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Application Review & Strategy

Expert Application Review & Strategy Services

From overcoming a previous failure to match to seeking a highly coveted position, the strategy you adopt is key to your gaining acceptance to a medical residency, fellowship, master, PhD, law or other graduate program. You need a team of smart, admissions-focused professionals who can guide you to transform your application and stand out as a coveted candidate.

Our expert editors:

  • Possess 50+ years’ combined application review and strategy experience
  • Interview program directors, attendings and admission committee members to know what they want—and don't want—to see in a desired candidate
  • Are full-time employees of DLA (no freelancers)

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Best money I ever spent for career advancement. Thank you!


Dr. Sateesh Kesari, Cincinnati, OH

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Our Clients Get Accepted

Client Acceptance Rates

100%

Medical Fellowship

100%

Medical Residency

100%

Medical School

100%

Law

100%

Dentistry

100%

Nursing

100%

Physician Assistant

100%

Physical Therapy

100%

Pharmacy

100%

MBA

100%

Veterinary School

100%

Other Master & PhD

* All clients who have used our Application Review & Strategy service have been accepted to the positions they were seeking.

Strategy Consultation
(Unlimited Until Goal Achieved)

Choose this option to receive unlimited strategy consultations until your goal (e.g., matching to medical residency) is achieved.

Supporting Information

To provide the highest quality service possible, we require you provide us with a copy of your CV/resume or ERAS application and any other supporting documentation, such as your personal statement(s), LORs and MSPE (if you have it), as well as additional information (e.g., Step scores) depending on the program/specialty you’re applying for.

What the Service Covers

Strategy consultations are one-on-one phone consultations with your strategy consultant.

Consultation times are available 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM CT, Monday through Friday, and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

For each strategy consultation, we will:

  • Thoroughly review your CV/resume and all additional documentation and information to assess the strengths, weaknesses and any red flags in your application;
  • Research the details of the program you are applying to for any additional considerations;
  • Guide you through our detailed assessment of the areas needing improvement; and
  • Provide a list of concrete actions to take to address and enhance them.*

* The service does not include revision, editing or proofreading of any documents or interview preparation.

Strategy Consultation
(One Time)

Choose this option if you want just one strategy consultation toward achieving your goal (e.g., matching to medical residency).

Supporting Information

To provide the highest quality service possible, we require you provide us with a copy of your CV/resume or ERAS application and any other supporting documentation, such as your personal statement(s), LORs and MSPE (if you have it), as well as additional information (e.g., Step scores) depending on the program/specialty you’re applying for.

What the Service Covers

Strategy consultations are one-on-one phone consultations with your strategy consultant.

Consultation times are available 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM CT, Monday through Friday, and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

For the strategy consultation, we will:

  • Thoroughly review your CV/resume and all additional documentation and information to assess the strengths, weaknesses and any red flags in your application;
  • Research the details of the program you are applying to for any additional considerations;
  • Guide you through our detailed assessment of the areas needing improvement; and
  • Provide a list of concrete actions to take to address and enhance them.*

* The service does not include revision, editing or proofreading of any documents or interview preparation.

HOW WILL DLA'S APPLICATION REVIEW & STRATEGY SERVICE GIVE ME THE COMPETITIVE EDGE?

No matter the program or position you are applying for, from medical residency and medical fellowship to coveted employment opportunities, and no matter the challenges you are facing, our tips and strategies will empower you to excel in your applications.

Our Application Review & Strategy service will identify weaknesses in your application and provide specific, actionable steps you can take to address them. This includes any area that is deficient (e.g., a lack of research experience) and any red flag (e.g., poor grades or failed attempts on the USMLE). And the action steps will range from simple, easy steps to more difficult, challenging ones. But they will all be steps within your ability to take.

WHAT MAY I EXPECT FROM THE APPLICATION REVIEW & STRATEGY SERVICE?

Above all, a detailed, systematic, comprehensive approach aimed at helping you achieve excellence in your application. Your application consultant will perform a detailed review of your application, including your CV/resume and any other materials you may provide, as well as the program or position you are applying for to assess your strengths and weaknesses and devise a tailored strategy for enhancing your value as an applicant.

In your strategy consultation, your application consultant will work together with you to assess each area of deficiency and best options for addressing it within your power and ability to do so. This assessment will include both general features of your application as well as program- or position-specific considerations. Your application consultant will provide a detailed assessment of your application and provide specific steps on what you can do to improve it.

Strategy consultations last one to two hours and are scheduled during our regular business hours.

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WHAT TYPES OF ISSUES DO YOU HELP WITH?

All kinds. We help with every issue from lack of relevant experience and poor academic performance to age and disciplinary action. All we need from you is an open frame of mind and a driven will to succeed.

DO YOU TAILOR YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS ACCORDING TO THE PROGRAM OR PLACE WHERE I AM APPLYING?

Yes, as well as to your particular experience and personality.

HOW QUICKLY CAN I SCHEDULE MY APPLICATION STRATEGY SESSION?

Our application strategy sessions are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis during our regular business hours. Application strategy sessions can be scheduled as soon as the next business day.

