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BS/MD Acceptance – Living the Dream!

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We are proud to be known for helping students get accepted to top BS/MD programs and Ivy League and highly selective colleges.  Our track record conveys our success. Parents come to us with expectations and goals for their children…and WE DELIVER!

One of our (many) clients who currently attends Brown PLME reminded me that when we first met (when he was still in high school), Brown PLME was his dream school. Now he is LIVING the DREAM!

When his parents and relatives visit him, they enjoy dining at Kabob and Curry, because its authentic Indian cuisine is like his ”grandmother’s cooking”.

For juniors who are interested in applying to Brown PLME, we encourage you to read: “Are You Brown PLME Ready?

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Dr. Paul Lowe at Brown University with Bruno

Dr. Lowe and his team embraces Empirical Analytics by using data, technology, client-case studies, campus-expert panels, their specialized knowledge, and over 23 years of experience to answer questions, navigate challenges, predict outcomes to help their clients make informed decisions that provide results-based admissions success. 

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Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network.  He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs. 

Our BS/MD Admissions practice is specialized: Dr. Lowe and his team only work with parents who understand that the BS/MD admissions process is competitive, who desire help from an admissions expert and who see the value and investment in paying for expert advice through a detailed and ongoing comprehensive admissions advisory service for their child’s dream of becoming a doctor.  He also specializes in helping international students in the BS/MD process. Parents who chose to use our services want to call their son or daughter – “Doctor” when they are seniors in high school.

Dr. Tejal Desai Appointed Dean of Brown University’s School of Engineering

Dr. Tejal Desai Appointed Dean of Brown University’s School of Engineering

As Brown alumni, Dr. Paul Lowe (Class of 1982) and Dr. Nadine Cartwright-Lowe, Class of 1982 and PLME, Class of 1985), are always pleased to share the positive changes in their alma mater: Brown University and Brown PLME.

Dr. Tejal Desai will serve as dean of Brown University School of Engineering beginning in September 1, 2022. As dean, Desai will lead the third oldest engineering program in the U.S. and the oldest in the Ivy League. Desai is a professor and a former longtime chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California San Francisco, and inaugural director of UCSF’s Health Innovations Via Engineering (HIVE) initiative. In her research, Desai leads the Therapeutic Microtechnology and Nanotechnology Laboratory at UCSF. She uses micro- and nanoscale techniques to develop ways of targeting and delivering therapeutics to specific places in the body.

Dr. Jain earned a bachelor’s degree in bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering at Brown in 1994, Desai earned her Ph.D. jointly from UCSF and UC Berkeley in 1998.

We congratulate fellow Brunonian, Dr. Desai!

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Dr. Paul Lowe, Class of 1982 at Brown

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Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network.  He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs. 

Our BS/MD Admissions practice is specialized: Dr. Lowe and his team only work with parents who understand that the BS/MD admissions process is competitive, who desire help from an admissions expert and who see the value and investment in paying for expert advice through a detailed and ongoing comprehensive admissions advisory service for their child’s dream of becoming a doctor.  He also specializes in helping international students in the BS/MD process. Parents who chose to use our services want to call their son or daughter – “Doctor” when they are seniors in high school.

Transfer to Ivy Leagues – Top Premedical Programs

In our practice, we are increasingly seeing students who are making the decision to transfer while in their freshman and sophomore years.  Many of these students desire to be medical doctors and had applied to BS/MD programs (and Ivies) and were not accepted. Here are some of the main reasons I see why students decide to transfer:

  • Pre-medical school preparation:  Your current college may not have a strong pre-med program needed for medical school admissions preparation or a medical school acceptance track record. Ivy League schools: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, UPenn and Yale all have top premedical programs.
  • They are unhappy:  Why remain in an environment for four years where you will be unhappy and miserable – and pay tuition, room and board that will cost you (or your parents) $200,000 – $250,000.
  • Institutional prestige:  You may be attending your safety school and you want a second chance for your preferred school or you were discouraged from applying to your dream school.  In any case, you desire what we call an UPGRADE.
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Whatever the reason for transferring, the bottom line is that you need to develop an effective action plan to transfer. Especially, if you are considering to apply to a medical school after college!  

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You want to attend a college with a superior pre-medical program.

