Tips for Quebec Pre-medical & Pre-dental Students

The process of applying to French medical schools in Quebec is simple compared to other medical schools. In fact, the three French medical schools (ULaval, UdeM, Sherbrooke) do not require you to submit a personal statement, recommendation letters, or your  CV. The pre-interview screening is solely based on your grades. After the MMI, the rank […]

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Matching to Canada for Residency as a US Medical Student

A popular question I am often asked is: “Were you considered a Canadian Medical Graduate (CMG) when matching to Canada?” I am glad to tell you yes! If you are Canadian (citizen or permanent resident) and attended an LCME accredited medical school in the USA (i.e. the vast majority of schools in the continental USA) […]

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2017 Fall Networking Event – Entrepreneurship in Medicine

Thank you to to the students, residents, staff, and partners from educational and industry sectors who attending our networking event. We had three inspirational speakers Sagar Dugani, Alexander Bilbily and Boyang Zhang who shared their journeys in medical education, research and entrepreneurship. If you missed their speeches, stay tuned for an update on our website!  

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How to Ace the CASPer

CASPer is becoming increasingly popular for medical admissions in Canada, featuring schools such as University of Ottawa and McMaster University. The assessment typically includes 12 stations of questions, some are prompted by a short video, while the others are prompted by situational challenges or personal questions that require self reflection. My approach to CASPer is […]

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A Career in Biotechnology

1. What career path did you take to get to where you are now? I graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A with a Bachelor degree in chemical engineering specializing in biotechnology. During my undergraduate study, I had a valuable research experience in the area of microfluidics under the supervision of Dr. Hang Lu, a […]

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Industry Night at the University of Toronto

Our educational partners at the University of Toronto would like to extend an invitation to join their upcoming events for students and alumni. Industry Nights – mingle with alumni from industries you’re interested in joining; enjoy delicious refreshments while building your professional network. Wednesday, November 15th: Careers in Government, Public Policy, Not-for-Profit & Social Justice […]

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How the University of Toronto Community Impacted Our Medical Careers

Three U of T alumni, Jiayi Hu, Manveen Puri and Sameer Masood (A&S ’09, MD 2013) will be sharing with the U of T alumni office the stories about their time at U of T, medical careers and ties to the U of T community. They will also discuss how alumni can give back and […]

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A Career in Bioengineering

What career path did you take to get to where you are now? I graduated from University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelors degree in Molecular Genetics. I then completed my PhD in Bioengineering from the California Institute of Technology, working with Professor Frances Arnold, who pioneered directed evolution. My PhD work focused on engineering […]

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A Career in Genetics

What career path did you take to get to where you are now? I graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor degree specializing in genetics and biotechnology. From there, I attended a graduate school in the States for genetic counselling, which combined my undergraduate knowledge with psychosocial counselling skills. I’ve been practicing […]

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Performing your best on the Medical College Admission Test

Most medical school admission processes require completion of a standardized exam to facilitate candidate selection. In the United Kingdom, there is the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT). Similar exams in Australia include the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) and the Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT). The North American version is […]

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