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  1. Butterfly_

    Weird EC's?

    Exactly what it would suggest. But I do agree with @Meridianon changing your descriptors. Makes it more palpable to the adcoms. I never did any typical premed stuff (I didn't even know what "premed" was when I was applying) except volunteering at the hospital. I was an extensive gamer as a kid/teenager so I understand the magnitude of your ECs--it's amazing. Everyone is unique and you should be proud of your accomplishments. You're non-trad. Own it :)!
  2. Leah4sci videos on YouTube. Online MedEd Osmosis Youtube in general.
  3. Butterfly_

    Weird EC's?

    I find your EC’s hella interesting and awesome. They also allowed you to build important skills. Most importantly, the ECs make you standout :)! I’d totally put them on there. I had weird ECs too: pigeon farming, travel agent. Worked out just fine Good luck on your application!
  4. Totally agree. Don't let other people stop you from doing what you want to do. Accept your offer and be the best that you can be.
  5. Hi there, I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for where I can do an elective in Family Med Sports Medicine or Physiatry? I'm looking for a positive learning environment with lots of teaching. Open to any province in Canada. Thank you!
  6. I've heard of a medical student who went to UBC with hepatitis. I think you may be restricted in what type of procedures you can do and what kind of medicine you are allowed to practice. I think you'll also have to have your viral load monitored. If it is high, then you may put your patients at risk. This will be a good question to ask the admissions. I don't think they have any restrictions in the US though. https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/health-headlines/hepatitis-b-no-barrier-to-career-in-medicine-according-to-u-s-officials-guidelines-1.1269072
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    Middle Child

    So sorry to hear about your experience. Because of what you went through, you are stronger, more resilient and compassionate. You have so much to be proud of. I sincerely wish you all the best in the future.
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    Should I rewrite my MCAT?

    I think a higher cars score would enable you to apply to more Canadian universities and improve your overall chances. Though UBC is your preferred medical school, it’s never a great idea to put all your eggs in one basket.
  9. Butterfly_

    Keep calm and wait

    Waiting was the hardest part. It was agony. The best advice I can give is to keep yourself busy, spend time with family& friends, and do fun things. Watch netflix/youtube, especially inspiring talent show/singing auditions -> really brings the mood up. Reading previous years acceptance posts also kept my hopes up. Exercise regularly. Best of Luck!
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    This Is Insane

    I know others have already mentioned this in previous replies, but I want to reiterate that research is not required for admission into medical school. It’s okay if you don’t have any. You CAN get in without it. I’m in medical school now and I still don’t have any research. To be honest, I don’t know very much about research. Right now, I’m focusing on learning the basics of methodology and how to critically analyze papers. And I’m okay with that :)!
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    Need some advice with my case

    US schools are more expensive, but a safer route than Caribbean schools.
  12. Confused about this as well. Is palliative care considered a family med elective? Family care of the elderly, is that geriatrics or family?
  13. I moved from BC to Kingston for undergrad and it honestly was a big adjustment. The initial few months were extremely overwhelming. However, given the competitive nature of getting into medical school, location within Canada mattered ZERO for me when applying. I wanted medicine so bad I was willing to study anywhere in Canada. I was just aiming for one acceptance. In reality, not many applicants get to choose where they go anyway. OP should worry about it later, if he gets accepted.
  14. I came from a Commerce background and had no university science courses. The toughest part about having no science is preparing for the MCAT. I had to quit my job and full-time study for the MCAT with youtube videos, khan academy, and two sets of prep MCAT prep books. Also bought AAMC and Next Step practice tests. I did not do any prep courses with the big companies (it was too expensive). Did okay on the MCAT and got into med school. It's doable--just takes lots of self-discipline. Now in med school, I do find that I lack the basic science knowledge that my peers have and I have to spend more time studying than they do. But with that said, non-trad students bring a different perspective to the table. We enrich discussions by bringing in aspects that traditional students have never experienced. In the long run, everything evens out! Best of luck
  15. Butterfly_

    Post-interview impressions

    There is nothing unprofessional about being a very happy person with a bubbly personality.