Consider seeking professional, expert advice:  Why?  In my professional experience, I find that prospective transfer students need to develop individualized, effective transfer plans and implement them.  As a transfer student, you no longer have the assistance of your public high school or private high school college counselor.  You will need an educational consultant who specializes in college transfer admissions.  You’re basically on your own in the transfer process that is even more competitive than when you applied to college the first time!

Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe, founder and managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group, provides comprehensive counseling advice, exclusively for admissions to top private schools; Ivy League and highly-selective colleges/universities; BS/MD programs; graduate and medical schools and top visual and performing arts programs.   The admissions affiliate: Ivy League Admissions Advisors specializes in admissions to Ivy League and highly selective colleges,  Dr. Lowe also specializes in helping students who have been wait-listed, deferred or rejected gain admission into their top-choice schools: College Application Rejected. and student who wish to transfer to another college:  College Transfer Admissions Advisors.  

Dr. Paul Lowe Named Official Admissions Expert

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Dr. Paul Lowe has been named the official admissions expert of Party with Moms, a digital media company celebrating and serving thousands of discerning mothers through relevant content. Each week, a different mom tells her story: entrepreneurs, bankers, authors, artists, marketers, doctors, lawyers, decorators and even some celebrities — ALL are MOMS, first and foremost.  PWM offers a parenting column, an early childhood column, a mindful parenting column and a college and private school admissions blog.

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Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe, founder and managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group, provides comprehensive counseling advice, exclusively for admissions to top private/boarding schools; Ivy League and highly-selective colleges/universities; BS/MD programs; graduate and medical schools and top visual and performing arts programs.  

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Dr. Lowe and his team embraces Empirical Analytics by using data, technology, client-case studies, campus-expert panels, their specialized knowledge, and over 23 years of experience to answer questions, navigate challenges, predict outcomes to help their clients make informed decisions that provide results-based admissions success. 

With regard to BS/MD Admissions, we know we are the best! Our track record speaks to our success.

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Our BS/MD Admissions practice is specialized: Dr. Lowe and his team only work with parents who understand that the BS/MD admissions process is competitive, who desire help from an admissions expert and who see the value and investment in paying for expert advice through a detailed and ongoing comprehensive admissions advisory service for their child’s dream of becoming a doctor.  He also specializes in helping international students in the BS/MD process. Parents who chose to use our services want to call their son or daughter – “Doctor” when they are seniors in high school.

Parents want a trusted BS/MD admissions advisor with experience to help high school students.

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We now offer a specialized program to help parents of middle schools plan for high school BS/MD admissions.

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Prepare early: Middle School BS/MD Admissions Program

BS/MD Admissions Program for Middle School Students

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Middle school is the perfect time to start college and BS/MD program planning! Starting the process before high school, gives parents (and students) more time to prepare for the competitive admissions process.

Acceptance into BS/MD programs has become more difficult as more students apply and some programs are closing. It’s essential that parents develop pre-high school plans.

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We provide a 3-month enrichment program for parents of middle schoolers (grades 7 and 8) who wish to develop effective college admissions plans prior to their children entering high school. The program includes:

  • Personal Middle-School Comprehensive Assessment & Review.
  • Pre-high school student profile development.
  • High school course curriculum planning.
  • Extracurricular activity planning for high school.
  • Develop plans for possible leadership, research, internship and shadowing opportunities
  • Overview of current BS/MD & Ivy League admissions and current trends.
  • College admissions strategy prior to entering high school.
  • WOW Factor planning prior to entering high school.
  • Parents work directly with Dr. Paul Lowe, M.D., physician-scientist and admissions expert.

Our program helps seventh and eighth grade students prepare for high school before it starts! Remember, once you start high school, courses, grades and activities appear on the college application. You need to correctly plan to navigate the admissions process and avoid making irrevocable mistakes while your child is in middle school.

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Pre-high school planning is essential!

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Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network.  He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs. 

Our BS/MD Admissions practice is specialized: Dr. Lowe and his team only work with parents who understand that the BS/MD admissions process is competitive, who desire help from an admissions expert and who see the value and investment in paying for expert advice through a detailed and ongoing comprehensive admissions advisory service for their child’s dream of becoming a doctor.  He also specializes in helping international students in the BS/MD process. Parents who chose to use our services want to call their son or daughter – “Doctor” when they are seniors in high school.

