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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Finding Summer Research for Pre-Medical Students

It’s always hard to find summer research. It’s hard for you; it’s hard for everyone. In this blog, I’ll talk about the when’s and how’s of landing your (first) summer research. When should I start doing summer research? Sorry, but there’s no definitive answer to this one. My opinion is as early as possible; in […]

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MDconsultants Partner Spotlight: Dr. Sameer Masood’s New Healthcare Innovations Developed to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Among the Healthcare Working Community

Dr. Sameer Masood is one of three Partners at MDconsultants and co-founded the company in 2009. An academic emergency physician by training, Dr. Sameer Masood’s interests include health technology integration into clinical care and quality improvement in emergency medicine. Sameer is also the CEO of Mednovation Health Technologies, a Canadian Health-technology start up that was […]

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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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How to Utilize Your Time During your Undergraduate Degree in Preparation for Medical School

For many of us, our undergraduate degrees were a balance of maintaining a competitive GPA, working a part-time job, doing research, and volunteering in the community. Although these are the standard activities that are required of medical school applicant, the question is how do you have time to do all these things? Time management was […]

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How to Study for the MCAT

 When should I take the MCAT? How long should I study for the MCAT? How do I study for the MCAT? What courses should I take to prepare for the MCAT? How do I stay motivated to study for the MCAT? While preparing for the MCAT, I relied on blog posts like this to plan how to […]

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Online Medical School Interviews During COVID-19: Tips & Advice

We have all felt the impact of COVID-19 over the last few weeks with last minute changes to countless in-person events and gatherings cancelled or changed to online versions. Pre-medical students who had medical school interviews lined up for March of 2020 certainly felt that change. In our latest video blog, our consultant Ariel, discusses […]

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Digitally Integrating Care for Better Patient Outcomes

Canadians are experiencing a massive acute care bed shortage, consistently ranking near the bottom of beds per capita, pressuring hospitals to discharge patients quickly. While there are benefits to community-based care over acute care, the infrastructure must exist to accommodate this safely and effectively. Outdated healthcare IT infrastructure makes coordinating care difficult, particularly during transitions […]

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Interviewing Well for Medical School: What is non-verbal communication and how can it help you?

You nervously walk into your interview room, unsteadily close the door, and sit down in front of your interviewer, excited to start. In those 5 seconds, from door to chair, you’ve made an impression on everyone in that room before you’ve said a single word. How you conduct yourself is just as important as what […]

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