WHY HIRE NEWPORT?
Because you need an experienced, caring, detail-oriented, professional who will take the time to advise, edit and support you through the entire medical school application process.
Let Newport help you create an outstanding, compelling, authentic medical school application that accurately reflects your demonstrated motivation and qualifications to be a physician.
With 27 years of university advising experience including 15 years as an Assistant Dean and 10 years as a premed advisor, Jennifer Nemecek at Newport has the skills and background to help you realize your dream.
CONSULTANT ROLE The role of a premed consultant is different from an on-campus advisor. I am more of a comprehensive coach, cheerleader, brainstormer, editor, motivator and resource to you for the long haul. Even if you graduate from your undergraduate institution, transfer schools, take a gap year or attend graduate school, I will stick with you. Many schools don't assist alumni so students are often without an advisor for guidance during the all-important application cycle. Consultants are also beneficial for career changers and non-traditional applicants since they often lack access to a traditional on-campus premed advisor.
As a consultant, I fee paying and therefore available to you for however long you want. Often times, university advisors have heavy advising loads and do not have the time to devote to your numerous application questions and editing requests. This is especially true in the early summer when applications are due. I am prepared to read all of your drafts and revisions.
WHY HIRE A PREMED CONSULTANT WHEN YOU HAVE FREE ADVISING AT YOUR UNIVERSITY? Honestly, it's a basic economic law of supply and demand. Administrators are stretched thin at universities and this goes for premed advisors as well. Too many students; too little time. Many universities have excellent premed resources and you should use them! At other larger universities, you could wait weeks for an appointment to get very basic advice with little depth. Just like many students hire a private college counseling consultant; many premeds are now seeking specialized graduate school consultants. With only 39% of the medical school applicants getting in, why take a chance?
NOW THAT WE HAVE ESTABLISHED WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A PREMED CONSULTANT, HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT FINDING A QUALIFIED ONE? Private premed/pre-health consultants is a new growing business model. The best ones are former pre-health advisors like me or they are retired and do this on the side. The best ones specialize in only pre-health advising. It's a niche specialty and you should find a specialist. I have seen some consultants try and cover MBA, Law, Medicine and Graduate school applications and therefore stretch themselves too thin. At this point, you are no longer a specialist and more of a generalist. When it comes to this comprehensive application, honestly go with a SPECIALIST!
Select someone who is ethical and transparent in their advertising and delivery of services. Don't be fooled by expensive packages or people who nickel and dime you for every email. As you can see from my website, I am very transparent. My fees are stated. My background outlined. My resources updated, free and available. I want you to have access to lots of information and resources. If you find the answer on my website, great! If you need more clarification, just ask. If you want to hire me, perfect. At any rate, I am on your side. I am your cheerleader, your mentor, your sounding board.
BE A SMART CONSUMER As with every industry, there are unethical players out there so be mindful. Be aware when companies promise you an acceptance to medical school or your money back or boast their 95 - 100% acceptance rate when the national average is only 40%. Many prescreen clients or only take students with certain scores. Statistics can be manipulated in many ways for marketing purposes so be an educated consumer.
TEAM EFFORT Applying to medical school is a team effort. It is your responsibility to assemble and coordinate a team of supportive, knowledgeable people to help you build your application. Your team may include friends, family, mentors, premed advisors, professionals, doctors, professors and consultants. Each person has a different role to play. You need to first establish a relationship with each individual, then follow through to maintain each relationship. Relationships take time to develop and nurture so be patient and start assembling this team right away as a freshman. As a consultant, I can help you assemble this team and I can play a significant and vital role in your success as an applicant.
IT'S ALL UP TO YOU The bottom line is YOU and only YOU can get yourself into medical school. Yes we as consultants can do a massive makeover on your application but we are not magicians. Yes we all love to celebrate our success stories but sometimes things are out of our control. Your scores are not competitive. You might apply when the statistics show you should wait and complete a postbac or graduate program first. Your list might be too ambitions. You applied TOO late! You might have all the 'right stuff' to get in and you don't bother to apply until late September. Your procrastination or ego cost you your acceptance.
You need someone who will be honest and give you valuable feedback on your candidacy and application. I'll be honest...I'm really honest. I'll tell you what I see and where you need to improve. This may be 'new' news to you or it may confirm what you already suspected. It's the feedback from an expert that you trust that matters in this process. Even my best clients can improve. Together we can strategize how you can improve and make a timeline to achieve your goals.
Is medical school hard to get into?
Yes. So let Newport help you create an outstanding, compelling, authentic medical school application that accurately reflects your demonstrated motivation and qualifications to be a physician.
Do you need medical school advising?
If the answer is yes, then call Newport for your free consultation.