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    Paid activities in non employment section.

    Very helpful, thanks!!
  2. Hey, So long story short my jobs have had more leadership components than my volunteer activities (although this isn't saying much lol). Have any of you put jobs into say , the leadership section? Is it frowned upon to put a job in a category that is not "employment". EDIT: keeping all jobs in the work/employment section would leave my leadership section essentially empty lmfao Thanks!
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    Providing assistance with UBC MD application

    Thank you so much for the advice. I really appreciate the time you are putting in to help others here . With regards to #1, I might PM you (although completely understandable if you don't end up having the time to get to it). For #2, thanks for the insight. I think I'll just put all my paid stuff in the "employment" section for UBC, even if that means leaving other sections very bare. I'll try to work on the other stuff over time
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    Providing assistance with UBC MD application

    Congrats!! A couple questions 1) I notice that UBC has a "high performance" section. With the earliest possible entry being June 2012. The only thing that I could potentially put in there are some sports competitions (national and panamerican level) but even then I'm not sure if it is warranted since it's not a respected sport. In addition, the June 2012 cut off would require me to leave off certain achievements. In your opinion would it be better to put my sports stuff into diversity of experience, and be able to list more competitions, and in doing so leave the high performance one blank? 2) Long story short my ECs aren't good (I didn't do much in undergrad so I lack both paid AND unpaid experiences). However, of my experiences my most meaningful have been paid. would it be frowned upon to put a paid employment experience in a different section, say, leadership or something? Thanks!
  5. I feel like retaking a 129 CARS is pretty damn risky and I wouldn't do it. Aren't these stats only slightly below the average (if at all)?
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    Online Courses

    Thanks! Sigh, wish I did my research before taking some online classes in a semester, but can only move forward I guess haha. I'll make sure to do my own research, but on the top of your head are there any other schools that have policies surrounding distance education classes?
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    Online Courses

    Thanks a bunch!
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    Online Courses

    Hey, I recall reading on forums that Ottawa had some rules regarding how many online courses you can take per semester. I was on their website earlier and I could not seem to find such rules. Having said that, I'm als not the strongest reader lol. Is this online course rule still a thing? My apologizes if this is a silly question Thanks!
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    Just Graduated from Undergrad, what now?

    You might have more ECs than you listed, but based on what you wrote I think we are actually in very similar positions. Respectable marks/MCAT/CARS but not enough to exactly stand out at the numbers heavy schools, and ECs that will unfortunately hold us back at the schools where being "well rounded " is needed to get to the interview stage. Main difference is that I graduated last year and didn't write my MCAT until after graduating . I didn't plan on applying until after starting a job, and my plan was to work the full time job and do MCAT/part time gigs on the side. Unfortunately the MCAT took alot of time , and I got lazy after. So my ECs are still lacklustre lol. It seems that the research masters would be good for us, as it would provide us time to improve research, other experiences, and network (I literally have no professors that would remember me lol...). Therefore in the event that I don't get in this coming cycle (super likely) I am considering applying to masters or a program that would hopefully make me a bit more employable. What type of masters or program I have no idea as I didn't really think of it until reading the comments in the thread. Seems that either working/extracurriculars or a research masters would be good for you.
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    Chances for 2019 Intake: How far off am i...

    Hey, thanks for the advice. When it comes time to applying, I'll definitely need to put a lot of time into writing my application. I will probably shoot you a PM if you are sitll using this site haha. In the mean time, just trying to learn these two new jobs, and hopefully write the mcat sometime hahaha.
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    Chances for 2019 Intake: How far off am i...

    Hey, Thanks a bunch for the encouragement. I do feel that my experiences in sport shaped alot of my attitude/work ethic, so I'm hoping I can high light that in my application (while hopefully also growing as an individual just like TARS mentioned). Truth be told, I'm not sure if if my NAQ will be competitive enough by next year. We shall see! before making an account, I read quite a few of your posts while lurking. I feel that your life experiences give you so many important attributes that would help you thrive as a health professional. Hopefully a school notices that!!!!
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    Chances for 2019 Intake: How far off am i...

    Hi Tars, Thanks a bunch for your input. By 2019 intake, I meant like the cycle that would have a June 1 2018 cut off for ECs (I'm probably not making sense haha sorry !) I agree with you in terms of diversity. I also agree that applying early (aka this cycle) is worth it to know where I stand. It just doesn't seem that there are any MCAT slots in my area this summer (I haven't written it before) . I also don't think I'd be ready to write the test as I haven't started studying. Really appreciate the kind words
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