Jump to content
Premed 101 Forums

Aryanenzo

Members
  • Content Count

    151
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Aryanenzo

  • Rank
    Member

Recent Profile Visitors

1,414 profile views
  1. Well I'm just going to go ahead and post this, likely my final post on this site with an account from 2012 lol. Result: Rejected Early or Regular Deadline: Regular Timestamp: I don't want to look at it again LOL AGPA: 85.1% MCAT: 513- 128/126/129/130 NAQ: 34.11 TFR: 56.60 Interview: Below average Year: BSC. 2015 Geography: IP This is my 4th application and 2nd interview. Interview: I thought it went really well. I was confident, calm, and professional. I felt 4 stations went excellent, 4 were good and 2 could have been better (maybe rambled a bit?) but nothing bad. I thought there was potential for a above average score, and I would've been fine with a average score as well, its a step up....but I never thought I'd get below average. Everyone I practiced with, including doctors, residents, other applicants and medical students I practiced with extensively...are shocked. I did roughly 250-300 hours of actual practice with these people and 20-30 hours of research on my own and in groups on topics we thought would come up in the interview, and they did, and i was very well prepared. I've reflected on it and I have no idea how this could've been possible. My only explanation is that I simply do not have the demeanor or personality they are looking for. The fact is that I am not an extroverted super outgoing and talkative person. I cannot smile while I speak and I cannot speak as eloquently as others. I cannot be someone I am not, I am simply me. I cannot pretend to be Mr. mega extrovert who goes skiing every weekend while slurping coffee and his Facebook is filled with rock climbing photos with friends and laughs HAHAHAHA at every god damn thing for no reason with perfect white teeth. This is what they want or at least someone who can pretend to be this person. Although I did laugh with the interviewers and two even complimented me and I really connected with them...I still got a below average interview. There is an inherent bias in this process in being a likable person at first impression and I am probably not that person. At least based on my reflections so far, I cannot fathom another reason why I got below average. If I only knew why, I would do my best to improve but I do not so this is my conclusion based on the little data I am given. I know two other people with similar personalities and demeanor as myself, with 90%+ gpa and 515+ mcats that have been rejected over 4 times post interview...and guess what...they have very similar personalities to mine and their interviewing is actually excellent in organization and content in my opinion and those of others. Oh and despite hundreds of hours of volunteering added since my previous interview 2 years ago, and several new positions and projects i've been working on....my NAQ remains the same. I mean this is getting pretty stupid. So although I will apply again (since there's nothing to really lose at this point), this is over. There's no hope left and I know when to give up. I cannot commit like this again practicing that much. I need to start another career, perhaps I'll do a trade at BCIT. I cannot continue gambling my life away like this every year while everyone else moves on. But realistically I have no idea what I'm going to do. I'm starting to forget why I wanted to become a doctor in the first place. I gambled and lost, and this gamble certainly was not worth it. I'd never advise anyone i their first year to take this path. I could possibly get in if I keep applying for a few years, my stats are not bad and eventually i might get a hang of being a psychopath who can flip their very being 180 degrees but i wonder if its even worth it. I don't blame myself anymore, I don't blame god, I don't blame the interviewers either. I blame the North American Medical school system's broken, outdated and prejudice MMI system. I wonder how many fantastic applicants (which I am not, but my friends who got rejected are) were rejected for potential idiots because they just weren't as sociable.
  2. Congrats bro, you deserve it. Waiting for the essay writeup.
  3. I practice with the Facebook group at that time bro/gril. You should definitely join us. https://www.facebook.com/groups/173550230242947/
  4. TIME STAMP: 11:05 a.m. PST Interview Invite or Regrets: Invite Early or Regular Deadline: Regular GPA or AGPA (if applicable): 85% MCAT: 128/126/129/130 513 Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): BSc, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Geography (IP/OOP): IP Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): NSERC research award, no publications, a few very odd jobs (including a clean up of the fire damage in Fort Mcmurray after the city burned down a few years ago), had my own small business for a few years, volunteering at a MD clinic and a physio clinic and a clinic in a foreign country. Also volunteered at Big brother, went backpacking in Japan, restored my own classic car, coached a few students badminton, tutored ESL university students, volunteered at a elderly care center and the Mustard seed. Various other volunteering positions and hobbies. Included a car accident I was involved with which had a big impact on me. I'm very grateful to be given this opportunity again. This is my 4th application. First application was a joke and I just wanted to see the process (26 NAQ). My first serious application landed me a interview and I took it for granted (32 NAQ). I thought to myself, even If I don't get in this year, I will probably get the interview again next year. I didn't because my NAQ tanked last year (27 NAQ), they told me they couldn't reach one or more of my verifiers and although I updated them I am not sure if they were ever contacted. This was by far my best application but I had literally no idea whether or not I would get this interview. Monday was brutal. Good luck to everyone attending the interview and also those who didn't get one for next year.
  5. Aryanenzo

    Interview Invites date?

    Just know that because you are taking a path of least resistance, the resistance will catch up with you later. I can't imagine studying my ass off for another 4 years in a foreign country, knee deep in debt and trying to sleep at night wondering if I'm ever going to become a doctor. I would rather seek a different career altogether. For a long time I considered going to Poland because it is cheap (80-90k cad) so even if I fail to match somewhere, I don't have half a million dollars of debt. Ultimately I decided it is either Canada or a different career. I want some degree of certainty, I want this story to end.
  6. Aryanenzo

    Interview Invites date?

    noooo man I'm so sorry
  7. Aryanenzo

    Interview Invites date?

    WHERE IS THE EMAIL. WHERE IS IT. IM GONNA LOSE IT.
  8. Aryanenzo

    Interview Invites date?

    My resting heart rate is 130 right now lying in bed...
  9. I applied to UBC and UofC both of which I am IP for. UofC never gives me a interview though, no matter how many revisions I've done on my top 10s. I think its because my verbal reasoning is 9 (126?)
  10. Aryanenzo

    Interview Invites date?

    Had a lucid dream this morning that I got rejected. Even after I woke up, I was thinking "y tho" and was ready to tell my family and post on here. I wasn't that upset though, I'm so jaded now.
  11. Aryanenzo

    Interview Invites date?

    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.
×