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  1. 7 points
    Result: Accepted (Windsor Campus, 1st choice) Timestamp: 10:20 AM EST 2YGPA: ~3.9 MCAT: 520 (128/131/131/130) ECs: A bit off the beaten curve; dropped out of school to work full-time from age 15-19 to support the family by myself and worked hard to get back into school, did lots of advocacy work for people with developmental disabilities (both solo and w/ an organization I helped found), ran several after school programs (both as a facilitator and behind the scenes as a member of the advisory board), some overseas volunteering, interesting hobbies, etc. Zero research. Interview: I felt the beginning was strong but I faltered towards the end. I went against Schulich's interview advice and disclosed that I had a neurodevelopmental disability (because it was a big part of my answer to one of the questions), and the doctor on the panel did a huge double take lol. I guess I should have seen it as a positive sign of how articulate I was up to that point rather than worried about it like I did. Geography: OOP (BC) Year: Graduated BSc, 2018 I'll be accepting this offer and I'm thrilled about the opportunity. My 17-year-old high school dropout working a dead-end job self would have never seen something like this coming. Edit: Added a few ECs in case it helps anyone - I got in with no research or clinical experience, so I think that's an interesting takeaway.
  2. 5 points
    I JUST GOT IN WITH THE 20,000 SCHOLARSHIP!!!! I CANT FCKING BELIEVE IT
  3. 5 points
    Result: ACCEPTED!!!!!! Timestamp: 8:45AM GPA: 3.53 cGPA / 3.96 wGPA MCAT: 515 ECs: Diverse/Unique feel free to PM me Interviews: I had two interviews this cycle. The fact that this was my second interview really primed me for this one. I felt like the MMI was shaky but I stuck with all my answers and the panel was so friendly and supportive. I felt like I was in a movie the whole time I was at Queen's, loved talking to all the M1's Year: Graduated HBSc last year
  4. 5 points
    beepboopbot

    Official May 8 Countdown Thread

    My moms like: you want eggs? You want bread? You want rice? You want breakfast? You want water? Me: no no no no I want emails :((((((((
  5. 5 points
    ACCEPTEDD
  6. 4 points
    HOLY SHIT I GOT ACCEPTED. AFTER MY 3RD TRY AND I THOUGHT I BOMBED MY INTERVIEW
  7. 3 points
    I feel like I'm going to throw up... Result: Accepted!!!! Timestamp: 9:22 EST May 8, 2018 wGPA: 3.87 MCAT: met cutoffs ECs: (copy and pasted from invite 2018 thread) Lots of music stuff (RCM for piano at high level, played music/led a band for my youth group for 5+ years, self-taught guitar, song writing but tbh nothing really to show for it). Majored in an allied health profession in undergrad so really tried to incorporate my clinical experiences as much as I could. ZERO research...zilch...nada...nothing. Thought for sure that would make me dead on arrival (in combination with my sub-par wGPA). Had a bit of typical premed stuff - hospital volunteering, tutoring etc... Also tried to include some of my hobbies - stuff you would NEVER expect to see on a professional application lol. When I showed my app to a friend he said "Bro are you sure you want to include that?" I literally tossed them in there because (1) Yes I'm passionate about them (2) I thought there was no way I'd get interviewed so might as well show "all of me."  tl;dr - BELOW average imo (but I guess not the adcom's opinion lol) Advice to future applicants (based on my experience): Be yourself and most importantly be true to yourself. Show the adcoms the person you are, not the person you think they want you to be. Use discretion of course though lol Essays: Spent way too many days thinking about them and not enough days writing them. In the end I'd say I was moderately content with them - some more than others. Advice to future applicants(based on my experience): Be impactful and use stories. Research the school well, find out what qualities they're looking for and show how you've demonstrated those qualities through your story telling. Interview: I was fairly confident walking out, but I knew how I "felt" about it may not have any relationship to how I actually "did." Am stunned that it worked out! Overall, I'd say 3 interviews were rock solid, and 1 was moderately shaky but I think I handled myself well. Advice to future interviewers (based on my experience): It's stated on the forums everywhere but I think it makes a difference. Be a human in there and keep calm. I used PHD2MD's thread (below) to help in prep, but honestly I believe as long as you know yourself well, are prepared to see issues from both sides, and are able to "connect' with your interviewers, you are good to go. Year: Graduated undergrad in 2017 Cannot believe this. Dreams come true. I can guarantee you that I am FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR from an exceptional candidate (lower than avg wGPA, meh ECs, decent essays) and yet I landed a spot at U of T Med. I really want to drive home this point (because it is something I truly did not believe for the past 5 years): that you DO NOT have to have a 4.0 GPA, ridonkulous ECs, 10 first author pubs etc etc in order to get into U of T Med. Believe in yourself, and believe in the work you've put in. Best of luck to all future applicants. ....Holy balls I'm gonna be a doctor!!!!!!
  8. 3 points
    Vendar

