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    NothingButNetters reacted to Neurophiliac in UBC student card   
    It seems like access starts mid-July!  So at that time, you can apply for a student card  .
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from Neurophiliac in What happens after accepting the offer?   
    I think they just started... 3 identical listserv emails in 5 minutes. Woo!
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from Matty66 in What happens after accepting the offer?   
    I think they just started... 3 identical listserv emails in 5 minutes. Woo!
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from ShadesofCyan in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    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 PST
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): ~83
    MCAT: 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. 
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from almondmilklatte in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    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 PST
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): ~83
    MCAT: 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. 
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from HandyDandyNotebook in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    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 PST
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): ~83
    MCAT: 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. 
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    NothingButNetters reacted to ATG4B in LOC   
    Just a heads up ... if you are looking for your LOC, RBC has an offer coming out next Thursday. Also, based on my experience so far, RBC service has been superior to Scotia .... That said, it’s mostly because my Scotia experience has been a disaster ... They have new people looking after their healthcare products at the moment and I don’t know what exactly is going on, but there seems to be a lapse in communication between them and their credit department. Could also be an isolated event - not completely sure. In any case, I hope this saves some of you the headache that I have been experiencing this past week. 
    Edit: I worked in finance and credit for 10+ years, so I know my experience is not how it’s supposed to be. I also know my application is solid and I am being asked to jump through hoops that should be non-existent. 
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    NothingButNetters reacted to frenchpress in UBC medicine support for spouses/partners   
    As a BC medical student, you and your family can access some short term counselling through the physician’s health program: https://www.physicianhealth.com/
    But I have to agree with @ATG4B here, it sounds like he’s saying he doesn’t want to move and he won’t be happy here, and he also won’t be happy long distance. It’s one thing to change ones long term goals to accommodate a spouse in order to have new shared goals together, or because they derive happiness and satisfaction from supporting their spouse. Its an entirely different thing to feel pushed into giving up ones “dreams” when they don’t want to, and that way breeds resentment and unhappy relationships. Counselling might be helpful for you two, even if it’s just to get on the same page in terms of breaking up amicably or personally coming to terms with the decision. But I don’t think it’s going to fundamentally change how he feels.
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from vicpremed in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    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 PST
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): ~83
    MCAT: 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. 
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from targaryen in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    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 PST
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): ~83
    MCAT: 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. 
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from brockboeser6 in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    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 PST
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): ~83
    MCAT: 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. 
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    NothingButNetters reacted to struggling2getin in Unexpected Below Average Interview   
    I've had the same experience before years back and know how unsettling it can feel to see interviewers actually ranked you vs your practice. Depending on the audience, it's important to take the advice of those you are practicing with discretion. When practicing with current/re-applicants, it's possible that you have the situation of the blind leading the blind. If practicing with a med student, you have the possibility that these individuals actually aren't outstanding interviewees, but their pre-interview stats carried them through (school dependent of course).  In my experience, I've given answers that (even in my mind) had been hot garbage but still received highly positive feedback from both parties alike.

    However, this is not to say that I find all individuals at these groups unreliable. In some, I've found very mature, highly insightful individuals whom I later kept in contact with for practice in private. Meanwhile, I did group practice sessions to develop comfort in sharing my ideas with new faces.

    After 3 years of doing interview prep and watching many very qualified friends get in before myself, here are some of my opinions regarding the qualities of great interviewees. Note that I'll only be mentioning things I find outstanding since all the general advice provided in other threads is already excellent and these are things that I think can give you a leg up/ a big window of improvement. 

    I'll divide my comments into 3 groups based on question type; ethical/scenario, policy, personal/abstract.

    Ethical/scenario: Does the applicant consider that there are points of ambiguity within the question and address the major salient stems/branches that can result? Sometimes questions will be very broad and its important to acknowledge/state your assumptions, or work with the major realms of possibilities within each. Also mention the points that you will need to clarify (and how- is it private info?).
    Does the applicant understand their role, its scope and limitations? You won't be able to be a superhero in every scenario. It's important to acknowledge that you understand who you are in the chain of command, and let that dictate your steps moving forward and how to best address issues in a realistic way that respects authority and public interest.
    Red flag territory: Are there unfair assumptions/biases being made while answering the question? Similarly, some questions might elicit applicant assumptions (ie a wife is cheating on their husband if a recent newborn child's DNA is different from his) but it is important to avoid these pitfalls. There are so many alternative explanations for why this could be the case.

