Ely grew up in Boston and moved to New York City to attend Yeshiva University on a full-tuition merit scholarship, where he majored in biology and minored in public health. After graduating from college, Ely joined Teach For America where he taught 6th-8th grade science and health in East Harlem, New York. While at Teach For America, he received his Masters in Science for Teachers (MST) from Fordham University. After TFA, Ely did clinical research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, publishing and presenting on topics ranging from interdisciplinary medical care to physician burnout. He then started medical school at New York University, where he is currently part of the first class to receive full tuition scholarships.
Ely specializes in medical school admissions coaching and MCAT tutoring. He scored a 524 (100th percentile) on the MCAT, with a perfect score on the critical analysis and reasoning skills section. Ely has coached applicants to far greater success in the medical school admissions process than their scores and grades would suggest. He can help you craft a narrative, create a school list, ace interviews and strategically leverage any scholarship offers to give you the best chance of being accepted at a great medical school with a reduced loan burden.
When he is not watching lectures at 3x speed or trying to complete his goal of shadowing every specialty, Ely enjoys nature photography, perfecting his pizza recipe and hammock camping.