Meet some of success stories for medical school applicants who participated in biomedical and leadership projects or admission workshops with Drs. Silverman!​
"No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude."
Alfred North Whitehead


  1. Mario Moscovici
    Medical student, University of Toronto Medical School MHD team leader
  2. Hasan Bilal
    Medical student, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, USA,MHD leader/database manager, NSERC
  3. Joana Dida
    Medical student, MD/PhD program U of Toronto MHD team leader, work study student
  4. Nardeen Kodous
    Medical student, University of Western Ontario Medical Scchool MHD conference team leader
  5. Morrison Steel
    Medical student, Central Michigan University Medical School MHD Conference team leader onsite posters
  6. Lucy Duan
    Medical student, University of Toronto MHD Conference team leader
  7. Moshe Praver
    Medical student, Columbia University, NY MHD team leader IBD
  8. Karen Brito
    Medical student, University of Western Ontario Medical School full scholarship MHD conference
  9. Amir Ghazavi
    Medical student, St' George's University University of Michigan School of Dentistry MHD conference team leader
  10. Karen Bai
    Medical student, Stony Brook/ Central Michigan University,Wayne
  11. Alex Fallahi
    Medical student ​Arizona COM Dental and Osteopathic school
  12. Mima Markicevic
    Medical student, Antigua University MHD Conference team leader, science engagement student
  13. Buddhi Hatharaliyadda
    Medical student, Ross University, received 2 scholarships MHD team member
  14. Nirshatika Raviender
    Medical student, UMHS St Kitts University MHD team leader, science engagement student
  15. Trincy Jeysingh
    Medical student, Saba University MHD team leader IBD
                                                                STUDENT TESTMONIALS
 “Thank you again for the opportunity and for all your help and support. I hope sharing my journey to students in our group was useful.” Marian M
 
 “I would like to thank you for providing the interview support for me, it was very helpful and I would like to let you know that it has worked out for me and I will be going to Ottawa University next year! I am currently looking for summer employment opportunities and please let me know if there are opportunities available”. Fan Y
 
"Hi Rosalind and Lori, It was my pleasure! You two have been so good to me these past few of years, I was happy to return the favour! I hope it was helpful to the pre-meds. I hope you have an amazing rest of your summer, and I'm sure I'll be in contact in the fall!" Nardeen K

"My first acceptance! I still can't believe my eyes. Thanks so much for all your help Dr. Silverman. Right now everything seems so surreal. I also got an interview at Dalhousie in Halifax earlier this week. Let me know if you would like me to give a talk during one of your workshops. I am so very grateful for all your help! I didn't get any last time I applied, and now I have two =)Karen B
 
I was recently accepted to the U of T's MD/PhD program. I wanted to thank you for being a great mentor and adviser. ​Many thanks, Tina B

I have received several acceptances so far - Wayne State, Central Michigan, Oakland University, and SUNY-Stony Brook. I am super excited, and I don't think I can thank you enough for all your help. If there is anything I can do for you guys, I am only an email away. Karen B
 
The application process has been very exciting! I am delighted to say that I received interview invitations from all 4 Canadian schools. I am so thankful for the help you and your sister provided in September. I feel that it helped consolidate the strengths that were present in my application, and of equal importance informed me on how my application could be improved. In writing my autobiographical sketch, essay responses for UofT, CASPer for McMaster, and most recently in interviews I have held the advice given in our session in the front of my mind. Again I cannot thank you enough for the time you spent with me, I think it played an essential role in the success of my application thus far. Sincerely, Maria Y 
 
Hi Dr. Silverman, I just wanted to let you know that I got accepted to Ross with a scholarship. Thank you for all your help. I hope to get your consultancy in obtaining a residency too. I also like to get started with the flowers for diseases project. Thanks Buddy C
 
"Happy new year 2013 to the both of you! I just got off the phone with AUA, and they have just informed me that I have been accepted! I leave for Antigua Thursday :) Thank you so much for all of your help and effort, I am so very grateful!! I can't wait to start my new life!" Mima M
 
