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MedApplications™ was started in 2006 by a motivated team of Medical Doctors, growing out of a personalized interview and medical school admissions service for University Biology, Biochemistry, Health Science, and Psychology students at Queen’s University. Recognizing the demand for medical expert application review, CASPer® and interview preparation, Medapplications.com has grown into the leading North American medical consulting firm for the Canadian, American and International medical school and residency admissions process.

Medapplications.com pools together the medical knowledge and experience for the extremely competitive process of getting into medical school.

We have assembled a world-class team of medical doctors to help you succeed in getting into medical school!

  • Selam Ogbalidet, MD(c), BA, BHSc

    Senior Medical Consultation
    MD Candidate: University of Ottawa
    Areas of Expertise: OMSAS applications, CASPer®, traditional panel interviews, MMI interviews, medical ethics, and non-traditional applicants

    Selam is a star medical student at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. As a member of the University of Ottawa medical community, her firsthand knowledge gives her clients a competitive edge. Her expertise lies in helping clients master their OMSAS applications (including personal essays and the autobiographical sketch), CASPer®, traditional panel interviews, MMI interviews, and medical ethics. Additionally, Selam has extensive experience counselling non-traditional applicants with proven results. She is extremely passionate about medical education and empowering pre-med students to reach their professional goals.

    Selam Ogbalidet
  • Dr. Matthew D MD

    Senior Medical Consultation
    MPI, MMI & Panel Specialist
    OMSAS Application Expert
    CaRMS Residency Expert
    Medical Doctorate: University of Toronto

    Matthew is a seasoned MPI and UofT expert with vast experience in medical school applications, admissions and interviews. He is an expert in CaRMS Residency applications for the most competitive programs in Canada. He has excelled at training high school students, university students and graduate students at all levels of education.

    Dr. Matthew
  • Dr. Iliya M MSc, PhD, MD

    Senior Medical Consultation
    MPI, MMI & Panel Specialist
    OMSAS Application Expert
    CaRMS Residency Expert
    Medical Doctorate: University of Toronto

    Ilya holds an MSc and a PhD from the University of Toronto where he has progressed through a rigorous 8-year MD/ PhD clinician scientist program. He is currently the production manager for Toronto Notes and a previous editor of the 2017 edition. He is an expert in CaRMS Residency applications for the most competitive programs in Canada.

    Dr. Iliya M
  • David D DMD

    Dentistry Consultation
    MMI & CDA Experience
    Dental School Application Expert (Ivey League)
    Dental Medicine: Harvard School of Dental Medicine

    David is is completing his Dental Medicine degree at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and is a National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program scholar. He currently serves as national Editor-in-Chief of the American Student Dental Association and Harvard ASDA Chapter Legislative Liaison. David enjoys Zumba, cooking, playing video games, and all kinds of dancing in his free time.

    David D
  • Dr. Matthieu H

    Francophone Consultant
    MMI & Panel Experience
    CaRMS Application Experience
    Medical Doctorate: Universite de Montreal

    Matthieu is a well rounded physician with both medical research experience and a specific interest in francophone medical school preparation. He specializes in MMI, Healthcare Preparation, Medical Ethics and Rural applicants. He specializes in Universite de Montreal, Laval Universite and McGill. Matthieu has extensive experience counseling pre-medical students with written applications, MMI and Panel interviews.

    Dr. Matthieu H
  • MMI & Panel Experience
    CaRMS Application Experience
    Medical Doctorate: McMaster

    Ada is a high achieving academic with both medical research experience and a specific interest in the Multiple Mini Interview. She specializes in MMI, Healthcare Preparation, Medical Ethics and Rural applicants. Ada has extensive experience counseling pre-medical students with written applications, MMI and Panel interviews.

    Dr. Ada G
  • Dr. Daniel M

    Ophthalmology, University of Calgary
    MMI & Panel Experience
    CaRMS Application Experience
    Medical Doctorate: University of Calgary

    Daniel is a high achieving academic with both medical research experience and a non-traditional background. Prior to entering medical school he completed a BSc at the University of Alberta followed by a MA in Theology at the University of Toronto. Daniel was accepted to multiple medical schools. Daniel has extensive experience counseling pre-medical students with written applications, MMI and Panel interviews.

