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Meet our Team
Carleigh Ross, BSc [H] is a recent graduate from the University of Windsor achieving a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree, which focuses on the effects of Spy1 protein on glioblastoma multiforme in human patients. In her spare time she enjoys playing volleyball.
Andrew Dhawan, MD is a Neurology resident at Cleavland clinic. He obtained his MD from Queen's University in Kingston, and his B.Math from the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Dhawan's interests lie in the intersection of mathematical and computational modelling, oncology, and genetics, with a particular focus on neuro-oncology and computational genomics. His DPhil focuses on elucidating the role of microRNA in human tumours through computational approaches. In his spare time, he likes to go for runs, spend time with friends, and play classical guitar.
Matthew Allan Cohen, MD is currently a practicing physician in Ontario. He completed his Obstetrics & Gynecology at Western University in London, Ontario. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Toronto, and completed an undergraduate degree at Western University in biology. He has an interest in medical education and has been involved in formal medical student and junior resident surgical teaching. He has done research on the role of autophagy in placental function and in his free time he likes to play basketball and ski.
Graciella Pio, MD is a resident at the University of Toronto in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She obtained an Honours BSc in biology and MSc in cell biology from Western University. Her research during her MSc focused on breast cancer metastasis. She then attended medical school at St. George’s University. She has always loved teaching and has been involved in undergraduate and medical student teaching and mentoring throughout her education. In her free time, she likes to rock climb and run.
Simon R. Downes, PhD is a CO-producer at Neurosurgical.TV, Internetmedcine.com & Art On Call, associate student editor in the area of neurosurgery at Medshr.net, and a professor of undergraduate law & politics while enrolled in a hybrid US-Japan MD program. He recently completed a one-year student training course in basic diagnostic radiology in Tokyo.
He has twenty years experience as a medical editor and has been a student medical innovation team member at Osmosis.org since 2015, in addition to being a regulatory correspondent with the FDA for a class 2 medical device.
Ryan Toews MD, BScN is currently a resident at the University of Saskatchewan Family Medicine program. He obtained his Bachelor of Nursing through the University of Calgary and worked as a RN in the emergency department prior to medical school. He attended medical school at St. George’s University and completed his clerkship in Detroit. He has an interest in rural general practice with a special focus in emergency medicine and obstetrics. In his spare time he enjoys spending time outdoors mountain biking and snowboarding.
Mohamad Saleh, MD currently serves as our chief academic officer. Prior to that, he completed his preventive cardiology fellowship at Harvard Medical School and his family medicine residency training at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Dr. Saleh was the chief resident for the University of British Columbia St Paul's Family Medicine IMG residency program and also served on the UBC resident selection committee and the British Columbia Ministry of Health IMG Advisory Committee. Dr. Saleh has 8 years of experience as a medical educator and has been teaching both Canadian and US medical students who are preparing for the licensing exams. Currently, Dr. Saleh also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Western Ontario in the department of Family Medicine.
Charles Sun, MD is currently a practicing physician in Quebec. He completed his family medicine residency at McGill University. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Montreal, the same city where he grew up in. During medical school, he started to become involved in creating teaching contents for medical students, and he continues to work in different teaching projects at McGill. Outside of medicine, Dr. Sun is a huge basketball fan and his guitar is never far away.
Where do our students come from ?
Hiba Rahman, MD is a psychiatry resident at the University of Saskatchewan. She completed her medical degree at the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland. Before moving to Poland, she completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Saskatchewan in physiology and pharmacology. Her interests include reading, traveling and yoga.
Adam Dmytriw, MD MSc is a resident in the University of Toronto Diagnostic Radiology program. He obtained a Master of Integrated Immunology from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford.
Dr. Dmytriw's current passion comprises novel treatments for intracranial cerebrovascular disease and investigations into imaging of immunotherapy and radiotherapy in the setting of brain and head & neck oncology. Prior to beginning scientific training, Dr. Dmytriw was a professionally-trained improvisational and on-camera actor.
Medical Training Express is a medical education company based out of Canada. We work with Canadian medical students, IMG's and CSA and resident physicians of all levels, to reach their peak potential as both medical students and physicians.
In 2015 the NAC OSCE became one of the requirements to apply to residency programs through CaRMS. Furthermore, most Canadian residency training programs started screening applicants by their NAC OSCE score. "The National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) is an alliance of Canadian organizations streamlining the evaluation process for international medical graduates (IMGs) seeking a licence to practise medicine in Canada. The NAC examination assesses the readiness of an IMG for entrance into a Canadian residency program. It is a national, standardized examination that tests the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for entrance into postgraduate training in Canada. Comprising a series of clinical stations, the NAC examination presents typical clinical scenarios. The examination may include, but is not limited to, problems in medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, psychiatry and surgery."*
Our mission is to help IMGs and CSA succeed in their licensing exams! All of our instructors are trained to teach content and specific strategies that are well tested and proven to result in high scores which are desired to obtain a good number of interviews during the CaRMS season.
* Medical Council of Canada (April 1st, 2016); Retrieved from http://mcc.ca/examinations/nac-overview/
Joshua Emery, MB BCh BAO is a pediatric resident at the University of Saskatchewan. He completed his medical degree at the University College of Cork, Ireland and his Health Sciences degree at McMaster University. Dr Emery has a strong interest in pediatric emergency medicine and medical education. He is currently completed research pertaining to acute pain management in pediatrics as well as oral re-hydration therapy in the emergency setting. In his spare time, he is an avid snowboarder and musician.
We are proud to have students from over 35 countries and 80 International medical schools. To the side you can see a list of some schools that our residents, CSA, and IMG's went to.
Our team of expert doctors is dedicated to helping you score high on the Canadain medical licensing exams. They're here for you, every step of the way. Meet a few MDs dedicated to helping you pass the Canadain medical licensing exams.
Andrea Daly, MD, FRCPC, MMEd, BMSc is in her last year of training in cardiology at the University of Toronto. She will subsequently be completing a cardiac critical care fellowship in the US. She obtained a Masters of Medical Education from the University of Dundee and loves clinical teaching. Her other interests include curriculum development and global health.