Thoughts on Preparing for the Traditional Panel Interview for Medical School

While many schools have moved on to multiple mini interviews (MMIs) as their preferred method of assessment for potential MD candidates, there are still institutions such as Western University that stick to tradition and ask you to prepare for a panel interview instead. A medical school panel interview usually involves a variety of interviewers such […]

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Top 5 Tips for the Day of Your Medical School Interview

Download or listen to the blog in audio format: So, you’ve carefully filled out your autobiographical sketch, written your essays, obtained your references, and completed the CASPer. You’ve patiently waited over the past few months for your medical school application to be reviewed. At last, you receive the coveted email you’ve been hoping for: you’ve […]

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How to Prepare for those “Hot Topics in Medicine” Questions During Medical School Interviews

Medical School interview season brings on a lot of additional stress and preparing for different types of interview questions can be challenging.  I found one of the more intimidating types of questions were ones based on ‘hot topics in medicine’ such as MAID (Medical Assistance In Dying), vaccinations/anti-vax, legalization of marijuana, abortion, physician shortage crisis, […]

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Medical School in Australia for Canadian Pre-med Students

As applications to medical school continue to open, some students remain locked into studying in Canada. There are options outside of Canada including the US, Australia and the UK which also have great medical schools to select from. All international medical graduates (outside of the US) are required to write the MCCEE to obtain a […]

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6 Tips for Self-Reflecting before Applying and Interviewing for Medical School

Written by a first year University of British Columbia medical student. No matter how prepared we are, applying to and interviewing for medical school can be extremely daunting experiences to face. When I started preparing for my interviews, I found that I often struggled to think of examples of displaying “X” or doing “Y” on […]

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MDconsultants Representation Program for Pre-Medical Students

MDconsultants is committed to providing high-quality and customized consulting to all students who dream of a medical career. We offer our student-focused educational consulting services in a sustainable way by continuing to run at cost. Our ultimate goal is to provide students with the tools, resources and confidence to get into medical school! As we […]

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MDconsultants & MEDLIFE YorkU: Q&A with a University of Toronto Medical Student

We teamed up with MEDLIFE York U to bring you a Q&A Zoom Presentation with one of our medical student consultants! University of Toronto medical student, Ben, spoke directly with pre-medical students on his experience applying to medical school. Ben answers viewer questions live on all things relating to medical school including research & volunteering […]

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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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The Written Application: Maximizing Your Chances at Receiving a Medical School Interview Invitation

Medical schools look for dedicated candidates who are competent, driven, and holistic. They assess these qualities in several components of the pre-interview application, including GPA, MCAT, autobiographical sketch (or CV equivalent), CASPer, and supplementary essays. The weighting of these components depends on the school, program, and your geographical status. Here are some tips on how […]

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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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