NAC OSCE February 2018 Recordings Are Now Available Here
Tiffany Thompson, MD grew up in Northwestern Ontario, where she became an avid hockey player. In grade 9 she was introduced to human anatomy in her biology course, and fell in love with the biological aspect of medicine. She then went on to University on a hockey scholarship. She attended Wayne State University in Detroit, MI where she obtained a B.S. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology, as well as a B.A. in Chemistry. Dr. Thompson then attended University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS) in St. Kitts and completed her clinical rotations throughout Canada and the United States. Dr. Thompson medical interests include psychiatry and family medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Thompson enjoys acrylic painting, swimming, and watching ice hockey and Blue Jays baseball.
Andrew Dhawan, MD is a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford in the department of Oncology. 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 a 5th year Obstetrics & Gynecology resident 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.
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.
Charles Sun, MD is currently a second year resident in the family medicine program 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 ?
Ola Alhasan, RPh is a registered pharmacist and coordinator of Medical Training Express courses. Ola obtained her pharmacy degree from University of Toronto and she has been practicing in Ontario for the past 4 years. Ola is very interested in women’s heath and medical education.
Mohamad Saleh, MD is a postdoctoral Cardiology fellow at Harvard Medical School. His teaching experience started while he was still completing his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. During medical school, he taught “Advanced Introduction to Clinical Medicine” and since then he has been involved in teaching both Canadian medical students and international medical doctors who want to practice medicine in Canada. Currently, Dr. Saleh teaches the Advanced Clinical Skills sessions at Harvard Medical School.
He helped edit one of the top selling USMLE books and is currently working on completing his own book on how to ace the National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) - Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
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/
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.