Jump to content
Premed 101 Forums

Teachdoc

Members
  • Content Count

    31
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Teachdoc

  • Rank
    Advanced Member

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. I am a little late on this, but with your gpa and possibly well written descriptions of your activities, you have a decent shot at UBC as an OOP. Consider applying next cycle!
  2. Hey! No I had the full 120 credits, just had a couple of pass/fail course in my "best 3 years" so didnt have the full 90 credits with grades attached to it. I got a 39 for NAQ- I think it's mainly because of my job (I'm a teacher) and the extra curricular I do around my job along with the ones I did during my undergrad. Other than the teaching, I would say my application is pretty typical of a pre-med student applying. NAQ is so subjective though, that I may not even get an interview in the next cycle lol.
  3. Hey, what's this podcast?
  4. I have been following it and definitely notice a difference but I also am not the type to follow it to a T. I took away the tips I liked and kinda made them my own. I would recommend going through it (their tip on timing was key I felt- 4 minutes on engaged reading and about a minute per question- I literally jump around in my seat while reading to engage and add emotion LOL). He says not to look back while doing questions but I find that with the 4 minutes of reading, I definitely have enough time to look back at the passage for the more specific, detail dependent questions and still finish on time. I'm on Day 23 right now and going to start AAMC material this week so I think that's where I'll really know if it's made a difference. I wrote the MCAT last year and was scoring 128 consistently on the AAMC stuff after glancing over testing solutions material. I did end up with a 126 on the actual MCAT however, but I think that's because I went back and changed like 4 answers in the last 5 minutes of the section which I had never done while doing practice before and that's what dropped my score. At the same time though, I wrote the old mcat years ago and had a 7 on VR so testing solutions definitely made a difference for me.
  5. I think you have a solid shot if you word you activities well. There are a few posts on how to write it. You could also include non-official activities such as hobbies, taking care of an elderly family member etc! If you wanna know more or discuss it further, feel free to DM me. I had an interview with a 78.9 gpa(didn’t qualify for an adjusted gpa unfortunately which would bring me up to 82/83), much lower mcat and was waitlisted this year. If I can make it this far with my gpa, you can definitely get in!
  6. You need a SDN account to login but it’s free! https://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/testing-solutions-30-day-guide-to-mcat-cars-success.1131850/
  7. Definitely mention it! Make sure too also explain how you've been able to learn to balance your life with this going on. I would assume they want to see growth despite exceptional circumstances.
  8. I think it’ll be on Tuesday. It seems like they send offers out day after the previous round’s deadline.
  9. UBC blog has been updated- looks like round 2 is all out! Congrats to all the applicants who got the good news today!
  10. I found that this was a really good resource for CARS. https://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/testing-solutions-30-day-guide-to-mcat-cars-success.1131850/ You need an account on SDN to access it. Don't need to pay for the course, everything is written on the post!!
×
×
  • Create New...