DO I GET A DISCOUNT IF YOU EDIT MY RESUME, CV OR PERSONAL STATEMENT AS WELL?

Yes! All first-time clients who use our HOORAY! coupon code get 10% off their first order. You can bundle your Application Review & Strategy service together with a CV/resume editing service, personal statement service, as well as any other services. Doing so will allow the coupon to apply to all the services included in the order.

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WHAT GUARANTEES DO YOU PROVIDE FOR YOUR APPLICATION REVIEW & STRATEGY SERVICES?

We guarantee we will provide you all that is detailed on this page describing our interview coaching services.

If you are unsure our coaching services will provide you what you need for your interview preparation, please email us at email@dlaeditors.com (we'll get back to you the same or next business day) or chat with us during our regular business hours, and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?

We've been in business since 2008.

How Our Service Works

Step 1: Get Started

Whether you’re just looking for a free instant quote or are ready to purchase our services, start with Get Started, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  1. Under Select Your Category, choose Application Review & Strategy.

  2. Next, select your project type (Application Review & Strategy) and program type (e.g., Medical Residency – U.S.). The service (Strategy Consultation) is selected by default.

  3. Now, select the number of hours you would like. The fee is based on the number of hours. Strategy Consultations are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, and are often available as soon as within 1 business day.

    This displays your quote.

  4. To purchase the service, provide the additional information requested (e.g., specialty for which you are applying, the particular program or region being targeted, and a unique name for the application) and upload your CV/resume (for medical residency – U.S., you can use your ERAS Application) and any other reference files (e.g., personal statement, LORs).

    The additional information requested will depend on the program type selected for the application.

    We accept MS Word or PDF files for the requested CV/resume file and any additional supporting documents.

    We accept MS Word files for the personal statement file to be edited. We accept MS Word or PDF files for the requested CV/resume file and any additional supporting documents.

    Finally, add any comments and click Add to Cart.

    If you would like to purchase additional services (e.g., for your personal statement, CV/resume, ERAS Application or letter of recommendation), repeat the above for each service you wish to add to the cart.

Step 2: Check out

Once you have added all the services you wish to purchase to the cart in Step 1, proceed with clicking Checkout.

In the checkout process, you will:

  1. Log in to your account or create an account if you do not already have one.

  2. Enter your goals for the service(s) you are purchasing.

  3. Depending on the program type, provide additional relevant information (e.g., Step or COMLEX scores).

  4. Verify the delivery dates for the services in your order, if relevant. When purchasing multiple services together, you can customize the order in which we complete them.

  5. Complete your payment for the deposit, which is the total order amount. We must receive the total fee up front before we begin our work. We accept credit/debit cards and PayPal.

Step 3: Track Your Order in My Account

As soon as we receive your deposit, we will start working on your order. While we are working on your order, the status will display as In Progress in My Account.

Step 4: Receive Your Application Review & Strategy Consultation Notes

As soon as we have completed our Application Review & Strategy consultation notes, you will receive an email notification, and the status of your service will be updated in My Account. If there is a remainder due, your next step will be to pay it to receive our Application Review & Strategy consultation notes.

Consultation notes are released once the total fee for the service(s) in your order has been paid. Consultation notes are both sent by email and made available for download directly from My Account.

The email containing your Application Review & Strategy consultation notes will provide the name and contact information of the consultant who completed the service for you. It will provide a link to instructions on how to review our notes, including how to accept and reject track changes and to remove sidebar comments.

Consultant name and contact information will also be posted in My Account.

Step 5: Follow up With Any Questions

If after reviewing our Application Review & Strategy consultation notes you have questions about our feedback or recommendations, please contact your consultant directly by email. You may expect to receive a response to your email within 1 business day.

If after following up with your consultant, you still have questions your consultant is unable to answer, feel free to email our editor in chief, David Lombardino.

Step 6: Leave Us a Review

We are passionate about helping you achieve your goals, and hope through consultation and answering any follow-up questions we will have helped you get one more step closer to doing so. We are proud of the work we do and would love it if you shared your honest experiences, positive or negative, for future clients to see.

We partner with TrustPilot, a third-party review service that sends email invitations to leave a review to all verified customers a few days following completion of the service. We hope that if you have any concern remaining when you receive this invitation, you reach out to us first so we can address your concern, prior to leaving a review.

Our goal is a five-star experience for every customer, and we look forward to achieving this for you.

RED FLAGS WE'VE HELPED OVERCOME

Everyone faces challenges, but not everyone overcomes them. We're experts in taking your blemishes and turning them into bright spots.

  • Low Test Scores / Failed Attempts
  • Poor Academic Performance
  • Lack of Relevant Experience
  • Medical Leaves of Absence
  • Years Since Graduation
  • Professionalism Issues
  • Disciplinary Action
  • Failure to Match
  • Multiple Medical Schools
  • Age
Application Review & Strategy

From international medical graduates seeking residency in the U.S. to a borderline law school applicant seeking a competitive edge, we know what details are needed and what to take to achieve them.

Still have questions? See a list of our frequently asked questions or give us a call at 877-454-4957.

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