1042. A Day in the Life: What's It Really Like to Be a Medical School Admissions Expert?
Shirag Shemmassian, PhD
“Getting my PhD in clinical psychology from UCLA was a huge shift for me. Answering some of the most difficult questions about mental health, human functioning and behavior was particularly influential because it trained me to understand how people might be thinking, why they behave the way they do, how to motivate people, how to understand their struggles more deeply. At the time I didn’t recognize what a powerful impact those insights would have in the world of business. Over time, however, through direct experience in the roles that I had in in the world of work, I soon realized their profound impact in marketing, team building and leadership. Then in our work creating and growing Shemmassian Academic Consulting, we quickly saw the huge value of this knowledge relative to our students’ motivation and commitment to creating a vision and strategy for achieving their personal and professional goals in their lives and careers.”
Dr. Shirag Shemmassian is the Founder of Shemmassian Academic Consulting and one of the world’s foremost experts on medical school admissions, college admissions, and graduate school admissions. For nearly 20 years, he and his team have helped thousands of students get into medical school and top colleges using his systematic and proprietary approach. His admissions expertise has been featured in various media outlets, including The Washington Post and Business Insider. Moreover, he has been invited to speak at Yale, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and other prestigious institutions about various aspects of the admissions process.
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