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 to treat it as a […]

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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 leader in the field of […]

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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 (6-8pm) Wednesday, November 15th: Careers […]

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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 strengthen the U of T […]

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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 systems of enzymes for bio-fuels […]

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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 as a genetic counsellor ever […]

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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 the Medical College Admission Test […]

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Emergency Doctor to Resus STAT

It is a quiet day in the Emergency Department, when I hear the overhead call, “Emergency Doctor to Resus, Emergency Doctor to Resus STAT”. These are the words that every new emergency physician loves and dreads to hear. Loves, because this is what we train for, and dreads because it means that someone is having a very bad day. As […]

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Choosing the right undergraduate program and courses

Deciding on a program of study and selecting the right courses for an undergraduate degree has been described by many students as challenging, unnerving, and even daunting. If medicine is your calling, you should apply to medical school regardless of your undergraduate degree, as long as you have all the prerequisite courses. If you do not have the prerequisite courses, […]

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