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  1. I would add that this would be the exception, not the rule though. Word from the top is that we will likely be included in BC's "second wave" of HCW vaccinations, hopefully happening in Feb/March of this year. We are allowed to accept a vaccination if offered though, whether that is because of a momentary vaccine surplus, or different site-specific policies.
  2. First and foremost I would consider where you could see yourself happy for the next three+ years. My impression has definitely been that all of the different programs offer a very comparable education, aside from slight differences. What the distributed programs possibly lose out slightly with access to highly subspecialized clinical/research experiences, you can easily argue that they make up for it with smaller group teaching and more opportunities intrinsic to the smaller class and medical community at their site. The distributed sites generally seem to have a more cohesive and connected cu
  3. Big shout out to the group of interviewees that were trapped in an elevator for something like two hours today. What ridiculous luck. Hard not to let that rattle you a bit.
  4. There may have been something wrong with their email client, because I didn't get the original confirmation of my interview time for this weekend. Just give them a call or send them an email and they will resend it.
  5. Mine was April 9th - OOP applicant here. I wasn't expecting an interview so late.
  6. Just got my email, my inbox says 1:08 PM PST. Hang in there everyone!
  7. Time stamp: 9:11 AM Invite/Reject: Invite GPA: 3.84 CARS: 131 Casper: First time doing it, it felt like it went not so bad. OOP Completed undergrad Excited for the opportunity to learn more about McMaster in March!
  8. UofT does not differentiate between IP and OOP applicants, so that's clearly a plus when you're applying from BC. They've got a ridiculously high average acceptance GPA though, which isn't always kind to UBC students converting their percentage grades. UofT also a quite sizable qualitative assessment component to their application, so it's anyone's guess. I'm holding out some hope for McMasters and Western, mainly because of they have a high emphasis on the MCAT, particularly CARS. I only applied to UBC last year and everybody told me I was stupid for limiting my chances. If you really
  9. So sorry to hear that it didn't work out for you this year. It sounds like you've had a lot of responsibilities to juggle beyond your own personal career path. I wish I could say that I believe that medical adcoms do a good enough job at taking those sorts of things into consideration, but I don't necessarily think so. For the UBC application, I hope that you listed some of your exceptional circumstances as EC entries in themselves, maybe that's something to consider next time if you didn't already. I wish you all the best, hang in there and keep doing what you're doing. Sounds like you'll
  10. A UBC admissions member once said that the differentiation between Volunteer/Employed experiences was only made on the application to make it easier to report your hours. Everything ultimately goes into the same pot.
  11. I put "Completed BSc." Honestly, I really wouldn't worry about it.
  12. Personally, I would keep to one ABS entry for each ABS statement - trying to combine two ABS entries may be confusing if they cross-reference your ABS statements with your full ABS. The wording on the guide seems to line up with this reasoning: If you felt like you could split the two positions as separate ABS entries, then you probably should be consistent in writing about each one as a standalone experience. Just my two cents!
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