At the free introductory meeting, you'll meet with an expert admissions consultant to see if our program fits your needs, and if we're right to work together.
- Kick the Tires and Discuss Your Goals
- Highlight the Parts of the Application You Need Help With
- Get All of Your Burning Questions About Admissions Answered
- No Hard Sell, We Promise!
The agenda is pretty simple. We will talk about your goals, decide what parts of the application process you need help with, and see if we would be a good fit to work together. We'll also answer your questions about the admissions process. There's no hard sell; it's just a get-to-know-you session, and after the meeting we can decide whether we want to work together.
Over the past ten years of working in Graduate Medical Education, Ali has reviewed thousands of applications from future physicians and interviewed several hundred more. She has personally counseled dozens through the application, interview, and selection processes and works closely with physicians who interview as part of UCSD's School of Medicine Admissions Committee.
Amol is a 2nd-year medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He also conducts student interviews for the College of Medicine and serves as an advisor to first-year medical students. After graduating from UC Riverside, Amol enrolled with Passport Admissions for his own application cycle and loved working with his advising team. He hopes to offer the same excellent support and guidance that he received when he was just a young and hopeful applicant!
Jacqueline has spent nearly two decades in higher education in both administrative and teaching faculty roles at University of Delaware, Delaware Technical & Community College, Cecil College, and Delaware State University. In addition to faculty-administrative leadership, Jacqueline served as Program Coordinator of several health science programs sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH), Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and the Department of Defense (DOD).
Jodi was born and raised in a small town in Iowa. She was a first-generation college student who was accepted into physician assistant (PA) school right after completing her associate’s degree, back at a time when PA training was at the bachelor’s level. She went on to complete master’s degrees in healthcare administration and public health and a PhD in higher education.
In Joshua's senior year at Brown University, he became a teaching assistant for an introductory computer science (CS) course, where he discovered his passion for working with students one-on-one. Excited by the prospect of CS transforming clinical medicine, Joshua has become passionate about helping other students integrate interdisciplinary interests into their medical training.
Lyn studied Psychology and Biology when she attended Yale. She started with The Princeton Review as an Assistant Director in 1999 and after 12 and a half years, the last three spent as Regional Vice President of the West Coast, Lyn decided to work with students directly to help them navigate the increasingly competitive and difficult college and medical school admissions processes, as well as providing much-needed emotional support for students and parents.
After Nate earned his B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College, he continued to pursue his interests through an M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. Supporting patients with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) convinced Nate that he wanted to pursue a medical education, and with the help of Passport, he earned a seat at Albany Medical College, where he currently studies.
Niki Cunningham has been a pre-health advisor for the past 17 years. She has a BA from Brown University (Women's Studies and Modern Culture and Media) and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin (MA, English and Comparative Literature) and Columbia University (MPH, History and Ethics of Public Health and Medicine).
Ryan earned humanities degrees from John Carroll University, Ohio University, and San Diego State University. Before working full-time for Passport, he worked in dozens of editing, tutoring, and instructing roles at five different colleges. He has also worked extensively as an editor for various literary journals, such as Narrative Magazine, New Ohio Review, and Fiction International. He has a strong affinity for words and feels genuine delight when the right ones are found.
Sam was born and raised in Derry, New Hampshire and moved to the Greater Bangor area in Maine for school and work. Attending the University of Maine, she played Division I basketball and was the fourth generation to play a sport at UMaine. For over five years between her work as the Career Counselor in STEM/Health Professions at the University of Maine and the Health Professions Advisor at Stetson University, Sam has helped countless students pursue their career goals and prepare competitive applications for various professional programs.