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The vision of ProspectiveDoctor is to be the most useful, authoritative, and personal online resource for all individuals who are considering or pursuing careers as physicians.

Our mission is to inspire, encourage, and inform students as they journey through a rigorous and intricate process of achieving their dreams in medicine. We seek to help current students so that our impact can be felt when these students become physicians in the future.

ProspectiveDoctor exists to provide free content about the current process of entering a profession in medicine. We strive to build a community of students, premedical counselors, doctors, and other health professionals to effect improvements in healthcare. We recognize that training future healthcare leaders is crucial to current and future generations. ProspectiveDoctor attempts to do its part in positively impacting the local and global community.

If you would like to contribute to ProspectiveDoctor’s mission by providing an article as a guest writer, please see Guest Post. If you would like to contribute by becoming a volunteer staff writer, please see Staff Writer.

ProspectiveDoctor puts every effort into improving our website to better serve you. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please leave your comments by emailing us at contactus@prospectivedoctor.com.

ProspectiveDoctor can provide free resources and membership due to the generous contributions through advertisements. If you are interested in advertising with us, you may find valuable information on our page, Advertise with Us.

If you are an academic counselor, school administrator, or have any professional relationship with an educational institution, you may find valuable information on our page, For Colleges and Medical Schools.

If you are looking for any sponsorship and/or partnership opportunities, you may find valuable information on our page, Sponsorship & Partnership.


Edward Chang

Edward Chang is a Co-founder and Director of Operations of ProspectiveDoctor.com. He graduated from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and is currently a urology resident at the University of Washington. He also attended UCLA as an undergraduate, graduating with a major in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology.  He is a die-hard Lakers and Bruins fan and loves Korean food.

Fun Fact: Edward has never drank coffee before in his life.

Emily Singer

Along with contributing articles, Emily is the head of marketing and research for ProspectiveDoctor.com. She graduated from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and is currently a general surgery resident at Ohio State University. She is a graduate of Stanford University, holding Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Russian Languages and Literature. After graduating in 2009, Emily worked as a research analyst at a health policy consulting firm and a research scientist studying green products chemistry at a San Francisco-based startup. Emily’s interests include health policy, medical education, and global health.

Fun fact: Emily enjoys cooking and eating international cuisine.

Evan Laveman

Evan Laveman is the Head of Business Relations at ProspectiveDoctor.com. He is currently an emergency medicine resident at Harbor/UCLA. He graduated from the David Geffen School of Medicine and is also a UCLA graduate from the department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics. He is originally from San Diego where he was a lifeguard and EMT.  During his free time he enjoys cooking, hiking, and being in the water.

Fun fact: Evan has plans to open a Mexican/Italian fusion restaurant named “Que Pasta”

Evan Shih

Evan Shih is in charge of ProspectiveDoctor’s community outreach and is also a contributing writer. He is currently an internal medicine resident at UCLA. He graduated from UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. He also graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in Physiological Science from UCLA. He hopes his efforts on PDr can provide the guidance and reassurance that readers seek along the medical journey. When he’s not studying, Evan likes to hike, swim, and spend time with his family in Orange County.

Fun fact: Evan’s favorite form of dance is the salsa

Isaac Yang MD

Isaac Yang M.D. is a physician in the Department of Neurosurgery at UCLA, and joined the ProspectiveDoctor team as faculty advisor in June of 2014. Dr. Yang completed his undergraduate at UC Berkeley and received his medical degree from UCLA. He went on to complete his general surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at UCSF. After finishing his residency, Dr. Yang joined the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery and the UCLA Brain Tumor Center. Dr. Yang’s primary clinical focus has been brain tumors, including glioblastoma and skull base tumors. His research efforts have examined antigen expression and manipulation of the immune response to glioblastoma.

In the Department of Neurosurgery at UCLA, Dr. Yang leads a multidisciplinary effort in the treatment of brain tumors, contributes to the basic and clinical research program in the Department of Neurosurgery, and is actively involved in resident physician and medical student education. He has served as course faculty in multiple didactic and practical skull base workshops and is the Director of Medical Student Education at the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery.

Fun Fact: Dr. Yang listens to Taylor Swift in the operating room.

Sahil Mehta MD

Sahil Mehta M.D. is an attending physician in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Founder of MedSchoolCoach. He joined the ProspectiveDoctor team as a web developer and advisor in August of 2014. Dr. Mehta completed his undergraduate at Columbia University and medical school at the University of Chicago. He then completed his internship at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Surgery and Medicine. After internship, he finished a radiology residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and interventional radiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr Mehta is one of the world’s experts on medical school admissions having founded MedSchoolCoach in 2007. MedSchoolCoach provides admissions consulting to premedical students in the form of interview preparation, essay editing and general advising. In the past 10 years, he has had a hand in over a thousand acceptances to medical school.

Fun Fact: Sahil can hit a golf ball far, but not straight. He is working on it…

Kyu Lee

Kyu Lee is the founder of ProspectiveDoctor.com. He graduated from UCLA with a mathematics/economics degree. He is currently the Founder & CEO of a venture-backed startup, CareerDean. He loves to play basketball and watch documentaries in his spare time.

Fun Fact: His childhood crush was Hilary Duff.