Medical School Preparation

Kick-Start into Science: Medical School Preparation

Are you passionate about attending medical school after university? The best medical school applicants start laying the groundwork for their application during their first year at university. The Medical School Preparation series will give you access to insider information from students who are applying to medical school, current medical students, and medical professionals who work in the health care industry who can help make your application stand out.

In this series, you will:

  • Meet other students who are interested in medical school - find study partners, motivators and friends
  • Understand medical school admission requirements and how they vary from school to school
  • Know how to leverage your involvement during university to build a strong autobiographical sketch
  • Gather tips for getting into medical school from current applicants and current medical students
  • Begin the process of building a network for creating solid references
  • Learn about the MCAT and how to prepare for it
  • Find out about professions in health care outside of being a medical doctor
  • Get Co-Curricular Record (CCR) credit

The workshops will be led by Sarah and Brianna, two incredible students who are preparing to apply to medical school. Sarah is a graduate of Health Sciences at Carleton and is currently in a Doctor of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University, and Brianna is going into her 4th year of Health Sciences. They will share all of their knowledge and get you started on the right foot!

Accessing Medical School Preparation

Kick-Start workshops will be hosted on Brightspace starting Fall 2021. Registered students will receive more information on how to access Kick-Start closer to the first workshop date.


The Medical School Preparation series will run the first four weeks in the Fall Semesters. Workshops will run on Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 4:00 pm on September 14th, 21st, 28th and October 5th.


Registration for the Fall 2021 session of Kick-Start into Science is closed at this time. If you wish to be placed on the waitlist please contact sssc [at]


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