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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!

Double major worth it? Advice for premeds

By | 2018-02-22T20:52:29+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

Is a double major worth it....specifically is it worth all the extra time, grueling effort and stress? There's no easy answer that fits every situation. But here are some considerations when deciding your premed path. Will a double major impact your sGPA? A double major in say, biochemistry/genetics, or chemistry/engineering, or biology/physics, will set you [...]

What GPA MCAT combo will I need for med school acceptance?

By | 2018-02-22T20:55:43+00:00 February 20th, 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!

Will disastrous freshman grades keep me from medical school?

By | 2018-02-20T10:57:43+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

This is a common question for premeds: If I do poorly in my first year of undergrad—even getting disastrous freshman grades—should I throw in the towel on medical school, or is there still hope? Don’t throw in the towel This is one of those situations where you might find a smidgeon of understanding and mercy [...]

MCAT prep discounts: these are DEEP!

By | 2018-02-09T17:40:43+00:00 February 5th, 2018|MCAT Prep|

These MCAT prep 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 course companies have passed along to us, so we'll pass along to you, their deepest MCAT prep discounts, to help fit a class into your budget. Here are the special discount [...]

What’s a good science GPA? Is it more important than my cumulative GPA?

By | 2018-02-20T11:07:23+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|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.

MD DO residency match process combined

By | 2018-01-09T02:04:10+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Medical School|

The two-tiered MD DO residency match system is about to end, as medical students will soon be able to apply using a single accreditation system for all residencies. By July 2020, the process of merging MD and DO schools into a common portal for residency matches/fellowships should be finalized. Smoother, more transparent process The Accreditation [...]

Do DOs make as much money as MDs?

By | 2018-01-06T10:46:20+00:00 January 2nd, 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 [...]

Med school requirements: your “core” curriculum

By | 2018-01-06T10:45:24+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

Medical school is a 4-year journey of learning and experiences that prepares you for the rigors of a career as a physician. In this journey, your med school requirements are not your enemy, but your friend! From biochemistry to anatomy, you’ll study and be tested on the scientific foundations of medical treatments and ailments. While you [...]