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  1. Here, under academic criteria: https://mdprogram.med.ubc.ca/admissions/evaluation-criteria/ Overall academic average (OGPA): Will be based on all university transferable courses attempted with letter or percentage grades1 (excluding Term 2 of the 2019-2020 academic year (or equivalent term) courses and courses taken in the summer of the year of application2). In other words, they will take the average of all courses (undergrad+ grad) you’ve taken.
  2. I didn’t know that my verifiers had already been contacted back in October until today when I specifically asked one of them in person.
  3. Most schools don’t look at graduate GPA (except UBC, Alberta and Calgary, maybe more?). With a 3.0/4.0 GPA, you will likely have to do a second undergrad to have a realistic chance.
  4. I was like you 3 years ago, but I think only UBC can give you an accurate answer to your question. I don’t think it’s a good idea to make major decisions based on anecdotes. The application pool changes every year and unless you get to see that person’s entire application, it’s hard to compare and make conclusions. At the end of the day, you have to stand out in some way. From what I have seen on this forum, those who get accepted straight from undergrad usually have high stats, and or NAQ that are in short supply. Either way, having a high MCAT score would only help - so keep working on that!
  5. If you check the admission stats page, you will see that people with aGPA between 84-86% get in all the time. But it is still 2-4% below average. You will likely need an above average NAQ and/or a higher MCAT score to compensate. I applied this year with a similar aGPA and what I believe to be above average NAQ (since I’m older). Feel free to PM me in December after the interview results, and hopefully I will be able to provide more information.
  6. I have a similar aGPA. I heard a 510+ MCAT would increase your chances.
  7. Remember your verifiers are not obliged to tell you even if they’ve already been contacted.
  8. Hi, I was referring to ResearchGate. It shows up on RG when someone reads your paper. It even tells you the organization/country of the readers.
  9. I didn’t hear back from my verifiers either but I noticed that someone from UBC recently checked out my RG profile and read one of my papers.
  10. I got the email a couple weeks ago and thank you for the assurance.
  11. Hi All, Do you think the CASPer result will predict interview performance? Unfortunately I did not meet the CASPer cutoff for Dalhousie OOP. This got me really concerned. I am a slow typer and tend to have typos when I try to speed up
  12. That is very interesting, thanks for your reply Dr.Otter. When did you come to Canada btw? And you are absolutely right, CARS and CASPer are the biggest hurdles for me at least.
  13. Thanks for your comment! That’s surprising. When did you immigrate to Canada if you don’t mind me asking? I moved here when I was 18 for university and I feel you for CARS. I didn’t do well on cars despite months of practice and sometimes I get questions wrong solely because of a word I don’t know in the question stem sadly.
  14. I tried to find data online but was unable to find anything. I am wondering if anyone/current student could let me know roughly what percentage of students in Canadian medical schools (excluding French schools) are not native English speakers? thank you!
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