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  1. 13 points
    ATG4B

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    For everyone who is not getting the news they wanted today ... I want to tell you a little bit more about me in the hopes that it will bolster your spirit to keep pushing forward. I was all set to apply in 2006, but a family member became very ill and I had to put my dreams on hold. I tried several times over the coming years to go back to school, but I couldn’t manage to juggle full time work and full time school. It wasn’t until I turned 30 that I decided to sell pretty much everything I had in order to head back to school. It has been far from an easy road, but I wouldn’t change it for anything! I’m definitely not the same person I was in 2006 and I appreciate every opportunity for the blessing that it is. I don’t know what this year has in store for me, but I do know that I’m a hell of a lot stronger than I thought I was. You will find that out about yourself too if you keep pushing ahead. Be kind to yourself right now and know that one (or even many) regret email, doesn’t define you in any way! Hugs to you all.
  2. 12 points
    yake

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    Last year the rejections went around around 5. I remember being in your shoes during finals last December trying to keep my heart from exploding, now I'm sullenly studying away for UBC med finals. My heart is with y'all, whatever news you may or may not hear today doesn't define you and shouldn't negatively impact your dream of becoming a physician
  3. 7 points
    Frederick Sanger

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    This particular thread needs to have a name change to increased cortisol synthesis.
  4. 7 points
    Dear brethren and sistren, D-Day has arrived! Just remember to breathe and have faith in your application. If you haven’t taken a look at the interim stats, here they are: https://mdprogram.med.ubc.ca/files/2018/12/Interim-Statistics-2018-19-MED-2023.pdf . Most amount of invited applicants since last 4 cycles! And like I said a few weeks ago, DIM THE LIGHTS AND HERE WE GOOOO! Let’s virtually hold each others’ hands lol.
  5. 7 points
    WileyCoyote

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    I hope it isn't med class of 2029 lol
  6. 7 points
    ohimark

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    I had the most bizarre dream that I was late for the interview, but then I got there and the entire interview was a written response to sexing this jar of fruitflies, and I had forgotten my suit so I just had my t-shirt and jeans. Gracious Lord...
  7. 6 points
    Poloma

    Interview Invites date?

    Mostly concerned that only one of your armpits is sweating
  8. 6 points
    Today and mid-May are always so difficult. For all of us reapplicants - let's hope this is our last year applying, for all the right reasons!
  9. 6 points
    ATG4B

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    I can’t be the only one wide awake
  10. 4 points
    UBC looks for a diversity of things in its scoring. It's not all just the sheer number of ECs. Life experience, commitment, maturity, etc. and the way those things come through in how your NAQs are written can have a a really big effect on how the people reading your application will interpret and score it. You may stack up much better than you realize! I can't imagine they're going to substantially change the pattern this year *knock on wood* -- UBC is actually pretty consistent year-to-year in it's notification timing. Try not to worry too much you guys, I know how much the wait sucks!
  11. 4 points
    Thanks for everyone who posted here and/or messaged me. I am going to make this FB group this week and post the link here as well so we can all benefit from working together and make this endeavor come to fruition. I sincerely hope that we all receive invites. Please stay tuned for another post from me in a few days.
  12. 4 points
    DreamBig19

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    Wishing everyone the best of luck! We made it this far! It's a matter of a couple more hours. I think we all should take a minute and be proud of ourselves for making it this far! The rest is out of our control I guess.
  13. 3 points
    amybp

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    Plot twist: they're actually not sending out regrets today
  14. 3 points
    I can echo this! Don’t let today define you!
  15. 3 points
    amybp

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    I've been stalking this thread for days now and finally bit the bullet to make an account to join the stress Does anyone else feel like it's Russian roulette every time the refresh the OAS?? I instantly seize up every time
  16. 3 points
    Poloma

    Interview Invites date?

    That was the most neurotic premed moment of my LIFE
  17. 3 points
    Poloma

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    OMG EVERYONE I FORGOT THAT LAST TIME I LOGGED IN I LOOKED AT MY OLD APPLICATION AND I JUST LOOKED NOW AND IT SAID "FEE NOT RECEIVED" AND MCAT NOT RECEIVED ETC (because I didn't end up applying last year) and AS I WAS ON HOLD TO TALK TO UBC MED I realized it was still on my old application omg I thought I forgot to submit MY FEE AND MCAt omg
  18. 3 points
    Poloma

    Interview Invites date?

    I haven't either .. let's hope everyone on here got interviews and that's why none of us have heard anything lol
  19. 3 points
    Kjay

    Interview Invites date?

    Anyone else trying to study for finals but getting too distracted? I'm trying to study for my final that's tomorrow but keep checking my email and I'm not getting anything done. Hate that they send out interview invites in the middle of finals, it's too much stress
  20. 3 points
    kronos

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    It should be noted that the email we receive is just representing the status update from OAS and it's completely possible that emails get delayed. Best thing to do is to check OAS portal to see if status is updated today imo
  21. 3 points
    Yup I was rejected at 5:18PM. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh.
  22. 3 points
    See my detailed breakdown of med school interview likelihood here: http://forums.premed101.com/topic/102022-chances-for-mac/?tab=comments#comment-1108472 Good luck.
  23. 2 points
    Frederick Sanger

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    There is no doubt about the system having major flaws: keeping people like you away from their system. But, I would highly advise you to reconsider. What was your previous NAQ and what is it right now? What details have you added? Perhaps, try to apply broadly to other schools. Your CARS is great for McMaster, Calgary and Alberta so is your GPA. In fact, as long as you meet a flat 125 you could apply to Toronto as well. I advise you to not lose motivation just yet because should you plan to come back to Canada, it may be nearly impossible and you will be introduced to even further uncertainty. Calculate all the steps and future steps before you make your final decision and I suggest you give it a week before you finalize your thoughts. I am very sorry about today and I hope that you recover soon. You deserved a spot for sure. Feel free to message me too. I am happy to help.
  24. 2 points
    For anyone who did not get the news they wanted, keep your heads up and be proud of yourself for putting the effort in to put your best foot forward. I know this is easier said than done but give yourself a pat on the back, and come back even stronger. While I have so much respect for the work that the UBC admissions puts in, I don't think i'm alone in thinking that the NAQ score seems like... a bit BS. As an aside, is there anyone who objectively (I know this is impossible to know) believes they had a TFR < cutoff, but did not receive any news today? A.aasking for a friend
  25. 2 points
    Poloma

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    YES IT'S the worst because we're all so smart and funny and clever and I want to react to everything
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