What to do When You’re on the Waitlist as a US Medical School Applicant

Being on the waitlist for medical school can feel disheartening. You worked so hard preparing your application and interviewing and now it feels like you are so close, yet so far.  Unfortunately, most of the time you do not even know where you stand on the waitlist. However, being on the waitlist is not a […]

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The MCAT: 5th Time’s a Charm – Tips on Making it Through Many MCAT Writes

Trust me. I get how awful the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) can be. You have to study for months in your “free” summer, while also trying to maybe work, and then you finally decide to go through the test. You sit in a test centre for 7 hours, and you come out feeling relieved […]

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How to Utilize Your Time During your Undergraduate Degree in Preparation for Medical School

For many of us, our undergraduate degrees were a balance of maintaining a competitive GPA, working a part-time job, doing research, and volunteering in the community. Although these are the standard activities that are required of medical school applicant, the question is how do you have time to do all these things? Time management was […]

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Message from MDconsultants Regarding COVID-19

MDconsultants is open, running, and committed to supporting students in their pursuit of a medical career during this unprecedented time. All 1-on-1 consultations for pre-medical and medical students are available online via video conferencing tools. Connect to a consultant from the comfort of your home! Once the public health situation stabilizes, based on government recommendations, in-person appointments […]

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How to Study for the MCAT

 When should I take the MCAT? How long should I study for the MCAT? How do I study for the MCAT? What courses should I take to prepare for the MCAT? How do I stay motivated to study for the MCAT? While preparing for the MCAT, I relied on blog posts like this to plan how to […]

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Online Medical School Interviews During COVID-19: Tips & Advice

We have all felt the impact of COVID-19 over the last few weeks with last minute changes to countless in-person events and gatherings cancelled or changed to online versions. Pre-medical students who had medical school interviews lined up for March of 2020 certainly felt that change. In our latest video blog, our consultant Ariel, discusses […]

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Digitally Integrating Care for Better Patient Outcomes

Canadians are experiencing a massive acute care bed shortage, consistently ranking near the bottom of beds per capita, pressuring hospitals to discharge patients quickly. While there are benefits to community-based care over acute care, the infrastructure must exist to accommodate this safely and effectively. Outdated healthcare IT infrastructure makes coordinating care difficult, particularly during transitions […]

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Mock MMI Circuits Now Running – ONLINE Sessions now available!

Update on our full Mock MMI Circuits in 2020: Due to the growing concerns over COVID-19, MDConsultants is taking all precautionary measures necessary and have therefore cancelled the remaining in-person MMI circuits. We are now holding online sessions via video conferencing with our medical student or resident consultants. You will go through the mock experience, […]

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Interviewing Well for Medical School: What is non-verbal communication and how can it help you?

You nervously walk into your interview room, unsteadily close the door, and sit down in front of your interviewer, excited to start. In those 5 seconds, from door to chair, you’ve made an impression on everyone in that room before you’ve said a single word. How you conduct yourself is just as important as what […]

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Approaching Situational-Behavioral/Acting MMI Questions in a Medical School Interview

Throughout many years since its introduction as an objective measure for interviews, the MMI has evolved to incorporate and screen for a candidate’s qualities. The keen interviewee often hears whispers or watches videos about uniquely or challenging MMI stations, such as the publicly available example from Calgary in which an applicant must build a structure […]

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