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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!

Summer MCAT prep boot camps…burning hot!

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:43+00:00 May 31st, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Six weeks of scorching heat! Summer MCAT prep boot camp: Ready? Set! Go. It's time to ramp it up! If you're on the fence about putting the finishing touches on your summer MCAT prep or getting help from the professionals, you are down to the wire for finalizing your decision! Kaplan and Princeton Review both [...]

What if I’m rejected? Where to go after a med school rejection

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:44+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Medical School|

Remember that most med school applicants are rejected. The competition is fierce for the limited spaces in med schools prestigious and otherwise. So you’re in good company. It’s a well-known fact that many a rejected student is accepted the second time around, and that adcoms appreciate persistence, as long as it’s accompanied by hard work.

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Is getting into an Ivy League medical school everything it’s cracked up to be?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:44+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Medical School|

Your best option is to choose a medical school that you like, that you can afford, with a good program in your area of study, and GPA/MCAT scores you can crack. And since financial aid is available to every medical school student irrespective of her or his finances, you truly can go anywhere you can get accepted!

Will attending a top-tier medical school help me get a top-tier residency match?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:45+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Medical School|

Going to a more well respected school will open more doors for you, though it won't ensure you the match you want. Other factors such as Step 1 scores, competitive specialties, networking, and regional saturation will have an impact as well, and depending on your specific circumstances, could have as much weight as school choice.

Best books for aspiring doctors: What are the best reads for future MDs?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:45+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Medical School|

If you’re firmly in the doctor camp, and even if you’re on the fence about your career choice, I’d recommend taking a deep breath and sitting down with a good book or two to get a feel for what’s ahead. Where to find the best books for aspiring doctors? How better to prepare for a [...]

How important is my science GPA vs cumulative GPA to medical schools?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:45+00:00 March 13th, 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.

How can I build my medical school resume during the summer…

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:46+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Pre Med Undergrad|

...can it happen at the beach? Building your medical school resume during the summer is a great idea. Sadly, it may require less beach time and more serious focus than the term "summer break" implies! Getting good grades in your pre-med classes is only half the formula for getting into the med school(s) you want. The [...]

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