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  1. Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum so I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right spot, but I'm currently entering my third year at Western and have only now realized I really want to pursue medicine. That said, my first two years were pretty bad, and I'm not sure what to do or how to improve my chances. I have pretty solid extracurriculars and work experience, so my main concern is having a GPA that's competitive enough for an interview, because I was uninformed and didn't realize that GPA was king and I focused so heavily on bolstering my non-academics. My first semester of first yea
  2. Assuming I am applicable for the agpa calculation, does the AGPA calculation mean the lowest 30 credits on your transcript are dropped or only the lowest credits in one particular year? Are summer courses counted in AGPA calculations?
  3. "BC applicants with an overall academic average of <75% and out-of-province applicants with an overall academic average of <85% (based on the adjusted academic average, if applicable) will not receive full file reviews" I'm an OOP student with an 86.5% AGPA and 84.76% overall. If I qualify for the adjusted academic average, does this mean that my adjusted must be >85%, or must be overall academic average still be >85%.
  4. Hi all, I just have a question about possibly taking a 5th year in Undergrad at the U of M. Does anyone know how the U of M medical school view this on their application? Do they look down upon this? Does the U of M also consider the grades from the 5th year in their AGPA calculations? I was looking to take a 5th year since my current GPA is waaaay below the minimum requirement (even if AGPA is calculated). Please help! Thank you all!
  5. Hi! I recently made the decision to aim for medicine, and am currently completing my 2nd year undergrad in sciences at UBC. I was just looking through the timeline for UBC's med school application - and let out a gasp of slight horror when I realised that for getting into med school the september following the end of fourth year, the application process is more or less completed by the time your fourth year grades are out - so how can these grades be anticipated in the application process? I'd like some confirmation if I'm interpreting this correctly: A med school student who gets accep
  6. Hi all, Long time reader, first time poster. Thanks for all the great info. For the TL;DR people, I’ll post my questions first: Have people with an aGPA of 3.36 and strong NAQs ever gotten an interview and/or accepted? Does going back to school to take courses boost your overall GPA? (If so, how much for 8 courses?) Have any non-science or non-premed majors applied and got either an interview and/or accepted? For the specifics (or those who like to read): I wanted to get your opinion on whether or not I stand a chance of applying in future years, or if it’s just a pipe d
  7. Hey so I just had 2 general questions that myself and many others in my friend circle at my uni had regarding UBC admission procedures, which I was hoping i could get help for here. Firstly, does UBC use a transfer credit conversion to convert my universities credits to their own ? Or is gpa calculated using the credits that my own institution awards ? Second question, it says on the UBC website that typically students with 120 credits qualify for AGPA but there are exceptions. In an instance for say, if a student who has completed 3 years of uni worth more than 90 credits (not quite 120) upo
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