From State School to 6 Fully Funded MD/PhD Programs

Learn how Patrick went from a state school with limited resources for MD/Ph.D. applicants to getting into six fully funded programs!

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

“The reasons why I decided to work with Inspira specifically were the transparency and the expertise.”

Challenges

Patrick knew he wanted an admission counselor’s help after noticing the lack of resources at his public college. He said that while he loves his school, they “don’t have a lot of MD/Ph.D. applicants.” While the health professions advising center at his school “is good at getting people into med school, they didn’t have a lot of applicants” like Patrick. 

Additionally, Patrick found navigating the Internet for resources challenging. “I wanted someone who could teach me how the application process worked and how to craft my experiences in a way that was engaging and compelling,” said Patrick. While he felt he had the “ingredients” to make a good application, he was searching for a way to piece them together.

How Inspira Advantage Helped

After reaching out for a consultation with our “very, very kind” and “knowledgeable” team, Patrick was ready to be paired with his best-fit counselor. Our expert medical school admissions counselors bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and relevant insights to aspiring healthcare professionals we work with. Patrick knew his counselor’s advice was relevant and that he could trust it, given his many years of experience. 

We used Patrick’s experiences and activities to help him piece together a cohesive application narrative. Patrick said his counselor helped him put all the pieces together in a “way that made sense, was engaging, and helped me get interviews.”

Outcome

Patrick was accepted to six fully-funded MD/Ph.D. programs: the University of Rochester, Washington University in St. Louis, Vanderbilt University, UMichigan – Ann Arbor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Johns Hopkins University.