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  1. Hello to all my fellow UBC Med applicants of 2018/2019! As we inch closer and closer to December, I decided to make this thread to just get it out of the way, and also to initiate discussion around how we are all feeling. As of now, I am not sure exactly when the updates will roll out. There are two options. Interview decisions will either be released the week of December 3rd or the week of December 10th. I'm going 70-30 on week of the 3rd since usually they release decisions the first week of December that involves a Monday. However, December 3rd may be too early; the admissions committee may want to look at a few things in more detail, finalize decisions, etc. which will require a bit more time – therefore, if it's not the week of the 3rd, it will definitely be the week of the 10th. Based on the pattern from the last few cycles, this is how I'm guessing decisions will be released: Week of December 3rd: Monday, December 3rd – Regrets Wednesday, December 5th – Early Invites Thursday, December 6th – Regular Invites OR Week of December 10th: Monday, December 10th – Regrets Wednesday, December 12th – Early Invites Thursday, December 13th – Regular Invites Whether we receive an interview invitation or rejection, I encourage everyone to write a post giving some description on what scores they've received, what sort of extracurricular activities they've completed/are still part of, what sort of achievements/awards/research they've accomplished, and so forth. This will essentially help yourself reflect on your application and help others down the line, both current and prospective applicants. At the end of the day, we will all hopefully be colleagues eventually – so, why not start now in helping each other. Let's stick with the format, described below, as much as possible when we are writing our posts. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 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: AQ: TFR: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - So, how's everyone feeling?? I'm nervous about the NAQ drops a bunch of people experienced last cycle! From what I've heard, lots of people had semi-to-significantly dropped in their NAQ score compared to 2 cycles ago, anywhere between 2-8 points drop in NAQ . Hopefully, things pan out for the better this year. Basically, it comes down to surviving that awful Monday! I get plenty of emails throughout the day... Every time I get that email notification sound on my phone, this will be my reaction:
  2. Our Team consist of PharmD/MBA, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, and MLS experienced individuals, who can offer their insight into the above health Care related applications. Some of them have also sat on Admission Committees by volunteering for their respective faculties, so we should definitely be your first choice! We have extensive experience in reviewing and editing application packages and our success rate has been 100% so far. First Consultation is Free!!! Advisory 20$/30 min · One-on-one session to generate ideas for your essay(s). · Suggestions on what to exactly include based on your specific past experiences. · Current Job Market and Income · In-depth analysis of program environment and keys for success · Profession requirement review Application Review $60/Hr · Reviews of your essay · Suggestions on what to highlight and what to exclude from your essay. · Recommendations on the use of alternative words and grammar styles. · Advice on the flow of ideas and organization of your essay. Comprehensive Application review and editing $90/Hr · Extensive editing, revising, restructuring. · Provide detailed feedback for difficult areas. · Proofread for grammar, punctuation, and provide basic suggestions for improvement Resume and Cover Letter Review by an MBA $40/Hr Interview/MMI Practice $60/Hr Feel free to PM me or email me at pharmily101@gmail.com
  3. Sooo now that CASPER is finished (and miraculously seemed to go ok for someone like me whose French was quite rusty...) would anyone be interested in prepping for a potential French interview in Toronto or online? Also, could previous applicants or current students in the French Stream kindly give suggestions on the best ways to prepare for the interview? Any specific prep companies or resources? I think I will need a lot of prep and help to express myself well during the interview if I am lucky enough to receive one. Merci!
