Chynna’s full story
I had such a positive experience with RTA. As someone who doesn’t have family members in medicine/friends that have been through the application process, I was completely clueless about what the application process was actually like. For the med school app process, I feel like it’s SOOO important to understand how the process works in order to be successful, so that’s why I think RTA is worthwhile.
While I could easily find answers to general questions online about the app process, there was so much more that I didn’t understand. However, this info was clearly laid out to me in RTA (for example, how to send letters of rec to AMCAS, when exactly you need your LORs sent, and other exams that you need to take such as CASPer).
RTA/Maggie also helped me immensely with the writing process for my entire application, from the personal statement, to ECs, to secondaries. I don’t think my essay writing in my application would have been as great if I didn’t have this as a resource, and my writing/storytelling is actually something that my interviewers complimented me on (and I am not naturally a good writer!).
Another reason I feel RTA is invaluable is because you have Maggie! She had so many zoom sessions where we could have her edit parts of our application, and that was really helpful. Also, I can’t even count the number of times I’ve just reached out to Maggie to ask small questions about my application, and she was always super responsive and helpful. You can’t put a price on having someone there to guide you through a process that’s going to determine your career.
My life experiences in general have played a big role in my success this application cycle, but it definitely would’ve been a bumpier road if I didn’t have RTA to guide me. I’ve interviewed at/been accepted to ivy league schools and top 10 schools very early in the cycle, and I don’t think I would have had the same success if I didn’t understand the application process, and for that reason I owe it to RTA.
If you’re someone who feels lost about the application process, I would highly recommend purchasing RTA. In my opinion, the money used to purchase RTA is a great investment into your future, and it’s much less costly to purchase RTA than to have to apply to med school a second time.