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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Caribbean Medical School Q&A – Part 2

Internal Medicine Resident, Anderson Lai, is answering questions to help students better understand the Caribbean and international medical school experience and how to improve your chances for residency matching. Here is Part 2 of his interview, make sure to check out Part 1 first! Q3. Do you think Caribbean medical school prepared you well for […]

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Caribbean Medical School Q&A – Part 1

Internal Medicine Resident, Anderson Lai, is answering questions to help students better understand the Caribbean and international medical school experience and how to improve your chances for residency matching. Q1. What’s the most challenging aspect about studying in a Caribbean medical school? A: The biggest challenge in my opinion would be staying focused. There are […]

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The Unique Experience of an International Medical Graduate (IMG) in the CaRMS Process

Fellow IMGs! Completing medical school abroad adds many challenges that are unique to IMGs in the CaRMS process. Being able to navigate the challenges is half the battle. Here are a few key points that I, along with the help of many others, have learned along the way. Electives Electives applications begin early – often […]

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How to do well on the USMLE

How to do well on the USMLE

In this article, Dr. Yale Wang will share some secrets on how he placed in the top 3rd percentile on the USMLE. Before I begin sharing my secrets, I want to mention the importance of doing well on the USMLE. If you are a medical student wishing to pursue residency training in the US, doing […]

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Matching to the United States as an international medical graduate

Matching to the United States as an International Medical Graduate

1. As an IMG, can I practice independently in the US without pursuing a residency? Unfortunately, the answer is, “no” for most specialty. Generally speaking, some level of medical training in the US is required prior to obtaining qualification for independent practice. It means that, for the majority of specialties, a residency training is required. […]

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5 expert tips to do well on the MCCQE 2 and NAC OSCE

5 expert tips to do well on the MCCQE 2 and NAC OSCE

This blog was written by a University of Toronto medical school graduate who has been in practice for almost 30 years. He is currently an academic family physician at a University of Toronto teaching hospital and has been an examiner for the MCCQE 2 for over 5 years (find out more about the LMCC exams […]

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A Canadian pursuing medical training in Australia

A Canadian pursuing medical training in Australia

1. Why did you do medicine in Australia and what was the admission process? I went to Australia for medical school in 2006 when the University of Melbourne had the 6-year undergraduate-entry MBBS/BMedSci program. Since graduating in December 2011, I have been working as a junior doctor at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Starting in 2016, […]

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Should I go to australia or the UK for medical school after high school?

Should I go to Australia or the UK for medical school after high school?

A very common question I get from students and their parents is “I am graduating from Grade 12 this year and really want to be a doctor. Should I stay in Canada for my undergraduate before applying to medical school here? Or should I apply for Australian/UK medical schools now?”The answer is somewhat simple: it […]

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