With 4k students applying to McMaster Health Sciences and only 206 spots available, Mac Health Sci is one of the most competitive programs in Canada.
While grades are important for your admission, the supplemental essays are the best way for you to stand out, gain an edge, and show who you are as a student.
The strength of your supplementary essays will determine an acceptance or rejection—but doing a high-quality job takes time that you don’t have, given all your other commitments.
Stop scrambling for feedback and answers. Get clear, proven advice from a professional you can trust.
Believe it or not, McMaster Health Sciences applicants submit shockingly similar and uncreative supplementary essays.
We assist students in developing essays that truly stand-out, while selecting the pieces of your life—most of which you might overlook—to create a truly compelling and authentic application.
We don’t just edit essays. We help craft clear and compelling responses that perfectly encapsulate who you are and what the admissions committee is looking for.
For 10+ years, we’ve read so many applications that we know what works and what doesn’t—we’ll steer you away from unoriginal, cliché, or ‘no-no’ strategies.
Hi I’m Shaar!
I’m a recent McMaster Bachelor of Life Science grad with professional experience at WE, an international development charity and youth empowerment company.
I have a unique background as both a scientist and businesswoman, specializing in program design, student development, and leadership coaching.
I will help students who are interested in applying to McMaster and pursuing multiple career paths.
I’m excited to work 1-1 together!
Hi, I’m Joshua!
I’m a recent McMaster BHSc (Health Sci) grad now pursuing the medical school route.
I'm blessed (and quite lucky) I got into Mac. I didn't have any support on my application, and it really took a toll on the stress I underwent in my Grade 12 year.
I believe students applying to university—particularly highly competitive programs like Mac—deserve accessible support options.
That's why I coach BHSc applicants to become the best applicants (and students) they can be. Looking forward to working together!
Think of our bootcamps as the masterclass on how to get into McMaster Health Sciences: 12 exclusive video modules and downloadable resources.
Our easily digestible videos breakdown the admissions process, dissect essay questions, and optimize your chances of getting in. The best part? It’s available online, anytime.
Beyond the videos, our bootcamp comes with essential resources to support Mac BHSc applicants.
This includes actual essay examples from this year’s application and paragraph-by-paragraph essay templates so you’re not starting with a blank page.
To get into McMaster Health Sciences, you must first understand the program’s requirements. We give a detailed explanation of grade expectations, the anticipated admissions cutoff, and key dates and deadlines.
We reveal exactly how the McMaster Health Sciences admissions process works through a simple, yet thorough breakdown. With years of experience and proven results, you will gain more transparency on what goes on behind closed doors.
What does McMaster Health Sciences look for? Having worked with hundreds of students and boasting a 80% success rate with our 1-on-1 clients, we have fine-tuned a very specific approach and technique with our students. We'll share our strategies, mistakes to avoid, and case studies with past clients.
Everyone has a uniqueness that differentiates them from the rest of the world. What is it about you that makes you different from other applicants? That’s the purpose of this module. we use a proprietary set of frameworks and tools to help you craft a ‘brand identity’—ultimately allowing you to build a more authentic and memorable application.
Research is a critical skill at university, yet very few students demonstrate it in their applications. In this module, we teach students how to go beyond the call of duty when it comes to conducting (and conveying) good research on McMaster University and the Health Sciences program. This module also explains the research that the admissions committee may perform on you as an applicant. We will provide specific tips on what you can do to leave the best impression.
There's a very particular way in which STEM applicants should compose their essays. Unlike the storytelling approach, suitable for business and arts applicants; the STEM approach is much more purposeful, concise, and direct. This method is called the 'answer-first' communication style and it will help you write more successful responses to STEM admissions prompts.
We provide an overview about the McMaster BHSc supplementary application, including a brief introduction to this year's questions and how to go about choosing the right question option for you. We'll also go through common confusions and mistakes students make on the application instructions and requirements.
We rigorously analyze the first BHSc essay question (both option A and B) and provides specific strategies, a suggested essay structure, and two fully-written essay examples for students to review. Please note, this module will only become available when the official 2020/21 application is available.
We rigorously analyze the second BHSc essay question (both option A and B) and provides specific strategies, a suggested essay structure, and two fully-written essay examples for students to review. Please note, this module will only become available when the official 2020/21 application is available.
