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#1 rural_roots

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 03:16 PM

Hi fellow waitlisters.  It is I, rural_roots, five-time legend of the waitlist.  Well it has been a tough morning of disappointment and a few tears, but ultimately my rational mind is telling me there is still hope and I need to try my very best to stay positive.  
 
I looked at my post from the waitlist support thread last year and the points I made still apply now and to all of us, so I have pasted them here:
 
1. Not knowing where I am on this waitlist means that there is still hope.  Hell, I could be #1 for all I know.  Therefore, DO NOT GIVE UP HOPE.
 
2. Not knowing where I am on this waitlist means I am incredibly dependent on premed101 for any information that can be at all helpful.  Therefore, Waitlist thread CREATED.
 
3. Waitlisters, and in particular LURKERS on here who have never posted on premed101 and have been waitlisted:  WELCOME! PLEASE POST!
 
Hang in there everybody.  I'm going to try and go for a swim and sauna today as those things make me happy.  I think time away from all of this even for a couple hours is going to be helpful.
 
RR
 
 
 

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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

-Winston Churchill

 

2012-2013:

Applied: NOSM, Mac

Interviewed: NOSM

Rank Waitlisted: NOSM #72

 

2013-2014:

Applied: NOSM, Mac

Interviewed: NOSM

Rank Waitlisted: NOSM #50

 

2014-2015:

Applied: NOSM

Interviewed: NOSM

Rank Waitlisted: NOSM #34

 

2015-2016:

Applied: NOSM, Mac, Queens

Interviewed: NOSM

Rank Waitlisted: NOSM (Rankings unreleased)

 

2016-2017:

Applied: NOSM, Mac

Interviewed: NOSM

Rank Waitlisted: NOSM


#2 underpressure

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:28 PM

In the accepted/waitlisted/rejected there's one person who has turned down their seat. So, one down and an unknown amount of purgatory to go...


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2016-2017 cycle

Applied: NOSM
Interview: NOSM

Waitlist: NOSM


#3 bornandraised

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:23 AM

Hey, guys!

 

I'm surprised at how little communication there is on the forum this year. Given point #2, I figured I would give you some information that might be helpful. So far there have been 26 students who have introduced themselves in the Facebook group. No one has mentioned anything about being accepted off the waitlist, but I will post here if that changes. 

 

It seems that there are a few forum-posters that have received multiple acceptances and I've heard of other friend-of-a-friends who received multiple offers as well. I hope this means the waitlist will start moving soon. I know multiple people on the waitlist this year and if I get wind of any acceptances, this is the first place I'll post  :)

 

I'm thinking of you guys! Hang in there... it is certainly not over yet.


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2013-2014:

Applied: NOSM, Mac, Ottawa, U of T, Queens, Western

Interviewed: None

 

2014-2015:

Applied: NOSM, Mac, Ottawa

Interviewed: NOSM

 

2015-2016:

Applied: NOSM, Mac, Ottawa

Interviewed: NOSM

 

2016-2017:

Applied: NOSM, Mac

Interviewed: NOSM

 

 

 

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#4 bealsmh

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 12:43 PM

Thanks for the info!!

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 02:06 PM

I was holding my breath for May 23rd as my first opportunity to move off the waitlist. That's how I read the letter anyway, that I shouldn't expect anything until May 23rd. Perhaps I could hear sooner?!


2016-2017 cycle

Applied: NOSM
Interview: NOSM

Waitlist: NOSM


#6 bornandraised

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 02:09 PM

I'm quite certain you could hear sooner. I'm under the impression that if one person declines their offer, someone on the waitlist is notified shortly after. If you look at the waitlist thread from last year, people started receiving acceptances off the waitlist a few days after first round offers. 


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2013-2014:

Applied: NOSM, Mac, Ottawa, U of T, Queens, Western

Interviewed: None

 

2014-2015:

Applied: NOSM, Mac, Ottawa

Interviewed: NOSM

 

2015-2016:

Applied: NOSM, Mac, Ottawa

Interviewed: NOSM

 

2016-2017:

Applied: NOSM, Mac

Interviewed: NOSM

 

 

 

Northern Ontario School of Medicine - Class of 2021


#7 underpressure

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 02:20 PM

I'm quite certain you could hear sooner. I'm under the impression that if one person declines their offer, someone on the waitlist is notified shortly after. If you look at the waitlist thread from last year, people started receiving acceptances off the waitlist a few days after first round offers. 

There goes all the Zen I had! Exciting! 


