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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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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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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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 Outdated healthcare IT infrastructure makes coordinating care difficult, particularly during transitions […]

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Canadian Medical School Interviews: Let’s Get Personal

When I was preparing for my medical school interviews, the questions that I struggled with most were the personal questions. I felt like there was an endless repertoire of things I could be asked. Tell me about your biggest regret. Tell me about a time where you showed empathy to someone in your life. What […]

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Should Pharmacists be Allowed to Prescribe Medications?

“NO”Raghu Venugopal and Sameer Masood – Toronto emergency room doctors In medicine we learn that “hoofbeats” are not always horses and sometimes they are “zebras.” Physicians consider not just the most common cause of a patient concern, but also the most serious illness possible. We develop a list of probable diagnoses based on the patient’s […]

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Pharmacy School Spotlight: Ferris State University

What is a typical week for a Ferris pharmacy student? Ferris State University is a unique pharmacy program that has a split campus. The first two years of classes are held in Big Rapids, Michigan. The curriculum covered in the first two years is mostly science based including biochemistry and drug action or medicinal chemistry. […]

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Applying to US Medical Schools with AMCAS

The US MD cycle starts a lot earlier and is rolling compared to Canadian schools! Pre-interview, applicants must complete a Primary Application and a Secondary/Secondaries. May 1st is when the AMCAS Application Portal opens. This means you can start filling out your Primary App – Personal Statement, Work/Activities, School Choices, Ordering Transcripts, MCAT Score Entering, […]

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Airline flight and how doctors interact with passengers during emergencies

Canadian doctors will now have guidelines for in-flight emergencies

Provided by Dani-Elle Dubé from Global News The number of airline passengers is increasing every year, which means the chances of witnessing or experiencing an in-flight emergency is becoming more likely – and when you’re at 36,000 feet in the air, who are passengers supposed to turn to for help? If you’re lucky, there will […]

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