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  1. Result: Accepted (NMP) off the Wait-list 6/8/2020 (3rd application cycle - last year I was on the waitlist until the first day of classes in August) Geography: IP Early or Regular Deadline: Regular Timestamp: 3-4 PM PST AGPA: 87% MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 509 (CARS 130)Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): BHK 2017 ECs: Random: university/elite athletics, LGBTQ+ advocacy, adventures... Volunteer: varied opportunities and initiatives, extensive youth coaching, physical rehabilitation clinic abroad... Work: paramedic, rehabilitation worker in mental health, respite care for seniors, first aid in industry, pro ski patrol, private kinesiology, undergrad tutoring and other random work experience... no research Interview: I started to get really nervous on the drive to UBC with my partner... I had awful gas and that made me more nervous... it was so bad we were rolling down the windows in Feb... then I just started laughing thinking of all the captive interviewers, and the poor applicant following me... We laughed and I farted from Burrard to campus, practicing jokes incase I needed to say "at least I've left you something to remember me by" etc... luckily for all I didn't need any of them. The interview felt great (so much better than last year) - I had fun. There was one interviewer, I think a current student, who gave almost nothing back and didn't seem to be listening to me - just repeating a few words from my initial answer out of context with each follow up question... that one felt awful. Misread one question... a few others were great and one was amazing (I could not have answered better if I had the question in advance)! June 8th was the fourth round of offers of my 3rd application cycle. I'd checked the blog until the previous round then spent a couple weeks processing and coming to terms with a different life plan and getting excited about beginning MPH studies... About two days after I made peace with not getting in I opened my email and the first thing I saw was a link to a survey for accepted students. I thought admissions had accidentally sent that to everyone on the waitlist, just rubbing it in... :p If you're a future/repeat applicant reading these blogs looking for a little advice or motivation, as I've done before, you'll see that my grades are average, average MCAT, interesting collection of NAQ but nothing exceptional - mostly just getting paid to do interesting things... honestly there are some UBC applicants who could get into any school, any year... then there are hundreds of qualified applicants but only 288 places... Putting all of our accomplishments, values and foundational experiences into an application is incredibly vulnerable but that doesn't mean admissions knows who we are or are qualified to make a judgement of our worth or value as people. Recognizing that the email in December or May could not influence my worth as well as the layers of chance in the application process was liberating for me and this cycle felt so much different because of that freedom - I'm sharing this because maybe it is something that could take a weight off your shoulders too?
  2. TIME STAMP: December 12, 2019 (11:26pm PT)Interview Invite or Regrets: InviteEarly or Regular Deadline: RegularGPA or AGPA (if applicable): 86.04(AGPA) --> (AQ of 24 last year)MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 509 (125/130/126/128) Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): BHK 2017 Geography (IP/OOP): IPExtracurricular Activities (NAQ 36 last year): Employment: kayak guide, odd jobs (firewood/gardening), office, ski patrol, respite care, paramedic, first aid attendant... volunteer: youth volleyball coach, VGH renal unit, VASS ski instructor, international volunteer (kinesiologist), mental health rehabilitation... Research - none. Other: varsity/national sport, travel, advocacy (lgbtq+ youth, housing insecure youth), life experiences, hobbies/things that give me joy. Third application, second interview (waitlisted last cycle). Thanks to everyone who posted when the regrets came out. Exciting and inspiring to see snippets of so many lives and the diverse ways people are contributing to our communities Thank you!
  3. *Updated Aug 19 Result: Rejected (Waitlisted until Aug 19) Early or Regular: Regular AQ: 24 NAQ: 36 TFR: 60 OGPA: 86% MCAT: 509 (125/126/130/128 5wks study, no prep course) Year: BHK (Human Kinetics) 2017 ECs: Random: university/elite athletics, LGBTQ+ advocacy, adventures, family member with disabilities... Volunteer: varied opportunities and initiatives, extensive youth coaching, rehabilitation clinic abroad... Work: respite care for seniors, pro ski patrol, private kinesiology, undergrad tutoring and other random work experience... no research Geography: IP Interview: Average. I felt like I aced two and bombed one. I enjoyed the whole day but found myself thinking of things I should have/could have said for months after... literally at the weirdest times, still happens once in a while. This was my first MMI, I didn't take any courses or do any group practices (did a few questions with a couple current med student friends on skype) but will definitely be better prepared if I have another opportunity to interview. Congratulations to all who have been offered the privilege to study medicine and serve as a physician in the future - I wish you all the best - knowing how strong the competition is and what quality human beings make up the UBC med classes eases the sting of individual disappointment. Good luck to all the other regrets/waitlist/hopefuls who are also sitting indoors trying to cram some of their most meaningful life experiences into severely limited character boxes while sunny days and adventures beckon.
  4. Hi bhaggy, I'm in the same boat and just started a new application - now I can go to either (default is the new one) when I open my account. You've probably figured this out by now. Cheers and good luck
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