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  1. Hey guys, The University of Toronto Career Centre is having its annual medical school interview seminar on January 21, 2016 (6-8pm) at St. George campus. This is for UofT students, and you have to register at https://cln.utoronto.ca/home.htm. The session will feature effective interview strategies for "must-know" questions discussed by UofT Faculty of Medicine alumni. Best of luck!
  2. The University of Toronto Career Centre is having its annual medical school interview seminar on January 21, 2016 (6-8pm) at St. George campus. This is for UofT students, and you have to register at https://cln.utoronto.ca/home.htm. The session will feature effective interview strategies for "must-know" questions discussed by UofT Faculty of Medicine alumni. Best of luck!
  3. Hi guys, Here is our annual interview prep session organized by University of Toronto Career Centre on January 21, 2016 (6-8pm) at St. George campus. This is for UofT students, and you have to register at https://cln.utoronto.ca/home.htm. The session will feature effective interview strategies for "must-know" questions discussed by UofT Faculty of Medicine alumni. Best of luck!
  4. We have some resources at our website - check under the "resources" tab in the residency section for sample CaRMS interview questions, as well as advice on clinical rotations, research and electives!
  5. Is your New Year's resolution to network more effectively? Is networking important for a medical career? Hear what the Career Centre at the University of Toronto has to say. http://mdconsultants.ca/nine-nuances-of-networking-effectively/
  6. Is your New Year's resolution to network more effectively? Is networking important for med school application? Hear what the Career Centre at the University of Toronto has to say. http://mdconsultants.ca/nine-nuances-of-networking-effectively/
  7. Is your New Year's resolution to network more effectively? Is networking important for med school application? Hear what the Career Centre at the University of Toronto has to say. http://mdconsultants.ca/nine-nuances-of-networking-effectively/
  8. I think based on your last two years you're still competitive at a number of Canadian and American programs. Schools such as Western and Queen's tend to take your best years or last years, which would work in your favour; the likes of Toronto and Saskatchewan drop some of your lowest marks which would work in your favour as well. And an upwards trend is always good!
  9. Learn from the expert examiner on how to do well on the MCCQE and NAQ OSCE! See our new blog at http://mdconsultants.ca/5-expert-tips-to-do-well-on-the-mccqe-2-and-nac-osce/
  10. This blog was written with information from an academic family physician at U of T, who has been an examiner for the MCCQE Part 2 for over 5 years. Check it out for expert advice on how to ace the exam! http://mdconsultants.ca/5-expert-tips-to-do-well-on-the-mccqe-2-and-nac-osce/
  11. Yes, you are considered as CMG if you obtained MD from an US school. See our blog post at http://mdconsultants.ca/canadian-residency-for-us-medical-students/ Of course, you would lack the kind of networking needed for a competitive specialty in Canada (generally speaking).
  12. If your goal is getting into medical school, you should choose courses based on how to achieve the best GPA possible. See our most recent blog post at http://mdconsultants.ca/does-gpa-matter-when-applying-to-med-school/ It doesn't matter if the course makes your medical school learning easier. Almost everyone will get through medical school no problem, as long as your put in the time and effort. People somehow are always able to adapt to the environment where strong work ethic is rewarded by success.
