Adding Color To Your College Applications and Essays Matter

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At Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group, we add COLOR to our clients’ profiles.  It’s what makes our boutique admissions advisory firm different!  COLOR makes you more visually appealing; it adds an attractive vitality and magnetic quality.  It gives you a more dynamic and harmonious appearance.

As a physician-scientist, admissions advisor and artist-COLORist, to me, COLOR is everything. It’s characteristics: hue, value and intensity make our clients’ profiles, applications and essays more interesting!  Adding COLOR, gives our clients a competitive admissions edge and makes them standout!   What do you need to be more COLORful?  It’s not just about ROYGBIV.  By adding COLOR, we make college and BS/MD applications and student-profiles more enjoyable to admissions officers and committees. 

Isn’t that what you want? COLOR

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Color is one of the chief properties that gives objects their own individual  visual characteristics.  It makes a unique contribution to the appearance. The different hues, tones, shades, tints and value demonstrated in your essay allows our clients’ applications and essays to shine!


Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe, founder and managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group, provides comprehensive counseling advice, exclusively for admissions to top private schools; Ivy League and highly-selective colleges/universities; BS/MD programs; graduate and medical schools and top visual and performing arts programs. 

Brown PLME: Brown University 259th Annual Opening Convocation

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On September 9th, we were invited to Brown University’s 259 Annual Opening Convocation by several of the parents of our clients who were accepted to Brown (undergraduate) as well as PLME. Dr. Paul Lowe, an alumnus of Brown and Dr. Nadine Cartwright-Lowe (PLME – alumna), of BS/MD Admissions Advisors, are especially proud of their clients who were accepted to PLME.

Our Brown PLME parents were so happy at the Convocation! Welcome future medical doctors!

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Here are our 2022 Brown PLME results: 12 clients applied.  Of the 12, 8 were accepted to PLME. The remaining 4: One accepted to Brown undergrad, 1 accepted to Harvard (also accepted to RPI/AMC), 1 accepted to Yale, and one accepted to Dartmouth (also accepted to GW and NJIT BSMD programs). 

Dr. Lowe and his team collectively bring a wealth of admissions experience, along with diverse cultural perspectives that are INVALUABLE to their BS/MD clients! They are skilled in the language and rhythm of college admissions!

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Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network.  He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs. As a result of his continuous clients’ acceptances into BS/MD programs, his clients have considered him: BS/MD Admissions Guru.

Our BS/MD Admissions practice is specialized: Dr. Lowe and his team ONLY work with parents who understand that the BS/MD admissions process is highly competitive and thus desire help from an admissions expert. They appreciate the value and investment in paying for expert advice consisting of a detailed and ongoing comprehensive admissions advisory service for their child’s dream of becoming a doctor.  He also specializes in helping international students in the BS/MD process. Parents who chose to use our services want to call their son or daughter – “Doctor” when they are seniors in high school.

Navigating BS/MD Admissions: A New Playbook

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Parents are facing the challenge of currently navigating the BS/MD admissions landscape. Incorrect decisions as to when, where and how to turn now results in shipwrecks: immediate rejection of their children after their years of planning. One incorrect extracurricular activity, one negative letter of recommendation, one incorrect sentence in an essay, one incorrect answer in an interview and one incorrect non-verbal cue and or perception will result in a REJECTION! It’s that competitive.

There are continuous fundamental shifts and uncertainty in BS/MD admissions. BS/MD programs are not just about high GPA and test scores, 3-5 page resumes, research and hours of shadowing. It’s now about the interrelated narrative of why you wish to be a doctor and how the student profile stands out, as well how it fits your narrative.

From what I have observed, parents are attempting to game the admissions landscape by using antiquated strategies from outdated books or visiting online communities which provide generic information. Even taking advice from last year’s accepted students can result in rejections!

The COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. economy, healthcare inequity, and student demographics and the number of BS/MD programs have changed the admissions landscape and even enrollment/admissions policies and goals at many schools. The recent closing of BS/MD programs is a testament to the changing landscape and will affect BS/MD admissions policies and goals.

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  • Query: What’s the new playbook?
  • Query: With factors such as VOLATILITY, UNCERTAINTY, the UNFORESEEN and the UNEXPECTED what are parents to do?
  • Query: What are parents to do, after spending considerable years of time and money in attempting to secure a future for their child, when they now face sudden changes in the educational and admissions environment years?

ANSWER: Hire a BS/MD admissions advisor who is an expert! We are the NEW PLAYBOOK


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Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe, founder and managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group, provides comprehensive counseling advice, exclusively for admissions to top private schools; Ivy League and highly-selective colleges/universities; BS/MD programs; graduate and medical schools and top visual and performing arts programs.   The admissions affiliate: Ivy League Admissions Advisors specializes in admissions to Ivy League and highly selective colleges.  Dr. Lowe also specializes in helping students gain admissions to BS/MD programs:| BS/MD Admissions Guru BS/MD Admissions Advisors.

