Matching into a good residency program is perhaps the most important accomplishment in a young physician’s life. However, for anyone who has been through the process without residency advising, they can attest that finding a match can be quite stressful. Many students struggle with residency scheduling and questions such as, “How many programs should I apply for?” “When should I be doing what during the application cycle?” or “What are programs looking for in my personal statement?” Elite Residency Application Advising is designed to provide answers by professionals who have been through the process.

Residency Application Cycle Assistance

Receive advice from our tutors (MD, MD PhD, and non-MD) from a variety of different specialties about each aspect of the residency application cycle. We provide information about ERAS, LoRs, personal statement, scheduling interviews, interview day, rank list., etc.

Personal Statement Workshop

Receive help brainstorming admissions friendly topics to write about in the personal statement portion of your residency application. Also receive the opportunity to have your personal statement edited.

Mock Interviewing

Schedule a mock formal interview with standardized questions followed by extensive discussion and feedback using a comprehensive grading rebric commonly used by schools.

Residency Application Cycle Assistance:

Receive advice from our tutors (MD, MD PhD, and non-MD) from a variety of specialties about each aspect of the residency application cycle.

Assistance with the following components is available:

  • General overview of the application cycle with a focus on the timeline (including important deadlines) and an applicant’s To-Do list
  • Curriculum Vitae editing
  • Personal Statement Workshop
  • ERAS Review and Editing prior to submission
  • Program selection
  • Preparation for interviews & strategies for scheduling
  • Formal Mock Interviews with video recordings
  • Rank List discussion
Sanjeet Patel, MD/PhD - USMLE tutor

Cardiothoracic surgery

Sanjeet Patel, MD/PhD

Sanjeet is completing a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at USC-LA County Medical Center, one of the highest volume CT Surgery Programs in the world. Sanjeet was previously chief resident in surgery at UCLA, a top 20 Surgery residency program. He earned his MD PhD at Baylor.

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Alexandra Rzepecki, MD - USMLE Tutor

Dermatology

Alexandra Rzepecki, MD

Alex has matched into the Dermatology Residency at Einstein-Montefiore Medical Center, ranked among the Top 25 training programs in Dermatology. Dermatology is typically one of the 3 most competitive fields for residency matching. She also matched into prelim transitional year at Memorial-Sloane Kettering, a program universally considered the most competitive preliminary year medicine internship in the country.

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Gaelen Stanford-Moore, MD MPhil - USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Tutor

ENT

Gaelen Stanford-Moore, MD MPhil

Gaelen is doing her Residency at UCSF in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, ranked as a top 15 program in this field, and considered the most competitive ENT program on the West Coast. UCSF Medical Center has been repeatedly ranked as one of the top 10 hospitals in the US. ENT is consistently one of the most competitive residency matches.

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Lauren-Becker USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK

Emergency Medicine

Lauren Becker, MD

Lauren is completing her residency at Denver Health Medical Center, the #3 ranked ER residency in the country. In the last decade, Emergency Medicine has emerged as one of the hottest fields for residency applications, and thus it has become increasingly competitive.

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Caleb McEntire, MD

Neurology

Caleb McEntire, MD

As a former class president at Columbia P&S, a top 10 medical school, Caleb matched into Neurology residency at the Harvard Combined Program for Massachussetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals, two of the most prestigious hospitals in the world. The program is the #2 ranked Neurology program in the country.

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Abigail Garbarino, MD - USMLE tutor

Ob/gyn

Abigail Garbarino, MD

Receiving her MD from Baylor College of Medicine in 2018, Abigail matched into OB/GYN at the University of Pennsylvania. The OB/GYN program at UPenn is the #3 ranked OB/GYN program in the country. Over the past 5 years, OB/GYN has become increasingly competitive for residency matches.

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Karolina Woroniecka, MD/PhD Candidate - USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Tutor

Pathology

Karolina Woroniecka, MD/PhD

As a former MD/PhD student at Duke, Karolina received a direct match into Pathology at Duke Medical Center, a top 20 Pathology program. Her research focus is in T-cell dysfunction as it relates to glioblastoma. Karolina has strong family ties to medical schools in Poland, and has done extensive tutoring work with students from international medical schools.

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Rhodes Hambrick, MD - USMLE Step 1 and step 2 tutor

Pediatrics

Rhodes Hambrick, MD

Rhodes was former Howard Hughes Medical Institute Researcher while completing his MD at NYU. Rhodes matched into Pediatrics at Boston Children’s/Harvard University, the #1 Pediatric program in the country.

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Anup Bhattacharya - USMLE Step 1, Step 2, Step 3 tutor

Diagnostic radiology

Anup Bhattacharya, MD

Anup is a resident in Diagnostic Radiology at Washington Univ–St Louis, the #3 Radiology program in the country. He previously completed his preliminary transitional year at Scripps Mercy Hospital in La Jolla, CA one of the most competitive and desired preliminary programs in the country.

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Cardiothoracic surgery

Sanjeet Patel, MD/PhD - USMLE tutor

Sanjeet Patel, MD/PhD

Sanjeet is completing a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at USC-LA County Medical Center, one of the highest volume CT Surgery Programs in the world. Sanjeet was previously chief resident in surgery at UCLA, a top 20 Surgery residency program. He earned his MD PhD at Baylor.

