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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Zoom University for Medical Students: University of British Columbia Edition

Written by a first year medical student at UBC: Here is a breakdown of what the general schedule of first year is like and what zoom school has been like this past year during the pandemic.  We have 3 case-based learning sessions from 8-10am every week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. These are done in […]

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5 Tips for Surviving Virtual Learning for Pre-Medical and Medical Students

Maybe you are moving into exams or are looking to reset as you start your summer, either way we all know, virtual learning can take its toll!  Here are some simple tips to help you remain motivated and achieve your academic goals! Love Your Space. When you are spending all day, every day at home, […]

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5 Tips on How to Practice for Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) for the MCAT

CARS is one of the sections of the MCAT that is often dreaded by pre-med students. The large, and seemingly random, scope of topics combined with a significant time crunch make tackling the section one of the more challenging tasks for MCAT-takers. Fortunately, CARS is something that anyone can improve on with practice and a […]

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Tips on Approaching a Sample Multi Mini Interview (MMI) Question

Here you will find a quick but efficient summary of a method in which I would approach a sample Multi Mini Interview (MMI) question: Sample MMI Question 1: There is a man that has been responsible for taking care of his wife that has been in a vegetative state for the last year following a […]

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5 Tips for Navigating Virtual Medical School Interviews

In this strange new world we’ve all had to make a few adjustments to our daily lives due to COVID19, interviewing for medical school virtually being one of them! Here are some tips to help with navigating virtual medical school interviews: 1. Optimize your lighting The interviewers only get to see you through your video. […]

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Thoughts on Preparing for the Traditional Panel Interview for Medical School

While many schools have moved on to multiple mini interviews (MMIs) as their preferred method of assessment for potential MD candidates, there are still institutions such as Western University that stick to tradition and ask you to prepare for a panel interview instead. A medical school panel interview usually involves a variety of interviewers such […]

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