BS/MD Admissions – The Final Round: The Interview

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Once a BS/MD applicant is accepted to the undergraduate and the preselection phase (in some cases through being invited to the medical school essay – (RPI/Albany Med) they have now entered what we call the finals of BS/MD admissions – the interview process.   Interviews are now virtual and it’s a totally a new game. Interviews are designed to assess communication skills, specifically verbal and non-verbal skills that cannot be measured by standardized exams, resumes, transcripts or letter of recommendations.

Being invited to an interview means that you are a great applicant (on paper), but you now have to convince the admissions committee that they should choose you! Competencies like oral communication, social nd non-verbal skills, body language and teamwork cannot be measured by standardized tests, transcripts and 2-page resumes.

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“Students unconsciously telegraph their expressions and feelings in an interview. Within non-verbal communication, our body movements show our true thoughts and feelings. Admissions officers/interviewers can read you more skillfully than you believe you can read them. One incorrect word, one incorrect phrase, one misinterpreted expression, and it’s over – you are rejected.” – Dr. Lowe

Since each student is unique there is no boilerplate way to prepare for the interview.  You can review questions on the web, read books and even talk with friends, but unfortunately in this final round these all will be unhelpful. From our knowledge network, we know what schools are primarily seeking in future doctors.  Why do we say future doctors?  Because that’s what this interview is all about.

I have discovered that even top students do not realize that etiquette, manners and body language matter in the finals.   It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it, the etiquette and manners involved, and your personal delivery.   Sometimes what you say and how you say it may be misinterpreted. We help our clients with the proper etiquette, manners and body language to surmount the final rung of the BS/MD process.  Dr. Lowe and his team provide BS/MD Admissions Interview Preparation Sessions to help you stand out and become a finalist!

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Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network. He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs.  Many of Dr. Lowe’s BS/MD Admissions clients are international students who want to attend medical school from high school and then enter U.S. medical residency sub-specialties.

Our BS/MD Admissions practice is specialized: Dr. Lowe and his team only work with parents who understand that the BS/MD admissions process is competitive, who desire help from an admissions expert and who see the value and investment in paying for expert advice through a detailed and ongoing comprehensive admissions advisory service for their child’s dream of becoming a doctor.  He also specializes in helping international students in the BS/MD process. Parents who chose to use our services want to call their son or daughter – “Doctor” when they are seniors in high school.

Congratulations to Clients Accepted to Brown PLME

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Brown PLME early decision results are in. We are congratulate our clients who were admitted! Welcome to the class of 2026! Welcome new Brunonians and future doctors!


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Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network. He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs.  Many of Dr. Lowe’s BS/MD Admissions clients are international students who want to attend medical school from high school and then enter U.S. medical residency sub-specialties.

Our BS/MD Admissions practice is specialized: Dr. Lowe and his team only work with parents who understand that the BS/MD admissions process is competitive, who desire help from an admissions expert and who see the value and investment in paying for expert advice through a detailed and ongoing comprehensive admissions advisory service for their child’s dream of becoming a doctor.  He also specializes in helping international students in the BS/MD process. Parents who chose to use our services want to call their son or daughter – “Doctor” when they are seniors in high school.

Are You Brown PLME-Ready?

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I am writing this blog because many parents contact us about Brown PLME. Many parents are aware that Brown PLME is one of the top direct BS/MD programs if not THE top BS/MD program. We find that many students, after visiting several direct BS/MD programs, remark that “Brown PLME is where they want to be”. As Brown graduates, and admissions advisors who have clients who are currently at Brown and have graduated Brown and are now in their medical residencies or practicing medicine, we KNOW Brown is a special place!

So here’s the question: ARE YOU BROWN PLME-READY?

For juniors, who will be applying next year, firstly, I recommend that you read: High School Juniors: Time To Get Serious About BS/MD Plans II. Secondly, you need to consider how to develop your WOW FACTOR. Thirdly, increasing your chances of admissions to a program requires expert advice, a professional who specializes in admissions to top BS/MD programs: Dr. Paul Lowe: Achieving High Acceptance Rates in BS/MD Admissions.

So the real question here is: DO YOU WANT TO BE BROWN PLME-READY?

It’s that simple!


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“Valuable and trusted advice is needed to avoid mistakes” – Dr. Lowe

Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network. He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs.  Many of Dr. Lowe’s BS/MD Admissions clients are international students who want to attend medical school from high school and then enter U.S. medical residency sub-specialties.

