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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!

Psst! These sizzling Princeton Review discounts on MCAT courses are deep!

By | 2017-12-13T22:57:14+00:00 December 13th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

$400 discount on Princeton Review Ultimate Classroom MCAT prep course If you're planning to take the MCAT in 2018, here's a verrrrry hot tip! Visitors to our website can access the Princeton Review discounts on their Ultimate Classroom course for the next 30 days (December 14-January 14). By signing up, you'll save up to $400 [...]

3.7/511: is this a good GPA MCAT combo for medical school admission?

By | 2017-12-01T11:55:08+00:00 November 25th, 2017|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!

Taking the MCAT: best MCAT study tips

By | 2017-11-27T12:04:15+00:00 November 21st, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Who can you trust for the best MCAT study tips? No one knows you better than you, which is why you're the best person to design the best MCAT study plan for you as you begin this most important ascent of your college career. So which MCAT study tips should you follow, and which can you ignore? [...]

Science GPA vs cumulative GPA…which is more important to medical schools?

By | 2017-12-05T11:14:58+00:00 November 19th, 2017|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.

Self-paced MCAT course: smart strategy for juniors?

By | 2017-11-27T12:03:54+00:00 November 18th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

The self-paced MCAT: best option? On this website, we've addressed lots of different ways you can prep for the MCAT. —You can take Princeton Review or Kaplan, or one of many assorted courses for the months leading up to end of junior year or the summer immediately after junior year. Here's a review of Kaplan [...]

Doctor shortage in the U.S.?

By | 2017-11-15T12:07:17+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Medical School, Pre Med Undergrad|

What doctor shortage? Is a doctor shortage coming? What's the job security potential for today's pre-med students, and for those just beginning med school? It depends on who you ask. The AAMC says the U.S. could be as much as 130,000 doctors short in just a decade or so. The Association of Medical [...]

Re-submit the same LORs the second time around?

By | 2017-09-27T18:45:52+00:00 September 28th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

Re-submit the same LORs if they're targeted to impress! The much-hyped LORs (letters of recommendation) are hyped for a reason. They're hardly a second-tier piece of the medical school application puzzle. In fact, many a pre-med has been undone by an unflattering letter from a professor or previous boss. Several of our posts [...]

The best MCAT prep methods for 3 learning styles

By | 2017-09-27T20:13:17+00:00 September 19th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

What's your personal "learning style?" Some MCAT prep companies make the mistake of assuming that one approach fits all test-takers. If you've been preparing for the MCAT, you Visual or kinesthetic learner? likely already know that even “time-tested” methods that seem to work for “most people” may sometimes not yield the best results [...]

Top 10 reasons to go to medical school

By | 2017-10-30T14:36:42+00:00 September 10th, 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 [...]