Dr. Finkel is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Medical School. On completing her emergency medicine residency at Harvard, Dr. Finkel was asked to stay on as faculty at Harvard Medical School and spent five years teaching at the world-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital. She was appointed to the Assistant Residency Director position for the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency where she reviewed countless applications, personal statements and resumes. In this role, she also interviewed applicants and made key admissions decisions. For over nine years Dr. Finkel trained medical students, residents and fellows, yielding her three Harvard Medical School faculty teaching and mentorship awards, including Best Faculty Mentor. In addition to her medical accolades, Dr. Finkel has professional writing experience. She was selected for the prestigious Mass Media Fellowship in Science Writing sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has published in academic journals, on-line textbooks and as a science news writer for the Oregonian newspaper. Dr. Finkel is currently a board-certified, practicing Emergency Physician. She is the founder of Insider Medical Admissions ( , and, through her company, has mentored a decade of applicants in how to best optimize their applications for residency, medical school, fellowship, post baccalaureate, and dental school.

Speaking Topics

  • FOAM
  • Residency and Medical School Admissions