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  1. I remember him saying that 55 people did their undergrad at Western (not 55% of the total class). That doesn't necessarily make them SWOMEN though. I don't believe any actual stats were given out during his O-Week presentation, unless I missed that part.
  2. I was just reading up on pasts posts about the scholarships and someone said that if you're being considered they will contact you for more information...can you verify this? Were you contacted for more information?
  3. I'm fairly certain we don't need to line up as medstudents. I believe our bus passes will be delivered to us in our mailboxes.
  4. I feel relatively certain that in least in terms of getting an interview, they don't look at your ABS or references. Basically, if you meet their minimum cut-offs (you can look up the past couple years cut-offs, they will likely stay in the region of those), you get an interview.
  5. I was told that successful applicants will be emailed in mid to late August - this is likely for the students who applied for the later deadline.
  6. Just found this here: https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/admissions/medicine/financialassistance So, not to be a downer...but I believe tuition is more than 14k? Anyways, I believe for myself, I will getting a line of credit. Banks (I have heard) are generally very happy to give you large loans (upwards for 200k) with no need for a cosigner/collateral. I also applied for a bursary (although late) so hopefully will get that but might not, especially since I submitted late... I suppose what you're worried about is borrowing that sort of money and not being able to pay it back - I'm not really sure how to ease your worry at all with that. I guess it's a risk you have to decide if you can take? Do you feel like you have legitimate reasons to worry right now about having to withdraw? If not, I'd say it's a fairly safe bet.
  7. Rejected. cGPA: 3.67 MCAT: 12 verbal (12/12/12) MMI: Didn't feel great! Screwed up a couple stations (at least) definitely. Timestamp: 8:10 a.m.
  8. Accepted!!!! Timestamp: 9:13 a.m. Unspecified campus SWOMEN 2 yr GPA: 3.85 (3.84 and 3.86) MCAT: 36Q (12/12/12) Extracurriculars: volunteer research, ESL, international student programs, hospital guide, intramural dodgeball Interview: Felt like it went really poorly! I actually went home and cried afterwards. So you never know! Hoping to get Main campus - does anyone know how this gets decided or why its unspecified currently? I have accepted the offer :)
  9. Hi everyone, I've obviously missed the deadline for this bursary, but I was wondering how everyone found out about it in the first place? Is there anything else I could apply for? I had thought they'd send out an email about scholarships or bursaries like other schools did. Shoot. I really do have financial need...
  10. Regrets Time Stamp: 1:56pm PDT, from Leslie Taylor Year: 4 Status: IO wGPA: 3.84 MCAT: 36R (12/12/12) ECs - intramural sports, ESL, international student work, hospital volunteering Essays - Not great, felt okay.
  11. Thank you thank you thank you! That takes a lot of stress off my plate. Should I still bring the report cards?
  12. Okay thanks! I'm trying to get everything I can ready. This is such a bad way to start the interview off...I feel like an idiot.
  13. I somehow didn't see the part of the email requiring a high school transcript for the interview if SWOMEN. As such, I don't have one ready for my interview tomorrow at 11 a.m. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to obtain one before then or what to do at all??? Thank you! Having a panic attack here... I would make the cutoffs without SWOMEN status.
  14. I live in London, so no problem for that interview. I have a car as well so will be driving to Hamilton for the Mac interview. As for reading week, I will be working at least 20 hours plus about 15 hours in the lab, so honestly won't have any more time than a regular week. It's true they will be different styles though. I assume though that a lot of the material to review (healthcare system, ethics etc.) will overlap. Thank you for the input! I need to decide soon.
  15. Hello everyone! So I'm trying to decide how to rank preferences for UWO. The interview days are March 2, 3 or April 6, 7. I have my McMaster interview on April 6th. The problem with March interview dates are that on March 2nd, I'm supposed to be doing a mandatory training session for my work...I have be given permission to miss it, but they're fairly unhappy with me. Also, I will have 3 midterms the week before that weekend. Would it be a bad idea to just do the 2 interviews in the April weekend? That way I'd have more time to prepare (March 2/3 is really only a few weeks away!) and would only need to prepare for the 2 interviews once. Does this sound like a terrible idea? Should I just try to do the March 2nd interview and April 6th interview dates? Any opinion would be appreciated!
  16. Result: invite! GPA: 3.85 (best 2) MCAT: 12/12/12Q Swomen: yes
  17. Just got an invite! I have MCAT 12/12/12 Q though I am SWOMEN. Best 2 years: 3.85 Also, the email said: Minimum GPA: 3.7 Minimum MCAT: BS 10 PS 9 V 11 Q
  18. Result: Rejection. cGPA: 3.66 wPGA: 3.85 MCAT (PS, VR, BS, WS): 12, 12, 12, Q (36R) ECs: Intramurals, volunteer ESL teaching - promoted to an internship later, 2 summer research, lab volunteering, hospital volunteering etc Year: 4th
  19. I don't really understand how they look at GPA. I know they look at cGPA and then if it doesn't make cutoffs, your last 2 years. Does this mean they will try to fill up as many spots as they can with cGPA cutoffs, then when those interviews are filled, go to the 2 year cutoff? So basically I'm not sure how good my chances of an interview are. My MCAT was 36Q, but cGPA is crap (3.66). Last two years though would be 3.85. I think my ECs are pretty good too. Any thoughts? I guess I will just see tomorrow.
  20. What exactly do you mean by batch emails? And how exactly were they not batch emails? EDIT: Nevermind! I posted before seeing the post above me, understand now.
  21. Invite/Rejection: Invitation! Email with 1:13 p.m. timestamp. Eeeeee! cGPA: 3.67 VR Score: 12 How you felt the CASPER went: Fine, nothing special. In province or out of province: IP Current year: 4th
  22. Hello everyone! I was wondering how often verifiers are actually contacted and if it is a good sign? I was thinking that you were definitely rejected they wouldn't bother, so getting contacted must be their possibly interested? Does anyone know whether that may be true or not? Also, when do schools usually start contacting verifiers? I've applied to Mac, Queens, Toronto and Western. Do they actually contact people usually? I know Mac doesn't, but the other 3?
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