From high school to medical school
It is never too early to start your successful medical school application! ​Medical schools ask you to list activities going back to age 16 or grade 11 in your application. 
Through the years we saw that those students who start preparing for med school from the last two years of high school are consistently more successful. They maximize their chance of success, have more scholarships, higher impact extracurricular activities, they chose the right courses and university programs, have better academic success, and a much less stress level when the time to apply to med school comes! 
Poor major/minor selection and course selection of first year and beyond can impact negatively your GPA or can restrict the number of schools you can apply. Let us give you the tools to succeed in your dream! 

What we offer:
  • Academic consultation prior to enrollment in university to select programs and courses and plan medical school pre-requisite and graduation requirements course checklist that will maximize your GPA and better prepare you for MCAT
  • ​QuARMS application advising
  • Irish, UK, EU, Australian schools application advising (essay editing, building of credentials to be competitive, interview preparation) 
  • Resume building programs (participation in organization of the International conference "Models of Human Diseases", "Global Health and Medical Education for the 21st century", other workshops and seminars, disease awareness campaigns, science fair competitions, etc.)
  • "Med school" summer camp filled with useful information, great resume building activity, and fun
  • Selection of extracurricular activities, research, work, and volunteer activities
  • Guidance in applying for scholarships and summer research programs
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High school students participate in Science Rendezvous activities at University of Toronto

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High school students participate in organization of the International Conference Models of Human Diseases and seminars

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SUCCESS STORIES

DANE 
Schulich Leader Scholarship,U of Western Ontario,QuARMS short list

ETAN 
RCSI Med School, QuARMS short list

ROMI 
QuARMS short list

NEHA 
 MHD team leader high school
Silver medalist at York region science fair with a poster on Thalassemia rodent models of diseases.





Pathways to medicine

1. Direct acceptance into medical schools- Medical Education Advising 1 year 92 credit pre-med program with direct admission into medical school​​ or transfer into the 3rd year BSc. in USA

With increased competition for medical schools in Canada and USA more and more high school students and parents prospect the opportunity of going from high school directly to med school. While for many Canadian students this is just a dream, for most medical schools in Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, and elsewhere this is the norm!

Medical Education Advising created the best premed program in Ontario and the only postbaccalaureate program in Canada. We offer an intensive premed program (92 credits) in a year in Toronto. This bridge program enables mature high school students who are committed to a career in medicine to transition from high school directly into partner medical schools. Some offer our graduates dual degrees BSc/MD with no additional cost or time. 

Our pre-medical program offers all pre-requisite individual courses accepted by top medical schools in Canada, USA, and abroad. We also have a transfer program into a 3rd year BSc. in USA that ensures best chances of applying back to Canadian and to many American schools.

​2. Canadian med school programs

  •  Queen's University Pre-Medical Program QuARMS offers 10 exceptional high school students a unique 2-year undergraduate educational opportunity that prepares them for direct entry into Queen’s medical school.

  • CEGEP/Med-P Programs (McGill U, Quebec)

Pre-requisite courses are different for each Canadian school, and you need to know them when you enrol in an undergraduate program. GPA and MCAT cut-offs are also different and increase every year. 



3. US medical schools

There are about 75 American medical schools that offer a combined BS/MD program for students applying from high school that lasts 6-9 years. In general tuition costs are higher than Canadian medical schools. These programs are extremely competitive and are usually for US students

A number of US medical school accept out of state or international students who have an undergraduate degree. Most US schools have very strict prerequisite, but have larger ranges of GPA and MCAT cut-offs. We will help you identify those schools that match your interest and qualification and narrow down your options. 

4. International Medical Schools

Every international school has their own admission requirements and training. Off shore medical schools in Caribbean Islands offer a combined program with half of the study time in the island and clinical rotations in USA, UK, and Canada and use the American curriculum. Many European schools take student directly from high school but have a 6 year program (UK, Ireland, Australia, Poland, etc.).

With over 60 off shore medical schools listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED), the Caribbean region is the preferred destination for US and Canadian students seeking alternatives to North American medical schools. The quality, fee, success rate varies from school to school. For our premed program we have selected only schools recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and listed in IMED -Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER).
 
By attending a medical school outside of Canada and the U.S. you will be considered an IMG upon returning to Canada. Students write the USMLE (step  1-3) and can match there for residency. You can also match in Canada but you have first to pass the USMLE and then the Canadian licensing exams. Some off shore schools require MCAT and have quite competitive GPA requirements.
             
Things to consider in an international school:
  • Professional Certification
  • Accreditation by the World Health Organization
  • GPA, exam requirements
  • Faculty
  • USMLE passing rate
  • Residency matching success and suppoty
  • Location
  • International student loans/OSAP
  • Scholarships
  • Travel time and accessibility
  • Tuition and living expenses
  • Campus
  • Student life/Housing
  • Family/Child services
  • Jobs for spouses

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