Because doing good feels good.
Lean On isn't your typical company. As an advising company that was started by medical students, it has roots deep in the educational space. We know the struggle that students and educators face; rising tuition, growing class sizes, limited budgets and more. To help fight these issues, LeanOn is developing several measures to contribute to our students' futures and their success.
Fair Pay Model
Majority work. Majority pay.
For most of our advising services, medical students are the ones doing the actual advising. We think that gives our clients easy access to cutting edge experiences and advice in the admissions world. Because medical students are doing the majority of the work, the majority of our clients' fees go to their assigned medical student adviser. With medical school fees topping $250,000 or more, this tuition assistance is greatly appreciated by medical students. You get to feel good that your money is helping a fellow student and not a large corporation.
Power in diversity
No student's story is the same. Neither should the advice they receive be. The field of medicine, now more than ever, suffers from a lack of diversity - both racially and gender-wise. Lean On is committed to ameliorating this problem by recruiting students from all different backgrounds and genders. Their stories and perspective are inherently valuable and can also help our clients tell their own.
Funding the Future
The medical school application process is exorbitantly expensive. Thousands of dollars in fees, airplane tickets, hotel stays, car rentals, and more. These expenses can be prohibitive for some students, and we think that's unfair. As Lean On continues to develop its revenue streams and models, it is committed to developing a scholarship to help mitigate the cost of applying.
Pro Bono Advice
Helping out now
During our market analysis, we learned that Lean On's services are the most affordable in the industry. That being said, it can still be hard for some students to afford. As we collect more data, Lean On hopes to develop methods of accurately identifying those at financial risk and provide the same advice we gives others for free. Medical school should be accessible for all.