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  1. 9 points
    Just talked to them and confirmed there will still be one more wave next week
  2. 8 points
    Good morning friends, welcome to doomsday
  3. 5 points
    The ambiguity of this process is killing me. I have had to decide if I will be switching into the thesis stream of my masters, instead of the course based that I was in because i have not heard back yet. If I do get an interview and get accepted ill likely have to beg for a deferral and likely pass it up because UofT cannot figure out a better way to do this. My friend with a 123 chem/phys got rejected on Monday. It does not take a genius to get a computer to send automatic rejections for those candidates.
  4. 5 points
    Filling this out late, but I know everyone is anxious and the wait is horrendous so wanted to share my stats for other's future use. Time stamp: March 18th 2019 1:28 pm Interview date: April 7th, 2019 Result: Interview (MD) Year: Graduated MSc, IP wGPA: 3.8ish MCAT: 128,127,128,127 ECs: A lot of volunteering: palliative care, hospitals (adult and children), executive or founder in a variety of clubs, small public health initiatives, peer support and advising (which is my love), grunt work in clinical research. Research: 1 co-first authorship (shared with 3 other people), 2 2nd author pubs, 1 3rd author publication, 1 poster presentation. Essays: honest and heartfelt but also ensured that it matches the UofT clusters. Only interview. Rejected pre-interview: Queens, UBC, Dalhousie, Newfoundland, Ottawa. Been rejected post-interview from UofT two times before. I know the struggle is hard guys, but hopefully it will pay off in the long-run.
  5. 4 points
    Answer as of March 22: Waitlisted pre-interview [April 3 Invited to the interview!!!!] Programs where you applied: medicine, optometry and pharmacy  R Score (cegep): global is 35.3 (Vanier) Your feeling about the Casper test: I had a good feeling and I think I performed well considering my lower than average r score for people invited to interviews (looking at last years’ stats)  Extracurriculars, a quick overview of your CV: lifeguard, swimming instructor, volunteering at the hospital, tutor, etc A bit disappointed but at least I didn’t get refused right away! I keep my fingers crossed
  6. 4 points
    MDWilliams

    Proof of Citizenship

    Try to keep busy everyone! Hit the gym (healthy heart = healthy mind), focus on upcoming midterms, or finish your MSc. before July 30th (where I am at)! You are all awesome, keep calm and carry on!
  7. 3 points
    He explicitly said invite wave early next week, the 2 week thing is more something they try to do but it's not like a law or something
  8. 2 points
    Answer as of March 22: Waitlisted Programs where you applied: Med-P + math/physiology (+ med opto pharm @ francos) R Score (cegep): 36.3 (33.7 first semester but here I am) Your feeling about the Casper test: ehh, did not do very well, I was really not concentrated at the several last questions (was sick and had a huge migraine episode but it's not like I could've pushed back my casper) Extracurriculars, a quick overview of your CV: tutoring, volunteering as a teacher assistant, air cadets, summer jobs, etc. but nothing special (did not do hospital volunteering) fingers crossed but at this rate I think a rejection is under way, however in the slim chance I get invited (highly improbable) I'll probs mess up my interview and get rejected post-interview anyway
  9. 1 point
    Megs

