I met Rachel as a medical student in 2013. She was my advisor at the time, and her knowledge and expertise in that area, coupled with her kindness, brought me comfort and reassurance in a time of great stress and uncertainty.
I have only gratitude for her dedication and friendship throughout medical school.
Rachel consistently went above and beyond the call for medical students during her time as an advisor in the Office of Student Affairs.
Navigating the convoluted maze that was medical school was much easier with people like her helping us.
I met Rachel in the summer of 2012 just before the start of medical school.
She was there to guide me as the year began, and always helped me keep my sanity.
She guided me through medical school, organizing away rotations and applying and matching to residency.
She was open to questions, and always helpful. I couldn’t have asked for a better advisor!
Rachel help me through the ups and downs of medical school. She was very supportive. She helped me obtain the AOA Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship. She was always very accessible and supportive. Rachel helped me through a grueling task that is applying to residencies, and always made time for me when I had questions.
I am now where I have always wanted to be. A big thanks to Rachel for helping me reach my goals.
Rachel was my medical school advisor through all 4 years of medical school. With Rachel's help I was able to score in the 90th percentile on USMLE Step 1 and Step 2, graduate with honors and match into a top choice in my preferred specialty of orthopaedics.
I sincerely believe that I would not have been as successful without Rachel's expertise. She went the extra mile to help me to keep a consistent with studies for course work, formulate a study plan for USMLE step exams and schedule away rotations. She helped edit and revise multiple drafts of my personal statements and always kept me on track for deadlines in each phase of my medical education.
She helped me make connections with residents and attending physicians in my specialty of choice. These relationships afforded the research opportunities and allowed me to get solid letters of recommendation. During the pre-match phase Rachel helped my wife and I successfully navigate matching as a couple.
Rachel was also there to listen throughout medical school during challenging times and times when I was completely frustrated. I can't recommend Rachel highly enough, she is smart, conscientious, thorough and has a unique perspective having worked with both medical students and residents.
I was fortunate to have Rachel as my academic advisor during my time as a senior medical student from 2009-2011.
This is a difficult time, during which a medical student must take licensing examinations, transition from classroom work to clinical medicine, decide upon the specialty he or she will practice for his or her career, and apply to residency programs.
Rachel was not only able, but excited to help me navigate these challenges.
Thanks to her smile, positive attitude, and ability to help me find the answers and advice I needed, I always left our meetings feeling uplifted and with a plan of action.
I am very grateful for the guidance Rachel provided me, and I believe her skills and experience will be a valuable asset to many more medical students and resident physicians in the years to come.
I have known Rachel since 2008 when I started medical school. One can expect expert guidance and assistance. Rachel has a friendly demeanor and is receptive to the individualized needs of the student.
She sees each student and every advising interaction as unique and adapts her style, strategies and methods depending on the student’s needs and situation.
Her expertise is not limited to the medical school experience but also extends to knowledge about residency. Accordingly, her advice on navigating ERAS, personal statement and selecting a residency are grounded and practical.
To have an expert’s opinion on how to advance in medical school and succeed in residency is not only invaluable, it will allow you to better focus your education and clinical duties both through your medical student education and residency training.
Most importantly, Rachel will be your advocate, she will be truly invested in your success. Overall, she will help you gain a greater agency and ability to self-advocate and navigate. .
I met Rachel in 2009 and we continued our journey through medical school together until my graduation in 2013.
I cannot express how helpful she was and how crucial her expertise and professional advice was to me as I advanced through medical school. In addition to being a source of advice, she was also a source of encouragement and created a safe environment that I think every student needs as they are trying to adjust and succeed in such a competitive field.
I could not have done it without her!
I have known Rachel since I was an M1 medical student. I am now an Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine.
Rachel has an in-depth experience with the medical school and residency process. She understands the pitfalls of the process and anticipates needs.
She will work with you in a thoughtful and timely manner. I would highly recommend her services to any person going through any stage of the process of becoming a physician.
I first met Rachel in 2009 as a medical student in Chicago. Pursuing medicine had been my dream since I was a little girl, only to finally reach my 3rd year of medical school and encounter one of the biggest challenges of my life.
Rachel was there to offer incredible support, phenomenal encouragement and a plethora of resources which together fortified my resolve to overcome and eventually receive my 1stchoice for residency at one of the highest ranked programs in the country for my specialty.
Rachel truly has a gift for working with students and creating an open and welcoming space to thrive. She is exceptional!
Rachel counseled me throughout medical school.
She helped me make sure I always took the right steps to reach the career I had envisioned.
She personally invested in me, and was always available for helpful advice.
Rachel is accustomed to working in an environment where extreme dedication to the job is customary and hard work is de rigueur, yet even in this setting her work ethic and commitment stand out. She never short-changes any task, no matter how small, and is always a model of professionalism.
On a personal level she is compassionate, caring and someone we are all privileged to know.
Rachel served as my medical student advisor for all 4 years of medical school. She was always accessible, and did her best to help me every time we met. Even if she didn't have immediate answers, she would seek out others who could get me answers and any help I needed.
She continues to keep in touch with me even now, years later. Rachel is truly a caring and genuine person.