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    kol26 got a reaction from luciferase in Element Of Luck In Interviews   
    I also think there is some luck as to whom you follow in the MMI style interviews. From my experience, the person that was leaving the rooms I was entering looked extremely nervous and I could see the sweat on his forehead, and I'm assuming he wasn't doing super great. So by being the person that went into the room right after him, I think my answers probably just seemed better because I was a lot calmer and confident. I don't know how much it influenced everything, but it was probably beneficial. 
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    kol26 got a reaction from Maverick in Course Registration   
    Take a breath my dude and chill haha we'll get the registration date when we do! 
     
    You've given your acceptance deposit and accepted the offer, your seat is yours. It's not going anywhere, stop stressing and enjoy your summer haha =]
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    kol26 got a reaction from medicinem in Course Registration   
    Take a breath my dude and chill haha we'll get the registration date when we do! 
     
    You've given your acceptance deposit and accepted the offer, your seat is yours. It's not going anywhere, stop stressing and enjoy your summer haha =]
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    kol26 got a reaction from daffodils in Course Registration   
    Take a breath my dude and chill haha we'll get the registration date when we do! 
     
    You've given your acceptance deposit and accepted the offer, your seat is yours. It's not going anywhere, stop stressing and enjoy your summer haha =]
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    kol26 got a reaction from TARS in Course Registration   
    Take a breath my dude and chill haha we'll get the registration date when we do! 
     
    You've given your acceptance deposit and accepted the offer, your seat is yours. It's not going anywhere, stop stressing and enjoy your summer haha =]
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    kol26 reacted to starsky in Waitlist 2017 Support Thread   
    OMG i cannot believe this. 
    ACCEPTED!!!!!!! 
    IP to the SMP program. will post stats later!
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    kol26 reacted to RicardoKaká in Line Of Credit In Vancouver   
    This is strange, I got the same deal as Kol, but I am from Ontario - that just doesnt sound right to me. TD is also supposedly to have a standardized system, as in every bank should offer the same deal (thats what my TD advisor told me nevertheless).
     
    I got 0.25 subprime, TD Platinum Travel Visa, UEBoom Speaker -- all fees waived on my credit card and an all inclusive chequing account.
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    kol26 reacted to Phosphorus in Ubc Med Post Interview Survey For Accepted, Waitlisted And Rejected Applicants   
    Your opinion is meaningless. Do everyone a favour and stop speculating. You're causing people to get anxious over information which may or may not be accurate. Last year I was rejected with a TFR score that just made the cut-off. This year I was accepted and didn't add much to my application. I also have a 29 MCAT with a 7 in verbal. A very close friend of mine was also accepted with a 25 MCAT this cycle.
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    kol26 got a reaction from Maverick in Line Of Credit In Vancouver   
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    kol26 reacted to Dr. Tenma in Anyone Else Feeling Lost?   
    I feel the same way. I don't even consider myself a person anymore. I'm just a robot who keeps applying to medical school. I honestly don't care anymore lol. I will get in.
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    kol26 reacted to 46dr in We Are Some First Year Year Ubc Medicine Students - Ask Us Anything!*   
    Haha I know we all want to keep moving and ticking off the boxes, it's been such a haul just to get here. I'm pretty sure they'll stay true to the timelines in the welcome letter on OAS. Go have a beer and relax!
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    kol26 got a reaction from 46dr in Line Of Credit In Vancouver   
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    kol26 got a reaction from TheIneffable in Chance Me - Non-Traditional Student   
    Your extracurriculars look fantastic to me! But yeah the GPA wouldn't meet the minimum 85% for OOP to receive a full fill review, so you would have to be IP. I'm sure you would also have awesome references, and since you have a lot of life experience, would do very well on the interview. I think one unknown is how did you do on your MCAT, or do you have yet to write it? If you haven't written it yet, I think you would need to get in the higher than average percentile (higher then 515) to compensate for the lower GPA. 
     
