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Lewis Associates e-Newsletter
Volume 7 Issue 1
January 2008

Published by Lewis Associates. Dr. Cynthia Lewis, PhD., Editor
Email imaclewis@lewisassoc.com with your comments. Enjoy!

What's inside:

Welcome to Success Stories Newsletter!
Lewis Associates Now in The Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants' (AIGAC) with the Stamp of Excellence
Moved to permanent office!
How to Communicate With Us
Changes in Services
Are You Ready to Apply for the Class of 2009?
Track Record
Be Competitive

Featured News:
Most Intriguing Medical Facts of 2007; Looming Medicare pay cut forces tough decisions on participation; Survey: Physicians falling short on professionalism; Prescribing a more active life

Useful Links
Health Insurance: An Overview; How to get Through the Holidays Video; Official MCAT Website

Alumni Update
Todd Cook (Read the June 2003 Success Story);
Irina Kandinova, University of Colorado Pharmacy School, 4th Year (Read the May 2006 Success Story);
Drs. Joel and Eunice Mata, Class of 1997, Stanford Medical School (Read the June 2002 Success Story)

Success Story of the Month
A Deaf doctor in the making! Shazia Siddiqi Part 2

Question of the Month
The Non-Academic Me…how do I write about myself?

Our Services


Welcome to Lewis Associates!

AIGAC Stamp of ExcellenceLewis Associates is NOW in the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants' (AIGAC) with the Stamp of Excellence, which is issued based on education, professional experience as a graduate admissions consultant, and commitment to the AIGAC's principles of good practices.

We are now in our permanent Templeton, California offices and home.  We have 2 dedicated phone lines 805 226-9669 and 805 237-7656 and a dedicated FAX line 805 226-9227 for your service just like we had in our San Diego offices. My office, although functional, still has all bookcase materials in boxes.  It will take some months to be completely "moved in". But, this is now our professional (and Dr. Lewis' personal) home.

Advisees applying for the entering Class of 2008 are making fantastic progress.  Over 88% of Lewis Associates 2008 Applicants already have interviews! And, 80% are accepted into medical or pharmacy school, 2 into their top choice school! One applicant has been invited to interview at 18 schools, a remarkable accomplishment!  Our advisees are doing wonderfully.  Congratulations to all!

If you are interested in personalized advising from “The Best in the Business,” (quote by Dr. Patrick Linson, Harvard Medical School Alum who is the only Native American Radiation Oncologist on the planet!), call Lewis Associates today to schedule YOUR personal assessment.

Dr. Lewis' note:  Dr. Linson has just installed the newest, most advanced Radiation Surgery machine in the world in his Vista, California, medical office…a step up from the ones at Stanford and Harvard! Congratulations to Dr. Linson and his colleagues…more in a future newsletter. 

Dr. Lewis invests in you, so you may live up to your potential to be the best applicant you can be!

How to Communicate With Us
Mailing Address 1885 Laguna del Campo, Templeton, CA 93465
Phone 805-226-9669 and 805-237-7656 Fax 805-226-9227

Lewis Associates absorbs Long Distance Charges

All appointments/phone conferences are made from our office to you. Meagan, our Administrative Assistant, calls YOU at your appointment time.

Overnight/Express Mail Packages
Lewis Associates now receives expedited mail from all special Ground Services.

Changes in Services

  • After September 1, 2008, Year-Long Packages will be discontinued for new Advisees. If you are considering long-term advising, this is the year to lock in your Advising Agreement with us
  • After September 1, 2008, Applicants will still be able to select from our highly-effective Assessment, Essay, Hourly, and Interview Packages. 
  • Current Advisees will continue working with Dr. Lewis until Matriculation.

Where are you in your journey to a health profession?
In high school? (yes, we advise high school students, particularly, those interested in BA-MD programs)

Just starting college?
This is a scary time.  Everything is new…how do I meet all those new expectations?

Moving into your difficult upper division sciences as a junior? Possibly, the "dreaded organic chemistry"…

Re-entering as an "older" non-traditional student? Re-establishing academic discipline…

We help prepare those of you submitting applications for medical and dental residency programs, too!

Whatever niche you fit, we advise students just like you.