  4. I am a UBC Medical School (Doctor of Medicine) graduate and experienced tutor offering tutoring as well as application review and interview preparation services. All ages welcome. --Services offered--High school: English/Math/Science/Calculus/Biology/Chemistry/PhysicsCollege/University:Calculus/English/Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Anatomy/Physiology/Psychology/PharmacologyPCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) preparation - all subjectsMCAT (Medical College Admission Test) preparation - all subjectsInterview Preparation - Panel/Traditional and Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)Application Review - Academic and Non-academic/Extracurricular/Personal Statement ReviewResidency Interview (CaRMS and NRMP) application and interview preparationBase rates:$50/45min - high school level$75/45min - college/university level$90/45min - application review + interview preparation Summary of Qualifications: 1. Experienced tutor/coach2. UBC MD graduate3. Over $75000 in scholarships4. A+ average throughout university5. Stellar PCAT and MCAT scores6. Got into pharmacy school age 197. Got into medical school age 22 Able to provide service in-person and virtually. Flexible scheduling. Group discounts available. Please PM with contact number and basic information regarding desired services. Alternatively, you can email me by visiting my CL ad: https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/lss/d/ubc-md-graduate-offering/6752449860.html Have a nice day!
  5. Hey everyone! I am applying to Dal this summer and planning on writing the MCAT. Anyone interested in meeting to chat about their application and/or studying for the MCAT?
  6. Hi all, I got accepted to med school in Canada this year first time applying, and since then I've been working on a massive premed package that includes all the Khan Academy (KA) notes (complete), supplemented with a personal spin to make things easy. The package also includes my schedule, my activity log, a score predictor, 100 helpful reference documents with mnemonics and graphics of common topics, formulas, interview prep, cars tips ethics... everything that got me from premed to admitted, and now I'm passing it on to you. You can find the post here on Reddit Wordpress (easy link is tinyurl.com/MCATguide) I hope this is helpful for you all! Please let me know if you have any questions or queries.
  7. Hi, I'm offering some help for students who are looking for advice on CARS, MMI/CASPER and application prep.. I'm a non-traditional applicant (no science background) who gained admission to my top medical school on my first application, with only one write of the MCAT. I'm willing to share some tips & tricks that made me successful in the process in a tutoring session. CASPER/MMI/APPLICATION SUPPORT I had a great CARS score and performed well on CASPER and the MMI.The secret to my success was the training I did to prepare myself psychologically and strategically for the application process. I am sure there are many great premed students who would be wonderful doctors but are failing again and again to be admitted into a program. It's not a lack of brains - it's a lack of strategy. In preparing for the MMI, CARS and CASPER, I developed an effective, efficient and reasonable strategy that allowed me to navigate the process successfully while working full-time. CARS TUTORING The CARS (verbal reasoning) section of the MCAT is a major stumbling block for many premed hopefuls. So many hardworking students find that their efforts are not translating into results and that one section stands between them and their dream of medical school The fact is that mastering CARS is an art and a science. Most students use a brute force approach which involves months of grueling repetition and ends in frustration. With the right strategy, approach and resources I scored a 130 (98th percentile) with only 3 weeks of preparation. I found the right approach and practiced it to perfection. I also used psychological techniques to train myself perform to my fullest on the exam. This is not my first experience with standardized testing. I also performed well enough on the LSAT to gain admission into the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. I spent years in law school and in corporate law refining my verbal reasoning and critical thinking skills under pressure. I understand how frustrating and difficult it can be to look for the right approach to CARS. However, my law training and LSAT work helped me quickly find the formula to ace CARS. Feel free to get in touch by private message if you are interested in help.
  8. Hi! For all of the other OT QY Applicants who have received interview invitations, would you be willing to meet up to practice going over MMI practice questions?
  9. Heyyyy I saw the DDS students were having a post interview chill discussion... So, friends who had Feb 10 interviews, how did it go?
  10. Is anyone else (unreasonably) worried about how they performed on the written component of the interview? I have read/heard on these forums and from some current students that it is not supposed to be a BIG DEAL and that it is likely(?) a pass/fail component, but I find myself worried about it nonetheless.
  11. patient2doctor