    Also you mentioned pre-reqs, UBC no longer requires pre-req courses for medical school other than first year english (which I'm sure you've already completed) so don't take these courses unless they're required for you degree or you know you can do exceptionally well in them. You'll be a candidate for the AGPA but how impactful that will be on your AQ for UBC, I don't really know. Just kill this next couple of semesters, because even though I might think your NAQ looks great, the admissions committee might not and, not gonna lie, your NAQ has to be really high to compensate for an AGPA of 80.8%. (Based on our applications calculations it was 1.57907xAGPA -111.0834, so for you it would about 16.51, and the cut off for in province was 52.91, meaning your NAQ would have to be 36.4+, which is really high, and for OOP it would have to be even higher!) 
     
    Just do your best, and if a career in medicine is all you can see yourself doing, then stay dedicated and it will all work itself out!
     
    Best of luck with everything =]
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    kol26 got a reaction from ThatMedGyal in Blogs/podcasts   
    Hey everyone,
     
    I'm planning to just chill this summer before actually starting medical school. I will be doing some travelling, a whole lot of eating, and just enjoying life. 
     
    But on my down time or travelling time, are there any blogs/podcasts people recommend reading/listening to, specifically to do with medical school? 
     
    Thanks fam!
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    kol26 reacted to Lonney in Blogs/podcasts   
    My personal playlist (looking for new podcast tho!!) :
     
    Best science (BS) medicine (the best one)
    Helixtalk - Rosalin Franklin University's (excellent)
    AFP : American Family physician podcast (excellent)
    The elective rotation - a critical care pharmacy podcast (good)
    The EM clerkship podcast - emergency rotation (good)
     
    Hospital and internal medicine podcast
    Podmed - Johns hopkins medicine podcast 
    (can't comment on both, just started them).
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    kol26 reacted to cos dashit in Prime Minus 0.5%   
    The speaker cinches it. 
    No deal unless speaker.
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    kol26 reacted to RicardoKaká in Prime Minus 0.5%   
    The speaker is actually valued at $249.99, my brother has own its actually pretty good for blasting some tunes
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    kol26 reacted to Fresh fry in Is It Possible To Finish Med School Without Becoming Too Salty Or Cynical?   
    Yup, except the family part. I wish I could do it but it makes me miserable. Can't stand the Doc McStuffins crap, the same people with the same problems, fixing insulin for people who won't exercise, tweaking inhalers, beta blockers, coumadin. Screening, oh god I hate screening. Not having enough time to do a good job. Glad there are good people out there that can do it but I would kill for a short residency in something I could do.
     