Are you REALLY ready to apply for the Class of 2009?
How do you know?

Use our Personal Assessment--and you will be given your personal strategy and path to your future!

Many whom I advise may not yet be ready and need to develop some aspect of their background to become competitive. Best to apply when you are ready, be competitive, and do it ONLY ONCE!

Let's work together to make that one-time application successful…earlier is better so we can develop your strategy and address all those difficult problems…months or years prior to application. Why not set yourself up for success, rather than toy with the proposition of failure?

Anonymous Advisee, Class 2008, accepted to Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
December 6, 2007
"I have been notified that I am accepted into the SIU School of Medicine. I am very happy that my dream is coming true. I could not have come to this point without all of your encouragement and support. Thank you for reviewing all of those secondary essays, and for everything that you do on my behalf."

Ariel Chairez, Scholarship Awardee, University of Wisconsin Medical School Class 2004
Dr. Lewis, I would like to thank you for all of your help. I have decided to attend the University of Wisconsin and have withdrawn my applications to other schools.  I will be taking anatomy in the summer to lessen my course-load the first semester. Without your guidance, I would not have been accepted into medical school this year. Though at times I questioned your instructions, the advice you have given me has definitely worked out for the best.

I am extremely happy to have been accepted to one of the top medical schools in the country, and to have received a scholarship of $130,000. For any student who questions the value of your services, I can say that you have saved me $130,000 in tuition! If I can help you in any way in the future, I would be more than happy to do so.
Thank you, Ariel Chairez

John Fiszer, University Of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine Class of 2005
Dr. Lewis' note: John was an Assistant State's Prosecuting Attorney in Chicago, Illinois, when he contacted me in 2004. Now in his 3rd year of medical school, he says: "I am really enjoying med school, and I am thankful to Dr. Lewis for her help. Her methodical, disciplined approach to the med school application process, as well as her insight into the transition to med school were right on target."

Thanks from Lily Marouf, Sackler University Medical school (Tel Aviv) Class of 2007
"Dear Dr. Lewis, Thank you for all of your help the past year.  It was one of the most challenging years of my life, and I could not have been successful without you. I appreciate all of your support and patience, and look forward to sharing many memories with you when I come back to the States.  Love, Lily"

Track Record
CLASS OF 2007... 97% acceptance to medical, dental and MS/MPH programs, one Class of 2007 applicant accepted into 2008 Class and all applicants accepted into medical and dental Residency programs of their choice.

Be Competitive
In order to be a competitive Class of 2008, 2009, or 2010 applicant, you need to submit a quality application as evaluated by your clinical, service and other experiences and your GPA/MCAT/DAT/GRE, etc. profile--in a timely fashion. This requires a well thought-out strategy to carry you through the difficult year-long application process. If you use Dr. Lewis' advising, we begin preparation early in the year BEFORE submission of your application!

EARLY is always better, removes much pressure, and allows time to solve unforeseen problems and challenges.

What are your chances?

If you want to change your career, or reach your present career goal, but do not know how to begin, or how to jump over all those hurdles, Lewis Associates will advise you and implement strategies to change your life.

Getting Started

Read about Dr. Lewis doing your Personal Assessment on our website, then phone or email us to get started! We spend on average 7 hours developing an effective strategy of taking you from where you are to where you want to be.

You may be like our other Lewis Associates Advisees--highly motivated and intelligent, but needing focus, guidance and specific technical expertise. Dr. Lewis solves problems for her Advisees and finds opportunities for them. Or you may wish to use hourly advising to solve one specific problem.

Dr. Lewis is a trained Biologist, having taught and directed her own research programs for many years at two universities. She earned two postdoctoral fellowships (one at NIH), received the 1990 NACADA Outstanding Institutional Advising Program in the U.S. and directed her own Health Careers Opportunity Program grant for 6 years, bringing $1 million to her university.

If you are serious about making your dreams to become a physician, dentist, physician assistant, veterinarian, optometrist, podiatrist, naturopathic physician, or pharmacist a reality--Lewis Associates can help you. We have made the difference for almost 800 alumni now practicing in medicine the last 22 years.

Dr. Lewis teaches Professionalism, Leadership, and Quality,...and sets high standards for her Advisees.

