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  1. I recently heard from a friend that Queens MIGHT have racial quotas for MD admission, so that their entering class is reflective of the national demographics. I know about the affirmative action in the US, but I did not know that it also exits in Canada. Can someone with more knowledge confirm (or disaffirm)? Thank you
  2. Yes. Source: https://mdprogram.med.ubc.ca/2014/10/29/october-update-verifiers-and-more/ I believe email is preferred, unless the verifier doesn't response, and/or if UBC needs additional clarification.
  3. My CARS average on my FL was 125, and 130, 131 for C/P and B/B. Overall I scored 2 points lower than my fl average
  4. Hi all, I would love some honest opinions before I could decide if I am going to retake my MCAT. I scored a 123 in CARS last year, and after 3 months of full time preparation, I managed to get a 512 (129,124,129,130) this time with a 124 in CARS. I am feeling super internally conflicted right now. I feel lucky that I finally met the cutoff for UBC but also kinda disappointed that I only got a 124, and worried about how UBC is going to interpret such an unbalanced score. I also wanna apply to other schools in Canada, and possibly in the US. Shall I retake? Thank you so
  5. Hi all, The AAMC just announced that all exams for 2020 will be shortened to 5h45m. There will be a total of 76 minutes for 48 questions in each of the 4 sections. They removed some "field test questions" but there will be less time per question, especially for CARS. Thoughts?
  6. I don't think I met their GPA cut off of 3.85 for the english stream. Can't believe I worked for 2 month for nothing
  7. Hi friends, After months of preparation, I just got my MCAT score back this morning and got 123 in CARS and 129+ in other sections, making me ineligible to pretty much all schools. This is tough to swallow as english is my second language I would really appreciate it if you could advice as to how I can improve my CARS score, what recourses/strategy did you use? Many many thanks.
  8. Hi, I just got my MCAT score back this morning, and unfortunately I did not meet the CARS cutoff for all the schools (got 123). Shall I just leave my OMSAS application as it is (i.e not submitting)? This is tough Any advice is greatly appreciated.
  9. Only if you did not do your course based masters on a full time basis, otherwise I don't see why not.
  10. Hi, I have a question regarding the reference letter for the MD/PhD application at UBC. My current understanding is that I need to submit 3 reference letters for my MD/PhD application pre-interview, and then if I get an interview, I will then have to send 3 additional reference letters as a part of my MD application. If so could one of my references write more than one letter? Could someone please confirm this? Thank you so much
  11. Hi Everyone, I am applying this year and I'm looking for some advice on my school list! I am currently residing in Ontario but considered IP for Quebec. My undergrad GPA is kinda low, 3.35/4 for first 2 years, and 3.81/4 for last 2 years and 3.72/4 with the worst year removed. And I have an extenuating circumstance that i would like to mention on my application for my low GPA. Will take the MCAT in July. I also did a masters and have two first-authored pubs and one-second authored pub, and will have some strong LOR. I believe my EC to be above average, very diverse and unique, but
  12. Hi friends, I have a quick question. So if a school does not give A+, theoretically even if someone had a 4.0 aGPA, the converted UBC GPA would be 92%, and the maximum AQ score this applicant could get is around 33-34/50. Could someone confirm maybe? Thank you!
  13. Thanks a lot for your input! I think I will wait till I find out my file review score before deciding. And yes, UBC med is probably going to be the only reason for my move, although I do have relatives in BC, I have never been to Vancouver myself. Thing is I really wanna do medicine, and Ontario is just so tough to get in
  14. Thank you! That's great to know! and Yes I had a REALLY bad year, but my school does not give A+ so I guess my A-s didnt hurt as much?
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