Our system is unique in that it ensures that your essay is reviewed by at least two talented editors with diverse backgrounds. We do this to eliminate bias and provide specific feedback and advice tailored to your individuality as an applicant.
Our rigorous application/screening process leaves us with only the finest core editing team of medical students and physicians. Reviewing countless essays has allowed us to identify the patterns that make certain students more memorable and competitive.
We were pre-meds once too, so we set out to make our services something you can actually afford! We found it crazy that most other review services charge anywhere from $300 to $1,000 (for 1 basic personal statement review by 1 person).
MS2 at NYU School of Medicine
Background: 99th percentile score on the MCAT
MS2 at Harvard Medical School
Background: Former freelance content writer
MS1 at UNC School of Medicine
Background: Former English tutor
MS2 at Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Background: Editor for 2 years
MS1 at Wake Forest School of Medicine
Background: Has a love for narrative medicine
MS2 at the University of Minnesota Medical School – Twin Cities
Background: Minored in Global Health
MS1 at Rush Medical College
Background: Past tutor
MS3 at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Background: Published Writer
MS2 at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Background: Tutor for incoming med students
First Year MD/PhD Student at SUNY Upstate Medical University
Background: Has 2 publications
MS1 at the Miller School of Medicine – University of Miami
Background: Earned a Masters of Science in Medical Sciences
MS3 at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont
Background: Medical Student Ambassador
MS1 at NYU Long Island School of Medicine
Background: Has a love for the intersection of medicine and journalism
MS2 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine
Background: Former D1 Athlete
MS2 at Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
Background: A part of the Dual-Admissions program: B.S./D.O.
MS2 at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Background: Secretary of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association
MS2 at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine
Background: President of the Surgery Interest Group
MS1 at the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
Background: Former NDMUN Crisis Committee Co-Chair
MS4 at Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Background: Editor for 2 years
MS2 at McGovern Medical School
Background: Earned a double major in Business Honors and Management
MS2 at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Background: Former writing tutor
MS2 at the NYU Long Island School of Medicine
Background: Past tutor
MS1 at Drexel University College of Medicine
Background: In the accelerated seven year BS/MD medical program
Our carefully-selected editing team is currently made up of physicians and medical students who have completed our rigorous screening, application, and training process. Some of our editors have either sat on 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.
In order to be an editor for Motivate MD, the person needs to check off two boxes. 1. They were accepted and currently attend or graduated from medical school. 2. They have an expertise for English writing. Both a medical student and physician can check off those boxes. We strongly believe that just because someone is a physician does not mean they are qualified to review essays.
That being said, we do have a few physicians a part of our team who are extremely talented. We primarily like to have medical students be editors for one simple reason: They are closer to the medical school application process.
This can vary depending on the time of the year (there is a huge influx of essays from late May through August), but we always have a team goal to get reviews back to people within 48 hours. We have a guarantee of a 2-3 day turnaround. We strive for timely delivery, however, quality and effectiveness are our main priorities.
We find it essential to have at least 2 of our talented editors review your essay. Many other review services will just have one person look over your essay, but we have found that this leads to a biased perception, and ultimately, a minimally effective essay.
Motivate MD takes a different approach. Having at least 2 trained editors review your essay, will help eliminate bias and will ensure your essay resonates with the entire admissions committee.
After you purchase a review package, you will get an email with what the next steps are. All drafts and reviews are sent within the Premed App.
You will receive a confirmation email for your purchase (check your trash/spam folders, if you don’t see it after a day) that outlines the immediate next steps in our review process.
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, PA school, 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!