    Dr. Daniel Moroz
  • BHSc – McMaster University 2011
    MD – Western University 2015
    Urology 2015-2016 – Western University
    Family Medicine 2016-2018 – Western University
    Emergency Medicine Enhanced Skills Program 2018-2019 – Western University

    Interviewed – UBC, University of Toronto, Western University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, University of Calgary, University of Ottawa,
    Accepted – UBC, University of Toronto, Western University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University

    Dr. Alex Jiang
  • Medical Consultant

    University of Toronto, Neurology
    Acceptances: McGill University (out of province), Ottawa University, University of Toronto

    Ryan is one of our most experienced consultants with extensive backgrounds in both medical education and biomedical research. He provides personalized and constructive feedback for applicants that is informed by many years of experience reviewing applications and interviewing prospective students. Ryan is personable, perceptive and has an unmatched commitment to excellence demonstrated through his highly sought after feedback on applicant personal essays, autobiographical sketches and interviews. Ryan is an MMI, MPI and Panel Interview Specialist; McGill and U of T personal essay expert; and OMSAS ABS expert.

    Dr. R Muir
  • Medical Consultant

    University of Toronto, Dermatology

    Marcus is an expert in OMSAS® applications, CASPer®, Panel Interviews, MMI interviews, MPI interviews, and CaRMS applications
    Marcus has extensive experience mentoring pre-medical and medical students in their pursuit to become physicians. He provides effective, constructive feedback to improve your personal essays and autobiographical sketch, and has led multiple, personalized interview preparation sessions that have culminated in applicants receiving admission into their top choice programs.

    Dr. M Tan
  • Medical Consultants

    Dayae is a passionate medical consultant with a focus on medical education, clinical research, Multiple Mini Interview Preparation and CASPer. She has vast experience in Canadian and American medical school admissions. As an integral member at McMaster Michael de Groote School of Medicine, she has excelled in preparing students for the CASPer pre-admissions test and Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI). Her expertise in CV and Application review, coupled with her knowledge of the MMI, MPI and Panel style interviews, makes her a valuable asset to our medical team.

    Dayae Jeong
  • Pinkal is an expert medical educator, who is knowledgeable in application review and interview preparation for Canadian and American medical schools. Her passion for medical education stems from her involvement with pre-medical societies that educate aspiring medical doctors on successful strategies to gain acceptance into medical school. As an integral member at McMaster Michael de Groote School of Medicine, she has excelled in preparing students for the CASPer pre-admissions test and Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI).

    Pinkal Patel
  • Kayla is a passionate medical consultant with expertise in rural Canadian healthcare, Maritimes medical delivery and the Multiple Mini Interview. With expertise at Memorial University Medical School and Dalhousie Medical School, Kayla supports our diverse pre-medical students interested in pursuing their medical studies in the Maritimes. Kayla is particularly interested in the Nutritional Sciences, building on her graduate studies at the University of Toronto. She is passionate about population and global health, vulnerable populations, medical education, and student advocacy.

    Kayla Furlong
  • Medical Consultants

    Dr. Fawaz is a Radiation Oncology physician at McGill University with extensive experience in Francophone medical schools, Med-P, Bilingual MMI Interview Preparation and Medical practice in Quebec. He was accepted to Universite de Montreal, Laval, Sherbrooke, McGill and Ottawa medical schools. His specialties include: Francophone Medical School Applications, McGill Applications, MMI and Panel Interviews, Simulations and Workshops, CaRMS Applications and Medical Residency Consulting.

    Dr. Ziad Simon Fawaz
  • Opthalmology
    MMI, Panel & OMSAS Application Specialist
    CaRMS, ERAS and IMG Specialist
    Medical Doctorate: Western University
    Undergraduate: University of Toronto Neuroscience

    Vlad is a leading medical educator in Ophthalmology at the Schulich School of Medicine. His extensive background of American Medical Programs and assisting International Medical graduates programs comes from his rigorous neuroscience training. He now specializes in MMI Interview Preparation, Application Consulting for OMSAS, AMCAS and Residency Matching for CaRMS® and ERAS®.

    Dr. Vlad Diaconita
  • Dr.Lucy

    General Surgery
    CaRMS and ERAS Senior Consultant
    OMSAS and Western University Specialists
    Medical Doctorate: Western University

    Lucy has trained in one of the most competitive medical subspecialties in North America in General Surgery. Her exceptional clinical acumen and experience in CaRMS, ERAS and IMG Residency Matching results in a high success rate with her students. She is passionate about medical education and specializes in OMSAS and the Schulich School of Medicine traditional panel medical school interview.