    Official May 8 Countdown Thread

    GOT INTO UofT '!!!!!!!!!!! OMG
  9. 3 points
    Pharma2022

    Pharmacie 2018

    Acceptée avec 30,841 en changement de programme universitaire à UL. Aucune expérience dans le domaine pharmaceutique pour la NA, mais j’ai reçu la médaille du lieutenant gouverneur et je m’implique beaucoup alors ça prouve que ça peut faire toute la différence! Bon succès à tous.
  10. 3 points
    CocoDrill

    Pharmacie 2018

    J'ai eu mon offre aujourd'hui, CRU de 30.349, catégorie universitaire diplômé!
  11. 3 points
    Just wanted to wish you all the best of luck for tomorrow! Remember to take lots of deep breaths, and plan something later in the day to look forward to, regardless of the result. No matter what the outcome is, I have no doubt that you’re all amazing and awesome people. You’ve got this!
  12. 3 points
    UdemUdem

    Pharmacie 2018

    Honnêtement je pense que oui, jai travaillé pendant 2 ans dans une pharmacie, beaucoup de travail benevolat et plusieures bourses. Je vous souhaite tous bonne chance.. c’est présentement ma 4e année à l’université, et je vous conseille de jamais perdre l’espoir!
  13. 2 points
    2hopeful

    Queens Waitlist 2018

    So who else is frustrated and scared... being on the waitlist is not a rejection but also not an acceptance lol. So we wait some more...
  14. 2 points
    Result: accepted off waitlist May 22nd, no words can describe my joy, OMSAS and I know each other like best buds at this point. Waitlist (actually happy since rejected last year :D) Timestamp: 8:46 AM EST GPA: 3.95 MCAT: 514 ECs: diverse Geography: IP Interviews: MMI felt meh.... some decent, one I keep thinking about all the time ug lol. My panel felt great though, showed my personality and the one panelist really seemed to be interested in what I had to say. They had a ton of questions for me. Year: working I want to add: to those that got rejected, I know it sucks. It sucks a lot and it's hard to process. But do that, process it, take the time to do whatever you need to do to relax, feel better, etc. There are just SO many good people getting interviews, it's tough to get the acceptance. I think most people will lose sight at the privilege they had of receiving an interview. But do not lose hope. If you think this is the thing you want most, then recuperate your strength and your passion, channel it, and do another rocking application. Maybe you'll land an interview again, maybe you'll get waitlisted (and get in hopefully), or maybe you'll get a straight acceptance. You have a year to work on interview skills, I believe in you, so believe in yourself. Fellow Waitlisters, I hope the best for all of you. Hopefully, I will meet most of you if we get in. Hold in there, we made it a long way but the journey is NOT over yet.
  15. 2 points
    does anyone know if there has been any waitlist movement?
  16. 2 points
    Pharmaco1493

    Sciences Biopharmaceutiques

    Salut! J’ai gradué en 2016 du BSBP. Je ne peux pas te répondre pour la LA. Cependant, la charge de travail est assez élevée pour le BSBP. Le cours sbp1010 (chimie 1) n’est pas si pire que ça. L’un des plus chargé est sbp1006 qui est en autoapprentissage!
  17. 2 points
    Butterfly_

    Decision day

    Same here. UBC VFMP is my top choice and I really don’t want to move if I can help it. It’ll be so much less burden on my family. The waitlist movement is small at UBC so it’s kinda like a yes or no here, which makes me even more anxious.
  18. 2 points
    marylach

    Pharmacie 2018

    Acceptée avec 32,099 universitaire en changement de programme de UdeM. 8 ans d’expérience en pharmacie communautaire, plusieurs bourses et bénévolat.
  19. 2 points
    whyudodistome

    uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion

    Anyone in CNFS planning to reject their offer? I got waitlisted too
  20. 2 points
    Good luck brothers and sisters. May our PreMed Journey/Struggles end shortly
  21. 2 points
    beepboopbot

    Official May 8 Countdown Thread

    Same brother, same. I feel physically tired by can’t fall asleep. :’(
  22. 2 points
    Eudaimonia

    Official May 8 Countdown Thread

    Hey guys anxiety and uncertainty will be at an all time high as you experience all your post interview feelings at once this morning, especially as you see the initial notifications being rolled out. Only a couple hours to go, things will work out, sooner or later.
  23. 2 points
    LUUO

    uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion

    Friend who is CFNS has received theirs as of 1 minute ago, so I presume they’re coming out very soon!
  24. 2 points
    Accepted 6:51am English. Thanks Ottawa for sending out notifications early and getting it over with!
  25. 2 points
    Sauna

    Official May 8 Countdown Thread

    Good luck everyone I'm happy to answer any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything at all!
  26. 2 points
    meddent1234

    Pharmacie 2018

    oui bcp de chance!! la liste bouge de beaucoup !
  27. 2 points
    Good luck to everyone. Please try and get some sleep tonight. No matter the outcome, some sleep will make tomorrow a better day. If anyone receives an offer to McMaster and has questions about the program feel free to DM me. And remember that you are worth more than an admissions offer!!! Keep your heads up high.
  28. 2 points
    Aloès

