Wendy Gammon MA, MEd Director Writing Advisor | MedSchoolCoach

Wendy Gammon MA, MEdWriting Advisor

Wendy has worked as an admissions screener for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Overlook Hospital, a pilot case developer with the NBME for the USMLE exam, and an assistant professor of medicine and director of the standardized patient program. She holds two master’s degrees in English and education and has taught several AP courses.

Wendy Gammon, MedSchoolCoach Advisor

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During Wendy’s senior year of college, she worked as an intern teacher in an extremely underprivileged and challenging neighborhood school in New York City. It was under the guidance of her mentor teacher that she learned to love teaching. Once Wendy graduated cum laude from Wagner College in New York, she completed her MA in English at Fairleigh Dickinson University and MEd at Kean University, setting her on an enriching path that would eventually lead to a successful career in medical education.

Wendy’s life took an exciting turn as she was completing her graduate work in England. She worked closely with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company who lectured daily classes and seminars and regularly hosted evening productions at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford. After meeting her husband, she decided to extend her stay in England. On a routine visit to her doctor, she was offered a position as an administrator in his medical family practice. Soon, Wendy became immersed in patients, medications, nursing and Britain’s National Health system. 

After three years, Wendy and her husband returned to the States. Once settled in New Jersey, Wendy was offered a position as an admissions screener for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Overlook Hospital in New Jersey. Her mentor and direct supervisor was an accomplished and revered physician and teacher who taught Wendy about medicine and the screening of applicants for this highly competitive program. This led to her employment at University of Massachusetts Medical School where she served for over 20 years as an assistant professor of medicine and director of the standardized patient program. Under the mentorship of Dr. Paula Stillman, a pioneer in patient simulation, Wendy learned how to perform, teach, and evaluate students in the complete physical exam as well as master the communication skills scale for the objective teaching and evaluation of medical students, residents, nurses and physicians. Wendy also served on the Board of Directors for ASPE and was a consultant and case writer for the National Board of Medical Examiners team in their development of the then required Step II Clinical Skills Board exam. 

Wendy eventually chose to leave her director’s role to become an independent consultant in the same field. She is currently working on projects involving medical students, interns, and physicians at Harvard Medical School, Boston University, and Tufts University schools of medicine and Mass General Hospital. Wendy joined MedSchoolCoach to fulfill her ongoing love of writing, editing, and working with medical faculty and candidates for medical education. 

Wendy plans to continue traveling as time permits while also attending concerts and other cultural events in New England and New York. She does a great deal of reading for pleasure and enjoys working with her pilot husband in his business pursuits of performance videography and aircraft restoration.

 

In addition to essay advising and USMLE support, MedSchoolCoach provides MCAT tutoring, admissions consulting, and COMLEX Level 1 tutoring.

 

Education

Undergraduate: Wagner College
Graduate: Fairleigh Dickinson University; Kean University

Fun Fact

Married to a pilot and engineer, Wendy has had several hours of flight training and flying time with her husband. Wendy is also an avid gardener, growing prize-winning roses in several New England Rose Society competitions.

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