Pre-Med

Resources for pre-med students applying to medical school this year, next year, or just curious about what it will take to apply someday.

  • The science of music for med students

    The science of music for med students

    The positive effects that music has on the human brain are well-documented, so could it really help you get better grades?

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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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  • 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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  • How Are You Going to Pay for Med School?

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  • Undergraduate summer: Research or relaxation?

    Undergraduate summer: Research or relaxation?

    All your questions about whether or not to research, answered by someone who’s been there before

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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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  • 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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  • You got in! Now what?

    You got in! Now what?

    On June 4th 2019, we hosted our first ever live webinar, all about helping the incoming class of med students understand what medical school will *really* be like.

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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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  • Nutrition wellness

    Nutrition wellness

    PODCAST - In this episode, Morgan introduces Rebecca who, after speaking with local dieticians, nutritionists, and other experts in the field of health and wellness, shares some tips and tricks...

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  • We're going mobile!

    We're going mobile!

    onboardMD is getting ready to launch a new mobile app that will empower med students, residents and new-to-practice physicians across Canada...

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  • Financing your education

    Financing your education

    When you hear talk of the steep price of a medical degree and the huge debt load you can expect after graduation, keep it in perspective. This may be a common experience, but it is not shared...

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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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  • Reducing your debt: Key questions and answers

    Reducing your debt: Key questions and answers

    To help make your debt-reduction goals possible, here are some frequently asked questions that relate to debt and repayment plans, as well as how your credit history may be impacted.

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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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  • Student debt: Only borrow what you need

    Student debt: Only borrow what you need

    Embarking on a career in medicine is both exciting and rewarding. It can also leave you with a high level of debt after graduation if you’re not careful with managing your expenses and borrowing...

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