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    MS1 happy to answer questions

    Thank you for offering advice! I have a few questions about study equipment/study style. Firstly, what type of laptops do most people at UBC use, and do they bring them to class? Secondly, is it a viable strategy to take all lecture notes by hand? Throughout my UG I found the best approach for me was simply to frantically write out notes, and I'm curious if people still do that in med school.
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  3. This is my second time applying, and interviewing, for med school at UBC. It feels good to finally post this! Result: Accepted at Island Medical Program Early or Regular Deadline: Regular AGPA: 93-94% MCAT: 526 Year: Finished undergrad in April 2018, working since. ECs: Pretty decent. 700+ hours of hospital volunteering, 4 different jobs, several research projects, and a smattering of other volunteering and leadership positions. Geography: IP Interview: I felt like I had a very good rapport with 3 or 4 of the interviewers and was actually able to smile, laugh and have a good conversation with them. Some of the others were really iffy and were more awkward.
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    References Contacted 2018/2019

    Mine were contacted this week also (OOP).
  5. Interview Invite or Regrets: InviteGPA or AGPA: 93-94MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 526 (130 CARS)Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): BachelorsGeography (IP/OOP): OOP
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    Please switch spots!!!

    Sorry to jump on the bandwagon, but same! (March 3, 12pm, looking to switch to March 23)
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    12PM EST
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    Queens Interview Portal Password

    Due to other interviews, the only possible spot for me to do this interview was on the 23rd, and the system didn't log me in until they were all booked. If anyone wants to trade a time on the 23rd for 9:08 AM on the 2nd, please let me know.
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    Urgent - Reference Deadline

    Thanks everyone for the responses. My reference ended up submitting with 30 minutes to spare. I'm thankful that it was submitted on time - I would hate to risk such an important interview based on a missed deadline.
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    Calgary Interview Invites 2018/2019

    Invite OOP, 2nd time applying  4.00 GPA 526 (130 CARS) Top 10: I felt that they're fairly typical, with a bit of travel and an intense patient experience thrown in for added spice. Similar to last year and generally had above average scores for that round.  LOR: I believe they were all good. Last year I missed the cutoff for an interview by <.2 points (Got a 109.65 overall score), with a reference who filled in the form incorrectly and sent a rude email to the admissions committee about their reference format. This year I kept things about the same, but got a much stronger reference from a different person. Also reworded things a bit and added more hours to my top 10.
  12. Hi all, I'm currently waiting on a reference still, who likes to submit at the last minute. The deadline is February 5, but is this inclusive? E.g., can my reference submit the form ON Feb 5, or is the deadline midnight Feb 4? Please help!
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    Queens Interview Invites/regrets 2019

    Result: Invite Time Stamp: 9:20 am Interview Date: cGPA: 3.96 Year: graduated UG MCAT: 526 (130 CARS) ECs: Fairly average, lots of research with no pubs, some misc work experience, lots of hospital volunteering, hobbies, etc. Good enough for IP UBC and OOP Alberta Geography: OOP Got rejected last year with the same LORs, GPA, and MCAT, and only added a couple of activities. Pleasantly surprised!
  14. The wording of the email implied that MCAT and GPA are considered only non-competitively. Essentially, that achievement of the cutoffs (3.7, 128) was all that was evaluated, and that review of ABS and references was the main factor. Of course this is only speculation, but the wording of the email strongly suggested that. Luckily, I would have had to cancel this or another interview because of interview conflicts - so my decision was made for me!
  15. Time Stamp: 11:58am Invite/reject: Reject IP/OOP: OOP SWOMEN (Y/N): No 2YGPA: 3.99 MCAT (CHEM/CARS/BIO/PYSCH): 526(132/130/132/132) ABS Score (If available): Not published Got an interview here last year but it went poorly, so ended up waitlisted. Fairly typical ECs, but spent a lot of time writing the aABS and felt pretty good about it. I got an interview at Queen's, so my ECs can't be that bad! Looks like the aABS is very heavily weighted?
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