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Want to be a Doctor? Check out my services and my book:

Just What the Doctor Ordered
The Insider's Guide to Getting into Medical School in Canada

The Pre-Med Book With a Difference - Benefit from strategies and insights developed during my 8 years as a medical school application reader/interviewer for a Canadian medical school, 21 years helping pre-med and pre-residency students, and former work recruiting physicians to Internal Medicine and its subspecialties.

cover of Just What the Doctor Ordered You probably already know that getting into med school in Canada isn't easy--Ontario statistics show that less than 15% of applicants get accepted on their first try and other provinces and states are similarly competitive.

This book:
  • has helpful tips for high school and early university students

  • has important insights whether you're on your first or a subsequent application

  • helps current applicants maximize their opportunity during applications and interviews by showing examples based on my 20+ years of work with a diverse group of students

  • reviews "special applicant" categories for traditionally under-represented groups in medicine

  • includes an entire chapter with important reassurance and guidance for rejected applicants with: "I Didn't Get In...Now What?"

  • has ideas for parents/supporters of med school hopefuls

  • Published by Brush Education Inc.
    ISBN Print: 9781550597707
    ISBN eBook: 9781550597738

    Buy the Book

    Just What the Doctor Ordered is available at all major book outlets or order directly by contacting me.

    Print version: $24.95 (CDN)
    eBook version: $13.99 (CDN)


    Christine provided essential guidance during the nerve-wracking process of applying to the Canadian medical school system. I attribute getting in on my first try to a school of my choice in part to her professional input. I am so impressed that I will be using her services again when I apply for my specialty fellowship abroad. - Danielle H., Haematology Resident

    I decided to pursue medical school rather late, I was completing a masters degree at the time, and didn't know much about what was involved. Christine taught me about the application process and provided great advice about the types of things successful applicants do to stand out When it came time to apply, Christine helped me perfect my personal letters, fine tune my autobiographical sketch and even provided interview tips. I am very grateful to Christine for her help.
    - Graham S., General Surgery Resident

    About the Author

    I was a medical school application reader and interviewer for a Canadian medical school for 8 years and also worked recruiting academic physicians to specialties such as neurology, haematology, interventional cardiology, palliative and critical care. For 20+ years, I taught in the Queen's University School of Medicine, helping 4th-year medical students applying to CaRMS and residency positions. I have developed and presented highly successful medical school and residency application and interview workshops for thousands of students.

    I worked as a career counsellor for 20 years with university undergraduate and graduate students at Queen's University (1998-2018) and have been in private practice since 2007. Since 1998, I have helped thousands of students successfully apply to both medical school and residency programs in Canada, US, and abroad.