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Residency Personal Statement Editing

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Our diverse team of physician editors provide personalized, unbiased, and honest reviews. Each editor brings something different to the table that is guaranteed to enhance your essays and give you that edge. 

Our rigorous application/screening process leaves us with only the finest core editing team of physicians. Reviewing countless essays has allowed us to identify the patterns that make certain applicants more memorable and competitive.

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Meet The Editors

Vidal V., MD

Vidal V., MD

Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Villela is a Diagnostic Radiology resident at Dartmouth. He is passionate about mentoring fellow Latin-Americans, having been raised in Honduras and held leadership roles in the Latin American Medical Student Association as well as Phi Iota Alpha. 

Jackie M., MD

Jackie M., MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Dr. Mirza, an Internal Medicine resident at Mount Sinai and aims to pursue a fellowship in Cardiology with a focus on Electrophysiology. Her journey has been marked by a commitment to teaching, mentorship, and research, alongside her diverse interests outside of medicine. She is passionate about helping others share their unique stories and perspectives effectively, and finds fulfillment in her role at MotivateMD, where she fosters inclusivity and empowerment.

Caleb L., DO

Specialty: Ophthalmology 

Dr. Liles is an ophthalmology resident at Kettering Health in Dayton, OH. During his time at Wright State, he founded an ophthalmology club to raise awareness and provide exposure to the specialty. He has mentored numerous ophthalmology applicants, including reapplicants, guiding them to match in their desired field. Passionate about sharing his experience and insights as a DO applicant, Dr. Liles is dedicated to supporting aspiring ophthalmologists through Motivate MD.

Brendalyn I., MD

Specialty: Psychiatry

Dr. Iweh is a psychiatry resident deeply passionate about mental health, particularly focusing on women’s mental health and transitional age youth. She is committed to supporting future physicians because she understands the challenges of unconventional paths in medicine.

View the rest of our team below by specialty!

Anuj P., DO

Specialty: Anesthesiology

Dr. Patel is an Anesthesiology resident at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. As a first-generation medical professional he values mentorship and has actively mentored others while serving as a tutor and teaching assistant throughout medical school, now excited to contribute to Motivate MD as a resource for aspiring physicians.

Sunny Hutson

Sunny H., MD

Specialty: Dermatology

Dr. Hutson is a dermatology resident at UVM. With nearly four years of experience with MotivateMD, Dr. Hutson is enthusiastic about continuing to offer mentoring and advising support to applicants navigating the challenging medical school application process.


Sheena C., MD

Sheena C., MD

Specialty: Dermatology

Dr. Chatrath is a dermatology resident at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Throughout medical school Dr. Chatrath focused on clinical research in dermatology and remained dedicated to mentoring pre-medical and medical students, providing guidance on applications, personal statements, and interview preparation. Recognizing the challenges of the medical school journey, Dr. Chatrath joined MotivateMD to alleviate some of the associated anxieties and looks forward to assisting others in achieving their career aspirations.


Rachel G., MD

Rachel G., MD

Specialty: Dermatology

Dr. Greene is currently conducting dermatology research. She pursued a non-traditional path to dermatology, initially applying to surgery before changing fields after medical school. During her time at SLU, she completed a health policy fellowship in Washington, DC, with the former surgeon general and was a member of the women’s rowing team. Dr. Greene enjoys mentoring pre-med and medical students and would be delighted to discuss your journey to medical school or residency.

Vidal V., MD

Vidal V., MD

Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Villela is a Diagnostic Radiology resident at Dartmouth. He is passionate about mentoring fellow Latin-Americans, having been raised in Honduras and held leadership roles in the Latin American Medical Student Association as well as Phi Iota Alpha. 

Daniel H., MD

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Dr. Harwood is an emergency medicine resident at Perelman School of Medicine. He brings extensive experience in mentorship, education, and writing from his time in undergraduate studies, medical school, and international healthcare consulting. Dr. Harwood is passionate about assisting applicants with identifying strengths and shaping compelling narratives for medical school and residency applications and interviews.


