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01-24-2002, 01:47 AM
I rememeber once upon a time reading about UBC's non academic category (not even sure if it was on this msg board but thought this was a good place to start). Anyways it had a breakdown of marks out of 25 for non academic achievements. I know one of the categories was oustanding achievements oin life (like being an olympic gymnast) and there was 5 categories worth 5 marks each. If anyone knows what I am talking about please let me know and maybe even send me a link to the previous thread if known. Thanks Bunches :P
not rex morgan
01-24-2002, 01:59 AM
hmmmmm. I know one is "service ethics." This includes tolerance and compassion. I think leadership is another. Off the top of my head, I can't remember the rest. The five categories do include the list of personality traits in the calendar. "integrity, maturity....high level of achievement in any aspect of human endevor (btw, this also includes publications, I believe)" Look up the med section of the UBC calendar. It should be in there.
01-24-2002, 02:25 PM
Thanks for the info... I had tried looking on the ubc web page for info and tried again at your suggestion but to no avail... ah well maybe someone out there knows!!!!!
01-24-2002, 03:37 PM
When I visited the admissions office, I believe the five categories she mentioned were:
1) Service to the community
2) Experiences working with others
4) Diversity in Experience
5) High level of achievement in any endeavor
And you are right..there are five marks alloted to each section.
Hope this helps!
01-24-2002, 04:34 PM
Does anyone know what breakdown there is for getting an interview... like how much is based on academic vs. non-academic factors?
not rex morgan
01-25-2002, 12:42 AM
You couldn't convince me that the admissions committee knows what this breakdown is. (insert little yellow smiley face here)
01-25-2002, 01:18 AM
It basically comes down to this as I understand it talking to Patricia Jeffs last year after my rejection. If you get an interview, your academic aspects are competitive enough. Basically you will need to score marks on the above-mentioned parts.
I suspect it sounds good for a medical school to say it has Olympic gymnansts, publishing scientists, circus freaks, etc in their class, get it? :)
01-25-2002, 08:34 AM
Last year I received one of the heave-ho letters and the positive thing about it is that UBC give you some feedback within it as to how you scored in the initial evaluation relative to the other applicants in the pool. (It would be great, in some regards, if more schools adopted similar approaches and give applicants more of a view as to how they fared.)
I don't have the letter in front of me, but a good section (40% rings a bell) of the evaluation is comprised of non-academic factors. I can't remember exactly what the average score was out of 25 last year, but I recall a score of 16 or thereabouts. (When speaking with P. Jeffs last year, she had mentioned that a score of 19 is deemed pretty darned good and that scores above 20 are generally fairly unusual.) This non-academic score is combined with your academic score and two separate cut-offs are then applied: one for in-province applicants and the other (which is higher) for out-of-province.
Again, sorry I can't clear the fog re: the specifics, but hope this clarifies a little bit of last year's (and presumably this year's) process for you.
02-14-2002, 05:26 AM
Thanks Monkey I think that was the answer I was looking for. Thanks also Kirsteen for posting the info about wiethings. All this is so helpfull.
02-14-2002, 05:32 AM
Thanks Monkey I think that was the answer I was looking for. Thanks also Kirsteen for posting the info about wieghtings. All this is so helpfull.
02-14-2002, 05:34 AM
sorry having problems remembering the grade three rule "i before e except after c and when saying "ay" as in neighbour and WEIGH"
ah well I blame it all on the hour of the night ;P
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