Pause and Reflect: How to Highlight your Truest Self on your Medical School Applications

Medicine is a difficult program to get into. Naturally, in applying to a difficult program, we can get caught up with thinking, “what do I have to do to be the applicant they pick” or “what kind of person are they looking for?”. It happened to me during my journey getting to medical school! I […]

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How to Ask to Shadow a Doctor (with Step-by-Step Guide)

So you want to be a medical student, eh? Well before writing the MCAT and committing to months of studying, it would probably be best if you knew what you were getting into. To date, the most effective way to do this is to shadow a doctor and obtain firsthand exposure to what the day […]

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Zoom University for Medical Students: University of British Columbia Edition

Written by a first year medical student at UBC: Here is a breakdown of what the general schedule of first year is like and what zoom school has been like this past year during the pandemic.  We have 3 case-based learning sessions from 8-10am every week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. These are done in […]

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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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Thoughts on Preparing for the Traditional Panel Interview for Medical School

While many schools have moved on to multiple mini interviews (MMIs) as their preferred method of assessment for potential MD candidates, there are still institutions such as Western University that stick to tradition and ask you to prepare for a panel interview instead. A medical school panel interview usually involves a variety of interviewers such […]

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Medical School in Australia for Canadian Pre-med Students

As applications to medical school continue to open, some students remain locked into studying in Canada. There are options outside of Canada including the US, Australia and the UK which also have great medical schools to select from. All international medical graduates (outside of the US) are required to write the MCCEE to obtain a […]

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MDconsultants Representation Program for Pre-Medical Students

MDconsultants is committed to providing high-quality and customized consulting to all students who dream of a medical career. We offer our student-focused educational consulting services in a sustainable way by continuing to run at cost. Our ultimate goal is to provide students with the tools, resources and confidence to get into medical school! As we […]

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MDconsultants & MEDLIFE YorkU: Q&A with a University of Toronto Medical Student

We teamed up with MEDLIFE York U to bring you a Q&A Zoom Presentation with one of our medical student consultants! University of Toronto medical student, Ben, spoke directly with pre-medical students on his experience applying to medical school. Ben answers viewer questions live on all things relating to medical school including research & volunteering […]

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Canadians Studying Medicine Abroad: An International Medical Graduate’s (IMG) Perspective

Written by an IMG Resident consultant at the University of Toronto: According to the CaRMs Report in 2010, there were at least 1500 Canadians studying medicine abroad, and I was one of them. The decision to study medicine outside of Canada should not be taken lightly because Medicine in general is a long path without […]

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The Written Application: Maximizing Your Chances at Receiving a Medical School Interview Invitation

Medical schools look for dedicated candidates who are competent, driven, and holistic. They assess these qualities in several components of the pre-interview application, including GPA, MCAT, autobiographical sketch (or CV equivalent), CASPer, and supplementary essays. The weighting of these components depends on the school, program, and your geographical status. Here are some tips on how […]

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