Lewis Associates will save you money and heartache on your preparation and application process.

Contact the Health Career experts! For more information email imaclewis@lewisassoc.com. Call 805-226-9669 to set up your first appointment.


Most Intriguing Medical Facts of 2007
This article is especially good for those interviewing!

AMA Foundation awards grants to free clinics that help the uninsured


61-Year-Old Heads to Medical School

SV Soroptimists host presentation on HPV and Cervical Cancer

Looming Medicare pay cut forces tough decisions on participation

Santa aging well, ho-ho-ho'ing to health

Stricter requirements sought for re-licensure as medical boards draft proposal

Survey: Physicians falling short on professionalism

Prescribing a more active life

Salt limits urged for processed foods, restaurant meals


Health Insurance:  An Overview

This article features information about health insurance policies.  View strategies to improve our healthcare system.

Managing your anxiety--How to get Through the Holidays Videos
Click here for a guided video for self hypnosis. Enjoy!!! (note there are 3 videos to view)

Official MCAT Website
Get all the information you need on the MCAT!  2008 exams are creeping in. Get the MCAT schedule, deadlines for registration and much more!

Financing your Medical Education
This site features information on options to finance your education.

University of Virginia Health System OSASSP
Summer Programs for undergraduates who need research experience!!!

New UVA Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (UVA SMDEP) http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/academic-support
Open only to freshmen and sophomore premed students.

Summer Programs for undergraduates interested in an 8-10 week research experience
These Programs are independent, but grouped under the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy. We are looking for students between sophomore/junior and junior/senior years. The students that come for the sophomore/junior year are given preference to return for their junior/senior summer with the same faculty mentor:

A Road MAAP to the Medical Promised Land: An Advising Manual
Dr. Lewis was an editor and contributed 3 chapters to this manual.

Find these and other useful links on Lewisassoc.com's Links Page.

alumni updates

Irina Kandinova
University Colorado Pharmacy Schoo
l, 4th Year and Pharmacy Rotations: A first-hand account
(Read the May 2006 Success Story)

Irina Kandinova
Irina Kandinova

"Hi Dr. Lewis, so glad to hear that you're enjoying your new home :) The view from your house is truly amazing! ...I'm finishing up my 4th year of pharmacy school. This year is all rotations (out-of-class setting). I'm really enjoying it. 4th year rotation is a mix of everything: clinical, institutional, ambulatory care, outpatient setting, and electives. Each rotation is 6-weeks long.

So here is what my 4th year was like:
1st rotation was at Kindred Hospital (clinical rotation). I went on round with the healthcare team composed of doctors (Infectious disease specialist and respiratory specialist, nurses, respiratory specialists, and rehab). In this hospital, patients are typically ill, with a mortality rate of 16% (very sad).  I monitored labs if patients were placed on blood thinner as well as different antibiotics.

2nd rotation was at Kaiser in San Diego (ambulatory care rotation). We focused on several chronic disease states such as dyslipidemia, hypertension and diabetes. We monitored and made phone calls to those patients to make sure that they were properly dosing themselves, and to answer any questions. We had to write many SOAP notes. The last 2 weeks of the rotation, I was at the oncology unit. We were dosing patients and counseling them on different side effects from chemo, as well as preparing chemotherapy.

3rd rotation was at Sav-On/Albertsons: community rotations

4th rotation was held at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver (amb care): The focus was anticoagulation, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. We saw patients at clinic and followed up with them if any alterations were made. Furthermore, I was a guest speaker at a diabetes conference (for 200 VA diabetic patients). I spoke about the management of diabetes with oral therapy.

5th rotation is at Kaiser, Denver (outpatient) where I do compounding and patient counseling.  My 6th rotation will be at King Soopers (outpatient). Finally, my 7th will be VAMC institutional rotation.

Upon graduation, I plan to look for a job (preferably in Southern California). It depends if my husband, Alex, and I can find jobs there. He is a neuroradiologist currently working at the University of Colorado Hospital.

Have a great weekend and Happy Holidays!

