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#1 helicase

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 01:25 PM

So what did we all think??

 

Definitely left feeling good.. now the doubts are starting to creep in. It will be a long month!


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Applied: UBC (IP), Queens

Interviewed: Queens

Accepted: 

 

"He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it."


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 01:49 PM

Definitely thought I could have done better on MMI, I feel like there were many things I could have said and my arguments could have been more succinct. Also, I likely missed the point in 1 station lol.



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 01:59 PM

Definitely thought I could have done better on MMI, I feel like there were many things I could have said and my arguments could have been more succinct. Also, I likely missed the point in 1 station lol.

 

 my thoughts exactly.


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#4 RichardDegrasseSagan

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 02:07 PM

Found it to be quite challenging!

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 02:17 PM

Yeah the MMI I wish I had some stronger arguments for but it seems to be a common feeling amongst my group and what I am seeing here. Panel felt pretty good. But sadly how we feel means nothing, we will see come May xD. Wish us all the best of luck.


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  :D 2nd degree plus retook the MCAT, it'll be worth it in the end. 

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."

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Interviews 2016/17: Queens :D


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 02:26 PM

Found it to be quite challenging!

 

moreso than last year?


2016/2017 Cycle:

 

Applied: UBC (IP), Queens

Interviewed: Queens

Accepted: 

 

"He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it."


#7 IMislove

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 02:43 PM

moreso than last year?

 

One of the med students thought so, take that as you will. I myself don't know because I wasn't there last year.


  :D 2nd degree plus retook the MCAT, it'll be worth it in the end. 

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."

-Colin Powell

 

Interviews 2016/17: Queens :D


#8 RichardDegrasseSagan

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 07:54 PM

Yeah. It was.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:22 PM

I had fun at both the panel and the MMI!

 

I came in really nervous because this was my first real MMI and I wasn't able to practice much for the past 1-2 weeks. For some stupid reason I took 3 scoops of pre-workout and I was pretty much SUPER HYPED for the entire day lmao - If anyone was in my MMI group, I was the dude high fiving everyone LOOOL :lol:  I actually ended up going on a walk by the lake and I think that helped to clear my head and get focused before I went over to the interview, making me less nervous.  

 

The clinical skills workshops were hella fun as well. I think overall it was a very enjoyable experience and I had a lot of fun  :) I feel confident but like we already know - that doesn't really matter lol


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 01:07 PM

i was a nervous wreck for a good portion of it - does anyone know how queens generally takes this?  any current med students/premeds been through this and got in/rejected/waitlisted?



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 01:39 PM

i was a nervous wreck for a good portion of it - does anyone know how queens generally takes this?  any current med students/premeds been through this and got in/rejected/waitlisted?

 

I interviewed on the 25th and I was nervous for the first couple stations too. Overall, the MMI portion was unexpected for me and threw me off a bit. The panel was very friendly.


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Interviews: Queen's, UofT


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 02:29 PM

I had fun at both the panel and the MMI!

 

I came in really nervous because this was my first real MMI and I wasn't able to practice much for the past 1-2 weeks. For some stupid reason I took 3 scoops of pre-workout and I was pretty much SUPER HYPED for the entire day lmao - If anyone was in my MMI group, I was the dude high fiving everyone LOOOL :lol:  I actually ended up going on a walk by the lake and I think that helped to clear my head and get focused before I went over to the interview, making me less nervous.  

 

The clinical skills workshops were hella fun as well. I think overall it was a very enjoyable experience and I had a lot of fun  :) I feel confident but like we already know - that doesn't really matter lol

Were you expecting to have to deadlift as a part of the interview????  :huh:


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Applied. Interviewed. No dice!

 

2016-2017

Applied: So many places

Pre-Interview Rejections: NOSM, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Dal, McGill, Most USMD

Interviews offered: Mac, Toronto, Ottawa, Queens, UBC, Calgary, Memorial, Western +2 USMD(PM me for details)

Accepted:

 


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 03:47 PM

I feel like the format didn't give enough time to fully carry out the scenario, I was often cut-off from making my last point. The panel interview was a lot of fun though, I was apprehensive of getting a stone faced interviewer, but it ended up being a pretty great conversation (but the next month and a half is probably still going to make me question everything I said, and especially what I didn't say...)



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 04:44 PM

Were you expecting to have to deadlift as a part of the interview????  :huh:

I'm such a drug addict lmao. My caffeine tolerance has become so high that I need 1-2 scoops to be at "normal" level. I plan on going cold turkey this summer lol

 

A deadlift station would be hilarious aha! Could you imagine reading the prompt?

 

 

A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine found that medical students worldwide are increasingly skipping leg day. The future of the medical profession rests upon the amelioration of this pandemic. Upon entering the room, please perform deadlifts until failure.

 

Do not interact with the evaluators, as they will be criticizing your form. A second year medical student will be available should you require a spot, simply yell out: “spot, spot, spot!”.

 

Note: regardless of whether you require a spot, it’s all you bro.


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#15 anon5678

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 05:44 PM

the format threw me off pretty bad. i very rarely have had awkward silence in other mmis, but for this one it happened a lot



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 06:11 PM

the format threw me off pretty bad. i very rarely have had awkward silence in other mmis, but for this one it happened a lot

Did the interviewers make small talk with you during the silence?


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Interviews: Queen's, UofT


#17 gangliocytoma

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 04:03 PM

Did the interviewers make small talk with you during the silence?

 

 They did with me



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 06:22 PM

Definitely thought I could have done better on MMI, I feel like there were many things I could have said and my arguments could have been more succinct. Also, I likely missed the point in 1 station lol.

 

I also feel that I missed the point at one of the stations but hoping that I made up for some of the damage near the last few minutes. I thought I had understood the prompt going in but when I was actually in there for the prompt, it felt like I was on a wrong direction. I'm worried that this might've really affected the overall rating of my MMI.  

Has anyone experienced something similar but had a positive outcome regardless? 



#19 gangliocytoma

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 06:28 PM

I also feel that I missed the point at one of the stations but hoping that I made up for some of the damage near the last few minutes. I thought I had understood the prompt going in but when I was actually in there for the prompt, it felt like I was on a wrong direction. I'm worried that this might've really affected the overall rating of my MMI.  

Has anyone experienced something similar but had a positive outcome regardless? 

 

The general rule seems to be that 1 bad station won't break your MMI, but who knows



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 07:59 PM

I'll think sharing this might ease some concerns.

 

At the video screening, one of the first year med students said 'if you don't feel good about your interview, don't worry - 60% of our class felt like that'. And after talking to one of the first year med students who was running the Clinical Skills workshop, she said that after her interview, she cried all the way home in the car because she felt so terrible about it.

 

Don't worry if you feel bad about your interview - apparently it's normal and not indicative of how you actually did. Just cruise the accepted/waitlisted thread and you'll see there is very little rhyme or reason to it --- or, at least that's what I keep trying to tell myself. :lol:


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