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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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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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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Top 4 AMCAS Tips for A Stronger US Medical School Application – Part 2

Think back to everything you have accomplished over the past four or more years to become the best medical school applicant you can be. How you fill out the AMCAS application may be just as important as those accomplishments. Here are some tips from my experience as a successful (and non-US citizen/permanent resident) applicant. Tip […]

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Top 4 AMCAS Tips for A Stronger US Medical School Application – Part 1

Think back to everything you have accomplished over the past four or more years to become the best medical school applicant you can be. How you fill out the AMCAS application may be just as important as those accomplishments. Here are some tips from my experience as a successful (and non-US citizen/permanent resident) applicant. Tip […]

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‘Get Into Medical School’ Seminar Recap

On March 9, 2017, the co-founders of MD Consultants celebrated the hard launch of their free admissions guidebook, ‘Your Guide to Get Into Medical School,’ at the University of Toronto Alumni Speaker Series: Get Into Medical School event, co-hosted by New College,  University College, Woodsworth College, and MD Consultants. The panel discussion featured speakers Dr. […]

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MMI Practice Circuits Available Every Weekend – Book 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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Getting Started Series (Part 5): Extracurriculars, Volunteering, and Research

Why do medical schools care about non-academic experiences like ECs, volunteer work and research? To answer that, just think about what it means to be a doctor. Doctors must study many years and acquire a large volume of information in order to diagnose and treat patients. So it makes sense that doctors should be capable […]

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Getting Started Series: Reflections

After the two most recent “Getting Started” series blogs were published (“Choosing a University” and “Choosing Courses”), this infamous article among the premed community by MACLEAN’s, “Gambling on an MD”, was brought up again by many keen students and their parents. After answering numerous questions that prospective candidates had regarding this article, I have decided […]

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Getting Started Series (Part 4): Choosing Your Courses

Choosing university courses requires a similar line of thought to choosing a university program. Should you take notoriously “easier courses” or more interesting but possibly more challenging ones? Again, this is a personal decision with no right or wrong answer, and again ideally, the courses you like the most would also be the ones you […]

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