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Accepted From: BHSc. (Hons.) Global Health Specialization

 Application Experience: 

McMaster University, University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, University of Western Ontario

Interview Experience: 

McMaster University, University of Ottawa

Area of Expertise:

Interview coaching (specifically MMI) and CASPer Test.

Coach Bio

Location: Mississauga / Hamilton, ON

Language: English 

Hi all! My name is Manasi and I am a first-year medical student at McMaster University. I have a Bachelor of Health Sciences with a specialization in Global Health from McMaster University. Through my years at McMaster, I was a part of the varsity rowing team, founded a club the McMaster Public Health Association and was a peer tutor for a second year Biochemistry and Cellular Biology course. Specifically, I have taken courses such as communications skills and group process and group dynamics enabling me to connect with a variety of individuals and help you succeed in your interviews! I also have a background in debate since high school and have mentored students in public speaking as well. My teaching philosophy is simple, I want to help you become the best you, you can be!

I understand that the medical school application process can be daunting, having gone through it twice I am aware of the changes I made to be successful the second time around. The biggest change was asking for help during the process when needed. It is hard to prep for interviews or the CASPer test on your own and hence alongside some peers we set up a local practice group that met bi-weekly and I also was a part of the MedCoach Weekly MMI program during interview season. Practicing with another individual is so vital as it provides you with a lot of insight into other means of approaching a prompt and can also help identify nuances in your speech that may not be visible to you.

My current interests in the field of medicine are broad and will hopefully becoming more specialized as I traverse through medical school. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, kayaking and being out in nature. I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you throughout your journey!

Scheduling:
As of now, I am quite flexible and if the times posted do not work for you, please feel free to message me and we can figure out another mutually convenient time.

12 thoughts on “Manasi – McMaster

  1. justin.whitaker90 says:

    Manasi is polite, kind and very understanding of an applicant’s needs.

    I had one CASPER prep session and it was very helpful. Manasi gave many tips and walked through each aspect of the CASPER exam, line by line.

    She gave personalized feedback on a CASPER exam I had written with Med Coach (Exam #2).

    I highly recommend her for your CASPER preparation. Come interview season, I’m sure she would be a fantastic resource for further coaching.

    Justin

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  2. YA says:

    Manasi has deep understanding of the categories of questions that are likely to be asked on the MMI. Her easy to follow breakdown of the answers that need to follow each type of question, and the proper structure for each answer has been most helpful. I also really enjoyed her personalized feedback after each session. She is a great coach and one that I highly recommend.

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  3. sidrah.laldin says:

    I recruited Manasi’s help in preparing for the MMI interview. She is an incredible resource of information and techniques to improve your interview presentation. She provided insightful and personalized remarks that helped me push my presentation / interview skills to the next level. We did a lot of acting based scenarios, which I was at first quite intimidated with. However, with her support I got better and more confident with my presentation. She was also incredible in providing me support a day before the interview and served as a great resource throughout the interview preparation process. I highly recommend her!

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  4. LJ says:

    Manasi is an excellent interview coach! She prepares very realistic scenarios that are similar to the style of questions that you would actually get in an MMI. She did a great job of exploring all perspectives that could be taken in MMI scenarios when providing feedback so you know exactly what you missed/need to improve upon in your answers. She is especially helpful with preparing for personal/panel-style interview questions and gives great examples/advice on how to improve your answers so that you can communicate your personal qualities effectively during interviews. As a medical school re-applicant who was rejected post-interview last year, I left my interview this year feeling so much more confident and well-prepared as a result of the support and coaching that I received from Manasi. I would highly recommend Manasi to anyone who is going through the medical school interview process!

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  5. annita.velasque says:

    Manasi has been extremely helpful in preparing me for my interview. Her feedback is always constructive. Even when she believes my answer was good, she tries to find ways in which I can improve. She has also been flexible with scheduling and available when I needed. Thank you so much, Manasi!

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  6. marcuzza says:

    I had an incredible experience preparing for the MMI with Manasi. She was always engaged during our meetings and paid close attention while listening to my responses. Her feedback was constructive, insightful, and relevant to the specific station I was tackling. She remained supportive over the weeks I worked with her and her comments always felt genuine. Manasi did a great job putting together a set representative questions. Ultimately, she helped me feel much more confident on the day of my interview.

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  7. ST says:

    It was great working with Manasi in preparing for the MMI – I could not have had a better experience! I found her questions and feedback to be incredibly helpful, especially as some focused on the nuances of presentation and not just the content itself. Would recommend to anyone considering Mac. Thanks again Manasi!

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  8. chocolate_lover says:

    Manasi is an excellent coach. She is knowledgeable about Casper and is very prepared for the sessions. What I enjoy the most is that she is very honest in her feedbacks, which enabled me to objectively face my limitations and helped me to improve beyond an average, decent answer. She knows the direction of thinking to answer Casper questions well, and knows how to communicate her logic clearly. And lastly, she is really nice and is flexible in her schedule to accommodate the students. Really enjoyed her mentorship!

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  9. Rachel says:

    Manasi is a gem and I really appreciated having her as a coach for CASPer! She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful – from sharing her tips for the exams to providing me with constructive feedback, she was always really encouraging and gave valuable advice on how to improve my skills and performance. Generous and honest with her wisdom and experience, she diligently taught me how to approach different types of CASPer questions and develop my own unique voice in answering them efficiently and effectively. Manasi is a really friendly and easygoing coach and person who I hope to work with come interview season as well! 🙂

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  10. karyssah says:

    Manasi is a patient, kind, and understanding person. She is compassionate, and is able to meet you wherever you are in the process. I met with her a few times for MMI interview prep before my interview at Mac, and she truly helped me refine my framework while delivering my thoughts cohesively. She always came prepared with an agenda based on what I told her I felt were my weaknesses and she gave me an idea of what the interview process is like, which definitely prevented me from going in unprepared and doe-eyed. Great coach. Thanks for all your help Manasi!

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  11. Nadia says:

    Manasi was a fantastic coach for MMI prep! She quickly identified areas of strengths and weaknesses and provided targeted and effective feedback in areas requiring improvement. She created a study plan and was always prepared for each of our sessions. She provided a number of helpful resources, ran through multiple practice scenarios and provided detailed feedback on each one of my answers. She even met up with me in person to run mock MMI stations ahead of my interview (pre-COVID). Her insight into the interview process and knowledge of logistical aspects of the MMI really helped me feel prepared and confident on the day of my interview. She was great at accommodating my work schedule and delivering efficient preparation sessions given my limited availability. Highly recommend!!

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  12. Tera says:

    Manasi is an incredible coach and I am really grateful for all of her help! I used her expertise for application advice/editing and CASPer prep, and hope to consult with her again for interviews. She is very insightful and always went above and beyond for all of our sessions to ensure I felt comfortable with the material we discussed. She is kind and compassionate while also being honest and upfront when sharing constructive feedback. Manasi is very thorough and always followed up with me if I had any questions she was unsure about in a session. Her coaching style is exactly what I was looking for and it is very evident how much she cares about her students! Thank you so much Manasi for guiding me through this experience!

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