Dr. Shirag Shemmassian

Founder of Shemmassian Academic Consulting and one of the world's foremost experts on college admissions, Dr. Shirag Shemmassian has spent the past 15+ years helping thousands of students get into top programs like Harvard, Stanford, and MIT using his exclusive approach. Shirag has found his professional calling in helping others achieve their educational and career goals!

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How This First-Gen Entrepreneur Achieved the American Dream, With Dr. Shirag Shemmassian

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on October 5, 2021

While in high school, Dr. Shemmassian took a keen interest in the higher education process. He navigated the admissions process with limited college counseling and became the only Ivy League graduate in his high school’s nearly 60-year history.

Today he is one of the world’s foremost experts on medical school admissions, college admissions, and graduate school admissions.

Dr. Shemmassian joins Adam to share his story and his advice on how to get into medical school or a top college/university.


  • The current state of medical school admissions;
  • How growing up with immigrant parents shaped Shirag into a hard worker;
  • How college admissions have changed in the last 10-15 years;
  • Achieving goals through developing a positive mindset and working hard;
  • How parents can promote–or sabotage–the development of high-achieving students;
  • And so much more!

Is it college time for you or someone in your family? Don’t miss this all-important discussion!