How to Appropriately Respond to the Ethical Station in Interviews

As medical school interviews are being sent out, many aspiring medical students are rushing to get in as much practice as they can. I remember that during this time, one of the toughest challenges to prepare for was the ethics station. Students may be faced with this type of question in multiple different ways: one […]

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6 Tips for the Multi Mini Interview

After a rigorous application process, interview invites for medical schools across both Canada and the U.S. are trickling out. While it is a huge accomplishment in and of itself to receive an interview, preparation—and the interview itself—is the final hurdle and, as most of us that have gone through it know, can be the most […]

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The Unique Experience of an IMG in the CaRMS Process

Fellow IMGs! Completing medical school abroad adds many challenges that are unique to IMGs in the CaRMS process. Being able to navigate the challenges is half the battle. Here are a few key points that I, along with the help of many others, have learned along the way. Electives Electives applications begin early – often […]

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OzTREKK Educational Event

We visited and participated in the OzTREKK Educational event on January 27th 2019 at the Hilton Toronto. Our IMG consultant Juliana and operations manager Sonia answered questions and spoke with parents and students regarding how MD Consultants can assist them with their international medical studies. Attendees learned about their options after completing medical school overseas, […]

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CaRMS Tips & Words of Wisdom

By now, you are probably prepping vigilantly for CaRMS interviews, maybe boarding a plane for interviews, and desperately hoping that your flight won’t be cancelled. I can definitely relate to all of this, as travelling in Canada (especially Eastern Canada where I come from) is challenging in the winter at the best of times. You […]

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What to Know When Selecting a Residency Program

After getting into medical school, most of us take a HUGE sigh of relief, feel like the worst is over, and figure we’ll begin opening the books and start studying again. Then comes residency selection, and another interview process. In Canada, this is done through a centralized, nationwide matching process called CaRMS (The Canadian Residency […]

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Manveen Puri, MD showcased in Canadian military uniform

Military Medicine: Dr. Manveen Puri, MD ’13, PGME ’15

While still enrolled in medical school at U of T, Dr. Manveen Puri decided to enrol in the military. He spoke with the Faculty of Medicine’s Karen Lee about his career in medicine and the military. How did you come to work with the Canadian Armed forces? I grew up in Singapore, where there is mandatory military service. As […]

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Measurement of research productivity – why is it important?

Involvement in research is a requirement in every stage of one’s a medical career, even if the pursuit of an academic career isn’t intended. As the medical school and residency application processes become more competitive over the years, understandably, “CV padding” with numerous research activities has become commonplace. Sometimes, it poses a challenge for the […]

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Technology and Clinical Decision Making

Hi everyone! My name is Marc Levin and I am a medical student at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. I have been working with MD Consultants for almost a year now and have absolutely loved my experience working with and consulting pre-med students. The pre-med years can be stressful and I aspire to help my […]

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Healing Hands, Healing Lives

Featured article from Dr. Alolabi and the Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation. I had the privilege of joining the Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation (GHHF) on a 12-day mission to Guatemala City for the second time in April 2018 (my first trip was in 2018). The foundation is dedicated to improving health care for children through education, […]

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