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  1. I'm currently an undergraduate student that finished 3rd year and up until now I've taken a couple of advanced graduate courses in the health sciences at UBC. They don't really count towards my degree, but I took them anyways to enrich my undergraduate studies as they align with my research interests (I also hope to apply to the MD/PhD program). I was wondering if this would be an appropriate activity entry in to the NAQ section of the application (i.e. taking graduate courses outside of my degree)? I wanted to show in my non-academic section that I'm willing to take risks and broa
  2. wow thanks alot, this was definitely reassuring! Congratulations on your med acceptance to McGill, hard work and perseverance pays off!
  3. Hello everyone! I am an undergraduate student going in to my 4th year of studies. I am interested in applying to the MDCM + PhD program as an OOP student and my stats are the following: 3.97 oGPA (without Winter 2020 grades) Honours BSc (with honours and 500-level advanced undergraduate courses) Academic awards (i.e. academic scholarships for being the within the top 5% of students within my faculty) Extensive research experience (have won grants/summer studentships for past 3 year, multiple research positions) 2 x 1st Author publications (and one additional
  4. I agree with this as well! My previous comment may have come across very discouraging (apologies for that), but I agree with the idea that if you feel you are competitive, you should definitely apply. Nobody really knows what UBC is really looking for, so the whole process is a shot in the dark.
  5. if getting in to UBC Med is already darn difficult, imagine applying for an $80,000 scholarship to go to the same med school? LOL
  6. Doing an honours degree in and of itself doesn't really boost your chances per se, but rather its the research experience/publications/presentations that you have from doing an honours degree that boosts your chances. Program rigour doesn't get factored in to your decision
  7. I agree with all the comments above... if you look at most of the matriculants for U of T med, most of the people in the program are from McMaster and not from U of T itself.
  8. You know imma ball til they turn off the field lights, the fruits of my labour I enjoy em while they still ripe. Lil wayne my biggest motivator this cycle LMAO
  9. I was doing research with a resident last year that happened to be classmates with my cousin, and he was in the NMP program. He got in back in 2011, and if I recall correctly I think he got the same condition where he fell below the TFR cutoff but was still invited to an interview and ended up getting in (because he grew up in PG). However, I'm not too sure if he was talking about himself or if he was mentioning other people. In any case, I do think that people end up getting in with below TFR if they have a high-rural suitability score. I think the rural subcommittee has this level of po
  10. own program. Even though the process is holistic I don't think doing badly in one or two courses will really be a detriment, especially if the overall average is decent. They might be seen as outliers if anything. A lot of people apply with Cr/D/Fail classes as well so I don't really think one or two courses will be a problem. You also have to recognize that a lot of people with averages of low-mid 80s end up applying to UBC's MD program as well, compared to ppl in majors such as CAPS and PCTH at UBC which take much higher averages. An 86% average with a couple of bombed courses at
  11. Hahahhah, I'm not expecting much out of this year's cycle at all, it's more of a test run...But good luck to you too G, hopefully it all works out!
  12. I'm only a 3rd year undergrad, but I'll give you my perspective. I'm in a highly competitive undergrad major at UBC, to get in to this major you need to have an 88+ average. Back in first year, there were two courses I had absolutely bombed based on my standards (low A-). However, when applying to the program I had asked the undergraduate advisor if the two classes I didn't do as well in would affect my application in any way. Long story short: He told me that if your other courses are high (i.e. A+/A), and there are very few courses that are outliers (i.e. B+ or A-), they'll give you the bene
  13. You have to get a WES evaluation for those classes if I recall correctly. They will definitely include the grades from that institution in to your GPA calculation
  14. If you're a non-trad, it'll be your ECs that'll carry you (assuming you have a lot of diverse and unique experiences). I wouldn't worry too much about your GPA as long as you are above 80+. Good luck!
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