Testimonials from some of Dr. Eaton's Clients
“During my initial consultation with Carleen I knew she was the right choice for application help. She was personable and really seemed to get “me.” I worked with Carleen for two years, starting with planning my time off and preparing a timeline all the way though to choosing a medical school. I would recommend her ten times over to anyone applying to professional school. Not only was she a great adviser, but also a wonderful mentor and friend. I felt confident having Carleen in my corner because with her help I knew I was a competitive applicant. During interviews I knew which questions to ask and how to determine whether or not the school was a great fit for me. I cannot thank Carleen enough for all of her help, and I’ll be sure to call her in four years when it comes time to choose a residency program. Thanks again for everything!
-Phoebe, Medical School Applicant
“Just wanted to update you and say that my app season is probably done, as I received an acceptance call from the University of ___and have been granted a 200K, full tuition scholarship! It was my favorite school after interviews, so this cycle has gone better than I could have ever imagined. I don’t think this would have been possible without you and you have probably literally saved me hundreds of thousands of dollars and got me into the school of my choice!”
-S.M., Medical School Applicant
“I would like to say thank you sooooo much for all of your help throughout this entire process. Honestly, I look back on this process and think of the application part as a stress free one due to your help and knowledge. Really, every time I had an essay or supplement, including my personal statement, you just knew what it needed or how to fix it. You were also a confidence booster because after you approved it I trusted your opinion and felt if Carleen approved it, I can send it in. Also, your mock interview was spot on and really helped me for some of those questions I would have seen for the first time on my first interview (and probably have blanked). Amazing to think how far we have come since we first spoke on the phone ….well now I’m going to Harvard!”
-Michael, Dental School Applicant
“It is difficult to put into words how tremendously grateful I am for all your guidance, support and reassurance the past year and a half. My application was on life support and you helped keep my dream alive, securing a handful of interview offers and multiple acceptances. I am so proud of that personal statement and application essays. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for believing in me Carleen.”
-J.B., Medical School Applicant
“Just wanted to thank you again for all your help. I remember frantically calling you the summer after graduating, trying to figure out how to put together an application with half of my pre-reqs completed and no clinical experience whatsoever. Fast forward three years, and here I am, about to start med school, having had the opportunity to choose between three excellent and competitive programs. I am really grateful to have had your guidance throughout this whole process. Thank you for your quick replies to my sometimes frantic emails and all of your excellent suggestions for my personal statement, secondary essays, and mock interview. I will definitely be contacting you when it comes time to apply for residency positions!”
-V.O, Medical School Applicant
“I was humbled to recently inform Carleen that I was accepted to the top ranked vet program in that nation! I believe the best practice you can get is doing a mock interview with Carleen and I attribute this to the vital qualities that are unique to her mentoring. She recognizes the importance of the small, yet vital differences in the MMI at different types of professional schools. She has keen insight into what an interviewer is looking for and her ability to truly “act” the part of the interviewer mimicked the unpredictability of my real interview to a tee and challenged me to cope with the nerves of interviewing with an unfamiliar individual. Though she is one of the most kind and personable individuals, during the interview Carleen is a professional at playing the very difficult individuals that are common to many MMI interviews. Carleen provides you with extensive pointers on how to cope with the challenges that programs design to intentionally evaluate how applicants react. In addition, the program that invited me to interview provided very specific interview day instructions. She personalized my mock interview by adopting EVERY extremely specific detail. Her written and in-person feedback included comments on both the content of my answers and non-verbal communication. I can honestly say that thanks to Carleen nothing I encountered during my interview day was a surprise and the ease I felt as a result of my preparedness actually made me have fun!
-A.L., Veterinary School Applicant
Dr. Eaton is the reason I was able to get into a U.S. M.D. school in 1 month as opposed to 1 year! She was on top of it in terms of knowing what medical schools I was best suited to get into and what medical schools were in the works that I could potentially apply for. It was the latter that helped me find my current medical school 2-3 weeks after the opening 2015 cycle and then subsequently apartment hunting after my acceptance 1 week after that! Long story short: My path to medical school is pretty much unheard of and it’s thanks to her.
