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  1. Hey everyone! I want to dedicate this short positive message to all interviewees who are interviewing to be (fingers crossed!) in UBC Medicine Class of 2024. It can definitely be nerve-wracking to think your MMI is coming up within a week or two, and I'm sure many of you may be feeling anxious about it. But I encourage you to take a step back and think of everything you've achieved to be here! You guys have all worked so hard, from constantly editing your applications, to submitting them, to achieving the interview stage, to obtaining your reference letters, and to accomplishing all th
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  2. Being a good student or good doctor has little to do with intelligence. Sure, you can't be dumb, but it's a myth that significant intellectual ability is required to be effective. Other traits and qualities are arguably equally important, if not more so. In your case, I would say that working a job while studying is probably your biggest contributor to poor results. Anyone who is truly serious should ideally be dedicating themselves full time to their studies, but understandably this scenario isn't possible for many people. Having a job is not unlike having a major extracurricular activity, an
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  3. It might be a bit early but I thought it could be a good idea to start a thread for those applying for the Irish Schools - 2020. We should be hearing from them between mid-February and beginning of March. Let's use this thread to ask questions and share information regarding acceptance/rejection. Good luck everybody!!!
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  4. It is incredibly common to need several years of practice to develop your study skills in university. Learning how to learn well is a life skill that you will constantly develop. Contrary to the point in the post above, many, many people do not have good study skills by the end of high school. The idea that you “should” have some particular set of skills by university is unrealistic and unhelpful - forget it. I worked in post secondary education and advising for many year and I have seen many smart and motivated students struggle with the transition, some for years. High school course
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  5. TIME STAMP: 10:04PM (but got my answer in the morning yesterday, while neurotically checking minerva) Result: Invite ! degree GPA: 3.70 MCAT: Did not submit ECs: First author on research papers on a couple of occasions, some volunteering here and there, lots of work outside of school as well as lab work. Currently in graduate school and loving it, because getting those scholarship awards makes me feel loved again (not something I put on my application since that happened in the past two or three months). Some amateur sports, and a few school awards. Casper: I felt like it went
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  6. Don't give up <3! I did two undergrads, started a masters and re-did my cegep classes (I'm a Quebec applicant) and finally got in. There was never a plan B. I applied 5 times at Mcgill, interviewed twice. It's brutal yes, but you can do it and I regret nothing, I am seriously happy now and kind of proud of my path. Some schools will not look at the grades of your first undergrad, only the last completed one (I'm pretty sure UOttawa is also like that). I had the wrong studying techniques in my first undergrad and even though I spent most of the time at the library, my grades were not
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  7. Hello there! In terms of your grades, although your earlier years aren't particularly competitive, having achieved a 3.9 during your first semester means that you have the ability to handle academically challenging material. I would say that it isn't terribly uncommon for students to have weaker marks during their first two years at university, so again your not alone in this area of your application. Although medical school admissions are hilariously competitive, each school has their own method of selection, and place emphasis on different aspects (and years) of an application. To
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  8. TIME STAMP: 13h (watched minerva) Result: Reject wGPA: 3.68 (professional degree) ECs: Multiple different and significant professional experiences, some volunteering, sports ++. Year: UG (2015), presently doing graduate studies in applied ethics while working full-time professionally. Casper: no idea, we never really know... IP/OOP/International: IP Letter of EC: Yes Additional info: very disappointed with this result :(. I really worked hard this year to better my application. Last year, was good enough to get an interview. And this year, started graduate studies
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  9. Malheureusement, il pourrait y avoir un problème avec la version mobile du site. Vous pouvez toujours cliquer sur le bouton en haut à droite de votre téléphone pour avoir accès à la version complète du site web (bouton 'Full Site'). De cette façon, vous devriez pouvoir voir toutes les sessions. Hello, Due to the complexity regarding technical difficulties, coordination, scheduling, collection of the donations and having a 3 person panel with online interviews, we only offer in-person mock interviews. In addition, the goal of the mock interviews is to allow the students to f
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  10. C’est marqué sur leur site que la CRU la plus basse etait de 34,7 (mais dans un email ils m'ont dit 35,2 etait le dernier): https://pharm.umontreal.ca/etudes/premier-cycle/doctorat-de-premier-cycle-en-pharmacie-pharm-d/#c67162
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  11. Also just because you get an interview, does not mean you'll get accepted at McGill. The interview/MMI at McGill is a big filter and no one *really* knows what factors they look for, how they balance the demographics of the cohort (even though they say they don't, they always happen to get similar percentages by gender, language, background), and what they are biased against. Some people interview several times and don't get in and some people easily get accepted the first time they interview and it isn't really that predictable beyond a certain point. They have probably 400-500 IP applicants
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  12. I’m already a practising doctor. Not keen to do med school again
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  13. Maybe you could try this “guaranteed” route?
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  14. MedicineLCS

