Medical School Admissions Counselors


Dr. Anita P.

Anita Paschall, MD

Premier/Lead Medical School Admissions Counselor
Program led: Premier Admissions Counseling

With over 15 years of experience working in admissions across various healthcare professions, Dr. Paschall is a true medical school admissions veteran. While serving as Director of Health Admission at a Research 1/Division 1 university, Anita more than doubled students’ acceptance rates. She has counseled more than 10,000 applicants to help them achieve their acceptance goals.

Today, Dr. Paschall is well-regarded by the medical school and healthcare communities. She holds an MD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in addition to a master’s in education and two PhDs from Wake Forest University—one in physiology, the other in pharmacology.

In her free time, Anita is a fan of the saltwater life, including fishing with her husband. She does yoga and is a huge fan of music.

Matt M.

Matt Morano

Medical School Admissions Counselor
Program led: Comprehensive Admissions Counseling and Interview Prep

With over 20 years’ experience in admissions and student affairs at Research I/Division I schools, Dr. Morano has worked with a wide range of students, from prospective undergraduate students and non-traditional students returning to their studies to pre-medical and pre-dental students. Dr. Morano endeavors to coach students through honest, accurate, and timely feedback designed with one goal in mind: to help them achieve their dreams.

Dr. Morano combines his experiences as a Division I football coach and as an educational psychologist to help applicants navigate the very personal journey of professional school admissions. He holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Connecticut and a masters in education (counseling and development) from George Mason University.

In his free time, Matt enjoys coaching his two sons in various sports, loves going to the movies with his wife, and has an affection for cooking.

Teresa B.

Teresa Barnett

Lead Medical School Admissions Support Coach
Programs coached: Primary Application Support, Secondary Applications, and Comprehensive Admissions Counseling

Teresa Barnett is well-versed in the nuances of marketing candidates to medical school programs. After eight years as a tutoring manager at The Princeton Review, Teresa transferred to our medical admissions division as a coach manager, a move she knew was meant to be: A first-generation college graduate, Teresa knows how crucial it is to have someone in your corner through a journey of excitement and anticipation.

Teresa holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Wingate University. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, photography, spending time with her family and friends, and watching “Forensic Files”.

Amanda W.

Amanda Wasser

Medical School Admissions Support Coach
Programs coached: Primary Application Support, Secondary Applications, and Comprehensive Admissions Counseling

Amanda Wasser is skilled in helping students apply to medical school.

While completing a master’s in student affairs in higher education at Texas State University, Amanda worked in both that school’s admissions counseling center and in the Health Professions Office at The University of Texas at Austin. The child of a military family, she grew up in New Jersey and Virginia, majoring in health sciences at James Madison University.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, friends, and two dogs.