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  1. Can you comment on how to be competitive for the 2+1 program? Specifically are rural sites better than urban sites? Are there FM programs that have a good track record for the 2+1 EM? Thanks!
  2. I know, but I am just providing an example comparison to demonstrate that there are many things to consider when deciding between CS and medicine. It is too hard to account for all the possibilities for both CS and medicine. Even for CS, you can also be working up to 80h+ per week if you are pushing a sharp deadline on an important product.
  3. I was a CS graduate, worked for a year before being admitted to UBC. I honestly thought the CS courses were easier than most of my other courses since they are concept based, meaning once you understand the important concepts, it is relatively easy to get high marks. I also calculated that if I stayed in CS I would actually make similar money compared to if I did family practice. Note that this isn't even in the silicon valley area. One problem with computer science is that unless you have your own company, you actually have less flexibility in terms of how much you can work compa
  4. I think you have to figure out why you are getting those questions wrong. Please do note that this is different for everyone and depending on your weakness it can be a big or a minor problem. For example, if you are missing easy questions because you are reading too fast, having better time control might just solve your problem. However, if it is because your core reading comprehension skills are lacking, then this will take a lot more effort to correct. For me, when I was at the stage of getting 1-2 questions wrong, it was usually because I was spending too much time highlighting
  5. Really hard to tell since different exams will be vastly different. Of course you can do a gamble but it is very possible that the actual exam you take will focus on physics more than you expected. If you did well in physics in undergrad, reviewing the relevant topics on the AAMC syllabus shouldn't take more than a week or so (maybe 2 hours a day?) since its just reviewing concepts and does not involve much memorization.
  6. I did that as well (friend with RBC) except my friend is in Toronto lol
  7. I do feel like MCAT does play a bigger role than many people would like to admit. They even explicitly say that higher MCAT does help post-interview on the admission website. I think one question you have to ask yourself is, can you realistically do better on the MCAT? If you are confident that you can do better, I say do it if you can. I remember getting a 31 on the old MCAT but was absolutely sure I could do better based on practice results and a realistic evaluation of my own ability. Retaking the MCAT paid off very well for me in this case.
  8. 12:25 PM PST Result: Accepted (VFMP) AGPA: 88.5% EC: Huge focus on computer science/programming. No research MCAT: 522 Interview: Last year I literately misinterpreted more than 1/2 the stations and was a nervous wreck. This year, I practiced a lot, took a 5 hour energy before the interview, and tried to be as authentic as I possibly could. In terms of how I think I did, I personally thought I did very well since I was authentic and was able to convey my thoughts and ideas coherently. I came out of the interview not being able to remember 1/2 the stations and now I can
  9. Ugh it has been more than an hour since waitlist notifications were sent. The wait is insane. I wonder why the next wave is taking so long.
  10. For those who are rejected, do you mind of you share your timestamp? I am trying to figure out if they send all the rejection all at once or if its a gradual process.
  11. I think I can speak for many people that having bad or missing references is something every applicant is terrified of. My impression is that if you are missing one of your references, it may be treated as a red flag and while it says you may be disqualified, most likely you will be disqualified unless given special circumstances. Exactly how that affects your application is unknown but it can't be positive.
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