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Shirag Shemmassian — Writer

Dr. Shirag Shemmassian is a graduate school admissions expert and founder of Shemmassian Academic Consulting. For over 15 years, he has helped thousands of students get into top medical schools, law schools, Master’s programs, and Ph.D. programs.

Growing up with Tourette Syndrome in a middle-class family, Dr. Shemmassian was often mocked by peers and teachers and discouraged from applying to elite colleges. Therefore, he taught himself everything he needed to know to graduate debt-free with his B.S. in Human Development from Cornell and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA.

Dr. Shemmassian has been featured on The Washington Post, US News & World Report, Business Insider, and NBC, as well as been invited to speak at Stanford, Yale, and UCLA. He presents on topics including how to craft a stellar medical school personal statement, law school personal statement, and graduate school statement of purpose.

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