    OT McMaster Interviews

    Hey everyone, I got an email saying that I’ve been waitlisted for an interview. Just thought this could be a place to see who else got put in a wait list position, if there’s been any movement in the wait list line, those who were successful in getting an interview etc. I got the email on Monday that I was waitlisted. I feel like there won’t be many positions available for movement in the waitlist, as most people will likely decide to attend their interviews since there aren’t many other schools who would have sent out acceptances/rejections yet. Anyone else have any other ideas on how waitlisted applicants are selected to be given an interview?
  10. 1 point
    This is a lottery where Lady Luck plays an important role at every stage, same for residency spots. This is our real world where you need to be flexible, adjust to the reality, take some hard knocks, or go for another profession, however, liuck plays an important role everywhere. You do your best and learn that what you don’t control has to play out it’s hand, and the chips fall where they may. You do the best you can with the cards you are dealt.
  11. 1 point
    You canNOT have a feeling of entitlement no matter how well you believe you have done compared the pool of similar applicants in any given cycle. No reason to be angry. The motto is if you don’t succeed at first, try, try again. what appears to be a blow can be a benefit in disguise. By doing your undergrad and having more life experiences, you will mature, gain perspective, learn humility, which is required of physicians, and become a better applicant. Moreover, you are not in a position to judge the pool of applicants this cycle. I was not ready after Cégep, matured so much in the next 3 years, improved my learning skills, became an independent, self-reflective learner and was ready for medicine then. And although difficult to fathom, a few years more in a 40-50 year career will not negatively affect your future career. If you are seeking advice of an excellent prep for Med in undergrad, send me a PM.
  12. 1 point
    Except for non-trad.
  13. 1 point
    Could it be last year? There were 639 interviewees as opposed to 600. https://applymd.utoronto.ca/admission-stats
  14. 1 point
    did anyone here interview for mcgill dent as well?
  15. 1 point
    Thank you so much for the update bulwreck!
  16. 1 point
    I just called the Admissions Office and they confirmed that results will come out on Monday (March 25) "during the day".
  17. 1 point
    Literally. Has anyone heard back in regards to a regret today? Maybe there's still some hope. If all invitations have been given out for April 7th, then they would've notified all of us shortly after.... but there seems to be a significant lag in notifications right now.... so perhaps there are still more slots for April 7th.
  18. 1 point
    bhaggy

    UofT 2019 Application Discussion Thread

    this is painful....
  19. 1 point
  20. 1 point
    Elgar

    Physiothérapie 2019

    Ils sortent toujours une première batch un peu random fin février début mars, mais beaucoup de monde vont laisser tomber leur offre quand les réponses des doctorats de premier cycle vont être sortie (en mai environ). L'an passé j'étais 10e sur la LA avec ~34.6.
  21. 1 point
    Congratulations!! Thank you for letting us know! There’s a thread set up for MedP invites if you want you could post there too to let your peers know decisions are coming out
  22. 1 point
  23. 1 point
    I don’t think this is a silly thread at all... I remember reading a similar one a few weeks before we got our results a couple years ago, too! I had taken the day off work and planned to sleep in until 10:00 so I wasn’t checking my email every 2 minutes. Of course, I wasn’t able to sleep well, and I kept waking up every half hour or so. I woke up at 7:00 and had no emails, so I went back to sleep and woke up again around 7:30. My emails had just come in, and I found out that I was accepted. I think I was pretty shocked and whispered “oh my gosh”, lol. My SO was still asleep and wasn’t answering the phone, so I went downstairs and told my parents. They were ecstatic and had me call my grandparents and aunt and uncle. Then I got through to my SO, and texted my friend. Everyone was thrilled It was a great day!
  24. 1 point
    TopChef

    cours de kinesiologie

    Nop Kinésiologie reste dans la catégorie non-connexe. Si vous avez complété un grade universitaire de premier cycle jugé globalement équivalent à l’année préparatoire par le Comité d'admission, vous pourriez être admis directement en première année du Doctorat en médecine. Ces programmes de l'Université de Montréal sont jugés globalement équivalents à l'année préparatoire : Baccalauréat en biochimie et médecine moléculaire Baccalauréat en ergothérapie Baccalauréat en nutrition Baccalauréat en physiothérapie Baccalauréat en sciences biologiques (sauf l’orientation Biodiversité, écologie et évolution) Baccalauréat en sciences biomédicales Baccalauréat en sciences biopharmaceutiques Baccalauréat en neurosciences Baccalauréat en microbiologie et immunologie Doctorat en médecine dentaire Doctorat (ou Baccalauréat) en pharmacie Doctorat en médecine vétérinaire Doctorat en optométrie
  25. 1 point
    Pharmed2008

    cours de kinesiologie

    S'il est rendu en faculté de medecine mtn, il est tu consideré comme un bac CONNEXE ?? si quelqu'un pourrait me répondre la-dessus svp, Merci !
  26. 1 point
    Syd20

