived all over the world and the United States and hopes to one day work with organizations like Operation Smile or Doctors Without Borders and travel the world with her family. She values the mentor-mentee relationship in her own life and wants to help pre-meds value their individuality as they venture into a very difficult field. She loves to travel, flip furniture, and spend quality time with her husband and new pup!

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 Sinai, 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.