Dr. Efrat Bruck
I am an anesthesiology resident at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. I founded MDInspire because as a medical doctor and former high school teacher for nearly a decade, I am in a unique position to help medical school applicants conquer the application process.
My teaching career was launched in the eight grade when I started tutoring ESL students at the local community college. Myriads of tutoring sessions later, I found myself as a high school teacher teaching biology, Hebrew, Judaic studies and music. While working full-time, I graduated summa cum laude from the Lander College of Arts and Sciences with an Honors degree in Biology and a GPA of 3.98/4.00.
Following graduation, I joined researchers at the nephrology department of Columbia University Medical Center where I co-authored papers describing the potential use of a renal protein, NGAL, to help patients with hemochromatosis.
I then went on to win a national competition initiated by Khan Academy, the AAMC, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and became a teaching fellow for Khan Academy. I have created over 30 MCAT preparation videos on topics in molecular biology; my videos have over six million views on YouTube alone.
In 2015, after being accepted to nearly 10 US MD programs, all in the competitive northeast, I chose to study medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. I am passionate about medical education and giving those with barriers to medicine the tools they need to compete.
My medical school “extra-curriculars” included being a mom, founding a pre-med society for a non-profit organization, mentoring pre-meds, and serving on the admissions committee of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
I believe that all medical school applicants should have access to professional consulting for fees that are reasonable and matched to their level of training. After years of helping pre-meds with the application process, I have gleaned that every person applying to medical school has a distinctive story to tell. My goal is to help you uncover that story and seamlessly weave it through your application. Nontraditionals, parents, and those of you who have barriers to entering medicine, you have a special place in my heart and I have your back!