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  1. lol I was waiting for someone to make this discussion thread... I was on the very first weekend. I had mixed feelings about it. The first station was kinda tough. the interviewer was pretty disengaged, was staring out the window and overall was really nit-picking at stuff I would say. This really through me off. But towards the end I really felt as if I gained my stride and was finally able to give him a decent answer. He ended the interview by saying, "that was very insightful" ... lol so I guess thats good?? The next station was a lot better. The interviewer was extremely friendly... he was like finishing my sentences and stuff lol. we even talked a bit about his career in medicine. The next station, the interviewer again was very friendly. I was telling this story and it was going horribly. At the end of the story, she was all like, "wow that was a amazing story!" and I was like wot? anyways this helped me gain some confidence and the rest went well. For the final station the interviewer was meh again. the interviewer was a lot more serious and didn't give any reaction. I felt like I missed saying some important things in this station. We were able to talk about her career afterwards. Overall I felt it went okay. When I came out, I was surprised to hear that many of the other interviewees found it pretty tough and were pretty down... at least the ones that I spoke to. I didn't feel mine went that bad tho! I'm interested to see how other people found it.
  2. Invite! MD Time Stamp: 12:54PMLocation: IPStream: EnglishwGPA: 3.98Current year: MSc (in final year) ECs: TA'd 4 courses in UG, Lifeguard/Swimming instructor, 1 Pub, 4 poster/abstract presentation at International conferences, President of 1 club in UG, 6 years hospital volunteer CASper: lol get ready for this, I literally practice everyday for 2 months straight and paid a bit of money for one of those prep programs. I still didn't think it went too well tho cause I didn't get Mac (probably cause 126 in CARS). I guess my CASper was okay but it still felt super rushed and I wish I said more for most Qs
  3. hey ya thanks for pointing this out. I switched my AQ and NAQ accidentally... I've fixed this
  4. TIME STAMP: 8:26pm EST Interview Invite or Regrets: Regrets, No Interview Early or Regular Deadline: Early Deadline GPA or AGPA (if applicable): 93.39 MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 515 (131 / 126 / 130 / 128) Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): Finished BSc, Currently in 1 year Master's program Geography (IP/OOP): OOP Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): TA'd 4 UG courses for 2 years, Lifegurad/Swimming + lifesaving instructor for 4 years, 1 Pub in Medical Ethics Journal (2nd Author), 4 poster/abstract presentation at International conferences (2 first author), President of 1 undergrad club (2 years), student council president in HS, 2 years rep soccer, 6 years hospital volunteer, 5 years volunteering at a native cultural centre, 2 years youth soccer head coach, planned a couple of research/medical conferences, I put in an observership that I did in Neurosurgery, Some Indian classical music. I even threw down some atypical activities by recommendation from UBC med students such as being a caregiver for an elderly family member + hiking/camping annually for about 5 years. Also had one of those high performance endeavours (represented Canada at International Science and Engineering Fair) NAQ: 19.04 AQ: 36.08 TFR: 55.12 Kinda surprised my NAQ was so low would appreciate any feedback! I mean I really wasn't even close to the average OOP NAQ of 33. Hopefully OMSAS looks at it more favourably. I thought I had an extensive list of activities... would be curious to see what some of the invitees had! I guess my activities on a whole were very traditional (research/med related?) I thought my research/employment would carry me... but I think they put a lot of emphasis on ECs/leadership. Good luck to everyone!
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