Medical School

Studying In Medical School – A Timely Analysis

Today’s guest post comes from Ryan Nguyen, an osteopathic medical student who blogs at WhiteCoatDO. You can also connect with him on twitter via @RNguyenMed.  “So how much do you really study?” My non-medical friends often wonder where I’ve disappeared to for the past year, they’re fascinated by the idea that I spend just so much […]

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Thinking About Admission Biases

I have been recently reading Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahnmen, the only psychologist to have ever won the Nobel prize in economics for his work in decision making and behavioral economics. Based on over three decades work on cognitive psychology, Thinking Fast and Slow delves into how our brain thinks, comparing our subconscious […]

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Poor MD – What Every Medical Student and Resident Should Know About Finances

Today I want to do a quick review of an PoorMD‘s eBook  titled First Aid for Personal Finance: What Every Medical Student and Resident Should Know The best thing about this book is it only costs $0.99 and hopefully the small price you pay will pay for itself in with the knowledge in the book. […]

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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 You for Medical School – […]

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Canadian Medical Schools Prerequisites Summary

The single most effective thing you can do to improve your chances of getting into medical school is to  complete the right prerequisites. The more prerequisites you do, the more medical schools you will be eligible for and the greater your chances will be for an acceptance letter. Attached below is a table of all […]


No Better Time to Apply Then Now

There was a recent New York Times article on the Surge in U.S. Medical Schools across the country.  If you’ve been following the trends, there has also been a surge in Canadian Medical Schools in the last few years and the government is pushing hard for new seats in the near future. Northern Ontario School […]

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A Typical Day in Medical School

Disclaimer: I have not yet begun my clinical rotations so this is just one student’s brief summary on a typical medical school day in the preclinical years. 7:00 AM – My alarm clock rings. I quickly turn it off. 5 minutes later my second alarm which I always have as back up goes off. Going […]

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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 the ideas and knowledge together […]

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Indecisive About Medical School

A friend recently brought up an interesting point of view. He is just about to finish his undergraduate degree in life sciences, he’s done well so far and his GPA shows it. He wrote his MCAT and applied to multiple medical schools this year and received and attended several interviews. And the strange thing is […]

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What Extracurricular Activities Should I Do?

The typical pre-med day involves studying, getting good grades, making connections with professors, and doing amazing extracurricular activities that will somehow separate you from all the other medical school applicants. This naturally leads to the question, which extracurricular activities will increase my chances to get into medical school? You might hear from another pre-med that […]