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Educational advising

Help with your graduate or professional, including medical, school applications and interviews.

Get support from our educational advisors

A personalized plan

Our educational advisors begin by getting to know you and your educational goals. They can help you plan your educational strategy and finalize your list of schools. We appreciate that you may change your mind and will support you through the decision-making process.

Application and interview support

Your educational advisor will help refine your application documents help you decide how to tell your story in your personal statements and other application components. We will help prepare you for your interviews, whether they are virtual or in-person. If you need guidance for re-application strategies they can help with that too.

Leverage our advisors' expertise

Drawing from their extensive expertise and knowledge of current trends in graduate, medical, and professional school education, our advisors provide recommendations and strategies to weigh your options, make decisions, and manage the stress of career planning.

Meet the OITE educational advisors

You can make an appointment with one of the following advisors

General appointment policies

The OITE is committed to supporting you and we strive to be available when you need us. However, given the large number of trainees who use our services, we want to clarify the extent and nature of what we can provide.

  1. Most applicants schedule a maximum of two advising appointments during an application cycle. One appointment focuses on application strategies while other is typically to review a personal statement. We are flexible to address your unique needs and encourage you to be courteous to your peers by being thoughtful about making appointments. We host many virtual Q&A sessions and small group activities to supplement our individual advising program.
  2. To maintain availability for others, we ask that you book one appointment, with one advisor, at a time. All staff have been trained for consistency so you need not contact multiple staff for different perspectives.
  3. Please cancel your appointment as soon as you know that you will be unable to make it. This allows us to schedule other trainees and is respectful of us.
  4. Our application material reviews critique the structure and organization of near-final documents and do not include correction of grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
  5. We can only review your personal statement once and we cannot review secondaries for medical school applicants.
  6. We can discuss strategies for composing responses to questions focused on diversity and being from a disadvantaged background.


Find available appointments and meet with an educational advisor.

You will need to create a new OITE account with your NIH email address to access the booking page. Find out more about how to set up a new account.

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