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About Dr. Pinesett

Andre Pinesett, MD, MPH

Dr. Andre Pinesett, a Stanford Medical School graduate, is best known by his moniker “The Pre-med Productivity Expert.”

He is an award-winning educator, highly sought-after speaker, and noted authority on pre-med personal and professional development. He has helped high school, college and graduate students improve their academic performance, while reducing their work time, allowing them to maximize their potential and ultimately achieve their dreams.

He was told his freshman year of college that he was a B-student who would never get into any medical school. However, he would not be deterred and he dedicated himself to finding out what made the A-student so exceptional. He found the secrets of successful students and transformed himself from an overlooked student to one of the top 1.4% of applicants accepted to Stanford Medical School. For almost 15 years he has researched the keys to student achievement and has become the preeminent academic productivity expert in America. ​

He empowers students to be more independent, more confident, less stressed and maximize their potential by providing training in four primary areas:

  • Effective Time Management (e.g., overcoming procrastination, task analysis)
  • Study Skills & Advanced Study Strategies
  • Professional Development (e.g., networking, applications, personal statement, interviewing)
  • Mental Fitness (e.g., motivation, goal setting, stress management)

Dr. Pinesett has helped thousands of students achieve their goals. He has honed his skills over the past decade working with individual students and participating in several well-recognized programs including serving as the Director of UCI’s California Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Science Academy, serving as an instructor for Stanford’s Health Careers Opportunity Program and serving on the Stanford School of Medicine Committee on Curriculum and Academic Policy. His MCAT preparation materials and study strategies are also featured in numerous programs hosted by Stanford University’s Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education. He is also a Strategic Consultant to The Princeton Review’s Admissions Counseling Department. He speaks regularly to pre-medical associations, student groups, and universities on topics including: goal-setting, professional development, stress management, study strategies, and successfully applying to medical school.

Due to his background and experience, Dr. Pinesett has an unparalleled insight into what it takes to thrive in college and medical school. He takes pride in leveraging his unique expertise in learning, admissions, and motivation to guide pre-medical students in their journey to dominance. He provides expert instruction in multiple modalities including individual coaching, webinars, online courses, and group workshops and lectures. There is something for every student budget. Learn more about Dr. Pinesett’s SERVICES.

Dr. Pinesett is currently a resident anesthesiologist at the University of California, San Diego. Originally a native of Orange County, he received his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Irvine. He then went on and received his master’s in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Princeton Review

The Princeton Review
Former Strategic Consultant to Admissions Counseling Department

Stanford School of Medicine

Stanford Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education
Outreach Curriculum Contributor
MCAT Curriculum Contributor
Stanford Health Careers Opportunity Program Instructor

University of California CAMP

California Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Science Academy


Dr. Pinesett has made it his mission to change lives and that’s exactly what he’s done for me.

Pre-Health Student

I always feel energized and inspired every time after talking to him. Dr. Pinesett is such a great mentor and advisor. Thanks to him, I am ready for any challenge that comes.

Pre-Med Student

Dr. Pinesett has changed me and my spirit in so many ways; allowed me to believe in myself and my potential. He helped me with my study skills and taught me not be scared to work harder then I ever have before to achieve my goals. Lastly, he taught me what its like to truly be a good person to the root, and I want to thank him for that. I will never forget the things I have learned from him.

Pre-Med Student

I can proudly say I am now a medical student and will one day be able to serve as a physician in my community. Dr. Pinesett is a big reason for that. My parents are from Mexico, and didn’t go to college. It was hard, I didn’t fit in. He never let me make excuses or quit on myself.

UC Medical Student

Can’t thank Dr. Pinesett enough. He’s more than a mentor, he is a friend. He’s always there for me.

Pre-Med Student

Dr. Pinesett is the best! I met him my sophomore year and he guided me every step of the way and encouraged me to just go for it. I went for it and got into my top choice med school.

Ivy League Medical Student

No Excuses, 
Just Dominate!

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