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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!

Medical school scholarships can help to minimize med school debt

By | 2018-08-24T11:23:06+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Medical School|

Medical school scholarships from AMA (plus AAMC/ABFM) Medical school scholarships are out there for those willing to search and apply. If you’re one of the lucky ones who wrapped up your undergrad years without carrying any debt (not an easy feat!), there’s a new financial challenge ahead: getting out of med school with as little [...]

How to be a well rounded medical school applicant: think outside the box!

By | 2019-01-15T14:37:47+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

Creating a winning med school application 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!" Because that's how you show you're a well [...]

Will a medical mission trip impress the admissions committee?

By | 2018-06-05T17:23:34+00:00 June 5th, 2018|AMCAS Application|

Will a medical mission trip on my resume give me props from the admissions committee(s)? Medical mission trips for pre-med students have increased in numbers, causing many premeds to assume they're a necessary part of the med school admissions packet. They aren't. What are your reasons for going on a medical mission trip? In fact, [...]

Shadowing hours, other ECs for med school

By | 2019-01-18T14:35:05+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

Shadowing hours, research hours, clinical hours and volunteer hours are not just the icing on the cake, but part of the main course you are serving up to the adcoms when you submit your med school application. Yes, your GPA and MCAT score are the first thing they see, and either or both can exclude [...]

Med school requirements: your “core” curriculum

By | 2019-01-18T14:33:40+00:00 May 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 [...]

Scholarships from medical schools: some of the best bets

By | 2019-01-15T14:43:29+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Medical School|

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

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 [...]

Will disastrous freshman grades keep me from medical school?

By | 2018-04-18T21:33:31+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 [...]

Can customized MCAT tutoring help you meet your MCAT goals?

By | 2018-01-19T15:01:22+00:00 December 15th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

MCAT prep classroom prep, customized MCAT tutoring or online prep? For most future medical students, the question of whether to invest in their MCAT prep has a simple answer—yes! Your MCAT performance is simply too important to leave to chance. MCAT prep can often carry a cost in the hundreds or thousands of dollars, however, [...]