Elizabeth Y., MD

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Dr. Yim is an EM resident at Mount Sinai Morningside-West in NYC. Dr. Yim is passionate about helping applicants make a meaningful impact in their personal statements and interviews. Outside of work, she enjoys running her program’s social media accounts and catching flights to warmer places to read on the beach.


Jamie

Jamie K., MD 

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Dr. Koopman is an Emergency Medicine resident. She is Passionate about mentorship, Jamie has served as a pre-med mentor for undergraduate students at the University of Iowa, a CCOM peer mentor, and provided tutoring for first-year medical students, aiming to guide and support aspiring medical professionals through every stage of their journey.


Nia R., MD

Nia R., MD

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Dr. Rush is an Emergency Medicine Resident at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY. With a longstanding passion for mentoring and tutoring, she finds fulfillment in assisting students through MotivateMD. Dedicated to supporting individuals through the challenges of their journey, Dr. Rush is excited to continue empowering students to achieve their goals and witness their growth.

Yenchi T., DO

Specialty: Family Medicine 

Dr. Tran is a Family Medicine resident at the University of Minnesota – Woodwinds Hospital. She is passionate about mentorship, as demonstrated by her extensive involvement in tutoring, volunteering, and advising peers on medical school and PA school applications. She aims to be a valuable resource through Motivate MD, providing honest and supportive feedback to aspiring medical professionals, inspired by her own journey and the impact of mentorship on her path to success.

Melissa P., MD

Specialty: General Surgery

Dr. Porterhouse is a general surgery resident at Vanderbilt. As a first-generation college student pursuing medicine, she understands the challenges of navigating medical school and residency admissions. Joining Motivate MD, she aims to offer accessible mentorship to help others achieve their dreams.

Artur S., DO

Artur S., DO

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Dr. Schneider is an Internal Medicine Resident at Mayo Clinic (FL), hails from Switzerland and pursued higher education in the United States on a swimming scholarship at 18. He is an aspiring cardiology fellow. Inspired by the support he received on his journey, Dr. Schneider joined MotivateMD to assist others in realizing their medical aspirations, eagerly anticipating the collaboration with future physicians.


Emma F., DO

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Dr. Fenske is an internal medicine resident at OHSU. She is passionate about mentorship, having founded the Burrell-Aggie Mentorship Program at BCOM to support NMSU Pipeline and pre-medical students, driven by her own journey navigating the medical field without familial guidance.


Jackie M., MD

Jackie M., MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Dr. Mirza, an Internal Medicine resident at Mount Sinai and aims to pursue a fellowship in Cardiology with a focus on Electrophysiology. Her journey has been marked by a commitment to teaching, mentorship, and research, alongside her diverse interests outside of medicine. She is passionate about helping others share their unique stories and perspectives effectively, and finds fulfillment in her role at MotivateMD, where she fosters inclusivity and empowerment.


Paige J., DO

Paige J., DO

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Dr. Johnson, an Internal Medicine resident at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, holds fervent interests in cardiology, critical care, and OMM. Having navigated a challenging path through medical school and securing a residency position, she aims to offer support to others facing the Match/SOAP process.


Robert C., DO

Robert C., DO 

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Dr. Chory is finishing his intern year in internal medicine before transitioning to his R-1 year in radiology. Possessing a keen interest in neuro-radiology, he intends to pursue a fellowship specializing as a neuro-interventionalist. Dr. Chory boasts extensive travel experience, having explored all 50 states and numerous countries.


Haley P., MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine – Pulmonary Critical Care

Dr. Pysick is an internal medicine resident at the University of Iowa. She enjoys the challenge of individualizing plans/areas of improvement for students from all types of backgrounds as each person has their own unique needs and situations.

Akosua O., MD

Akosua O., MD

Specialty: OBGYN 

Dr. Oppong is an OBGYN resident and a graduate of The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She has a strong background in mentorship, having mentored high school girls interested in STEM careers and undergraduate students pursuing medical careers. With firsthand experience of the importance of guidance in the pre-med journey, Dr. Oppong is enthusiastic about assisting others through Motivate MD.


