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  1. Result: Regrets Time Stamp: 4:55pm EST 2 year GPA: 3.70, (cgpa: 2.85) Year: BA, graduated; been working MCAT: 512 (128 CARS, 127 B/B, 130 P/S, 127 C/P) EC's: Couple of publications (1st author, 2nd author), hospital and clinic, shadowing, lots of travel, some mental health stuff, working 3 years in research I knew I was borderline for most schools and this is my first year applying. Not sure whether to reapply though. Congratulations to those who were invited.
  2. Sure: year 2 (w/ summer - 12 courses): 3.65 year 1 (w/ summer - 12 courses): 3.76 year 2 (w/o summer - 10 courses): 3.68 year 1 (w/o summer - 10 courses): 3.77 Sadly I made very misguided choice of taking a difficult neuropharm course in the second year. My aGPA is 77.63% (That's with 30 credits dropped), which I believe cuts me off from getting interviews at UBC. Again, I really appreciate all the input.
  3. Thank you very much for this bit of encouragement, really makes all the difference. I've been debating about applying this year anyways just to test the waters, but I'm trying to be as realistic as possible with my expectations. I think at this point, grad school seems like the most practical pathway, for many reasons than just my GPA.
  4. Hey everyone, I've sort of hit a bit of a roadblock in terms of decision-making moving forward. After a very poor first UG (2.8 GPA), I decided to do a 2nd UG in order to pursue my dream of becoming a physician. I did reasonably well (GPA = 3.7) but I realize that for med school GPAs, this may definitely not be competitive enough. My second undergrad was a full BA in Psychology completed in 2 years with full 30-credit course loads at UBC. Currently, my MCAT scores are (I am registered for a re-write in May and am absolutely confident I can do better than this): CPFBS: 126 CARS: 128 BBFLS: 125 PSBFB: 128 Total: 507 My ECs include: Volunteering/working as a Research Assistant (2 years: 1 abstract, 1 poster, 1 second author publication, another publication in the works) clinical: Hospital Patient Visiting for 2 years Hospital short term care assistant (6 months) community: Peer Counselling/Mental Health Wellness Service (2 years) Alumni Coordinator for my undergraduate society (1 year) Worked as a legal assistant for 1 year Volunteered as a admin assistant for the Cancer Society for 1 year Manager for a contracting firm (work) (1 year) athletics: Captain and Coaching Soccer for 3 years indoor soccer, outdoor soccer, etc. At this point, I was hoping for some advice. I could apply to some schools and take my (slim) chances getting an interview. Or I could go into grad school and complete my MSc in Neuroscience. I already have an amazing supervisor lined up who is begging me to do my grad degree with the lab, but I really want to go into medicine. I enjoy research, but I really miss being able to interact with patients when I'm doing the desk work. Based on my stats, can anyone provide me any insight? Would I be better off doing my Masters and then applying or should I just try my hand at applications with my current background. Any tips are appreciated!
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