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Accepted From: BsC

 

Interview Experience:

University of Alberta
University of Calgary
University of Toronto (MD, and combined MD/PhD)
University of Ottawa (MD, and combined MD/PhD)
McGill University (MD, and combined MD/PhD)

Coach Bio

Hi there!

My name is Richard and I’m a medical student at the University of Alberta. I was born and raised in Edmonton and recently graduated with a BSc Honors in Pharmacology from the UofA amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. I have a passion for research and went thorough my degree thinking that’s what I would do as my career! However, I realized medicine would allow me to do clinical research and apply science to directly improve the lives of others. I have extensive coaching and leadership experience through my extracurricular activities. I have coached skiing at a national level for the past 4 years and work as a shift leader in the Canadian Ski Patrol. I also used to play piano competitively but now use my skills to make a positive impact in my community such as by playing at various retirement homes. Ultimately, I love working with others and want to empower others meet their goals.

 

What was special about my medical school admissions journey was that I have applied before, and during the pandemic, as well as having interviewed both in person and virtually. I was also fortunate enough to interview at many universities across Canada allowing me to have experienced many interview formats such as the MMI, panel, and everything in-between! It can be overwhelming preparing for virtual interviews or knowing how to tailor your application to your experiences during this unprecedented pandemic. With my experience, I’ll be able to provide some insight and tips to navigate these challenges of the application and interview. Additionally, I have been immersed heavily in research and been part of peer-reviewed scientific publications which allowed me to interview for multiple combined MD/PhD programs across Canada.  This allows me to support you if you are thinking to pursue research and medicine!

 

I want you to get the most out of our sessions, whether it be CASPer preparation, written application advice, or interview practice. I can’t wait to help you shine in front of the medical school admissions committees. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

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2 thoughts on “Richard – UofA

  1. Yiran Fan says:

    Excellent coach! I had a one-hour pre-application consultation session with Richard. He was very helpful, and gave me lots of valuable advice, both as a current medical student and as a previous med school applicant. Insight from someone who had been there before is precious. We talked about some details in the application process, his opinions on my current application status, and alternative routes to take if I don’t get a satisfying offer during my first round of application. I really learnt a lot in this one-hour session.

    I highly recommend Richard as the one to go to when in doubt about med school application.

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  2. HS says:

    Richard’s final review of my applications was very thorough and insightful. He provided a lot of useful feedback very quickly. I would highly recommend him if you need assistance with your written applications!

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