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    youbesee got a reaction from Pterygoid in Long Term EC commitment   
    No one would know exactly how they assess time commitment unless you are on the admissions committee. I would think both are equally important, but I wouldn't wait just to have "long term" commitment before applying. Just do as many hours as you can reasonably do, and don't jump to new activities excessively. Keep accumulating hours even after you apply, so that you have an improved application by the next cycle as well.
     
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    youbesee got a reaction from Haku_ in Advantages to meeting early application deadline?   
    When I interviewed, the possible choices were split between 4 days (saturday/sunday for 2 weekends), with 4 time slots each day.
    No one knows how UBC will run the interviews if they are virtual. You'll have to wait for an announcement at the time you get an interview invite I presume.
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    youbesee got a reaction from Medddddd in Everything online   
    That does make me feel a bit better, thank you.
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    youbesee got a reaction from Tullius in Does anyone ever get an interview/acceptance with a wGPA in the low 3.8s?   
    I often find that these arguments claiming that systemic racism/discrimination don't exist are usually rooted in semantics. They are thinking that compared to decades ago when segregation and discrimination were essentially written into law, society nowadays has moved past those times. Thus, there is no "systemic" issue. Instead, they see it as the issue of individuals in our society. It's a similar thing for gun control - there are no bad guns, only bad people.
    In my opinion, it is just an excuse to take the onus off themselves to address these issues. The system extends far beyond the surface level of laws or government and includes each and every one of us.
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    youbesee reacted to burnerboy in Applying through the black student application program   
    Lol, just applying available US data to Canada and trying to justify your claims isn’t going to cut it my guy. Here are some actual statistics.
     

