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  1. If I put something in my NAQ and check the course credit received box, will it count toward my AQ or NAQ?
  2. TIME STAMP: 1:31 pm Interview Invite or Regrets: Regrets Early or Regular Deadline: Regular GPA or AGPA (if applicable): 82.5 (not eligible for AGPA) MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 515 (129/127/128/131) Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): 4th year BSc Geography (IP/OOP): IP Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): Residence Advisor for 1 year, Lifeguard/Swim Instructor for 5 years, orientation leader for 2 years, club president for 2 years, homeless shelter volunteer for 1 summer (70 hours), volunteering with people who use drugs for 1 year (125 hours), hospital volunteer for 2 years (120 hours), engineering design team for 1 year (70 hours), self-initiated research project for 1 school year (50 hours), 3 summer research internships (~200 hours each), hobbies (hiking, travel, piano, competitive swimming), some high school activities, some high school scholarships, left research section blank because no pubs, no high performance activities. NAQ Range: 50-74.99 percentile My Result: So I was super extra and measured the distance of the IP cutoff mark and my mark on the graph with a ruler... From my measurements, the IP cutoff bar was around 52 and my bar was around 46. *Edit: right clicked on the image and hit inspect and the source code confirmed that my numbers were correct! OOP cutoff was 63.* This was my first time applying so it's nice to see where I stand! Wasn't expecting an invite with my low GPA and the incredible stats this year, so I'm not too bummed. So excited to drop my disastrous 2nd year next application cycle. Good luck to the rest of you!
  3. Yes, will do as soon as I can get access to my scores. Refreshing like mad right now!
  4. Thought I'd make the thread since invites are coming out next week. Feel free to share your stats using the template below. Good luck everyone! TIME STAMP: Interview Invite or Regrets: Early or Regular Deadline: GPA or AGPA (if applicable): MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): Geography (IP/OOP): Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): NAQ Range: My Result:
  5. The reason UBC doesn't count summer courses toward full course load credit counts is because you were taking them at a different time that when you took all your winter courses. What they are assessing here is rigour- are you able to handle taking 5 courses per term while maintaining extracurricular activities and still obtaining high marks. It has nothing to do with the content or structure of the summer course. It's a lot harder to get good marks when you have 5 courses to juggle vs. less than a full course load, regardless of whether you make up those credits over the summer. So unfortunately your summer course won't count toward a full course load. Note, however, that UBC doesn't have a full course load requirement. From the admissions website, "A full course load is not necessary for application to the program, and we recognize that applicants may have many reasons for taking less than a full load. However, applicants must display an ability to handle the demands of medical school and may be required to demonstrate the reason behind a part-time course load."
  6. OMSAS posted this info about the new CAF: On the CAF, your references will be asked to respond to the following: Would this applicant make a good physician? Rate the applicant on each of the following attributes: Communication skills Problem-solving skills Professionalism (e.g., commitment to ethical practice, standards of behaviour and accountability to others) Empathy (e.g., demonstrating consideration of others’ perspectives) Identify and comment on 1 area of improvement for the applicant. Share any other information you feel may be relevant to a medical school’s admission committee. Does anyone know how many words/characters referees get for #1 and #3? For #2, do they just have to fill in bubbles, or do they also get to justify their rating and explain how the applicant has demonstrated their communication/problem solving/professionalism?
  7. Not sure if I need to fill out the additional information box that 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." I took 30+ credits in first and second year but only 27 credits in third year. Would that year count as a "part-time term" that I need to explain in this box? UBC admissions say they consider full time terms to be 5 courses/term or 30 credits/year. In third year, I did take 5 courses in first term and 6 courses in second term but they added up to only 27 credits.
  8. I volunteered at UBC Hospital in 3 different roles: Wayfinder, Ambulation Volunteer, and Exercise Group Volunteer. My roles/responsibilities for Wayfinding are completely different from the other two (which are both physiotherapy-related). Additionally, although Ambulation and Exercise Group are both physio-related, my Ambulation experience was in the Purdy pavilion (with seniors), while my Exercise Group experience was in TCU (with patients of all ages who had just come out of surgery). Would you recommend splitting this into three different experiences? I did each role for 1-2 years.
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