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  1. Join us! The Pre-Medicine Diversity Symposium is an annual UBC faculty-sponsored event designed to encourage people from all walks of life to apply to medical school. This event is tailored to applicants who consider themselves ‘non-traditional’ for reasons that may include having a non-science background, applying later in life, having children and family, having financial or personal hardship, or belonging to a demographic underrepresented in medicine. There will be events at all 4 sites in BC - Vancouver, Kelowna, Victoria & Prince George. FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/
  2. Join us! The Pre-Medicine Diversity Symposium is an annual UBC faculty-sponsored event designed to encourage people from all walks of life to apply to medical school. This event is tailored to applicants who consider themselves ‘non-traditional’ for reasons that may include having a non-science background, applying later in life, having children and family, having financial or personal hardship, or belonging to a demographic underrepresented in medicine. There will be events at all 4 sites in BC - Vancouver, Kelowna, Victoria & Prince George. FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/
  3. Here is my unusual path to graduation (I don't know if GPA is calculated in the same way over all schools): Year 1: UBC - General Science --- Year 2: Université de Montréal - Neuroscience --- Years 3-5: Université de Montréal - Computer Science --- I would like to apply to medical school after my Master's (most likely ending in 2022), but I'm currently unsure where my best options lie. I realize that currently, my portfolio is not comptetitive. I would like to know if it can be made competitive, without doing a second bachelor's. Should I ai
  4. I am determined to attend medical school in Canada. Would love any advice regarding the few options I have Currently studying for the MCAT and going into the fourth year of my honours Science undergrad- 1st year GPA 3.21 (technically 4.5 course load, including my initial grade and my improved grade for my 1 repeated course) 2nd year GPA 3.44 3rd year GPA 3.63 I'm assuming these are my options (based on years of obsessive research on forums lmao): 1) Do a 5th year. Attain 3.8+ in year 4 & 5. Apply to Western in my 5th year. If unsuccessful, complete a master's progra
  5. I'm an anthropology major, and have no publications as of yet (hopefully soon but I'm not counting on it for next years application cycle). But I do have a fair amount of research and field experience in biological anthro (data collection, excavation, forensic recovery of human remains). Will this be viewed by adcoms the same as if it were, microbio research or something? Is all research viewed similarly or should I seek opportunities in, for example, my university's cancer cell lab?
  6. Does anyone have any experience navigating the course load discussions? It says you need to have taken 10 courses in your last two years of undergrad (so 5 each term). My program would split courses into double so they could squeeze more classes into our degree (ie. FSN 706 would be two classes on two different subjects and we'd get two different marks). I did what most students did and did all my electives in my last year part time. So... i don't meet that course load requirement. They said they will allow for it if your program is structured differently, but it's a B.
  7. [deleted] Thank you for all those that commented. I appreciate all those that took the time to read it through.
  8. Hi all, I am currently an undergrad computer engineering student going into second year. During my first year, my GPA was 3.88 for the first half, but it dropped to 3.5 during the second half due to my health condition. I was unable to have a full course load during that time for the same reason. I am very interested in medical school, however, and I would like to take biomedical engineering for my minor during undergrad. For extracurricular activities, I am currently involved in three different clubs, but they are mostly academic/research oriented. I am also volunteering as an executive at a
  9. Hey guys! This is a bit of a long post but it's my first time posting here and I wanted to be thorough, really just looking for some honest feedback as I am new to the pre-med thing I have only recently made the decision to try for medicine, and I just registered for the MCAT. Having not done a science degree I am wondering whether it is even worth it for me to dedicate my whole summer if the rest of my application wouldn't stand a chance but makes me feel hopeful even in spite of my average GPA and lack of sciences...But I'm worried it may not even be that great compared to most applica
  10. Alright, this might be a long(ish) post so bear with me... I need some advice Stats: Rejected post-interview IP 2016/17 AGPA: 83.** with upward trend AQ: 20.** NAQ: 34.** MCAT: 510-512 Interview: Avg Non-traditional Completed BSc ECs: lots of various volunteering, music, athletics, leadership positions, publication, etc... a couple long-term commitments; have held many employment positions. Special note: I have never had a full courseload due to working obligations. I was rejected this cycle (WAHHHHH ) and now have to craft my plan-of-attack for the coming cycle as well as the