Drs. Joel and Eunice Mata
Class 1997, Stanford Medical School

(Read the June 2002 Success Story)

The Matas
Left to Right:
Joel, Victoria, Eunice Mata, Dr. Lewis
Joel is an Anesthesiologist and Eunice is a Family Medicine physician)

"Hi Dr. Lewis, Joel and I were just wondering about you and your move.  The pictures are great.  What a beautiful home.  I love the Oak trees around the lake.  Oaks are my favorite tree.  I think they have so much character.

We moved to San Diego four months ago.  We purchased a home in the Rancho Penasquitos area and are still settling in.  I work for Sharp Reese-Stealy medical group in the Kearney Mesa office and Joel is in private practice in Kearney Mesa with another Doc mainly practicing Pain Management.

I really miss working at Stanford and the academic setting.  I didn't realize how much we would miss living in the Bay area.  The good news is that we all love being close to family again and we are looking forward to hosting Christmas in our home this year (haven't done this in 12 years!)

Victoria (daughter)  has transitioned well with all the changes.  She's in high school now and has made lots of great friends around the neighborhood. She does miss the quiet evenings we use to have but overall is happy and growing like a weed.

We would love to visit you sometime soon.  How far is Templeton from San Diego?

Please tell your family we wish them all a happy Christmas.  We send you a big hug and kiss.  Love, Eunice"


Todd Cook
(Read the June 2003 Success Story)

The Matas
Todd Cook's son Kyle


Watch for the Success Stories coming for these alumni!

success stories

A Deaf doctor in the making! Shazia Siddiqi Part 2

Shazia Siddiqi
Shazia Siddiqi in Grenada

Note by Dr. Lewis 1/2/08
Shazia is trying to use the US Americans for Disabilities Act to get paid deaf interpreters for her clinical rotations.  This is a very expensive proposition and we hope that SGU supports her in this. 

St. Georges University School of Medicine, the first 2.5 years:
"I picked SGU because family friends and friends who attended SGU told me about their good clinical residency placements.  I was waitlisted in America, so I knew I had a chance at earning an MD at SGU, and took it.

Obstacles I have had to overcome:
I kept telling myself that hundreds of people have completed medical school before me, and I can be one of them. Now, I have 10 days left in MSY2 (written in mid-December)! It has been quite a journey full of challenges! When I started SGU, I asked close friends in UCSF and Rush medical schools how they coped. Both said the same things, 'Medical school is hard because of the sheer amount of information you have to absorb in a short amount of time. STAY AWAY from people that spaz you out. Don't try to help them all the time. Medical school is all about repetition. Repeat, repeat, repeat. You are on an island paradise. Do take time out every single day 1 hour for yourself. Harry Potter got me through medical school. Medical school will have lots of ups and downs no matter what. Have a good support system with family and close friends (their words).'

A lot of medicine is independent-learning, so I should be fine…that’s what they said…but it’s not how I felt! I tried to keep things in perspective and stay focused. In the end, I would have to say that the hardest thing about medical school so far was missing out on the jokes in classes. I had no idea what was being said in class outside of what is written on the power points the professors used for lectures. I am not able to hear what is said without sign language interpreters. This is something I have had since I was a little girl when I was first diagnosed with profound hearing loss. It does make me sad when I miss out on the jokes and once in a while, a classmate next to me would tell me a little  of the joke, but it was still never the same. Over time, I just accepted it that I will miss out on this, but have to make up for it in another way, which is to ask other people for help and study hard as I can. 
Term 1: Off to a crazy start! My dad came with me to orientation, which was nice, and for the White Coat Ceremony, which was well worth it, but the funny thing is, I could not hear my name said or the guest speakers. My dad doesn't know sign language, but he was trying hard to be supportive and wrote down every single thing that everyone was saying on the back of his program and showed to me later so I could read what was said. That was probably my first hesitant reaction, "I don't know what is going on, but I want this bad enough so I will keep going. I just followed the crowd. I felt inspired when I put on the White Coat and said the Hippocratic Oath with the others. I also found out 2 days before that the US Department of Rehabilitation would not pay for services for satellite real-time captioning since it is international, or help me in any way. I was devastated, but tried to keep positive and figure out what would work. I had no interpreters, no real time captioning, no satellite captioning, so I had to be pro-active from day 1 to get my needs met as a deaf medical student. Since I miss out on what is being said during lectures, I got tutoring from the SGU Dept of Educational Services. One-on-one supplemental tutoring works best for me to have someone explain what is going on in class, and DES arranged 2 upperclassmen to tutor me once a week. It was not enough, but a little helped. I found 2 people who knew some sign language and they mouthed the words to help me in Anatomy lab and Clinical Skills when we practiced with patients. One was a classmate, and one was a spouse of an MPH student. I paid the spouse, since she had a baby and had to pay a babysitter. It was an incentive for me to learn. However, I was still missing lectures, so my family bought me a new laptop with a voice recognition program hoping that would work, but it didn't. I spent so much time setting up services or equipment that it was amazing I passed all my classes. In hindsight, I wish I could have spent more time just studying, but it's all a learning process for me since I came from an undergrad background where whatever was said in lecture was on the exam. I also did study sessions in anatomy lab with classmates, and noticed it helped a lot to quiz me to make sure I was not missing information.

