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Medical School Interviews

Competitiveness Review Phase 1

Making a career change towards medicine is an exciting yet challenging decision facing many professionals interested in becoming a doctor. Many mature medical school applicants bring a wealth of personal and career experience that is well suited to the successful practice of medicine. However, the ever changing landscape of medical school poses significant challenges in gaining medical school acceptance. While life and professional career experiences are important, there is an inherent strategy and evidence based approach our medical doctors at MedApplications™ utilize to enhance your likelihood at success.

Our medical doctors take a comprehensive approach in establishing whether pursuing medicine is a real possibility given your academic and non-academic criteria. We cast a broad net in evaluating your eligibility within Canadian medical schools, American medical schools and International medical schools.

One of the most important questions mature applicants ask us is “Am I a competitive medical school applicant?”. Our Competitiveness review program is intended to answer this key questions. While many applicants feel their life and career experience is directly translatable to the field of medicine, it is important to rigorously review all academic and non-academic criteria according to the lens of a medical school admissions committee.
We carefully review medical school options in the United States, Canada and Internationally to ensure you are aware of all possibilities. We then work with you to choose specific medical schools based on your Resume, GPA and MCAT score to ensure a high likelihood of success. Based on our assessment, you receive a customize competitiveness report and recommendations for application.

McGill Notes That….

“Successful NTP applicants will be admitted to a Qualifying Year (QY) to be undertaken chiefly in the Faculty of Science. NTP students in the QY Year must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5, with no grades lower than a B in order to continue on into the 4-year M.D.,C.M. program. Non Traditional Pathway candidates who have received an offer of admission and who seek an exemption from the QY can choose to submit an MCAT score (2015 exam or later) with a min 70%tile score on each of the 4 sections, or update all their prerequisites (either at CEGEP, university, or through a distance education university program).”

Non-Traditional Pathway

As an example of an innovative medical school stream for mature applicants, the Non-traditional pathway (NTP) for applicants at McGill University offers streamlined applications for mature applicants interest in a career change.

MedApplications Non-Traditional Applicants

Our Non-Traditional Applicant Competitiveness Review is Intended to Focus On The Following Core Topics:

Review of current Resume/CV and Candidate Profile

Review of educational credentials and transcripts

Review of medical course pre-requisites

Assessment of experience applicability to medicine

Review of medical school options in North American and Internationally

Action plan to achieve medical school admissions

What’s Included

Features included with our Medical School Applicants:

Live Consultation and Strategy Session with Medical Advisor (60 Minutes)

Detailed review of Educational Credentials

Detailed review of Employment Experience

Review of cumulative GPA, MCAT score and CV/Resume

Detailed review of medical school pre-requisites

Comprehensive review of Letters of Reference

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Non-Traditional Medical School Applicants

  • Step 1: Live Consultation: Competitiveness Review with Medical Advisor

    • Comprehensive Review of Transcripts and Courses
    • Comprehensive Review of Current Resume
    • Comprehensive Review of Medical School Pathways
    • Comprehensive Review of Residency Matching Options
  • Step 2: Candidate Profile Review

    • Comprehensive Review of Extra-Curriculars, Volunteer, Research and Letters of Recommendation
    • Review of MCAT Scores, Application of GPA Algorithms and Cutoffs
    • Outline of Non-traditional pathways for mature applicants
  • Step 3: Competitiveness Report

    • In collaboration with your consultant, complete a comprehensive interview to detail current awards, activities and accomplishments to date
    • Develop a running list of medical schools for application consideration
    • Review action plan timeline and medical school application strategy
  • Step 4: Medical School Selection

    • Detail Canadian, American and International Medical Schools
    • Apply current medical candidate profile to anticipated medical school standards
    • Create short list of Canadian, American and International Medical Schools
  • Step 5: Strategic Planning

    • Create action plan to achieve medical school acceptance at select medical schools
    • Incorporate learned content into augmenting CV/Resume
    • Revise pre-requisite courses, scholarship applications and studentships



Total Timeframe 2-4 Business Days* (Note, all strategy sessions and mock interviews are unique and are scheduled on an individual basis. Rush services available if required. Timing of individual sessions also depend on client’s availability and interview style. Our medical coaches will advise if additional preparation sessions are indicated for a successful result).

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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


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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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