2016-2017 cycle

Applied: NOSM
Interview: NOSM

Waitlist: NOSM


#8 bornandraised

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 02:27 PM

Sorry, I didn't mean to ruin your Zen  :(


2013-2014:

Applied: NOSM, Mac, Ottawa, U of T, Queens, Western

Interviewed: None

 

2014-2015:

Applied: NOSM, Mac, Ottawa

Interviewed: NOSM

 

2015-2016:

Applied: NOSM, Mac, Ottawa

Interviewed: NOSM

 

2016-2017:

Applied: NOSM, Mac

Interviewed: NOSM

 

 

 

Northern Ontario School of Medicine - Class of 2021


#9 underpressure

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 02:42 PM

Not to worry! I replaced it with frantic excitement, that's pretty much the same thing  ;)


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2016-2017 cycle

Applied: NOSM
Interview: NOSM

Waitlist: NOSM


#10 rural_roots

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 04:20 PM

I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for you all.  Many of you have reached out to me over the past application cycle but over the past week in particular.

 

I have been trying to steer away from premed101 the past few days as I try and get my head right.  I will be completely honest with you: although I try and post positive things for all of our benefit, I am still a human being and have had some pretty rock bottom moments over the past few days.  

 

Your kind messages of support really do help.  Thank you for continually motivating me to try my very hardest to remain hopeful and positive. It would be an honour to attend NOSM alongside you.

 

RR


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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

-Winston Churchill

 

2012-2013:

Applied: NOSM, Mac

Interviewed: NOSM

Rank Waitlisted: NOSM #72

 

2013-2014:

Applied: NOSM, Mac

Interviewed: NOSM

Rank Waitlisted: NOSM #50

 

2014-2015:

Applied: NOSM

Interviewed: NOSM

Rank Waitlisted: NOSM #34

 

2015-2016:

Applied: NOSM, Mac, Queens

Interviewed: NOSM

Rank Waitlisted: NOSM (Rankings unreleased)

 

2016-2017:

Applied: NOSM, Mac

Interviewed: NOSM

Rank Waitlisted: NOSM


#11 All_Canadian

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 02:39 PM

It took almost 16 days for me to find out I was accepted off the waitlist. Try and be patient as you never know when that time will come.


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#12 immuno_goblin

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 05:23 PM

Hello! First time waitlister here.....

 

....this sucks, a lot. 

 

HOWEVER, we should take the time this weekend to reflect on the fact that we were top 105 out of 2089 applicants. That means we were top 5%! Go us  :P I know this means less without an actual offer of admission but I know many people who either did not get interviews, or did not get wait listed. Let's keep the hope alive!

 

Happy Saturday! 


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#13 medzhopeful16

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 06:04 PM

I will also be rejecting my offer to accept at another school. Good luck everyone :)


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#14 bealsmh

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 07:31 PM

Thanks everyone for updates!
I am also a first time waitlister and like many of you driving myself crazy waiting.
I wish they still gave rankings!!!

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 02:51 PM

Hi all,

 

So far one person on the Facebook group has been accepted off the waitlist. Hang in there all! I know it takes a bit longer as well as they have to sort out those who want to transfer to the opposite campus


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2015-2016

Applied: NOSM

Interviewed: NOSM

Ranked Waitlisted: NOSM (Rankings not released) 

 

2016-2017

Applied: NOSM

Interview: NOSM

Accepted: NOSM


#16 bealsmh

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 04:00 PM

Hi all,

So far one person on the Facebook group has been accepted off the waitlist. Hang in there all! I know it takes a bit longer as well as they have to sort out those who want to transfer to the opposite campus


Did that person indicate if they were the first position off the waitlist or were they not told?
Thanks :)

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 06:51 PM

Hi all,

 

So far one person on the Facebook group has been accepted off the waitlist. Hang in there all! I know it takes a bit longer as well as they have to sort out those who want to transfer to the opposite campus

 

Woo! Movement! Good luck everyone!  ^_^


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#18 bornandraised

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:12 PM

Did that person indicate if they were the first position off the waitlist or were they not told?
Thanks :)


I don't believe that information is given. This person in particular didn't mention anything about waitlist position; however, they did mention that they were assigned to the west campus but are hoping to be transferred to the east.

2013-2014:

Applied: NOSM, Mac, Ottawa, U of T, Queens, Western

Interviewed: None

 

2014-2015:

Applied: NOSM, Mac, Ottawa

Interviewed: NOSM

 

2015-2016:

Applied: NOSM, Mac, Ottawa

Interviewed: NOSM

 

2016-2017:

Applied: NOSM, Mac

Interviewed: NOSM

 

 

 

Northern Ontario School of Medicine - Class of 2021


#19 bealsmh

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:38 PM

Thanks!!

Sorry for all the questions, trying to plan life in purgatory 😂

#20 bornandraised

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:48 PM

Thanks!!
Sorry for all the questions, trying to plan life in purgatory


No problem! I can imagine... I'm happy to help in any way I can
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2013-2014:

Applied: NOSM, Mac, Ottawa, U of T, Queens, Western

Interviewed: None

 

2014-2015:

Applied: NOSM, Mac, Ottawa

Interviewed: NOSM

 

2015-2016:

Applied: NOSM, Mac, Ottawa

Interviewed: NOSM

 

2016-2017:

Applied: NOSM, Mac

Interviewed: NOSM

 

 

 

Northern Ontario School of Medicine - Class of 2021





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