John C.


John is a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is attending on a 21st Century Scholarship. John’s road to medical school was a circuitous one; he was a history and politics major at the University of Virginia (UVA), and he did not take a single science course during college. John was motivated to pursue medicine by his love of clinical settings and his realization that his interests in politics and policymaking are compatible with a career in medicine. After graduating from UVA, John completed a one-year postbaccalaureate program in Baltimore, during which he fulfilled his science course requirements and took the MCAT. During the year between his post-bacc program and medical school, John worked at a healthcare startup that forms Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) of primary care doctors across the United States.

As the oldest of four kids, John has enjoyed tutoring and mentoring for many years. He focuses primarily on MCAT tutoring, but he is happy to work with students studying the humanities (he particularly adores teaching high school and college level history).  Because of John’s unconventional path to medicine, he particularly enjoys working with medical school applicants on how to frame their case for admission, choose their schools, and prepare for their interviews. 

In his free time, John enjoys playing and watching sports, music (especially the Grateful Dead), and reading about American history.

Education & Qualifications
  • University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, MD Candidate
  • Goucher College, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medical Studies
  • University of Virginia, BA in History and Politics
  • MCAT
  • MD Admissions
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Political Science & Government