    Waterloo Interviews 2018

    As interview invites just went out this week, I figured I'd start a thread for people who want to chat about interview prep! Anyone been through the process within the last few years and have any advice?
  12. Hi everyone! I've been looking into the difference between applying to the French vs. English stream at Ottawa med. I understand that the French stream is less competitive so I was thinking of applying for that stream. French is not my first language but I can express myself well enough to make it through I believe. Has anyone who has studied English applied for the French stream and gotten an interview? How did things go and how strict are they with assessing your proficiency in writing/speaking? I would really appreciate any advice/help! Also, how important are extracurriculars with OttawaMed?
  13. Hey, I've been hearing people get invitations to interview for Queens and McMaster and I'm just wondering- what does it mean not to hear anything at all? Admittedly, this past cycle I was not a strong applicant at all but I applied to NOSM, Queens and McMaster anyway. I got a rejection email from NOSM and I still have not received anything from Queens or McMaster. Is this strange? They do HAVE to send a rejection email right? I've checked junk and spam and searched for admissions in my email multiple times but haven't found anything- not sure what to make of this. Anyone have an idea of what's going on?
  14. medschoolapp

    Waitlist

    Does anyone know if there is a good/bad wait list for the French stream? If so, how much do those wait lists usually move up?
  15. Hi everyone! I am starting this thread because we should be hearing from McGill about interviews pretty soon. From previous threads, applicants have heard back around Jan 21st, and admissions said they should send them out before Jan. 26 so basically, we should hear from this by the end of the week. Please post below if you were accepted or rejected, IP or OOP, GPA and hours of volunteer/extra-curricular work Good luck to everyone!
  16. Hi everyone! Congrats on getting a spot for the interview! Just wanted to create a fourm to share sample questions with each other and practice If you've done the Kira interview already, could you also share how was the experience, did you feel ready enough from the practice questions, etc? I'm also curious, are they actual job-like interview interview questions or are they MMI/scenario-based questions? Thanks and good luck!
  17. And so it begins. The waiting game one more time. Good luck to all of us and I sincerely wish that come March 1st we should all have our dream come true.
  18. Is there anyone in Toronto who has an interview at UofA and who would like to get together for practice? It would be particularly beneficial if we could get at least one person who's been through this experience at UofA before but this is also a call to all the Edmonton naive (like me).
  19. Hey how does everyone feel post-interview? I'm feeling like I definitely bombed 2-3 of the stations...but who knows maybe it'll all turn out alright!
  20. Hi everyone! I've been looking into the difference between applying to the French vs. English stream at Ottawa med. I understand that the French stream is less competitive so I was thinking of applying for that stream. French is not my first language but I can express myself well enough to make it through I believe. Has anyone who has studied English applied for the French stream and gotten an interview? How did things go and how strict are they with assessing your proficiency in writing/speaking? I would really appreciate any advice/help! Also, how important are extracurriculars with OttawaMed?
  21. FiftyshadesofMD

    UofT Interview

    Anyone else suspects invites would come out by the end of today ? Last year, they said end of of Feb, yet we got the invites on the 10th. This year, they said mid January and it’s either this Friday or next Friday imo, given that invites are traditionally released on a Friday, just minutes before 5 pm ... Any input on this ?
  22. ****UPDATES**** Bonjour tout le monde! Avec le début des entrevues simulées qui s’approche (ce lundi), nous avons une annonce excitante. Vous pouvez maintenant vous inscrire à une deuxième entrevue simulée! Il n’y reste quelques places, et suivra le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi. Hi everyone! With the first day of mock interviews approaching (this Monday) we have an exciting announcement. You can now sign up for a second interview slot! There are only a limited number of spots left, and its on a first come, first serve basis. ENGLISH FOLLOWS Bonjour à tous! Encore une fois cette année, les étudiants de médecine de première année de l’Université d’Ottawa, sont fiers de vous offrir des séances d’entrevues simulées pour vous permettre de vous familiariser avec le déroulement de la vraie entrevue! L’entrevue vous coûtera 12$ et tous les fonds seront versés à l'oeuvre de bienfaisance choisie par la classe de 2021: Pancreatic Cancer Canada. Le paiement se fera à l’aide de Paypal pendant votre inscription en ligne. Le lien ci-joint vous dirigera vers la page d’inscription. La période d’inscription débutera dimanche le 4 février à 17h00. Les séances sont offertes de façon premier arrivé, premier servi donc ne tardez pas! Pour toutes questions, contactez-nous au admissionsmd2021@gmail.com. *Ces entrevues simulées sont réservées aux candidats d'entrevue de l'Université d'Ottawa.* PARTAGEZ CE MESSAGE SVP! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094ea5af2ba6fc1-mock1 — Hi! Once again this year, the first year students of the University of Ottawa - Faculty of Medicine are proud to offer mock interviews, which aim to give you a practice run before your real interview. Interviews will be $12, and the money will go towards our class charity, Pancreatic Cancer Canada. The payment will be processed online through Paypal along with your registration. The link below will bring you to the registration page. The registration period will begin on Sunday, February 4th at 5:00 p.m. The sessions are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so please don’t wait! If you have any questions, contact us at admissionsmd2021@gmail.com. *These mock interviews are reserved for interview candidates of the University of Ottawa.* PLEASE SHARE THIS MESSAGE! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094ea5af2ba6fc1-mock1 Merci & thank you! Christopher & Nicole Représentants du comité des admissions | Admissions Committee Representatives
  23. Hi All, Applied in medicine at UDEM, ULAVAL and UDES as a university candidate. My Question to you : do you know when we are supposed to start getting invites for the MMI interview? Also, if you have received a response (and if you wish to share of course), it would be interesting to know your grade and the response you received. Thx J
  24. heyyy comment or message me if anyone in Vancouver or surrounding areas is down to practice for a bit, perhaps relatively consistently? Maybe we can get a group going like the Toronto people
  25. Hey premeds, I have been having this question for a couple of months but cannot seem to find anything about it. When given an ethical case sometimes you as a participant have the option of helping someone by risking your safety or spending your money (this is what i meant by self harm). Do you think this is frowned upon by the MMI markers or just something that can sometimes be when a life is in danger. 2 cases that come to my mind: 1) Your friend asks to use the residents only gym at your apartment complex. ^There are multiple things you can do one of which is to offer to pay for your friend's gym expenses elsewhere. 2) You knock on a door and hear footsteps and a thump (presumably the person has fallen on the floor). There might be fire or some other hazard. ^ Here, again you do the usual stuff of calling the emergency services and such, but is it okay to also say that "After looking for potential dangers and making sure that the environment is safe I would try to gain access into the house". As you can see both of these involve some risk to the participant (me) at the advantage of saving lives or making your friends happy. What do you say? Thanks in advance.
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