pre-meds and non-traditional applicants to medical school navigate the
MD and/or DO admissions process as well as the post-bacc application
process. I work with graduating medical students as they formulate their
residency statement and we do mock interviewing. I also work with RN
applicants and other who are exploring the health professions. In a
word, I am your coach. Extensive information
is available on my home page.
work with clients who don't live in California?
80% of my clients are distance clients. We work by phone and email (I
call you in order to keep your costs down). Imoref I happen to be in
your area, or you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, I'll certainly
try to meet you so that we may get to know each other face-to-face over
we look at in the Personal Statement?
at content, organization, language and style.
use your services just for my Personal Statement and Secondary Essays?
you cover in a mock interview?
tips about the interview process; we also examine your answers to questions,
assess speaking style, possible nervous reactions, content of your answers
based on your specific background, and we get you comfortable with a
variety of interview questions.
know what some of the interview questions will be
why do I need to
do a mock interview?
an idea about a few of the questions is one thing. Being comfortable
speaking your answers to someone else is entirely different, particularly
to someone who has first-hand experience with the admissions process.
Do I need
to do a mock interview with you?
do a mock interview with anyone who is familiar with the medical school
interview process and knows "what to look for" when evaluating you.
you have a "package fee" as many other educational consultants have?
my experience, most of my clients don't need to spend $3,000+ for a
consulting "package." We are efficient together and often get our work
accomplished for far less. In the past three years, only seven clients
have spent more than $2,000. You shouldn't have to pay for time
you don't need just to make my bookkeeping easier.
fee structure is explained in detail.
hours do I need to commit to?
$385/hr., paid in advance. I have an initial two-hour minimum ($770).
you want a retainer fee?
of my clients are distance clients and it is less disruptive to work
against a retainer than to have to remind you about visiting PayPal,
Yahoo! Bill Payer, or putting a check in the mail.
very trusting of people, but have learned the hard way that sometimes
clients don't pay. Working from a retainer helps mitigate this problem.
I send monthly email statements indicating how much time credit is still
available to you.
I use PayPal?
a PayPal link on my web page so that
you may do this easily.
people work in your office?
background is extensive and unique, and therefore I don't have an office
staff to whom I hand off clients after an initial discussion as other
consulting service might. I am the sole proprietor of my consulting
business. When necessary I limit the number of clients in order to give
each of you personalized service, as it is important that you benefit
from my experience and knowledge-base rather from an assistant who may
not have it. It's my way of assuring quality control.
you clients doing?
you can see from the "Congratulations"
link, my clients are doing very well. They nearly all get interviews,
and most have acceptances.
is your Congratulations web page?
a client lets me know about an interview or an acceptance, I update
the web page. However, some clients drift away after the first mock
interview and don't keep me apprised of his/her status. My web page
is only as accurate as my clients help me make it.
(Some success stories) Client
- A Drop In The Bucket Payment
to home page
Judith J. Colwell,
Medical School Admissions Consultant
461 Menlo Oaks Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025-2345
Last updated:June 26, 2015