Pause and Reflect: How to Highlight your Truest Self on your Medical School Applications

Medicine is a difficult program to get into. Naturally, in applying to a difficult program, we can get caught up with thinking, “what do I have to do to be the applicant they pick” or “what kind of person are they looking for?”. It happened to me during my journey getting to medical school! I […]

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4 Tips for Applying to Medical School as a Third Year Applicant

Applying to medical school as a third year applicant can be an intimidating task. It can be challenging to keep on top of deadlines, potentially plan ahead with knowing your MCAT score and digest the requirements of the different medical medical schools.  Tip #1: Get organized – make a list of schools that take third […]

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6 Tips on Developing your ABS for Medical School during Undergrad and Highschool

The autobiographical sketch (ABS) is an integral part of the OMSAS application and for many Ontario medical schools, it serves as a glimpse into the applicant and may even be a gateway for securing a medical school Interview. The OMSAS website describes the ABS as a “detailed and comprehensive list of your activities since the […]

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How to Ask to Shadow a Doctor (with Step-by-Step Guide)

So you want to be a medical student, eh? Well before writing the MCAT and committing to months of studying, it would probably be best if you knew what you were getting into. To date, the most effective way to do this is to shadow a doctor and obtain firsthand exposure to what the day […]

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Selecting an Undergraduate Program and Courses for Premeds – Facebook Live Q&A

Western University medical student Jamila answered all of your questions regarding selecting the right program and courses during your undergraduate degree as a pre-medical student! The following questions were answered during the taping: What top advice can you give to incoming undergraduate students? How do you know if you are choosing the right program as […]

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Top 5 Tips for Formatting your Medical Resume/CV

Considering applying to medical school or starting to prepare for residency applications? A solid resume/CV can be integral to your success. But even before then, having a professional and well-formatted resume/CV can assist you in gaining the essential volunteer or work-related experience that you need to help strengthen that very same application. Although only one […]

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5 Tips to Acing your Virtual Residency Interview

With the decision to continue with virtual interviews into the 2022 Resident (R-1) Match, and the possibility of this format persisting, knowing how best to approach your virtual residency interview is crucial.  Much of the pre-interview preparation is identical to preparing for an in-person interview; however, there are a few important differences and points to […]

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Advice for Canadian Students Applying to US Medical Schools through AMCAS

Navigating the medical school application process is very tricky. As a Canadian student, you may be less familiar with the American application and how it differs from the Canadian counterpart. I have compiled a list of things I learned during my application cycle that I am certain will get any pre-medical student off to a […]

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Announcement: Rapid Clinic & MDconsultants

MDconsultants has partnered with physicians from Rapid Clinic to provide virtual specialist appointments. Wait time is usually within 1-2 weeks. Virtual appointments are covered by OHIP/UHIP (except for traveller PCR/antigen tests). For more information, please visit www.rapidclinic.ca

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How to Prepare Research for Medical School Admissions

Preparing for your medical school admissions is daunting. There are the academic components and the nights wondering whether your transcript is good enough for this year’s cycle. Then there are things like the MCAT and standardized testing scores. Perhaps most nebulous of all are the NAQs. Or the non-academic components of admission.  What are they […]

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