I think it was in this or 2nd term that I found someone who typed notes for class, and he emailed them to me every night. It was so amazingly helpful, and I'm grateful he did not mind. I also asked DES to make photocopies of classmates' notes when I needed them, and I started doing that 2nd term. I did find a nice group of friends and had my share of drama with a classmate. I value my other friends, as they all had good hearts and were helpful in maintaining my sanity! :-) There were just some days when it hurts not having the access, or people are not nice, etc...

SGU offered an American Sign Language selective and I came to class to check it out, and helped a bit teaching signs. The Principal of the local School for the Deaf taught it which gave me more normalcy in medical school. This is my niche, as I want to work with the deaf community later, and luckily I did meet 2 nice Grenadian ladies - 1 deaf and 1 hard of hearing, whom I became good friends with over these years. One has been taking care of me like a "2nd" mom, just having someone there to vent and talk in ASL is nice.

Term 2: This term was challenging because everything was conceptually harder with Neuroanatomy and Physiology. This was a blur, because I felt like I had to teach myself everything. I was in the same mode as Term 1, but I found someone who could help. I was scared, as I felt lost, and just needed someone to tell me what was said in class. My friends and I would quiz each other, and that seemed to help me get by! One of my classmates offered to type lecture notes on his laptop "real time" with me sitting next to him while he typed on his laptop, but after a few weeks, he got tired from typing so fast for 2 - 3 hours at a time.

I had more time this term and "co-taught" the ASL selective with the principal of the deaf school 1 hour/week for 10 weeks as an introductory course to deaf culture, history, and beginning ASL. Since the Immunology final finished the first week of April, a bunch of friends and I put together an Indian dance for the Indian culture student association show! It was fun, and great to participate in the ICSA show. During this or Term 3, I gave health workshops to the deaf people in Grenada about reproduction, contraception, STD's, etc…as they had absolutely no idea about STD's and how babies are made. It was nice to give my workshops, as they learned and asked me to teach them more.

Term 3: This term was weird because there were interactive discussions and videos for Behavioral Sciences. We had more time, but we were tired from Term 2 ending 1 week before. I just stared at the videos, and asked professors if they had a transcript. I had to let it slide by because I could not understand most of it. I started to accept whatever happened, as I passed all my classes.

Term 4 - I set up tutoring early with clinical tutors and study sessions with a classmate for Microbiology, which helped tremendously. The guy who typed notes for me moved to St. Vincent's Island, but I learned how to do Term 4 (i.e., didn’t worry about lab slides, concentrated on lecture notes, read the text, did old practice questions, etc). I did well - earning A's and B's, so I was happy. At the same time,  that classmate who helped me with signing during pathology and clinical skills lab became unhelpful, so I just kept telling myself to be true to myself, which is to serve the deaf community in Grenada. I gave another workshop on sex ed; this time to the northern Grenada community. I drove there with my deaf Grenadian friend and presented the same workshop. I learned to keep doing my thing and had nice roommates who helped me whenever I needed clarification. This term, one friend interpreted for my first patient quiz, and the spouse of the MPH/med student interpreted for my 2nd patient quiz, so I thank God that opportunities opened up where they could sign for me. It is crazy how things work out, because I am glad to stay in Grenada for my pre-clinicals where everything is familiar and I have more chance of finding someone who knows sign language to help me for hospital visits and clinical practice. (rather than go to St. Vincent's Island and hospital).  

