Making the Transition to Medical School at the University of Toronto

Transitioning into medical school may seem daunting at first glance. What is medical school really like? Will I survive the rigor of a medical curriculum? Will I have time for life outside of medicine? To successfully transition into medical school, one must adapt — in more ways than one. That means forgoing old habits, and […]

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Thinking about Med School? It’s Never Too Early to Start Preparing Your CV and ABS

While you’ll often hear advice about having a high GPA or MCAT, the CV component of your application to medical school should not be understated. It gives the medical school insight into who you are, what you do and what skills you may possess. Some schools disclose what percentage of the decision for invitation to […]

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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 Approaching a Sample Multi Mini Interview (MMI) Question

Here you will find a quick but efficient summary of a method in which I would approach a sample Multi Mini Interview (MMI) question: Sample MMI Question 1: There is a man that has been responsible for taking care of his wife that has been in a vegetative state for the last year following a […]

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Preparing for Medical School interviews: Just Another Date, Literally!

First of all, congratulations on getting a medical school interview! This, on its own, is a huge accomplishment and you should be extremely proud. Whomever is reading this, your journey will be very different from mine, and very different from others applying. Use that to your advantage! Your personality and road to medicine is something […]

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McMaster Health Sciences Undergraduate Program – Facebook Live Q&A

McMaster medical student and McMaster Health Sciences graduate, Rasika Singh, answered questions regarding the undergraduate health sciences program, the application process, and how to stand out as an applicant for aspiring pre-medical students! The following questions were answered during the Live video Question and Answer taping: Can you provide some advise on how to make […]

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How to Appropriately Respond to the Ethical Station in Medical School Interviews

As medical school interviews are being sent out, many aspiring medical students are rushing to get in as much practice as they can. I remember that during this time, one of the toughest challenges to prepare for was the ethics station. Students may be faced with this type of question in multiple different ways: one […]

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6 Tips for the Multi Mini Interview

After a rigorous application process, interview invites for medical schools across both Canada and the U.S. are trickling out. While it is a huge accomplishment in and of itself to receive an interview, preparation—and the interview itself—is the final hurdle and, as most of us that have gone through it know, can be the most […]

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CASPer Q&A with our medical student consultant

CASPer Q&A With Our Medical Student Consultant!

We are happy to provide a connection between pre-medical students and our network of medical students, residents and physicians. This Saturday October 6th from 11am-11:30am, our McGill based MD Candidate Victor will be answering all of your questions! This includes questions on the CASPer exam, how to prepare for medical school and preparing for the […]

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How to get the most out of extracurriculars

How to get the most out of extracurriculars

With application just around the corner, I wanted to take some time to share some thoughts on how you can prepare yourself for a medical school acceptance. I will be focusing on how to prepare your extracurriculars and dispel some common myths about building your profile. Q: What should I do for my extracurriculars? Do […]

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