About Dr. Pinesett



Dr. Andre Pinesett, a Stanford Medical School graduate, is best known by his moniker “The Pre-med Productivity Expert.” He is an education futurist, highly sought-after speaker, and noted authority on pre-med personal and professional development. He takes the stress out of getting to medical school by teaching students how to manage their time, study effectively, and build the ultimate medical school application.

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 over 15 years, he has researched the keys to student achievement and has become the preeminent academic productivity expert in America. Learn More about Dr. Pinesett's Services

He empowers students to be more independent, more confident, less stressed and maximize their potential by providing training in 4 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 and has held positions with numerous well-established organizations and universities including serving as:

  • Director- UCI California Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Science Academy
  • Instructor- Stanford Health Careers Opportunity Program
  • Representative -Stanford School of Medicine Committee on Curriculum and Academic


  • MCAT Instructor and Curriculum Contributor- Stanford University Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education
  • Strategic Consultant- The Princeton Review’s Admissions Counseling Department
  • Just to name a few…

He speaks regularly to pre-medical associations, student groups, parent groups and universities on topics including: overcoming disadvantage, goal-setting, professional development, stress management, time management, study strategies, and successfully applying to medical school. Interested in booking Dr. Pinesett to speak, Click Here to Learn More.

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.

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.

Any student can be exceptional and get into medical school if they have a sound plan, work smart, and are relentless in their quest. Dr. Pinesett provides expert instruction in multiple modalities including individual coaching, webinars, online courses, and group workshops and lectures. There is something for every student budget. Click HERE for more information about Dr. Pinesett’s SERVICES

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The Princeton Review
Former Strategic Consultant to Admissions Counseling Department


Stanford Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education

Outreach Curriculum Contributor MCAT Curriculum Contributor Stanford Health Careers Opportunity Program Instructor


California Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Science Academy


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"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


I was told I would never get into any medical school because I was average. Determined not to be defeated, I learned the secrets to pre-med success and took myself from the bottom of the pack to Stanford Med. Are you ready to learn how I did it? Download this eBook:


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