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  1. Teachdoc

    MCAT dilemma.. plz help

    I'm in a similar boat but I think imma wait it out until the offers are sent out!
  2. I did a B.Ed right after my undergrad and been working as a teacher for 3 years now. So only a couple years!
  3. Becoming IP for B.C. or Alberta might not be a bad idea. I’m a non traditional applicant from B.C. I applied to UBC this year with a GPA pretty close to yours and got an interview. I understand a high GPA is prefered but you can definitely make up for it through your non academic activities. I may or may not get in but the fact that I got an interview, I know there’s a chance despite my gpa.
  4. Has anyone had any experience with MMI prep courses? Would you recommend them? (sorry if this has already been asked)
  5. TIME STAMP: 11:05am PST Interview Invite or Regrets: Invite Early or Regular Deadline: Regular GPA or AGPA (if applicable): UG GPA was 3.4ish, 3.5 at best (77-80%) even, MCAT: 507 Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): B.Sc., B. Ed. Geography (IP/OOP): IP Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): Teacher, lots of volunteering in leadership positions- soup kitchen, hospital, clubs during undergrad, talked about a few activities i do for self-care (writing, fitness etc), talking care of grandma etc., travelling I applied in the 2014/2015 cycle and had about 40 TFR i believe. Focused on a different career in the meantime as I needed a break from school. Have been very content with my life but working with the demographic I work with, I've realized that I want to work with this demographic from a medical perspective as there is very little teachers can do when the students aren't receiving proper medical care. I poured out my heart and soul into the application and feeling so thankful to have received this opportunity!
  6. Are the emails still coming out or do they all go out at the same time?
  7. I just checked OAS.. nothing. gahh this is so nerve wrecking
  8. @Neurophiliac sorry i'm kinda new and not sure how things work.. just started lurking here after the email about the interview invites last week but anyway you've been mentioning that this cycle has been very different and wild.. can you please explain how so? I'm very curious haha!
  9. 5 of mine were contacted last friday!
  10. Hey everyone! Sorry for the long post in advance but I would really appreciate everyone’s help!! Here is my background: ~3.4 cGPA (life Sci- years; 3.7 in 4th year, lower in other years), completed my bachelor of education degree right after, however this degree was pass or fail, so no grades and strong ECs (a range of things, been committed to a few for a while). Writing the MCAT this August (working full time and studying for it).I’ve been working as a teacher for the past 2 years (science and special Ed) and am hoping to go into Med school. I’ve always kind of wanted to go but didn’t take it seriously during my undergrad. While I enjoy teaching, I always find myself drawn to the the content regarding the human body or when I read the files for my special needs students, I find myself drawn to their medical reports, past and current- trying to understand their diagnosis and then doing further research about those diagnosis’, the science behind it, the testing involved, kinds of meds involved, the impact of these meds etc. While I want to work with a similar demographic, I want to work with them more from the medical perspective, being actively involved in their health care plans and seeing the impact it has on their everyday lives. So here’s my dilemma. I can apply to UBC with my gpa (I’m a BC resident), but I don’t think I’m competitive at all. I think I need to boost my GPA so I can apply to more schools in Canada (I did my undergrad in Ontario). I’m confused as to what path to take: 1. Take a full year of courses as an unclassified student (boost gpa) (best 2 years option for some schools)2. Do a 2nd undergrad (2 years, boost gpa)3. Purse a masters in education (my salary goes up and it’s good if Med school doesn’t workout for moving up in administration. However, I don’t see myself teaching for the rest of my life- it’s mentally and physically challenging (some of my students are violent) but I don’t find myself intellectually challenged at all. I miss my 4th year Nsci and cardio courses!) How would a masters in education be considered by Canadian med schools? Would my GPA count (I would enroll into one that assigns grades rather than P/F)?I would appreciate any help I could get. There’s a lot of information out there but honestly with full time work and mcat prep, I haven’t had a chance to sit down and do through research. I would appreciate any advice from personal experiences or research you guys can provide!Sorry for the long post, I look forward to seeing what people have to say.