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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!

Med school requirements: your “core” curriculum

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:47+00:00 June 12th, 2016|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 [...]

Taking pre-med classes at a community college: good or bad idea?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:47+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Pre Med Undergrad|

If you're in the first category, and plan to attend a community college for a year or two before moving to a 4-year university, admissions committees may be a tad more understanding about your having taken core pre-med classes at the CC level. That said, you should know that adcoms will automatically assume your CC classes were less rigorous than those taken at the university level.

Why (or why not) attend Caribbean medical school?

By | 2017-05-12T14:11:17+00:00 April 2nd, 2016|Medical School|

Caribbean medical school, mon? Maybe you really like sunshine and sand, but that's not why people migrate south for medical school. Here's the reason: Caribbean schools, and in fact most foreign medical schools, are relatively easy to get into. Applicants with extremely low MCAT scores (491 is the lowest I've heard of), low cumulative and [...]

Required courses for medical school in one simple list!

By | 2017-06-12T18:40:58+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Pre Med Undergrad|

Your four years in undergrad are just a preview of the next four, which will test your ability to withstand the rigors of a career as a physician. Your required classes for medical school are a part of that test. While you’ll learn the ins and outs of the medical practice, you’ll also spend countless [...]

What other medical options are there? I’m not sure if I’m up for medical school.

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:48+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Pre Med Undergrad|

Rather than a pat answer about the length of time you’d spend in school getting prepared for your career, the first question you should ask if you have doubts is, “What do I want to be doing for the rest of my life? What are other medical options?” If you study to be a nurse [...]

When should I take the MCAT, what’s the cost?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:48+00:00 January 18th, 2016|MCAT Prep|

When should I take the MCAT? And how soon should I start prepping for it? Let's just say, I hope your question is hypothetical. Because if you're reading this answer, then you're likely nearing the end of your pre-med career and you've been prepping for the MCAT for what, two or three years? That said, you'll [...]

Is the cost of attending a foreign medical school less than in the US?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:49+00:00 January 9th, 2016|Medical School|

If you graduate with $250,000 in debt and are unable to get into a residency program, your foreign medical school education will not only be expensive, but it may prove useless.

How long is residency and what is an internship?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:50+00:00 January 9th, 2016|Medical School|

Residency vs. Internship The question "how long is residency" is one that seems to confuse almost everyone. Also, the idea of "what is a medical internship" is confusing as well. That's because a medical internship is a completely different animal than a typical internship, say in business, public relations or social work. Here's the quick [...]

Pull down menus

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:50+00:00 January 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|

MEDICAL SCHOOL Medical schools by state US MD schools by state US DO schools by state Choosing a medical school: best advice Will attending a top tier medical school get me a top-tier residency match? Are there schools with a minimum GPA requirement who might reject me? Why would anyone choose DO vs MD? Women [...]