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  1. I don't know about that Moreland, me thinks you're giving me a little too much credit. B.c if that was true, I think I would see a trend of average scores here and there, not an inbox full of below averages and 14th percentile scores . I've been working on a farm/construction field and its not like I'm rude about how I deliver my message/interactions, its just that I'm not as PC as these institutions want students to be. Now mind you, I do realize that there's no way I would know the exact reason for my below average MMI marks. However, the small group preceptors let me know how "one sided" I am during our ethics discussions. I know for a fact that alot of these small group preceptors are interviewers, in fact, I've met 1 of my interviewers a couple weeks ago. Giving you an example of how I apporach questions may give you a little more insight on why a prep company helped me out (if you care to read this). In one of the small groups that discussed how to be professional, we debated on the limit of what we can say and what would invoke repercussion from UME. I said ppl should be able to voice their religion/opinions outside of school without repercussions as long as its legal. If there a doc who's a big time Bible thumper and voices that they disagrees with gay marriage on their own time at a bar talking to their friend and someone over hears him and reports him to the school, I said he shouldn't be reprimanded in my opinion. In the small group I said I feel like there's a difference b.t someone's belief vs hate speech. Furthermore, the context of the situation is that he's talking to a friend, not going up to a gay couple and go westboro baptist on them. Well the preceptor definitely let me know how wrong my opinion was. 85% of my small group also let me know that I'm being a "Trumper" . Yes, I do realize that this could cause some patients if they hear that hypothetical statement. WHich is why I was focusing on how to prevent patients from overhearing you or see your Tweet (another example), E.g don't add them on your personal account and don't add ppl who's going to blast your controversial statements all over the internet - you know like in real life. We all make stupid jokes/say ridiculous things to our friends right? I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one laughing/re-telling David Chapel's x rated jokes to friends. Let's talk about some pragmatic approaches to prevent others from seeing/hearing the more controversial hot-takes. Call me a hill billy, but my grand daddy fought in the war for freedom of legal expression/speech. Sorry I know I'm on a tangent, I'm just saying that I really had to fake 90% of my answers during the MMI and it's kind of silly b.c the "real" me would of never gotten in. And to answer your question about pushing for more details, well that's for them to find out, everyone's situation is different. However, if you're more of a....hmm.... I guess jaded pragmatist like me, then I would suggest my schedule of 2 sessions/week for 1 month and then 1 session / week for 3 months. The question is a little too general to make it applicable, it would be like Px comes in your ER with stomach pain + anemia what's your diagnosis. At the end of the day I know for a fact that the MMI prep group helped me. You are right that I would of learned how to answer the questions the way they want, but that would of taken me another couple of years (best scenario). Again I would like to stress that not every 1 will find MMMI prep groups helpful, even if the service was for free. Its a free world so ppl can make their own decision on # of sessions/which company to go with - that's the beauty of Canada.
  2. Hello folks, I've had quite a few people message me about the remarks I made about my UBC acceptance from last year. I figured I'll post the gist of what I said to them here just for the sake of fairness. I would like to stress that what I'm writing is my opinion which is completely biased by my upbringing and experience. My advice will most likely not apply to all yall folks. I've applied and interviewed for quite a few years/schools. In fact, each year I was lucky enough to get 4+ interviews. All 15+ interviews always resulted in below avergage/bottom percentile. I decided to get an MMI coach. I tried 6 different companies. Mind you, these services were EXTREMELY expensive, especially from the trial and error finding the company that suited me best. My logic was that every year I fail to get in I'm losing ~ $250,000-$850,000 in salary (depending on residency field) so spending a few thousand dollars would be a net gain so for me this was worth it. Mind you, I'm from a...I guess a more culturally homogenous area so I feel this shaped my delivery/mindset that wasnt as palatable for the city folks which was why hiring a company worked/benefited me. Again, I want to stress that hiring these prep companies wouldn't benefit every applicant. I've known some ppl who winged it and got in on their first try / classmates who merely practiced with her mom like 3 times and got in 1st try. Much love and best of luck to all yall endeavors
  3. Hello Folks, I was wondering if any1 know what type of certifications you need to complete to be able to provide these minor procedures?
