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Admissions Interview

Can You Truly Prepare for Medical School Interviews?

Medical school interviews are not that different from a serious job interview. After all, you are applying to a high-paying, competitive and prestigious profession. Yet, I am shocked whenever I see an applicant who does not want to prepare for their interviews. They give the argument that they do not want to come across rehearsed […]

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Admissions Books Interview

Does “Doing Right” Prepare You for Medical School Interviews? – Book Review

Without a doubt, you will be asked ethic questions during your medical school and residency interviews. Schools want to see that you have a basic understanding of the many ethical decisions faced in medicine. A popular resource many medical students swear by and recommend is “Doing Right” by Dr. Philip Hebert, a bioethics professor at […]

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CaRMS Interview

A Collection of Medical School and Residency Interview Tips and Advice

Over the next few weeks, I am making it a goal to write down all the interview tips and advice I have gained over the last few years. There are lots of resources out there on how to ace an interview, books, websites, medical students, residents and even personal coaching. However, I believe I have […]

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CaRMS Health Care

A Different Rank and Match List

Today, I can basically celebrate the end of CaRMS. My rank order list was submitted today and all I can do is to wait for Match Day on March 6th. Speaking of creating a match list, NYT had a great article on a national kidney transplant registry and how they are creating chain kidney transplants. […]

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CaRMS Interview

How to Pack and Travel with a Suit

There are very few things you need to bring with you during your medical residency interviews. Your interview clothes – suits (for males), however is the one key thing to bring. I found it interesting during the interview tour to see how people transported their suits without getting it wrinkled. There were a variety of […]

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CaRMS Residency Thoughts

Post-CaRMS Thoughts – Choosing a Medical Specialty

So marks the end of the CaRMS interview tour for 2012. Overall, it went a lot smoother than I expected. Flights were on time, accommodations were nice and interviews were not as stressful as I thought they would be. Next up, figuring out my rank order list. For those of you that don’t know, after […]

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CaRMS Residency

Halfway Done Residency Interviews

Today, marked the midpoint of my residency interviews. It’s been a pretty good CaRMS tour so far. I had many chances to meet up with old friends across different Canadian cities and I have also managed to make sure my wallet has not been bleeding out…too much. There is so much to write about but […]

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CaRMS Residency

The CaRMS Tour

Starting this weekend, I begin my cross Canada CaRMS tour. It is an understatement to say I am feeling more stressed than usual. 7810 km 10 Residency Programs 6 Cities 2 Specialties (IM, FM) 1 Match (hopefully) I’m pretty happy about the number of programs I have received interviews for. It’s a 60-40 split between […]

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Clerkship Medical School Undergrad

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 during clerkship. When you’re working […]

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Admissions Thoughts Undergrad

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 I frequently visisted too. When […]