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  1. Hey sorry I missed this! Did my MPH at UBC. Ended up with a higher GPA than undergrad with significantly less stress and more free time
  2. I looks like it's mandatory for all CASPer takers. I don't know if USask will use it, but I think you have to do it either way. The website has a little more information https://takecasper.com/2020/08/what-is-casper-snapshot-and-how-can-it-help-my-application/
  3. I think it's different because the snapshot is an actual video of yourself rather than the typed responses. It's like an EXTREMELY mini MMI.
  4. This is purely anecdotal - but I'm in the MPH at UBC right now and one of my good friends is in PGY-1 in their PHPM program so he's currently in my degree program with me. He graduated from med at U of T. From what he said, the specialty doesn't seem to be super competitive because the interest is low compared to other specialties. This may change in the following years though, especially with public health professionals being thrown into the spotlight lately!
  5. To add to rmorelan above, the Public Health and Preventative Medicine residency at UBC automatically includes taking a Master of Public Health degree which you can tailor to health policy by choosing your electives and practicum that way. I'm not sure if all PH&PM residencies include MPH's as part of their training, but you'd be well positioned to work in health policy either way!
  6. Just to add to this - I also had a rough start to my undergrad (W in a couple classes, D+ in OChem, etc.) but showed a VERY strong upward trend in managed to have a 4.0 in my last 2 years of undergrad and in my Masters. I was accepted this cycle which was my second try and first interview. If you can make it past the cutoffs for USask, which is reasonable if you're IP, then you'll have a decent chance if you rock your interview! If you're OOP then you will need to take some extra time to bring up that GPA and make sure you ace the MCAT... but like skmed257 said above, if this is your dream then you can definitely go for it!!
  7. Hi! I'm currently in my MPH and just got accepted to med this cycle! Would love to chat
  8. Thank you! They accepted it this afternoon! They told me they'll be offering my seat to the next person on the waitlist tomorrow!
  9. According to the AFMC data over the past 5 years there's been between 3-7 deferrals each year. I don't know if they cap it each year but they approved mine very quickly and easily One of you guys should be getting an email tomorrow!
  10. Status: Accepted!!!!! 1st quartile IP - Regina Time Stamp: June 3, 2020 GPA: No idea! I did my undergrad at 2 schools with an 87 GPA at one and only letter grades at the other with one year where I had both a D and a W on my transcript, and I have a 91 GPA in my Masters. So I would guess somewhere in the 80's MCAT Score: 505 Location: IP I honestly felt like crap after my interview so I'm so excited to be able to make this post!!! This was my 2nd year applying so please never give up. I'll be requesting a deferral of my seat since I'm not quite finished my Masters yet so hopefully this means good news for someone else on the waitlist.
  11. Hey guys!! I just got accepted today and I'm so excited!!!!! I will be submitting a request for a 1 year deferral to finish my Masters degree so hopefully that means good news for the next person in line if they accept that deferral! I was given until Friday (June 5) to accept my offer btw!
  12. In the same boat. Very worried at this point but trying to distract myself.
  13. I don't know about OOP, but my IP first quartile says the same thing!
  14. I know a couple of IP applicants who got in off the wait list in mid-June in the past couple of years but I also don't have a clear picture. Regardless, I'm sure we won't see much, if any, movement until after the deadline to accept for the first round of offers. Such an emotional rollercoaster
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