Why You Should Be Involved In Research

If you’re the typical pre-med, you’ve probably read half a dozen articles on the importance of conducting research for your application to medical school. I’m only a first-year medical student, but I’m comfortable diagnosing most pre-meds with tunnel vision. We’re hyper-focused on clinching that much sought-after acceptance letter to the point where we lose sight […]

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What to know when selecting a residency program

What to Know When Selecting a Residency Program

After getting into medical school, most of us take a HUGE sigh of relief, feel like the worst is over, and figure we’ll begin opening the books and start studying again. Then comes residency selection, and another interview process. In Canada, this is done through a centralized, nationwide matching process called CaRMS (The Canadian Residency […]

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CASPer Q&A with our medical student consultant

CASPer Q&A With Our Medical Student Consultant!

We are happy to provide a connection between pre-medical students and our network of medical students, residents and physicians. This Saturday October 6th from 11am-11:30am, our McGill based MD Candidate Victor will be answering all of your questions! This includes questions on the CASPer exam, how to prepare for medical school and preparing for the […]

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Job Posting: Operations Manager

MD Consultants is a Canadian healthcare consulting network comprised of more than 120 medical students, residents, and attending physicians who practice in various specialties across Canada and the United States. We started in 2009 to provide high-quality consulting services that would enable aspiring healthcare professionals to gain admission into the programs of their choice. We […]

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How to get the most out of extracurriculars

How to get the most out of extracurriculars

With application just around the corner, I wanted to take some time to share some thoughts on how you can prepare yourself for a medical school acceptance. I will be focusing on how to prepare your extracurriculars and dispel some common myths about building your profile. Q: What should I do for my extracurriculars? Do […]

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So You’re Saying I Have to Write MORE Essays? A Look into the US Medical School Secondary Application Process

Let’s throw out a few disclaimers, because this is my first blog post, and I think it’s always good to set some ground rules. My name’s Jesse. I grew up in New Jersey, did my undergraduate in Virginia, and am currently an M1 at a top 5 US medical school. I have never been involved […]

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Manveen Puri, MD showcased in Canadian military uniform

Military Medicine: Dr. Manveen Puri, MD ’13, PGME ’15

While still enrolled in medical school at U of T, Dr. Manveen Puri decided to enrol in the military. He spoke with the Faculty of Medicine’s Karen Lee about his career in medicine and the military. How did you come to work with the Canadian Armed forces? I grew up in Singapore, where there is mandatory military service. As […]

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modern computer desk used for medical research

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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Top 4 AMCAS Tips for a Stronger US Medical School Application

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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laptop and stethoscope showing technological link to medicine

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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