The 9th Annual Medical School Crash Course

The 9th Medical School Crash Course at the University of Toronto will be on Saturday May 7, 2016.

The annual event is much larger than the campus visits bringing together hundreds of prospective medical students from around Ontario and Canada as a whole.

This year, we have a great presentation line-up.  Speaking on behalf of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine we’ll have the Associate Registrar from Enrollment Management.  We’ll also have our U of T Medical Student / Physician panel on hand to answer your questions.  The Princeton Review will discuss the MCAT, course options and strategies when tackling the various sections.  Finally, the Associate Director of Canadian Admissions from St. George’s University will discuss the opportunities to complete your medical education abroad.

Parents and students are welcome to attend and attendance is free with advanced registration: HERE. Pizza lunch will be provided.

We are currently working out the logistics of having a live webcast for a portion of the event with video archive available afterwards.  If you’d like access to the video – please register at the link above.

Space is limited by the room capacity – so admission will be based on registration.

Date: Saturday May 7, 2016

Time: 10 am – 4pm

Location: Mechanical Engineering Building, University of Toronto: Room 102. (5 Kings College Road, Toronto, ON)

Cost: Free! with registration HERE.

Guelph and WLU in the same night?!

Our friends at FOSSA (at WLU) and the University of Guelph Premed Society have invited the Medical School Crash Course to present at their campuses.  So we’re doing back to back presentations on the same night!

On Wednesday January 27 we’re starting at the University of Guelph at 5:30pm.  Afterwards, we’re heading over to Wilfrid Laurier University to do it one more time at 7pm.

Rooms are in the process of being finalized but this will include our usual Crash Course with international opportunities, MCAT strategies and how to optimize your application.

Please pre-register for either event here – CLICK ME to REGISTER!


Queen’s Here Comes the Winter Tour!

Is your new years resolution to get into medical school?  Probably not – probably part of a long term goal you’ve been thinking about for aw while.  If you’re at Queen’s University, we’re bringing our tried and tested campus seminar to you on Thursday January 21 at 5pm in Botterell Hall B139.

Register for the event here: CLICK ME to REGISTER



2016 International Medical School Fair – University of Toronto Edition

Looking for an opportunity to explore your options to study medicine abroad? This is your chance!

Hosted in conjunction with the Human Biology Students’ Union, we’re bringing in representatives from all over the world for you to meet and learn about your options internationally.

We’re also giving away FREE timbits and the chance to win 50% off of a Princeton Review MCAT prep course.

As always, this event is free to attend!

Location: Medical Science Building – University of Toronto, St. George Campus.  Stone Lobby.

Time: 11am -3pm

Date: Wednesday January 20, 2016

Cost – FREE! Including Free Timbits!

You can have two chances to win the 50% coupon if you pre-register for the event here:


Interview Bootcamp! Free Event!

Hey everyone!

Interview season is in full swing! Coupled with the holidays, it makes for an exciting (aka anxious) time for prospective medical students and their families.

Preparing for medical school interviews is stressful – it’s difficult to know (a) how to prepare and (b) what a good answer sounds like.  It’s also difficult for all students to find physicians or medical students who are familiar with the newer models of interviewing such as Modified Personal Interview (MPI), the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) or Panel Interviews.

We here at the Medical School Crash Course have planned a 1 day Medical School Interview Bootcamp in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Sunday January 24, 2016.  The one day event will feature medical students from the University of Toronto and physicians who have collectively interviewed over 1500+ medical school candidates.  The day will include interview strategies and techniques, as well as an opportunity to work with the medical students in a panel and break-out sessions.

As an added bonus – for those who can’t attend – the strategies and panel sessions will be available via webcast.  To participate in the small-group break-out session, attendance will be required.

There are prep companies who charge (crazy prices) for a similar session BUT we recognize you’re students and therefore embody the statement “great minds, with great debts”.  We’re proud to offer the Medical School Crash Course: Interview Bootcamp for FREE to those who register in advance – CLICK ME! 

Space is extremely limited and is expected to be in high demand for this unique opportunity.  ALL students are welcome to attend – irrespective of their School and/or Year or study; however, registration preference will be given on a “first come, first served” basis and to 3rd and 4th year students. Students interested in viewing the webcast will need to register in advance to be given access to the link.

Date: Sunday January 24, 2016

Location: University of Toronto; Room – TBD

Time: 10:00am – 3:00 pm

Cost: Free

Pre-Registration (required):  HERE





The Next Two Medical School Crash Courses! Saskatoon and Halifax!

We’ve had tremendous success visiting universities across campus, talking about medical school and the different steps to success! The next round of events is coming up soon…Saskatoon and Halifax, I’m looking at you!

Register here: CLICK ME TO REGISTER!!

Saskatoon will be on Thursday November 19 in the ARTS 241 building from 6- 9pm.  This will be an exciting event that includes speakers from the University of Saskatoon School of Medicine.  As well as The Princeton Review and St. George’s University.  Special thanks to the UofS pre-med society for coordinating this event!

The Halifax Edition will be on Tuesday November 24 in Loyola 179 from 7-9pm.  We’ll have the same 4 components of any medical school application presentation that has been seen across Canada, as well as our friends at The Princeton Review and St. George’s University in attendance.

Stay tuned for an exclusive medical school interview workshop announcement in the near future! One of the best opportunities to prepare for an upcoming round of interviews!

Look forward to seeing you out there!

First Stop – Ryerson University!

Hey Ryerson, I’m looking at you!

After some strong work by the Ryerson Pre-Med Executive, the kick-off destination for this fall’s Coast2Coast Tour is Ryerson University on Thursday Sept 17 at 6:30pm at the Thomas Lounge.  We’re brining along Princeton Review and St. George’s University for an informative 2 hour presentation about getting into medical school, the MCAT and alternative options!

Register for the event here – CLICK ME to REGISTER

Brock University! We’re coming to You!

One of the first stops on this fall’s Coast – 2 – Coast Tour!

We’re bringing a 2 hour slimmed down version of the Medical School Crash Course to you with our friends at the Brock U Pre-Med Club.  In the two hours we’ll talk about the 4 key components to any medical school application, we’ll run through the recent admission numbers and then we’ll hand it off to Princeton Review to talk about the new MCAT and how to ace it.  Finally, the new Associate Director of Canadian Admissions – Dr. Ben Robinson will be there to discuss your options of going abroad. All in 2 hours and all totally free! 

Pre – register ahead of time at the following link: CLICK ME!


2015 Medical School Crash Course – At Capacity!

Thank you for registering for the 2015 Toronto Medical School Crash Course.


As a reminder, the Crash Course is THIS Saturday May 30 from 10am – 4pm.
It will be held at the University of Toronto in the Medical Sciences Building, Room 3153; located at 1 King’s College Circle.  Parking is available on the UofT campus for $10 / day – more information please visit: .  It is also accessible via the TTC – the closest stop is the Queen’s Park Subway station.
Please note that we have reached our capacity for this year’s Crash Course. As we are constrained by the room’s capacity, when possible, we’d appreciate if 1 rather than 2 parents could attend so that there is adequate room for all students.  Please keep in mind that we will be planning another Crash Course later in the summer.
 We will begin seating for the event at 9:30 am – as stated above, space is limited, so please arrive early to ensure adequate seating. I personally don’t want to waste your time or inconvenience you if we’re left with standing room only -just recognize that it is a possibility.
For those of you who are affiliated with student organizations at your campus – please get in touch! We can offer similar programs at your institution either during the summer or coming school year.
This will be a great Crash Course and a day full of information about your future application to medical school.
See you then!

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