Our BS/MD Admissions practice is specialized: Dr. Lowe and his team only work with parents who understand that the BS/MD admissions process is competitive, who desire help from an admissions expert and who see the value and investment in paying for expert advice through a detailed and ongoing comprehensive admissions advisory service for their child’s dream of becoming a doctor.  He also specializes in helping international students in the BS/MD process. Parents who chose to use our services want to call their son or daughter – “Doctor” when they are seniors in high school.

What Happens After You Press SUBMIT on Your Application?

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It’s the height of the college admissions season and students are submitting their applications for the Class of 2025! Many students are curious to know what happens after they press the “SUBMIT” button. They ask: What happens to my application?

From my discussion with admissions professionals at various schools, the admissions committees now begin the daunting task carefully reviewing and evaluating each application, including the essays, supplemental materials, transcripts and supportive letters of recommendations. For BS/MD applicants, the “Why Doctor” essay is also carefully considered. For some schools, like RPI, there will be an additional application after you submit your main application.

As a committee, they evaluate an applicant’s academic achievement, quality and potential; their characteristics and attributes. The admissions committees take into consideration an applicant’s personal background, extracurricular activity involvement, motivation, values, civic and cultural awareness, diversity perspective/tolerance, sense of self and community, attitude, creativity, enthusiasm for learning, maturity, responsibility, concern for others and risk taking. With regard to BS/MD applicants, their commitment, effort, passion and determination to be a doctor is carefully evaluated. It’s one thing to say you want to be a doctor, it’s another thing to show why YOU truly desire to be a doctor.

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After the evaluation process, using a holistic approach and team review assessments, they make decisions on who will be accepted, deferred (early), waitlisted (regular) or denied admission.

To many students seeking to attend prestigious universities, differentiating themselves is not an easy task. They read the same books, visit the same websites and group think in the same communities. We have observed that students (even with the help from parents) have little experience in personifying themselves and developing their WOW Factors (WF).

In the highly competitive admissions process, it’s a fact that applicants who stand out are accepted.  The cultural, intellectual, racial, ethnic and professional DIVERSITY by our design, within our team, helps us to identify what makes our clients stand out and get accepted!  Admissions committees are DIVERSE groups that seek to admit a DIVERSE incoming class of applicants.  Being diverse, and understanding DIVERSITY and how it plays out in admissions selection gives our clients a DIVERSITY COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE!  No other educational/admissions consulting firm can provide this type of advantage!


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Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network.  He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs. 

Our BS/MD Admissions practice is specialized: Dr. Lowe and his team only work with parents who understand that the BS/MD admissions process is competitive, who desire help from an admissions expert and who see the value and investment in paying for expert advice through a detailed and ongoing comprehensive admissions advisory service for their child’s dream of becoming a doctor.  He also specializes in helping international students in the BS/MD process. Parents who chose to use our services want to call their son or daughter – “Doctor” when they are seniors in high school.

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Happy Diwali!

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Diwali, the five-day “Festival of Lights”, is one of the most popular and celebrated holidays in India.  The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. Diwali marks a spiritual awakening and symbolizes “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”.

There are several ways to say Happy Diwali:

  • In Hindi: “Diwali ki Shubhkamnayein” or “Shush Deepavali”
  • In Punjabi: “tuhanu Diwali diyan bohat both vadhaiyan”
  • In Gujarati: “Diwali ni mubarak or saal Mubarak”
  • In Tamil: “Deepavali nalvazhthukal”

What is significant and uplifting with respect to Diwali and my firm is that many of our clients observe Diwali as they are enjoying the campuses of their top-choice colleges which include, although are not limited to Brown, RPI, Boston University, Case Western, Cornell, Rice, Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth.  Many are now in the corresponding medical schools of their undergraduate BS/MD programs.

This year, on day four, I was given gifts and invited to participate in Diwali, with clients who are now friends whose children were accepted to Harvard, Brown (undergraduate), Brown PLME, Harvard, Yale, Cornell and Columbia.


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Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network.  He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs. 

Our BS/MD Admissions practice is specialized: Dr. Lowe and his team only work with parents who understand that the BS/MD admissions process is competitive, who desire help from an admissions expert and who see the value and investment in paying for expert advice through a detailed and ongoing comprehensive admissions advisory service for their child’s dream of becoming a doctor.  He also specializes in helping international students in the BS/MD process. Parents who chose to use our services want to call their son or daughter – “Doctor” when they are seniors in high school.