Like any application process, applying to residency training can be long, tedious and time-consuming but all doable. Below in the simplest way put are the overall steps: Step #01: Open an Account with Physiciansapply Before applying for any of the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) exams, you first have to get your basic information and … Continue reading The MCC Journey: The Beginning towards Residency training
Author: Umi Shamji
Today is a day dedicated to you, for being you. A reminder of how important you are, as a daughter, a sister, a partner, a mother and a woman. I hope you wake up feeling grateful for your existence, even if times are tough. Especially, if times are tough. And if it's hard to get … Continue reading Dear Women,
It's the end of the week and most of us, if not all can finally take a day off to breathe. Our work / school week keep us so busy that by the time Sunday is around we barely have the energy to get out of bed. Unfortunately, we don't all have that extra helping … Continue reading Self-care Sunday
The MCC Journey: An IMG Experience
I have been receiving many questions on the MCC process so I thought over the next few weeks, myself and a couple of friends will be sharing our experiences and the pathway to getting a residency training in Canada and the US. Hopefully this helps! An Experience To Share I began my MCC (Medical Council … Continue reading The MCC Journey: An IMG Experience
Meditating in Montreal
Twenty eighteen felt like a roller coaster ride emotionally, physically and mentally. I have shared some of the best moments lived and experienced the worst downfalls yet. By the end of it I was pooped! Of course, as it has been said, our failures push us to become the best version of ourselves, but lets … Continue reading Meditating in Montreal
Ready, Steady, Match!
For those in the transition period between graduating from Medical school and starting the journey as a Resident doctor, you must be familiar with the Match system. In this post, I'll be talking about the residency match system in North America. The Match? The match? So is this an online dating system for Medical Doctors? … Continue reading Ready, Steady, Match!
Life has a way of keeping us busy. We are always running errands and meeting schedules in an attempt to stay on top. While in the race of life we tend to forget to give ourselves the essential "me time". Everyone has different ways to wind down or a place to go to and ponder … Continue reading Catching Sunsets
"Vannakam", "Merhaba", "Zdravo"... there's something beautiful about languages. Traveling to a new city and engaging in a conversation at your best even if it's just a few words of the spoken language can truly take your travel experience to the next level. Growing up English was the main language spoken at home. But my family … Continue reading Foreign Languages
Finding your self in a crowd
Have you ever been part of a crowd where you feel completely lost or invisible? Or in a 3 or more person conversation and not being heard? You keep talking but it’s like your opinion is not of value. It’s a thing. Feeling invisible exists. Probably not for many out there but there are people … Continue reading Finding your self in a crowd
Part I ...My Travel History... My traveling days began at an early age of two. My Father’s business being based in Tanzania and my Mother and siblings living in Dubai in the early 90’s then in Canada ’96 onwards, I would travel back and forth frequently with him. Our travel days together were one of … Continue reading Passport? Check!