    OT McMaster Interviews

    I got the waitlist email on Monday as well! Just like everyone, I feel like it's a long shot, but all we can do is wait. Best of luck to everyone!
  27. 1 point
    Post-MMI, your CV is not taken into account. Your MMI and basic sciences are though.
  28. 1 point
    I have a 3.21/4 which is an 80 and I placed 260/290 for prerequisite score ( rankings gotten after interview) and it lowered me 53 points, my ranking after the interview was 103 and went down to 156 due to prerequisites so I would say aim for above so a 3.6/4 or above 90 for prerequisites, because the prerequisites significantly bring down your overall score after the interview, so it means if you have 80 or below 80 you have to be in the top 30 of all 240-300 people that even if the prerequisites lower you by 50 ish points you make the 79 accepted cutt off. Your EC might help you out in this case however I do not know how mcgill takes it into account.
  29. 1 point
    mgn04

    OT McMaster Interviews

    Hi, also waitlisted. I received waitlist spot on Monday the 18th at 11:30am western time.
  30. 1 point
    Did anyone interview for both med and dent???
  31. 1 point
    Bambi

    Deferrals

    If accepted, you may simply want to forget about your graduate program.
  32. 1 point
    LittleDaisy

    CaRMS 2019- secound iteration

    How would the IMGs work for the program for +6 months before matching? My understanding is that they will function as a CC3 or CC4 but still need direct supervision by a resident or staff physician? I think that the Canadian government should have done more to protect CMGs matching into residency. The general public has limited understanding of how our health care system works and always blames the government for not taking IMGs or accrediting IMG physicians trained abroad, and constantly sees our rigorous selection of IMG as preventing more doctors working and taking on new patients. How could they when they couldn't find jobs for new CMG grads, or they don't have enough funding for OR or endoscope suites? If the public understands that how much they invest into a CMG's medical school training, how rigorous our selection process is, and yet we still fail to match a lot of our CMGs, they will perhaps understand that the true problem is the distribution of work force and lack of health care funding. TLDR: We definitely should advocate for CMGs matching into residency, without a residency spot, the M.D title is useless. Matching in subsequent rounds and next year seems to be more difficult. I am surprised that the provincial government has not added more CMG residency spots, when they know that it has become an important problem.
  33. 1 point
    hfar

    OT McMaster Interviews

    I'm waitlisted as well. I think it'll just be a waiting game since they don't disclose your position on the waitlist. Goodluck! Hope we all get a shot.
  34. 1 point
    Waiting on that wave like
  35. 1 point
    Neurophiliac

    Proof of Citizenship

    Same here... early May is going to be teerrrrrible... We all should try to enjoy the calm before the storm while it lasts
  36. 1 point
    medschover30

    OT McMaster Interviews

    I'm also waitlisted. Someone on another thread mentioned they've received an invite from the waitlist so I guess there's some movement already. Just like you I'm feeling like its a long shot to get an interview from the waitlist but I'm really hoping to get lucky! Good Luck!!
  37. 1 point
    Why remove the entire interview invites thread because of a handful of posts that went off topic/people asking for clarification on an II post? Not only are you depriving future students of information regarding timing of invites/GPAs associated with invites/ECs and the like, but also that this is one of the final weeks that people are waiting to hear back so anxiety is high during a time when people just want information. It's tasteless. Every other school II thread has posts that deviate from the original purpose but they aren't shut down completely.
  38. 1 point
    Cmon90

    Physiothérapie 2019

    Je ne sais pas encore. Mais j’ai 3.5/4.3 en droit pour te donner une idée.
  39. 1 point
    SOSmed

    cours de kinesiologie

    C'est vrai, je suis en kinésiologie, et puisque le programme fait partie de la faculté de médecine, les étudiants n'ont plus le droit d'enlever des cours. Vous aurez donc 5 cours à faire pour la première session, dont un qui est très difficile, selon moi, appelé « apprentissage moteur », mais cela dépend d'une personne à l'autre. Bonne chance!!
  40. 1 point
    While I wouldn't go so far as to say the interview has no weight, I believe that there is a common perception (likely not unwarranted) that anyone can be personable, enthusiastic and present oneself as a congenial team player for 20 min, but this may or may not correlate to their actual performance once in the program. Therefore, more weight is placed on other parts of the application such as elective performance, references, and CV. This approach is more practical than political in basis IMO. Having made it through medical school admissions already, most people interview pretty well at this point in their careers, and are difficult to distinguish based on a limited interaction (unless they are exceptionally charming, or do something to turn the interviewers off).
  41. 1 point
    TopChef

    Liste de CRU/GPA/L.A.