"I want to let you know that I got accepted into the accelerated review program at UMHS so I'll be heading to St. Kitts on August 26th. Thank you for all of your help and writing my recommendation letter. I'm willing to be part of the team so if anything I can help and I'll be happy to contribute to it. Thank you again! Best Regards," Nirsh K
  
 "Thanks a lot for your support and consideration. So I have four months ahead of me and if you need my help with anything at all just let me know. I will be happy to support our group. If you also want me to talk about applying for Caribbean medical schools at a seminar or something I will be happy to do so. Trincy D 
 
"Dear Dr. Silverman,  I wanted to thank you for running the scholarship workshop as I found it very helpful. I also enjoyed learning more about Joana's experience with applying to medical school as it was very inspirational. I am very interested in volunteering in any way I can with your group. Thank you very much for your time." Ori R
         
"Dear Professor Silverman, Many thanks for your accurate and insightful comments about CASPer, MMI's and myself. Your direct and honest advice and comments are invaluable and much appreciated. I now hope I can put this to best use in the test. These will no doubt help me in my upcoming test. Your comments are helpful in clarifying some basic understandings about the test, which I hope will contribute in a better performance. I will be attending the workshops as I've found them useful and will be more involved in the future. Please keep up the good work. Best wishes," Harsh G 
 
First of all, I just wanted to thank you for the last minute reference letter that you wrote for me last time. I did indeed get the award that I applied for and I really appreciate your assistance in making this happen. Tahsin D
 
Dear Dr. Silverman, Thank you very much for all the brilliant advice and support you offered me. I felt really motivated after our meeting. I have made some edits to the personal statement. If you can look over it and provide me your comments that would be great. Thank you, Alina J
 
I hope that everything is going well on your side. I wanted to contact you as I just heard back from the alumni affairs declaring I have receive the Gordon Cressy award of leadership.I would like to thank you once again for helping me with the application and for supporting me throughout. Best, Tahsin V

I really appreciate your help and the fact that your references have contributed significantly to my career so far. Thank you very much, Nusrat F 
 
I would like to thank you for your voluble tips regarding my answers. I definitely will adopt them. Secondly I really appreciate you agreed to have a look on parts of my application. I wanted to thank you for all you have done for me including your mentoring and support. I am very grateful to have met you and have you in my life. Thank you very much, Juli L 
 
It was very nice to meet you both as well and I hope to continue this relationship of advising because I have found it to be extremely helpful. It was an eyeopening experience. Thank you very much and all the best, Ravindeer G
 
"Dear Rosalind, Thank you so much for your comments - very, very helpful! Best regards", Ausin S
 
"Hello Dr. Silverman, Thank you very much for the feedback... I really appreciate your feedback and edit". Best, Noreen K 
 
"Dear Dr. Lorelei and Rosalind Silverman: I appreciate your support throughout this process. Thank you for allowing me to help out. Thanks to your encouragement, I am happy to say I have been accepted to Saba University School of Medicine. I wanted to give you the news as soon as I found out! I am so happy right not, and I have largely you to thank for it. Thank you for the reference letter and also the confidence you instilled in me.  Please let me know if you need help with MHD, I will be glad to continue. Sincerely," Zina T
 
"I thought the workshop was extremely helpful. I have never seen the medical school interviews been analysed to such fine detail!"Karen B
 
"Thank you for the highly informative and engaging workshops and your helpful advice in regards to my medical school application." Regards, Nina H
 
"Thank you so much for this session on interviews. Being in my third year at U of T and aiming to apply for medical schools next year I believe this session was an excellent start for developing my skills for the interview. I hope to further work on them throughout the year. It was an inspirational session and I hope to become a part of this amazing group. Thanking you," ZK 
 
"Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to speak at another one of your great events. Please provide your event attendees with my email in case they have questions about anything med-related and please let me know if you ever need me again. Your continued support and guidance mean a lot to me and I look forward to further contributing to your events as a med student and surgeon one day. Best regards" MS 
 
"Hi Dr. Silverman, It has been a while since we last met and you checked my personal statement for SABA. It has taken a bit of time but I have one of my final drafts completed and would appreciated if you could check it over and give me your thoughts on it, such as what needs to be improved or included." ZK 
 
"I have won the Equals6 Top Talent Scholarship, for which I requested you to write me a letter in December. I am emailing you to say thank you for all your help. Regards", Usman S 
 
"I was in attendance at yesterdays' medical seminar and  I would be honoured to receive guidance from you with regards to medical school, and as such was hoping I could please have an application form to join the club? thank you so much and the seminar was fantastic, I always walk away from each seminar with a wealth of knowledge and appreciate your efforts in conducting them. I look forward to hearing from you, many thanks and take care," Ankasha H 
 
"Hello Dr. Silverman, I attended today's workshop on research experience and medical application. I would like to thank you for taking the time to deliver an immensely beneficial workshop. Through this workshop, I was informed of many scholarships and ways to gain research experience. Thank you again, Sincerely", AD 
 
"Hello Professor Silverman, I just wanted to thank-you for having the amazing medical school seminar with the speaker panels. I have attended 2 of them and wish to attend many more in the future! Thank-you again," Vineet G 
 
"Dear Dr Rosalind, Thank you so much for the time u have taken to invite me in your group. Its an honor for me to join you and your wonderful group. The seminar has motivated me a lot to wake up and start doing some research and use all amazing opportunities that u described. special thanks to Dr Lorie as well since the talk we have at the end of the seminar was more that useful, it might change the direction of my career! I look forward to attending further seminar and stay in touch with all you amazing people. thanks again for doing this for us! Regards," Kristyn H 
 
"Hi Dr.Lorelei Silverman, i went to your workshop no 13 on shadowing doctors and i found it really helpful. i wish i had discovered you a few year ago. I am currently going my 4th and in the process of starting my application for medical. I heard what was said in the course and i wanted to know what my chances are to getting to medical school or at least some objection advice and thought from someone else." Aneesha D 
 
"I wanted to thank you both for having presented such incredibly useful information at yesterday's workshop and motivating me to work even harder than before to pursue my dream of becoming a doctor. I am studying honours biology at York University and I wanted to ask you to please bear me in mind for any research opportunities that you may have or any opportunity in general to enhance my CV. Thank you very much," Nora T 
 
"I am highly inspired by your initiatives. You have made significant contributions in inspiring young students to integrate themselves within Canadian medicine by offering a series of services and workshops to improve our skills. I have attended a few workshops in the past and am thrilled to know that students like myself have the support that would be essential in creating a stellar application for medical school due to your ongoing efforts. Thus, I was hoping to possibly get in contact with you as a volunteer if needed. I do not know if you take undergraduate volunteers or would need any assistance but I would be honoured to contribute to your cause. Thank you so much for your time, hope to hear from you soon!Best," Uri T
 
"I have attended a number of your workshops and would like to thank you once again for the valuable advice and guidance you provide for all of us students.  Best regards," Nausin G 
 
"Thank you again for writing me a letter of reference last year for Holland Bloorview. The inspiration you and MOHD have given me to pursue a career in medicine has continued to drive me to work harder in all aspects of my life including completing a thesis project in one of my professor's labs. Thank you in advance and I look forward to continuing with the team in the coming years." Tina H 

"The information covered in this workshop would be incredibly useful for me. Thank you for continually offering these informative workshops. You guys are awesome! Cheers," Behrooz J

"Thank you very much for the informative workshop. All the best," Mary D
 
 "Yesterday, I attended your workshop for the second time and had a pleasure listening to the tips for higher performance studies and was astonished at the world of possibilities still available in medicine outside of Canada." Karina H 
 