    This is definitely not my last career, pay the bills, stack some cash, then maybe switch out to working in the stock room at walmart where I never have to see another human again.
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    kol26 got a reaction from med_dream in Prime Minus 0.5%   
    I don't think anyone is better per say. It honestly depends on what you're looking for in a Visa Card. The travel cards are all going to be very similar (similar interest rates, perks etc.). But each bank will also have unique cards like TD has the Cash back master card which gives you a percent back on certain purchases (groceries, gas, bills etc.) and scotiabank has that scene card which lets you accumulate points for movies. Every bank is basically going to offer the same type of products, they can't have major discrepancies or one would always be better then the others, and since they're all still continuing to thrive and make billions, they really aren't that different. What you need to look for is an advisor who you can trust, and know isn't trying to cheat you or take advantage of you in any way. That's what will make the experience different from bank to bank, not the products/services they offer, but the relationships you form, because you'll be dealing with these people for so many years. 
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    kol26 got a reaction from MHCClassII in Prime Minus 0.5%   
    I don't think anyone is better per say. It honestly depends on what you're looking for in a Visa Card. The travel cards are all going to be very similar (similar interest rates, perks etc.). But each bank will also have unique cards like TD has the Cash back master card which gives you a percent back on certain purchases (groceries, gas, bills etc.) and scotiabank has that scene card which lets you accumulate points for movies. Every bank is basically going to offer the same type of products, they can't have major discrepancies or one would always be better then the others, and since they're all still continuing to thrive and make billions, they really aren't that different. What you need to look for is an advisor who you can trust, and know isn't trying to cheat you or take advantage of you in any way. That's what will make the experience different from bank to bank, not the products/services they offer, but the relationships you form, because you'll be dealing with these people for so many years. 
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    kol26 reacted to JohnGrisham in Really Don't Know What To Do? Hoping For Some Honest Feeback.   
    Relax your grades are fine for all schools in Canada.
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    kol26 reacted to daffodils in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Accepted: VFMP
    Time stamp: May 12th, 3:39PM PST
    IP graduated BSc 2014
    AGPA: 83.6%
    MCAT: 10/7/10 (wrote the MCAT 3 times)
    Interview: Felt much better about this year's MMI interview than the last 2 years. Had a good idea of what kind of topics they ask and so I was able to prepare accordingly. Practiced a few hours each week with family and friends since I was working full-time, but at the end of the day, it's quality practice over quantity practice. 
    ECs: sports, music, research, volunteering, school clubs, worked 6 different jobs since I was 16. I don’t have anything special, just long-term commitments that I enjoyed doing.
    I am a 5 time applicant (2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017), and interviewed in the past 3 times: 2014/2015 (below average), 2015/2016 (average) and 2016/2017.
    This is my first time posting since before, I was so ashamed of putting my rejection results. Each rejection stung deeply yet was also a source of motivation - I worked on improving my GPA (it was 80.1% in 2012/2013 cycle, rewrote the MCAT (it was 9/7/8 for the 2013/2014 cycle), reworded my extracurriculars on my NAQ (increased it to a score of 38 for the 2014/2015 cycle), and changed my interview approach after each unsuccessful interview cycle. I know the frustration, depression, sadness, anger and all the emotions that come with this long journey, however I am willing to meet one-on-one with any applicant applying or reapplying to UBC for the 2017/2018 application cycle and help improve your application, especially if it's with increasing the NAQ score or improving the MMI interview. Having participated in 3 MMI cycles at UBC, I have a good idea on the kind of questions UBC asks. My NAQ scores also have been consistently between 30-38, increasing in each year of application so I also have a good feel on what UBC is looking for. 
    DISCLAIMER: I will NOT be disclosing any MMI questions due to the confidentiality agreement however I am willing to work with you and give you NAQ writing/interview strategies and tricks to make your application stronger. Note also though that my approach is NOT the “only right” strategy or way to get in, however having gone through the UBC application 5 times, and each time getting a bit closer to being accepted, I would say I have some knowledge of what’s going on.
    PM for more details!
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    kol26 reacted to FlyingSolo in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Accepted to Kelowna
     
    Result: rejected (2014), rejected (2015), rejected (2016), Accepted into SMP (2017)
    GPA: ~90% overall, adjusted, and old pre-req's.
    AQ: ~32-33 (2014-2016)
    NAQ: 33 (2016)
    TFR: 64.5 (2014), 61.5 (2015), 65.6 (2016)
    MCAT: 26 (2014-2017) and had to do it 3 times before getting above 6 on verbal (I got an 8 on my third attempt). ***Then I thought the verbal was holding me back so I spent all summer only studying that section, and bought a prep course, and ended up doing worse with a 5! (What a waste of time, money and emotional stress!)***
    Interview: below average (2014-2016) and assuming average or above this time around (or maybe they were just tired of reviewing my application?!).
     
    Completed undergrad and a masters.
     
    After being rejected with a 'below average' interview three years in a row, I pretty much gave up and assumed something was wrong with me that I was completely unaware of. I'm sorry for those who received regrets this time around, and for those who are waiting on the waitlist. Any words of advice I can give would just be a repeat from others. Do what you love, live your life, and be the best you can be in whatever you are passionate about and you will get in somewhere eventually. I know people wonder how to get a high NAQ and from my experience I have been consistently high with minimal volunteering. My experience ranges from a lot of diverse paid work experience, and high level athletics (international competitions for 8 years). If anyone wants specific advice feel free to message me. 
     
    Good luck to the waitlisters I hope it moves fast for you! And good luck to those who continue to re-apply. The longer you wait the sweeter it will feel
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    kol26 reacted to Phosphorus in Ubc Med 1St Year Schedule/workload   
    LOL! Do yourself a favour and relax... go somewhere nice and just relax.
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    kol26 got a reaction from kekappo in Ubc Med 1St Year Schedule/workload   
    http://forums.premed101.com/index.php?/topic/88188-we-are-some-first-year-year-ubc-medicine-students-ask-us-anything/?p=1038985 
     
    The answer you're looking for!
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