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    jero123 reacted to MDStudenthappy in Please help me with CARS   
    I personally feel anatomy/physiology is more useful in medicine than cars (reading ambiguous passages). I feel it is useless to even have this as a metric to evaluate applicants. Anyways, do NS full length and timed practices (exam crackers 101) to improve your score. I know many people who went from 123 to 129 with practice. It is possible.
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    jero123 reacted to Aang in Second degree   
    Dude, chill. If the OP wants to give another shot at medicine by raising their GPA, let them. This is a much smarter 2 year investment than going abroad for medicine. At the very least, the higher GPA in this second degree may work in their favour for US medical schools. People have different hustles they have to do. OP may not get into a Canadian medical school regardless and go abroad anyways, but that is their choice to make. Everyone has a different hustle to end up at the finish line. Let them do theirs. 
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    jero123 reacted to dryorku in For Westerns ABS, should the 3 things I learned all be related to the category?   
    @cjalcyris @jero123
    have you guys tried adding an entry for Western through OMSAS?

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    jero123 reacted to 1D7 in B on my Transcript   
    Didn't you make a very similar thread last year? lol
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    jero123 reacted to freewheeler in B on my Transcript   
    Let us know what the beaches in the caribbean are like
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    jero123 reacted to Falling in What Proportion Of Applicants To Medical School In Canada Have At Least One Peer-Reviewed Journal Publication? At Least One As First Author?   
    Its basically impossible to get in if you don't have at least 1 paper in a high impact journal like Nature or Cell. 
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    jero123 reacted to rmorelan in First time ve Re-applicant   
    Nope no penalty - they just are tracking some statistics for their own use. No school cares about that sort of thing. 
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    jero123 reacted to Elijah989 in First time ve Re-applicant   
    You should be fine - doesn't make a difference if you are first time or reapplicant, just make sure you have what the admissions committee are looking for and you're good! Good luck!
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    jero123 reacted to Aetherus in First time ve Re-applicant   
    There are several older applicants who are successful every year. The class average age at most schools are between 24-28. In my class, 30% of students had graduate degree’s and 30% of those students had a PHD.
    I wouldn’t be too concerned about age, just apply and see what happens.
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    jero123 reacted to m_jacob_45 in First time ve Re-applicant   
    I don’t think it should make a difference. I applied and got in on my first attempt after completing a 4 year degree + 1 year of work experience. (I applied in the fall following my graduation).
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    jero123 got a reaction from Vivieeeeeee in Is my GPA too low for Western?   
    I think their cut-off of 3.7 is firm for everyone (with or without a grad degree). 
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    jero123 reacted to zxcccxz in OMSAS items   
    How do you guys have 30+ items to put on there? I only have like 12 to be honest, because I went for quality over quantity (each one like 100hours+, with the longest one being 1100 hours. 
    are people including hobbies, gym, sports, personal interests and other things like that to make up the count?
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    jero123 reacted to peace2014 in Please Give Me Examples Of "stellar" Ec's For Medical School   
    Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, it will increase your chances greatly
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    jero123 reacted to chiynadoll in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Did not think I would ever post something good here... Honestly thought I had a better shot in Ontario than UBC. Rejected pre-interview from UBC for 3 cycles but interviewed elsewhere. This is my 4th cycle. To those who did not receive ideal news today, please don't give up! 
    Timestamp: 11:56 PST
    Accepted VFMP (1st Choice)
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA: 86.6% (Last year AQ 25)
    MCAT: 131/128/132/131 
    Year: BSc Hons 2017
    ECs: Please see previous posts in the interview offers thread for further details or PM me. 
    Clinical research coordinator for 3 years (2 abstracts, 2 papers in the works, all 2nd author), BBT barista for 4 years, cat shelter volunteer for a year, owned a restaurant for a short while, freelance makeup artist since 2012, various minimum wage part-time jobs, since 2009, recreational sports - nothing with achievements of sorts, was VP of a social club in undergrad... not a lot of volunteering tbh. I did fill out the extenuating circumstances box. PM for details or dig through old posts. 
    Other than time spent at my CRC job over the last 4 cycles, nothing else changed in my ECs. I just wrote them differently. Was rejected pre-interview in 2015 with NAQ of 21, 2016 with 17, 2017 with 25, and finally probably just made it over the threshold this year with maybe a 27 or so. 
    Geography: IP
    Interview: 
    I absolutely bombed 1 station. It was my last one, the interviewer just didn't care anymore, and I focused on the wrong part of the question for too long. Probably did mediocre on 2-3 of them, particularly if I felt like I couldn't relate a personal story to it. Some of the stations were on topics I was already very passionate and had strong opinions on so I had an already thought out answers for. Some stations I just had facts to bring up. It was difficult to really showcase yourself at UBC compared to other schools but I guess that's the challenge. 
    I'm happy to chat if anyone wants to know more. Just drop me a PM. 
    Will also be looking to hire a replacement for my current job, so if clinical research in a hospital is something you're interested in, and you're in Vancouver, look out for a posting through UBC Careers (external) or PM me.  
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    jero123 reacted to Neurophiliac in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    Just got accepted to VFMP!!!!!
    I am in tears... I am in so much tears.... I just can't... I just can't even process this..... oh ... my.. god... 
     
    I am still shocked this is unbelievable...
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    jero123 reacted to brockboeser6 in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    Just got offer to IMP!
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    jero123 reacted to this_process_is_death in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    You got this! I think everyone here wants you to make it!! 
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    jero123 reacted to canadianeh95 in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    I am so sorry to hear this. Your qualifications are rock solid and your result is genuinely difficult for me to comprehend. As others may have said, it may be a reference issue, but judging by your NAQ, I can't imagine you are short of good references to choose from.
    Maybe this is just bad luck...I know this may not be much reassurance, but your achievements are exceptional. I am tempted to suggest another cycle, but as a reapplicant myself, I know how draining this process can be. I know several people who pursued alternative careers after medical school applications, and one is doing well in another professional career and the other is making six figures with a decent lifestyle. Whatever you pursue, I hope all goes well for you.
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    jero123 reacted to this_process_is_death in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    Rejection here.
    IP
    AQ: 31
    NAQ: 42
    MCAT: 518
    Interview: Above average
     
    I don’t know what to do anymore. I’ve literally tried everything and it seems medical school is not for me
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    jero123 got a reaction from DTK87 in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    I didn't even apply to UBC this year, but still had a dream that I got rejected by UBC last night...... 
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    jero123 got a reaction from Neurophiliac in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    I didn't even apply to UBC this year, but still had a dream that I got rejected by UBC last night...... 
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    jero123 got a reaction from g-nocks in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    I didn't even apply to UBC this year, but still had a dream that I got rejected by UBC last night...... 
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    jero123 got a reaction from Opichi in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    I didn't even apply to UBC this year, but still had a dream that I got rejected by UBC last night...... 
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    jero123 got a reaction from justtryingtosurvive in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    I didn't even apply to UBC this year, but still had a dream that I got rejected by UBC last night...... 
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    jero123 reacted to Instagrammar in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    There is no smoke and mirrors for the email headline. The email you want is "UBC Undergraduate Admissions:Offer of Admission - [Campus Name]" 
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