THE C.O.D.E. BOOK
The Success Stories Of C.O.D.E. Med
CLASS OF 2022
"C.O.D.E Med helped me acquire all the tools I needed to be prepared for the application process and my unique path to medical school. They invested copious amounts of time and effort in helping me craft a study schedule, prep for interviews and made sure I was confident in every aspect of my application. I couldn’t have gotten to this point without my amazing mentor and the C.O.D.E. Med team. I’m blessed and honored to be in medical school and I’m excited to embark on this new chapter."
"C.O.D.E. Med is a really valuable and innovative program for underrepresented students in medicine. I am the first in my family to go to medical school and was figuring out the application process along the way. Thanks to the guidance of my amazing mentor, I was able to confidently apply and interview to medical school! My mentor provided invaluable feedback that I will also be applying as I continue throughout medical school."
"Applying to medical school while working in full-time in Public Health, I often knew what needed to be done, but struggled with staying on top of it. The accountability provided through CODE Med helped to stay on track, meet deadlines, and have a support system to encourage me when I got frustrated."
"I received so much encouragement and guidance from C.O.D.E. Med at every step of the application process. My mentor provided helpful MCAT tools and tips, constructive application feedback in all stages, and conducted multiple mock interviews to ensure I was putting my best foot forward. I'm so grateful for their support and the knowledge they shared!"
"Being a mentee within C.O.D.E Med has significantly impacted my confidence throughout the medical school application process. From retaking the MCAT to preparing for interviews, my mentor was always there to provide me with resources and encouragement. I really appreciate the time that C.O.D.E Med mentors dedicated to helping me, whether it was reviewing my personal statement or serving as one of my mock interviewers. Thank you so much for your support, C.O.D.E. Med! I am forever grateful!"
"Entering college as a non-traditional pre-med student was a lonely and misguided ordeal. Being a part of C.O.D.E. Med was a great way to learn information while gaining a sense of community and mentorship. My mentor always supported me and answered my MCAT prep and application questions. The mock interview my mentored offered was beneficial in preparing for the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI). Overall, C.O.D.E Med was a massive contributor to my success in the application cycle."
"The help I received from C.O.D.E. Med was pivotal in navigating this current admissions cycle. My mentor was there to work with me in revamping my personal statement which I feel was KEY in my success. In addition, the mock interview prep sessions left me feeling confident and prepared for interviews. As an underrepresented minority, non traditional student, and former rejected applicant, I am grateful for all of the wisdom, constructive feedback, and mentorship C.O.D.E. Med provided me."
"C.O.D.E Med gave me the support I needed to navigate the application cycle. I’m the first person in my family to apply to medical school, and this program gave me the advice and the tools I needed to be a successful applicant. The community of students I could speak to and share resources with was amazing. C.O.D.E Med felt like a family, and I’m so grateful for what they did for me."
"C.O.D.E. Med was one of the most valuable resources during my journey to medical school. I received constructive feedback, mock interviews, networking opportunities, personal statement revising, and so much more. I encourage all pre-meds to seek mentorship during their journey. I wholeheartedly recommend using C.O.D.E. Med as a resource."
"My mentor provided me with tools and strategies to overcome such a daunting task. He and other mentors also helped to review and edit my primary and secondary applications. My mentor continued to support me by conducting multiple mock interviews to prepare for different schools and their formats."
"My mentors provided me with resources, constructive feedback, and gems of wisdom I otherwise would not have access to due to my humble origins. They were always a text or phone call away to answer any of my concerns. C.O.D.E. Med turned my self-doubt into success."
"I felt tons of support from my mentor with things such as personal statement editing, secondary essays, and interview preparation. The people behind C.O.D.E Med really want to see you succeed, and truly care about the outcome of your future."
"C.O.D.E. Med provided me with the access to the knowledge of individuals with similar economic and social backgrounds to myself on best practices when applying. They gave me access to students at institutions I was applying to for insight and other contacts at schools to help me be successful."
"CODE Med helped throughout my application process by working with me on my personal statement, activities description, and interview prep. The program also became an extra source of encouragement and motivation and helped me to believe in myself more."
