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    theevilsloth reacted to conbrio in What is Western's post-interview selection formula?   
    Any advice on interview prep?
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    theevilsloth reacted to rmorelan in What is Western's post-interview selection formula?   
    True - with more offers that positions (to take into considerations the very common case of multiple offers for the lucky ones ha) the odds are higher than a straight 27%
    I suppose as well that math assumes (unless my late night brain is foggy) that every one that is SWOMEN immediately gets an offer. That isn't true as some are pulled off of the waitlist as well.  By direct admission do you mean not off of the waitlist etc? 
    The odds are definitely higher than 27%. Usually with the various waitlist pulls etc you end up with something ~40%ish give or take. 
    A lot of this math can also be a bit well dangerous ha - having the odds being 10 or 90% really shouldn't change your approach I suppose if you are coldly logical. Bottom line with an interview in hand you have pretty good chances, and it is time to get to work on interview prep :) 
     
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from vms in Queens Interview Invites/Regrets 2020   
    toronto 
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from bruh in Queens Interview Invites/Regrets 2020   
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from yeeewww in Queens Interview Invites/Regrets 2020   
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from premed0719371 in Queens Interview Invites/Regrets 2020   
    Last year invited came 920am and rejections 900am. In previous years they came around 11ish and 4ish so who knows. 
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from UBC Enthusiast in Queens Interview Invites/Regrets 2020   
    Last year invited came 920am and rejections 900am. In previous years they came around 11ish and 4ish so who knows. 
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    theevilsloth reacted to notagunner in What are my chances at Toronto?   
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    Weird flex but ok
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    theevilsloth reacted to lissssssssa in Random withdrawal from Athabasca University?   
    Hi! I graduated from a 4 year degree program and currently taking a gap year. I am taking ENGL 211 with Athabasca as a non-program non-degree student, but I decided to not to apply for the school that required english. However I have passed 30 days add/drop period, so it will leave a "W" on my transcript. I had another "W" from a computer course I took on 4th year. Will a random withdrawal from athabasca university after my bachelor influence my chance? Thank you so much!
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from thenavicular in Key Extra Curriculars?   
    This may be beneficial to you as an applicant exploring medicine, but is not at all whatsoever a prerequisite in Canada. In fact, some schools like UBC actively discourage applicants from shadowing due to patient privacy concerns.
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    theevilsloth reacted to anonymouspanda in Establishing IP resident status in BC   
    I'm looking for insight from others who have successfully established BC residency status after moving to BC from other provinces either for school or work and applied to UBC med afterwards as an IP applicant. 
    I'm considering moving to BC for a graduate program. How long does it actually take to establish BC residency/to acquire the BC Health services card as a canadian citizen from another province?
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    theevilsloth reacted to katethegreat in Interview Invites/Regrets (2019-2020)   
    For folks who did get an interview, do you have any advice for the rest of us on how to improve our NAQ or application in general? 
     
    If you applied multiple years, did you do anything particularly different this year that you think made a difference? 
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    theevilsloth reacted to mdplsacceptme in Interview Invites/Regrets (2019-2020)   
    My Result: Regrets, no interview
    TIME STAMP: 12:06 PM EST/9:06 AM PST
    Interview Invite or Regrets: Regrets
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    GPA or AGPA (if applicable): 87OGPA, 89AGPA
    MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 508 (127/125/129/127)
    Geography (IP/OOP):  OOP
    Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): BSc completed 2019
    Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): Lots of stuff, mostly mental health related - started a really big club at my school, launched a global campaign, clinical volunteering (~300hrs), some volunteering abroad, no research at all, but I am completing a QI project, restaurant job for three years, included hobbies like yoga, dance and photography
    NAQ Range: 50-75th percentile
    TFR: 57%
    Definitely hurts, brb while i go cry in the shower
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    theevilsloth reacted to Allthegoodnamesaretaken in Interview Invites/Regrets (2019-2020)   
    May aswell have some fun while im in the source code..
    thank you all for the support! and see you next year
    "failure is not the falling down, but the staying down." – Mary Pickford

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    theevilsloth reacted to Allthegoodnamesaretaken in Interview Invites/Regrets (2019-2020)   
    Regrets 9:08 will update with stats  How cruel of them to give me a day of hope when I had no expectations of an interview previously. 
     
