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  1. If most people chose the 4-year program over the 5-year one, all programs would have a 20-30% unmatch rate, so that's clearly not the case. GIM total program quota and hence the interest in GIM is also around ~19% nationally, which is too small to explain the 30% unmatch rate (not even including the 8 people who did match to 5-year UBC GIM this year). This is also a new, worrying trend for UBC that was not seen in previous years unless residents suddenly decided to fall in love with BC this year. For such alarming unmatch rates, I prefer to discuss and challenge plausible reasons to ident
  2. So they gave up on their dream of pursuing their desired subspecialty and went unmatched just to stay in BC for 1 more year? Not sure if I buy it haha
  3. Ideally you should have asked for 4-5 plastic surgery letters to make sure that you have 3 letters well before the deadline but not sure how difficult it is to ask for this many letters in plastic surgery. All the best to you man!
  4. So the consensus is that if program X is my top choice, but I didn't interview there, I should still rank it #1 for the tiny chance of matching there without causing any damage to my lower rank programs?
  5. Is this true? From what I know, applicants' and programs' ranks are weighed in equally to find the highest combo ranked match.
  6. Question for current residents... Is it a common practice/advisable to send a simple thank-you email to PDs after interviews or could that be violating any policies/count as a red flag?
  7. What is the process like for option 1? Is it through CaRMS portal again or a university-specific process?
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