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Anyone ONLY being considered for NMP?

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Are you trolling? There are also rural seats at IMP and SMP so seems odd they would single out NMP...just sayin. This practice you speak of seems odd, although “rural only” interviews have been mentioned in past in another thread.

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2 hours ago, Muffincups said:

Are you trolling? There are also rural seats at IMP and SMP so seems odd they would single out NMP...just sayin. This practice you speak of seems odd, although “rural only” interviews have been mentioned in past in another thread.

I don’t know exactly how the process works, but I’ve literally seen the email a current classmate got that said they were only being considered for NMP.

So there’s at least one person in my class who was accepted after receiving the same email :) good luck @bluewhale!

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I just don’t understand the purpose of notifying someone that they are “exclusively” being considered for NMP. Does that mean that if we didn’t get that message that we are not in NMP running? Sad day for me if so. Applicants can submit their preferred sites after interview; what if their first choice was genuinely rural seats at IMP or SMP, not NMP? 

In the end, I guess it doesn’t really matter as I’m sure UBC has the best interests of B.C. residents in mind when they make their final choices. 

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4 hours ago, Muffincups said:

I just don’t understand the purpose of notifying someone that they are “exclusively” being considered for NMP. Does that mean that if we didn’t get that message that we are not in NMP running? Sad day for me if so. Applicants can submit their preferred sites after interview; what if their first choice was genuinely rural seats at IMP or SMP, not NMP? 

In the end, I guess it doesn’t really matter as I’m sure UBC has the best interests of B.C. residents in mind when they make their final choices. 

No, it means that their scores are ineligible for admission to a ‘regular’ seat. The committee that oversees rural admissions can basically do whatever they want, so if someone has an amazing rural application but their scores are just below the regular cutoff, the committee can choose to interview them anyway.

Even if you didn’t get an email, you’re still hypothetically in the running for an NMP seat, if that’s what you want.

My hypothesis (unconfirmed) is that it is their method of filling the NMP with good quality rural candidates, since NMP is by far the least popular site and the rural seats in SMP and IMP are pretty easy to fill.

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15 hours ago, OwnerOfTheTARDIS said:

No, it means that their scores are ineligible for admission to a ‘regular’ seat. The committee that oversees rural admissions can basically do whatever they want, so if someone has an amazing rural application but their scores are just below the regular cutoff, the committee can choose to interview them anyway.

Even if you didn’t get an email, you’re still hypothetically in the running for an NMP seat, if that’s what you want.

My hypothesis (unconfirmed) is that it is their method of filling the NMP with good quality rural candidates, since NMP is by far the least popular site and the rural seats in SMP and IMP are pretty easy to fill.

This makes sense! I guess they would want to ensure a good pool of rural suitable candidates so seats can be filled appropriately. 

 

Sorry @bluewhale - good luck to you! I think I was surprised as this process is not transparently outlined on UBC website.

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On 4/28/2019 at 11:10 AM, bluewhale said:

Prior to my interview I was informed I was exclusively being considered for NMP due to my high score in the rural suitability section. Wondering if anyone else is in the same boat :)

Last year a friend of mine got the exact same thing as you. For his case, his overall score was too low but since he grew up in Smithers he was also scored in the rural stream and got into the NMP. Hope that helps.

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13 hours ago, this_process_is_death said:

Out of curiosity, are people only considered for NMP included in the 673 people interviewed or are they supernumerary to the interim stats posted?

I was wondering this too - and also, does anyone know if people who submit the Rural supplementary application have a more rural-focused interview? I've heard a few speculations this may be the case but have no idea if it is true. 

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7 minutes ago, Lilly19 said:

I was wondering this too - and also, does anyone know if people who submit the Rural supplementary application have a more rural-focused interview? I've heard a few speculations this may be the case but have no idea if it is true. 

I submitted the rural/northern application. The interview was exactly the same as everyone else. They do not contact you to inform you if you are being considered as a rural applicant (except in the case being discussed in this thread).  I am confident I would qualify under the rural application, and so far ---- nothing is different. 

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14 minutes ago, Lilly19 said:

I was wondering this too - and also, does anyone know if people who submit the Rural supplementary application have a more rural-focused interview? I've heard a few speculations this may be the case but have no idea if it is true. 

I don’t think that the interviews would be different since we get to pick our interview slots. I’m just wondering if the stats they post include people who are only being considered for rural spots

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33 minutes ago, this_process_is_death said:

I don’t think that the interviews would be different since we get to pick our interview slots. I’m just wondering if the stats they post include people who are only being considered for rural spots

Right, duh! 

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1 hour ago, this_process_is_death said:

I don’t think that the interviews would be different since we get to pick our interview slots. I’m just wondering if the stats they post include people who are only being considered for rural spots

Well, technically they say 673 people received an interview invitation in total.  So, this would include everyone I’d imagine.  There is no reason to separate out NMP-only applicants from other interviewees.  If you received an interview, then you received an interview and will be an interviewee regardless (and thus, part of the 673 that received an invite).

Now, what % of that 673 pool are NMP-only applicants?  — I’m not sure haha.

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On 5/1/2019 at 8:58 AM, Lilly19 said:

I was wondering this too - and also, does anyone know if people who submit the Rural supplementary application have a more rural-focused interview? I've heard a few speculations this may be the case but have no idea if it is true. 

My interview was part of the regular track and I was able to choose any interview slot despite being told I was exclusively being considered for the NMP :) 

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On 4/30/2019 at 6:43 PM, i8aSS said:

Last year a friend of mine got the exact same thing as you. For his case, his overall score was too low but since he grew up in Smithers he was also scored in the rural stream and got into the NMP. Hope that helps.

Thanks for letting me know! I wasn’t sure if this was a regular practice of UBC as it isn’t outlined on their website at all yet my email clearly stated I was being solely considered for NMP. This makes sense for me because I grew up rural and lived in the Arctic for a while, yet I have a complete lack of research experience and only a 510 on the MCAT, so I might’ve been below regular cutoffs. This is just speculation though of course. Best of luck to everyone :)

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On 4/29/2019 at 9:26 AM, Muffincups said:

This makes sense! I guess they would want to ensure a good pool of rural suitable candidates so seats can be filled appropriately. 

 

Sorry @bluewhale - good luck to you! I think I was surprised as this process is not transparently outlined on UBC website.

Yeah I was just as confused at first as the process isn’t discussed at all on their website haha. Best of luck to you too :)

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