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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How to Prepare Research for Medical School Admissions

Preparing for your medical school admissions is daunting. There are the academic components and the nights wondering whether your transcript is good enough for this year’s cycle. Then there are things like the MCAT and standardized testing scores. Perhaps most nebulous of all are the NAQs. Or the non-academic components of admission.  What are they […]

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5 Tips for Surviving Virtual Learning for Pre-Medical and Medical Students

Maybe you are moving into exams or are looking to reset as you start your summer, either way we all know, virtual learning can take its toll!  Here are some simple tips to help you remain motivated and achieve your academic goals! Love Your Space. When you are spending all day, every day at home, […]

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5 Tips on How to Practice for Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) for the MCAT

CARS is one of the sections of the MCAT that is often dreaded by pre-med students. The large, and seemingly random, scope of topics combined with a significant time crunch make tackling the section one of the more challenging tasks for MCAT-takers. Fortunately, CARS is something that anyone can improve on with practice and a […]

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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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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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