    Policy: Can the applicant identify the populations that are severely impacted by laws? Few blanket laws (laws made without exceptions) are ever perfect. There will always be negative impacts on certain populations even in the most seemingly positive policies. A new nation is developing a law that imprisons murderers? Great- but what is the definition of murder here? Does it include assisted suicide (ie will medical professionals be arrested)? How about in self defence or necessity? Discuss these points- if possible- within cons.
    (After discussing pros/cons) Can the applicant balance the interests of interests of these impacted populations with those of public interest and reach a conclusion? What alternative/accommodation can they provide a suffering party to minimize harm?
     
    Personal/abstract: Does the applicant define/describe the abstract item and/or background of their experience well and how it is relevant to the question asked? Undoubtedly, its almost impossible to have an experience that corresponds with the numerous permutations of experiential question types that can be asked. Preparation is key here and try to avoid putting scenarios that might have too large of a disconnect from the experience/question sought. Is the experience unique and/or does what the applicant convey that they did within the experience seem like a difficult feat? Doesnt necessarily have to, but its something that I always remember the people who I practiced with by likely due to feeling impressed by their accomplishments. Is the experience effectively/succinctly/eloquently described? Avoid rambling with unnecessary details but at the same time, don't seem too robotic with the answer. A good mix of thinking on the spot to adjust what details of the experience should be shared and appearing to be talking on the spot rather than using a memorized script is good here  

    Hope this is of help.

     
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    NothingButNetters reacted to Greenguy in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Timestamp: 11:56 AM
    Accepted VFMP (first choice)
    Early or regular deadline: regular
    AGPA: 91%
    MCAT: 511 (129/128/128/126)
    Year: BSc from 2017 
    Geography: IP
    EC: I worked in a restaurant, taught educational nature classes, and researched/presented in front of doctors to promote nature as a prescribing tool. I volunteered at many different organizations culminating in around 1000 hours, most roles were assisting a demographic and supporting them however I could. LGBTQ+ Member and activist. In high school, I was part of a city junior council. 
    Interview: I came out of it not feeling too sure. This was my first interview ever and I felt like the writing station and a few other stations I didn't do well on. I felt like half went well overall
     
    I am so thankful for this opportunity as Ive been working towards this for a while. So excited to meet all of you and explore med school together
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from Maggie19 in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    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 PST
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): ~83
    MCAT: 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. 
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from casajayo in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    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 PST
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): ~83
    MCAT: 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. 
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from Matty66 in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    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 PST
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): ~83
    MCAT: 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. 
  17. Like
    NothingButNetters got a reaction from DTK87 in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    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 PST
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): ~83
    MCAT: 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. 
  18. Like
    NothingButNetters got a reaction from Neurophiliac in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    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 PST
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): ~83
    MCAT: 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. 
  19. Like
    NothingButNetters got a reaction from ohimark in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    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 PST
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): ~83
    MCAT: 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. 
  20. Like
    NothingButNetters got a reaction from bhaggy in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    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 PST
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): ~83
    MCAT: 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. 
  21. Like
    NothingButNetters got a reaction from lecter in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    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 PST
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): ~83
    MCAT: 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. 
  22. Like
    NothingButNetters got a reaction from DoctorArts in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    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 PST
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): ~83
    MCAT: 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. 
  23. Like
    NothingButNetters got a reaction from pyridoxal-phosphate in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    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 PST
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): ~83
    MCAT: 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. 
  24. Like
    NothingButNetters got a reaction from Dragonfly_19 in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    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 PST
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): ~83
    MCAT: 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. 
  25. Like
    NothingButNetters got a reaction from dduk in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    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 PST
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): ~83
    MCAT: 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. 
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