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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 Butterfly_ 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 , 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 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, and having made 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 Jummyneutrondexter 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 , 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 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, and having made 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 SnowmanTheSWOMEN 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 , 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 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, and having made 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 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 , 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 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, and having made 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 , 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 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, and having made 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 , 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 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, and having made 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 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 , 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 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, and having made 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 , 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 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, and having made 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 , 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 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, and having made 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 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 , 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 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, and having made 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 , 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 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, and having made 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 , 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 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, and having made 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 Poloma in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    Does anyone else periodically check OAS in case they accidentally update the offer status early? Or is that just me?
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    NothingButNetters reacted to Instagrammar in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    There is no smoke and mirrors for the email headline. The email you want is "UBC Undergraduate Admissions:Offer of Admission - [Campus Name]" 
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from onesieluv in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    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.  
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    NothingButNetters reacted to ohimark in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    YES! I totally think this would be a great way to find out.. running to the mailbox everyday those couple weeks, judging the thickness of the envelope for an inclination, ripping open the letter and of course the tear stains (good or bad?!). 
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from ohimark in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    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.  
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from Poloma in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    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.  
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    NothingButNetters reacted to Neurophiliac in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    That would be so good though!  With email, it’s toooooo sudden.  Boom you get a notification in like a second that’ll change your whole year.  With an actual mail though, the news is less sudden 
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from Neurophiliac in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    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.  
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    NothingButNetters reacted to Muffincups in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    I have a withdrawal failure (which they consider an F) but they don’t replace it if you retake the course and get a better grade. I know this as I retook another course for a higher grade but they still put the lower grade in the calculations.  Thankfully I’ve taken so many courses and have good grades that I guess my gpa isn’t hugely impacted by a few blights! 
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    NothingButNetters reacted to DR-BMFF in Are they done?/Chances   
    Very low chances.
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    NothingButNetters reacted to MacrophageQueen in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    I cannot believe I finally get to post this!! 
    Result: Accepted (MD PhD) (April 11/2019 @1:00 pm EST)
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA: 90.5%
    MCAT: 514 
    Year: Finishing M.Sc. this summer. (1st-time applicant)
    ECs: Diverse: leadership, community outreach, advocacy for refugees and newcomers, lots of research, arts/sports/music... (msg me for more details).
    Geography: OOP
    Interview: I felt okay coming out of the MMI, then a month later I doubted all my answers (initial impression: ~9/10 stations went well, one was really iffy).  
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    NothingButNetters reacted to Neurophiliac in Happy 50,000th Post!!   
    Just wanted to raise attention for this awesome milestone.  May you live long and prosper, UBC Forum!  

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