Margaret graduated with distinction from Stanford University with a BA in human biology. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa upon graduation and honored with a Firestone Medal for a distinguished undergraduate thesis in the social sciences. She then spent two years at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship and received a master’s degree in Medical Anthropology. Her research as an undergraduate and graduate student has focused on different understandings of mental illness. Throughout her undergraduate and graduate studies, Margaret has combined an interest in the intricacies of human health and disease with a real love for the humanities. Margaret attended Harvard Medical School and will be completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. 

Margaret spent her final two years at Stanford as a teaching assistant for undergraduate courses on community health and health disparities. She particularly enjoyed helping students improve their writing and their ability to craft sound research questions.  

Margaret caught the traveling bug while living in Europe and loves to travel as much as she can outside of school. She also likes to return home to Maine to hike and swim and reads as many novels as she can manage!  

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard Medical School, MD candidate
  • University of Oxford, MPhili in Medical Anthropology
  • Stanford University, BA in Human Biology (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Gerald S. Foster Scholarship, Harvard Medical School
  • Rhodes Scholar
  • National Merit Scholar
  • Biology 
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Expository Writing
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • College Admissions
  • Medical School Admissions
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    Margaret was an excellent resource and perfectly helped guide me through the medical school application process. I thoroughly enjoyed working with and her insight was incredibly valuable. There is nothing that Margaret could have done better...I would absolutely recommend Cambridge Coaching. Even though I live in Indiana and my tutor lived in Boston, this felt like an intimate experience where I was truly able to get to know my tutor and my tutor was able to get to know me. My weekly scheduled calls with my tutor kept me on track and committed to the medical school application process, and my tutor was an excellent sounding board for any questions, comments, concerns, or ideas that I had. Additionally, I really appreciated that after my original consultation with Marcella, she continued to check in with me periodically to see how my application process was going and to offer herself as an additional resources. Overall my experience with Cambridge Coaching was excellent and anyone looking for guidance through the medical school application process should consider utilizing their tutors.
    Testimonial Source: 
    Ryan Zukerman (MD applicant)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Margaret was excellent. She gave wonderful tips, addressed all of my concerns in great detail, let me know what to expect during my medical school interviews, ran several mock interviews with me, helped me solve interview scheduling conflicts, and followed up with me multiple times throughout the interview process. I cannot think of anything that could have been improved. Margaret was an outstanding coach. I received 20 medical school interview invitations, accepted 13 of these interview offers, and was accepted to 11 of the medical programs and waitlisted at 2. I would highly recommend her to anyone applying to medical school."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Diana Lopez, MD Applicant)