    TIME STAMP: 9:08am PST
    Interview Invite or Regrets: Regrets
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    GPA or AGPA (if applicable): AGPA 83.86
    MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 505 (balanced)
    Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): UG (4th year BSC)
    Geography (IP/OOP):  IP
    Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): only filled out 7 sections because I didnt do any research before submitting. Included standard premed stuff and lots of non trad overcoming adversity type things
    NAQ Range: 0-24th percentile (TFR~40)
    My Result:  regrets, no interview
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    theevilsloth reacted to aloeplant in Interview Invites/Regrets (2019-2020)   
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    theevilsloth reacted to JayKay in Interview Invites/Regrets (2019-2020)   
    Interesting - what schools have OOP requirements in Ontario? Other than McMaster I can't think fo any
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    theevilsloth reacted to bruh in Interview Invites/Regrets (2019-2020)   
    TIME STAMP: 1:30 PM PST
    Interview Invite or Regrets: Regrets
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    GPA or AGPA (if applicable): 90.1%
    MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 510
    Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): UG Complete
    Geography (IP/OOP):  OOP
    Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): I think strong. Founder/President of a successful organization, awards from the government, multiple piano awards, general manager of a non profit organization, distinguished student leader (invited to uni's president's office and the chair of several departments for focus group meetings), worked with schizophrenia and dementia patients, volunteer trainer and program coordinator at a hospital, project coordinator for aboriginal events, etc..
    Good luck to everyone else 
     
    EDIT: also unable to access application status on OAS
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    theevilsloth reacted to Allthegoodnamesaretaken in Estimated week of interview decisions?   
    Got this reading today on a tarot card app fml lol 

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    theevilsloth reacted to merci in Reference letters   
    On the UBC website it states that 3 reference letters are required and typically include 1 academic, 1 professional, and 1 community service. Does anyone know how UBC would define community service? I am asking as I have not volunteered in a role that is obviously service to the community for an extended period of time (only one-off occasions), however I was a volunteer and president of a student club for 4 years and have done some work professionally that I would argue served the community.
    Any insights on who/what activities would count as community service?
    Thanks!
     
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    theevilsloth reacted to LiconC in Rumours about cut-offs   
    You are preaching to the choir, I agree with you about the mannerisms, small talk etc being an enormous advantage. You. Are. Right. But I think this image that you are painting of spoiled brats driving around in sports cars is utter fantasy that you are using to paint all high SES people as immoral gluttons. Sure, we all know and have seen people who are privileged to these luxuries, but it isn't really a thing. You have to be making an enormous amount of money to be doing that shit. Like, more than doctor money. Remember, a salary of 300k is like 170k after taxes. Moreover, its not really a cultural thing. I know plenty of academics in a high SES bracket who probably make $300k a year and I have literally never heard of someone buying their kid a luxury vehicle. 
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    theevilsloth reacted to LiconC in Rumours about cut-offs   
    I think that it is a bit of a stretch of the imagination to assume that having a parent who makes 100k a year (or even 300k a year) is buying their children luxurious cars and sending them to private school. Maybe in the US, but this is Canada. So, I don't think you can make a broad stroke in that regard as you try to support your argument that people from a higher SES have a lower capacity for empathy. I like to think that in Canada, we do a fairly good job at interacting with people unlike ourselves, compared to other nations, anyways. And I agree, you cannot teach empathy, but you can learn it through experiences. And no, having lived the same experience as a patient is not the only way to have empathy for them... thats the entire point of empathy--feeling compassion for someone different from yourself. That being said, appreciating the struggles of the Other becomes easier when you see yourself reflected in them. But again, not the only way. 
    Also, the way you are framing this complaint seems almost like you are assuming that adcomms have a favourability bias towards rich applicants. Although this is true in the sense that interviewers will be more likely to have positive feelings about an applicant more similar to them (assuming the interviewers are, themselves, of a high SES), I think that it is more so a problem with academia. Some of the big reasons academia is elitist are: applicants with financial support have less stress and are able to do better; higher SES status is attached to post-secondary education, which creates a system of parents with university education sending their children to university and also giving them the tools to succeed. And, although medicine becomes a clinical practice, medicine is ultimately a highly academic system. I just think that people sometimes attack the instances of high SES in matriculated applicants as if it is some sort of conspiracy, and I think doing so misses the point that it is more so a systemic issue. Like, it's not a bunch of good old boy doctors liking applicants who come into the interview room wearing a rolex. Rather, I think it is more akin to the idea that if your parents own a drywalling company, you are going to have a much easier time succeeding as a dry-waller. Moving into different careers may entail moving into different SES realms, none of which is easy because they all involve their own implicit skills and educations. 
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