Category Archives: Admissions

Building Character

A well written article on New York Times titled “What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?” (long read) talks about success being more dependent on character than intelligence. The educators in the article settled on 24 character strenghts they deemed important in living a fulfilling, succesful and meaningful life.


I received this in my inbox a few days ago and it definitely brought a smile to my face. Hey medaholic, I just wanted to give you some feedback and let you know how much I have enjoyed your blog. I first started reading it over a year ago when


It’s medical school admissions grading season and as usual, I am amazed by the quality of applicants in this year’s pool. They are all so accomplished and motivated, having done much more than me. I always wonder how they let me sneak into medical school…haha. Which brings me to the

Tis the Admission Season

Amidst the busy third year schedule, I almost forgot that the medical school admission season was well on it’s way. By now, every applicant has submitted their application and they’re all waiting and hoping to land some interviews for the spring. If you’ve put in your hard work (good GPA,

Not Much To Do

I can totally understand now why so many of my favorite med blogs often lack updates. When I was still a premed, I read medblogs fairly often. I must have gone through ten or twenty medical student blogs from start to finish, from when they started posting to when they

Helping by Proximity

I was planning to write a nice long “How to Prepare for a Multiple Mini Interview” article to help medical school applicants. Instead, I have used that time to help prepare my friends for their medical school interviews. I find that I don’t have the time or energy to do

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

Second Rate

Sorry for the lack of updates. I have just started YET another summer of research and there’s an awful lot to learn. I have also been doing some traveling here and there and enjoying one of my last summers. The Waitlist I know firsthand from talking to my classmates that


First: I would like to thank everyone for their comments / emails / support. I greatly appreciate them all. I have been running this site for almost a year now. During that time, I have had several popular posts, I made a fairly complete flow chart outlining the whole medical

The Essential Guide to Choosing the Right Medical School for You

With medical school decisions coming out, I thought I would share my thoughts on How to Decide which Medical School is Right for You There are 17 medical schools in Canada, 130 in the United States and many more overseas. In order for you to differentiate each school, you should