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A quick escape from your rounds - onboardMD Magazine brings you real-life stories from students, residents and doctors, just like you. Magazine aims to provide you with the inspiration and confidence to seek and deliver on the best version of you, keeping you on the right track and making good choices for your future in medicine.

  • The Hidden Curriculum of Medicine

    The Hidden Curriculum of Medicine

    GUEST BLOG - There is an aspect of medicine you may or may not be aware of, known as the hidden curriculum (HC). What is the HC? It is all the aspects of medicine that are not formally taught...

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  • Q&A with Dr. Ian Auld, Head Physician for the Calgary Flames

    Q&A with Dr. Ian Auld, Head Physician for the Calgary Flames

    Find out what life is really like for a physician in the world of pro sports—in the clinic, at the rink, and on the road.

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  • Building a Bridge to Health

    Building a Bridge to Health

    How helping underserved communities in rural Africa gave a young doctor new perspective—and a new purpose.

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  • Your path from pre-med to medical school, residency and into practice

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  • The Transition Experience: Dr. Simon Moore

    The Transition Experience: Dr. Simon Moore

    Diversity, balance, and freedom—how one doctor found the practice that gave him everything he needed.

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  • Our Top 5 Most Popular Posts of 2018

    Our Top 5 Most Popular Posts of 2018

    Your favourite stories, profiles, and articles from onboardMD Magazine’s first year

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  • The Power of a Soccer Ball

    The Power of a Soccer Ball

    How the biggest changes can start with the smallest things.

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  • Future Leaders Profile: Frank Battaglia

    Future Leaders Profile: Frank Battaglia

    To say that Frank Battaglia grew up with close family ties is an understatement—with 36 family members living just a few kilometers away from one another in the small town of Stoney Creek, ON...

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  • Strong on the Pitch, Student on the Sidelines

    Strong on the Pitch, Student on the Sidelines

    How playing soccer for Team Canada became a vital part of my medical education. As far back as I can remember, I’ve played soccer. I had pretty good grades in high school, and, after graduating, I...

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  • Future Leaders Profile: Linda Lam

    Future Leaders Profile: Linda Lam

    Medicine occupies a unique place at the intersection of the sciences and humanities—and that’s precisely what drew Linda Lam to med school.

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  • Terrifying Halloween Tales  (that only med students will be scared by)

    Terrifying Halloween Tales (that only med students will be scared by)

    It’s only October, and you’re probably already feeling like the academic year has gotten away from you. All those promises to keep up with the material? Broken. Maintaining a healthy balance...

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  • A Story of Football (Soccer), Medicine, and Family

    A Story of Football (Soccer), Medicine, and Family

    How life can shape you into a better doctor and a better human being.

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  • Future Leaders Profile: Stephanie Gill

    Future Leaders Profile: Stephanie Gill

    As far back as she can remember, Stephanie Gill always had the same answer when someone asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up: a doctor.

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  • Future Leaders Profile: Jenna Smith-Forrester

    Future Leaders Profile: Jenna Smith-Forrester

    Quality improvement (QI) isn’t something that comes immediately to mind when students and young physicians think about how they can make a difference in the world of medicine.

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  • The Best of the Internet: Back to School Edition

    The Best of the Internet: Back to School Edition

    News, tips, and tools to get you ready for another successful semester The weather is getting cooler. The leaves are starting to change. The excitement – and anxiety – is starting to build. That...

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  • Future Leaders Profile: Yaeesh Sardiwalla

    Future Leaders Profile: Yaeesh Sardiwalla

    The sense of trust between patients and doctors is something that Yaeesh Sardiwalla, a fourth-year medical student at Dalhousie University, thinks about a lot.

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  • How soccer can unite the world

    How soccer can unite the world

    From improving health and wellbeing, to bringing cultures together, the sport of soccer has the power to change things for the better. The chill in the spine as you stand on the pitch wearing a...

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  • Top 5 most popular posts this month

    Top 5 most popular posts this month

    Information, insights, and inspiration to simplify your complicated life Sometimes the best way to take care of your patients is to take care of yourself.

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  • Out of the classroom, into the community

    Out of the classroom, into the community

    How finding time for real-world experiences can make you a better doctor. With our first year of Medical School at Dalhousie behind us, we were excited. New clinical experiences lay ahead of us....

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  • Football dreams do come true

    Football dreams do come true

    A doctor’s journey from Cairo to Team Canada. Growing up in the suburbs of Cairo, Egypt, football was an integral part of our lives. The kids in my neighbourhood played, watched, ate, and breathed...

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  • Put your best self forward

    Put your best self forward

    The simple secret to conquering the MMI and getting into medical school From start to finish, applying to medical school is a stressful process—but there’s nothing that makes an applicant’s blood...

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