"From MCAT studying, primary and secondary applications, and mock interviews, they helped me tremendously. I felt very prepared as an applicant with their help and I am so grateful for C.O.D.E Med! "
CLASS OF 2021
"They helped me put together a personal story that truly helped convey my story. Even when I was nervous about telling the truth about why I chose medicine and how it was the opposite of seeing the “perfect doctor.” They let me know that it was MY story and I shouldn’t be scared to tell it!"
"I also really appreciated C.O.D.E. Med's group chat. They made themselves available for anyone and provided so many resources for us. I am very grateful to have found C.O.D.E. Med at a crucial point in my med school journey and would highly recommend them to anyone needing guidance!"
"I was helped with mock interviews, reviewing my application, personal statement, and especially emotionally when I wasn’t accepted the first cycle. Now that I have been accepted, they are helping me prepare for the road to come in order to become an excellent medical school student and future physician. They truly lead by example."
"The mock interviews were essential in my preparation and the constructive feedback helped me excel when faced with the admissions committees."
"My mentor at C.O.D.E Med has been my voice of reason throughout this whole process. He coached and prepared me for applying, interviewing, and making myself stand out as an applicant."
"As a nontraditional applicant coming from a city with a lack of opportunities to expose those of minority backgrounds to medicine, I was happy to connect with this group. Likewise, my advisor was always available to me by providing resources, encouragement and support to make sure I'm remaining focused on the initial goal."
"Through the tears and feelings of self-doubt C.O.D.E Med continued to be supportive of me and played a pivotal role in helping me to become a strong and competitive applicant!"
"C.O.D.E. Med guided me through the entire application process from start to finish. From perfecting my personal statement to mock interviews, they gave me the constructive criticism and feedback needed to feel confident I was putting my best self forward as I applied to medical school."
"With the guidance from my C.O.D.E Med mentor, I was able to exhaust all of the resources that were available to me."
"My C.O.D.E Med advisor reviewed my personal statement, primary application, and conducted mock interviews with me. The guidance and support I received from CODE Med undeniably increased my confidence as an applicant and led to my medical school acceptance."
"When I joined CODE med, I learned that I was not alone in this process and was given unconditional support and guidance from my mentors."
"C.O.D.E. Med provided support, encouragement, and constructive criticism that has helped me put my best foot forward in my personal statement, secondary applications, and most importantly, interviews!"
"There were many tears, late nights, and non-stop grind but C.O.D.E Med was with me through the whole process. I read and hear of many success stories and Medical school acceptance on the C.O.D.E Med instagram page but Never did I think that I would also have my own story."
"I am incredibly grateful for all the time my mentor spent working with me and how invested he was in my success during this whole process!"
"I felt much more confident going into my interviews because I felt supported and motivated by my C.O.D.E. med mentor."
"I was given a mentor that I felt I could really identify with and be honest with about my fears, and I got great advice that ultimately helped me calm my anxiety and tackle my challenges such as the MCAT and my applications."
"They also helped me by proofreading my personal statement and giving me great constructive criticism to help make it stronger."
"The most valuable piece of advice they gave me was to submit early. I believe that played a huge role in me securing early interviews and an early acceptance."
"They were such a huge help and gave me the confidence I needed to help me stay strong on this journey. "
"CODE Med was an ESSENTIAL resource for guaranteeing my success this application cycle!"
"But more than anything, they provided me with much-needed encouragement and support along this very trying journey even though they were very busy themselves."
"I felt lost and alone and with CODE Med I was able to get a clearer vision of success."
"All of this was essential to receiving my first acceptance to medical school so I am blessed to have had them as my advisors."
CLASS OF 2020
"Most of all, they never let me give up and for that reason I am so grateful for them!"
"They emphasized the importance of connecting with the right people and presenting myself in a way that shows medical schools that I am a student they should accept."
"C.O.D.E. Med also helped me prepare for my medical school interviews through mock interviews which allowed me to put my best foot forward on interview day."
"Even as a busy medical student, my advisor was very accessible, responded quickly to any questions, and routinely checked on me."
"They gave constructive feedback and encouraged me, which helped solidify my confidence. CODE MED is truly making a difference in the lives of minority premedical students."
"They went over my personal statement and secondaries, gave me tips on how to prepare for the interview and consistently demonstrated their commitment to helping me obtain a medical school acceptance."
"From the beginning of the application to the interview process, C.O.D.E Med helped prep me, and gave me the motivation and inspiration to keep going, and for that, I'm truly grateful."