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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Top 5 Tips for the Day of Your Medical School Interview

Download or listen to the blog in audio format: So, you’ve carefully filled out your autobiographical sketch, written your essays, obtained your references, and completed the CASPer. You’ve patiently waited over the past few months for your medical school application to be reviewed. At last, you receive the coveted email you’ve been hoping for: you’ve […]

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How to Prepare for those “Hot Topics in Medicine” Questions During Medical School Interviews

Medical School interview season brings on a lot of additional stress and preparing for different types of interview questions can be challenging.  I found one of the more intimidating types of questions were ones based on ‘hot topics in medicine’ such as MAID (Medical Assistance In Dying), vaccinations/anti-vax, legalization of marijuana, abortion, physician shortage crisis, […]

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MDconsultants Partner Spotlight: Dr. Sameer Masood & his team at UHN launch Emergency Department virtual visits

Originally posted on: University Health Network UHN Emergency Departments (ED) will begin virtual visits on Monday, Dec. 14. Part of a broader Ontario Health initiative for ED Virtual Care, UHN is teaming up with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital – Unity Health Toronto in a six-month pilot project. At UHN, patients will […]

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Mock MMI Circuits are Back in 2021 – ONLINE Sessions now available!

Full Mock MMI Circuits 2021 Due to COVID-19, our MMI Circuits will look a little different this year! MDConsultants is taking all of the necessary precautionary measures and have therefore moved all MMI circuits online. Your MMI circuit will be conducted by one of our medical student or resident consultants who will take you through […]

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