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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The Benefit of Completing a Master’s Degree Before Applying to Medical School

The thought of grad school may have crossed your mind, whether you’re in your first year of undergrad or in your fourth year and have just been rejected from the medical schools you’ve applied to. “Should I pursue a Master’s degree and apply again after?” “Should I take a year off and work full time?” […]

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Finding Summer Research for Pre-Medical Students

It’s always hard to find summer research. It’s hard for you; it’s hard for everyone. In this blog, I’ll talk about the when’s and how’s of landing your (first) summer research. When should I start doing summer research? Sorry, but there’s no definitive answer to this one. My opinion is as early as possible; in […]

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MDconsultants Partner Spotlight: Dr. Sameer Masood’s New Healthcare Innovations Developed to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Among the Healthcare Working Community

Dr. Sameer Masood is one of three Partners at MDconsultants and co-founded the company in 2009. An academic emergency physician by training, Dr. Sameer Masood’s interests include health technology integration into clinical care and quality improvement in emergency medicine. Sameer is also the CEO of Mednovation Health Technologies, a Canadian Health-technology start up that was […]

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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 Rewrites

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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