Category Archives: Undergrad

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Lessons Learned from Premed Research

When I started my pre-med coursework, I asked myself a universal question premed students ask: “Do I really need research experience?” Which, let’s be honest, is not a question that has an easy answer. After all, plenty of students are admitted to medical school each year with little or no

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Updates on Secondary Applications

Hello? Yeah, no, I’m back here. Behind the figurative pile of application forms. Yeah, under the stack of credit card receipts. There you go. Hi! How are you? Oh, that’s great, so glad to hear it. No, no, things haven’t been too bad. Oh, this? Just a wrist brace. Yeah,

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An Introduction to Medaholic’s New Coblogger: Lizz

As many of you know, I have recently been looking for a coblogger for medaholic. Over the last year, I found most of my reaers were premed or medical students and that a lot of the new content on my blog wasn’t catering to them. In an effort to help

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

What can you do to maximize your medical school chances? (Source)

Med School Admission Strategies – Don’t Get Eliminated

Each year, I help review the hundreds of applications we receive at our medical school. Each year, I’m impressed by so many great applicants. It seems like each class just keeps getting better.  So in a pool of hundreds of applicants, many who I have no doubt would make  fine

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Your Attention is More Important Than Your Time

May I have your attention please! In a world abundant of information and distractions, time is no longer your most precious resource, your attention is. How we manage our time and attention is something I have put a lot of thought into. As students, we have a finite amount of

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Cal Newport Book Reviews

Since a majority of my readers are undergraduate students, today I will review two books that I think are extremely useful for anyone currently in college or university. Both books are written by Cal Newport an academic faculty who is an expert on student success. I frequently read his blog

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Balancing Exercise with Medical School

What makes the biggest difference to your health? According to Dr. Mike Evans, a  family medicine professor at St. Mike’s Hospital, exercising for just 30 minutes a day can have a big impact on your health! Staying active during medical school is one of the hardest things to do, especially

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Why I Stopped Reading Premed Forums and Why You Should Too (or at Least Cut Back)

Do you spent too much time on pre-med/medical forums? I know how addictive premedical forums can be. I used to lurk them all the time. I discovered premed101 and SDN in high school while searching for medical school information. There were other sites like College Confidential and Student Awards that