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Apply with SuccessTM empowers students to become competitive medical school applicants.

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Thank you for taking the time to learn about Apply with SuccessTM (AwS).

On this page you will learn about:

  • what sets AwS apart from other options, 
  • the founder, 
  • the importance of family and social support, and 
  • some of the problems with medical school admissions consulting.

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A Different Kind Of Experience

A Benefit Company

Apply with SuccessTM was designed from the ground up to be different. AwS is a Benefit company, registered and approved by the state of Maryland in 2019.

Unlike traditional for-profit businesses, a Benefit company balances profit with social good. AwS works to ensure that any member of society has access to quality medical school admissions resources.

In addition to free resources on this website, AwS offers coaching, presentations, and workshops.
As you make your decisions, you are encouraged to explore the backgrounds, credentials, and prices of other consultants.

AwS is always looking to partner with other organizations that serve students and families.

Meet the Founder

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Adam Lowrance, PhD

Passionate Admissions Expert

My expertise is built on more than a decade of college admissions experience. 

  • masters and PhD in education leadership and student development 
  • scholarly research on medical school admissions
  • review and evaluation of more than 15,000 medical school applications
  • re-design of a medical school’s holistic review process

Additionally, I have conducted research and presented on a range of topics:

    • data-driven admissions
    • student attrition
    • holistic review
    • the Disadvantaged Status question in the AMCAS primary application

You Will Never be Handed off to Someone Else

Clients are never handed off. 

Every client works with me, from start to finish.

A message for Parents/Guardians and other members of an applicant's support network

involvement is encouraged

The decision to work with me indicates that you are already involved in your student’s development. I want you to remain involved. 

I encourage parents, guardians, and other trusted members of a student’s support network to join in on meetings (phone calls, video conferencing, in-person, even emails). 

The path to medical school is arduous and with many distractions. 

Joining in on the process will help ensure your student has the best possible support.

Comments on the State of Medical School Admissions Consulting

Admissions consulting has earned a poor reputation. Consultants lacking in deep admissions knowledge are eager to charge high prices in exchange for advice that is often generic, or even worse—incorrect.

Many medical school admissions consultants are current medical students or recent graduates. While some of them had the opportunity to participate on their admissions committees, I ask you to think for a moment about who is involved in the admissions process.

Staff

Staff may include a director or assistant director of admissions and possibly other employees who spend a great deal of their time working on behalf of the medical school.

Faculty

Faculty include both practicing and non-practicing physicians, as well as non-medical degree holding educators who teach and/or conduct research.

Students

Many medical schools have current students on the committee. Depending on the medical school, student members of the committee may assist with reviewing applications, participate in interview days, contribute to discussions at committee meetings, and vote on candidates.

Students on the committee have a limited role compared to others involved in the admissions process. 

Why is it then, that so many medical school admissions consultants are current students or recent graduates? They must know there are others with considerably more knowledge of the admissions process. So what motivates them to describe themselves as admissions experts? Should they be doing this? Is it ethical?

An Alternative

I have contemplated the aforementioned questions for years. In fact, it is part of the reason I created Apply with SuccessTM. If future applicants and their families are going to continue to seek professional help to prepare for medical school, we need people with expertise in medical school admissions and student support.

This is who I am.

This is what I do.

-Adam Lowrance, PhD
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I live with my wife, Dyane, and our dog, Frankie. 

Dyane is a doctor of podiatric medicine and director of clinical affairs for the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Frankie helps me answer email and likes to join in on meetings with clients.

Whether I have the opportunity to work with you, or simply provide you information here on the website, I wish you the best in all of your pursuits.

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