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Preparing for Your Upcoming Medical School Interviews – Know Your Interview Format and Tailor Your Approach Part 1

Congratulations, you have received an interview invite to medical school! This is both an exciting yet stressful time. The aim of this blog is to first provide general advice regarding how to prepare for any interview format, then  introduce you to the different formats of medical school interviews and know how to tailor your approach […]

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Mock MMI Circuits are Back in 2023 – Online Sessions now available!

Full Mock MMI Circuits 2023 Start preparing for your MMI with MDconsultants Prep full mock MMI circuits! Your MMI circuit will be conducted by one of our medical student or resident consultants who will take you through a full mock MMI experience. A 90-minute appointment involves 6 MMI stations (6 x 10 minutes=60 minutes) followed […]

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Guideline for Medical School Interview Preparation

Receiving a medical school interview invitation is exciting, especially following the gruesome wait since submitting the application a few months ago. It can be daunting too. Here are 6 general tips for preparing for the medical school interviews. Prepare a document containing common interview questions, such as “Discuss a time when…”, “Why medicine?” or “What […]

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Top 3 Tips in Pursuing a Research Position as a Pre-Med Student

During my time as an undergraduate student, I remember feeling very overwhelmed and confused with the process involving attaining a research position. It seemed that everyone around me was quickly finding projects and I was still trying to figure out the first step in the process. If you are in a similar position, please rest […]

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The Unique Experience of an International Medical Graduate (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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Advice for Canadian Students applying to US Medical Schools through AMCAS

Advice for Canadian Students Applying to US Medical Schools through AMCAS

Navigating the medical school application process is very tricky. As a Canadian student, you may be less familiar with the American application and how it differs from the Canadian counterpart. I have compiled a list of things I learned during my application cycle that I am certain will get any pre-medical student off to a […]

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The Full Guide to Ontario Medical School Prerequisites Part 2

Check out Part 1 first here! There are six medical schools in Ontario, Canada: Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine (McMaster University), Northern Ontario School of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, University of Toronto, and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (Western University. In addition to the shared requirements of English-language proficiency, autobiographical sketch […]

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The Full Guide to Ontario Medical School Prerequisites Part 1

There are six medical schools in Ontario, Canada: Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine (McMaster University), Northern Ontario School of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, University of Toronto, and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (Western University. In addition to the shared requirements of English-language proficiency, autobiographical sketch (ABS), and references, each school has […]

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How to Secure a Research Position as a Pre-Medical Student

Many medical schools value research experiences, but it can be confusing and frustrating when you try to secure a research position as an undergrad. Here are some tips that can help you spot an opportunity and secure a position: 1. Find an area you are interested in. Learned something in class that sparked your interest? […]

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What to Expect Following Medical School Interviews and Mentally Preparing for Admissions Results Part 2

Catch up on points #1-4 in Part 1! #5 Stay Off Online Forums (If You Can) During this time where you have no sense of security or control, it is easy to look for more information. You can spend endless days calculating probability, searching the darkest corners of the internet for information about other candidates […]

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