Rice Baylor Medical Scholars Program Closes

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Baylor Medical Scholars Program will no longer accept applications for fall 2022.

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According to Rice University’s website: “Rice University has concluded our participation in the Rice/Baylor Medical Scholars program.”

Since the Medical Scholars Program will not be accepting applications in 2022, the competition to gain admissions into BS/MD programs will now increase because there will be fewer programs. Direct BS/MD Programs have become increasingly competitive as more and more students are applying! Boston University’s SMED Program closed this summer for fall 2022 applicants!

Now it has become even more competitive as major BS/MD programs have closed and the number slots are dwindling! Over the last 5 years, these programs have also closed:

  • Boston University: Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education (SMED) Program
  • University of Cincinnati: Connection Dual Admissions Program
  • Northwestern University: Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME)
  • Washington University in St. Louis: University Scholars Program in Medicine (USPM)
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Increased competition means that you must hire an admissions expert with experience for your child to have the best chances to fulfill their dream and yours!
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Now, even more, You will CERTAINLY need a BS/MD Admissions Guru to maximize your chances of admissions

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Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network.  He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs. As a result of his continuous clients’ acceptances into BS/MD programs, his clients have considered him: BS/MD Admissions Guru.

Our BS/MD Admissions practice is specialized: Dr. Lowe and his team ONLY work with parents who understand that the BS/MD admissions process is highly competitive and thus desire help from an admissions expert. They appreciate the value and investment in paying for expert advice consisting of a detailed and ongoing comprehensive admissions advisory service for their child’s dream of becoming a doctor.  He also specializes in helping international students in the BS/MD process. Parents who chose to use our services want to call their son or daughter – “Doctor” when they are seniors in high school.

Boston University Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education (SMED) Program Closes

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Effective immediately, Boston University’s Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education (SMED) Program will no longer accept applications to SMED for fall 2022. The BS/MD program will be formally dissolved by the end of 2022.

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Since the SMED Program will not be accepting applications in 2022, the competition to gain admissions into BS/MD programs will now increase because there will be fewer programs. Direct BS/MD Programs have become increasingly competitive as more and more students are applying!

Now it has become even more competitive as major BS/MD programs have closed and the number slots are dwindling! Over the last 5 years, these programs have also closed:

  • University of Cincinnati: Connection Dual Admissions Program
  • Northwestern University: Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME)
  • Washington University in St. Louis: University Scholars Program in Medicine (USPM)
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Now, even more, You will CERTAINLY need a BS/MD Admissions Guru to maximize your chances of admissions! After years of admissions success, Dr. Lowe’s clients consider him a BS/MD Admissions Guru.

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“Valuable and trusted advice is needed to avoid mistakes.” – Dr. Paul Lowe

Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network. He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs.  Many of Dr. Lowe’s BS/MD Admissions clients are international students who want to attend medical school from high school and then enter U.S. medical residency sub-specialties.

Middle Schoolers Who Are Interested in Becoming Medical Doctors

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During the summer, many middle schoolers are off to summer camps and summer enrichment programs.  This is also the time that many of them should begin to develop their middle school as well as their high school plans for applying to BS/MD programs.

We provide a 3-month enrichment program for parents of middle schoolers (grades 7 and 8) who wish to develop effective college admissions plans prior to their children entering high school. The program includes:

  • Personalized Middle-School Comprehensive Assessment & Review.
  • Pre-high school student profile development.
  • High school course curriculum planning.
  • Extracurricular activity planning for high school.
  • Develop plans for possible leadership, research, internship and shadowing opportunities
  • Overview of current BS/MD & Ivy League admissions and current trends.
  • College admissions strategy prior to entering high school.
  • WOW Factor planning prior to entering high school.
  • Parents work directly with Dr. Paul Lowe, M.D., physician-scientist and admissions expert.

Our program helps seventh and eighth grade students prepare for high school before it starts! Remember, once you start high school, courses, grades and activities appear on the college application. You need to correctly plan to navigate the admissions process and avoid making irrevocable mistakes while your child is in middle school.

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Pre-high school/middle school planning is essential!

“Valuable and trusted advice is needed to avoid mistakes.” – Dr. Paul Lowe

Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network. He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs.  Many of Dr. Lowe’s BS/MD Admissions clients are international students who want to attend medical school from high school and then enter U.S. medical residency sub-specialties.

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After years of admissions success, Dr. Lowe’s clients consider him a BS/MD Admissions Guru.

