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  1. Is it appropriate to shake an actor's hand before leaving? My first station was acting and before I left I shook the interviewers hand and then offered my hand to the actor, who waited for 2 seconds before shaking it. I thought I did something really dumb so at the next acting station I didn't even shake the interviewers hand and just left. Is that rude?
  2. Just bumping up this thread. I didn't feel like I screwed anything up in particular, and had a mix of good and okay stations.
  3. So now that Interviews are all done and we can do nothing except hyperanalyze our performances till decision day, what did everyone make of their particular experiences?
  4. Can't sleep. Going over two confused blundrish sentences I said to the actor during the acting station. Wishing the mods hadn't removed the post interview discussion thread for this cycle. I'm just going to work out.
  5. Yup First rejections, then waitlist, then acceptances.
  6. That's one of the issues with low GPAs. Unless you kill the interview you dont stand a chance.
  7. At the moment fantasizing about life post acceptance, then destroying I by thinking about life post rejection, which has been the case so far.
  8. I have a similar concern, in one of my MMI prompts I took a humanitarian perspective that was on the 'being nice" and less analytical side, and the interviewer didn't really look impressed. He challenged my arguments by bringing different viewpoints or comparisons. Now I think about it I could have talked and acknowledged the other side more, but I didn't, and kept arguing towards my humanitarian perspective while I initially felt kinda good about it, but now I'm not sure whether I messed it up or not.
  9. Does screwing up on follow-up questions equate to doing poorly on the whole station. I realized that towards the end of the interview I was answering the main questions well but got a brain fog on the follow up questions and didn't really answer or took too long to answer them?
  10. I suffer from interview fatigue. I an quite a sociable person but I've failed several med school interviews in previous years because of interview exhaustion. Midway through the interview I get headache and can't concentrate on the question, which unfortunately means my answer quality goes down as the interview progresses. Has anyone dealt with this problem before?
  11. Can you post the link to the FB page here or make a new thread if/when you make one?
  12. Usually during the last cycles there was a huge UBC MMI prep group that practiced evenings 5pm on weekdays and weekends 11am or 1 pm depending on how many people showed up in the basement of Scarfe at UBC. It should be running again soon.
  13. Agree. Tomorrow or day after should be early deadline invites. I was driving back from work on Hwy 17 at 5:11 and my phone beeped with an email. My fingers went numb and almost hit the curb. Fortunately, it wasn't from UBC.
  14. Agree. Tomorrow or day after should be early deadline invites. I was driving back from work on Hwy 17 at 5:11 and my phone beeped with an email. My fingers went numb and almost hit the curb. Fortunately, it wasn't from UBC.
  15. I checked last year's thread too. People posted rejections at 4:51 and 5:15 pm PST on Dec 12 2016 Monday.
  16. Going by the trends of the previous 3 years I am going to dare speculate that today should be a quiet day, and tomorrow early deadline invites. Many of the people here who haven't heard anything back yet are former interviewees. I remember well last year rejections went out Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we're quiet and Thursday came invites when they took out early deadline.
  17. It would have been helpful if they had been a little bit more specific, but this is what they sent me "We've reached out to your verifiers, but not all of them have gotten back to us. Please follow up with them and have them respond to our request as soon as possible.", and didn't bother responding to any emails that I sent to them afterwards. Yeah I asked them to do that.
  18. I called them today, and they said due to privacy reasons they cant tell me which one of MY verifiers they reached out to, which is stupid. So I ended up sending emails/calls to all of them.
  19. UBC MED sent me an email telling me that they haven't heard back from all my verifiers yet and to follow up with them. I asked them to tell me which verifiers they haven't heard back from but haven't heard back since Wednesday. Will they tell me which verifiers haven't responded or am i expected to followup with every one of my 26 verifiers??
  20. I was wondering if someone could please comment on how well the Kaplan 7 Book review prepared you for the real MCAT? . I only had 9 weeks available to prepare for the MCAT due to work commitments ( 4-5 days/week) and could'nt go for a comprehensive studying strategy. I am using EK and NextStep for MCAT practice. Probably wont get to do practice FL's until about the week of the exam since I still have Gen Chem, Org Chem and Physics left to do. Any response would be appreciated. Thanks
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