Episode 190 – Dr. Shirag Shemmassian

Welcome to another episode of The HERO Show. I am your host Richard Matthews, (@AKATheAlchemist) and you are listening to episode 190  with Dr. Shirag Shemmassian – Maximizing Students Ability to Pursue & Achieve their Career Goals.

Dr. Shirag Shemmassian is the Founder and CEO of Shemmassian Academic Consulting which is one of the world’s foremost experts on medical school admissions, college admissions, and Graduate School Admissions. For nearly 20 years, Dr. Shirag and his team have helped thousands of students get accepted to America’s top colleges and medical schools at unprecedented rates using their systematic and proprietary approach.

Here’s just a taste of what we talked about today:

Shemmassian Academic Consulting

Shemmassian Consulting is best known for medical school admissions and residency admissions. They cover everything from acing the MCAT — a standardized test for medical schools and also writing a medical school personal statement to wow med school interviews.

They also help with the student application process, such as assisting students with brainstorming, outlining, editing essays, interview coaching, and developing the right school lists.

Through the white-glove support and a very hands-on and dedicated approach, they helped thousands of students reach their academic and career goals.

Organically Started Out of Necessity

During Dr. Shirag’s pre-med at Cornell, he persevered to study everything he could to go to medical school. Along the way, as he self-taught with pre-med he also helped other people get into medical school. 

It was around his grad school that he caught the entrepreneurial self-help, self-development bug and started reading a lot of books as the requests were growing. 

Finding himself enjoying what he does and seeing his students finding great value, he worked his way in building Shemmassian Academic Consulting.

Other Topics We Covered on the Show:

  • We get to talk about Dr. Shirag’s superpower in his business which is being a good listener. It sounds cliche but it plays a very critical role in figuring out how to better support each student.
  • One of the things Dr. Shirag struggles with in his business is poor boundaries. He tries to overcome this type of fatal flaw by taking care of himself.
  • Preconceived notions about what it takes to get in admissions is one of the common enemies Shemmassian Consulting fights against.
  • Dr. Shirag’s driving force in his business is to help students achieve their educational and career goals at unprecedented rates using an exclusive approach.
  • The connection between being a good listener to the crocodile-infested river metaphor.
  • Reasons why it is important to wisely choose mentors in different aspects of your life.
  • Lastly, Dr. Shirag’s guiding principle that he uses daily is to put students’ best interests first.

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Dr. Shirag mentioned the following book/s on the show.

The HERO Challenge

Today on the show, Dr. Shirag Shemmassian challenged Zahir Dossa to be a guest on The HERO Show. Dr. Shirag thinks that Zahir is a fantastic person to interview because he started a personalized hair care company that’s now valued at over a billion dollars. He’s done very well in deliberately growing his company and the risks he’s taken in terms of capital.

How To Stay Connected with Dr. Shirag Shemmassian

Want to stay connected with Dr. Shirag? Please check out their social profiles below.

With that… let’s go and listen to the full episode…

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