Canadians Studying Medicine Abroad: An International Medical Graduate’s (IMG) Perspective

According to the CaRMs Report in 2010, there were at least 1500 Canadians studying medicine abroad, and I was one of them. The decision to study medicine outside of Canada should not be taken lightly because Medicine in general is a long path without the added stress of being far away from home.  If you’re […]

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The Gap Year(s) Before Medical School

Given the competitiveness of applying to medicine, a gap year or two (or few) between completing undergraduate studies and matriculation is not uncommon. A number of options are available to you. Here are my three tips on making the most of it: 1. Reflect: whether you didn’t get an acceptance letter, interview, or didn’t apply […]

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The Written Application: Maximizing Your Chances at Receiving a Medical School Interview Invitation

Medical schools look for dedicated candidates who are competent, driven, and holistic. They assess these qualities in several components of the pre-interview application, including GPA, MCAT, autobiographical sketch (or CV equivalent), CASPer, and supplementary essays. The weighting of these components depends on the school, program, and your geographical status. Here are some tips on how […]

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Mind over Matter: Tips for Applying to Medical School

Applying to medical school, while an exciting time in one’s life, can also feel incredibly daunting for those aspiring to enter the medical profession. The reality is that the number of medical school applicants each year far outweighs the number of seats available, and this contributes to a process rife with competition and stress. To […]

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The Medical School Application Process – Facebook Live Q&A

University of Toronto medical student Danning, speaks on her experience applying to medical school in 4th year of undergrad, also completed at the University of Toronto in Life Sciences. Danning provided insightful information about the medical school application process and the time leading up to applying by answering the following questions during the Facebook Live […]

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7-Step Guide to Completing your Medical School Application

You’ve written your MCAT, succeeded in your degree program, gained valuable extracurricular experiences and now the time has come to apply to medical school, and you want to put your best foot forward. I was in your shoes one year ago and this is the general plan I followed to make my dream of being […]

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Operation Med School (OMS) Ottawa & MDconsultants Q&A with Medical Students

MDconsultants and Operation Med School (OMS) Ottawa teamed up for a LIVE Q&A session via Zoom with some of our medical student consultants! University of Toronto medical students Hira and Ben, and University of Toronto Anesthesiology Resident Jia answered high-school students’ questions regarding medical school. See how they answered the following questions: What should High-school […]

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Which UK medical school do you want to apply to?

So, you’re thinking about applying to the UK to study Medicine? Firstly, fantastic choice! The UK has 33 medical schools which are unique in their own right. Whilst it may be unsettling having so many options to choose from, the best way to look at this plethora of choices is that there are plenty of […]

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Graduate Degrees Before Medical School

written by a second year medical student at the University of Toronto  Should I do a graduate degree before going to medical school?  This is a common question for many pre-medical students. However, the answer will differ for each applicant. This blog post will go through advice and factors for pre-medical applicants to consider regarding […]

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A University of Toronto Medical Student’s Experience Writing the MCAT

I decided to embark on the MCAT journey during the summer after my second year of undergrad. I had just taken biochemistry and organic chemistry courses and felt that I should capitalize on my peak knowledge acquisition in these subjects. I did what most people do and asked around about study tips, professional tutoring companies, […]

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