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  1. chingp

    UBC Invite/Regrets 2019

    I think two minutes reading is part of that 10 minutes but the moving I don’t think is part of it. It’s been a while so it’s quite hazy but that’s from what I remember. Again there’s no real pattern to the questions so it’s possible it won’t even be ethics based since they change them every year, but I would practice everything from opinion pieces to scenarios to cover my basis.
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    UBC Invite/Regrets 2019

    I can only speak from my experience for my interview but the DMD MMI seemed more straightforward than the med MMIs. The MMI examiners do not ask questions back, they sit in complete silence for 10 minutes while you basically monologue. This can make it easier or harder depending on how you think about it because they won't be there to prompt you or save you if you run out of things to say but on the other hand they won't interrupt you either. The scenarios that I got were far more straightforward and ethics based compared to say the med ones which have more abstract questions in them, but this can change year to year. I would say just go and do as much practice as you can even if you get medical topics like euthanasia or physician stuff because its more about how to think on your feet even if you don't know an answer to the question and to practice a formula for you to organize your thoughts. We got a few really difficult ethics questions in our interview and no amount of background knowledge can save you on those except staying calm and organized (which is why going to the MMI practice with different strangers everyday throwing different questions at you in person is really helpful).
  3. chingp

    UBC Invite/Regrets 2019

    For those in Vancouver I highly recommend practicing in person https://www.facebook.com/groups/173550230242947/ . getting my answers destroyed by around 40+ premeds twice a week really helped me memorize a solid answer formula and stay calm during the actual interview. Good luck people ill be seeing you guys next year
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    UBC Invite/Regrets 2019

    I’ve heard rumors in class that there’s only going to be 4-5 international students joining the next year, down on the last side of our clinic there’s a few ops that are unused so we think they’re not going to decrease the amount of domestic applications but rather just try to increase the number of students to 60 from our year (56). Take what I’m saying with a grain of salt though it’s all speculation at this point.
  5. Deleted. My information was inaccurate according to later posters. My apologies. Best to double check with the school.
  6. https://secure.dentistry.ubc.ca/application/help.asp try the email listed here under admissions office
  7. the name of your school would help lol are you sure you are emailing the right e mail address? they have always replied less than a week for me.
  8. chingp

    Thoughts on Kaplan DAT prep?

    yeah nobody I knew did the prep courses either. Though I can see them being helpful if you REALLY need someone to push you to study and structure your studying for you. but damn those are some crazy scores congrats haha
  9. chingp

    Thoughts on Kaplan DAT prep?

    Used Chad's videos for gen chem review. Cliffnotes AP Bio + feralis notes (can be found online) for gen bio review. Dat destroyer for grinding out chem and bio questions. Dat bootcamp for daily PAT + Reading comp + overall timed testing. Edit: Though the datbootcamp PAT and reading comp is electronic vs canadian dat's paper based versions so maybe kaplan would be better for those (?).
  10. chingp

    Thoughts on Kaplan DAT prep?

    i bought their 2017 book for the DAT and I found that the chem section was way more detailed than necessary compared to other tried-and-true study materials. PAT and reading comp was pretty ok though. I ended up using other resources for the majority of my studying.
  11. chingp

    Need some serious advice.

    From the threads I've seen so far and the people I have talked to, it seems like people either get in with very high GPAs, or very high DAT scores for UBC. I think as long as you have a good GPA your DAT score should be ok. I think someone on the UBC thread had a 16 PAT and was accepted. But that's just my theory anyways, take it with a grain of salt.
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    Need some serious advice.

    Just a reminder that the average grade for acceptance is an average so people get in with lower percentiles and higher percentiles etc. Someone at my interview for UBC was OOP with a 85% avg and he was accepted. It's not impossible, but you will definitely need very high DAT scores to make up for the difference. It's worth a shot, since you dont have to put in any ECS or anything like that so the application is quite simple.
  13. chingp

    Tips for prepping CASPer

    Personally casper felt like a condensed typed version of an MMI, though with the crazy time limit. I basically just used generic MMI questions and a few of the free casper question vids I found on youtube and this forum and practiced typing my answers out as fast as I can (though untimed). I did this for 2-3 days and then I started doing it with a timer on my phone to make sure I was good with the actual timing of the answers on the test. I think the time limit is probably the hardest part, everybody I knew ran out of time on certain questions so you really need to get the typing and the timing down pat. As for the actual answers I just followed the generic MMI answer advice with the impartiality, exploring sides of the issue, empathy etc. Hope that helps.
  14. OFFERS ARE OUT! ACCEPTED! IP
  15. They never mentioned a specific date, the lady told us “mid-March” was the latest we would hear back.
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