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  1. Hey OP, that's right, if you apply in fourth year with plans to graduate in spring, they will drop your worst year, so really only two years will be counted for your GPA as long as you've taken what they consider to be a full course load.
  2. The amount of time spent on EC descriptions is super important. Your stats seem pretty good -next cycle if you spend 1-2 months on your ec descriptions, really re-work them, CANMEDs, get multiple people to look at them, you have a much better shot at ubc, queen's, uofa and uofc. Your casper could use improvement too given the mac results.
  3. I think at the very least GPA does make up 25% of the final score, but I do wonder how they go about it, as their website states that before interview academic performance is simply a numerical AQ based on gpa, but after interviews it says they review trends along with "senior undergraduate and graduate level achievements". What would those even look like, like a thesis or scholarship? And would all those things theoretically contribute to that 25%? And how about references then? Given the leak, are refs just used a pass/fail tiebreaker thing? Obviously no one knows but it's fun to speculate!
  4. My invite was in the promotions folder so make sure to check that!
  5. Has anyone who had an interview last year tried checking solus? Shot in the dark idk
  6. Johnny G never said they were from India. I know everyone is stressed but let's not make assumptions about what people go through and how harder/easier it is in ANY country. You only know your own story & everyone's biases really show when we start making comparisons.
  7. Mine just changed to "Awaiting decision regarding interviews" today. Wonder if that means they're done going through your file.
  8. I noticed there's a new tab on the portal for transcript with first term results and 2nd term registration. So we have to submit another transcript after we get grades? Do they take these fall term grades into account for GPA?
  9. A long time ago there was a leak that showed it was 25% GPA 25% MCAT and 50% MMI but things may have changed since then!
  10. I just want to give a big pat on the back to everyone here. It's not easy applying to med, and it's not easy living through a pandemic in general. Whether you got an interview or not you should be proud of yourself for taking the steps to achieve this. Be kind to yourself. Time Stamp (i.e. include date and time): 10:17am PST Result (i.e. invite or regrets): Invite GPA/AGPA (i.e. whichever is applicable): 86 MCAT (i.e. total score and breakdown in the order of CP/CARS/BB/PS): 516 (128/128/129/131) Geography (i.e. IP or OOP): IP ECs (i.e. brief rundown of Research Pubs/Presentations,
  11. I think this is mostly right! Last year they did send out regrets in 4-5 waves of emails over two days though -and anecdotally it seemed alphabetical according to last name. Then day 3 early invites, and day 4 invites. Who knows what they'll do this year.
  12. It says very clearly on the UBC admission website: Pre-Interview: The first cut-off for invitation to interview is based on a score derived from applicants’ Overall Academic Average or Adjusted Academic Average (if applicable) and a Non-Academic Qualities Score.
  13. Apparently some people's calculated gpa has been uploaded to launchpad? Where would this be on launchapad?
  14. Anyone else kinda weirded out by their verifier form? Not only are they asked to verify the activity but also describe characteristics that you have and rank you among all the med students they know. Seems more a reference's job...I feel bad for all my verifiers having to actually fill this whole thing out LOL
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