Allow me to introduce myself. I am an IIT Madras graduate(class of 1975 Mech). After working in India for 7 years I migrated to Singapore. Lived and worked in Singapore for the next 26 years and again migrated to Canada. In the last almost 40 years I have gone through the engineering, manufacturing, design, procurement and now for the past six years I am in Canada doing consultancy; facilitating, advising and guiding students to get in to medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and all the health related professions in Canada and USA.
North America remains one of the most attractive places in the world to pursue a degree in medicine. The 2014 ranking of World Universities in Clinical Medicine shows that 19 of the top 25 medical schools are located in North America, including 9 of the top 10 institutions. Of note, the University of Toronto placed 3 on this list after Harvard and Johns Hopkins. http://nturanking.lis.ntu.edu.tw/DataPage/TOP300.aspx?query=ClinicalMedicine&y=2014
For historic reasons, medicine is a second entry professional doctorate program at most North American medical schools. This means that students must complete 3-4 years of undergraduate studies before starting medical school which usually lasts 4 years and leads to a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. Students then pursue residency training lasting 2-5 years in a specialty of their choice which allows them to become independent licensed physicians. The North American model of medical education is widely respected and the MD has worldwide brand recognition. The residency system in North America is also considered one of the most rigorous in the world and has a record of producing excellent physicians. Increasingly, medical schools in Commonwealth nations are switching over from the MBBS to the MD degree and adopting the North American model of residency training.
You must be wondering why am I writing all this to you. Well, MD Consultants is a Canadian consulting company run by students for the benefit of students and it offers advice to students interested in seeking admission to health-care related professional programs in North America. Based in Toronto, our team is led by 3 founding partners who are MDs from the University of Toronto. We are supported by over 50 consultants enrolled in professional programs such as medicine, pharmacy and dentistry across Canada and the United States.
Why look to MD Consultants for help? Because those who will guide you, have been there, done that!
Visit www.mdconsultants.ca for more info.
Our International Student Program is customized to meet the unique needs of migrating and international students, usually limited to students in Grade 12 of their high school year (or equivalent). In some cases, we are able to consider international students who are already in their first year of undergraduate studies in North America. We are an independent consulting company and not tied with any of the universities in North America.
Some of you are in age group who may need our services. Please click below links which are highly informative.
- Studying medicine in North America Information sheet
- Undergraduate studies in Canada Information sheet
- International student packages with acceptance guarantee Information sheet
- Case study 3_International student
Please read through and pass it to your children/grand children or others who may be interested. We appreciate those who can take this information and act them self. However, if some who need help can write to me.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
B. Tech. (IIT, Madras), M.S. (NUS, Singapore)