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  1. Is there a cutoff in each section and an overall cut off?
  2. I paid for my application this morning because the website instructions said to pay before 9pm on Nov. 1st. I did not realize the delay until receiving my ID number to login to Minerva to submit my supporting documents. Does this mean I cannot apply even though I have paid?
  3. I have a similar dilemma. I had a payed internship position that I volunteered with as well. For example, a summer job of mine at a clinic was administrative work which was paid work. At the same clinic, I volunteered (unpaid) helping with clinical jobs I was trained in such as patient histories, assessing post-op range of motion, assisting patients with rehab etc. Can I split these? They are the same time frame and occurred at the same clinic however, had an employment role and volunteer role. Thanks!
  4. Does anyone have any idea if any OOP applicants are selected for the Northern seats or other rural seats? I am an OOP applicant that has very strong in rural family medicine and would love to relocate to BC (except my grad school and employment currently have me stuck in Ontario for at least another 6 months). My partner and I are long distance and they currently reside in a rural community in BC. I have ~89% GPA however a low MCAT (less than 510). Any thoughts on my situation would be much appreciated!
  5. Hi! I am also looking to relocate to B.C. and am wondering if you knew of some biotech companies in Vancouver/surrounding area that have reputations of being good employers. Thanks!
  6. Does anyone know if graduate level courses are assessed for admission into the UBC medicine program? I am currently in a thesis (research based) masters program and am only am required to complete a couple of courses. I am wondering if the grades I received in these courses are counted in my gpa calculation? I only took a couple each semester and therefore, they were not taken at a full course load. Also, one of them was a half-semester course. Is there a page on the UBC website that addresses this that I have no seen? Thanks in advance!
  7. Hey Guys! I know there is not a posted cut off however, I was wondering if there is any consensus based on this forum on a suspected MCAT cutoff. I am trying to weigh my options and decide if I should consider rewriting. Thanks!
  8. This is what I am confused about. I did not have a serious or unfortunate circumstance as to why my second degree has a higher GPA ( for the most part I was more mature and my gpa was more consistent than in my first degree). I do not know if this is appropriate to address in the academic explanations essay. My first degree did meet the requirements, it just happens to be lower than my second.
  9. Just to clarifiy, if you have completed a second degree ( 6 years of undergrad completed) at full course load.... will 12 courses be dropped?
  10. Does anyone have suggestions of what would and wouldn't be appropriate easons to put down for a semester of lower grades than the rest of the degree. Ie. if this was your scenario... should you always write why this one semester doesn't reflect your true academic ability even if there was no significant or traumatic event that caused the drop in gpa for that semester? Any advice, especially from successful applicants that wrote the academic applications essay would be much appreciated.
  11. Do you know when Western posted this policy on their website? I am wondering about those that completed second degrees before the policy was posted (if they did not know about second degree course level requirements)
  12. Hi there, I am wondering if anyone knows if applicants to the MD/PHD program at UofT have their ABS, essays and MD letters of reference scored and factored into their MD/PHD application. It says on the website that there is a "separate adjudication for each program" and that the MD/PHD committee does not see the MD application reference letters. I am wondering if when applying to MD/PHD only the personal essay, CV, and MD/PHD letters of reference are used as non-academic criteria ? And the MD application letters of reference, ABS and personal essays are only used if not successful at the MD/PHD program and therefore being scored for the MD program? Can anyone confirm this?
  13. Does anyone know when (ie. how many years ago) Western posted their policy on Second degrees and GPA calculation? Thanks in advance!
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