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  1. Yup, we started about 2 months ago. Ahh don’t be shy, I’m sure people would help if they have some time
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Final reminder about this panel happening tomorrow! Please note that this session will not be recorded.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Just a quick update: I figured out how to insert the poster for our event haha, so feel free to check it out!
  8. 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
  9. For sure! Based on the feedback we received, people found the panel very informative and helpful. We’ll try to hold another one in the coming months.
  10. To OP and others in a similar situation who may stumble upon this, It is so so so frustrating and disheartening to have to work harder and harder, year after year, only to be met with unfortunate news at the end of each attempt. I was also in the same boat before I was offered a seat. One can spend hours speculating the topic of admissions, but it would be wiser to focus on what options are available to you and plan what actions/paths to take, whether that'd be doing more schooling, applying abroad, etc. Regarding more schooling, it is definitely possible to pull up your GPA. Alth
  11. Alright, the event is set and ready to go! The panelists including myself are really excited to see you Please find the details below: The panel will be a total of 1.5 hours. Date and time: Wednesday, June 2nd @ 5:00 PM, Vancouver Time Register here: http://bit.ly/ubcmed-panel As soon as you register, you will automatically receive an email with the link, meeting ID, and passcode to the event. Please feel free to share the registration link with anyone you know who may be interested in such a panel and may find it useful! This is definitely not a formal event, so
  12. Hey everyone! Firstly, huge and sincere congratulations to all who received an offer this year to join the UBC Class of 2025! I am personally very excited to welcome you to the UBC med family and meet you soon However, this time of year is very bittersweet, as the majority of people unfortunately do not receive the news they were hoping for. Being there many times in the past within my own journey, I can understand how discouraging and devastating this feels. Were it not for the tremendous amount of support I received along the way, I simply wouldn't be here in my position today.
  13. Hey everyone! Posting this here in case some folks are interested in this unique opportunity. In celebration of International Women’s Day and the vital role that women play in surgery, leadership and STEM, we at the Canadian Medical Student Interest Group in Neurosurgery are excited to kick-start the “Women in Neurosurgery” lecture series where eminent healthcare leaders discuss their professional careers, impart wisdom and advocate for an increased presence of women in the field. We are delighted to start this series with Professor Mojgan Hodaie. Please join us on March
  14. Hey everyone! Are you fascinated by the underpinnings of the brain and the nervous system? Is pursuing a fulfilling career in neurosurgery something you have considered? If so, we would like to invite you to join the Canadian Medical Student Interest Group in Neurosurgery (CaMSIGN)! CaMSIGN is the very first Canadian national educational interest group dedicated to neurosurgery. Our primary goal is to connect, educate and inspire medical students across Canada by providing a platform to share their ideas. Our secondary goal is to provide a variety of resources that ultimately help interes
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