Category Archives: Studying

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LMCC MCCQE Part I Scores

I usually don’t like sharing my exam results but I thought my MCCQE Part I results were really interesting and worth sharing. To understand how the Medical Council of Canada scores Part I, you should take a look at their Scoring FAQ. Overall, I am very happy with my results.

Are Digital Notes better than Pen and Paper?

The Case for Digital Notes

Officially done medical school! And if studying for the LMCC last week taught me anything, it’s the importance if having a learning system in place. I’m now doing my big academic purge in preparation for residency. I almost feel guilty for throwing out so much stuff. There are binders and binders full

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The LMCC Study Plan

I’m on my final stretch of medical school with only the LMCC exam to write. For those that are unfamiliar with the certification process, when you graduate from medical school in Canada, you are required to write the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part I (MCCQE Part I). Part

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Clerkship Pearls – Introduction

Starting this week, I’m going to start a short series of posts of clerkship tips and advice. It won’t be anything too ground breaking but instead be a collection of advice I have gotten in this past year that has really helped me in all my rotations. With a brand

What should you do the Summer Before Starting Medical School

Dear Medaholic, I am starting medical school this fall and was wondering what advice you could give me on how to best prepare for medical school? Sincerely, Medical Student (Year 0, Class of 20XX) How Can You Best Prepare for Medical School? I have previously written that Nothing Can Prepare

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Top 10 iPhone Apps Every Medical Student Must Have

Updated: Nov 2014 If there’s one medical tool I use all the time when I’m on the wards, it’s my smartphone (iPhone). In fact, from personal experience, over 80-90% of my classmates, residents and staff physicians a smartphone daily. The reason why is more and more of our work is

Premed Exploitation

Inspired by the incredible amount of students lining up outside the science library this morning (A Sunday!) as they waited for the library doors to open. It’s been a while since I have been a pre-med, almost three years to the date. It’s strange how fast you forget sometimes. Looking

Learning to Learn in Med School

Learning in medical school is quite different from learning in a undergraduate setting. The concepts of medicine themselves aren’t that hard to grasp or different from the biochemistry, physiology and general biology in a typical premed course. Simply put, each individual concept in medicine is easy to understand; connecting all

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5 Simple Tips to Start Off the School Year Right

Whether you are just starting university or just beginning medical school, there are simple things every student can do to ensure their school year gets off on the right foot. Most of this advice is generic and old, but despite how many times you have heard it before in the

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How to Self Study For the MCAT

Last updated November 2013. Check out my MCAT page for more articles. Can you study for the MCAT by yourself? Do you think MCAT preps course offered by Kaplan, Princeton Review (TPR), Prep101 are expensive and time consuming? If you’ve ever had doubts about them, prep courses may not be the best option for