She was such a pleasure to work with and answered all of my questions, no matter how tedious. She helped me prepare all my applications way before the opening of AMCAS and she always had an accurate and informative answer regarding secondaries and interviews so I NEVER felt like I was up against something I didn’t know how to challenge.
Applying to medical school is hard and scary. Dr. Eaton really made the whole process feel so much more familiar for me. When picking an advisor I was looking for someone who would give it to me straight but also someone that believed in me and empowered me to make the best choices for myself. I had contacted 1 advisor before Dr. Eaton and after our 15 minute free consultation I was in tears. Despite hearing that she was one of the best, she truly had NO INTEREST in working with someone that didn’t fit her cookie cutter ideal candidate with stellar scores across the board. I wasn’t that person and she basically blew me off. I will never forget that that particular advisor made me feel like I wouldn’t get into medical school and BOY WAS SHE WRONG. Shortly after speaking with that advisor, I found Dr. Eaton. She was a game changer for me.
After our brief phone call I felt like I had more than a fighting chance of getting into med school and she had worked with people like myself that were strong students but not necessarily 4.0 science GPA 95% MCAT. I was SO THANKFUL when I found Dr. Eaton, working with her got me to where I am now and given how great my experience was with her, I contacted her again to work with me on preparing my residency apps.
I cannot express my gratitude for her. Not only did she help me, but she believed in me, and now I am 1.5 years away from graduating with an MD.
– Medical School Applicant
“I want to take the present moment to thank you for all the help you have given me during the primary, secondary, and interview stage of the medical school application process. Reflecting back on the earlier stages of this long, long process (which still has some ways to go), I do not think I would have been nearly as successful as I have been up to this point had it not been for your suggested revisions (for both my personal statement and secondary responses), interview feedback (esp. our Skype practice sessions), and most importantly, your overall perspective on the medical school application process (having experienced it yourself and having guided so many people through it during prior years). Specifically speaking, when I felt frustrated about initial setbacks in the early stages of the application process, your advice really helped me put things in perspective, which in turn allowed me to pursue the next step with a level-headed mindset.”
-Y.C., Medical School Applicant
“As a dental school applicant, I was unsure about hiring a consultant who is a medical doctor. I researched many services and had several free introductory phone consultations. Other franchised companies were too mechanical and all about the numbers. However, after 20 minutes with Dr. Eaton, I felt most comfortable sharing my story with her. Even as an M.D., she has vast experience with dental students. As a re-applicant, Dr. Eaton corrected many flaws in my AADSAS application. She helped me collect my thoughts and share my story in a concise, well written personal statement. She was very knowledgeable upon the schools that I should be applying. Upon her recommendations, I interviewed at 4 schools, whereas the previous year I didn’t get any interviews. Prior to the interviews, I had mock interviews which helped my confidence tremendously. The school that I’m attending this fall was not even on my radar initially. I’m so happy that Dr. Eaton recommended this school because it’s a perfect fit for me. Regardless of who you choose, there should be a level of trust and comfort with your consultant. I trusted Dr. Eaton with my educational career, and I thank her for expert advice. I highly recommend her.”
-Chris, Dental School Applicant
“I wanted to let you know that I was accepted to my first choice vet school. Your role in helping me with my applications was priceless. You couldn’t have been more patient or nicer. I also appreciate the way you would made suggestions but still valued my voice. I always felt that we were on the same page and your help in highlighting my qualities was right on.”
-S.R., Veterinary School Applicant
“Thank you so very much for your help and guidance over the past several months. As a non-traditional student, I had so much to learn, and you gave me the most honest, straightforward advice, while encouraging me every step of the way. You helped me build on my strengths, and minimize my weaknesses. I have been accepted into a wonderful medical school, and I truly could not have done this without you. I am forever grateful to you for helping me follow my dream. Thank you!”
-Jennifer, Medical School Applicant
“Just wanted to send a quick e-mail letting you know that I matched into my #1 rank General Surgery program! Thank you so much for all your help with my personal statements. I am very excited about my future career. Again, thank you for the help and I hope you keep advising and mentoring pre-health students… your time was appreciated and made a difference!”