    Dr. Lucy Yang
  • Dr. Ryan Heron MD

    Clinician Scientist Research Track
    MMI, CASPer® & OMSAS Specialist
    CaRMS, ERAS and IMG Medical Coach
    Medical Doctorate: University of British Columbia

    Dr. Heron is an expert medical coach. Ryan specializes in MMI preparation and western Canadian medical school applications. His attention to detail and enthusiastic support reflect his commitment to helping you succeed. He has significant experience guiding students through medical school admissions and is passionate about Family Medicine and medical education. Ask Ryan how to get a top MCAT score and how to expand your extracurricular activities

    Dr. Ryan Heron
  • Internal Medicine
    CaRMS, ERAS and IMG Senior Consultant
    OMSAS and MMI Specialist
    Medical Doctorate: University of Toronto

    Leora is one of our most experienced medical consultants specializing in Residency Matching, Multiple Mini Interviews, OMSAS medical school applications and International Medical Graduate placements. She is a highly accomplished and dedicated clinician within Internal Medicine.

    Dr. Leora Day
  • Dr. Laurent

    Clinician
    McGill and Francophone Medical School Specialist
    Medical Doctorate: Universite de Montreal

    Laurent is a seasoned medical professional in the Quebec region with specific expertise of Francophone medical programs. He has successfully contributed to developing the applications and interview skills of students gunning for coveted medical school positions at McGill University, Universite de Montreal, Laval and Sherbrooke.

    Dr. Laurent Elkrief
  • Dr. Michael Mak

    Ophthalmology
    MMI, Panel & OMSAS Specialist
    CaRMS, ERAS and IMG Senior Consultant
    Medical Doctorate: University of Toronto

    Michael is a medical all-star, an extremely high achieving academic with medical research background and extraordinarily high acceptance rate to medical school. He was accepted to all 6 Ontario medical schools on his 1st try. He has been preparing pre-medical students throughout his medical training, assisting pre-meds with OMSAS applications, MMI and Panel interviews with amazing success.

    Dr. Michael Mak
  • Dr. Jason Martin

    Diagnostic Radiology
    MMI, CASPer® & OMSAS Specialist
    CaRMS, ERAS and IMG Senior Consultant
    Medical Doctorate: McMaster University

    Jason is a passionate medical educator with specific expertise in CASPer® and MMI Preparation from his years of experience at McMaster University medicine. He has been extremely valuable in helping students succeed acing the CASPer® and MMI Interviews for Canadian and American medical programs

    Dr. Jason Martin
  • Dr. Han Yan

    Neurosurgery
    AMCAS & OMAS Specialist
    MMI and Panel Senior Consultant
    Medical Doctorate: Western University
    Acceptances: Western University, McMaster, Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, Johns Hopkins

    Han is a lead contributor to AMCAS and American Residency Matching programming. Her acceptances to Ivey League medical schools in the United States has served as a platform to assist the best and brightest medical students achieve their dream of pursuing medicine at top institutions within North America.

    Dr. Han Yan
  • Clinician
    OMSAS, MMI and Panel Interview Specialist
    Senior CASPer® Consultant
    Medical Doctorate: University of Ottawa

    Meriem is a seasoned medical school interview and medical school application coach specializing in the Ontario Medical School Application. She also specializes in the University of Ottawa French Stream application. Meriem has been a valuable contributor to on-campus events at the University of Ottawa educating pre-medical students about successful strategies to gain acceptance to medical school.

    Dr. Meriem Latrous
  • Dr. Jimmy Y

    Orthopedic Surgery
    MMI, CASPer® & OMSAS Specialist
    CaRMS, ERAS and IMG Senior Consultant
    Medical Doctorate: Western University
    Acceptances: UBC, UofA, UofC, Queen’s, McMaster, Western, UofT, and UOttawa.

    Jimmy is dynamic medical educator with a passion for residency matching, MMI interview preparation and OMSAS application support. As a Western University Gradate with post-secondary training at McMaster, Jimmy has had enormous success in the Canadian medical school system. In his orthopedic surgery practice, he rigorously evaluates trainees and has been an integral part of application and interview screening.