    507 MCAT

    People posting here are a subset of the overall applicant pool and I would wager are more likely to skew towards the top of the scale. It may be hard to see from here, but the average person doesn't have a 510+ MCAT, 3.9x, and amazing ECs.
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  15. Prend pas de chance juste appelle les
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  16. You can pay each actor/actress in cash after each station is ended. All jokes aside, congrats on your invite. No additional payment is needed. Hope to see you guys on the interview day.
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  18. TIME STAMP: 11:44 Result: INVITE!!! wGPA: Not that high, there is hope for all of you ECs: Strong, was ranked relatively high last year Casper: Super unpredictable honestly Year: UG Completed in 2019, began Masters this fall IP/OOP/International: IP Letter of EC: Nope
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  19. IP, refused :/ got waitlist pre-interview last year and finished my MSc since then so I was a little hopeful but it's okay... oh well, good luck everyone, I think this was my last year trying, I think it's time to move on to other areas of interest in my life There's more than one thing out there for everyone and it's okay to change interests and paths so just keep your minds and hearts open and be you! Good luck to everyone still willing to fight for a spot, follow your dreams <3
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  20. TIME STAMP: 11:58 Result: Invite! cGPA: 3.84 MCAT: 524 ECs: Below average I think. Lots of diverse experiences (have written a novel, made a short film, budget/solo travelling, volunteering) but little research. Year: MSc Casper: I *thought* it went below average, but I ended up getting interviews to Mac, Manitoba, and McGill despite my GPA being a bit lower than average so it must have went well. I didn't prepare for CASPer at all, but I am luckily a fast typer so I guess that helped IP/OOP/International: OOP (Ontario) Letter of EC: Yes Honestly was not expecti
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  21. For anyone who received news they weren't hoping for, it's definitely a process that has a luck factor to it. Based on everyone's stats I am sure you are more than qualified. Don't give up - you will get in! Everyone around me who persisted (with realistic GPAs) have gotten accepted into a program. As hard as it is to hear - it's just a matter of time.
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  22. Qwerty4545

    35 de cru

    L’année dernière un 3.75 donnait 34.7 sans bonus donc si ça varie pas énormement oui tu auras minimum 35 sans le bonus
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  23. bins

    Interview Format

    Panel. If you got an invite, there should be an information package sent out with it/soon.
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  24. Don't give up, no matter what. It's sometimes extremely difficult being motivated to persevere through all the hardship when you see so many others with amazing stats and qualifications getting into med school like it's a piece of cake. A friend of mine who got into med school after 5 years of applying once said "if you want it bad enough you'll get it", no wiser thing has ever been said, in my opinion. My first year in uni was an absolute mess, with a GPA way lower than yours (<3.00), my first attempt on the MCAT was below 500. I had ZERO EC's in my first two years of university and ZERO r
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  25. Result: Accepted!! Geography :IP GPA: 3.51 MCAT: 509, CARS: 129 Degree : BSc E.C: Diverse & some non-traditional. Long term volunteering, research project, lots of work experience. Interview : I felt it went really well, I would even go so far to say it was enjoyable. A few of the MMI stations touched on things that I've spent a lot of time discussing in my degree so I think that worked to my advantage. This was my first application cycle and U of C was my only interview, so I am just over the moon. I've been told before th
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  26. no it is not in fact you should switch accents every station
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  27. I have never been in the field for altruistic reasons and never will be. I have always been a person with a mindset these writers would denounce as unfit for medicine. Didn't stop me from getting into med school and didn't stop me from matching. Doesn't stop me from being a competent resident, because having priorities elsewhere doesn't mean I want to be a bad doctor to my patients nor does it mean I'm going to slack off on learning. Sure there have been days in premed, med school, and even in these few short months into residency that I thought medicine isn't for me. Is it because of the
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