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  1. Hey everyone, I'm currently a third year undergrad, I haven't taken the MCAT yet but I'm feeling confident about it, and my current GPA is 3.5 (1st year: 3.23, 2nd year: 3.83) and this year it should be around 3.95. I was wondering because of my low GPA, how competitive my EC's would make me; I'm not sure how strong they are and I have absolutely no clue how to improve them, if anyone could offer any advice I would really appreciate it. President & founder of social justice club, legal affairs specialist (volunteer) for maternity research company, 3 case competitions (and poster
  2. Hi, I just completed my 2nd year in biochem in ON and have a few questions about medical school applications and preparing for that. 1. As someone with somewhat of a science background, which prep books are the best to prepare for the MCAT ? I am leaning towards ExamKrackers but I've read about how it's riddled in errors. 2. Are MCAT prep books useful for CARS prep ? If so which ones did you find useful ? 3. To preface, unfortunately as someone will minimal ECs after high school (2 long term activities and 3 short term jobs), I know it's going to extremely hamper my cha
  3. Hey there, as a future Pre-Med student I am aware extracurriculars are very important. But what exactly counts/looks good on your application? I'm no stranger to volunteering as I have volunteered at numerous shelters, hospitals, etc. But are medical schools looking for something "extraordinary" or are my casual weekly involvments in the hospitals/non-profit organizations enough... do I need to show leadership and actually manage, lead, or win an award/get an LOR in something lol. If possible, list down some ECs that you have done/enjoyed to give me a little idea on what options are out there!
  4. Hi everyone, I am a prospective nursing student interested in applying to UBC's accelerated nursing program, and was wondering what your experiences have been like prior to applying to nursing school. I have been volunteering at a seniors' care home for the past 4.5+ years (it'll be almost 6 years during the time of my application), where I've assisted with feeding residents during mealtimes, help recreation staff with activities/games, and engage in one to one conversations with residents. Because of my extensive volunteer experience, I was able to get a part time job at another seniors' c
  5. Hopefully this isn't a prohibited post-type! Volunteer opportunity in the Tri-Cities for those interested in health care!Are you interested in volunteering in your community? Are you interested in the health care field? Know someone who might be?St. John Ambulance Tri-Cities is recruiting for volunteers to provide emergency medical first response at community events! Train to become an Advanced Medical First Responder and serve your community!Email recruitment.d0054@sjabcy.ca to find out more if you are interested!
  6. I was just hoping to get some advice about this. I am planning on writing my MCAT next summer (first attempt) and I would like to dedicate my summer (3-4 months) on studying for it and practicing as much as I can. However, it dawns on me that I may not be able to maintain a summer job this way, nor dedicate myself to a volunteer position as a regular volunteer. I have heard about people who have balanced studying and other things before, but I would like to devote as much time as I can in one summer term, rather than having to repeat it because of divided responsibilities. Would you recommend
  7. Hi, I'm a second year student at UofT and I just found out about this program. I was wondering if someone could give me suggestions on where to get more hands on/ " clinical" experience. Thanks!
  8. Hi, I have a volunteer oppurtunity related to fundraising or giving educational talks for mental health. If your positive, trustworthy, and outgoing it would be great to have you volunteer. We'd love to provide you with a positive reference letter for med school, references for any job applications etc. Please PM me for more details. The oppurtunity is available for the whole lower mainland area.
  9. Hi everyone Are you interested in a hands-on volunteering opportunity within the health care field, hoping to gain valuable experience in first aid and patient care? St. John Ambulance, Division 54 (TriCities Branch), located in Port Moody is currently recruiting new members. As a member of St. John Ambulance, there are plenty of opportunities to learn, practice and improve your patient care skills including but not limited to: independently assessing patients with advanced care; providing oxygen therapy; obtaining vitals; taking spinal/head injury precautions and spinal packaging; pr
  10. Hey everyone, just curious about my extra-curriculars and what your opinions are as to how UBC's AdCom might see them. Thanks in advance for the input! Awards: 2 small entrance scholarships 3 high school bursaries research: directed studies (single semester research project, kind of like a half-honours) Honours thesis 3 poster presentations for my honours research, one at national conference, one university level, one department level Volunteering: assistant hockey coach for 10 yr olds for 1 year in gr 12 lab volunteer for 2 years doing genotyping and training new volunteer
  11. It states that for non-academic requirements, you require a contact for each activity so they can verify the information. For the contact, does it have to be someone of greater status than yours? For example, in an non-profit organization, would you need the contact of someone at the executive position or is it okay to obtain the contact of a co-worker/member ? Thanks
  12. I've been trying to figure out a way to get some 'volunteer exposure' to the medical field but I am finding it incredibly hard to do so! I work a full time job Monday to Friday, and would only be able to volunteer on weekends and evenings. Unfortunately I have applied to all the hospitals in my city to volunteer and I was told they only need volunteers during the day! I contacted CHEO who again said they only need Day volunteers. I contacted the Cancer Society who, again, said they only wanted Day time volunteers. I decided to change gears and ask my Family Doctor (who happens to work a lot of
  13. Some of you have read my post before about my interview to volunteer at a hospital. I asked about possible questions, and that really helped. I now have a general question, and that is, of whoever has volunteered at a hospital, what were your experiences like: 1) Is there anything that really stands out to you in terms of a negative/positive experience? 2) What kind of duties do volunteers have? 3) To what extent are volunteers involved with patients/doctors? 4) Conflicts? 5) Teamwork/Collaboration? These are just prompts to get your mental cogs going. Say whatever you like,
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