    Dr. Jimmy Yan
  • Internal Medicine
    CaRMS, ERAS and IMG Senior Consultant
    Medical Doctorate: University of British Columbia

    Nilay is a dynamic medical consultant with a true passion for assisting medical students and International Medical Graduates with residency matching. Within internal medicine, he enjoys the diagnostic challenge in taking care of the most complex patients in the hospital. He uses his clinical expertise to guide aspiring medical doctors with in-depth preparation.

    Dr. Nilay Shah
  • Modified Panel Interview Lecturer
    OMSAS and University of Toronto Specialist
    Medical Workshop Medical Coach
    Medical Doctorate: University of Toronto
    Acceptances: UBC, Calgary, Alberta, McMaster, Ottawa

    Janelle is a passionate medical coach specializing in the Modified Panel Interview at the University of Toronto. Her interest in supporting students has connected her with leading pre-medical clubs on university campus. She has been an integral part of our medical skills workshop for aspiring pre-medical students at the University of Toronto.

    Janelle Yu
  • Dr. Gautamn Sarwal

    Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
    MMI, Panel & Western Canada Specialist
    CaRMS, ERAS and IMG Senior Consultant
    Medical Doctorate: University of British Columbia

    Gautamn is a highly experienced medical specialist with years of preparing pre-medical students for medical school acceptance. He specializes in MMI and Panel Interviews, as well as Western Canadian medical school applications. He has a unique focus assisting International Medical Graduates attain successful entry into the North American medical system.

    Dr. Gautamn Sarwal
  • Dr.Thomas Shi

    Anatomic Pathology
    Clinical Research and Basic Science Specialist
    OMSAS Specialists and Panel Interview Specialist
    Medical Doctorate: Western University

    Thomas specializes in Anatomic Pathology, one of the most intellectually and research heavy medical subspecialties. He is dedicated to supporting students with clinical research and medical placements to build a strong medical portfolio. He is also an expert in the Panel style medical interview and has vast experience with rural healthcare.

    Dr. Thomas Shi
  • Family Medicine
    Western Canada Specialist
    Medical Doctorate: University of Saskatchewan

    Moness is a seasoned clinician and passionate medical educator. Moness specializes in the Multiple Mini Interview, Western Canadian Medical School Applications. Her high success rates stem from the personalized approach Moness takes with every student.

    Dr. Moness Masri
  • Anesthesiology & Medical Education
    MMI, Panel & Western Canada Specialist
    CaRMS, ERAS and IMG Specialist
    Medical Doctorate: University of British Columbia
    Undergraduate: Brown University

    Richard is a leading medical educator in Anesthesia at the University of British Columbia. His extensive background of American Medical programs comes from his rigorous pre-medical training at Brown University. He now specializes in MMI Interview Preparation, Application Consulting for Western Canada, AMCAS and Residency Matching for CaRMS® and ERAS®.

    Dr. Richard Alexander
  • Dermatology & Medical Education
    MMI, Panel & Western Canada Specialist
    CaRMS, ERAS and IMG Specialist
    Medical Doctorate: University of Toronto
    Acceptances: University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, Penn State

    Annie is an all-star when it comes to preparing pre-medical students for American Medical Schools and Ontario Medical Schools. Her acceptance to Dermatology, one of the most competitive CaRMS residency specialties in Canada makes her well poised to assist you with Application and Interview Preparation for all Canadian and American medical schools.

    Dr. Annie Liu
  • Neurology
    CaRMS, ERAS and IMG Senior Consultant
    McGill and MMI Specialists
    Clinical and Basic Research Specialist
    Medical Doctorate: McGill University
    Acceptances: Maryland MD/PhD, McGill MD/PhG, Dartmouth, Wayne States, Queen’s University.

    Jeff is one of the lead medical consulting specialists with an extremely high success rate of medical school acceptance at McGill University. As an MD/PhD, Jeff specializes in clinical and basic science research. He also specializes in preparing students for the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) in Canada and the United States. As an experienced consultant he supports International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and Foreign Trained Physicians with CaRMS and ERAS residency matching.

    Dr. Jeffrey Wieskopf
  • Family Medicine
    MMI & Rural Healthcare Specialist
    CaRMS, ERAS and IMG Senior Consultant
    Medical Doctorate: University of British Columbia

    Robert is a dynamic medical consultant in Family medicine with longstanding expertise in the Multiple Mini Interview. He is heavily involved in medical education and medical student training. He is a valuable contribute to Doctor’s Lounge, evidence based content for aspiring pre-medical students.

