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McMaster University’s Bachelor of Health Sciences Program – What to Expect?

Disclaimer: The content expressed here is reflective of my own experiences, and opinions are ofmy own unless otherwise specified. The BHSc program has considerable notoriety for its presumed ability to send hopeful pre-meds easily into medical school. Unsurprisingly, this notoriety begins at an early age when prospective high school students are attracted to this undergraduate […]

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Medical School VS Pre-Medical Studies: What is the Difference?

In this article, I offer an authentic but frank opinion highlighting the contrasts in pre-medical and medical studies, after gone through four years of medical school at UBC. It is harder to seek in-person support for academic help or tutoring We receive lectures from a diverse group of physicians, allied healthcare workers, basic scientists, and […]

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How to Ace the CASPer

CASPer is becoming increasingly popular for medical admissions in Canada, featuring schools such as University of Ottawa and McMaster University. The assessment typically includes 12 stations of questions, some are prompted by a short video, while the others are prompted by situational challenges or personal questions that require self reflection. My approach to CASPer is […]

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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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Pause and Reflect: How to Highlight your Truest Self on your Medical School Applications

Medicine is a difficult program to get into. Naturally, in applying to a difficult program, we can get caught up with thinking, “what do I have to do to be the applicant they pick” or “what kind of person are they looking for?”. It happened to me during my journey getting to medical school! I […]

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4 Tips for Applying to Medical School as a Third Year Applicant

Applying to medical school as a third year applicant can be an intimidating task. It can be challenging to keep on top of deadlines, potentially plan ahead with knowing your MCAT score and digest the requirements of the different medical medical schools.  Tip #1: Get organized – make a list of schools that take third […]

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6 Tips on Developing your ABS for Medical School during Undergrad and Highschool

The autobiographical sketch (ABS) is an integral part of the OMSAS application and for many Ontario medical schools, it serves as a glimpse into the applicant and may even be a gateway for securing a medical school Interview. The OMSAS website describes the ABS as a “detailed and comprehensive list of your activities since the […]

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How to Ask to Shadow a Doctor (with Step-by-Step Guide)

So you want to be a medical student, eh? Well before writing the MCAT and committing to months of studying, it would probably be best if you knew what you were getting into. To date, the most effective way to do this is to shadow a doctor and obtain firsthand exposure to what the day […]

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Selecting an Undergraduate Program and Courses for Premeds – Facebook Live Q&A

Western University medical student Jamila answered all of your questions regarding selecting the right program and courses during your undergraduate degree as a pre-medical student! The following questions were answered during the taping: What top advice can you give to incoming undergraduate students? How do you know if you are choosing the right program as […]

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Top 5 Tips for Formatting your Medical Resume/CV

Considering applying to medical school or starting to prepare for residency applications? A solid resume/CV can be integral to your success. But even before then, having a professional and well-formatted resume/CV can assist you in gaining the essential volunteer or work-related experience that you need to help strengthen that very same application. Although only one […]

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