From a Strategy for Success client:
"I wanted to let you know that I matched into my # 1 ranked program! The plan you created made all the difference. I would never have thought to do those things. The advice went so far beyond what you typically hear."
I'm Dr. Samir Desai, and I'm very passionate about helping individuals reach their goals in medicine.
I've partnered with hundreds of applicants to help them reach their goals, whether that's via coaching for a medical school or residency interview, or via a Strategy for Success session with a student or IMG planning for medical school or residency applications.
For every service listed below, you will work personally with me.
I derive great satisfaction from partnering one-on-one with applicants. But in order to provide personal, highly individualized coaching to every single one of my clients, I limit the number of applicants with whom I work. To check my availability, please send an email.
More details about these services are provided below.
We have a strong track record of success in placing U.S. medical students and international medical graduates into competitive specialties and residency programs. Our success is based on the utilization of a highly individualized approach that requires an extensive understanding of your background, credentials, and professional aspirations.
I've worked with top students, as well those facing significant obstacles or challenges. Among the challenges I've helped my clients overcome:
Low USMLE Step score (or failed attempt)
Low COMLEX score (or failed attempt)
Poor clerkship performance
Poor preclinical course grades or performance
Failure to Match
Need to Match in a particular geographic area
Concern about matching because of few interviews
To learn more about these services, see below for links.
Strategy for Success Session
"I wanted to let you know that I matched into my #1 ranked program! The plan you created made all the difference. I would never have thought to do those things. The advice went so far beyond what you typically hear"
Letter of Recommendation Editing Service
Has your attending physician or advisor asked you to draft your own letter of recommendation? Not sure how to proceed? We can help you develop a powerful letter.
CV Review and Editing Service
Although your personal and unique CV won't be a part of your residency application, the CV will play an important role in your chances of matching successfully.
The CV is used by medical schools to complete your MSPE, advisors seeking to provide you with the best possible advice, letter writers wishing to write you strong letters of recommendation, faculty members considering you for research opportunities, and scholarship and award programs
Interview Coaching Service
"Dr. Desai went through every possible permutation of interview questions that I expected to receive during my interview. We thoroughly went through and discussed every question and how best to present myself in a favorable light."