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  1. Well, he certainly gives a new meaning to "fake it until you make it".
  2. I also want to be @Christopher Columbus's buddy.
  3. I wouldn't call it complaining and I wouldn't consider it pathetic. Sometimes what someone needs is simply some catharsis, and just to let out their emotions and vent a bit. I think it's the first and most difficult step to healing. Also kinda lame, but I like to watch sad movies (with a close friend maybe) after a breakup and have a good cry. It helps for me.
  4. I personally think these small incremental changes are what's best for society as a whole. Kudos to Dr. Bruce Martin. It's not easy going against your peers. And to people who are worried about their children's prospects... I wouldn't be too worried. 1) The changes are incremental 2) You still need good credentials to get into med school (so advantages in socioeconomic status, money, resources are still important). Bottom line that I think is: they're not going to reject a kid who has a solid GPA, MCAT, and ECs just because they're "white males who have money". If they'll make a goo
  5. Your guess is as good as mine as they don't reveal that sort of info. Anecdotally, I'd say if you're in the low 80's (~82%), then you'd better prepare for your other sections to be pretty bomb. On the admission statistics, they even accepted a few students in the 75-80% range. I'm assuming those people killed ALL their other sections (interview/volunteering/research/work) and/or they're non-traditional and/or they have extenuating circumstances.
  6. Yeah, that's pretty much a given. If you've heard of people getting in with a low GPA, chances are that they killed one of the other sections to make up for it. You can't be below average for everything and expect an acceptance.
  7. This post is hilarious. I like how the person thought about it like "hmm should i...? or shouldn't i...?" then was like "f*** it, yolo". Maybe you're interviewer loves Shrek? or maybe you got shrekt LOL
  8. Yes. My first interview was done with virtually no prep... About 1-2 hours total of just random google/youtube searching, general interview tips, and skimming Doing Right. I bombed the interview and it was the biggest waste of a chance. Did not work for me one bit.
  9. I've also noticed a trend where schools are starting to broaden topics so that they aren't directly related to medicine, but may impact health nevertheless. Topics like: - access to information (net neutrality or paying more for certain information) (false medical information online) - decrease in attention span due to overload of information (news, online, youtube, social media) - fentanyl crisis (more and more people dying of overdose, but media coverage died down after initial sensation) - wages not increasing with cost of living (or cost of healthcare)
  10. I'm a bit skeptical because historically, all of the interview regrets seem to have come out on Monday, and theres only sparse anecdotal evidence that some regrets are handed out later. Also, GlassCastle says he saw the e-mail mid-week and deleted it right away. Perhaps the e-mail itself was sent on Monday? In any case, dissecting it probably wont help your chances as the decision has been made already, but I think everybody who didn't receive an e-mail can be optimistic about their chances.
  11. IIRC for last year, it was actually Mon-rejection and Tues-silent. Typo? Since you said today (tuesday) is a silent day.
  12. Yeah, I'm unsure of the bribing part. Maybe it's happened sometime or another somewhere (hard to imagine that it's never happened before), but isn't very likely for anyone to get accepted in that manner. However, race does matter. Like others mentioned, it's important to train physicians of all cultures. It's always been an elephant in the room and I don't think anybody is arguing otherwise. However, in Canada, it's more Indigenous Canadians rather than blacks.
  13. Just piggybacking off of this thread. Does anybody know the approximate 1st semester exam schedule (what date the exams end and what day we have to be back in school)? Trying to book a trip with friends.
  14. Mr. Meeseeks, can you help me get into UBC med?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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