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  1. Hello all, I am an MD graduate who has: 1) extensive experience training students for MMI interviews for medical school, dental school, pharmacy school, and occupational therapy, USMLE step 2 CS as well as medical OSCEs. 2) worked for an online MMI prep company 3) very high success rate with students getting into their program (mostly into Canadian and Australian medical schools, and some non-medical American programs) *** What I am offering is not just brief tips and general strategies for the MMI, but full on training with the goal of getting you to the level of a medical school graduate so you can answer these MMI questions as if they were second nature. All medical graduates are expected to handle the problems in these MMI questions in a professional manner. We will be practicing the questions, and I will be teaching you as well as challenging you and critiquing you every step of the way. By the end of our sessions, we would have covered all of the different types of questions they throw at candidates year after year. *** The rate is $90/hr; the company I used to work for charged their students much more than that. I was a graduate, but many of the consultants for these types of companies have not yet completed their medical programs, meaning they have not yet fully demonstrated mastery of the concepts presented in the MMI questions) Please email me at poon.paul@hotmail.com for further details
  2. I am an MD graduate who has: 1) extensive experience training students for MMI interviews for medical school, dental school, pharmacy school, and occupational therapy, USMLE step 2 CS as well as medical OSCEs. 2) worked for an online MMI prep company 3) very high success rate with students getting into their program (mostly into Canadian and Australian medical schools, and some non-medical American programs) *** What I am offering is not just brief tips and general strategies for the MMI, but full on training with the goal of getting you to the level of a medical school graduate so you can answer these MMI questions as if they were second nature. We will be practicing the questions, and I will be teaching you as well as challenging you and critiquing you every step of the way. By the end of our sessions, we would have covered all of the different types of questions they throw at candidates year after year. *** The rate is $50/hr; the company I used to work for charged their students about double that price. I was a graduate, but many of the consultants for these types of companies have not yet completed their medical programs, meaning they have not yet fully demonstrated mastery of their OSCE skills (similar to MMI). Add me on Skype if interested! epistane@hotmail.com name: rombus.rombus
  3. I am an MD who has extensive experience tutoring pre-meds for MMI interviews as well as various medical school OSCEs and USMLE step 2 CS. Contact me if for free session if you need help with MMI interviews.
  4. I am waiting for the next year's residency application so in the meantime I can help with your MMI interview and personal autobiography (to make you really stand out). Ive been helping students with MMI prep ever since I passed my own MMI interview. When you get into med school, they will teach you how to think and approach problems very similarly to how you would answer those MMI questions (we call them OSCEs later). It is important to have some basic medical ethical and legal principles on hand, but that really isnt the core of what MMI is about --- it is about your way of thinking. To me, this MMI process is very easy and I can help you so that it will be just as easy to you. Send me a message for more details -- I do skype sessions. $50/hour.
  5. Ive tutored many students before, ever since I got into med school myself and everyone found it helpful. I know how they mark you, who marks you, and I have a compilation of many previously asked questions. You should know some basic ethical and legal principles but that isnt exactly what you are graded on --- the people interviewing you often arent in the medical/legal field themselves. I do this as a side job for bit of extra income and I dont charge 100+ per hour. Ive graduated and am waiting for next year's residency application round -- many of our clinical exams are basically the same as the MMI questions they will ask you. Send me a message for details.
  6. I'm a recent University of Queensland medical school graduate now I have returned to Vancouver, BC, Canada waiting for residency spot. I will conduct live 1on1 tutoring sessions in that area or if you are not in my area, I can do Skype. The 4 years of med have covered medical ethics, communication skills and medical law...but most importantly, how to approach any scenario with the most amount of perspectives by applying the vast information I have learnt; this will be the key to success in the clinical years in medicine as well. No background info = very difficult to form different perspectives. My job is to ensure that you know 'how' to approach those MMI questions and how NOT to come up with 'wrong answers'. The MMI questions invariably come only in a handful of concepts, mixed togherther, but worded differently everytime. I will teach you how to recognize what the question is designed to ask you, and how to approach it using the greatest number of different perspectives as possible. Think of it as using a formula, but the background knowledge is rather important, as the more you know about those few topics, the more alternatives you can come up with. It is not about getting the 1 correct answer as it is being very broad minded (and poltiically correct) about it and ofcourse, avoiding saying the wrong things. Simple example: receiving gifts in a health care setting. Below is a very brief approach to addressing this concept (I will need to explore more info for this concept plus role playing to see how you would react to my acting for a more realstic experience): 1) touches on objectivity. Other application: pharmaceutical company 'lunches', free' travelling' and other freebies -- overprescribing expensive brand name drugs - no such thing as a free lunch in terms of industralilized gift giving. 2) From objectivity you can be prepared to be asked about it... why is objectivity important? Professional distance to avoid overwhleming emotional burden on oneself, standard of care for all patients, fairness to avoid favoritism. Examples: physicians not ethnically recommended to treat familly members or friends. 3) what the gift means to the patient. What are their expectations if the gift is a personally very valuable item vs a peice of candy? Cultural, personal significance? 4) why did the patient give the gift? Underlying reason: reciprocation for doctor's action. To promote conitnued interest and services from doctor, address status imbalance ie, impose non personal identity, maintaining the sick role, manipulate services 5) If others patients see the gift giving, will that influence their behaviors? WIll medicine turn into 'fee for service', that is, expanded fee for service ontop of whichever country the patients are in at the time. 6) Health care community's stance on receiving gifts. What is an appropriate vs inappropriate gift? For industralized settings? What about personal? 7) how would you address inappropriate gift giving? I have had tremendous success with students so far with this service. References available on request. My email is poon.paul@hotmail.com Contact email if interested. This service will only be available indefinately until I find a residency spot.
  7. I have: Examcrackers Kaplan books - books, lessons from the class - printed extra practice questions *there is a LOT of material here and CANNOT be purchased from stores! The books here offer much more detail than the ones you get in stores and there are literally thousands of practice Qs. The price of the class was over $1500 Verbal reasoning 101 email poon.paul@hotmail.com
  8. That was a severe waste of 1 min of my life. I cannot beleive I actually waited a min before closing it; I was hoping it would be genuinely useful.
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