-M.L. Residency Applicant
“As an applicant, I wanted to make sure I have a personal statement that was both original and sincere but not cliché. Dr Eaton was so knowledgeable in crafting what makes a strong personal statement. I had many program directors and attendings tell me during my interview how interesting and different (in a good way!) they found my personal statement. I was able to use that to my advantage during my interview to make me stand out from the other applicants. I am now happy to say I will be an OBGYN intern next year at one of my top choices! Thank you so much Dr Eaton!
-C.H. Residency Applicant
“Being a nontraditional applicant, my situation was a bit unique. While my university advisers were as helpful as they could be, they simply weren’t able to advise me on certain aspects of my application strategy.
Dr. Eaton was excellent in this regard. It was obvious that she has a great deal of experience with the admissions process, and she was not afraid to give definitive and realistic advice on some major decisions that some other advisers seemed afraid to confront. I always felt she was committing a fair amount of time and consideration to my case and not rushing me through in any way, and she also provided some much appreciated encouragement at times when the application process got difficult.
It’s been a long process but I’m happy to say that I’ve been accepted to three dental schools so far. I’m incredibly excited to start, and I couldn’t have done it without Dr. Eaton. Thank you!”
-Andrew, Dental School Applicant
“Thank you so much for your help with the application! I can’t tell you the number of interviewers who told me they really enjoyed reading my personal statement, it was often a great icebreaker. Thanks again!”
-M.J., Residency Applicant
“I just wanted to thank you one last time for everything you have done for me throughout this (long) process. All of your advice, essay editing, interview prep, and general suggestions were more helpful than I could have imagined, and you always answered every question I had so thoroughly and quickly. It was so great working with you and I’m extremely grateful for your help! Thank you again!
– A.D., Medical School Applicant
“Thank you very much for your encouragement and advice. I know I couldn’t have done this without you! You helped me on every little detail of my personal statement to a thorough mock interview. Your positive energy, your fast response and efficient and professional work kept me going this summer. I owe you a big one for reaching my goal of the year.”
-L.H., Medical School Applicant
“Carleen was an absolutely terrific coach and advisor during my application and interviewing process to dental school. She guided me through the application, helped me choose the best match for dental schools, and gave me a clear and concise picture of what I can expect during my interviews.
I was accepted to just about every school to which I applied and happily my first choice for the fall class of 2013. I would be happy to speak to anyone personally regarding Carleen’s consultation services.”
-Alex F., Dental School Applicant
“Working with Carleen has made a huge difference throughout the entire application process…from the DAT to the application, secondary applications, interviews, and finally acceptance. She was knowledgeable throughout every part of the process. No matter what question I had she was able to answer it and not only that most of the time she was able to give me a few options. I know my personal statement, essays for secondaries, and my interviews were stronger because of her. I was accepted to the dental school of my choice and would not have been able to do it without her.”
-Kevin, Dental School Applicant
“Dr. Eaton fulfilled and exceeded all my expectations. I had no idea where to begin with my personal statement, and I ended up with a strong essay that is the competitive advantage I was looking for in my post-bac application process. Throughout the editing process, she was prompt and insightful with her responses, which were always kind and encouraging, yet forthright and incisive. She steered me around potential pitfalls, while leaving plenty of room to express myself in my own voice. From the outset, it was clear that she was a valuable resource, and I would highly recommend her services to anyone.”
-E.M., Post-baccalaureate Applicant
“Dr. Eaton’s insight and coaching allowed me to gain acceptance to medical school in a time when seats are hard to come by. Her knowledge of the current application standards is impeccable, and with this she was able to navigate me through the tumultuous process of applying to medical school. From essay writing to preparing for interviews, Dr. Eaton was with me every step of the way. She is always extremely accessible and willing to talk. It becomes apparent very quickly that she really cares for her students. I am so grateful to have met such a kind and personable mentor! My lifelong dream is realized only after Dr. Eaton’s continued guidance.”
-B.L., Medical School Applicant
“I want to thank you for everything you’ve done to help me get here. Before we began working together I was lost down the road to grad school and you helped take me from a less then average candidate to a future veterinarian all the way from choosing prerequisites to impressing schools in an interview. You are very good at what you do and I am glad there are people like you out there to help young adults reach their goals.”
