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Renee Marinelli

Director of Advising

Dr. Marinelli graduated magna cum laude from California State University, San Marcos with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. While attending school, she worked for a neurosurgeon where she led clinical trials, taught biology as a supplemental instruction leader. Dr. Marinelli was accepted to multiple medical schools and attended the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine where she served on the admissions committee and interviewed many applicants. In medical school, she met her future husband and MedSchoolCoach advisor, Dr. David Flick. After medical school, both Dr. Marinelli and her husband attended family medicine residency in Hawaii where she also served on the residency admissions committee. After her son was born, she decided to step away from clinical medicine and joined the MedSchoolCoach team. Since that time, she has mentored and assisted hundreds of students in the medical school admissions process and brings a wealth of experience serving on both medical school and residency admission committees.


Dr. Marinelli is the Director of Advisors at MedSchoolCoach where she continues to advise applicants but also serves to oversee all of the advising applicants. She is excited to continue to provide guidance to students while spending quality time with her son.

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