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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The Medical School Application Process – Facebook Live Q&A

University of Toronto medical student Danning, speaks on her experience applying to medical school in 4th year of undergrad, also completed at the University of Toronto in Life Sciences. Danning provided insightful information about the medical school application process and the time leading up to applying by answering the following questions during the Facebook Live […]

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7-Step Guide to Completing your Medical School Application

You’ve written your MCAT, succeeded in your degree program, gained valuable extracurricular experiences and now the time has come to apply to medical school, and you want to put your best foot forward. I was in your shoes one year ago and this is the general plan I followed to make my dream of being […]

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Operation Med School (OMS) Ottawa & MDconsultants Q&A with Medical Students

MDconsultants and Operation Med School (OMS) Ottawa teamed up for a LIVE Q&A session via Zoom with some of our medical student consultants! University of Toronto medical students Hira and Ben, and University of Toronto Anesthesiology Resident Jia answered high-school students’ questions regarding medical school. See how they answered the following questions: What should High-school […]

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Which UK medical school do you want to apply to?

So, you’re thinking about applying to the UK to study Medicine? Firstly, fantastic choice! The UK has 33 medical schools which are unique in their own right. Whilst it may be unsettling having so many options to choose from, the best way to look at this plethora of choices is that there are plenty of […]

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Graduate Degrees Before Medical School

written by a second year medical student at the University of Toronto  Should I do a graduate degree before going to medical school?  This is a common question for many pre-medical students. However, the answer will differ for each applicant. This blog post will go through advice and factors for pre-medical applicants to consider regarding […]

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A University of Toronto Medical Student’s Experience Writing the MCAT

I decided to embark on the MCAT journey during the summer after my second year of undergrad. I had just taken biochemistry and organic chemistry courses and felt that I should capitalize on my peak knowledge acquisition in these subjects. I did what most people do and asked around about study tips, professional tutoring companies, […]

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The Benefit of Completing a Master’s Degree Before Applying to Medical School

The thought of grad school may have crossed your mind, whether you’re in your first year of undergrad or in your fourth year and have just been rejected from the medical schools you’ve applied to. “Should I pursue a Master’s degree and apply again after?” “Should I take a year off and work full time?” […]

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What to do When You’re on the Waitlist as a US Medical School Applicant

Being on the waitlist for medical school can feel disheartening. You worked so hard preparing your application and interviewing and now it feels like you are so close, yet so far.  Unfortunately, most of the time you do not even know where you stand on the waitlist. However, being on the waitlist is not a […]

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The MCAT: 5th Time’s a Charm – Tips on Making it Through Many MCAT Writes

Trust me. I get how awful the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) can be. You have to study for months in your “free” summer, while also trying to maybe work, and then you finally decide to go through the test. You sit in a test centre for 7 hours, and you come out feeling relieved […]

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