BS/MD Admissions Advisors – Our 2022 Acceptances

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OUR RESULTS ARE HERE!  We are proud to tell you about our Class of 2022 results!  It was a tough year for many!  And we expect next year to be even tougher. 

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Fortunately for our clients, this year was an amazing year!  ​​97% BS/MD Admissions clients, including international, students were accepted to BS/MD programs!  It was a major celebration for parents! Please read some of parent and student Thank you notes/Testimonials.

Our parents of the below students are happy, overjoyed and excited that they can now call their sons and daughters “Doctors”!  

  • Boston University – 3
  • Brown University PLME – 8
  • Drexel University – 2
  • Penn State/Jefferson Medical College – 2
  • NJIT/Albert Dorman Honors College – 4​
  • RPI/Albany Medical College – 6
  • Rutgers – New Jersey Medical – 3
  • Siena College/Albany Medical College – 1
  • SUNY – Downstate -1
  • ​SUNY – Upstate – 2
  • Temple University – 3 
  • TCNJ/New Jersey Medical – 3
  • Union College/Albany Medical College – 2 ​
  • ​University of Connecticut – 2
  • University of Pittsburgh – 3
  • University of Rochester – 2
  • ​Virginia Commonwealth University – 5 

By the way, this year, several of our clients were accepted to MULTIPLE BS/MD programs!!!!! 

What’s our secret?  Three reasons:

  1. We do our homework!  We spend unlimited time with our clients!  We know programs and what they are looking for in applicants!  We have long-standing professional relationships with and communicate with admissions officers at BS/MD programs!    
  2. As BS/MD admissions experts who are medical doctors and well-connected with alumni of doctors and medical educators, we know how our clients will be compared to other applicants in any given year!
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Reason 3: Several clients this year referred to Dr. Paul Lowe as a BS/MD Admissions Guru!  As a physician-scientist and admissions expert, Dr. Lowe develops winning strategies for his clients!  Clients work directly with Paul R. Lowe, M.D. by participating in continuous weekly parent-student-Dr. Lowe SKYPE/ZOOM meetings.  What’s the result of these strategic game plan meetings – BS/MD program acceptances!


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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 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. 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.

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.  

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.

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. 

Your BS/MD Admissions Game Plan: University of Cincinnati Connections Dual Admissions Program Closed for 2021

“Your BS/MD Admissions Game Plan” is a blog series created by Dr. Paul Lowe that discusses BS/MD Admissions.  With such a competitive environment and the immeasurable value and benefits of BS/MD programs, the need for an admissions game plan is ESSENTIAL.

At BS/MD Admissions, we discern that many students and parents are clueless about what to do, when to do it, where to do it, who to contact, and why do it.  They fail to discover what they are doing that’s wrong, or they discover what they’ve been doing is wrong when it’s too late! Many parents depend on books (with obsolete information), or free consultations (hoping that they will gather valuable advice – you get what you pay for).

When considering a BS/MD program, we advise our clients to PLANPLANPLAN, and then re-PLAN.  Early planning and goal-setting are important in the long run for admissions success!


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University of Cincinnati’s Connections Dual Admissions Program (its BS/MD program) has announced that it will not be taking applications for 2021. Prominently placed on its website is the following: “The 2021 Connections (BS/MD) application has been CANCELED. This application will NOT open this year.”

This direct BS/MD program allows qualified high school seniors to apply and be accepted to the University of Cincinnati undergraduate college and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine simultaneously. In the past, many of our clients were accepted to this program!

Since the Connections Program will not be accepting applications in 2021, the COMPETITION to gain admissions into BS/MD programs will now increase because there will be fewer programs. 

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Increased competition means that you must hire an admissions expert with experience for your child to have the best chances to fulfill their dream and yours!

High school juniors who are considering BS/MD programs, please read my blog – High School Juniors: Time to Get Serious About BS/MD Plans.

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Why gamble with your child’s future?

You can take chances with your child’s future or work with the BEST! It’s a choice!
Dr. Paul Lowe, BS/MD Admissions Expert

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. Our Brown PLME 2021 Acceptances | BS/MD Admissions Advisors – 2020 Acceptances.  Parents who chose to use our services want to call their son or daughter – “Doctor” when they are seniors in high school.

High School Juniors: Time to Get Serious About BS/MD Plans

“Your BS/MD Admissions Game Plan” is a blog series created by Dr. Paul Lowe that discusses BS/MD Admissions.  With such a competitive environment and the immeasurable value and benefits of BS/MD programs, the need for an admissions game plan is ESSENTIAL.

