Zach L.


Zach is a resident in Internal Medicine at Duke University, where he is part of the Physician Scientist Training Program. He holds his MD and his PhD in Neuroscience from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City where he graduated with Distinction in Research. He completed his undergraduate work at Cornell University where he was a Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholar and graduated with honors and distinction.

Zach has been working with Cambridge Coaching since 2017 teaching MCAT, USMLE Step 1, Biochemistry, and Statistics. He also works as an admissions coach for MD and MD/PhD programs and has served on the admissions committee for the MD/PhD program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Zach has extensive teaching experience that includes serving as a Senior Teaching Assistant in Mount Sinai’s Gross Anatomy Course, a Teaching Assistant in Mount Sinai’s Neuroscience course, and a Teaching Assistant in the Introductory Biology course at Cornell University.

Outside of his studies, Zach enjoys cooking, wine, spending time with his wife, son, and dog named Oso. He also enjoys hiking, scuba diving, and travel.


Education & Qualifications
  • Duke University, Resident in Internal Medicine
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MD/PhD in Neuroscience
  • Cornell University, B.S. Biology and Society (honors and distinction)      
  • Admissions Coaching (MD)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • MCAT
  • SAT
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "At first I was apprehensive about an online tutoring service, but the skype and whiteboard platform worked exceptionally well. I found the company to check in regularly which was nice, and the payment process was very simply and easy. Zach was very attentive and willing to answer questions outside of our scheduled sessions, and never worried about running our session a little later if there were still some topics I was confused about. A very genuine, encouraging and hard worker."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Julia H., MCAT)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Zach was a wonderful coach and held my hand fully through the medical school application process. He was always kind yet honest in his criticism, and he pushed me to write better and present myself well in interviews. It was easy to set up online appointments with him, and scheduling was not an issue. I was truly lucky to have a coach like him. I recommend him to all students going through the admissions process."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Julia C, Medical School Admissions, Harvard Medical School)