Passport’s 7-Step Application Process
Passport has a proven 7-step application process that has worked for 250 pre-meds and counting since 2007.
What Are My Chances?
Our first step is a free meeting to help you figure out where you have a chance of getting in. We'll talk about your goals, your stats, and your questions about your application. We'll also see where you may need help and whether we might be a good fit to work together. Schedule yours today.
Strategy Session and Timeline
The next step of working together is to figure out your strengths and weaknesses as an applicant. What questions will a medical school committee have about you? How might we answer those questions and accentuate your strengths in your personal statement? What experiences should you talk about in your personal statement, and what strategies should we pursue in your application process?
The timeline then lays out everything you have to do (86 things, by our count) to get into medical school. It's a long list, but we will help you make a plan for everything that comes your way.
We move beyond just GPA and MCAT to find which medical schools uniquely fit what you're looking for. Just hoping to get in somewhere? Not sure what makes one med school different from the next? We can help you come up with a personalized answer to those questions.
After that, our founder - medical school admissions nerd, Rob Humbracht - will help you choose a list of schools that fit you well and provide a spreadsheet full of useful information to help you convey to each school on your list why it's a good fit for you.
As the weeks pass by, we will check in to see how the progress is going and make sure your questions are answered. You'll have the personal email and cell phone of your advisor and editor to get your questions answered.
This personal touch is where Passport distinguishes itself from other medical school advising companies. You're not just a number; you're part of the Passport family. You're not working with someone anonymous; you're working with your personal team of experts.
Essays - From Start to Finish
The essays are probably the most difficult part of the application process for most pre-meds. It starts with the personal statement - a one-page essay designed to answer "Why Medicine" - but continues with the other essays in the primary application, the Most Meaningful Essays, and the Work/Activities section. We will help you brainstorm, outline, and revise each of those essays so that your entire application shines.
We also help from start to finish on the secondary essays. If you apply to 20 schools, you will write 40 to 50 pages of secondary essays. Most companies only help you with one page of secondary essays. One page! Out of 40! We help with a lot more, because we know that the battle for getting in doesn't stop at your primary.
Final Application Review
As you put the final touches on your application, the anxiety builds. Do I use this word or that? Am I really ready to submit? How do I know that I've put my best foot forward?
We've found the best way to make sure students are 100% ready to submit is to have a final application read through from the most senior member of our staff - Passport founder, Rob Humbracht. He will read every word of your primary to make sure it represents you well so that you can submit with confidence.
After your secondaries are in, interview season begins. Our former students have said that their first interview was the hardest, so we help make sure that you are 100% ready for the first one. That starts with a full-on education program (multiple articles and videos) to make sure that you know what to expect on interview day. Then, we pair you with a different advisor - someone you've never met - to do your interview preparation and mock interviews. The feeling of our mock interviews closely mimics interview day, whether that's a traditional interview or the MMI.
The best guarantee in the industry!
If you don't get into medical school - or, if you're not happy with where you get in - we will work with you the following cycle for free.
If you don't get into medical school - or, if you're not happy with where you get in - we will work with you the following cycle for free. Our guarantee doesn't just apply to our most expensive package, either. We offer this guarantee to every student who works with us on all parts of the admissions process.
Our thinking behind our guarantee is pretty simple: once you're our student, you're our student forever. We will help you however we can, and that includes standing by you until you achieve your dreams.