Preston G.


Preston is originally from suburban Maryland, a stone’s throw away from the nation’s capital (depending on atmospheric conditions and how good one’s throwing arm is). Early experiences with family members affected by neurological diseases led Preston to study neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. There, he researched molecular mechanisms of Parkinson’s Disease and received numerous awards and grants for his work from Johns Hopkins, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, and American Parkinson Disease Association. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a BS and MS, Preston began pursuing an MD/PhD at the Harvard/MIT MD/PhD program as a student in the Health, Sciences, and Technology (HST) program.

Preston has worked as a teacher and mentor for students from elementary to graduate school. Most of his experience comes from coaching students through medical school admissions through formalized tutoring services, Harvard University’s Kirkland House, and MIT’s PreHealth Advising. He has helped multiple students across the entire breadth of the application process (from strategizing to essay drafting and interview preparations), with the students he’s mentored currently attending Stanford (MD/PhD), Harvard (MD/PhD), UPenn (MD), NYU (MD), and Cleveland Clinic (MD). 

During his free time, Preston enjoys wildlife photography, long-distance road cycling, experimenting with cocktail recipes as a budding mixologist (a potential backup career), and hosting cocktail parties for friends.


Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard/MIT, MD/PhD Candidate
  • Johns Hopkins University, MS in Neuroscience
  • Johns Hopkins University, BS in Neuroscience
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • MCAT
  • MD Admissions