  4. I've had quite a few people message me about the remarks I made about my acceptance from last year. I figured I'll post the gist of what I said to them here just for the sake of fairness. I would like to stress that what I'm writing is my opinion which is completely biased by my upbringing and experience. My advice will most likely not apply to all yall folks. I've applied and interviewed for quite a few years/schools. In fact, each year I was lucky enough to get 4+ interviews. All 15+ interviews always resulted in below avergage/bottom percentile. I decided to get an MMI coach. I tried 6 different companies. Mind you, these services were EXTREMELY expensive, especially from the trial and error finding the company that suited me best. My logic was that every year I fail to get in I'm losing ~ $250,000-$850,000 in salary (depending on residency field) so spending a few thousand dollars would be a net gain so for me this was worth it. Mind you, I'm from a...I guess a more culturally homogenous area so I feel this shaped my delivery/mindset that wasnt as palatable for the city folks which was why hiring a company worked/benefited me. Again, I want to stress that hiring these prep companies wouldn't benefit every applicant. I've known some ppl who winged it and got in on their first try / classmates who merely practiced with her mom like 3 times and got in 1st try. Much love and best of luck to all yall endeavors
  5. Wow sounds very impressive. You know what, I've been reading your posts since I was in high school....you were merely a student back then.
  6. I got a Littmann Cardiology IV in all black. Really like it. You gotta show up your family med preceptor so don't get a Fisher-Price cheap one. Every one's right, these are osbolete, but you still need it for your bomb azz instagram pic so : p
  7. If you look at the stats from UBC they say 38-40 are accepted off the WL for the past 3 years. Wish you all the best!
  8. Hello, I was wondering if a current UoC student could give us some insight into its 3 year program. Is the course load more intense? Or is it just the same as a 4 year program except summer breaks are 2 weeks instead of 2.5 months - and the extra year is saved merely by shortening the summer/winter breaks? Thanks!
  9. I use to just sit in 1st year French class and listen to the lectures. Just don;t hand in assignments and don't do the tests and you'll be gravy : )
  10. Status: Accepted to Sask (1st choice) Timestamp: May 15th Geography: OOP Year: UG MCAT: 520  GPA: >93% Very happy to be getting an acceptance from them, Dr. Blakley is a very very nice person to learn from! Will be declining their offer for another school.
  11. Accepted/Waitlisted/Regrets: Accepted - will be declining the offer. In Province (IP)/ Out of Province (OOP): OOP AGPA (x.xx/4.5): 93% MCAT (xx.xx/528): 520 Rural/Non-Rural: Rural  Advanced Academics (PhD, pubs, academic appointment): 0
  12. Result: Accepted : ) Geography: IP Early or Regular Deadline: Early AGPA: 93% MCAT: 520 EC: Research 3+ years with department head, volunteering at various homeless shelters/church youth group leader/big brother etc, employment for the past few years after graduating,, advocacy for single parent financial support (mainly for low-income housing) Interview: I took one of those MMI prep programs. EXTREMELY expensive, but paid off IMO. This is my 3rd time doing MMI. Did very very poorly for my first 2 times but the course paid off. Can't wait to meet y'all
  13. Result: Accepted!! Geography: OOP cGPA: 93% (adjusted) MCAT: 520 Degree: BA EC: Research 3+ years with department head, volunteering at various homeless shelters/church youth group leader/big brother etc, employment for the past few years after graduating,, advocacy for single parent financial support (mainly for low-income housing). MMI: I took one of those MMI prep programs. EXTREMELY expensive, but paid off IMO. This is my 3rd time doing MMI. Did very very poorly for my first 2 times but the course paid off. Will be waiting for the rest of the schools to release results - if accepted, I will be choosing the other schools as the 3rd condensed program seems stressful (at least for me). PLEASE NOTE, Dr. Ian Flemming seems like an awesome person. I can tell how passionate he is about his job. Out of all the other schools I applied to, he gave me the impression that he's the most caring. Extremely impressed with how much time and effort him/his team spent interviewing us - very grateful !!
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