Q: What is Medaholic.com?
A: Medaholic.com is a personal blog I started to document my journey through medical school. It serves as a place for me to write and share my thoughts on premedical studies, MCAT, admissions, med school life, education and health care. I hope to inform others on the process of applying to medical school and how to best approach it. I also recollect interesting stories, study tips and thoughts on life along the way.
Q: Who is Medaholic ?
A: I am an anonymous medical student at a Canadian medical school. I keep my name and location anonymous. I have decided to hide my identity for personal reasons. In an age where everything is open, it’s nice to have a refuge where I can write freely without having to care who ends up reading it. Other than that, I am a medical student who has helped out on the admissions committee, been an interviewer and has taught a MCAT class before. Otherwise, I am just your typical medical student… or at least I would like to believe.
Q: What do you write about?
A: I mainly write about premed studies, MCAT, admissions, med school life and health care issues. Along the way, I try to include some personal stories, advice and thoughts about a life in medicine. Hopefully, my posts will be helpful or entertaining to you.
Q: Did you really make the “What are My Chances Flowchart?“
A: Yes, that would be my artistic creation I made in 2008. I made that flowchart for the premed101 forums so that others could finally stop wondering what are my chances? I hope you found it entertaining. It’s not to be used for any commercial purposes, but feel free to share it with anyone who would appreciate it (medical students, premeds, applicants)
Q: Can you write a post about (insert topic)?
A: I tend to get this question for a variety of topics (Studying Tips, MCAT, Interview). Try to browse around the archives to see if this topic has been covered before. I try to get around to all requests, but so many of these topics are recycled and old that if you do a quick google search, I’m sure you can find the answer to your question. I like to write about stuff that I find interesting or I believe have not been talked about too much. Similarly, medical school does keep me busy so if I haven’t updated in a while don’t be worried. I’ll still post something new once in a while.
Q: What are my chances? Here are my stats
A: I try not to offer too specific of advice to anyone since every one’s situation is different. The flowchart covers most concerns and provides a pretty good road map into the whole medical school admissions process. If you want a quick response, leave a comment or email me. Be warned though, I usually give short generic advice.
Q: Can you help me with my MCAT?
A: As much as I would like to help you, I don’t have the time to coach/tutor/teach everyone on how to write the MCAT. I do have a MCAT page with useful posts, resources and links. There you can find articles on how to self study for the MCAT, whether you should retake the MCAT and some tips on studying and stress relief.
Plus, you don’t want advice from me, it’s been years since I wrote that test and I’ve completely forgotten large portions of it. Certainly the Kreb cycle, trust me, after Biology 101, you don’t need to know the steps of the Kreb cycle again.
Q: I run a blog and was hoping if we could exchange links?
A: Feel free to link back to my site =) Just drop me an email/comment. I would be up for exchanging links as long as your website offers something of value to my readers.
Q: How do I Contact You?
A: You can leave me a message in the Contact Page or drop me an email at medaholic [at] gmail.com Comments on posts are also very much welcome, and I do a pretty good job at responding to them.
Q: Can I advertise on your site?
A: Sure you can. Though I have yet to land any real advertising deals. Disclaimer: I generate a small income from Google Ads, Amazon affiliates and some referral programs to cover the annual costs of domain name/site hosting. I have also received promotional material in the past… but I am really slow at getting around to review them. Med school tends to have more than enough reading already. If you would like to advertise, please send me an email.
Q: Can I write a Guest Post
A: Definitely! I have had guest posts in the past and have no problems hosting some guest articles. However, please make sure the topics will be relevant to premedical and medical students.