Medical School Spotlight: University of Toronto

What is a typical week for a UofT medical student? The recent innovation of our Foundations Curriculum in our pre-clerkship years is more than just a catchy name revamp. Foundations takes a highly integrative approach, promoting our learning using selective eLearning resources to offer flexibility and supportive learning. Each week has a full day that […]

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Cultural safety: xenophobia within the same cultural group

An interesting experience I had with cultural safety was when I volunteered at medical camps in rural Pakistan at age sixteen. My parents had taken my brother and me back to Pakistan—a country that we belonged to but had never resonated with—to visit our extended family and “get in touch with our roots.” As part […]

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Medical School Spotlight: McMaster University

What is a typical week for a McMaster medical student? Monday morning consists of around three hours of lecture on the medical foundation we are studying. The afternoon could include a three hour small group tutorial, during which a group of seven or eight students will work through clinical cases and review any associated content […]

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Medical School Spotlight: University of Ottawa

What is a typical week for a Ottawa medical student? It varies between preclerkship (ie. first and second year), and clerkship (third and fourth year). In preclerkship, we would start classes (lectures, case-based small group learning, anatomy/histology/radiology/pathology in the laboratory) usually from 8:30-12:30pm, or sometimes 8:30-4:30pm once per week for the afternoon Physician Skills Development […]

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Medical School Spotlight: Schulich Medical School – Western University

What is a typical week for a Schulich medical student? Medical students have class throughout the morning on all weekdays. Once a week, we have Patient Centered Clinical Methods (PCCM) in the afternoon, where we work with Standardized Patients to simulate clinical scenario (ie. Physical exams, history taking, etc.). We also have Patient-Centered Context, Integration […]

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Canadian doctors will now have guidelines for in-flight emergencies

Provided by Dani-Elle Dubé from Global News The number of airline passengers is increasing every year, which means the chances of witnessing or experiencing an in-flight emergency is becoming more likely – and when you’re at 36,000 feet in the air, who are passengers supposed to turn to for help? If you’re lucky, there will […]

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CaRMS Matching All Time Low

The first round of CaRMS 2018 residency matching for Canadian medical students have left many spots without a student to fill. There are currently a total of 228 spots available across multiple disciplines and universities. The rate of unmatched students have continued to increase over the past few years based on the CaRMS R-1 Match […]

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Interview Questions and Answers

This blog was written by a University of Toronto medical student in first year. This student has been a consultant with MD Consultants for almost a year. Disclaimer: the following responses are my opinion alone and do not represent those of the University of Toronto. All information provided here is not privileged and is publicly […]

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A Day in the Life of a Medical Student Consultant

Hello everyone! My name is Yung Lee and I am a first year medical student at McMaster University. I have graduated the Bachelor of Health Sciences program in three years and decided to pursue medicine. I have been part of My Degree Consultants Inc. as an associate consultant for about six months. With my interest […]

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Mock MMI Circuits Starting Now!

The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) is an interview style used by certain university programs as part of their admissions process. This format has become increasingly popular with medical schools, dental schools, and pharmacy programs in both Canada and the United States. At MD Consultants, we will be organizing MMI practice circuits in major cities during […]

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