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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.

Immigration Policy Effect: International and H4 Applicants to BS/MD Programs

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Changes in U.S immigration policy have a direct effect on students who are applying to BS/MD programs, for example, as a result of delays in issuance of Green Cards (also called Permanent Resident Cards). If their parent’s Green Card doesn’t come through before they turn 21, they “age out.” They then have switch to student or work visas to remain in the U.S. or face deportation. Delays in visa status can result in clouds of uncertainty. We work with many students whose parents are professionals who are highly skilled and come to the US mainly on the H-1B work visas who covet a Green Card or permanent legal residency.

We have worked with students who, because of delays in parent Green card approval, had to indicate that they were international students on their college applications, therefore limiting the number of BS/MD schools to which they could apply and disqualifying them from financial aid. Fortunately, over the years, many were admitted to several BS/MD programs, including but not limited to: Brown University Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME), Boston University Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program and Case Western Reserve University Pre-Professional Scholars Program in Medicine.

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We interface with families, embassies, consulates and immigration law firms to help our clients navigate the college-BS/MD admissions process.


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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.

Black Men In White Coats

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A UCLA study by Dr. Dan Ly, an assistant professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, finds that the proportion of physicians who are Black in the U.S. has increased by only 4 percentage points in the past 120 years, and that the share of doctors who are Black men remains unchanged since 1940. Black Americans represent 13 percent of the U.S. population.

Fewer Black men have applied to medical school in 2014 than in 1978 and only 2.7 percent of American medical doctors are Black men. The negative trend for Black men could make it harder to meet the growing demand of the primary care physician shortage. Several medical schools are now beginning to focus their attention on effective pipeline programs if they hope to attract, retain, and graduate more men from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds.

Black Men In White Coats, founded and created by Dr. Dale Okorodudu (a pulmonologist and critical care physician), “seeks to to increase the number of Black men in the field of Medicine by exposure, inspiration, and mentoring.  To accomplish this, they are partnering with various medical schools across the country to produce outstanding short documentary videos which bring awareness to this issue that not only affects the black male population, but also the nation as a whole”.

As a Black physician-scientist and educational consultant an organization like this important to increase diversity in medicine. Dr. Lowe’s blog – Diversity: Utilizing Our Differences for 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.

Dr. Mukesh K. Jain appointed Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences at Brown University

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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. Mukesh K. Jain will lead biomedical research and education at Brown University, and serve as Warren Alpert Medical School dean beginning in March. He is a physician-scientist, cardiovascular specialist and healthcare leader who is currently at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Dr. Jain earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Buffalo and his M.D. from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and fellowships in research and cardiovascular disease at Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


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Dr. Paul Lowe visiting his alma mater at the Van Wickle Gates at Brown University

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Over the last 23 years, Dr. Lowe has helped hundreds of students get accepted to BS/MD programs. His experience and expertise transforms his students into ACCEPTED candidates
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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. 

Seeking BS/MD Help as Seniors in October? It’s Too Late!

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It’s mid-October, and we are currently receiving calls and emails from anxious parent of high school seniors requesting BS/MD Admissions help. Here is the problem for these parents (and students). It’s too late!

Valuable and trusted BS/MD advice starts as early as middle school prior to high school. The optimum time to hire an educational consultant, who specializes in BS/MD admissions, is sophomore or junior year (when you see that the student is committed to being a doctor), they have at least one year of high school grades.

Many of the parents contacting us, at this time, are making two major mistakes in BS/MD admissions:

  1. Requesting that we only work on essays.
  2. Hiring multiple educational consultants.

In the first case, to help students develop meaningful and admissions-type essays, one has to thoroughly understand the personality, characteristic, achievements and WOW Factor of the student. This understanding takes months. In the second case, hiring multiple consultants may cause inconsistencies in developing what I call the WOW Factor narrative.

Not surprisingly, when we receive these calls, students sound exactly alike: high SAT/ACT scores, 4.3 and above weighted GPA, shadowing, published research paper (or two), a website indicating that they have helped socio-economically disadvantaged students.  Their achievements sound exactly alike; it is as though they have been reading the same books, visiting the same websites and talking with the same people.  Although these parents have yet to experience the outcome of this practice, it generally means they have prepared their children to be rejected from BS/MD programs and Ivy league and highly selective colleges and universities.  By simply procrastinating, their mistakes are irreversible and irrevocable.  It is simply too late for our firm to correct their mistakes or make recommendations to enhance their student profiles.

BS/MD admissions is super-competitive.  We find ways through our experience and knowledge to help our clients stand out.  We know that our clients who have retained us from the sophomore or junior year will look and sound superior to other students. Our acceptance results speak to this!

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Only first place wins in competitive admissions!

My team and I prepare our clients to win first place (because there are no second or third place seats in competitive college and BS/MD admissions).

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In the admissions race, our clients are winners!

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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.

BS/MD Admissions: Your WOW Factor Matters

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WOW Factor matters in BS/MD Admissions!

Over the past 10 years, I have been talking in my webinars/seminars and writing in my blogs about the WOW factor and its importance in successful college admissions acceptance! This is just as important in BS/MD admissions as more student sound the same on their applications: High GPA, great SAT/ACT scores, helping the economically disadvantaged, publishing research papers shadowing a “gazillion” hours and of course “ill-constructed” 4-page resumes. With all this sameness, when parents call our practice to hire our services, we can almost pre-determine that they will be rejected from BS/MD programs as well as Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities.

