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  1. I thought this was interesting considering physician shadowing is valued by med schools in the USA. It is from the application help guide for this cycle:
  2. TIME STAMP: 8:27 pm EST Interview Invite or Regrets: Regrets, No Interview Early or Regular Deadline: Regular GPA or AGPA (if applicable): 87.15 AGPA MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 503 Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): Honours Bsc. Geography (IP/OOP): OOP Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): I'm in my mid 20s, so I've had time to accumulate many interesting experiences. I've worked at least 20-30 hours per week the majority of the time I did my undergrad, and have worked 2-3 jobs while volunteering at 1-2 places simultaneously for the last 2.5 years. I currently work three jobs. Store manager of a popular retail store for 2.5 years with sales of 2.5 million per year where I managed a team of 20-30 people. Restaurant and retail work with a lot of managing experience. Crisis line responder for 2.5 years. Two poster presentations, a published abstract, a research grant of $1000. Food advocate, a student coordinator of a food lab, student leader in a multi-stakeholder food policy group that advocated for a food policy on my campus, panelist at a conference speaking about my experiences in food advocacy and student led initiatives. Science and math tutor for the last 3.5 years (still tutoring). A few awards and scholarships. Volunteered in a hospital, and I now work for the hospital where I play a small role in the health care team, but work directly with nurses, and spend 100% of my shift interacting one-on-one with complex continuing care patients. I put personal details and experiences from my life in the diversity of experiences section that I felt were important in shaping who I am as a person. I was a delegate at an international youth summit of youth leaders from about 100 countries. I worked as a research assistant for the federal government for 2 years while I was a student, and have now begun a three year term with them (this wasn't on my application because I started in September). My first time applying, and I still need to hear from a few Ontario schools. NAQ: 34.09 AQ: 25.90 TFR: 59.99
  3. Do they post our GPA/AGPA before interview invites?
  4. Does UBC post their AQ calculation before they send out interview invites?
  5. Also had this happen and freaked out a bit at first, but knowing we got full file reviews is nice
  6. This may be late, but doing 1-2 courses max from Athabasca would be doable but 4 per term and 8 in total in one year while doing the thesis will be really hard, and will probably take its toll on your overall performance in the courses and on your thesis.
  7. Does Alberta look at the entire MCAT or just CARS for OOP? And if they look at the entire MCAT then is it enough to just exceed cut offs, or do they evaluate applicants based on their score?
  8. My guesses are uOttawa, U of T, and Western, but I'm only guessing.
  9. Thank you for taking the time to reply! I appreciate it. Life has been so hectic that I haven't been on here in a while. I decided to postpone applying broadly for one year (only applying to UBC this year) which will give me more time to decide on who to ask for letters of recommendation.
  10. Hi everyone, I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but is it acceptable to have two people from one workplace submit references for your med school application? It's going to be my supervisor and one of their PhD students. I worked very closely with both of them, and in slightly different capacities, and they both know me very well which is why I'm considering both of them. I have other options, but my other options do not know me as well. My third reference knows me well personally, too.
  11. That's amazing. Before I asked the question in this thread I never took the time to realize how diverse Canada allows its applicants to be. I also realized how much I subconsciously valued a BSc over a BA, but for medicine it doesn't seem to matter, and I would not have understood that had I not asked this question.
  12. The unanimous "it doesn't matter" is reassuring. I am doing research with a neurologist, and I meet with her next week. I'm going to ask her opinion about this as well. I initially thought there might be bias even if people don't want to admit there is, but I really hope that's not the case.
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