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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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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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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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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Planning Ahead for Highschool Students: Is Medicine Right for You?

Are you currently in high school? Don’t know what you can do to increase your chances for medical school? Here are some ways you can get involved to see if medicine is the right fit for you, and to optimize you chances for medical school applications: 1. Challenge yourself A common misconception is that universities […]

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5 Tips on Studying for the MCAT

The MCAT is one of the most stressful experiences on the journey to getting into medical school. Many schools have high MCAT cut-offs, so it is important to do as well as possible on this test in order to maximize your chance of being competitive in the application process. These are some tips I compiled […]

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Top 5 Tips for Navigating the MCAT

It’s that time of year again! Students are finishing up exams, the weather is getting warmer, and a bunch of you are…getting ready to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). I know it can feel like an intimidating task and sometimes you don’t know how or where to get started. So, I’ve listed out […]

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Tips on Picking an undergraduate Program for Pre-med Students

Graduating high school is in and of itself exciting and nerve-wracking; it marks the end of a chapter and the start of a new one. Often times, choosing an undergraduate program can compound to this stress, as it, in many ways, dictates the route you’ll take with regards to your career plans. When I was […]

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MedX Hamilton Conference

On March 23rd, 2019 MDconsultants participated in MedX Hamilton, Canada’s premier undergraduate medical school preparatory conference. Our consultant, Bill, ran the suturing workshop where students got to experiment and practice with real suturing tools! Check out our photos from the event below: If you are a high-school or undergraduate student looking to work one-on-one with […]

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