The Research Problem for Medical Students

Clinical and laboratory research sits at a unique interface for the young professional. It allows for the advancement of knowledge and understanding with the hopes of benefiting people and populations for years to come. Depending on how you cultivate your research, it can allow you to “leave your mark on the world” for the good […]

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Making the Transition to Medical School at the University of Toronto

Transitioning into medical school may seem daunting at first glance. What is medical school really like? Will I survive the rigor of a medical curriculum? Will I have time for life outside of medicine? To successfully transition into medical school, one must adapt — in more ways than one. That means forgoing old habits, and […]

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Thinking about Med School? It’s Never Too Early to Start Preparing Your CV and ABS

While you’ll often hear advice about having a high GPA or MCAT, the CV component of your application to medical school should not be understated. It gives the medical school insight into who you are, what you do and what skills you may possess. Some schools disclose what percentage of the decision for invitation to […]

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Top 5 Tips for Navigating the MCAT

It’s that time of year again! Students are finishing up exams, the weather is getting warmer, and a bunch of you are…getting ready to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). I know it can feel like an intimidating task and sometimes you don’t know how or where to get started. So, I’ve listed out […]

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Tips on Picking an undergraduate Program for Pre-med Students

Graduating high school is in and of itself exciting and nerve-wracking; it marks the end of a chapter and the start of a new one. Often times, choosing an undergraduate program can compound to this stress, as it, in many ways, dictates the route you’ll take with regards to your career plans. When I was […]

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MedX Hamilton Conference

On March 23rd, 2019 MDconsultants participated in MedX Hamilton, Canada’s premier undergraduate medical school preparatory conference. Our consultant, Bill, ran the suturing workshop where students got to experiment and practice with real suturing tools! Check out our photos from the event below: If you are a high-school or undergraduate student looking to work one-on-one with […]

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Caribbean Medical School Q&A – Part 2

Internal Medicine Resident, Anderson Lai, is answering questions to help students better understand the Caribbean and international medical school experience and how to improve your chances for residency matching. Here is Part 2 of his interview, make sure to check out Part 1 first! Q3. Do you think Caribbean medical school prepared you well for […]

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Tips on Approaching a Sample Multi Mini Interview (MMI) Question

Here you will find a quick but efficient summary of a method in which I would approach a sample Multi Mini Interview (MMI) question: Sample MMI Question 1: There is a man that has been responsible for taking care of his wife that has been in a vegetative state for the last year following a […]

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Caribbean Medical School Q&A – Part 1

Internal Medicine Resident, Anderson Lai, is answering questions to help students better understand the Caribbean and international medical school experience and how to improve your chances for residency matching. Q1. What’s the most challenging aspect about studying in a Caribbean medical school? A: The biggest challenge in my opinion would be staying focused. There are […]

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Preparing for Medical School interviews: Just Another Date, Literally!

First of all, congratulations on getting a medical school interview! This, on its own, is a huge accomplishment and you should be extremely proud. Whomever is reading this, your journey will be very different from mine, and very different from others applying. Use that to your advantage! Your personality and road to medicine is something […]

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