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About Marci Judd

Editor, writer, consultant, with special emphasis on education and nonprofit industries. I've helped many a pre-med through the treacherous waters on their way to their ultimate destination of MD. I have three awesome kids (one in med school) and a sweet hubby who supports all my efforts!

Medical school scholarships can help to minimize med school debt

By | 2018-07-26T19:37:53+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Medical School|

Medical school scholarships from AMA (plus AAMC/ABFM) Medical school scholarships are out there for those willing to search and apply. If you’re one of the lucky ones who wrapped up your undergrad years without carrying any debt (not an easy feat!), there’s a new financial challenge ahead: getting out of med school with as little [...]

Do DOs make as much money as MDs?

By | 2018-07-26T19:37:41+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Medical School|

This is an age-old question for premeds trying to decide on the MD vs. DO route. Whether DOs make as much money as MDs depends on some specific factors, like residency, region, specialty and number of hours worked. This post focuses on salary. You can also check out our post on other differences between DOs [...]

MCAT prep class discounts: these are DEEP!

By | 2018-07-26T19:37:23+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|MCAT Prep|

These MCAT prep class discounts are our BKS* (best kept secret)!! Psssst! We're about to share a valuable secret...reserved for premedFAQ.com visitors ONLY. Some of the MCAT prep class discounts the companies have passed along to us, we're passing along to you. They are generously offering some of their deepest MCAT prep course discounts, to help fit a [...]

Self-paced MCAT prep class: more “chill”

By | 2018-07-26T19:38:12+00:00 July 13th, 2018|MCAT Prep|

The self-paced MCAT prep class: smart option? On this website, we've assembled lots of advice to help you choose the best MCAT prep route: 1. You can study independently, using one or more book sets. Check out our review of several top MCAT prep book sets here. 2. You can take an MCAT live prep course, [...]

What GPA/MCAT combo will get me admission to medical school?

By | 2018-07-26T19:36:33+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

A GPA MCAT combo of 3.7/32 will give you a 75% chance of at least one acceptance. But there's a lot of anecdotal evidence that with lower numbers on both fronts (a 3.6/30) you could still get through with great ECs, LORs, and an excellent personal interview!

How to be a well rounded medical school applicant: think outside the box!

By | 2018-07-26T19:36:22+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

Creating a winning med school application If only the adcoms could sit down with med school applicants a year or two before their first meeting and whisper sweet nothings in their ear, this is what they'd say: "Step out!" "Be different!" "You're more than two little numbers!" Because that's how you show you're a well [...]

Will a medical mission trip impress the admissions committee?

By | 2018-06-05T17:23:34+00:00 June 5th, 2018|AMCAS Application|

Will a medical mission trip on my resume give me props from the admissions committee(s)? Medical mission trips for pre-med students have increased in numbers, causing many premeds to assume they're a necessary part of the med school admissions packet. They aren't. What are your reasons for going on a medical mission trip? In fact, [...]

Scholarships from medical schools: some of the best bets

By | 2018-04-30T16:38:29+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Medical School|

Medical school grants and scholarships: a dream or a mirage? If you’re nearing the end of your undergrad years, and heading to medical school, you may be dreaming of some scholarships from medical schools that would   make life a whole lot easier, because as we all know, there are huge financial components to the [...]

Federal scholarships for med students help ease debt burden

By | 2018-05-01T11:30:05+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Medical School|

Medical students face a daunting challenge: not just getting through the rigors of classwork and clinical hours, but getting out in four years without a truckload of debt. Federal scholarships for med students can help to ease this debt burden. In 2016, the average debt of medical students upon graduation was $190,000, according to AAMC figures. [...]