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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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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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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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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5 Tips for Navigating Virtual Medical School Interviews

In this strange new world we’ve all had to make a few adjustments to our daily lives due to COVID19, interviewing for medical school virtually being one of them! Here are some tips to help with navigating virtual medical school interviews: 1. Optimize your lighting The interviewers only get to see you through your video. […]

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