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  1. You seem to have a good chance and look like a full package! I think you would have no issue getting in considering a good MCAT score and a normal interview. As far as salary, I think medicine has a better job security compared to corporate-level jobs. I have friends who are software engineers and earn just shy of 200K but they are always anxious about the next economic distress and risk of getting laid off. Also, personally, I don't think I really would care about a salary of 400K or 500 K. At some point, more money doesn't bring you more happiness necessarily. If I earn a 300K salary someday
  2. I suggest UCI Open Chemistry for the general chemistry + organic chemistry For Biochemistry, the Oregon state university lectures on YouTube For others basically finding the Zoom links of university classes and auditing them?
  3. I think we are form the same country guys based on your usernames . I have an undergraduate and master's degrees form a university in my home country) and a second master's from UBC. Based on my research, at least in theory, the institution you receive your degree from doesn't make a change. After all, there is a huge difference between getting your undergrad from a community college in Canada and a more rigorous university, but still, the admission committees only care about your GPA. That being said, I used WES to verify my transcripts and I felt that they had been a bit unfair in converting
  4. if your are from BC and you have a good MCAT score then you have a solid chance for UBC IMO.
  5. I have completed my degrees (undergraduate an masters) in a foreign country, and although I did some volunteering in those days (teaching refugee's children, helping out in a rehabilitation clinic as a secretary, being elected by the popular vote as a member of school council in high school, etc.) I probably cannot verify it as my home country is a developing country, and they probably will not understand an email sent to them in English, let alone responding to it (also there have been huge turnovers since then). Now I recently finished my Master's at a top university in Canada and started th
  6. Don't worry, the admission committee do not have time to dig into every single application and dig up stuff. Honestly, their scoring system is probably something automatic like master's degree x scores, every first name paper y score, every second name z score, etc. If your paper is tangentially related to your research, I promise they will not even notice that it is from your undergraduate work (and I said, they do not care in the first place). There are tones of applicants each year and the people scoring you probably following some simple guidelines, which are semi-automatic. The only pl
  7. Thanks for your reply. Yeah that makes sense. I was wondering because I thought surely you can pack like 30 credits in a semester if you don't care about their grades anymore, etc. But as you mentioned, it probably needs to be reasonable from their point of view as well.
  8. I saw on their website that you need to eventually pass 90 credits before matriculating your studies in medicine, but my question is about the number of credits you need to already have taken at the time of applying. Like is it fine if I, for example, put 25 credits for my last semester and have only 65 credits on my transcripts when I apply?
  9. Your first undergrad and MSc are already competitive though, are you sure you can improve on them by working your way through another degree? That being said, if your second degree is only for the purpose of boosting your GPA and medical school, you might choose something different since CS is usually quite heavy in course works and projects. If you want to pursue a career in CS as your plan B, then that is another story.
  10. I think your research experience brings you a nice advantage in the non-academic part of your CV (by non-academic I mean anything except your GPA, not the most accurate name I know). However, when it comes to GPA, it usually makes up a specific portion of your overall score (50% of the overall score for UBC, for example) and research experience, etc. cannot directly cancel out a bad GPA. Even when it comes to the non-academic part, unfortunately, there is no one in the admission office who actually look at your papers and understand their merits. The process is quite automatic and you shouldn'
  11. Based on my research, it doesn't really matter were your got your degree from and what matters is your GPA. There are exceptions though. For example, if you studied your undergraduate at UBC you have a better time compared to a person who did their undergraduate in a university with 4 or 4.33 based grades. Other that these nuances, graduating from Pakistan or Canada or anywhere else in the world doesn't make a difference in your application (at least in theory based on their scoring system). The MCAT exam could be a real beast though and you should strive for a good score if you want to appear
  12. Congrats. When you are 40 or over 40,you are a lawyer AND a doctor. You can combine your expertise in these two areas to make a real change in the healthcare system compared to a younger person who is just a doctor.
  13. Your choice of course, but It still raises red flags (Can I treat patients with their consent if I am not even a doctor? Consent is the minimum not everything). On UBC's website they explicitly mentioned that. Good luck with either approach you will take
  14. I think since your first degree in in psychology, something in life science or biology would fit well. However, if there is an area you think you are especially good at or passionate about go for it for sure. Start your second degree, if you could maintain a 3.9/4 GPA then continue. if your GPA in your first year followed the same trend of your first degree (anything below 3.8), then maybe, you should drop out to pursue other career choices rather than spending another 4-5 years with no avail. This mindset also would take pressure off. You don't need to spend 5 more years on a second degree if
  15. At least in BC, telling the committee that you were shadowing doctors when you were 16 is a big red flag. It breaches many layers of professionalism and the right to privacy and It can be telling that the applicant doesn't value the privacy of patients and medical ethics.
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