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

By | 2018-04-25T17:25:10+00:00 April 17th, 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!

Do DOs make as much money as MDs?

By | 2018-04-19T14:31:46+00:00 April 16th, 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 [...]

Self-paced MCAT prep class: more “chill”

By | 2018-04-19T14:32:16+00:00 April 14th, 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 on your own, using one or more book sets. Check out our review of several top MCAT prep book sets here. 2. You can take an MCAT prep [...]

AMA scholarships for med school students

By | 2018-04-07T12:49:24+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Medical School|

AMA scholarships for medical students (plus AAMC/ABFM) Why AMA scholarships? College is expensive. But it’s a trifling cost compared to the cost of medical school. If you’re one of the lucky ones who can wrap up their undergrad years without carrying any debt (not an easy feat!), there’s a new financial challenge ahead: getting out [...]

MCAT prep class discounts: these are DEEP!

By | 2018-04-23T17:16:09+00:00 April 7th, 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 class prep discounts, to help fit a [...]

Medical school scholarships: best bets

By | 2018-04-08T13:42:02+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Medical School|

Medical school 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 unknown medical school scholarships to that would make life a whole lot easier, because as we all know, there are huge financial components to the med school [...]

Med school applicants: how to stand out

By | 2018-04-18T20:18:02+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

Med school applicants need to think outside the box 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!" Granted, there is no getting [...]

Medical mission trips—worth their weight in gold?

By | 2018-03-21T12:22:36+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|AMCAS Application|

Will medical mission trips on my resume give me the bang for my buck from admissions committees? Medical mission trips have increased in numbers, causing many premeds to assume they're a necessary part of the med school admissions packet. They aren't. In fact, doing a medical mission trip for the wrong reasons, or going on [...]

Federal scholarships for med students help ease debt burden

By | 2018-04-07T12:49:14+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. [...]

Getting the most of gap years in your medical schooling

By | 2018-04-18T21:29:10+00:00 March 12th, 2018|AMCAS Application|

How do med students go about getting the most of gap years? If you're considering a gap year before applying for medical school, you gotta make it count. You'll need to spend your time filling any holes in your application. Here are some solid gap year ideas to get you going... Use gap year to [...]