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  1. Okay, I created a Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/447079616221916/. Let's chat here!
  2. Awesome! I am planning to prepare by myself this week, but definitely want to start meeting up with you guys after Christmas! Why don't we make a group chat - maybe on whatsapp or discord??
  3. I want to get as much interview practice as possible but I don't like the idea of having to commute to UBC every time (: so I am looking for people living near Langley to practice with (formal as well as just talking through situations together and sharing thoughts).
  4. 4x re-applicant here. TIME STAMP: December 12, 2019 (11:28pm PT) Interview Invite or Regrets: Invite Early or Regular Deadline: Regular GPA or AGPA (if applicable): 88.72 (OGPA) --> (AQ of 28.46 for last year) MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 512 (129/126/128/129) Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): Bachelors of Science (UofT) Geography (IP/OOP): IP Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): Currently volunteering at a hospital, stroke recovery group, and SOBC (started all of them 2 years ago when I moved back to BC from UofT in 2017). I also have multiple part-time jobs. I did some volunteering and started a club at UofT in my last year of undergrad. Not much research experience (no publications or presentations). My NAQ section has always been the weakest part of my application. In my first application, I had an NAQ score of around 10. In my second application, a score of 17. In my third application last year, I managed to get an NAQ score of 24 which put me just above the TFR cutoff, so I interviewed last year but was wait-listed with a below-average interview and was not accepted. This year marks my fourth application and honestly, I didn't have high hope of receiving an interview since the NAQ scoring can vary so much year to year and I barely met the TFR cutoff last year. Very grateful for receiving the interview and will work hard to prepare for it.
  5. I graduated in 2017 with a BSc and have been applying to medical schools for the past 3 years. This year will mark my fourth time applying. I was fortunate enough to receive an interview at UBC last year (barely met the cutoff as an IP), but I can't help feel uncertain about if I will receive another interview this year or not. I spend most of my time working part-time and volunteering (25-30 hours per week). I was enrolled in a course in Spring 2019 as well. This year, I plan to use my down-time to re-write the MCAT. I guess I am worried that I am not spending enough time doing activities, considering how some people work full-time or are full-time students and do more activities on top of that. Should I be doing more stuff? Just FYI MCAT: 512 (129,126,128,129) - 2017 GPA: 3.94 EC's: Good enough to barely meet the cutoff as an IP at UBC. Reference Letters: I am assuming that my academic reference is probably getting weaker ever year because of time, my other two letters are average I guess (hard to tell).
  6. In this section, it says: If applicable, please explain why: A) Your education has not been continuous B) Your college or university education includes one or more part-time terms C) You are not currently attending college or university. Does this apply to students that have already graduated from undergrad? Or am I just being paranoid
  7. Doing what if you dont mind me asking? and like full-time?
  8. For those of you that did not pursue a Masters degree or grad school, what do you do/ what did you do during gap years after undergrad?
  9. Im in a similar boat. I am wondering what you guys did during those years before med while you weren't in undergrad anymore? Did you guys work full-time?
  10. Has everyone submitted an app to UBC already? I just found out that they do rolling admissions through their FAQ page.... is it even worth submitting an app at this point?
  11. I am an OOP - sorry for the confusion. Ahh I see, thank you guys for the information!
  12. I got rejected pre-interview last cycle and just received my ranking: Academic: 230/782 (top 30%) Non Academic: 292/ 782 (top 38%) Assuming that my academic score stays relatively unchanged and my non-academic score improves a little bit, do I even have a chance of getting an interview in the upcoming cycle? Does anyone know what % you should be within to receive an interview?
  13. I had below interview average and barely met the TFR cutoff lol, surprised I was on the waitlist at all...
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