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  1. This is what's publicly available - you recieve more information if invited to interview. Unfortunately, all current MD students signed a confidentiality agreement so we shouldn't be commenting on specific station types. MY advice is that you should be practice as many questions as possible -- the most useful will be ones that you have no background context on. Be prepared for any sort of critical thinking question on the MMI. I personally encountered many questions where I had to think on my feet (ie couldn't prep for). Prepare yourself to expect anything. Be flexible!! I'd also avoid rigid s
  2. School: UBC VFMP (main site) Year (1 or 2): 1 Lecture delivery method (online/ in person/ other [please explain]): All online, mix of asynch and synch. Includes Anatomy-Radiology/Histology-Pathology Labs. CBL online. Shadowing/clinic visits delivery method (online/ in person/ other [please explain]): Shadowing is not permitted. Clinic Visits, mix of telehealth and/or inperson, depends on preceptor: 4 half-days (3-4 hours each) or 2 full-days (6-7 hours each). Clinician skills delivery method (online/ in person/ other [please explain]): Mostly online, few in-person sessions
  3. I don't have an answer for you. I attended a program talk for a competitive specialty today: 80-90 applicants, 15-20 interviewed, 3 accepted. I don't see how one is able to choose 3 from 80 without any subjectivity/bias. The residents at the talk even remarked that they don't have much advice- the selection is subjective and you just try your best.
  4. Here's a gestalt view: you're (slightly) below average in GPA, and 5 points below average in overall MCAT score. Slightly above average NAQ (although NAQ will fluctuate every year, based on the pool - be cognizant of this). I'd recommend an MCAT rewrite for a 514+ if possible for you and/or reflect on your interview style for improvements. Either of these might push you over the edge for an acceptance. Otherwise, there's not much else to do other than apply again. Every year is a different pool of applicants, with different reviewers and interviewers. Your score may drastically go up or d
  5. I had something similar last year. My verifiers were contacted in what seemed like ~2 batches. ~1-2 weeks apart. I believe verifiers are given ~1 week to respond to the initial email.
  6. no official news for mmis. plans have been finalized for our OSCEs (theyre kind of like MMIs but for med students to assess our history taking/physicals etc) to be completely virtual. your mmi are very likely to be virtual as well.
  7. no impact. it takes time to go through the applications (over 2000!). it's just a matter of where your application lies in the pile. mine were contacted in late october/early november last cycle.
  8. From the blog: "Generally, higher scores are assigned to activities that demonstrate significant levels of responsibilities, initiative, and commitment over activities with minimal duration or degree of responsibility. We seek activities which showcase intentional, genuine concern for others, demonstrated by long-standing volunteer commitments or employment in a caring industry. " It's quite clear that more points are awarded to longer commitments. You'll only know if you apply. They will provide feedback on your NAQ as a percentile range, relative to your peers in that application pool.
  9. M1 here; I agree with you completely. I don't subscribe to the notion that my life must revolve around my patients and communities. It's a fantastic career that can be enjoyed without an undying passion for (or obsession with) medicine. God forbid you prioritize your family and kids.
  10. I put "unstructured activity" last year for hobbies, travels in the Organization section.
  11. I don't think the minimum GPA is an issue for indigenous applicants. The Indigenous MD Subcommittee has the power to overrule. I highly recommend you attend their info session coming up: Wednesday, September 2 at 12:00 PM: Indigenous Admissions Stream — You can register for this session by clicking here. You will receive lots of support. UBC MD has a social accountability mandate to increase the number of indigenous physicians. Best of luck.
  12. well... it looks like someone was admitted with a history of unprofessional conduct (https://www.**DELETED**.com/r/UBC/comments/ig48w7/incoming_ubc_medicine_student_with_history_of/) Im not sure if UBC Med is/was aware. **Edit there's rumors going around that they'll be removed from the program. However, nothing official.
  13. I believe it's relative to the pool who've been interviewed that cycle (~650 interviewees).
  14. My understanding is that CPSBC requests the crim check themselves!
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