    Ca serait bien d'y ajouter aussi ; la place sur la liste d'attente s'il y a lieu ainsi que "Convoqué ou Non-Convoqué" pour les mem pour ceux qui appliquent en MD.
  42. 1 point
    samsam1994

    Liste de CRU/GPA/L.A.

    Informations de l'année dernière: Programme d'étude (et université si autre que UdeM): Sciences biomédicales (ULaval) Nombre de crédits cumulés: 98 crédits (bacc complété) Cote R: Non applicable puisque bacc terminé GPA: 4,01/4,33 CRU: 34.945 (Montréal), 36.09 (Sherbrooke) et 33.7 (Laval) Programme auquel vous avez appliqué et avez été refusé: Médecine Convoquée pour les MEMs dans la première vague à Montréal, Sherbrooke et Laval. Résultats des MEMs: 67% à Montréal et 511 pour Laval et Sherbrooke Montréal: Refus Sherbrooke: Liste d'attente position 140 Laval: Liste d'attente position 137
  43. 1 point
    Status: Accepted! IP applicant - second time applying. Timestamp: 10:31 AM GPA: undergrad 3.8, masters 4.0 MCAT: 509 Excited to meet everyone
  44. 1 point
    Very true. That said, most of outpatients peads still is fairly common and bread butter things that most family docs could manage just fine. It's the fact that they couldn't spend the hour with the patient due to lack of billing codes.
  45. 1 point
    apple94

    Western Post-interview Score

    We only know it was 50% interview, 25% GPA, and 25% MCAT a decade ago. Hope that helps.
  46. 1 point
    Butterfly_

    Venting about GPA conversion

    I doubt a 0.01 point drop will make any impact on your future aspirations. Don’t be so hard on yourself. 3.96 is a stellar GPA. Go reward yourself and have some fun
  47. 1 point
    Coming from a current medial student, you learn a lot about the health system that your school is in. Sure its possible to come back but its more complicated than if you were already in Canada. If you're applying for a residency in Canada there is no advantage to Mayo over UBC, and at UBC you will have an easier time doing electives in Canada and networking (residency directors are more likely to recognise the person writing your reference letter a UBC than at mayo). And you don't have to study for the USMLE which arguably isn't the best use of your time in terms of learning medicine in general, if you're not going to go to the US for residency or fellowship. It's not BAD, its just a little more difficul/complicated to learn outside of the country you want to pracice in. In any case the saved tutuion by far outweighs any of these factors.
  48. 1 point
    Real Beef

    Is It Worth It At 30?

    I haven't read through all the replies as I am studying my first MS3 exam. I am 36 years old, 3rd year med, have a 4 month old child and loving my choice of leaving my 6 figure income to come back to medical school. Why? - Because life in general is boring ... same day in and day out crap. You get into your 30's and you ask "Is this all there is to life? wake up, do your thing, go sleep, repeat" ... I wasn't challenged by my career as an allied health professional, didn't feel respected and although I was making decent money I was pushing 60 hrs to just crack that 6 figures. So I wanted to liven up my life, do something exciting like following my dream of being an emerg doc. - Ive already enjoyed my 20's ... partied, had fun and can now concentrate on school. For those who started med school when you were 23 and 24 and missed out on your 20's ... I feel sorry for you. Especially since as a medical student you have professional expectations of behaviour. I enjoyed being an @ss, immature and so on in my 20's ... got that out of the way. - Less able to study in your 30's? nah thats not true, you just have to get back into a routine and get back good study habits. I don't care about the minute details like some of my anal 20 something classmates but thats not cuz I am less intelligent just that I realize that knowing that 'Gene 257z variant C' does this will make no difference in my clinical practice that I dont bother trying to remember stupid crap some of my younger colleagues break their backs trying to memorize. - Even if you start earning independent practitioner salaries/wages at 40 - 45 years of age you will be ahead financially if you stayed in a middle income situation, so the argument of years lost in income doesn't hold much weight unless you choose to do a 5 yr residency plus 2+ years of fellowship then you are starting to cut into your more limited years of income (20-25 years of practice). That is all .... if you don't do medicine in your 30's what really is your option? can't go back in time .... either this lifetime or never. Beef
  49. 0 points
    Wave of rejections or interviews!?! Wouldnt they have to give interviews today since it marks 2 weeks till April 7th?
  50. 0 points
    invites are out so rejections are coming!!
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