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    Economist got a reaction from yonas in What Is The Best Speciality To Go Into?   
    ortho or cardiac surgery. 
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    Economist got a reaction from Snowden in Use Of Extracurricular Activities?   
    Hi, I'm wondering how much extracurricular activities (or the lack of) affect your chances at matching to competitive specialties/schools? By extracurricular activities, I mean class council, interest group positions, health advocacy groups and such. How much do they matter in comparison to research/publications? 
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    Economist reacted to purplemermaid in Benefits Of Programming/coding Skills   
    Hi everyone, 
     
    I was wondering what benefits there were for having  programming/coding skills? What sort of competitive advantage would it give you when PI's are deciding on potential undergrads to hire to join their research lab? I've heard that knowing how to program/code are great skills to have, but was wondering about how it can specifically be beneficial? Also, I've started learning Python because I heard that's one of the common ones researchers use, but if anyone could shed some light on this topic, that'd be great, thanks! 
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    Economist got a reaction from JohnGrisham in Thoughts On Addressing Aq/academic Marks: Unclassified Courses, Second Degree, Graduate?   
    Actually, it doesn't really work that way. 2nd years have the last registration time so you won't be able to get it nonetheless. IHHS courses will never be available past the 4th year registration time. So it would only 'reward' the highest GPA's in 4th year. In which case, makes perfect sense to allow graduating students to take courses they desire (since it is their last opportunity). I took IHHS courses and gotta say that it was an interesting class, but the marking scheme was so bad that people were blatantly using it as a GPA booster, not even coming to the classes...
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    Economist got a reaction from nWo-NMP-4Lyfe in Is There No Summer After Second Year Now?   
    if theres only 2 weeks of 2nd year summer, how do people fit in summer research in this time?? 
    Can you only realistically have a summer project in 1st year then? 
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    Economist got a reaction from darthvader in Ubc Dmd 2019 Acceptance/rejection/waitlist Thread   
    I will be declining my offer within 3 weeks!  (yes I paid the 11k deposit... )
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    Economist got a reaction from Borborygmi in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Accepted VFMP
    IP
    AGPA: ~91%
    MCAT: 32
    Last year's NAQ: 37
     
    Waited so long to post this
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    Economist got a reaction from MathewsMD in Ubc Sciences (With Scholarship) Or Mcmaster Health Sciences   
    I honestly don't think you should have this be a factor in your decision making.
    For example, 2 years ago the entire graduation class in pharmacology at UBC was accepted to medicine or dentistry. Really high % in physiology as well. This is because large % of the students (realistically everyone) in those majors (ubc pharm/physio, mcmaster health sci) are pre-meds and are usually quite smart. So if you are smart, you can get in med school from any of the programs and they all teach valuable skills depending on what you deem as 'valuable'. Students in Pharm/Physio say that 1st year medicine is almost like a review for them. There is a major called med lab where you basically learn all the different lab techniques, which definitely prepares you to become a competitive candidate for other jobs. Also current med school profs teach lectures in that major as well.
     
    tl;dr both schools will offer valuable skills. 
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    Economist got a reaction from rhapsodic_souls in Ubc Sciences (With Scholarship) Or Mcmaster Health Sciences   
    I honestly don't think you should have this be a factor in your decision making.
    For example, 2 years ago the entire graduation class in pharmacology at UBC was accepted to medicine or dentistry. Really high % in physiology as well. This is because large % of the students (realistically everyone) in those majors (ubc pharm/physio, mcmaster health sci) are pre-meds and are usually quite smart. So if you are smart, you can get in med school from any of the programs and they all teach valuable skills depending on what you deem as 'valuable'. Students in Pharm/Physio say that 1st year medicine is almost like a review for them. There is a major called med lab where you basically learn all the different lab techniques, which definitely prepares you to become a competitive candidate for other jobs. Also current med school profs teach lectures in that major as well.
     
    tl;dr both schools will offer valuable skills. 
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    Economist got a reaction from stuj7 in Need Help, Fast!   
    Just call them and ask for a clear yes/no answer. If they can't give that, I wouldn't risk it.
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    Economist got a reaction from darthvader in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Accepted VFMP
    IP
    AGPA: ~91%
    MCAT: 32
    Last year's NAQ: 37
     
    Waited so long to post this
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    Economist got a reaction from StayHappy in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Accepted VFMP
    IP
    AGPA: ~91%
    MCAT: 32
    Last year's NAQ: 37
     
    Waited so long to post this
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    Economist got a reaction from adhocdds in Pros And Cons Of Dent Vs Med   
    Many new dent grads I personally know are making around 120k working 6 days a week (2 part times). Only exceptions are those who's parents had a clinic ready for them by graduation.. I hear that even Prince George is saturated...  You hear all these 'great life style and income" practice owners but many don't realize that it takes A LOT of time/effort/risk to get those points, much more than a 4-5 year residency period..  
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    Economist got a reaction from Varsity in Pros And Cons Of Dent Vs Med   
    Many new dent grads I personally know are making around 120k working 6 days a week (2 part times). Only exceptions are those who's parents had a clinic ready for them by graduation.. I hear that even Prince George is saturated...  You hear all these 'great life style and income" practice owners but many don't realize that it takes A LOT of time/effort/risk to get those points, much more than a 4-5 year residency period..  
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    Economist got a reaction from JohnGrisham in How Do I Improve My Pre-Interview Score?   
    Sorry I misread the question. I scored above average in the academic merit. I received above average for R1-R3. 
     
    Meaning only my non-academic merits were below average with the communication part being in the 1%...
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    Economist got a reaction from coldpizzahotsriracha in U Of Alberta Interview Discussion 2015   
    Does anyone know how many applicants are interviewed each year?
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    Economist reacted to sktoddl in Ubc Interview Invite + Practice Group   
    Hi guys, 
     
    UBC just sent out their interview invite! (4:10 pm EST) 
     
    Is anyone interested in UBC interview practice? Please PM me if interested. 
     
    For future reference: 
    My stats are: > 90% cGPA + 23 DAT (IP)
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