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struggling2getin last won the day on April 11 2019

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  1. I think Western is the only school that won't take you. I know at least three people who have left professional programs (law, dent, pharm) partway to enter medicine, including myself. Depending on the school, they might look at your grades post acceptance and can potentially revoke your offer if they are too low.
  2. Did this for multiple organizations (~3?). Didn't seem to come across as a problem.
  3. I laughed reading this, realizing that I do everything listed too and that we sound so jaded to first years. Let the 2024s have their fun for the first few months haha. Would your classmate happen to have the initials E.Z? That's one person I know who does well while going to no lectures, cramming 4 days prior to exams and watching at double speed
  4. FLEX experiences and most research/summer travel plans got screwed.
  5. Funny enough, I came across your acceptance while scrolling through instagram. Congrats! I remember trying to start up practice groups with you last cycle around winter. Glad everything worked out. Sometimes the magic finally happens when you call your last shot
  6. I can't comment on UBC vs Queens since I never studied there (though I was there for an interview), but I'm from Toronto and attend UBC. Feel free to DM.
  7. Thanks for the response! What would you say overlaps with EM? Radiology or internal?
  8. I was once in law school (didn't complete the degree) and am now in med school. I don't know if I'd be able to give you the full advice you seek since I didn't finish the degree and learned common law rather than civil, but feel free to message me.
  9. I was wondering if you could touch a bit about the exposure to trauma as a +1. I shadowed at a community ED not long ago and really enjoyed the pacing and atmosphere, but I find myself hesitant to do EM since I get quite queasy with severe traumas. Hopefully I'll get better with exposure, but assuming I don't would this be enough for me to rule out considering EM or the +1?
  10. I took a brief look for you all; last year, we got 3 emails prior to the decision date (mostly reminders). Make the best you can of the wait!
  11. Paraphrasing the acceptance email we got last year, your acceptance to the site offered is binding, but you may be placed on a waitlist for another site if the one you were offered is not your first choice (after accepting).
  12. I can't read instructions. Im living proof that putting #4 on PG doesnt disqualify you
  13. I saw this post a lot earlier but couldnt find time to write sooner due to first year exams. This advice isnt specific to UBC as it helped me breach from rejection to interview broadly across all programs. 1) I organized all my activities into the Canmed roles and then sorted to see which quality I was lacking in and tried to get more experiences catered towards those areas. Ie I calculated how many of my activities were perceived as scholar, teamwork, etc and tried to balance them out 2) I rewrote my descriptions (see later) 3) I took a gap year and chose to volunteer at multiple places over the course of the year. By the end, I added 4 activities with substantial hour counts that helped with goal 1. If I've learned anything over the years, its that the process if highly competitive and variable. I had a blank year in 2018 where I went from 2 interviews to none, then 3 again after. Its also very difficult to mitigate some elements of subjectivity within the whole writing process. The best due diligence you can do for yourself is to repeatedly question yourself how what you've written will be perceived by a diversity of reviewers (I know this might sound theoretical). At one point, you'll hopefully find a format or writing style that is able to be positively received by -most- people and just go with that.
  14. Did this. Was never an issue at any school I applied to, be it UBC, OMSAS, or Alberta.
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