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  1. Hi everyone, I’m hoping to get some advice about developing ECs. My plan is to apply in 2022 for the first time, for entry in 2023. Based off of what I’ve read on here, I think that I will have to do quite a bit of work to strengthen this part of my application… For reference, my GPA is ~88/89%. Pretty average - so I feel like I will need to lean on ECs to stand out. A quick summary of my current situation: honours thesis with presentation (no pubs), 4 years working in customer service throughout undergrad, 2 years working in project management, multiple hobbies (art, sports, music),
  2. Hi everyone, I’m hoping to get some advice about developing ECs. My plan is to apply in 2022 for the first time, for entry in 2023. Based off of what I’ve read on here, I think that I will have to do quite a bit of work to strengthen this part of my application… For reference, my GPA is ~88/89%. Pretty average - so I feel like I will need to lean on ECs to stand out. A quick summary of my current situation: honours thesis with presentation (no pubs), 4 years working in customer service throughout undergrad, 2 years working in project management, multiple hobbies (art, sports, music),
  3. Thanks for your reply. This is kind of what I was thinking... Given my current below-average ECs it would be difficult to gain more experience AND take courses AND study for the MCAT. I've been looking into some community volunteer opportunities. You mention spending this next year doing some research as well. Do you have any experience with this or any general advice for doing research outside of school? It's unclear to me how people find research opportunities once they are out of school. I did an undergrad honours research project (not in science), with a poster presentation and an aw
  4. Thank you for your response! I'll spend some time trying to figure out my omsas GPAs for the various schools.
  5. Hi everyone, I made a post a little while back detailing some of my concerns about starting the non-trad journey (feeling a little intimidated tbh!). At the time, I was thinking about taking an extra year of science courses to a) hopefully boost my GPA, b) help prepare for the MCAT, and c) show med schools that I am capable of taking a full course load (my undergrad was pretty much entirely part-time). I know that my biggest weaknesses right now are ECs, so I've decided not to do that extra year of classes (at least for now), and focus instead on ECs while studying for the MCAT alo
  6. Hello everyone, I’m currently finishing up my undergrad and I’m considering applying to medical school in 2022 but I’m worried that it might be a long shot… Info: BC resident. I would be happy to receive an acceptance anywhere, but I feel like UBC might be the most realistic for me since I would be an IP applicant. My main concerns are the following: I took many part-time semesters during undergrad. I know that some schools say they are ok with this but I can’t help but feel like this is a disadvantage for me on paper. I have taken 0 science courses during my undergr
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