Med Student

Resources for medical students, from first year students curious about what's next, to final year students getting ready to graduate and move onto residency.

  • Back to life, back to reality

    Back to life, back to reality

    Get your head back in the medical game with some tips, advice, and guidance from the experts.

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  • Doctors and students share their tips on starting the first year of medical school right

    Doctors and students share their tips on starting the first year of medical school right

    The start of the school year is just around the corner. If you’re an incoming first-year medical student, you are likely feeling a combination of nerves and excitement.

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  • Is a Return of Service Program right for you?

    Is a Return of Service Program right for you?

    A program like this can help to ease the burden of repaying your loans — but only if you’re prepared to make a long-term commitment.

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  • How Are You Going to Pay for Med School?

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  • Explore the new onboardMD app!

    Explore the new onboardMD app!

    A look at all the new features and functionality that are going to make your medical journey simpler than ever

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  • How to conquer imposter syndrome in medical school and beyond

    How to conquer imposter syndrome in medical school and beyond

    Dr. Nancy Yen Shipley, an orthopaedic surgeon and public speaker, has written that when she was in medical school, she was haunted by a voice in her head that would tell her, “They are going to...

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  • What you need to know about government student grants and loans

    What you need to know about government student grants and loans

    If you’re like most medical students, you’ll need to borrow to complete your studies. In 2019, the median debt for Canadian medical school graduates was $100,000 — with 42% saying...

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  • Want a quick escape from your rounds?

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  • Rent or buy: What to think about before you decide

    Rent or buy: What to think about before you decide

    Are you a medical resident or new-to-practice physician wrestling with the question of whether to buy a home? Are you a medical resident or new-to-practice physician wrestling with the qu

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  • The 10 best beach reads for med students

    The 10 best beach reads for med students

    Here are the page-turners that will keep you in a medical state of mind while you’re relaxing this summer.

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  • Best of the web: Make the most out of your summer

    Best of the web: Make the most out of your summer

    Summer is the typical time to slow down, take vacation with family, reconnect with friends and soak up the sun – and as most Canadians know, it’s too short.

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  • How should med students spend their summers?

    How should med students spend their summers?

    To chill or not to chill—we break down the dilemma of how to make the most of your summer.

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  • Financing medical school and residency: Understanding your borrowing options

    Financing medical school and residency: Understanding your borrowing options

    Top things you need to know about borrowing Many medical students and residents need to borrow funds to get through their training, often using government student loans or a line of...

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  • The ultimate guide to financing your medical school education

    The ultimate guide to financing your medical school education

    Paying for medical school can be expensive. Learn about government student loans and student lines of credit.

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  • What advice would you give to a new medical student?2:29

    What advice would you give to a new medical student?

    While at the Canadian Federation of Medical Students Spring General Meeting, we asked current medical students what advice they would give to new students as they begin their journey?

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  • What do you wish someone told you before your first day of medical school?2:22

    What do you wish someone told you before your first day of medical school?

    While at the Canadian Federation of Medical Students Spring General Meeting, we asked current medical students what piece of advice they wish they had prior to starting medical school?

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  • Who was the first person you told when you got your medical school acceptance letter?1:57

    Who was the first person you told when you got your medical school acceptance letter?

    While at the Canadian Federation of Medical Students Spring General Meeting, we asked current medical students who was the first person they told when they found out they got into medical school?

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  • Where were you when you found out you got into medical school?1:56

    Where were you when you found out you got into medical school?

    While at the Canadian Federation of Medical Students Spring General Meeting, we asked current medical students where they were when they found out they got into medical school?

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  • Congratulations! You’ve gotten into medical school0:37

    Congratulations! You’ve gotten into medical school

    Congratulations on getting into medical school, from the Canadian Federation of Medical Students and OnBoardMD.

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  • 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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  • 5 Questions you should ask about medical school debt

    5 Questions you should ask about medical school debt

    Most medical students expect to incur debt by the end of their education. Depending on the amount of money you owe, the debt can be a source of stress and may influence your career choices.

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  • Med students: Getting ready to file your 2018 tax return

    Med students: Getting ready to file your 2018 tax return

    Millions of Canadians are preparing to file their annual tax returns by the April 30 due date, and if you’re a med student with little or no income, you may think there’s no need to...

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