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  • Sykadelia

  • Application cycles: 08/24/2010
  • Demographics: Male, 32, South Asian
  • Home state: British Columbia
  • Last Active: 12/23/2012
  • Brief Profile: My VR mark is totally not reflective of what my average VR mark was during my practice exams. I had a family emergency the night before so I barely got any sleep. PS and BS were never really big issues for me, but VR required all of my concentration and I couldn\'t give it my all that day. Was hoping to break 40, but I\'ll take a 36.

    Canadian citizen. British Columbia and Quebec residency status.

    300 hours of hospital medical imaging volunteering.
    Fluent in English, French, and Bengali.
    30 hours of intro molecular biology tutoring.
    MCAT BS and PS tutor for my university.
    Flu clinic volunteer.
    A couple of scholarships in undergrad.
    Dean\'s list.
    Volunteering for 2 weeks overseas in Bangladesh.
    Shoe store stockroom coordinator for 2 months (my only paying job).
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 08/24/2010

    • Undergraduate college: University of British Columbia
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 519
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 132, CARS 124  
    • Overall GPA: 3.91
    • Science GPA: 3.94

    Summary of Application Experience

    If reincarnation exists, I never want to repeat this process ever again.

    My initial thoughts of my chances for med school was that I thought it would be easy to get into one because of my grades. Then I realised how so many applicants in Canada have similar grades and even better ECs. After getting interview offers to two schools initially, I was smacked back down to Earth with six rejections in succession.

    My confidence was rocked, but I figured that if I didn\'t get in next year I\'ll just broaden for next year by applying to Canada, the States, and Australia. I think that really helped me relax for my UBC interview.

    May 12th, 2011 at 11:40am. That\'s when my mom woke me up to read a letter. That\'s when I had a faint smirk across my face before being able to process what I just read in my brain. When my brain finally caught up, it turned out to be the happiest moment of my life.

    Weird how the application I spent the least amount of time on has changed my future completely.

    Application Complete

    University of Saskatchewan
    Memorial University of Newfoundland

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Alberta
    University of Calgary
    McGill University
    University of Toronto
    Queen's University
    University of Ottawa

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    University of Manitoba

    Accepted

    University of British Columbia

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