This blog by Dr. Jiayi Hu highlights why research productivity is important

Measurement of research productivity – why is it important?

Involvement in research is a requirement in every stage of one’s a medical career, even if the pursuit of an academic career isn’t intended. As the medical school and residency application processes become more competitive over the years, understandably, “CV padding” with numerous research activities has become commonplace. Sometimes, it poses a challenge for the […]

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Technology and Clinical Decision Making

Hi everyone! My name is Marc Levin and I am a medical student at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. I have been working with MD Consultants for almost a year now and have absolutely loved my experience working with and consulting pre-med students. The pre-med years can be stressful and I aspire to help my […]

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Healing Hands, Healing Lives

Featured article from Dr. Alolabi and the Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation. I had the privilege of joining the Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation (GHHF) on a 12-day mission to Guatemala City for the second time in April 2018 (my first trip was in 2018). The foundation is dedicated to improving health care for children through education, […]

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Medical School Spotlight: McGill Univeristy

I’ll try to give a gist of how my personal experience at McGill has been so far. Every student experience is different, however, and I encourage interested applicants to reach out to as many people in the Faculty and student body as possible! What is a typical week for a McGill medical student? McGill’s medical […]

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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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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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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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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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