Aram A. Namavar, MD MS
Dr. Aram Namavar graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Integrative Biology and Physiology in 2013. In 2014, Aram graduated with his Master of Science degree from the Keck School of Medicine of USC with a degree in Global Medicine. In 2015, Aram graduated from the Riordan MBA Fellows Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In 2019, Aram graduated from the Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is currently an Internal Medicine Resident Physician at the University of California - San Diego (UCSD).
At Loyola, Aram participated in many capacities while maintaining his intent focus on his academic career. Aram is a previous member of the Admissions Committee as a Reviewer at Loyola-Stritch. Aram has served on admissions committees for many medical programs nationally and has evaluated over 1,000 applications during his tenure. Aram has also conducted over to 300 interviews and mock interviews for admissions. Aram has helped students gain admission into medical school for the past 5 years and has had an 92% success rate for student acceptances in their desired program.
I am a 2nd-year medical student at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. I did my undergrad at UCSD, and am excited to be able to spend the next 4 or more years in the wonderful city of San Diego. My potential interests in medicine are psychiatry, cardiology, or orthopedic surgery, but I am open to any field that might suit my interests when I am in medical school. In my free time, I enjoy teaching, weightlifting, playing guitar, and reading. Having gone through the medical school application this past year, I have learned a tremendous amount about what it takes to get accepted to medical school, especially considering factors beyond GPA and MCAT. I firmly believe that properly presenting the ‘soft’ aspects of your application, such as your writing and interview skills, can separate an accepted applicant from a rejected one. I am excited for you to work with Aram and myself to help get you accepted to one of your top choice schools.
"David is an incoming 1st year medical student at the University of Arizona at Tucson. A San Diego native, David obtained his B.S degree from UCSD 6 months early, after which he spent a year working as an MCAT Biology Instructor for The Princeton Review, and as a research assistant within various departments of the UCSD School of Medicine. David is thrilled to be joining the White Coat Admissions team, and looks forward to working with applicants of all backgrounds to tell their stories and create their unique strategy for success. In his free time, David likes to play classical piano, rock climb, and travel."
David will be attending the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the Fall. A Los Angeles native, David graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science from UCLA. While in school, David worked as a congressional intern for California’s 33rd District and as a research associate for a cardiopulmonary disease lab in the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. In his free time, David enjoys mountain biking, camping, fixing cars, playing the saxophone, and overindulging on samples at Trader Joe’s. He is also way too proud of the fact that he is an Eagle Scout. Having developed a nuanced understanding of what it takes to get acceptances to multiple top 20 U.S. MD programs, David is excited to share his expertise with students and maximize their success in the application process.
Robin Kikuchi is a first-generation medical student and member of Keck School of Medicine of USC Class of 2024. Robin graduated in the Class of 2019 from the University of California, Los Angeles with her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Society. She is passionate about research and advocacy pertaining to the relationship between social determinants and women’s health. She hopes to impact patient care through research and has participated in research projects in breast oncology, radiation oncology, and cardio-oncology at the Duke Cancer Institute, OBGYN at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, and wound healing in private practice. Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Robin is a voracious reader, food adventurer, and lifelong horsewoman. She is thrilled to be joining the WCA team to help students obtain their goals in higher education.