When parents (who were not our clients!) call us after their child has been rejected and they hire us we immediately see by reviewing their applications, essays and resumes why they were rejected – no WOW Factor!

We can even sometimes determine which region in the US. (Texas, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, New Jersey, etc) they are from simply by reviewing their resumes, courses taken shadowing etc. – and so can universities! They sound exactly the same. This, of course, makes it easier for admissions committees to reject in bulk from the same high schools and regions!

Dr. Lowe and his team continue to use the Wow Factor Admissions Concept with their clients.

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What’s your personal “Wow Factor” that will make you stand out and get accepted to the college of your choice? It’s a factor that your admissions officer will look for as well as discuss with the other admissions committee members as to the reason you should be accepted.

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Who do think an admissions committee will choose to enter a BS/MD program? See: Our Acceptances…Our clients all have WOW Factors!

What is a personal “Wow Factor”? Your charisma, confidence, motivation, initial impression, appearance, communication skills, attitude, self-esteem, authenticity, presence, etiquette, manners, harmony, rhythm and vibe all contribute to your wow factor.  Your wow factor is what makes you different! It’s your distinguishing trademark, your personal brand that must be placed in a positive light to a committee of six to ten diverse people to get accepted. It’s the kind of aura that is genuine, authentic and resonates. To truly identify your WOW factor, you need an outside perspective, a third party, that understands how admissions committees will review your character.

It takes Dr. Lowe and his team hours to weeks discover and months to cultivate a client’s WOW factor. After that, we develop strategies to convey that brand to Ivy League and highly selective colleges and BS/MD programs. We are confident that our clients compared to anyone in their school or region will have their WOW Factor – that that why they get in!!!!

Our admissions strategies help applicants spotlight their unique characteristic(s) that make admissions officers say Wow! We want this student!” 

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Over the last 23 years, Dr. Lowe has helped hundreds of students get accepted to BS/MD programs. His experience and expertise transforms his students into ACCEPTED candidates

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.

Here is something else you need to know as to why you should hire an expert – Dr. Paul Lowe

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Dr. Lowe and his team of diverse admissions experts provide unrivaled, unmatched and unparalleled admissions advisory and educational research services for their clients. Most importantly, you work DIRECTLY with Dr. Lowe and get the benefits of his entire team. By working with Dr. Lowe, one-on-one, you work with his reputation, his expertise, his experience and his success!

Dr Paul Lowe: BS/MD Programs in New York

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This year we decided to have a conversation with clients who were accepted to BS/MD programs in New York who are currently enrolled and who graduated and are now medical residents or practicing physicians. Some programs were research-based and others were clinical-based. Regardless, our clients gave high marks for these BS/MD programs located in New York!

Here is a list of BS/MD Programs in New York:


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Over the last 23 years, Dr. Lowe has helped hundreds of students get accepted to BS/MD programs. His experience and expertise transforms his students into ACCEPTED candidates!

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.

TCNJ/New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) 7-Year Combined BS/MD Program

I have visited TCNJ several times over the years. I must state that it is an amazing campus! My discussion with students and admissions officers reveal that it is an excellent learning institution!

TCNJ/NJMS is a 7-year direct BS/MD program where students are accepted to both the medical school and TCNJ and to earn both the baccalaureate/BS degree from TCNJ and the MD degree from NJMS in seven years.

It’s a 3+4 program where students spend three years at TCNJ in an approved major (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Philosophy, Physics, Economics, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Science (mechanical or electrical emphasis), Math, Spanish or History) and four at NJMS. Upon successful completion of the first year of medical school, the student is granted the BS or BA degree in the chosen undergraduate major from TCNJ. The M.D. degree is then earned at the end of four years at NJMS.

On average 400 students apply each year, and about 40 students are accepted in TCNJ/NJMS.  Last year, 2 of our clients were accepted to TCNJ/NJMS.

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BS/MD Program Knowledge: Our clients attend BS/MD programs across the United States. We know their academic and extracurricular experiences and WOW factors. This is important because in addition to our personalized strategies to help you, we apply this knowledge to your BS/MD applications, individual college supplemental applications, essays and interviews.  We understand the curriculum, culture, and unique opportunities available at each of the universities and therefore, Dr. Lowe and his team can provide their clients with the competitive advantage needed for 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. Paul Lowe: Popular BS/MD Programs

As we review BS/MD programs and the where our clients have applied and have been accepted (and enjoyed the academic and campus experience), we have developed a list of “Popular BS/MD programs”

Here is our list of popular BS/MD programs based on our survey:

  1. Brown’s Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME)
  2. Boston University – Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program
  3. Rice/Baylor Medical Scholars Program
  4. Baylor2 Medical Track Program
  5. Case Western – Pre-Professional Scholars Program in Medicine
  6. Penn State’s Accelerated Premedical-Medical Program
  7. University of Rochester – Rochester Early Medical Scholars
  8. RPI/Albany Medical College – Physician-Scientist Program
  9. Virginia Commonwealth University – Guaranteed Admission Program
  10. University of the Pittsburgh – School of Medicine Guaranteed Admissions Program (GAP)
  11. Rutgers University – 7-Year BA/MD Joint Degree Program
  12. New Jersey Institute of Technology – New Jersey Medical School

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Over the last 23 years, Dr. Lowe has helped hundreds of students get accepted to BS/MD programs. His experience and expertise transforms his students into ACCEPTED candidates!

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.