Dr. Paul Lowe discusses Katy Independent School District

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Katy (Texas) Independent School District contains 8 high schools. Over the past 4 years, MANY parents of high school students have contacted us regarding our college and BS/MD admissions advisory services. Dr. Paul Lowe and his team have worked with students from:

  • Seven Lakes High School
  • Tomkins High School
  • Cinco Ranch High School
  • Taylor Ranch High School

Despite the fact that they are all excellent high schools, MANY parents contact Dr. Lowe because they mentioned that because of the size of the school, school counselors are either unable to provide continuous weekly or biweekly individualized college and/or BS/MD admissions services to each student. The senior class size for some of these schools exceed 600 students.

We are happy to report that our clients from these schools were accepted to their top-choice colleges and universities!

Please review Dr. Lowe’s blogs as to why parents contact him re: college and BS/MD admissions:


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Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe, founder and managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group, provides comprehensive counseling advice, exclusively for admissions to top private schools; Ivy League and highly-selective colleges/universities; BS/MD programs; graduate and medical schools and top visual and performing arts programs.   The admissions affiliate: Ivy League Admissions Advisors specializes in admissions to Ivy League and highly selective colleges.  Dr. Lowe also specializes in helping students gain admissions to BS/MD programs:| BS/MD Admissions Guru | BS/MD Admissions Advisors.

Thank You Comments/Testimonials from BS/MD Admissions Advisors Clients

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This year’s admissions season (2021-2022), we had a 97% acceptance rate. What made it so significant is that despite the increase in BS/MD applications (in some schools by 30%), our clients were accepted! How do we do this? Blog: What Makes Us Different and Successful – Knowledge

It’s a celebration for high school seniors who know for certain that they are on the path to become medical doctors.  Their parents are extremely happy that they hired us. Dr. Lowe and his team were the catalysts that resulted in their children’s acceptance to BS/MD programs.

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We have listed this years (2021-2022) thank you notes/testimonials by our clients. Because of our confidentiality and privacy Agreements, we have removed their names. Yes! These are REAL thank you notes/testimonials!!!!!

“Dear Dr. Lowe, Thank you so much! You were definitely right about putting in the work now to set myself up for the future. I am so grateful for working with you, and I am so glad I got to meet you. Thank you.” (Student)

“Dear Dr. Lowe, Hope you are doing well. Thank you for all your help and support, we couldn’t have done without you. Thank you again!” (Mom of a student. Mom is also a medical doctor)

“Hello Dr. Lowe, Thank you so much for all of your help throughout the college process, I am very grateful to have had your guidance in the college process as well as learn some life-long lessons.” (Student)

“Dear Dr. Lowe, Thank you for the wishes! It’s a great milestone for our family !  You definitely knew what you were doing! And only now we can look back and realized how each step was carefully calculated and put in place!” (Parent)

“Dear Dr. Lowe,  I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of our family to express our thanks to your diligence, passion and sharp focus to help our son achieve his goal of securing a BSMD admission. He has a great path laid in front of him to be a successful physician.” (Parent)

“Dear Dr. Lowe, Thank you very much. Whole Gxxxxx family is happy about XXXXX. My mom and sister are thrilled as well since my nephew is at XXXXX!” (Parent)

“Hello Dr. Lowe, I am so ecstatic to inform you that I have been officially accepted into the XXXX BS/MD program  It is great knowing I got into one of my top choice programs, thank you so much for your help with this acceptance!” (Student)

“Dr. Lowe, Thank you so much. This is overwhelming and excited to see our daughter having great choices to choose from. We are happy to support her on her choice. I have been telling my daughter & my wife that we are missing Dr. Lowe’s weekly Friday calls. We couldn’t have done without you.” (Parent)

If you are of a parent of a high school junior or sophomore, next year’s (2022-2023) is expected to be even more competitive. Blog: BS/MD Admissions 2022-2023 – It’s Even More Competitive


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Parents retain Dr. Lowe so that their children gain an admissions edge and achieve their dreams!
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Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network.  He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs. 

Our BS/MD Admissions practice is specialized: Dr. Lowe and his team only work with parents who understand that the BS/MD admissions process is competitive, who desire help from an admissions expert and who see the value and investment in paying for expert advice through a detailed and ongoing comprehensive admissions advisory service for their child’s dream of becoming a doctor.  He also specializes in helping international students in the BS/MD process. Parents who chose to use our services want to call their son or daughter – “Doctor” when they are seniors in high school.