    Dr. Robert Dale
  • Medical Consultant

    Acceptances: University of Alberta, McGill.
    Expertise: McGill application (traditional and CEGEP), OMSAS, AMCAS, U of Alberta, joint MD-MBA applications, MMI interviews.

    Future Plans: Tele radiology, medical education.

    As a diagnostic radiology resident at McGill University, I am passionate about medical education, tele health and social entrepreneurship. Judy specializes in McGill applications, both traditional and Med-P.
    Her business background gives her a competitive edge when teaching her students how to make themselves marketable, professional and competitive in medicine.

    Dr. J Cai
  • Dr.Surpreet

    Obstetrical Medicine and Family Medicine
    CaRMS, ERAS and IMG Senior Consultant
    High School Pre-Medical Specialist
    Medical Doctorate: University of Alberta

    Supreet is a practicing family physician passionate about medical education and pre-medical consulting. As a driving force in Western Canada, she has rich experience in residency matching, medical school acceptance and work-life balance. She has perfected interview preparation and can assist students even with the most significant struggles with public speaking. She also specialized in High School Pre-Medical Consulting.

    Dr. Surpreet Maan
  • Clinician Scientist
    Western Canada Specialist
    Medical Doctorate: University of Manitoba

    As an MD/PhD clinician scientist, Chris specializes in advanced medical and clinical research. His particular expertise as a Western Canada specialist is within rural medicine, medical research placements and the Multiple Mini Interview.

    Dr. Christopher Aking
  • Clinician
    OMSAS, MMI and Panel Interview Specialist
    Senior CASPer® Consultant
    Medical Doctorate: University of Ottawa

    Aleks is a seasoned medical consultant specializing in University of Ottawa French Stream and Francophone medical schools. He has specific expertise in the standard panel medical school interview, OMSAS applications and the Multiple Mini Interview. Aleks is passionate about medical education, clinical research and career coaching.

    Dr. Aleksandar Brezar
  • Ophthalmology
    MMI, CASPer® & OMSAS Specialist
    CaRMS, ERAS and IMG Senior Consultant
    Medical Doctorate: University of British Columbia

    Jay Ching is dynamic medical educator with a passion for residency matching, MMI interview preparation and Western Canadian application support. In his ophthalmology practice, he rigorously evaluates trainees and has been an integral part of application and interview screening.

    Dr. Jay Ching Wang
  • Pediatrics
    MMI, CASPer® & Western Canada Specialist
    CaRMS Senior Consultant
    Medical Doctorate: University of Manitoba

    Priya is an engaging medical instructor with specific expertise of Western Canadian medical programs from her training at the University of Manitoba. In her pediatrics practice, she has gained tremendous expertise in training students achieve their best. She specializes in MMI and Panel Interview Preparation, CaRMS® and ERAS® Residency Matching and Western Canadian Applications.

    Dr. Priya Sharma
  • Family Medicine
    MMI, CASPer® & OMSAS Specialist
    CaRMS, ERAS and IMG Senior Consultant
    Medical Doctorate: McMaster University

    Yan is a dynamic family physician with vast experience in CASPer®, MMI and Panel Interview Preparation from his training at McMaster University. He has led Interview Preparation programs assisting students gain successful medical school acceptance to medical schools across Canada.

    Dr. Yan Sim
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    Family Medicine, Western University
    MMI & Panel Experience
    CaRMS Application Experience
    Medical Doctorate: University of Toronto

    Eric is a high achieving academic with both medical research experience and a specific interest in rural medicine with an acceptance to NOSM (Northern Ontario School of Medicine). He specializes in MMI, Healthcare Preparation, Medical Ethics and Rural applicants. Eric has extensive experience counseling pre-medical students with written applications, MMI and Panel interviews.

    Dr. Eric W

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Accepted to McMaster University & University of Ottawa Medicine

“My experience with MedApplications was fantastic! The interview seminar and manual were very instructive regarding specific topics to focus on for the interview and approaches to answering different question types…

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Accepted to Western University Schulich School of Medicine

“I enrolled in a MedApplications Interview seminar one month prior to my first medical school interview opportunity. Before participating in the course, I had very little specific knowledge regarding interview format, question types, emphasis and expectations of the interviewers…

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