     
    As you can see from the most recent Canadian data available from U of T, 17/92 = approximately 18.5% of Black applicants are accepted which is absolutely no where near your 90% estimate. I assume that the number of applicants to U of T has increased greatly with the implementation of the BSAP, which has in turn increased the acceptance rate of Black students. This increase is also likely due to the reduction of implicit bias which often negatively impacts Black applicants. Even with 24 BSAP students being accepted at U of T, that equals 9.2% of the class being Black as you said. In a city like Toronto where 10% of the population identifies as Black, it is great that the makeup of a medical school cohort will match the demographics of the city where the students will be learning and practicing for four years. I really encourage you to read this article written by two Black students at U of T which clearly explains the necessity of this program.
    And for a (presumably) non-Black person to be stating that there is no systemic oppression of Black people in Canada in 2020 ... are you serious? Here is literally one article of the many available with a simple Google search to disprove your point. In addition to the income disparities, Black people face many health disparities in Canada as well, along with Indigenous people. I encourage you to read up on this as someone who is an aspiring healthcare professional. 
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    youbesee got a reaction from PequalsMD in Does anyone ever get an interview/acceptance with a wGPA in the low 3.8s?   
    I often find that these arguments claiming that systemic racism/discrimination don't exist are usually rooted in semantics. They are thinking that compared to decades ago when segregation and discrimination were essentially written into law, society nowadays has moved past those times. Thus, there is no "systemic" issue. Instead, they see it as the issue of individuals in our society. It's a similar thing for gun control - there are no bad guns, only bad people.
    In my opinion, it is just an excuse to take the onus off themselves to address these issues. The system extends far beyond the surface level of laws or government and includes each and every one of us.
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    youbesee reacted to medicallyricalmiracle in Applying through the black student application program   
    lol aren't u the same person who said the entire admissions system needs to be overhauled and people should stop jumping all through the 'hoops' of adcoms nationwide? why don't you spend some time studying for an MCAT retake man, you're just yelling into an abyss at this point.
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    youbesee got a reaction from askingforforgiveness in -   
    I know someone who had a lot of financial pressures throughout their undergrad and had to work multiple jobs to pay bills. Their GPA suffered (within reason of course) and they couldn't really devote time to volunteering. They kept working full time after they graduated as well. It took them multiple applications but they got in!
    This makes me think that it is possible to get in based only on the merit of your work experience, but having volunteering alongside it will probably help your application.
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    youbesee reacted to Ian Wong in Test Post!   
    Hello!!!
    Ian
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    youbesee got a reaction from popfossa in Seriously, we need a revolution   
    While my heart goes out to those that are negatively affected by these changes, what is the fairest alternative?
    Even if you were able to get better grades despite your classes remaining difficult, how does admissions differentiate you from the many people who had inflated grades or even cheated? And if you retain all these grades, how do you address the disadvantages that face students at Alberta who had all their courses P/F, or the individuals who may have lost their only source of income to pay for tuition and rent? Perhaps the worst outcome is that those who successfully cheated are now in a better place to be admitted than honest individuals that were disadvantaged by the pandemic.
    I think the main problem is that there just isn't enough objective information for admissions to reliably judge every individual's circumstances. And even if there were, they certainly don't have the time to do so.
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    youbesee got a reaction from Ss123toy in UBC not including term 2   
    UBC just released an update on their blog saying they will not be considering grades from term 2 of 2020.
    I've also noticed they changed the requirements for APGA. It seems that now as long as you have 90+ credits, you will get credits removed until 90 remain (ie. they will remove 10 credits if you have 100 credits completed).
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    youbesee got a reaction from garceyues in UBC not including term 2   
    UBC just released an update on their blog saying they will not be considering grades from term 2 of 2020.
    I've also noticed they changed the requirements for APGA. It seems that now as long as you have 90+ credits, you will get credits removed until 90 remain (ie. they will remove 10 credits if you have 100 credits completed).
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    youbesee got a reaction from Excel-erate Your Breath in UBC not including term 2   
    UBC just released an update on their blog saying they will not be considering grades from term 2 of 2020.
    I've also noticed they changed the requirements for APGA. It seems that now as long as you have 90+ credits, you will get credits removed until 90 remain (ie. they will remove 10 credits if you have 100 credits completed).
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    youbesee got a reaction from offmychestplease in 6-year, part-time student: What schools am I eligible for?   
    Hey, I know it can seem like the posters above are just trying to rain on your parade for the fun of it, but there is truth in what they are saying. I think it all depends on how you define "viable".
    You are correct that you are *eligible* to apply to those schools. If that is what you mean by viable, then fair enough. The main point being made above is that despite being eligible to apply (in other words your application will not be thrown out immediately), you are facing an extremely uphill battle and your chances are very slim. If slim is good enough to apply, then all the power to you.
    If you had to apply, UBC is good because it can put your application in perspective of the applicant pool. However I would agree that for McMaster, your chances are effectively 0 because they will use your cGPA which is very low. Likewise, it is well known that NOSM effectively only accepts applicants with rural experience. If you do not have such experience, it is not worth applying IMO.
    Also, no one here is attacking you, so try to be less antagonistic.
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    youbesee reacted to Dr. Tenma in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    I've been so happy today. For the past five years of trying over and over to get into UBC with below average interviews, I kept telling myself If I ever get in, and the backpack color is yellow that year (My favorite color. Also the color of my car, and many clothing I own), then it is destiny. I was meant to get that year. This feels really symbolic.

    Yellow is the color of happiness.
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    youbesee got a reaction from SportiiMD in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    The only way to recover from this travesty is to ensure the next year gets the most hideous shade of NEON PINK
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    youbesee got a reaction from DrOzuma in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    The only way to recover from this travesty is to ensure the next year gets the most hideous shade of NEON PINK
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    youbesee got a reaction from keipop in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    The only way to recover from this travesty is to ensure the next year gets the most hideous shade of NEON PINK
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    youbesee got a reaction from skmed257 in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    The only way to recover from this travesty is to ensure the next year gets the most hideous shade of NEON PINK
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    youbesee got a reaction from destiny deoxys in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    The only way to recover from this travesty is to ensure the next year gets the most hideous shade of NEON PINK
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    youbesee reacted to Anon1 in MD Class of 2024 bag colour   
    Oh we're looking on the bright side alright...
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    youbesee reacted to mdpwns in One more go..   
    Well I lucked out and ubc just validated my what was expired (2015) mcat for one more go around the block. Not sure how to feel... 2 below average interviews back to back doesn’t give me the confidence but I guess a free shot at applying is worth it! 
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    youbesee got a reaction from Bambi in Make one or more sentences, questionsusing the letters of last word to begin each wor   
    SOMETIMES
    Sometimes omitting mayonnaise empowers the irritable man eating sandwiches.
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    youbesee got a reaction from indefatigable in Make one or more sentences, questionsusing the letters of last word to begin each wor   
    SOMETIMES
    Sometimes omitting mayonnaise empowers the irritable man eating sandwiches.
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