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  1. Have you attempted to apply to Maritime schools being from NB? You're stats are certainly competitive and demonstrate that you can succeed at rigorous studies. I had been applying since 2010 as well, and got in on my 4th try. Do not give up if you truly feel like this is what you want.
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    OOP Wait List Scores

    Hey jbeelen, No, I don't know! Memorial has released their decision letters, so I am assuming there will be a little bit of movement soon. However, I think the majority of the movement for this waitlist will occur once Ontario schools release their decisions.
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    OOP Wait List Scores

    I'm not sure what you mean. The NB campus is typically only for NB residents; the NB seats that were in Halifax were moved when the new campus opened. 30 seats are allocated here. Because of the empty seats this round, Dal will be filling the positions with OOP students. I don't know the official reasons, but I am assuming that they are going with OOP because there tends to be more OOP waitlisted in "reserve" compared to in province applicants, and Nova Scotia/PEI students go to the Halifax campus.
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    OOP Wait List Scores

    From what I can tell, they are waiting!
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    OOP Wait List Scores

    Hey, Current Med 1 here. So, without giving too many details, the number of NB applicants eligible for interviewing this round was low. Meaning that, the number of NB applicants interviewed was close to the number of seats available (30). Remember, all in-province applicants that meet the GPA, MCAT, and Casper requirements are automatically interviewed. Speculation that with the introduction of the casper, the number of eligible applicants decreased. Dal is not going to fill the NB seats with NB students that did not meet the acceptable application score for this round. Meaning that there are empty seats in NB. These seats will be filled with OOP; the Nova Scotia campus has done this in the past by increasing OOP acceptances, so NB is doing the same. Hope this helps!
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    Date Speculation?

    Just to give you some insight......tomorrow is Residency Match Day for the 4th year med students. I realize that results are released via CaRMS, but I have a feeling that the school would not send out acceptances the same day as match day. Fingers crossed I am wrong though!!
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    Do I qualify as an IP?

    I would contact the admissions office to make sure what status you would have. Where were you living prior to high school in NS? It seems that, according to their guidelines, you could be considered in province, but I think it would be crucial to hear it directly from them. If so, then you have proof that they said you are in province.
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    Interview Selection??

    Good to know! I wasn't sure if that was the case, but it makes more sense. So, someone who meets (or is above) the minimums for OOP and has a strong connection essay could potentially have a stronger pre-interview application than someone with extremely high GPA/MCAT and no connection.
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    Interview Selection??

    It appears to be that way according to the 2016 Admissions Review Committee Report. GPA/MCAT, as stated in the report, are used as screening tools when it comes to deciding interviews. I am not speaking on behalf of the admissions committee; I am just using past experience and what the website states. You could imagine that the interview process would be nearly impossible if every Canadian applicant who met the minimum requirements were to receive an interview. I guess I am curious, what about it astonishes you?
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    Interview Selection??

    No, The image you posted states that the Non-Maritime applicants are held to a higher threshold, which means that, even if you meet the minimum, you are not guaranteed an interview. What that threshold may be is the mystery; however, I would think that it depends on the statistics of the non-maritime applicant pool. The supplemental is part of the overall scoring, not a factor for the interview in either maritime or non-maritime applicants.
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    Dal Online

    I wouldn't worry about it! If you look back further in the forums, this happens every year. Pretty sure they are just in the middle of assessing the applications and, in the past, the system down time has related to that. But, if you are really worried about it you can always contact the admissions office for clarification.
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    Invite timing?

    Last year the invites went out on October 20th. I'm not sure if the inclusion of the Casper will impact that; however, I'd guess it will be late October.
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    MUN Application: Essays

    Hey, Although I will not be attending MUN, I was accepted this past cycle and I believe that these essays give you a great opportunity to express yourself in a unique way. I would suggest taking time to reflect on your desire to become a physician, write these thoughts down, and begin to formulate a response. With the first question, I did not over emphasize becoming a physician; that is why the second question is asked. Look at the the CanMed Framework for qualities that schools look for in students/future physicians and attempt to apply/demonstrate those in your everyday life and the activities you've worked so hard at. The other two questions are fairly straight forward, but they are short. So, be concise and direct with your essays. Also, be honest and be yourself; if you think something sounds chessy/weird it doesn't matter stick with your gut. From past experience, MUN likes diversity and people with a unique outlook. You want to be memorable, so unique/different is good.
  14. Accepted!! NB Applicant. Will be declining offer.
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