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  1. Congratulations on being invited to the interviews you guys! This is an old Facebook group so you may not find people to connect with, but there is a bunch of practice material under "Files" if you are interested: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173550230242947 Cheers and good luck!
  2. Hey everyone, This is a friendly and final reminder for this event, which is coming up this Sunday. Nearly 100 people have registered so far. This is an incredible opportunity to network with UBC Year 1-4 medical students in person, find mentors for the long-term, and gain a deeper insight into medicine. Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of this interactive in-person session! Registration will close on Sunday at noon/12:00 PM.
  3. Exciting times! December is around the corner -- can't wait to see all the joyous posts from invited folks Stressful time indeed, but you guys will survive haha. All the very best you guys!
  4. Congrats! That seems like a nice and balanced out score. You have a great average, so you'd have no problem being invited to the interview, especially as you are IP. Don't lose hope! A 508 is a doable score, so there's no reason to be hopeless. Prepare well for your interview and I think you will have a decent chance should everything else go well. Also, try to get the best reference letters you can possibly get from those who know you well enough -- some people underestimate the value and importance of LORs. Best of luck, my friend.
  5. Added important note: If you live in Greater Vancouver/Metro Vancouver, make sure you RSVP for the in-person participation for a better experience! Attending in-person will allow participants to engage better with the session, and the benefit of networking with medical students.
  6. Hello everyone As a way to support prospective applicants, a few UBC medical students and I have organized a panel dedicated to pre-meds who are interested in the opportunity to connect and have some of their pertinent questions answered. Based on the great feedback we have received from the past couple of virtual events, we've been inspired to coordinate the third session as an in-person gathering for pre-med students to better engage with medical students and vice versa. Simultaneously, however, the session will be streamed live via Zoom for other audience members outside of Greater Van
  7. Hey everyone! If you are interested in neurosurgery, you do NOT want to miss this! The Canadian Medical Student Interest Group in Neurosurgery (CaMSIGN) is delighted to present the first cross-provincial CaRMS neurosurgery program overview, featuring the majority of neurosurgery programs across Canada! The goal of this initiative is for students to engage with different Program Directors and familiarize themselves with each neurosurgery residency program, their culture, unique features and what it would be like to be trained at that respective institution. The structure of this
  8. Yup, we started about 2 months ago. Ahh don’t be shy, I’m sure people would help if they have some time
  9. Definitely agree with the above. I never took histology before med and it turned out well for me. Histology is taught very well in years 1 & 2 and the instructors are helpful and supportive of your learning. You should be fine if you decide to avoid CAPS 390. As for other courses, taking gross anatomy and physiology in my undergrad definitely helped. For physiology, I found a lot of the material (in fact, sometimes same lectures) were repeated in year 1 med, so being familiar with them beforehand was helpful; and for gross anatomy, it's human anatomy so everything will repeat + yo
  10. Hey @soccermed123 and for anyone else wondering, I echo the above -- diversity of experiences section usually does fill up for the majority as it can be the "other" category where you share your experiences that have shaped you other than leadership, capacity to work with others, etc. If you start listing out every possible thing you've done and are currently doing, like @pretty daffodils mentioned, you'll find you'll have more than enough activities to complete your application (except for potentially the high performance section). If you have an empty entry on your application and
  11. Final reminder about this panel happening tomorrow! Please note that this session will not be recorded.
  12. Exciting news -- we are back! On behalf of some of my colleagues in the Class of 2023 and 2024, we're happy to announce that we've organized a Part 2 to this Q&A panel. We received great feedback for the last session and numerous requests to host another one, so here we are. The panel will be held on this coming Sunday, August 8th, at 5:30 PM Pacific and will be very similar to the previous. This is our honest attempt at passing forward the support each of us received during our application journeys. Please feel free to share with and invite anyone you know who is applying to medicine
  13. Hey everyone! On behalf of my team at CaMSIGN, I wanted to share this great opportunity with anyone interested in learning more about neurosurgery and hoping to improve their approach to neurosurgical cases (which can be transferable to other surgical disciplines as well). Our team is honoured to begin a new monthly collaboration with UBC Neurosurgery. We are pleased to have UBC Neurosurgery Residents, Dr. Oliver Ayling (PGY-6) and Dr. Michael Rizzuto (PGY-3), co-lead a series of live episodes focused on clinical teachings related to variety of cases within different subspecialties o
  14. Just a quick update: I figured out how to insert the poster for our event haha, so feel free to check it out!
  15. Hey folks! Just wanted to pass along this awesome opportunity to meet several incoming Neurosurgery PGY-1 Residents. If you are considering neurosurgery as a career choice and are potentially planning to apply in the future, this is a great chance to ask any questions you have regarding the CaRMS process and much, much more. For more details, you can view the Facebook event information here: https://fb.me/e/fn2RTs4st To directly register, you can do so here: bit.ly/nsx-carms2021 All medical students are welcome -- register now to secure your seat! If you hav
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