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Shalom – McGill Dent

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Location: Montreal, QC

Language Preference: English, Intermediate French

Area of Expertise: Written application/personal statement editing, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI), traditional style interviews, panel interviews, CDA style interviews, and application processes for both US and Canadian schools

A bit about Myself:

My name is Shalom and I am currently a third year dental student at McGill University. Before dentistry, I completed my Honours Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences degree at the University of Ottawa in my hometown.
After going through the dentistry application process, I feel as though I have a lot of experience to pass on to others who would wish to realize their dreams of being accepted into their number one schools. I have had the opportunity over the last several years to help a number of people who are now dental and medical students, and thus, MedCoach has allowed me to do that in a larger way.
I always looked at going to the dentist as an exciting experience in my fascination of the technologies being utilized during procedures and had early positive experiences with my family dentist. I have had the goal of becoming a dentist since high school, which was further reinforced with the experiences in dentistry and shadowing I had over the years. I also developed a passion for science and business during my undergraduate education; naturally, dentistry was well suited to nurturing these passions. I also like to play and watch hockey as an Ottawa Senators fan, and enjoy playing soccer, baseball, as well as other sports.
Feel free to reach out with any questions you might have. I will be glad to help

Application experience:

Where did you apply?

  • McGill University
  • University of Toronto
  • Western University
  • Various US Dental Schools

Where did you interview?

Dentistry at University at Buffalo, Case Western University, Detroit Mercy, University of Pennsylvania and NOVA Southeastern University and was accepted to all of them. I also applied to additional schools, but my number one choice (after Canada) was University of Pennsylvania, so I did not attend the other future interviews I was offered.
I also applied to McGill Medicine and Dentistry and was accepted to both programs. My number one choice was McGill Dentistry by far, so I accepted the offer. I had interviews lined up for Western University and University of Toronto, but my acceptance to McGill came before those interviews, so I did not attend them. I am however familiar with the application/interview process of both schools.

From which level did you get accepted? Bachelors in Biomedical Sciences (Hons.)

 

 

 

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  1. Shalom gave me very constructive feedback during my session with him. By the end of our session, we could both agree that incorporating his feedback was already improving my performance. I really appreciated him calling me out on red flags as that allowed me to watch out for them and improve.

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  2. Shalom is very approachable, which makes it easy to ask him questions and get the most out of the coaching session. He has interesting stories and insight to share, which make the sessions enjoyable and informative. He respects your pace and lets you take the lead. Highly recommend!

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  3. Shalom was very helpful! We practiced scenarios and looked into making my answers stronger. I felt as though I knew what I needed to work on after our session. I would definitely recommend!

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  4. Shalom is such a wonderful coach and I would highly recommend him!! He works with you to ease you into situations and help you achieve the correct frame of mind, which is invaluable! Thank you very much for all that you do Shalom, I really appreciate it!!

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  5. Shalom is, without question, a great coach. Yes, he is proficient in MMI, but what is the most important is his unique ability to see and explain your weaknesses and strengths briefly and clearly. I would highly recommend.

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  6. Shalom was easy to talk to, insightful and accommodating. He was very good at helping me give more natural responses. Excellent coach!

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  7. My time with Shalom has been extremely efficient. He went above and beyond with regards to the required content needed for my interview. He helped me gain confidence and understanding at the task at hand, guiding me along the way. He has been very approachable throughout the entire process and I’d definitely recommend him to anyone looking to pursue a career in dentistry. Thanks Shalom!

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  8. Shalom is has been a very helpful coach and I would highly recommend him

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  9. Excellent coach. I left the session with more confidence and a clear idea of what I needed to work on, thanks to Shalom’s constructive feedback and advice.

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  10. Un excellent coach! Ses rétroactions sont précises et constructives. Il est très attentif aux besoins et aux objectifs de l’autre.
    Il cible rapidement les points à améliorer et donne les outils nécessaires pour y remédier.

    Merci Shalom!

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  11. Shalom was very approachable and extremely helpful. We practiced different types of questions for which he provided excellent constructive feedback. I left the session with a clear idea of what I need to work on, would highly recommend!! Thanks again Shalom!

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  12. He was a very good coach! Helped me prepare for a variety of scenarios and was helped me organize my answers. He also provided excellent feedback that helped me focus on what I need to work on.

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  13. I received excellent coaching from Shalom; patient, understanding, helpful and confident. Very knowledgeable and pushes you to think critically with his excellent feedback and constructive criticism. Would definitely recommend !

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  14. Shalom was great in helping me prep. He provided thoughtful advice and feedback to help me improve my performance. I highly recommend him!

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  15. Helpful & novel perspective. Adapted his advice to my needs and took the time to fully address them. Kept communication open. Definitely helped me prepare!

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  16. Very honest, provides useful insight on how to improve.

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  17. Excellent coach! Helped me out for MMI’s. Was very prepared and provided relevant and helpful feedback. Very patient and accommodating too!

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  18. Very helpful coach! We practiced scenarios and he gave me useful feedback to help me improve my performance.

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  19. Un coach organisé et efficace. Nous avons pu travaillé différents types de scénarios en peu de temps. Je vous le recommande fortement. Merci shalom!

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  20. Shalom is an AMAZING coach!! He really helped to diagnose my problem and gave very constructive advices which helped me a lot . I felt a lot more confident after the sessions. Thank you again:)

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