At BS/MD Admissions, we discern that many students and parents are clueless about what to do, when to do it, where to do it, who to contact, and why do it.  They fail to discover what they are doing that’s wrong, or they discover what they’ve been doing is wrong when it’s too late!

When considering a BS/MD program, we advise our clients to PLANPLANPLAN, and then re-PLAN.  Early planning and goal-setting are important in the long run for admissions success!


High School Juniors: Time to Get Serious About BS/MD Plans

If you are a high school junior or your son or daughter is a high school junior and you are thinking about applying to direct BS/MD programs, it’s time to get really serious about either planning or implementing your plans.

You should be maintaining the high GPA, loading up on AP courses, developing extracurricular activities that will help you stand out, shadowing doctors, delving into meaningful research, volunteering and thinking about obtaining meaningful and supportive letters of recommendations and planning for standardized tests. For most students (even with the help of their parents), this is effortless. They read books, look at videos or visit college forum-type websites which they believe may provide personalized answers for them.

Many parents who call us (and whose children are performing the above and have the below profile profile) then believe that their child is a shoo-in for BS/MD programs and just need “some” advice.

Here is the typical BS/MD applicant-student profile of students when parents contact us:

  • Ethnicity: Asian/Indian American
  • GPA: 3.9 (UW) 4.6 (W)
  • ACT: 35
  • SAT: 1550
  • SAT Subject Tests: Bio: 780 Math: 800 Chem: 760 US History: 750
  • APs: usually 10 -14 classes
  • Honors/Awards: several
  • Teacher/Counselor Recommendations: Good
  • Volunteer: Several organizations
  • Shadowed Doctors: 2-3
  • Extracurricular Activities: Several
  • Published a paper: 1-2
  • Laboratory Research: Participated and/or possibly published

With all of the above you would believe that this student will definitely be accepted – WRONG! This is only half of the equation!

Here’s a list of factors that we know to help our clients gain acceptance to BS/MD programs

  1. Student CHARACTER – Personality counts! What’s your “je ne sais quoi”?
  2. The HOOK – If you don’t have a hook, the admissions committee will not grab you!
  3. The STORY – It’s all about the story and how it’s framed! No good story, no acceptance!
  4. Common Application: PERSONAL STATEMENT – Meaningful, well-written and convincing personal statement needed. No flow, harmony, tone combined with gravitas – rejection!
  5. COLLEGE-SPECIFIC SUPPLEMENTALS – Must complement and synergize with personal statement. All the school-specific essays are important, even the 50 word-count answers!
  6. COLLEGE-SPECIFIC-BS/MD ESSAYS – The “Why doctor essay?” “I want to help people”: a plumber does that!
  7. COLLEGE APPLICATION VIDEO ESSAY – Schools are seriously viewing these videos. Did we say Brown PLME!
  8. The effective and bold RESUME – It’s not just a resume. It has to be framed correctly or it looks boring!
  9. WOW FACTOR – What’s your WOW Factor? How and when can you use it to WOW admissions? You want the admissions committee to say “WOW! We want this applicant on our campus.”
  10. INTERVIEWS – You may be all that on paper (grades, SATs recommendations, volunteering to save the world, 1000 hours of shadowing, however, one incorrect word or statement in an interview results in a rejection – That’s right, just one!
  11. The KNOW-HOW. So, you really believe it’s just (1-10)? You need the Know How: How do you do the right-things the right-way and with the right-people at the right-time? Our proprietary-knowledge, unmatched experience, and years of close working relationships with admissions professionals ensures that you do it right!

If you know how to plan, develop and implement (1-10) and how they are used in BS/MD admissions – that’s wonderful!!! But if you don’t, there is an increased risk that you and your child will make irrevocable mistakes that will cause instant rejections to all schools. Would you want this to happen after your years of planning as a parent and your child’s hard work?

The parents who retain Dr. Paul Lowe and his team of consultants may take risks in business and investments, but not risks in their children’s educational future – to become a medical doctor. The ones who do take risks in their children’s education – 95% of them bet WRONG!


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 over 20 years of advisory admissions experience and long-standing professional relationships with admissions officers provide us with the tool-kit of strategies and knowledge to help our clients successfully navigate the BS/MD Admissions process in the COVID-19 landscape.

Our advice PROTECTS you against irrevocable mistakes you may make during your admissions journey and on your college and BS/MD program applications and essays.

We help your child navigate the BS/MD Admissions process!