"So much information you give & I feel if I blink, i miss something.  I'm sure your audiences all feel the same.  No empty messages...everything you communicate is so meaningful." Rita S 
 
"I have seen all the pre-med activities that your organization hosts and have also heard wonderful things from my peers about your workshops. As a third year Human Biology major and future goals to be a doctor I look for the possibility of volunteering with your organization. I discovered the project that you are currently running. I also wish to gain research experience and if there are any openings as a research assistant, I would greatly appreciate a chance to compete for that position.With warm regards," Paul K 
 
"I was reading through your webpage and became fascinated by the scope and demand of your program.  I was wondering if I would be able to apply for a position as a research assistant at MDH and when the deadline for such an application would be".  Hana T 
 
"I attended the "medical and dental school workshop on clinical and physician shadowing experience" on July 16th and it was extremely resourceful - I gained great insight into the preparations required for medical school. Thank you so much for organizing this event. The last session was incredibly helpful ":) Alina D 
 
"I have attended most of your workshops in the past year and would like to extend my gratitude for organizing such informative sessions. While at these sessions, I have better understood the demands from a Physician, and what it requires to be a medical student. I also was greatly impressed by the students who have worked in your lab/with you." Son H 
 
"I am writing in today to request for more information on possible openings to work with you. I am very interested to expand my horizons, and am looking for relevant research experiences. I look forward to your guidance. Thank you for your time." Janet D 
 
"Dear Dr. Silverman, Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into the medical workshops. They really are a success each and every time, and I cannot begin to tell you how valuable they are! I drive every month from Guelph to attend them!  I do hope you continue doing such a service for us students! Best regards", Melissa K 
 
“My name is Alisha Babar, an international student, currently in my second year of undergrad, studying life science. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your tremendous efforts that you put in your Med School Workshops providing a road map especially for international students like us who (know) where they want to go in life but rarely have someone or anyone to tell them (how). I would like to thank you for being that guide not only for students like us but for students from all walks of life, for providing us with a road map towards our prospective carrier goals. I consider myself very fortunate to have had the chance to attend not one but several of your workshops teaching me something new every time about how to plan ,prepare and achieve the goal set forth. Hats off to you and your sister's ceaseless efforts to build and improve us”. AB 
 
“Dear Drs. Lorelei and Rosalind Silverman, Thank you very much for hosting the medical school admission seminar yesterday. It has helped me learn more about unclear areas of the application process, as well as discover interesting extracurricular opportunities. I would like to help organize events and research on a model of a human disease as I find research a very interesting and exciting path that I want to embark on in my life as a physician.  I found it very kind of you to host the seminar yesterday and use some of your time to guide me afterwards; I deeply appreciate it and I am eager to help MHD as much as I can, in return. Thank you very much for your advice and time. Sincerely yours”, Anain N
 
"After attending the Medical School Application Workshop in July, I became inspired and motivated by the enthusiastic and helpful leaders. I hope, in volunteering, to work more closely with Drs. Lorelei and Rosalind Silverman, and help raise awareness to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and aid the discovery of new and alternative treatments. I also hope that in furthering the cause I learn how to independently further my own capabilities and proficiency as a future medical professional" Michael K
 
“I attended the medical school/dental school workshop yesterday evening, and it was very beneficiary and resourceful. Thank you very much for your great help and guidance. I did more research and I am intrigued by the types of initiatives this organization is involved with. The work is very noble, and I would certainly be interested in dedicating my time and efforts to this organization and help endorse or further it's accomplishments.  I am especially interested in becoming a committee member. Thank you very much for your time and I hope to hear from you soon,” Linda L 
 
"Hello Ms. Silverman, I came to the last Medical School Application Workshop in July and found it enormously helpful and wanted to thank you for organizing such a fantastic and informative event!"Janie K 
 
"Hi Dr. Silverman, I wanted to thank you for a very informative, educational workshop. As an interested pre-med going into my first year of university at YorkU, I found the presentations to be beneficial. I really appreciate the help. Thank you," Astelle G
 
