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  1. It is hard to know for certain as the people who get in do not know their stats. I have heard of people being rejected off the waitlist with Below Average Interviews. If those individuals are being waitlisted I wonder if people are getting in with below average interviews. Also after speaking to many med students in many years, it seems like some people do get in with fairly poor interviews. The interview doesn't seem to totally make or break anyone, as demonstrated by the individuals who get rejected with above average interviews. The feedback applicants get is Below Average, Average, o
  2. Don't beat yourself up for overthinking the interview, it is so normal. Just try not to spend too much time thinking about it. There is nothing you can do about it now and thinking about how it went really won't help you. Easier said than done though. I remember finding last year extra difficult with extra free time due to COVID-19. I found journaling or having a bit of a mental interview debrief helpful to start. Once that is done just try let go of those thoughts. Myself and my friends found it helpful to keep busy. Try to really embrace school, work, extracurriculars etc. an
  3. They don't accept very many OOP but the waitlist really moves. Good luck
  4. Highly recommend applying broadly. I have a few friends from BC who did not get into UBC but got in OOP to Ottawa, MUN, Sask, Queens, U of C, U of A etc. The system is odd and every school has their own values. I think your MCAT is solid. If you have the money, time, and drive to rewrite a higher score never hurts. Just keep in mind that some schools take your most recent score, even if it is lower than your previous score. I believe USask takes very few OOP so not sure if it is worth it to rewrite just for them. Good luck with whatever you decide!
  5. @Raisin Bran Sorry, but I heard it years ago and cannot remember where from. I seem to remember hearing about an extra point for a Masters/PhD and an extra point if you are a reapplicant. I thought it was from a trustworthy place but honestly it could have been a rumour. You should question sources and be careful believing everything you read on here. Only admissions knows what admissions does and it could change year to year! The UBC Admissions Blog and the UBC Website is going to be your best bet for up to date and factual info.
  6. YES! Many people interview multiple times. My understanding is that each application cycle is separate from the previous one. I know people who received a below average interview one year and then were accepted the next year. No one knows exactly what happens if you have get flagged during your interview but I assume/hope this is rare. FYI, I believe you also get an extra point on your next application for being a re-applicant.
  7. Generally, I would also say apply. Do not put your life on hold for medical school. If you don't get in you will have a job and if you do get in most employers would be happy for you and understanding of the situation. That being said I do not know the terms and duration of the contract. If it is a fixed contract you could apply and explain your situation fully. Then it is up to them if they hire you. If they directly ask you about your plans I believe you should be honest. You can explain that you are hoping to pursue medicine but it is extremely competitive and you are unsure if y
  8. I agree with what was said above. We cannot comment on the types of stations, if we could they can change it up at any time. As that 2013/2014 document states, "anything is fair game." Get comfortable thinking on your feet and have a way to approach stations you were unprepared for. It is virtually impossible to practice every possible scenario and station that you will see. Having a method can be helpful to calm your brain when you get something unexpected.
  9. From what I can recall, there has never been more than one rest station. They have usually been fairly clear about the writing station though the info can get lost on that OAS page. Up until last year, it was 30 minutes and separate from the MMI. Last year they included it in the MMI for the first time. If they haven't told you yet I'm sure they will tell you about it soon. Maybe no news means no writing?
  10. From my perspective, the MCAT is definitely playing a role after interview, since they just use it as a cutoff before the interview. People sometimes like to down play its significance but every year a low MCAT seems to hold back applicants with good NAQ, GPA, and Above Average Interviews.
  11. You should have a site info session that will tell you more about the sites and allow you to explore the options. I would echo what the others have said, choose where you want to spend your time and not by what you have heard about each site. Every UBC site is good and there is no poor choice when it comes to your education. Keep in mind this is only a site preference and you are not guaranteed your top choices. You should be prepared to be sent anywhere you select. I ranked my sites in order of support system (family and friends) at each site. I think it can be really helpful to have support
  12. From my experience, yes, but it is often quite quick so you won't notice much of a difference. I heard a few minutes after friends with earlier names in the alphabet.
  13. We have no clue, admissions are quite separate from the UBC students. I think a lot of people are expecting there to be more applications this year due to the pandemic and the deadline extension. The number of applications seems to keep going up every cycle. Hopefully, they will post the interim statistics so you have some clarity.
  14. @Excel-erate Your Breath Oh no?! More waiting? I'm sorry, that is so hard. This year seems like it may be done differently than previous ones. The process of applying to med is so hard and filled of so much uncertainity. Make sure you take care of yourselves during the process and remember that a rejection does not mean you are not worthy. Many of my classmates had to apply multiple times before they got in and many worthy applicants are missed every year.
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