Timestamp: May 10th 11:18am
Accepted NMP (1st Choice)
Early or Regular Deadline: Regular AGPA: 85% (did submit medical for one yr so not sure if approved or not) MCAT: 510
Year: Finished Biochem (Hon) 2012 MHA 2015 ECs: Extensive - older student - did some international volunteering, on the board of directors for CCHL, 500+ yrs in hospital, President of WarChild UVic, UVic Alumni. Full career working for Doctors of BC - practice support coach and regional advocate. Geography: IP Interview: Was super fun! I did practice a lot just to make sure that I took some pauses. I also worked through some tough topics I would consider "triggers" just to make sure I could respond calmly and rationally. I do a lot of presentations to physicians in my current role which I think helped.
Overall, was a rollercoaster of emotions going through this process. Back in 2012 I had contacted UBC regarding applying to med based on a heart arrhythmia. How I was treated then was awful and I lost all confidence in applying. I honestly also hated physicians for a really long time as well (bit ironic that since then I have only worked with them). Finally after a serious break up and some encouragement for physicians I work with I decided to try. I wrote the MCAT while working 60+ hrs a week and applied for schools. I am shocked I got in but very grateful for this privilege. I am also grateful now to UBC for the experience years ago. I am a better person and applicant. I now have 7 years of healthcare knowledge and systems transformation plus leadership experience which I am confident will make me a better physician. For those that had rejections keep trying! Do a Masters, explore a career, join toastmasters. It's never too late apply!