Congratulations to our BS/MD Admissions Advisors Clients

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Congratulations to all our of BS/MD Admissions Advisors clients who were accepted to the following BS/MD programs! We are so proud of you and congratulate your parents for choosing BS/MD Admissions Advisors (stay tuned for updates):

  • Boston University Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program
  • Brown University Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME)
  • Case Western Reserve University Pre-Professional Scholars Program in Medicine
  • George Washington University – Seven-Year Dual BA/MD Program
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology – New Jersey Medical School
  • Pennsylvania State University Accelerated Premedical-Medical Program
  • RPI/Albany Medical College – Physician-Scientist Program
  • University of Connecticut Special Program in Medicine
  • University Rochester – Rochester Early Medical Scholars (REMS)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University – Guaranteed Admission Program

Several of our clients were accepted to multiple BS/MD programs!!!!

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Our acceptance rate for 2021-2022
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“Dr. Lowe and his team does amazing work!” (Dad of a client)
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Dear Dr. Lowe, Thank you so much! You were definitely right about putting in the work now to set myself up for the future. I am so great working with you, and I am so glad I got to meet you. Thank you.” (Student)

“Dear Dr. Lowe, Hope you are doing well. Thank you for all your help and support, we couldn’t have done without you. Thank you again!” (Mom of a student. Mom is also a medical doctor)

“Hello Dr. Lowe, Thank you so much for all of your help throughout the college process, I am very grateful to have had your guidance in the college process as well as learn some life-long lessons.” (Student)

Many parents call our firm and ask what’s your price? What’s your fee? As though it is a commodity to be negotiated. Dr. Lowe’ response: “My fee is not based on a family’s budget nor what or how they perceive my firm should be compensated, but by my talent, years of experience, expertise, educational background and PROVEN RESULTS!

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INVESTING in a BS/MD admissions advisor is the best strategy for your child’s admissions success to BS/MD programs!

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“Valuable and trusted advice is needed to avoid mistakes” – Dr. Paul Lowe

Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network. He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs.  Many of Dr. Lowe’s BS/MD Admissions clients are international students who want to attend medical school from high school and then enter U.S. medical residency sub-specialties.

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Our BS/MD Admissions practice is specialized: Dr. Lowe and his team only work with parents who understand that the BS/MD admissions process is competitive, who desire help from an admissions expert and who see the value and investment in paying for expert advice through a detailed and ongoing comprehensive admissions advisory service for their child’s dream of becoming a doctor.  He also specializes in helping international students in the BS/MD process. Parents who chose to use our services want to call their son or daughter – “Doctor” when they are seniors in high school.

The Need for a BS/MD Admissions Advisor Even When You Have a High School Counselor

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US Dept. of Education (2017) reported that the student-to-public school ratio is on average, 455 students to 1 school counselor.

When parents of high school students call our offices inquiring about BS/MD programs, the first question I explore with them is why they are calling about our services if they already have a high school counselor?  Their response is usually 2-fold.  (1) The high school counselor is overwhelmed with many students.  (2) The high school counselor is not a physician-scientist and lacks the knowledge in preparation, specifically for BS/MD programs.

Because of the increasing hyper-competition to get into BS/MD Programs, many families feel overwhelmed and stressed by this particular type of specialized college admissions process.  Moreover, the process can seem so complex that families may want the assistance, resources and knowledge of an (physician-scientist) expert who focuses on BS/MD programs and who spends more time and individualized attention than school college counselors are able to provide. 

Many parents and students discover too late (when their children do not receive BS/MD interview offers or receive rejection letters) in the BS/MD college admissions process that they should have hired a BS/MD admissions expert.

Benefits of a BS/MD Admissions Advisor:

  • An educational consultant who is a physician-scientist.
  • Provides one-on-one BS/MD program guidance and counseling.
  • Provides continuous comprehensive year-round admissions services.
  • Provides recommendations for research and shadowing opportunities and advise on appropriate student-driven research publications.
  • Provides traditional college and essay guidance and assistance as well as BS/MD supplemental essay guidance and assistance.
  • Provides traditional college interview preparation as well as BS/MD (MMI-type) interview preparation.
  • Develop strategies to guide you to your “Best Chance” BS/MD programs based on student’s profile.
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INVESTING in a BS/MD admissions advisor is the best strategy for your child’s admissions success to BS/MD programs!


“Valuable and trusted advice is needed to avoid mistakes” – Dr. Paul Lowe

Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network. He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs.  Many of Dr. Lowe’s BS/MD Admissions clients are international students who want to attend medical school from high school and then enter U.S. medical residency sub-specialties.

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Our BS/MD Admissions practice is specialized: Dr. Lowe and his team only work with parents who understand that the BS/MD admissions process is competitive, who desire help from an admissions expert and who see the value and investment in paying for expert advice through a detailed and ongoing comprehensive admissions advisory service for their child’s dream of becoming a doctor.  He also specializes in helping international students in the BS/MD process. Parents who chose to use our services want to call their son or daughter – “Doctor” when they are seniors in high school.