Alexa S., MD 

Specialty: OBGYN

Dr. Svoboda is an OBGYN resident at the University of Cincinnati. Throughout medical school, she engaged in research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and UCCOM’s OBGYN department. With a passion for mentoring and simplifying the medical school and residency journey, she joined Motivate MD to support aspiring applicants through the challenging process.

Caleb L., DO

Specialty: Ophthalmology 

Dr. Liles is an ophthalmology resident at Kettering Health in Dayton, OH. During his time at Wright State, he founded an ophthalmology club to raise awareness and provide exposure to the specialty. He has mentored numerous ophthalmology applicants, including reapplicants, guiding them to match in their desired field. Passionate about sharing his experience and insights as a DO applicant, Dr. Liles is dedicated to supporting aspiring ophthalmologists through Motivate MD.

Jack D., MD

Jack D., MD

Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)

Dr. Defant is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation resident at Ohio State. He is passionate about sports medicine, TBI/concussion rehab and pain management. Outside of medicine he enjoys being outdoors, following sports and being a dog dad to his German Shepherd, Zola. 

Juan L., MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Dr. Lizardi is a Plastic Surgery resident at Yale He possesses an extensive research background that spans publications and presentations in Plastic and Orthopedic Surgery. His profound gratitude for his mentors’ guidance motivates him to contribute to Motivate MD and support aspiring medical professionals, echoing the invaluable assistance he received on his journey to his dream residency at Yale.

Brendalyn I., MD

Specialty: Psychiatry

Dr. Iweh is a psychiatry resident deeply passionate about mental health, particularly focusing on women’s mental health and transitional age youth. She is committed to supporting future physicians because she understands the challenges of unconventional paths in medicine.


Erin O., MD

Specialty: Psychiatry

Dr. O’Keefe is a psychiatry resident in Pennsylvania. Falling in love with psychiatry during medical school for its interdisciplinary nature, she joined Motivate MD to continue her passion for mentoring aspiring medical professionals and contribute to their development. She finds joy in witnessing vibrant narratives unfold through writing and feels privileged to be part of these journeys.

Ansel N., MD/PhD

Specialty: Radiation Oncology

Dr. Nalin is a Radiation Oncology resident at MD Anderson Cancer Center. During medical school, he engaged in tutoring, mentoring, and coordinating academic programs for students. His PhD research in cancer immunology led to numerous publications and presentations. Dr. Nalin joined Motivate MD to utilize his teaching, leadership, and communication skills to guide students through the medical school and residency application processes, leveraging his extensive mentoring experience.


Brady L., MD

Specialty: Radiation Oncology 

Dr. Laughlin is a Radiation Oncology resident at Mayo Clinic Arizona. He is deeply passionate about medical education and has assisted numerous pre-medical students with personal statement editing, advising, and interview preparation. He is excited to be a part of Motivate MD, giving back by utilizing his skillsets to help the next generation of future physicians achieve their dreams!

Priya D., MD

Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Dave is a preliminary medicine intern at Mount Sinai, and is set to begin her diagnostic radiology residency at the Mayo Clinic. With a background in Medical Humanities, including a Master’s in Bioethics from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Dave enjoys leveraging her humanities background to craft compelling personal statements and unify disparate elements in applications.

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Most frequent questions and answers about our services.

Our carefully-selected editing team is currently made up of residents who have completed our rigorous screening, application, and training process.  Some of our editors have either sat on medical school admissions committees or have contributed in some capacity to admissions at their school.  It’s critical for your essays to be viewed from multiple different perspectives, so we make it a priority to have a very diverse team of editors.

You can expect a completed review within 2-3 days. We strive for timely delivery, however, quality and effectiveness are our main priorities.

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The short answer is no.  Although we started by reviewing only medical school application essays, we have been able to cater our editing secrets to make any essay memorable. 

We have helped those applying to medical residencies, dental school, nursing school, and grad/law school, create very effective and unique essays.  Just give us any information you can during the checkout process to help us optimize our reviews to fit your specific situation!