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What is medaholic?

I created this blog shortly after I was accepted into medical school. It started as an outlet to write about my my experience with the medical school admission process.

It’s evolved then into a resource for people with an interest in pre-med, studying for the MCAT, medical school admissions, medical school, residency and a career in medicine. Along the way, I try to write down stories and advice that has been passed on to me or things that I have stumbled upon.

Personally, I hope I can reflect on these posts in the future and still find the same ideals and passions I had for medicine as when I first started.

  • You can find a list of useful articles and posts in the archives
  • My recommended list of favorite books
  • I have a section on the MCAT with some resources. Here’s a tutorial to help self study the MCAT.
  • Patient privacy is protected in all my posts. All stories are fictional and but the experiences are real

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Medaholic.com?

A: Medaholic.com is a blog I started to document my journey through medical school. It serves as a place for me to write about what a life in medicine is like. I also write to share stories, study tips and whatever I’m thinking about.

Q: Who is Medaholic ?

A: I am Canadian internal medicine doctor.  I keep my name and location anonymous.  This is my refuge where I can write freely where my ideas are judged on their own.

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. 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 like to write about stuff that I find interesting.

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.

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, especially the Kreb cycle! 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: At this time, I do not exchange links.

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.

Q: Can I advertise on your site?

A: At this time, I do not take any sponsored posts, or paid advertisements.

Disclaimer: I generate a small income from Google Ads, Amazon affiliates to cover the annual costs of domain name/site hosting.

Q: Can I write a Guest Post

A: At this time, I do not take any guest posts. I have in the past, but have decided not to moving forward.

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