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Butterfly_ last won the day on April 8 2019

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  1. My schedule is practically the same. Not sure what the 2022 schedule is like though because they have a new curriculum.
  2. Learning a new language is tough and takes time. The hardest time is usually the first 6 months to 1 year. After a year of being immersed in a foreign language environment, you should feel a lot more comfortable. Try using online courses to learn French. It’s more flexible and you can learn anytime you’re free. I understand things may be very difficult for you right now, but in the grand scheme of things, becoming fluent in French may open more doors for you in the future. You’ll never regret putting in the effort to learn a new language.
  3. You can pursue med school with any degree. Choose something that you’re interested in and make sure you get high marks :)! I have friends in med school from all sorts of different backgrounds. Drama, History, Law, Psych, Vet, Politics, etc... I personally came from business and never took a science course in undergrad. Best of luck!
  4. I didn’t get on the dating scene until my first full time job. Not everyone meets their sweethearts during school! You can always use online dating apps if you find that you’re not able to meet people in person. My fiancé and I met on Tinder ! We’ve been together almost 5 years now.
  5. Thanks buddy. I think your academic exploring will help you in times you least expect it. Some of the greatest things I learned were from taking courses that weren’t mandatory for my degree, but were from elective courses that I had a genuine interest in. Though it may feel “foolish” now, your diversity of experiences will probably give you an advantage or opportunity in the future—it just haven’t happened yet. I wish you all the best in your studies.
  6. I argue that students don’t need to apply measures as extreme as what I quoted above and still are able to excel and achieve above 3.8 GPA. However, I do agree that the system is not set up in a way that encourages learning.
  7. Oh my god. I can’t imagine people doing this. That’s some crazy gaming of the system. Sad to know that some kids these days go to school to get high marks and not to learn
  8. I got into medical school with a cumulative score lower than yours but higher CARs. If you’re confident you can obtain a higher score, especially in CARs, then it may be a good idea to retake and increase your chances. If you hate the exam and can’t bother to take it again, it also wouldn’t be unreasonable to apply with the scores you currently have.
  9. Do you have the Burdick drive? I think it’s shared on your Facebook group page. Also, everyone’s notes look different. Vary in length, amount, and content. Do what works best for you!
  10. I’m glad WedMD works for you. I hope you never encounter a disease with an atypical presentation and that you stay healthy for the rest of your life. Why are you even on this forum?
  11. That’s all fabulous stuff, but to be honest, none of it sound like things you’ll do for fun. Go have some fun .
  12. I think you should apply to as many schools as you can to maximize your chances, aka risk diversification. Applying to just UBC = throwing all your eggs in one basket and you may end up wasting lots of time. The admissions process can be a crap shoot and often times people don't get their first choice no matter how qualified they are. At the end of the day, if your goal is to be a doctor, it doesn't matter where within Canada you study. After med school you can always apply to UBC for residency. And even if you don't get into UBC residency, you can still practice in BC after you obtain your license in some other province. Also, you have to be prepared to make sacrifices. You may very well need to delay starting a family or may have to live away from your partner if he/she does not choose to move with you. Weigh your opportunity costs. What do you value the most? Always prepare for the worse and hope for the best. Good luck.
  13. Wow, the curriculum varies so drastically from med school to med school. Hope things get better for you. All the best.
  14. If you're considering medicine for the "Dr." title and more money, I'd advise against it. These things won't give you more job satisfaction. Overhead and insurance premiums take a big chunk of that 250k average fam doc income. Plus you'll be working longer hours and may even have to be on call depending on where you practice. Not to mention at least 5 years before you can become an independent practicing doc. And you may take several years just to apply to get into med school. The opportunity cost is huge. That's a lot of time that could be put towards something else that can make you happy.
  15. Yes, it’s allowed. I have a classmate who attended medical school in the Middle East and got accepted into a Canadian Medical School after the completion of her first year.
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