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Medical Placements And Observerships


Gaining hospital experience, clinical placements, physician shadowing, doctor observerships and patient contact is difficult. While most medical schools look for clinical and medical experience on your medical school application, many students are unable to pursue these opportunities locally. Many students gain clinical experience in the global health setting abroad, which is often limited to 1-2 weeks. While valuable, global medical exposures do not always relate to North American healthcare practices and healthcare models.

Our diverse network of medical professionals is here to support you in securing medical placements and physician shadowing opportunities. Our number one goal at MedApplications™ is to ensure you are matched to a clinical experience that can add value to your medical school application. Key observerships include: internal medicine, family medicine, general surgery, diagnostic radiology, neurology, gastroenterology, cardiology and pathology.

The process involves the review and submission of your CV, Transcripts and motivations for pursuing a clinical elective. Based on your interests and passions, we then access our database to pair you with an available medical observership. We assist you with the paperwork and observership requirements. Once the shadowing opportunity has been accessed, you will work with your medical coach to prepare. In the preparation phase, we orient you to the upcoming medical shadowing placements, teach you what to expect and how to get the most of your rotation. For pre-medical students interested in practicing rural medicine, we work closely with rural health organizations to facilitate medical placements for students and trainees. If you have a particular area of specialty that you are interested in, we will do our best to fulfill that request.

The MedApplications(TM) Advantage

Our Pre-Medical School Selection Consultation Is Intended to Focus On The Following Core Topics:

1. MD/PhD Clinician Scientists to Support your Placements

2. Medical coaching with real clinical experience

3. Enhance your CV/Resume easily and successfully

4. Build relationships with practicing physicians

5. Network with our diverse staff of medical doctors

What’s Included

Our medical placements:

Medical Placement Interview

Medical Placement Matching

Medical Placement Live Coaching Session

Medical Placement Arrangement

Medical Support Support with your Coach


Our Partners

med school application partners

Our Application Consultants


Our Consultants specialize in your medical school application.

We work with you every step of the way as your personal medical coach. With first-hand experience as practicing medical doctors we know what it takes to achieve success in the medical school admissions process. During application crunch time, we work round the clock to ensure your application is completed to the highest of competitive standards. Find Out More About MedApplications


MedApplications Guarantee


Our Medical Coaches pride ourselves on offering a premium service by leading physicians in medical school preparation. However, if you do not find your consultation useful, or feel that the consultant is not a great fit, you must let your consultant know at the conclusion of your first consultation or review, prior to finishing and we will contact you to arrange another complimentary session or review with a new consultant. See Terms and Conditions


Success Stories

Roxana M

McGill Medicine (MD)

"MedApplications helped me with both my essay preparation which brought me to the big interview and with interview preparation. MedApplication's services provided me with not only an insight of how to tailor an application to bring out the best of my ability but it also gave me the confidence I needed to survive the MMIs.

Jess B

Accepted to UWO Medicine (MD/PhD)

"I enrolled with Med Applications one month before my first interview. I had been preparing for interviews by reading books and discussing questions with friends and family, but I was still nervous and didn’t really know what to expect. I felt so much more comfortable after my session with MedApplications. My instructor was very knowledgeable and catered the session to what I needed work on (as I had both panel and MMI interviews, this was particularly beneficial). It was very useful to cover topics with someone who knew what to expect from an interview and could comment on the quality of my answers. All together the experience was extremely helpful and very reassuring; it significantly calmed my nerves during my interviews. There weren’t any questions I was surprised by in my interviews. I would definitely recommend a session for future students."

K. Y.

O uf T, UBC, McMaster

"I used MedApplications mock interview service because I wanted to practice and receive feedback from a current medical student. I found the mock interview helpful in identifying weaknesses in my answers and improving on them to make them stand out. I would recommend MedApplications to anyone who wants extra preparation to gain confidence for medical school interviews."


U of A

"I went into my first MedApplications session without a clue about what MMI's were or how to prepare for them. After meeting and practising with Eric and Kent, however, I learned all of the tips and skills I needed to ace the interview. They were incredibly knowledgeable and encouraging and their help gave me that extra boost of confidence on interview day. Thanks MedApplications!"

Hana W

University of Ottawa Medicine

“I was accepted at Ottawa which was my ideal school and my only interview. Josh was absolutely wonderful and definitely part of my success! He was very helpful throughout the entire process 🙂


Mother of a High School student for a Pre-Med program

"Hi MedApplications, just to let you know that Isabelle got an offer from University of London St. George’s College. The competition this year was quite challenging. We would like to thank you and Sarah for your contribution to this achievement. Your services are excellent. Please count us among satisfied clients.”

Matthew L.

McMaster University Medicine

"I used the MedApplications seminar and mock interview services before I had my interviews at Queen's and McMaster medical schools, and I couldn't be happier with my decision. Their seminars were incredibly helpful in providing information about the interview process and ways to truly emphasize your best qualities in an interview. Their mock interview session was great as well as it gave me an opportunity to practice my interviewing style with a current medical student! If you are looking for a way to prepare for an interview as important as the ones for medical school, I would definitely recommend MedApplications."


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