Excel-erate Your Breath Posted November 17, 2020 Report Share Posted November 17, 2020 LMAO @ the title I'll keep this as short as possible, basically I applied to med (only UBC, aiming for NMP that's why) this past cycle, 84% GPA and some decent ECs nothing that blows your mind away but I'll defo be somewhat competitive (most of my experiences apply to the North as well, so lots of stuff went into my rural section of the application). Med is the dream, undoubtedly (and I know this for sure because I doubted it for nearly 3 years, but I'm sure now). Graduating from my psyc degree this year, and in the worst case scenario of getting rejected from med this cycle, my AGPA will be about 87.5% for future cycles. (Or, if I can pull it off, 89% - I used a conservative estimate to get the 87.5%). I've done the math, and if I do a 5th year of undergrad (which I literally have no reason to be doing other than boosting GPA), I can get my final AGPA to be 90.5%. My plan rn is to look for work if I don't get into med, but should I be considering a 5th year of undergrad instead? Specifically I'm aiming to work as something similar to a Mental Health Worker type of job (not something that I could do for a career, but defo nothing to be sniffed at). My backup plan if med doesn't work out after a couple of tries (I'm not sure what my limit is (maybe 4?), but I do have one somewhere - I don't want to start medical school too late in life I think) is to go into counselling psychology. I am worried that the upcoming application cycles will be out of my range to be competitive with an 87.5% GPA given that lots of GPAs will be inflated during COVID schooling. It's purely anecdotal stuff rn, but I'm seeing midterm averages way higher than before in all my classes Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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