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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So You’re Saying I Have to Write MORE Essays? A Look into the US Medical School Secondary Application Process

Let’s throw out a few disclaimers, because this is my first blog post, and I think it’s always good to set some ground rules. My name’s Jesse. I grew up in New Jersey, did my undergraduate in Virginia, and am currently an M1 at a top 5 US medical school. I have never been involved […]

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Top 4 AMCAS Tips for a Stronger US Medical School Application

Think back to everything you have accomplished over the past four or more years to become the best medical school applicant you can be. How you fill out the AMCAS application may be just as important as those accomplishments. Here are some tips from my experience as a successful (and non-US citizen/permanent resident) applicant. Tip […]

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‘Get Into Medical School’ Seminar Recap

On March 9, 2017, the co-founders of MD Consultants celebrated the hard launch of their free admissions guidebook, ‘Your Guide to Get Into Medical School,’ at the University of Toronto Alumni Speaker Series: Get Into Medical School event, co-hosted by New College,  University College, Woodsworth College, and MD Consultants. The panel discussion featured speakers Dr. […]

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My Pathway to Medicine – An Interview with a Medical Student

Original article available at: www.medxcanada.org/blog/dhruvin-hirpara I went to McMaster University for my undergrad and completed 4 years of the bachelor of health sciences program. Currently, I am a 4th year student at the University of Toronto Medical School. Q: What inspired you to pursue a career in medicine? When I was growing up, my mom […]

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MMI Practice Circuits Available Every Weekend – Book Now!

The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) is an interview style used by certain university programs as part of their admissions process. This format has become increasingly popular with medical schools, dental schools, and pharmacy programs in both Canada and the United States. At MD Consultants, we will be organizing MMI practice circuits in major cities during […]

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Getting Started Series (Part 5): Extracurriculars, Volunteering, and Research

Why do medical schools care about non-academic experiences like ECs, volunteer work and research? To answer that, just think about what it means to be a doctor. Doctors must study many years and acquire a large volume of information in order to diagnose and treat patients. So it makes sense that doctors should be capable […]

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Getting Started Series: Reflections

After the two most recent “Getting Started” series blogs were published (“Choosing a University” and “Choosing Courses”), this infamous article among the premed community by MACLEAN’s, “Gambling on an MD”, was brought up again by many keen students and their parents. After answering numerous questions that prospective candidates had regarding this article, I have decided […]

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Getting Started Series (Part 4): Choosing Your Courses

Choosing university courses requires a similar line of thought to choosing a university program. Should you take notoriously “easier courses” or more interesting but possibly more challenging ones? Again, this is a personal decision with no right or wrong answer, and again ideally, the courses you like the most would also be the ones you […]

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