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  1. 2 points
    Eudaimonia

    March 25

    I think they were Tuesday to Friday. Reminder that it's completely normal to feel confused, dissatisfied, uncertain, and/or discouraged about a station. There is no correlation in how someone feels about their performance and their actual score. Good luck to all of you
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    pour les collegiens, impossible Pour les universitaire, il y avait juste une personnequi a eu sa réponse en février, tous les autres l'ont eu en mai (ou en avril, jsuis plus trop sur)
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    I don't usually post my stats anymore since they've basically remained the same from my posts 2 years ago. I'll make an exception in this time just because of how -relatively- little data usually gets contributed here. TIME STAMP: Feb 21 2019, 11:17 EST Interview Date: March 30 Result: Interview (MD) cGPA: 3.96 (by rounding) MCAT: Passed cutoffs ECs: Filled up all 32 items this year, but I've had an interview back when I had 21/48 items. Diverse and met each of UofT's clusters quite well. Essays: Spent at least 1.5 months on them, at least 400 hours. Was it overkill? To be honest, probably. I'm not a bad writer by any means, but when it comes to pieces with word limits, I believe in the importance of articulating each idea as succulently and artistically as possible. My grades did suffer but I wanted to write essays that could stand strong among a diverse audience of readers (which is to be reasonably expected of) and leave myself without regret. All of the topics strongly resonated with my experiences and I had a lot to share. If anything, future readers should find this observation helpful: having exchanged essay reviewing with some of my friends, I've come to realize that there isn't a single, uniform writing style that really makes the magic happen. Some of my friends briefly addressed the question within a single few sentences, then built their entire essays on how their experiences met the four clusters. Personally, I dedicated almost half my word count towards giving a thorough answer/solution before briefly sharing some personal experiences. We all got an interview. Year: Graduated UG Geography: OOP Two years ago, I did horribly on my interview. I knew my application wasn't strong: I had a weak reference, few extracurriculars and ultimately, couldn't hold up to applicants with an amazing wealth of experience behind them. I was invited during the final week and suspected that I had only marginally scraped into getting an interview. I convinced myself that the odds weren't in my favour and let myself fall. Last year I didn't take my essays as seriously enough and got rejected March 16th. Firstly, the topics just didn't click with my experiences. Secondly, seeing that I already had been previously been invited, I grew extremely over-confident and complacent in my writing. I got no interviews from any school during this year. Each interview is a privilege. Each year, med schools get more and more amazing applications, either from those who have come back strong after a previous rejection, or new talented applicants. Perhaps I'm just on this site too often, but getting accepted 4th year doesn't seem as common as it once was. In any case, I'm extremely grateful to have another chance of making things right.
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    Time Stamp: 10:02am on January 30Result: InviteGPA: 3.56MCAT: 515 (127 CARS)Current Degree: 4th year undergraduateGeography (IP/OOP): IPExtracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): Consistent employment during university (I've been a full-time student and have worked to support myself all the way through, sometimes full-time as well - explains a good chunk of the low GPA), long-term volunteering at a home for seniors with dementia, serving on the executive board of my program's club for undergraduates, some hobbies (I included crochet, travel and foreign language study in my application), overcoming significant adversity on my path to medical school - wrote about this very candidly in my application.CASPer: I was kind of dreading it and didn't prepare at all, but I felt really good about it afterwards and actually found it fun. First time posting and first time applying, but I've been a long-time lurker. Overall, I am completely shocked to have received an invite. My references and/or CASPer must have been strong, because my application really doesn't strike me as one that would stand out in any way. I only applied to the U of A and Calgary for medicine, and also applied to a bunch of grad schools... I honestly thought an interview invite was so unlikely that I didn't even budget it into my plans after submitting my applications. Also, the nature of the aforementioned adversity was such that my application was a total shot in the dark. So for those of you with less-than-perfect GPAs and circumstances, don't lose hope!
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    Result: Invite GPA: 3.4 MCAT: 509, 128 CARS Current Degree: UG complete 2016 Geography (IP/OOP): IP Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): Non traditional applicant, alot of diverse work experience in the trades following high school, and worked long hours operating heavy equipment during summers to pay for school holding positions providing alot of leadership experience. Volunteer research work, long term youth group and rehabilitation  volunteering, minor awards. Casper: second time doing Casper, felt confident with my answers afterwards.
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