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  1. For those working ... are you planning to work through the summer or take some time off?
  2. I do feel like they will notify us earlier than the beginning of May (or at least I hope so!) - they sent out invite invitations earlier than expected this year too. Hopefully this rollercoaster ride is coming to an end soon
  3. This is scary ... I don’t see how someone gets an above average interview with those stats and doesn’t get in
  4. So was mine! hopefully that's a good sign (although I know it may mean nothing)
  5. I thought it was very good overall. I really like how transparent UofC is about the process and there appears to be a really great sense of camaraderie amongst the students. Overall it is definitely a long day, but I walked away feeling that I was able to really show them who I am and what I’m about. I thought the stations were harder than UBC (for example), but in a good way. It felt like their process would really make sure the best of best get in. I think there are pros and cons (just like every other school), but overall UofC ticks a lot of the boxes. I am 100% convinced that anyone who goes there has all the opportunities and support needed to succeed. Good luck to everyone!
  6. Just curious if there are any pre-interview mixers/events at next weekend’s interviews? Or if anyone would be interested? I am flying in from Vancouver and I thought it might be nice to do drinks (Saturday night?) to meet some of you outside of the interview process. Best of luck to you all!
  7. ATG4B

    OOP Chances

    I agree that it’s incredibly difficult to judge someone’s chances, as there is definitely a lot of subjectivity to the process. I think you have a strong enough GPA and MCAT, but the OOP pool for UBC is stellar and I am sure they could easily extend many more invitations if they had more space. Beyond someone’s EC’s is also the way they are able to articulate them (with such limited space in the application) in a way that paints a coherent and distinct picture of who you are. At the end of the day, there are only a few people who will read your application and there is also a certain amount of “luck” involved in the process when it comes down to who gets selected for an interview and who doesn’t. There are so few spots and so many incredibly talented individuals that I think it only gets harder every year to stand out. I know this isn’t a clear answer to your question, but it’s the reality of the process not only at UBC, but across the country.
  8. Oh my... such a long wait still!
  9. Mine finally changed a few hours ago!
  10. I’m OOP and mine still says “submitted on” ... I’m thinking maybe they review all the IP applications first...
  11. Thanks for posting this (and for the clarification). I reached out to my references today to make sure they understood
  12. TIME STAMP : 11:05 Interview Invite or Regrets: Invite Early or Regular Deadline: Regular GPA or AGPA (i f applicable): 87 MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 509 Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): Honours Bsc. (2018) Geography (IP/OOP): IP Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): I’m a completely non-trad applicant. I received several national scholarships out of high school, but had to postpone studies for many years due to a family illness. During that time I was a manager in the banking industry - people & project management - as well as a credit analyst. Medical volunteering (hospice, palliative) for 18yrs. Extended research project at BC Cancer Agency. Co-op and 2 NSERC’s. Project manager on a NCI funded project (pediatric cancer); attended AACR conference. Patient advocacy on a variety of provincial health steering committees and projects (mental health, privacy, MAiD). Guest lecturer and speaker at several health conferences. Trained chef, full-time volunteer cook in a homeless shelter for 6 months. Peer health counsellor, board member on national health foundation, studied opera for past 17yrs (some local competitions). I speak 3 languages and have travelled to 35+ countries. I also included my experience coming-out and caring for an ill family member.
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