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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!

MD DO residency match process combined

By |2019-01-18T14:33:51-06:00September 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 [...]

Gap year a good idea…or not?

By |2019-01-18T14:34:53-06:00August 26th, 2018|AMCAS Application, Medical School|

When is a gap year a good idea? What you really want to know is, how will adcoms view a gap year, and as such, when is a gap year a good idea? Which of these assumptions will they make: (1) it's evidence of personal failure (assuming you didn't get an acceptance the first time [...]

Kaplan MCAT prep discount $300

By |2019-01-18T14:25:25-06:00August 16th, 2018|MCAT Prep|

Kaplan offers $300 MCAT prep discount If you're planning to take the MCAT in 2018, visitors to our website can access an MCAT prep discount of $300 on a Kaplan PLUS course for 7 days (January 25-31). You can take the class anytime you choose. Ready, set, click! Three other Kaplan MCAT prep discounts—as well [...]

Medical school scholarships can help to minimize med school debt

By |2018-08-24T11:23:06-06:00August 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 |2019-01-15T14:37:47-06:00August 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 |2018-06-05T17:23:34-06:00June 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 |2019-01-18T14:35:05-06:00June 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 |2019-01-18T14:33:40-06:00May 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 |2019-01-15T14:43:29-06:00March 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 [...]