Term 5/6: I kept telling myself, "just 18 more weeks to go! J I am always nice to everyone and just kept doing the best I could. I found other nice friends who I trust and we made our own study groups to keep on track with pharmacology, which is a new topic this term. I had a hard time with patho-physiology because it’s all lecture-based, but, I’m back to copying notes from others, and asking tutors for clarification. Yes, there are gaps in my knowledge, and I try hard to fill in those gaps. I’ve learned to accept that I cannot memorize everything in medical school! I discuss things with my study partners, so we make sure we are all on track.

I think it comes down to compassion and kindness toward others and that will go a long way. A nice reward was that I was nominated into our Arthur P. Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society chapter based on our activities beyond campus. I discussed my deaf health workshops for the Grenada deaf community and teaching the ASL selective. We have to keep contributing to society, especially during 3rd and 4th years, then they will decide if our names will be called during our graduation ceremony! I think the best part this term was that one friend volunteered to come to all my hospital visits and clinical skills labs to sign. A little bit goes a long way for me. I still have a long way to go because I know I will have more bureaucracy drama down the road with 3rd and 4th years, but hopefully the lessons I learned over the years….take things in stride, ask for help from the very beginning, and make sure I am effectively communicating100% will help me with 3rd and 4th years.

I took breaks after midterms, went out with friends, had nice dinners, explored Grenada, went to the beaches, and hung out with roommates and watched movies on Friday nights. I still tried to work out a few times a week to keep my sanity and endorphins going. Of course, my family and close friends were my biggest supporters back home – always listening to me vent and share my experiences. 10 more days left here!

Hugs, Shazia"

Email to Dr. Lewis if you wish to communicate about medical schools or other issues or to contact those profiled in Success Stories: imaclewis@lewisassoc.com

question of the month

by Dr. Cynthia Lewis, PhD

The Non-academic  Me…how do I write about myself?

An advisee who has not yet submitted a secondary application essay admitted to me that she is afraid to answer a question about her characteristics and personal experiences that prepare her and make her a good candidate for medical school. 

Here is the paraphrased question:
Describe the personal characteristics you possess and the life experiences you have had that would contribute to your becoming an outstanding Physician. Please include information that will enable the Admissions Committee to understand your unique qualities.

This is, of course, a legitimate and reasonable question for the Admissions Committee to ask. So, you must tune into yourself, like much of the entire application process.  Lots of introspection is required. 

The fear of writing or of discussing oneself openly can be powerful.  I pointed out some characteristics I believe that this candidate should be proud of.  But, fear is a powerful motivator (in this case the motivation is to procrastinate writing the secondary, to ignore it, to assume it is not important; or all of the above). 

From an Admissions Dean:  "The allergic reaction to talking about one's self is not that unusual.  Many young people today go through virtually their entire lives in an academic arena that rewards function over form.  It doesn't matter who you are or anything else.  If you earn 85% on the test, you are assigned a B grade. And, now, for the first time in their lives, the decision as to whether or not they can become doctors is based on non-cognitive measures--subjective measures.  Everything they did academically only gave them the ticket to be in the game, and now (with little experience in dealing with the non-cognitive arena), the final decision is going to be made on who they "are".  It can freak many of them out. That's why I spend a lot of time when they come in to interview trying to make them feel safe.  Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. 

So, how to address this issue?  As an Advisor, I believe that we need to be working on your non-cognitive experiences (leadership, communication skills, service, clinical experience, etc.) starting from DAY 1.  This takes months to years to really develop.  Applying to medical school is only partly about academic readiness.  Some applicants find this out the hard way by applying and being rejected.  Best to be realistic about your strengths and weaknesses and give yourself TIME to develop and work on those non-cognitive areas!

If you would like our assistance, let us know.  This is what we do…and we do it WELL.

We will feature an important question each month. Please submit one that interests you for Dr. Lewis to answer. Send your questions to imaclewis@lewisassoc.com with 'Newsletter Question' in the subject line.

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