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  1. Anybody ever been told that their activity entries were getting thrown out because they weren't able to get ahold of your verifiers?
  2. https://mdprogram.med.ubc.ca/2020/06/25/update-covid-19-and-your-application/ Well at least we got something for now
  3. I vaguely remember the admissions team posting about Covid-19 back in April but it looks like it’s been silence on that end since then. Has anyone reached out/heard more?
  4. I've already spoken to UofT about whether I'd be eligible for wGPA (the answer is no) if I took fewer than 5 FCEs for my second Bachelor's, but I'm wondering if the schools in general take a dim view for sub-full course loads. I always took at least 5 course per term during my first Bachelor's, but I'm not sure if I want to continue doing that into my second Bachelor's.
  5. One of the things I've talked about on my app is a small eBay business that I run by myself. I have the entry in employment history currently, but I'm reading the help guide right now and I could be misinterpreting, but it seems like the section is more meant for normal, paid jobs.... Would it make more sense to fit into Diversity of Experiences??? (which i've already maxed out entries on...)
  6. May 2019 UBC grad here, been trying to look for a clinical research gig to pass time during this application cycle. No luck on the job hunt so far. I've been seriously looking for about a month now and applying broadly to anything that seems like clinical research so far, but haven't managed to land an interview for any position so far. I know it's still early in the job hunt, but I figured having co-op and directed studies under my belt would give me a boost, but the payoff hasn't been there so far. I've mainly been looking into positions that fall into the category of "Clinical Research Coordinator" or "Research Assistant" at St Paul's/VGH/BC Children's/PHSA. Anybody with some experience have any tips for the process? Would it be worth it to cold e-mail some PIs that are doing things I think are interesting? Sorry if this isn't the best sub forum to put this in! I figured I'd find the most people from the lower mainland in here haha.
  7. TIME STAMP: 5:50pm Interview Invite or Regrets: Regrets Early or Regular Deadline: Regular GPA or AGPA (if applicable): 87.48 MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 511 Geography (IP/OOP): IP ECs: Mix of Research (Co-op, no pubs), typical volunteering & club stuff, part-time job NAQ: 24.37 AQ: 26.44 TFR: 50.81 NAQ went down ~4 points compared to last year, interviewed last year. I know there's no guarantees but pretty choked right now and I have a final to write tomorrow. I guess I'll hold out hope for OMSAS.
  8. Solonly was super helpful when I was practicing for my MMIs!! He gave really good feedback, and his scenarios were definitely challenging, but I could see why he asked the questions that he did. When he explains a scenario after the fact, he breaks it down so you can really see his thought process, which you can apply yourself. I think he really helped me figure out where my strengths and weaknesses, and I really appreciated that he took the time to get to know me as well. You can tell that he really wants you to succeed.
  9. My GPA's not spectacular but it's not bad ~3.85. Ideally the score doesn't take me out of the running for too many schools haha.
  10. Worth the re-write? 511 (126, 130, 129, 126) I'm an undergrad so I wouldn't have the bit of extra lee-way a grad student might get. I don't like the fact that I scored low-ish for CP and PS.
  11. Historically, Pharmacology has had higher cutoffs than CAPS. It's not a substantial difference though, and the cutoffs do fluctuate a bit from year to year depending on the strength of that year's applicants.
  12. Well I know of quite a few pre-CAPS & pre-pharmaco (ie second years in the majors) that switched into integrated sciences because they'd rather not deal with the workload of the two programs. I mean for those dead set on med, doing either major isn't taking the path of least resistance, given the volume of content they throw at you in the courses & the amount of time you spend writing lab reports. OP, The general consensus is that Pharmacology has a harder third-year than CAPS, and the opposite is true for fourth year.
  13. Hi everyone I'm going into my second year at UBC Vancouver. I'm taking a pretty typical life science courseload and I have a few questions for those who went to UBC for undergrad: Which science courses did you find tricky or time-consuming? Just from talking to a few friends and reading online, I've kind of placed my courses into these categories: Tough: CHEM 211 & CHEM 235 (the labs) BIOL 200 BIOL 201 Not Bad: STAT 200 CHEM 205 PHIL 220A Nice: PCTH 201 FNH 200 KIN 343 I took care of CHEM 233 and MICB 202 this summer; I didn't mind them.
  14. Slightly bit OT....but has anyone ever wondered why Biol 121 is the pre-requisite over Biol 112? That's been bugging me for quite a bit haha.
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