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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!

Do DOs make as much money as MDs?

By |2020-06-17T15:36:56-06:00July 20th, 2020|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 |2020-06-17T15:36:11-06:00June 17th, 2020|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 [...]

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

By |2022-02-17T16:57:02-07:00June 15th, 2020|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!

Self-paced MCAT prep class: more “chill”

By |2020-06-17T15:35:41-06:00June 13th, 2020|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’s a good science GPA? Is it more important than my cumulative GPA?

By |2022-02-17T16:47:12-07:00May 26th, 2020|AMCAS Application|

Your science GPA (sGPA), or BCPM (biology, chemistry, physics and math) score is going to be critical to your application, for obvious reasons. Here are some ways to calculate, and raise yours.

How can pre-meds get better at taking tests?

By |2022-02-17T16:10:36-07:00May 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Can one get better at taking tests? For some it's easy. For others, test-taking is downright frightening. Because no matter how long you devote to preparing for a test, it's likely to be a disaster. Whether a biochem test, a history final or the almighty MCAT...there are surefire ways to get better at taking tests! Are [...]

USMLE exam blues: after the MCAT

By |2020-04-14T12:25:17-06:00March 30th, 2020|Medical School|

The MCAT is my last and hardest test...right?! The USMLE test is a killer; but you'll only feel a little dead... Move over MCAT. After two years of basic medical school coursework (1 ½ years at some medical schools), your next conquest is the USMLE exam, or U.S. Medical Licensing Exam. It’s really [...]

Residency match system for MD/DOs combined

By |2020-04-14T12:28:01-06:00March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

The two-tiered system of matching medical residents in DO vs. MD schools is about to go away, as all medical students will soon be able to apply using a single residency match system for both DO and MD residencies. By July 2020, the process of merging MD and DO schools into a common portal for [...]

Federal scholarships for med students help ease debt burden

By |2022-02-17T17:02:42-07:00December 20th, 2019|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. [...]

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