What to know when selecting a residency program

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 organization and medical staff

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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Medical School Spotlight: McGill Univeristy

I’ll try to give a gist of how my personal experience at McGill has been so far. Every student experience is different, however, and I encourage interested applicants to reach out to as many people in the Faculty and student body as possible! What is a typical week for a McGill medical student? McGill’s medical […]

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Doctor standing in hallway discussing CaRMS Matching

CaRMS Matching All Time Low

The first round of CaRMS 2018 residency matching for Canadian medical students have left many spots without a student to fill. There are currently a total of 228 spots available across multiple disciplines and universities. The rate of unmatched students have continued to increase over the past few years based on the CaRMS R-1 Match […]

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Medical school students in hospital hallway

A Day in the Life of a Medical Student Consultant

Hello everyone! My name is Yung Lee and I am a first year medical student at McMaster University. I have graduated the Bachelor of Health Sciences program in three years and decided to pursue medicine. I have been part of My Degree Consultants Inc. as an associate consultant for about six months. With my interest […]

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Matching to Canada for Residency as a US Medical Student

A popular question I am often asked is: “Were you considered a Canadian Medical Graduate (CMG) when matching to Canada?” I am glad to tell you yes! If you are Canadian (citizen or permanent resident) and attended an LCME accredited medical school in the USA (i.e. the vast majority of schools in the continental USA) […]

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How the University of Toronto Community Impacted Our Medical Careers

Three U of T alumni, Jiayi Hu, Manveen Puri and Sameer Masood (A&S ’09, MD 2013) will be sharing with the U of T alumni office the stories about their time at U of T, medical careers and ties to the U of T community. They will also discuss how alumni can give back and […]

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