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I wanted to let you know that I got into Harvard and I’m really excited… Thank you so much for your help with interview preparation!Name withheld, medical school applicant

You helped me focus on what’s critical and restored my confidence, which is really the Holy Grail of the interview process.– WK, medical school applicant

Dr. Finkel helped me to convert my essay from “generic rant” into a strong personal journey with a more concrete end-point…This service is not just to correct grammar and sentence structure. Dr. Finkel works with her clients in a comprehensive fashion to help them be the best possible candidate. – MP, fellowship applicant

Hey Dr. F, thanks for all the help…. there is no question that [my personal statement] is a powerhouse…Any other person would be a waste of money because frankly, you are untouchable. – KE, dental applicant

I’ve published ten books and have used editors every time – and this is the best piece of editing I’ve seen. – RB, post baccalaureate applicant

Learning how to “play the game” did not come naturally for me but proved crucial in standing out from the swarm of strong applicants. – JC, medical school applicant

The… residency director…said that he was intrigued by my application, and was calling me because my personal statement was “one of the best he has ever read!” – IS, residency applicant

I can’t thank you enough for all of your assistance and helping me to write a personal statement that would stand out amongst the rest. All I needed was a chance to get in the door… – Name withheld, residency applicant

The interview was great…I could answer very easily because we had practiced together so much… Michelle, I really appreciate your help… It was the most important advice in my life.– JK, fellowship applicant

You have been absolutely wonderful! I know I paid for it, but it still felt like a deal. Your turn around time was remarkable, your suggestions were very helpful and the finished product was fantastic. Thank you, thank you, thank you…I can’t say enough…You did your job and then some. – CD, medical school applicant

Some of your proposed questions came up in the interviews exactly as you had phrased them–needless to say I nailed them!!! – JD, residency applicant

My daughter was so tired after her third year in medical school … I decided a gift of professional assistance would be a good idea. I needed to find someone I felt I could trust… I found that in Michelle… Schools just do not give enough advice to these students whose futures may depend on how well they can write. – JS, parent of residency applicant

I feel as though you are at once a counselor, mentor and role model, and your help has far surpassed that of the medical career services at my Ivy League School. – WK, medical school applicant

Three of the…people I interviewed with came straight out and commented how good they thought the personal statement was. I have never before been praised in regards to my personal statement, so I am sure that your services made a big impact. – Name withheld, fellowship applicant

A program director today told me that my personal statement was the best essay he read this year – SP, residency applicant

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About Dr. Michelle Finkel

Dr. Michelle Finkel

Dr. Finkel is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Medical School. On completing her residency at Harvard, she was asked to stay on as faculty at Harvard Medical School and spent five years teaching at the world-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital. She was appointed to the Assistant Residency Director position for the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency where she reviewed countless applications, personal statements and resumes. Read more

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