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I'm a first time applicant, applied to McMaster, U of T, and Queen's. Recently finished my CASPer and am now feeling nervous about my next step. Haven't seen my cGPA on OMSAS yet and always feel like something is missing in my application, so I have checked OMSAS portal again and again just to make sure that my application is complete (this may have become my new obsession). I heard from elsewhere in this forum that interview invitations usually come in the spring (February-ish, I'm assuming?), so I'm wondering if anyone (who is also applying this cycle) wants to form a group so we can discuss our feelings and prepare for interviews together when the date draws near.
I'm excited to start my medical training this coming August, but I will be coming from Ontario, with a significant other who has major concerns about our relationship. He is aiming to finish his graduate studies by this summer, but depending on his supervisor, he is unsure exactly when he will be done. This means that we will have to do long distance for at least a couple of months, which he has said since we started dating that he does not think he can handle a long distance relationship - fair enough. On top of that, he is also worried about the time commitment for medical school, and I will have no time for him. We have discussed the possibility of him moving out to BC with me, but understandably, he is concerned that he may be unhappy living there, as his whole life is here in Ontario. It has always been his dream to work and settle down in Toronto. With his field especially, he thinks that he is more likely to be able to build a successful career in Toronto. Moving out to BC with me would mean that he is sacrificing his dream for my dream - this is what he told me. This would be a huge burden for me to carry. Anyway, sorry for spewing out all my personal problems out here, but the question I have is, does UBC provide any support/have any support groups for spouses/partners...etc.? I can't seem to find any information regarding that, so I'm not very hopeful, but I thought I should ask anyways. I have read that a lot of medical schools generally have support groups or resources for spouses and partners of medical students. If UBC offers something like this, I can see how this can potentially help with the situation that I am in right now. Thanks a bunch!