Would you like to know the one specific principle that can take an average med school application and make it outstanding, even riveting, to the people who read it?
Are you wondering what you should be writing about in that one-page, single spaced AMCAS personal statement?
Do you feel unsure of what to emphasize, and what to downplay?
Do you have difficulty explaining why you want to be a doctor?
Have you written multiple drafts, only to find yourself repeatedly falling back on over-used cliches such as, “I want to help people”?
Are you worried that you’re either cramming too much in, or leaving important things out?
Do you find yourself obsessing about this one (very destructive) question: “What do they want to hear?”
Or maybe…you’ve been struggling with how to structure your personal statement.
It’s no wonder.
The old “introduction–body–conclusion” essay structure is an informative essay structure that doesn’t work for writing a convincing, compelling med school personal statement. You need a far more effective structure than that.
Hi, I’m Jeannie Burlowski.
I’m a nationally recognized expert in admissions consulting, with 23 years of experience getting students into medical school despite all kinds of application weaknesses and liabilities.
Read on for my views on making your med school application as persuasive and powerful as it can possibly be.
When you and I create an application essay together, what we’re really doing is building a mansion.
If you compare the process of creating a jaw-dropping med school application to building a mansion, I’m the seasoned, experienced architect who helps you to design before you build.
Then, once we’ve created a design for you, I stay with you until everything is complete, until all the rich and beautiful interior finishes and furnishings are perfectly in place.
You need an architect. Don’t settle for a building inspector.
What separates me from the “big box” admissions consulting companies you find online, is that I don’t require you to sweat and work to produce a personal statement on your own before I’ll work with you. (I also don’t restrict my clientele to students with rockstar GPAs and MCAT scores in order to keep my “acceptance rates” up, but that’s a story for another day.)
Honestly, I think you should turn and run from anybody who tells you, “OK, you write an application essay on your own, and then we’ll have an expert on our staff criticize it for you and tell you how to improve it.”
I call that the “building inspector” model for admissions consulting. Med school applicants need and deserve a far higher level of service than that.
After all, isn’t it true that if you’ve just built a tiny garden shed for yourself, no amount of criticism and suggestion is going to turn that garden shed into a mansion?
The way to get a mansion is to design it from the ground up. I help you do exactly that. And if you have a lower GPA or MCAT score, don’t worry. I can help you design a mansion regardless of the building materials you have to work with.
Be sure to read the testimonials from some of my past clients on this site. They’re inspiring, and they’re encouraging.
“What are Jeannie Burlowski’s most popular services?”
I provide kind, supportive help with all aspects of the process of applying to med school, but you don’t have to buy a big package of services in order to get help from me. Just get my help with what you actually need, and that’s it.
The #1 thing students most often ask me to help with:
The #2 thing students most often ask me to help with:
(You need a way to ensure that you don’t just get the same old generic letter of recommendation your professor or employer sent in for other students last year.)
To see a list of additional things med school applicants ask me about, click here.
If you’d like personal help from me with any of these things, click GET HELP NOW.
Whatever kind of support you need, from a little advice to complete supervision, I’m here to help.
Your parents can even get you my help as a birthday present!
Other types of help available from Jeannie Burlowski:
I also help with applications to law, business, grad, veterinary, dental, P.A., physical therapy, occupational therapy, and optometry programs, as well as applications to Canadian, osteopathic, and TMDSAS medical schools. You can see a list of additional things students ask me to help with here.
If you’re looking for my inspiring conference or pre-med group speaking, you can learn about that here. (Pre-med groups in Minnesota can get me to speak for free by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
I also wrote a very popular book.
If you’re a parent and you’re here looking for my help getting your kids through college debt-free and into jobs they love afterward, you can find all that information in my book, which was released in 2017:
If you’d like a little more info about me, read on.
I’m a full time private academic strategist, consultant, and speaker. I have an extraordinary record of getting students into highly competitive law, medical, business, and grad school programs even when college and university advisors said that they “didn’t have a chance.” My work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, NerdWallet, and US News and World Report.
You can learn more about my story at JeannieBurlowski.com/ABOUT. You can follow me on Twitter @JBurlowski.
“With my background and my dismal GPA, I thought I could never get in. Jeannie helped me come up with a stunning essay, though, and one fall evening I got a phone call at home from the dean of admissions at my first choice med school. He was calling to offer me the very first seat in the next year’s incoming class. An incredible honor. I was beside myself with excitement, and my wife sent Jeannie a cookie bouquet!”
–D.M., medical student, MI