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Poll: OOP waitlist scores (answers are ANONYMOUS) (13 member(s) have cast votes)

What was your overall score?

  1. 83.00-85.00 (3 votes [23.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  2. 80.00-82.99 (2 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  3. 76.20-79.99 (6 votes [46.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.15%

  4. 74.00-76.19 (2 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  5. 72.00-73.99 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. 70.00-71.99 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. less than 70.00 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. >85.00 (!!!) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 blacklabcoats

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 11:51 AM

I figured that it would be good to start one of these too.



#2 blacklabcoats

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 04:19 PM

I feel like if all of us OOP waitlisters band together, we can make some sense of this waitlist, gauge our chances a little better and rest a little easier. We might even get a decent idea of how many of us there are waiting. Therefore, BUMP!



#3 keepingitreal

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 12:46 AM

Whoa how would someone with 83-85 be waitlisted and not get in?? Makes me wonder how high the cutoff was for the 9 spots...



#4 henslice

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:37 PM

I figured that it would be good to start one of these too.

Is there a reason why this doesn't include 85+?
2016-2017 Application cycle
Applied: UWO, Dalhousie, Queens,McMaster, U of C, U of A.
Rejected pre- interview: UWO, Queens, McMaster.
Interview: Dalhousie, U of C, U of A.
Accepted: Dalhousie,
Rejected Post interview:
Waitlisted:

#5 blacklabcoats

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:03 PM

Noted and corrected!



#6 catchlynall

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 07:21 PM

Man I wish I knew how many people are on the waitlist!



#7 blacklabcoats

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 07:45 PM

I think with another 5+ replies we can make a solid guesstimate. We know from an email communication to bw326 that 76.2 is the average of all accepted students (including waitlist). We also know that there were ~50 OOP interviews granted. We have to assume then that at least 16 people OOP students have a score greater than the mean. We also know from the accepted/rejected/waitlist thread that at least one OOP student has been outright rejected [:-(], therefore we know that not ALL of us are waitlisted.

 

My current assumption is that there are about 25 of us on the waitlist.

 

Who's willing to call the office and politely ask?

 

1,2,3... not it. 

 

 

Edit: I think I'm displaying classic premed neuroticism. I may need help.


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#8 catchlynall

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:33 PM

If there are 25 on the waitlist, I think I'm in hot water with my score, but not necessarily out of the game. If there's 30 I'm SOL barring a miracle. I doubt there would be 30 on the waitlist - seems excessive if the waitlist moves 10-15 spots each year, no?



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 01:08 AM

I called them a few days ago and they told me that they couldn't tell me how many people are on the wait list, but confirmed that not all interviewed OOP applicants are put on the wait list...



#10 blacklabcoats

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:07 AM

If there are 25 on the waitlist, I think I'm in hot water with my score, but not necessarily out of the game. If there's 30 I'm SOL barring a miracle. I doubt there would be 30 on the waitlist - seems excessive if the waitlist moves 10-15 spots each year, no?

 

I keep hearing this about waitlist movement, but I can't seem to find a source. Not to say that it isn't true, I just don't know where this statement originated. Let's hope it's accurate (or even understated)!



#11 catchlynall

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 12:59 PM

I keep hearing this about waitlist movement, but I can't seem to find a source. Not to say that it isn't true, I just don't know where this statement originated. Let's hope it's accurate (or even understated)!

 

I get what you mean. In my mind, the OOP waitlist by definition should move because those on the waitlist would likely choose a school in their home province if given the option.



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 01:17 PM

I keep hearing this about waitlist movement, but I can't seem to find a source. Not to say that it isn't true, I just don't know where this statement originated. Let's hope it's accurate (or even understated)!

I can confirm this, Carolyn from Admissions has said that historically the OOP waitlist moves 10-15 spots on average. You can also check the AFMC yearly reports to see total numbers of offers declined at each Canadian medical school. Since there's usually around 35 declined offers at Dal, and the IP waitlists don't move a ton, you can assume the bulk of declines come from OOP students. 

 

https://afmc.ca/site...16-Final-EN.pdf



#13 ML_34

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 04:28 PM

I have also heard from Carolyn that the waitlist moves 10-15 spots, however it moved only 4-5 spots last year (if that!) which surprised the admins as well. So again it all depends on the candidates who get the acceptances (i.e. last year those candidates only had an offer from Dal).



#14 boggie111

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:48 AM

Keep up the hope guys!! The OOP waitlist will move quite a bit when the Ontario schools release their decision in May!


Dalhousie Medical School - Class of 2019 (OOP)


#15 keepingitreal

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 10:49 PM

Did you guys get a reply btw when you emailed them about keeping your name on the waitlist? 



#16 blacklabcoats

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 10:49 AM

I did not.
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#17 catchlynall

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 01:08 PM

Did you guys get a reply btw when you emailed them about keeping your name on the waitlist? 

Nope


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#18 catchlynall

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 02:17 PM

I called admissions today and was told that last year's wait list for OOP was 20 people, and they went down to the 8th position. She said they don't like to make the wait list too long because they don't want to give false hope. The fact that she cited last year's wait list size and noted that they don't like to give false hope makes me think this year's wait list is probably a similar length.



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 02:42 PM

Catchlynall, did you happen to ask about the IP (NS) waitlist? I'm in the IP waitlist and have no idea about it's size/movement :(



#20 catchlynall

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 06:26 PM

Catchlynall, did you happen to ask about the IP (NS) waitlist? I'm in the IP waitlist and have no idea about it's size/movement :(

 

She said there has been no waitlist movement, but then asked me if I was OOP to clarify, then said there's been no OOP movement.

Sorry, I didn't ask specifically about IP.






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