-K.H. Veterinary School Applicant
“I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Eaton to any applicant looking to gain an edge in the application process. Dr. Eaton’s advice and counseling was instrumental in allowing me to receive admission offers from multiple medical schools, including some of my top choices. She not only has the experience and expertise to guide you through the various stages of applying to medical school (allopathic and osteopathic programs) but also knows how to handle the myriad of challenges that can arise. Whenever I had a question or concern, she responded quickly and provided me with useful advice. I felt like I truly had an advocate on my side that cared about my success. She offers availability and personal attention that is difficult to find, especially at the reasonable price she charges. I am glad that I selected Dr. Eaton and will consider her when it is time to apply for residency.
-G.R., Medical School Applicant
“A friend of mine recommended Dr. Eaton to me when I was stressed out and struggling through the application process for PA school as a non-traditional applicant with no background in applying to programs in medicine. Since the first time we talked on the phone, I knew she was something special…she has a knack for giving honest, realistic assessments without hurting your confidence and for helping you to see parts of your application that may come up at interviews. As someone with a lower G.P.A. and a somewhat tumultuous background, I wasn’t sure I would be able to achieve my goal of PA school this year. Carleen helped me structure my interview responses in a way that gave me confidence in my answers, and now, thanks to her and her expert advice on ALL parts of any application cycle, I have accepted a spot at my top choice of schools, one of the top schools in the nation! That’s a long way to come for this non-traditional applicant, and I owe it all to Dr. Eaton!”
-K.T, Physician Assistant Applicant
“You are by far the best pre-health advisor and one of the most caring mentors I know.”
-Katherine, Medical School Applicant
“Dr. Eaton worked intently with me through every step of the application process from the primary and secondary applications to the mock interview. I know that her profound insight and suggestions made a great difference in my application essays and interviewing skills, and I am very grateful to have worked with her. Carleen is an advisor who genuinely cares; she always made herself available to answer all of my questions and her consistently thorough and yet timely revisions amazed me. Carleen’s passion for advising, professionalism, and warmth really resonated with me, and I would definitely recommend her to all my peers.”
-H.Y., Medical School Applicant
“My husband and I want to thank you for all the help you lent our daughter. You recommended the post-bac program, you encouraged her to re-take the DAT. In fact, she said you recommended the school she has recently been accepted to when it was not on her list of schools to apply. … we’re just glad she has a school to go to this coming September (and a very good one). … If she’s invited to other interviews, she will continue to go. And if she doesn’t, she’s just as happy.”
A.K. – Parent of a Dental School Applicant
“I cannot express to you how genuinely pleased I am with this essay…On another note, thank you so much for all your help, positivity and encouragement during this exceptionally stressful and sometimes frustrating time. Your reviews of previous drafts, comments and emphasis on my strengths have been uplifting and made this experience much more enjoyable than I had originally thought. So thank you. It makes all the difference.”
-M.F. Veterinary School Applicant
“I worked with Dr. Eaton in preparation for my med school interview this past cycle. I was recently accepted to a highly respected DO school and could not have done it without her help. Her knowledge of the intricacies of the medical school application/interview process put me ahead of other applicants and gave me the confidence to succeed.”
-R.F. Medical School Applicant
“Thank you so much for your advice and all the time and help you’ve given me while applying to medical school. Beginning with the initial consultation a year before my application and continuing through interview season and decision on which school to attend, your services and genuine personality have proved invaluable during the application process. Thank you again for all the help as well as always being available by email with any questions or concerns. Without your guidance, the entire process would have been that much more arduous and I look forward to working with you again during the residency applications.”
-M.K. Medical Student
“I want to thank you for all your help with my interview preparation. Throughout the process, it was evident that you are very knowledgeable in medical school admissions and that you take each individual applicant seriously. Thanks, again, for your help and encouragement.”
-Anthony, Medical School Applicant
“I’m so grateful for your help with my interview preparation! Your strong knowledge of the admission process helped me understand about dental school interview process. You taught me how to present myself, what my strengths are and what gaps I have to fill in making myself stand out. Thank you for being available whenever I needed your help and taking very seriously every little question that I asked. Everything that you have taught me helped a lot to reach my goal and as a result I was accepted to Dental School of my dreams!”
-M.K., Dental School Applicant
I guess the interview went pretty well after all! Just wanted to thank you again for all your help! You really prepared me for the interview and I appreciate it so much!!! A million times thank you!”
-John, Dental School Applicant