“Let me start by saying that I would not be in medical school right now if it weren't for Dr. Pardue. Without her, I would have had no clue how to apply or how to make myself a competitive applicant. Anytime I had a question or needed advice I knew I could always email her and she would reply within minutes. She sacrifices so much of her personal time for the benefit of students. Her experience in the field and inside knowledge of admissions and networking with medical schools is irreplaceable and unmatched. She is a blessing to every student that she gets to work with and impart her copious knowledge and advice. Now being on the other side of applying to med school, I can tell you my medical and dental colleagues all speak very highly of her and we were all so lucky to be able to work with her to achieve our dreams.”
“Dr. Pardue went above and beyond to help me gain admittance into medical school, as she is so passionate about helping pre-health students. I had no idea how to build a great application, and she helped me get started with hospital volunteering, a teaching assistantship, and various other activities to enhance my resume. When it was time for me to start my application, she helped me perfect my CV and personal statement. When it was time for my first interview, Dr. Pardue sat with me and went over possible questions that I could be asked and what attributes to talk about. Dr. Pardue's advisement and support was invaluable to my pre-medical experience. She knows tons of people on admittance committees and knows exactly what they are looking for. Without her I wouldn't have just finished my first year at UNC School of Medicine!”
“I am forever grateful to Dr. Pardue, because she prepared and challenged me to the fullest extent. Her constructive criticism and realism to the situation at hand are what ignited my desire and passion to be a physician even further, because without such tough love as she provided, this process would have swallowed me whole. There is nothing that made me prouder and happier than to email Dr. Pardue shortly after receiving my acceptance to the UNC School of Medicine, because I realize all that we had strived for over the past few years had finally come to fruition. I am forever grateful for not only her leadership, energy, and frankness during this time period, but also, the friendship that we have developed. I would not be in the position I am today without her guidance. Thank you - as always - Dr. Pardue.”
"Dr. Pardue is truly one of a kind and she has been an outstanding mentor to me. She has gone above and beyond to ensure that her students can turn their dream careers into a reality. With Dr. Pardue's guidance and profound experience in the health professions, I've had the chance to immerse myself in amazing opportunities like internships and professional development programs. She does a fantastic job in networking with students and prospective schools, and she has consistently pushed me to be the best version of myself. It is clear that Dr. Pardue has always kept her students as a priority and she has helped me immensely throughout the application process for dental school - I couldn't have made it this far without her!"
“No one is more qualified and experienced to help guide pre-health students through their undergraduate years and the application process for graduate programs (dental, medical, pharmacy, PT, PA, nursing, etc.) than Dr. Pardue. As an MD herself, Dr. Pardue knows firsthand what this process is like and her decade long track record of helping students like me crush national acceptance averages speaks for itself. Furthermore, Dr. Pardue will not only help students become top notch applicants, she also helps students grow as individuals as they mature into the next generation of health care providers. Currently in my third semester of dental school, I can say with certainty that Dr. Pardue changed my life forever and I will never forget the life lessons that I have learned from her.”
“Yes, Dr. Pardue knows advising, how to network with schools, and how to best 'market' yourself. But what I will forever be grateful for was her genuine belief and support that I would be accepted into a medical school and eventually live my dream. I am happy and proud to say that through her direction, encouragement, and belief in me that I would make a good physician, I was accepted into my dream medical program. Professionally, Dr. Pardue is passionate about preparing students with everything they need to know about successfully matriculating into a program. But more importantly for me, she really cares and will do whatever she can to get you where you need to be.”
"Working with Dr. Pardue and the Princeton Review was beyond exceptional. Knowing her since freshmen year in college, I have always had a lot of respect for her. When she first introduced me to the application development and counseling program through the Princeton Review, I did not even hesitate to sign up for it. She helped me develop my application so thoroughly and comprehensively that I could not have asked for a better counselor. She responded to my emails and questions very quickly and was very clear in her instructions. She not only helped me with my application but also encouraged me so that I could have a sense of pride in the process of my application. I really enjoyed working with her and I wish more students could have the same opportunity I had with her."
"Dr. Pardue served more as just a mentor to me - but as a confidant, leader, and continuous reminder of why I wanted to become a Physician's Assistant. Dr. Pardue always emphasized volunteerism and encouraged all of her students to find their "niche" in community service. She constantly gave back to those around her and encouraged me to do the same. She understands the process of applying to medical school, PA school, OT /PT, dental school, and so on more than anyone and has been the best and most influential mentor along the way. When preparing for PA school interviews, she took time out of her busy schedule to coach me on interview techniques, how to best "sell yourself," and even gave me advice on how to dress professionally and stand out. I can't think of anyone better for the job and to gear students in the right direction than Dr. Pardue!"