  13. It all depends on if you think you will get a good grade from the course, and whether it will reduce the number of exams you have to write. A thesis course also allows you to gain valuable research experiences. Perhaps talk to others and see if anyone can suggest good supervisors they have worked with before. The key is that you must protect your GPA. See our most recent blog post on how to improve your GPA for medical school application. http://mdconsultants.ca/does-gpa-matter-when-applying-to-med-school/
  14. The key isn't to follow the easiest or the hardest path to get into medical. The key is to follow the path with the greatest probability of success. Courses that are easy for one person may be difficult for another. You need to figure out what works best for you and follow the path that gives you the most certainty. Medical students come from a variety of academic backgrounds, but med school adcom only cares about the absolute GPA. In reality, very few medical students experience academic difficulties and the vast majority graduate medical school on time (those with difficulties may repeat courses, but extremely rarely would one drop out). The fact is simple: you must follow the path that allows you to protect the GPA to give you some certainty and confidence that you have a shot at getting into medical school. Being a good physician is a lifelong learning process and involves accumulation of years of clinical and life experiences. But, once again, you need a solid GPA to even think about beginning this this lifelong process. See our most recent blog post on how to improve your GPA for medical school application http://mdconsultants.ca/does-gpa-matter-when-applying-to-med-school/
  15. As some of you might know, Ontario has recently had to implement continuous cuts to physician funding to counter the rising cost of the public healthcare system. A lot of physicians have protested this, saying it will impact patient care. Toronto-based academic consulting firm MD Consultants wants to hear what you think about this issue. Submit a 500 word essay on how cuts to physician funding may or may not affect patient care, and you could win up to $500. For more details, go to http://mdconsultants.ca/cost-of-care-student-scholarship-essay-competition/! If you have any questions, message me and I'll be happy to help!
  16. As the costs of administering public healthcare to Canada’s aging population rise, federal and provincial governments have to make difficult decisions about how to pay for healthcare. In Ontario, this has resulted in continuous cuts to physician funding in 2015, and subsequent protest from physicians who claim this will have a negative effect on patient care. Toronto-based academic consulting firm MD Consultants wants to hear what you think about this issue. Submit a 500 word essay on how cuts to physician funding may or may not affect patient care, and you could win up to $500. For more details, go here!
  17. Thanks for your comments. In fact, we have received quite a number of inquiries regarding becoming an Australian citizen after graduating from med school. We have shared another blog written by a Canadian who studied medicine in Australia and is currently pursuing residency. Hopefully his experiences can shed some light on the process. This process isn't easy to go through, but not impossible. Here is it: http://mdconsultants.ca/canadian-pursuing-medical-training-in-australia/ Residents in Australia do get paid considerably higher than Canadian residents. But again, you won't be able to pay off the debt until becoming a staff consultant in practice (not during residency for sure).
  18. Hi guys - here's a blog written by Dr. Jiayi Hu, a plastic surgery resident in Hamilton, about the choice between going the Canadian undergraduate route or applying to Australia/UK medical schools right out of high school. What are your thoughts? http://mdconsultants.ca/should-i-go-to-australia-or-the-uk-for-medical-school-after-high-school/
  19. One month left until OMSAS application deadlines! If anyone needs any parts of their application reviewed - or if you're just starting and need advice on where and how to apply, check out MD Consultants. MD Consultants has a team of over 40 consultants, medical students with applications knowledge and admissions committee experience at med schools all over Canada and the US, who can help you with all aspects of the applications process. Right now we have a special promotion going on - comment on this thread with your name and email address, and 2 posters will be randomly chosen to get a free 60 minute consult. No strings attached. Message me directly if you have any questions!
  20. Congratulations to our winner of the free MMI spot FutureDoc6666 ! Thank you all for participating and hope you find the slides useful. Good luck with your interviews!
  21. Our interview seminar in collaboration with the UofT Career Centre was a great success! If you weren't able to attend but would like a copy of the slides, please PM us. Also, we are having a couple of MMI practice sessions. PM us if you would like to enter the draw for a free spot. Best of luck!
  22. Our interview seminar in collaboration with the UofT Career Centre was a great success! If you weren't able to attend but would like a copy of the slides, please PM us. Also, we are having a couple of MMI practice sessions. PM us if you would like to enter the draw for a free spot. Best of luck!
  23. Our interview seminar in collaboration with the UofT Career Centre was a great success! If you weren't able to attend but would like a copy of the slides, please PM us. Also, we are having a couple of MMI practice sessions. PM us if you would like to enter the draw for a free spot. Best of luck!
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