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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!

Scholarships from medical schools: some of the best bets

By |2019-01-15T14:43:29-07:00March 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 [...]

Getting the most of gap years in your medical schooling

By |2018-04-18T21:29:10-06:00March 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 |2019-04-01T16:27:00-06:00February 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 |2018-01-19T15:01:22-07:00December 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, [...]

Doctor shortage in the U.S.?

By |2017-11-15T12:07:17-07:00October 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 |2018-02-19T12:00:59-07:00September 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 |2018-04-18T21:33:31-06:00September 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 |2017-10-30T14:36:42-06:00September 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 [...]

3 key skills you need to ace the MCAT

By |2018-04-18T21:33:31-06:00September 3rd, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Yes, you really can ace the MCAT! As every budding pre-medical student knows, the MCAT covers content from a number of areas: general biology, biochemistry, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology, and others. While a mastery of these subjects is necessary to excel on the MCAT, there are three key skills that also contribute [...]

Balancing MCAT prep with school or work

By |2018-04-18T20:17:53-06:00August 18th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Balancing MCAT prep with school or work (and other extracurriculars) is far from an easy task. For certain pre-med students, it can seem next to impossible. After all, who is good at juggling college or graduate school classes, extracurriculars, research positions, work, and MCAT study sessions? It takes sacrifice, but it is possible. Here’s how: [...]