My Bio



Hello! I am currently operating a solo practice as a primary care psychotherapist in Toronto, Ontario. I'm originally from rural Nova Scotia.


Prior to medicine, I worked in many different fields - optometry, first aid instruction, life insurance, personal training, private tutoring, and home care. My undergraduate degree is in psychology. I applied to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine as a mature applicant and was accepted on my first try; I then graduated in 2018.


I matched into Anatomical Pathology but switched specialties after my first year; as such, I have been through the CaRMS process multiple times. I completed my training in Family Medicine in 2021 and am currently pursuing additional training in Practical Dermatology through Cardiff University.


As a person with indigenous heritage, I have been committed to giving back to the communities whose support was integral to becoming the physician I am today.


I've been coaching with MedCoach since 2015 and have helped many students achieve admission to medical school and successfully navigate the CaRMS interviews. It would be a pleasure to help you do the same!

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May 13, 2022
I had the pleasure of working with Allyson for my MMI preparation and could not have been any happier with the help I received. She is kind and very knowledgeable. She gives real applicable advice and always gave me constructive criticism and pointed out the positives in my answers. I highly recommend her as a coach. I will forever be grateful to Allyson!
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January 29, 2022
Allyson is an amazing coach. She helped me with my MMI prep and I really appreciate her helpful and encouraging feedback. She provided me with many new perspectives and avenues to explore in my responses. I would highly recommend her as a coach!
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January 6, 2022
Allyson is an awesome coach. She knows very well her job. I had a wonderful experience with her for my MMI. Her feedbacks and advices helped me a lot. I would highly recommend her for your MMI.
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October 16, 2021
Allyson helped me review my initial application to medical school back in the Fall last year, and also coached me through two interview practice sessions this year. She was really approachable and encouraging as a coach, and offered helpful feedback during each of our meetings. I would recommend her to anyone looking for help with the application process! Thank you again =)
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October 16, 2021
I booked multiple sessions with Allyson and she is amazing. She is gives a lot of feedback but is also very encouraging! If you have the opportunity to work with her I would highly recommend her. I had initially booked sessions with a couple of coaches and she is BY FAR the best coach I have ever had!
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