"Dear Dr. Silverman, I would like to congratulate you for the successful seminar organized last Wednesday. It was a very informative experience for me which initiated my process of thought towards my medical school application. Following several conversations with Robin (who initiated my interest in your group) I believe your group will be very helpful in my career in the public health discipline."Dan W
 
“Dear Dr. Silverman(s),It was a pleasure to meet the two of you yesterday at MHD workshop #9 and I would like to thank you for organizing such an excellent event. Not only for making it so informative but also for providing personal advice based on your experiences to us Canadian pre-meds.” Zina L 
 
"I am currently finishing my undergraduate from University of Toronto, Scarborough in Neuroscience and Biology and I am will be graduating in November, 2012. I am looking forward to gaining variety of  experience in organizing seminars, providing information and learn about new advancements and technology within medical field. I believe associating with a prestigious group like Models of Human Disease would be a great learning experience. Sincerely,” Vali A

“I was fortunate enough to attend yesterday's work shop on getting in to medical school. As an undergraduate planning to apply to medical school, I thought your session was very informative and comprised of many important ideas that are really helpful in preparing oneself to become a future physician. Your motivation in providing guidance and support for future health care professionals is a valuable one that can illuminate lives of many students and the future of our health care system. I also thought that from the real-life examples of students you showed to us, it was evident that the MHD team has been able to make a huge impact on student lives by making them more experienced, educated and confident about entering a health-care profession. I make this an opportunity to thank Dr. Rosalind Silverman and Dr. Lorelei Silverman for taking initiative to create this group and to provide students like me with the opportunity to be informed about medical school. ”Ben C 
 
“First of all it was so wonderful to meet both you and your sister yesterday. It was so helpful and really eye opening. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. ”Yael F 
 
“I am planning to apply medical school in this fall for both US and Canadian medical schools. I attended the workshop last week on how to write a great personal statement and think it is very help in many aspects.” Linda R 
 
“Thank you so much for the various opportunities you have given me in the past year. Currently, I am looking to apply to medical school for the upcoming application cycle and I was wondering if I can please obtain a reference letter from you”. Sincerely, MichaelJ 
 
"Dear Dr. Silverman,  I am a second year undergraduate student at York University. A while ago I attended your "How to write a Personal Statement," and found it very helpful.  Thank you for the great seminar and for all that you do to help humanity! Sincerely," Doris J 
 
"Hello Dr. Lorelei and Rosalind Silverman, I hope both of you are doing great and are having a wonderful Hannukah It was a pleasure working with you both this semester, and I cannot wait to continue working with you in the years to come. Sincerely," Ben O 
 
Student reflections
“My decision to enter the medical profession is not based on a romanticized image of doctors acquired during childhood. In fact, my passion for medicine developed within the mechanical engineering program at the University of Toronto. Hands-on skills are extremely relevant to medicine and my engineering training has emphasized applying themselves practically, preparing me for the medical realm. Motivated by a desire to impact clinical technology, I have taken on multiple research projects with medical applications. Through research, I have gained an understanding of how medicine has progressed while contributing to medical advancement. Although I see great value in medical research, I have realized that I prefer utilizing the developed tools, rather than developing them.  While academic and research experiences contribute to my growing medical knowledge, volunteering has played a critical role in exposing me to the clinical side of medicine. These opportunities have allowed me to observe my impact on others in a clinical setting. Such direct feedback from stakeholders- something often missing in research and engineering positions- allows me to continuously assess my professional character, identify my weaknesses, and improve the way in which I relate to others. Direct involvement in bettering the lives of others has been the common thread that connects all of my experiences. As an engineer with a passion for medicine, I continuously apply my practical skills to advance medical research, interact with others in a clinical setting, and contribute to my community. After all, innovation and advancement often require interdisciplinary action and I am excited to contribute to this process as a medical practitioner.”
Mario M, medical student U of Toronto

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