    Pharmacie 2018

    J'ai oublié de dire: CRU de 30.953. Je pense avoir bien réussi le CASPer et aussi le questionnaire autobiographique. J'ai travaillé beaucoup en recherche en sciences de la santé et j'ai gagné plusieurs bourses. Il ne faut pas se décourager si vous êtes refusés; mettez des efforts pour vous bâtir un bon CV. J'ai eu le temps de terminer une maîtrise avant d'être finalement admis.
  29. 2 points
    Vanderb

    Pharmacie 2018

    Accepté!!! CRU de 35.800
  30. 2 points
    Eudaimonia

    Official May 8 Countdown Thread

    May your premed journeys end tomorrow.
  31. 2 points
    fremulon

    Official May 8 Countdown Thread

    Good luck my fellow premeds, WAKANDA FOREVER *Charges towards Section 17 of the force field*
  32. 2 points
    Eudaimonia

    Official May 8 Countdown Thread

    Haha I think you can give it a rest for now. I'm sure you trained hard enough during invitation invites season
  33. 2 points
    Nibbler

    Official May 8 Countdown Thread

    Im sitting here spamming my F5 button from now, gotta get warmed up for tomorrow
  34. 2 points
  35. 2 points
    nice

    Official May 8 Countdown Thread

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  36. 1 point
    bruh

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    Hello my fella good waitlisters, let’s hang out here and support each other in this long waiting game. My GPA is on the low end (3.92) so hopefully some magic happens here. It would be great if we all posted our GPAs once waitlist offers start rolling in to help each other get a sense of where the waitlist is! Also I have a question, when does Ottawa start the first round of waitlist offers?
  37. 1 point
    m_jacob_45

    Official May 8 Countdown Thread

    Mac outright rejects people in addition to having a waitlist. There's no good/bad waitlist distinction.
  38. 1 point
    Butterfly_

    Decision day

    I believe in you. I really hope we can be classmates in September. You are a true inspiration and I would love to meet you.
  39. 1 point
    apple_med

    Decision day

    Wow, that is some determination! Have you applied anywhere else? Maybe this is year! Keep applying and you’ll get it eventually!
  40. 1 point
    Maggie19

    CNFS waitlist

    I know two other people who got the same, so maybe there's no bad waitlist? It would be nice to know so I can move on for the summer lol
  41. 1 point
    Persephone

    Decision day

    yeah that's the convention! I am crossing my fingers hard for an offer at UBC after being waitlisted at two schools in Ontario
  42. 1 point
    I would start in the summer, study the chem and bio content then review it on weekends leading up to the DAT. I would say it is better than cramming it in right before while you are taking classes. You need to remember that you may have less time than you think depending on the workload of your classes. Typically in any given day I would study some bio or chem then do one other section practice exam (ie. study DAT relevant ecology and do RC, then the next day do DAT relevant thermodynamics and do PAT). Always do it timed, never do it leisurely because it is very much so a time-crunch exam- if you had all the time in the world it wouldn't be that difficult of an exam. Develop your exam strategy (esp for RC) and practice it well so you are prepared to do it exactly as you practiced on the day of.
  43. 1 point
    Result: ACCEPTED HAMILTON!!!!!!!! Timestamp: 8.52 am May 8th 2018 Email subject line: Offer of Admission, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University - Hamilton Campus cGPA: 3.89 MCAT: CARS 130 ECs: U of A said wasn't good enough. at most average i suppose. Interview: I got sneak peak one station was a 9/10 but 3 of them i felt shit. practiced a lot a lot. CASPER: I think it's okay? I got interviews to Ottawa too but rejected by McGill and U of A pre interview.
  44. 1 point
    I got in Mac!!!!!!!!!
  45. 1 point
    rmorelan

    Official May 8 Countdown Thread

    ha, that's how you get carpal tunnel.
  46. 1 point
    My recommendation would be to do the advance reading they assign to you so that you're not in the dark when they're churning through the content in class. That way you're familiar with it and have taught yourself most of it before you go in for an in-class review. Also then you know what questions you have in advance.
  47. 1 point
    Surely you spoke with someone who doesn't know what they're talking about. I signed for mine a few days after my admission (3 months before school starts) and had access to the funds 2-3 days later.
  48. 1 point
    crazyye

    NOSM Admission results

    Last year I got my email at 9:33am stating I was not chosen. Individuals that get accepted are normally emailed first, followed by the waitlisted individuals, followed by the unsuccessful people. The year before the email came in at 9:57am. We will all know in less than 22hours in my opinion. Here's hoping third times a charm!
  49. 1 point
    meromelo

    Nutrition ou soins infirmier

    Y'a pas de bonne ou mauvaise profession. Tout le monde sert à quelque chose dans la société. JE GÉNÉRALISE : si tu veux travailler et prendre soin des gens = soins infirmiers, si tu veux travailler et changer les habitudes alimentaires des gens = nutrition, si tu veux travailler et faire de la réhabilitation physique = va en physio. Choisit le domaine qui te passionne pour ta future carrière. Certes, c'est sûr que trouver une job en tant qu'infirmière va être surement plus facile que nutritionniste, mais si tu t'engages et tu t'impliques durant tes études et tu te bâtis un réseau de contacts, peu importe le programme que tu vas choisir, y'a moyen de trouver de l'emploi.
  50. 1 point
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