- A DROP IN THE BUCKET
cost of completing the medical school application process ranges from
$3,500-$5,500 (and more!).
Secondary application fees
Interview travel (possibly across the U.S. multiple times)
Deposits to hold a place in the class
fees to help you present your credentials and accomplishments as strongly
as possible to Admissions Committees are just a drop in that financial-cost
To put this
into perspective, clients who have worked with me from the beginning of
the application process work with me for an average of less than 5 hrs.,
slightly up from 4 hrs. as more applicants are applying, increasing the
competitiveness for available places in the entering class. (In entering
2015, nationally only 44% of MD applicants matriculated into medical school
and 44% of DO applicants.)
My fees are
based on my extensive experience and knowledge gained during my 26 years
in the admissions process, in addition to my ongoing experience in the
pre-med process, and the importance of competent advice as you work through
the often confusing maze of applying to medical school.
don't you have a "package fee" as many other educational consultants have?"
my experience, my clients don't need to spend $3,000+ for a consulting
"package." In the past three years, only 4% of my clients have spent
more than $2,000. We are efficient together and get our work accomplished
for far less expense than using a "package." You shouldn't
have to pay for time you don't need just to make my bookkeeping easier.
Fees and other nitty-gritty information:
SECONDARY APPLICATION/INTERVIEW PROCESS:
Initial brief telephone discussion to assess our ability to work together:
Complimentary. (Not a working session.)
chat is merely a short "Hi how are you, this is how I work with
clients" conversation. If you feel comfortable working with me,
then we schedule a working appointment.
have a TWO (2) hour minimum fee ($800). Our first conference is a one-hour
conference. All work thereafter is charged on a time-spent (pro-rata)
basis at the rate of $400/hr., billed at the end of the month. Time
credit must be used by April 30, 2017. There are no refunds on used
clients: I spend approximately 15-20 minutes reviewing your Personal
Inventory and primary application prior to a 45 min. phone conference
(shorter phone conference if more material than Personal Inventory/transcript(s)
is to be reviewed).
clients: Our initial one-hour conference includes my review of your
Personal Inventory and primary application while we are together. Local
clients may choose to meet in person, or by telephone conference.
MOCK INTERVIEW(S) only:
- First mock interview is ONE (1) hour
($400); follow-up sessions are pro-rated at the same hourly rate.
- The time we schedule is for you exclusively, and therefore I require
a 24 hr. cancellation notice.
- Longer emails between us usually constitute 5-10 min. of consulting
time and are billed as such. (Most emails are short and therefore are
- Missed appointments are charged in full.
$400 per hour of of consulting (in person or by telephone).
Payment due prior to our first conference for distance clients, or
at our meeting for local clients. Additional work is billed on a pro-rata
basis (time spent = time charged) of $400/hr.
Statements are sent at the end
of each month.
Instead of FedEx, Express mail, or snail mail
may pay through PayPal. Click on the button here. (If you have quesions
about how this works, we can discuss it during our initial brief "get
acquainted" phone conversation.)
Once you have
authorized payment, please email your Client Information Sheet and Personal
Inventory (see following section) to me and we will arrange our first conversation.
FIRST ONE-HOUR CONFERENCE
- You will
have the opportunity to tell me about your interest in medicine, how
it began, how it is part of your life now, and how you envision your
future career. This will set the background for your secondary essays
and mock interviewing. Naturally we will address your important issues
that need immediate attention such as an evaluation/assessment of your
current candidacy for medical school.
It is important that I have copies of your:
The Client Information Sheet/Release
Form/Personal Inventory. This
form is found HERE.
- Resume (if you already
- AMCAS/AACOMAS *verified*/processed
- MCAT results (if available).
- A small digital picture.
IS IMPORTANT THAT I HAVE THIS MATERIAL 24 HRS. PRIOR TO OUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
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- A Drop In The Bucket Payment
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Judith J. Colwell,
Medical School Admissions Consultant
Email: Consulting@judycolwell.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: March 30, 2016
Judy Colwell, 2014