Ellen W.

Ellen W.

5.0

Expert Coach | Former Dean at Fordham, Columbia | 101+ Happy Students

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Studied at Le Moyne College

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Worked at Fordham University

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Ellen’s Dental School Qualifications

Coaches professionally

100+ people coached for Dental School

Ellen has helped clients get into these schools:

Welcome to my profile! With over 30 years of experience in higher education, I have a deep understanding of the dental school admissions process. As the former Assistant Dean for Prehealth Advising at Fordham University and the Columbia University School of General Studies, I have guided countless students on their journey to dental school. In fact, I have personally coached thousands of individuals, helping them craft compelling personal statements, navigate the application process, and excel in interviews. My expertise extends beyond the application itself—I can also provide valuable insights on building a well-rounded profile, securing strong letters of recommendation, and preparing for the rigorous coursework ahead. If you're ready to take the next step towards your dental school dreams, don't hesitate to reach out and schedule a consultation with me. Together, we can create a winning strategy for your dental school application.

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Achievements

AADSAS Application Edit

Personal Statement

Letters of Evaluation

School Selection

Application Strategy

Interviews

Secondary Essays

Waitlist Strategy

TMDSAS Application Edit

Experiences

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About Ellen

I have had the privilege of contributing to admissions and pre-health programs at renowned institutions. My career began at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, where I rose to the position of Director of Admissions, and was a voting member of the admissions committee. I gained invaluable insights into the intricate admissions processes and played a pivotal role in selecting candidates for one of the nation's premier dental programs. Building on this foundation, I transitioned to theColumbia University the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program, as Assistant Dean in Here, I focused exclusively on the unique needs of non-traditional students, providing guidance and support to individuals pursuing careers in healthcare via non-traditional pathways. Recognizing my passion for fostering the next generation of healthcare professionals, I then took on the role of Assistant Dean at Fordham University, where I played a vital role in expanding the Prehealth Program. In this capacity, I worked closely with traditional students, helping them develop comprehensive profiles both inside and outside the classroom. My commitment lies in the holistic development of students, emphasizing not only academic excellence but also the cultivation of qualities that make well-rounded healthcare professionals. Throughout my career, I have been a dedicated advocate for students, leveraging my expertise to guide them through the int we ricate processes of admissions and program development.

Why do I coach?

My approach to coaching centers on demystifying the complexities of the admissions process. I draw on my wealth of knowledge to simplify the journey, making it accessible and comprehensible for each individual I guide. Whether working with non-traditional students exploring unconventional paths or traditional students refining their profiles, I enjoy providing clarity and confidence.

Work Experience

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Assistant Dean

Fordham University

August 2011 - July 2022

As Assistant Dean for Prehealth Advising, I advised hundreds of successful applicants for professional school.

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Assistant Dean

Columbia University in the City of New York

August 2003 - October 2011

As Assistant Dean in the Postbaccalaureate Prehealth program I advised hundreds of non-traditional applicants on academic preparation and the application process.

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Director

Columbia University in the City of New York

August 1989 - July 2003

Admissions Committee Experience

At Columbia College of Dental Medicine, I was a member of the admissions committee, interviewed applicants on sire and regionally, screened applications for interview, and awarded scholarships.

Education

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Le Moyne College

Bachelor of Arts, English

1985 - 1989

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