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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!

What’s a good GPA/MCAT combo for acceptance to medical school—3.7/511?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:41+00:00 August 16th, 2017|AMCAS Application, MCAT Prep|

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!

Top 10 reasons to go to medical school

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:41+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Medical School, Pre Med Undergrad|

So what are the top 10 reasons to go to medical school? Read on for ours... Most doctors will give you some pretty heady reasons why they chose medicine as a career. Those reasons have probably changed from the time they decided to go pre-med in the first place, since many premeds jump headlong into [...]

Do DOs make as much money as MDs?

By | 2017-08-18T13:11:28+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

3 key skills you need to ace the MCAT

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:41+00:00 August 9th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Yes, you really can ace the MCAT! As every budding pre-medical student knows, the MCAT covers content from a number of areas: general biology, biochemistry, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology, and others. While a mastery of these subjects is necessary to excel on the MCAT, there are three key skills that also contribute [...]

What’s my AMCAS application status once I hit “send?”

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:42+00:00 July 15th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

If you recently took the MCAT and don't yet know your score, you can still submit your application, and it will be verified along with all other applications. Once your score arrives at AMCAS, it will be automatically uploaded to your application and your school will be notified of your score.

5 top reasons not to go to medical school

By | 2017-08-18T16:42:04+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

This new post: "5 top reasons NOT to go to medical school" follows our recent post: "10 top reasons to go to medical school." If you read both posts, you'll realize there is very little crossover. That's because you are either physician material, or you aren't. While very many college students fancy themselves as ideal [...]

Should I study for the MCAT during the summer?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:43+00:00 June 14th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

When it comes to when to MCAT study, I’d start with the adage, “There’s no time like the present!” If you can study for the MCAT during the summer, there’s an obvious advantage: you’ll probably have more free time than you will when school picks up again. Whatever study you can fit in on the MCAT [...]

MCAT prep course discounts: these are DEEP!

By | 2017-08-15T15:59:42+00:00 June 12th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Here's our BKS* (best kept secret)!! MCAT Prep Course Discounts Psssst! We're about to share a valuable secret...reserved for premedFAQ.com visitors ONLY. Some of the MCAT prep course companies have passed along to us, so we'll pass along to you, their deepest discounts, to help fit a class into your budget. Here are the special discount codes for Princeton [...]