Daniel Shane ‘15 Shares His Journey to Medical School

“Ask questions, and surround yourself with people who are smarter than you.” Crescent alum Daniel Shane ‘15 recently shared this humble advice during a Career Spotlight session on how to apply to medical school. Both alumni and Grade 12 students were in attendance. Shane is currently pursuing a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
“I wrote the MCAT three times,” he said, explaining how he corrected his strategy for success: “I studied really, really hard and focused on the two sections where I needed to improve.” Shane described what motivated him to pursue a career in medicine, the path he took to get there, and the obstacles he had to face. He cautioned students about the need for high marks before applying to medical school: “It is really competitive. They need to know that you can handle the intensity of it.” Enthusiastic and informative, Shane spent ample time answering questions, which were thoughtful and diverse.

Career Spotlight is a series of career-focused events for university-aged alumni interested in learning about different professions.