Comprehensive

Medical School (MD & DO) Admissions Consulting

Pre-Med Advising

Residency
(Statements and Mock Interviewing)

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Judy Colwell
M.A., Counseling Psychology

Former Assistant Director of Admissions
Stanford University School of Medicine

For further information:
Consulting@judycolwell.com (best)
(or 650.888.9477)


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Congratulations (Some success stories)


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Payment Options and PayPal


"Personal Inventory" Forms


My Credentials




Useful references/Other
links



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FAQ's

What do you do?

I help 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.

Do you work with clients who don't live in California?

Absolutely.

More than 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 coffee.

What do we look at in the Personal Statement?

We look at content, organization, language and style.

May I use your services just for my Personal Statement and Secondary Essays?

Yes.

What do you cover in a mock interview?

I cover 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.

I already know what some of the interview questions will be…why do I need to do a mock interview?

Having 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?

You can do a mock interview with anyone who is familiar with the medical school interview process and knows "what to look for" when evaluating you.

Why don't you have a "package fee" as many other educational consultants have?

In 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, five clients (2%) have spent more than $1,800. You shouldn't have to pay for time you don't need just to make my bookkeeping easier.

What are your fees?

My fee structure is explained in detail.

How many hours do I need to commit to?

I charge $350/hr., paid in advance. I have an initial two-hour minimum ($700).

Why do you want a retainer fee?

Many 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.

I am 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.

How do I use PayPal?

I have a PayPal link on my web page so that you may do this easily.

How many people work in your office?

My 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.

How are you clients doing?

As you can see from the "Congratulations" link, my clients are doing very well. They nearly all get interviews, and most have acceptances.

How up-to-date is your Congratulations web page?

Whenever 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.

 

Congratulations (Some success stories)     Client Comments    Fees - A Drop In The Bucket    Payment Options    
 "Personal Inventory" Forms
    My Credentials    Useful references/Other links

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Judith J. Colwell, MA
Medical School Admissions Consultant
461 Menlo Oaks Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025-2345
Tel: 650-888-9477
Email: Consulting@judycolwell.com
Web:  http://www.judycolwell.com

Last updated:January 8, 2012
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