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Dermatology

Alexandra Rzepecki, MD - USMLE Tutor

Alexandra Rzepecki, MD

Alex has matched into the Dermatology Residency at Einstein-Montefiore Medical Center, ranked among the Top 25 training programs in Dermatology. Dermatology is typically one of the 3 most competitive fields for residency matching. She also matched into prelim transitional year at Memorial-Sloane Kettering, a program universally considered the most competitive preliminary year medicine internship in the country.

Learn More

ENT

Gaelen Stanford-Moore, MD MPhil - USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Tutor

Gaelen Stanford-Moore, MD MPhil

Gaelen is doing her Residency at UCSF in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, ranked as a top 15 program in this field, and considered the most competitive ENT program on the West Coast. UCSF Medical Center has been repeatedly ranked as one of the top 10 hospitals in the US. ENT is consistently one of the most competitive residency matches.

Learn More

Emergency Medicine

Lauren-Becker USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK

Lauren Becker, MD

Lauren is completing her residency at Denver Health Medical Center, the #3 ranked ER residency in the country. In the last decade, Emergency Medicine has emerged as one of the hottest fields for residency applications, and thus it has become increasingly competitive.

Learn More

Neurology

Caleb McEntire, MD

Caleb McEntire, MD

As a former class president at Columbia P&S, a top 10 medical school, Caleb matched into Neurology residency at the Harvard Combined Program for Massachussetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals, two of the most prestigious hospitals in the world. The program is the #2 ranked Neurology program in the country.

Learn More

Ob/gyn

Abigail Garbarino, MD - USMLE tutor

Abigail Garbarino, MD

Receiving her MD from Baylor College of Medicine in 2018, Abigail matched into OB/GYN at the University of Pennsylvania. The OB/GYN program at UPenn is the #3 ranked OB/GYN program in the country. Over the past 5 years, OB/GYN has become increasingly competitive for residency matches.

Learn More

Pathology

Karolina Woroniecka, MD/PhD Candidate - USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Tutor

Karolina Woroniecka, MD/PhD

As a former MD/PhD student at Duke, Karolina received a direct match into Pathology at Duke Medical Center, a top 20 Pathology program. Her research focus is in T-cell dysfunction as it relates to glioblastoma. Karolina has strong family ties to medical schools in Poland, and has done extensive tutoring work with students from international medical schools.

Learn More

Pediatrics

Rhodes Hambrick, MD - USMLE Step 1 and step 2 tutor

Rhodes Hambrick, MD

Rhodes was former Howard Hughes Medical Institute Researcher while completing his MD at NYU. Rhodes matched into Pediatrics at Boston Children’s/Harvard University, the #1 Pediatric program in the country.

Learn More

Diagnostic radiology

Anup Bhattacharya - USMLE Step 1, Step 2, Step 3 tutor

Anup Bhattacharya, MD

Anup is a resident in Diagnostic Radiology at Washington Univ–St Louis, the #3 Radiology program in the country. He previously completed his preliminary transitional year at Scripps Mercy Hospital in La Jolla, CA one of the most competitive and desired preliminary programs in the country.

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Elite Medical Prep tutors have been working with students on residency advising since 2009. Although many students tend to incorporate informal advising into their test-prep work with their tutor, we have developed packages of services for students who want to focus more specifically on their residency application. Students may choose from our complete residency application package, and our mini interview focused residency application package.

Complete Residency Application Package

Our standard package includes 6.75 hours of dedicated work on your residency applications. Our package provides the following benefits:

Residency Application Cycle Assistance:

  • Orienting you to the residency application process
  • Providing responsive email support throughout the residency process

Personal Statement Workshop:

  • Optimizing your residency application personal statement

Mock Interviewing:

  • Putting you through mock interviews and intensive interview preparation
  • Advising you on pre-interview and post-interview etiquette

Pricing for the complete residency application package is $1495.

This includes:

  • A 1 hr initial session with a tutor followed by written feedback
  • 2 hr personal statement editing and revisions. This is typically enough for 3 revisions of the personal statement and 30 min for a preliminary review of the application*
  • Two 1 hr mock interview sessions (30-min interview length), each with a different interviewer, with immediate recap and feedback (30-min). Mock interviews are recorded and available for your review.
  • A 45 min follow up session for Q&A, additional tips and preparation.
  • Ongoing email support for additional questions throughout the residency process.

*More thorough application review and editing can be purchased per hour.

Additional hours of 1-on-1 residency advising can be purchased at standard tutoring rates.

Mock Interview Focused Residency Application Package

If you are a student that feel confident with your application but would like extra help preparing for residency interviews, our mock interview package is a great choice. The package includes:

  • 3 mock interviews with extensive verbal and written feedback conducted over Zoom in the same way Match 2021 interviews are set to be conducted

Pricing for the mock interview focused residency application package is $975.

Additional hours of 1-on-1 residency advising can be purchased at standard tutoring rates.

Residency Advising Resources