My Bio

Hi!

 

My name is Danae and I’m a second-year medical student at the University of Alberta. I grew up in rural, urban, and northern Alberta and have settled in Edmonton for the past few years! Before medical school I completed a BSc in Honors Neuroscience at the UofA and competed for the Varsity Cross-Country and Track and Field teams. I love running and am passionate about maintaining balance and wellness throughout our education journeys. I have leadership and coaching experience through my extracurricular activities as a private French immersion tutor, Study Buddy for Elementary students, and student mentor for Rural High School students.

 

When I was applying to medical school, I remember feeling that my education, research experience, and extracurriculars didn’t appear congruent on paper. One of the most valuable pieces of advice that I received was to present them as my story- to highlight my passions and motivations for each activity. My goal as a coach is to help you do this! I endeavour to help you navigate the complexities of the application process so that you and your unique story can shine through!

 

We will set our goals at the beginning of each session to ensure that we meet your needs and expectations. I will do my best to share all the tips, feedback, and advice that I have gathered along the way. I am happy to chat about advice in general, written application tips, CASPer preparation, and interview practice. Please feel free to reach out with any questions at all!  If you would like to book a session outside of my availability, please contact me and we can arrange for a session that fits both of our schedules. Looking forward to working with you and best of luck!

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5 out of 5
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April 3, 2022
I am always grateful for promptness, Danae emailed me and set up the meeting invitation right away which was great. I appreciated how she shared her experience about nerves and different suggestions on how to manage those. I thought she gave constructive feedback and also helped me build more confidence.
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March 9, 2022
Danae was great! During our session, she was very kind and easy to talk to. She provided great questions, thoughtful feedback, and additional considerations to improve my responses.
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March 5, 2022
Danae was absolutely incredible! She asked me about my expectations for the session and provided very helpful tips before we got into everything. She also had practice MMI questions ready to go and provided extremely useful feedback to improve my responses. Highly recommend!! Thank you Danae!! 🙂
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February 22, 2022
Danae is very kind and encouraging. We did practice questions and chatted about strategy, it was a great way to start practicing MMI questions in a low stakes environment. I feel my confidence has improved after our session and I have specific goals to work on.
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February 14, 2022
Danae is a very helpful and insightful coach and I am really grateful for all of her help! She works with you to identify points you can work on and is super friendly and approachable! She is kind and compassionate while also being honest and upfront when sharing constructive feedback and I felt comfortable and more confident with the material we discussed. Nothing but great things to say!
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