We rigorously analyze the third BHSc essay question and provides specific strategies, a suggested essay structure, and two fully-written essay examples for students to review. Please note, this module will only become available when the official 2020/21 application is available.
With a completed application, we explain how to go about submitting it successfully on the McMaster online platform. We'll also provide his insights and advice, when you should expect to hear back from McMaster, and what to do if you’ve been waitlisted.
In the last module of the bootcamp, we share our best advice to prospective students, including what our McMaster HS students wished they knew when applying to university and when entering the BHSc program.
Pick a monthly support plan that fits your needs. Upgrade or downgrade your plan flexibly. Questions? Email [email protected]
Essay Analysis & Breakdowns
Essay ‘Answer’ Templates
Candidate Profile Strategy
Topic Brainstorm & Selection
Reflective Thinking Prompts
Essay Outlining & Drafting
Essay Revisions & Feedback
Final Proofing & Polishing
Phone Calls & Text
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“Joel’s program helped me significantly develop my leadership skills and build an application that got me admitted to McMaster Health Sciences—my dream program.”
"Initially, I was concerned about hiring someone for my son in his pursuit of admission to Mac.
I had heard all sorts of stories about application services and I wanted my son to be admitted on his own merits. Joel did a wonderful job of coaching my son. He helped him develop his thoughts and express them clearly. Joel showed a great deal of patience and in the end, my son was accepted to both the Health Science and Integrated Science programs. This success would not have happened without Joel’s help and I would recommend him to anyone looking for admission to these “hard to get into” programs.”
“I had Joel help me with my McMaster Integrated Science and Health Science application. He really made this intimidating process much less stressful and I was accepted to both programs.
He did that by really outlining what the university’s are going to be looking for in an application and he helped me really dig down to find subjects that I’m passionate about writing and it really shows on my applications.
Overall, he knows what he’s doing. He has a lot of experience and that shows. He’s been super helpful and helped me produce a very solid application for both programs."
“Joel has been working with me for the past six months in the process of putting together my Health Science application. He was extremely thorough and knowledgeable throughout the entire process and in answering any questions I had to begin with.
With his help I was able to start up my first entrepreneurial project, something I'm sure I would not have been able to do without his help. Together we were able to put together an application that communicated my ideas and represented who I was as a student. I would highly recommend Joel and his expertise to anyone and I cannot thank him enough for his help.”
Our expertly trained Youth Coaches offer monthly coaching to high school students, utilizing a proven coaching methodology that's been refined over 10+ years. Sign up for a free consultation with our Student Success Team and we will take the time to learn about your goals and match you with a coach who can help you accomplish them. Our coaches work with students over several months to help them develop an authentic 'identity' that stands out with the admissions committee.
We also help students accomplish audacious goals that align to that identity, including obtaining internships/jobs, launching independent leadership projects, pursuing contests/competitions, winning scholarships, and much more.
Our Youth Coaches combine all the roles a high school student needs during this pivotal point in their lives: a career coach, an admissions consultant, a mentor, a guidance counsellor, an academic adviser, a performance coach, and more. We like to think of it as 'executive coaching' for youth.
Reach your post-secondary potential with the help of an expert youth coach.
Simply put: we're the experts on the McMaster Health Sciences application. We've advised more students on their applications, for over ten years and our success rate is approximately 80%.
Our coaching methodology helps students elevate the thinking on their application, enhance their extracurricular profile, and tailor their essays to what the reviewers want to see. We help build students into the best possible versions of themselves, something that traditional academia is teaching.
For our 1-on-1 support, we start working with students starting in Grade 10 to a week before the application is due. The longer we work together, the more impact we can have; but if it is a shorter duration, we can expedite our work to help our clients.
Yes! If you have general questions about the about working with us 1-on-1, email us directly at [email protected] and we'll get back to you shortly.
If you're already getting coached, you are able to contact your coach via phone, text, and email at your convenience. That's the benefit of the monthly support model.
If you are unhappy with the service at any time, please contact your coach and our Student Success Team. If we are unable to resolve it to your satisfaction, we will give you a refund.
Yes. The BHSc Level II application for first-year university and transfer students is the same as the BHSc Level I application for high school applicants.