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  1. Yes they are. If any of the semesters are lower than your undergrad years, this will be the year that gets removed, regardless if you have only 2 courses. (If you need a GPA boost, during grad studies years would be the time, since you’ve already paid the $$$$ for tuition — if you can manage it alongside research for your thesis). All courses taken are included in your GPA calculation for UBC, unless it is your lowest GPA year.
  2. The online application is open now (if anyone cares!).
  3. Are any new students (who were not previous UBC students) having any issues with accessing the form to create a UBC Card from the website? When I try to login using my CWL, it says my access to this form is denied. (Yes, I have registered for courses). The email and phone number that is listed to the One Card website isn’t connected to any human contacts.
  4. Any course taken and completed by the June 1, 2019 deadline will be included — whether taken during the summer or during the regular academic year. This includes all online and in-class courses, either at the undergraduate or graduate level!
  5. I think they just started... 3 identical listserv emails in 5 minutes. Woo!
  6. It’s been pretty quiet since May 10th as well... no email or anything. I’ve started doing my vaccination updating with Health Services and registered for CPR. I guess we just wait until the class is full?
  7. Felt I should add my stats in here because I’m super stoked and would want someone like me who was applying to see this... 2013 was my first application to medical schools in Canada, 2019 was my 1st interview at UBC. Accepted, VFMP (1st Choice) TIME STAMP: 11:56am PSTEarly or Regular Deadline: RegularAGPA (if applicable): ~83MCAT: 124 in CARS, 513 overall. Geography: IP Educational background: BSc and MSc (Thesis) in basic science , plus some Continuing Ed. ECs: Not an Olympian. Didn’t have any publications from my Master’s degree until after the June deadline, but some poster presentations. My weak GPA didn’t get me on the Dean’s Honours List. BUT I had years and years of service/volunteering/philanthropy, student governance and policy work during high school and university years, working in marginalised communities in BC, experiences from my life that let me be in leadership roles outside of school, finding a true pride being a member of the LGBTQ2S+ community, and having made genuine connections with people that supported me over many, many years and were so thrilled to be verifiers (and making me cry seeing their genuine excitement when I told them I got in). Honestly, it took a village to raise me and they were all included in my application. Interview: I worked a full-time and part-time job while prepping for interviews, but all I can say is that I spent NUMEROUS hours working with friends, colleagues, anyone who I could find that wanted to spend the time to give me honest feedback to prepare. I wanted the input of non-applicants (I wasn’t here for the biased opinions and shadiness, and that’s the T), and I went in feeling great. I read articles for 5 hours a day to understand what was going on. I listened to podcasts while I worked. I watched the evening news before going to bed. Unfortunately, getting to the interview day and walking up to the first station, it was an out of body experience that I didn’t anticipate and my anxiety got the best of me. I know I had brought enough into the conversations, but it wasn’t at my best — however, I was happy to know that it was enough. Having low grades and a threshold CARS score was really pushing me to prove my worth in the interview and I did (and I’m so proud of that). The acceptance email comes and the grades no longer matter, the number of times I tried and wrote the MCAT no longer matter, the years of failed and rejected applications no longer matter. I’m looking forward. Forward to a new chapter and new beginning. Getting into medical school is easy for some with the grades and the privileges, however, without those, it’s full of hurdles. Jumping over enough of them will eventually get you to the finish line. One yes is all you need.
  8. So.. is there a Facebook group for Class of 2023? Congrats everyone!!!
  9. Imagine this was the good old days and you had to wait for a letter in the mail telling you that you were accepted... would be checking your literal mailbox everyday.
  10. Does anyone else have a failed course on their transcript? I don’t know if some schools replace a supplemental/retaken course as the only grade... maybe someone else is in the same boat? (Or have a D in a course?)
  11. https://www.grad.ubc.ca/faculty-staff/admin-resources-templates/gpa-calculators theres an Excel calculator where you can plug in your marks and see how they change your GPA. Just use the percentage conversion table UBC uses to convert letter grades to %. But yes, the credit weighting is important.
  12. I’m a little confused @ohimark... Are you saying that the text under the Interview Decision header has changed?
  13. For those folks who said they interviewed in the past with Above Average results and are also in this year’s applicant pool, do you know what was the crux/demise of your application those previous years? (i.e., Not uploading documents? Low MCAT? Poor choice of verifiers/references?) Were you able to make some changes for this cycle? Some insight would be lovely!
  14. So was anyone’s status updated this week? A friend just had theirs changed to Recieved today...
  15. I felt the EXACT same thing, but was trying to convince myself I was just overthinking everything and being irrational... but it does make sense...
  16. Same, not received yet. I did submit mine in late December.
  17. Thanks for your responses! I appreciate it! This is what the email from the OAS said today: Please upload a scan or photo of your proof of citizenship to your Documents tab by February 15 at 12:00 p.m. PST. For most applicants, we will not update the received status for proof of citizenship until after the interviews are over. You can check the time stamp on your Documents tab to ensure you uploaded your proof of citizenship before the deadline.
  18. Has anyone’s uploaded document of their Proof of Canadian citizenship (i.e. Passport scan) been marked as “Recieved”? I uploaded it back in December to get it out of the way... Or will they only be updating these files for review later in February? Cheers!
  19. I really am not a fan of the connotation throwing out the word "microaggression" in conversations has received over the last couple of years and merits eye rolls, but it's more about privilege (another entire topic that can be explored) and has to do with making comments from a vantage of privilege in society (white, cis, male, straight, etc.). A comment made from a place of privilege that discredits or oppresses the less privileged group is often what credits a "microaggression" because it may be subtle or unintentional, but reinforces marginalization. Thus, comments made by another gender against males isn't a "microaggression", because historically males have that privilege women don't (even those who are trans*). Thus even putting together the string of words like "microaggression towards men" is the same line as "reverse racism". As a male myself and a person of colour and gay, it is important to recognize which privileges you have and do not, but it's difficult to sit back and not comment when the same systems and stereotypes and dogmas of things are perpetuated because people don't understand their privilege. There are many resources on the web to understand privilege and what privileges you have in society.
  20. I hope you don't think "microaggression towards men" is a thing... Much like I hope you don't think "reverse racism" is a thing...
  21. Throwing a wrench in this topic, but as a member of the LGBTQQIAAP community, gender isn't a binary and what stats the OP may have received from their friend may be biased to the interpretation of said person. The tone of the original post seemed to allude to the fact that it was going against the status quo with the "bold move", but I think there SHOULD be more opportunities presented to those systematically oppressed by the profession. At the interview, I was very surprised to see the lack of diversity in the applicants, but hey, the process is blinded to race, but the cause may be less people of colour feel the need to apply to Queen's or less are invited for an interview. I think the fact all women were chosen for the cohort of QuARMS is a testament to their merits and potential in the program, rather than the fact that they are all female. Statistically, yes, it is uncommon and surprising 100% would be female, but hardly a "bold move", but more of a "commendable applaud", in my opinion.
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