International medical graduate CARMS and interview testimonials

“I would like to thank you for the work you do mentoring individuals across the spectrum of learners in the medical profession. I am particularly grateful for the opportunity I had to get advice from you and Dr. Lorelei, and the insight I gained about the standards expected for an applicant to be successful in matching either into medical school or residency. I also thank you for inviting me to join the models of human disease and would be glad to contribute to development of the group in any capacity possible.” Ibrahim O. Malik

“Dear Dr Silverman Just heard today, that I have been invited for Family Medicine residency interview for Ontario on 17th Jan. I would like to thank you and your sister for your guidance and advise in preparing for this. Thanking you Kind regards” Chrys Henry 

 “Thanks so much for the suggestions regarding my interview for Hematology fellowship. The interview went well and I have been selected for the next step which requires eligibility educational license, which I am working on. Once again I really appreciate your help. Sincerely,” Vinita Sundaram

 “I am happy to inform you that I was selected for an interview in family medicine in Ontario. I wish you thank you for the support and advice you gave me when preparing my application.  I would be extremely grateful if you could create some time for me out of your busy schedule for us to go over interview preparation strategies. Thank you as always,” Ibrahim O. Malik

 “Good morning Dr. Rosalind and Lorelei Silverman, Thank you very much for your suggestions and advices. I am going to train those tips. Now I am very confident that I will do well in my interviews. I appreciate once again your intention and efforts to help others. I will keep in touch.Have a good day! Sincerely,” Dixon

 “I had the pleasure to attend the two workshops on interview skills. I truly appreciate the effort you do to help pre-med students and IMGs.” Saied Marcos

 “That day when I attended the seminar on interview tips, I could not express my thanks to you because I had to leave early. It was a very useful seminar. I understood many new things about succeeding in an interview. I would like to talk about my resume and personal letters. Cheers” Abeer Hegazi

 “Many thanks Dr. Rosalind and Dr. Lorelei – you are truly amazing” Rasha Sabouny

 “Hello Dr. Silverman, First of all thank you so much for such a big help, I really appreciate.  I have corrected my resume and personal statement based on your advice. Please have a look and guide me further as soon as possible. Also, I have few questions about the research project.” Sadia Rashid

 “Dear Dr. Silverman: Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to meet me last Thursday. I do appreciate your excellent suggestions and your efforts in helping with my application. Your continuous support is greatly appreciated. thank you so much Very Sincerely,” Abeer  

“I am very happy to let you know that I have received an interview invitation from McMaster University in Ob/Gyn program. It’s a MMI. I like to thanks first to both of you for your kind help. And I would like to get your immense help for my interview preparation. Please let me know how when we can sit again. Best regards,” Laila


 “Hello Dr. Silverman,Thanks for informing about this great achievement. Congratulations to you and all the successful candidates. Regards,” Mehul

 “Hello,Thank you so much for your beneficial workshops. I learnt a lot from them.”  Shimaa Ashmawee

 “Dear Dr. Silverman, I wanted to thank you and your sister for a wonderful workshop yesterday! There is so much good advice I learned from the session. I really appreciate your presentations and feedback given during the interview practice session. I found this especially helpful! The critique given by you and your sister was very honest. Thus, I learned how I could improve from listening to my own critique given by you as well as the critique given to my peers. Sincerely,” Yogi

 “Dear Dr. Silverman, I would like to thank you for the valuable information about interview preparation you provided to us during the previous 2 workshops. Best regards,” Hassan

 “Workshop this evening was awesome, especially your presentation about panel interview. It was very informative. Best regards” Sadia Rashid

 “I applied to every university in Canada with a Family Medicine program and so far I’ve received two interview invitations. I’m currently preparing on my own right now and would appreciate extra insight from you becauseI enjoyed the thoroughness and detail of your interview preparation process. I would like to schedule a time to meet and discuss the interview strategies one on one. I thank you for your work and help. Regards”, Maged  

“Dear Dr. Silverman: As per our conversation I am sending you one of my personal statements and my CV for your kind review and advise. If I would get an invitation for an interview, I would not seek help from anyone else but your. Please let me know what you think and how I might improve my application. Thanks a lot. Sincerely;” Abeer

 “U  are an inspiration. I am working on my questions and answers. Will book my prep classes first week of December.  Ty. Regards,” Gavin

 “Hello Dr. Silverman, thank you for workshops, emails and follow-up, your work is much appreciated. My name is Maged Ghattas, and I am a Canadian IMG who recently applied to CaRMS. I’m interested in more detailed and thorough information about the interview process and would consider one-on-one instruction as the residency interview process is a new challenge for me. This of course depends on me receiving interview offers which I’ll know about in the upcoming weeks. Thank you for your work and effort. Best Regards”, Maged    

 “I thank you so much. All of the credit goes to you, Bless you always. Hoping to see you soon, take care.” Muhammad Jahangir

 “Dear Professor Silverman, we would like to ask your help in mentoring during this process. We will kindly ask you to review my application for CARMS, reference letters and all supporting documents, and help with a strong and professional Résumé/CV, and professional letter in order to give my application more chances for success We have nobody more experienced in this area then you, and strongly rely on your help.. Best regards”, Lana Turban

 “Wow congratz Dr Rosalind itz all ur hardwork behind building confidence and strength amongst us the students:-) Congratulations to Morrisson and congratulations to you for an excellent dedicated and fruitful work.” Saied

“I had the privilege of attending your workshop on How to write best personal statement. As an IMG who has recently come to Canada, this was an eye opener. I have taken the MCCEE (Medical Council of Canada Equivalency exam) and am awaiting the results. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how helpful and necessary your workshops are for International Medical Doctors (IMD) who need to have insight into the process for selection into residency programs in Canada. Your workshops have been extremely beneficial in understanding the requirements. I would appreciate an opportunity to work with your organization and use my experience in Hematology oncology. I look forward to attending your workshops. Sincerely,” Dr. Vinita Sundaram

 “Dear Dr Silverman: I was privileged to attend the recent workshop on writing the personal statement for medical and dental students at U of T. As a recent immigrant to Canada and an  IMG,I found the advice invaluable. I obtained my Master in Clinical Tropical Medicine at Mahidol, University, Bangkok, Thailand. I would be very much interested in volunteering with models of human disease, and would like to discuss this possibility whenever convenient to you. Thanking you Sincerely”, Dr.Chrysanthus Henry

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