  11. Hi, I'm in my 4th year at UofT and am about to graduate with a gpa that's not competitive for dentistry schools. I became interested in a career in dentistry during the end of my 3rd year but by that time it was really difficult to pull my gpa up . I've always wanted a career in health and I like hands on work, so dentistry works perfectly. The thing is, I dont know what to do at this point because my gpa (2.8) is going to prevent me from getting accepted anywhere. I don't want to give up and can't give up because my parents went through a lot for us to come to Canada and have put all thei
  12. I had been working since high school (grade 11) to save up for the cost of a University education in a lab on campus. While I loved my job as a research assistant (and it is the reason I stumbled into/discovered university), I did my undergraduate degree in engineering, and the course load/curriculum seemed so difficult for me while balancing trying to have enough income to support myself, and contribute to my family (this required about 15 -30 hr/wk). Unfortunately, I graduated my engineering degree with only a 3.5/4.0 GPA. On the plus side, I did get a few second/third author publications (
  13. Hey everyone, So here's the dilemma: I've sustained a (few) relatively serious head injuries, and had to take time off school for the second time in my undergrad career (First time I needed to pretty much take the entire 2015-2016 school year off to recover - this time I've had to take the fall 2016 term off). Currently only partway through 3rd year because of that (co-op program made my scheduling very strange). My grades from the first 2 years are not near what they need to be (think mid/low 3's in terms of GPA). Towards my 3A term I was getting the hang of things (closer to 3.8 for that
  14. It's been a year since I've last lurked. I finally have the courage and circumstances compelling me to post. I'm currently 27, a Canadian citizen, and considering to do a second UG and to pursue a professional medical degree, ideally medical school. I did an undergrad originally in a very competitive program but switched out to complete a degree in economics. My marks were affected by some personal and medical issues that, in combination with immaturity and poor study habits, forced me to switch out with me seeing through with graduating. Thus, my first UG GPA is abysmal and around a B
  15. Hello, I have a few questions about the medical school at the University of Sherbrooke: 1) How open is it to "non-traditional" applicants? 2) I received my BSc from McGill in 2005 and have extensive work experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Am I obliged to apply in the "marche du travail" category or can I apply in the regular Quebec university category? 3) Are there a limited number of spots in the "marche du travail" category? Thank you in advance.
  16. Hi There, I have a rather specific question regarding obtaining a second-degree. Here is a brief overview of my academic history to help clarify my question: I graduated with distinction in May 2014 from Tyndale University College and Seminary (Toronto, ON) BA Psychology, double major English, 3.75 CGPA -- with a 3.9 to 4.0/4.0 on all but one psychology course over the 4 year program I had planned to enroll as a non-degree student to the University of Toronto to take some additional science courses and ensure that I meet all of the required prerequisite courses for applying to Me
  17. Hello, I am a 34 year old planning to apply to medical school this year and I'm wondering which Canadian medical schools have a good reputation for accepting non-traditional applicants? I know that there is technically not supposed to be any age discrimination but I was just wondering if there are some schools that are more open to non-traditional applicants than others. Thanks in advance.
  18. Hello, My main question is this: I want to take a 5th year of undergraduate after I complete my business degree this summer. This is because I need to take physics, org chem, and biochem. My GPA is 3.87 (converted from UVic) so I am not taking the 5th year for GPA reasons. However, I have seen that some med schools dont like people taking 5th year courses that do not contribute towards a degree. Would I be falling into this category? TL;DR: Will graduate with business degree in summer with high GPA Need prerequisites Will medical schools accept my prerequisites if i take them i
  19. We are pleased to announce the UBC Pre-Med Diversity Symposium 2014! This MD student run event sponsored by the Faculty of Medicine. The UBC Pre-Med Diversity Symposium is an annual event designed to educate future applicants about medical school. The event is geared toward those individuals who may consider themselves ‘non-traditional’ applicants. Reasons for considering oneself non-traditional include a non-science background, a difficult family or financial background, recent immigration to Canada, aboriginal ancestry, parenthood and career changes. The event is run by current UBC
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