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  1. In 2017 (48 items), I was able to get a UofT interview with around 23. This was also when they included academic history in the count (?)
  2. Feeling the same way. Compared to when I first applied in 2017, I've felt that essays have been progressively asking candidates about more challenging (and occasionally, arguably nuanced) experiences from their candidates.
  3. I missed stuff for my 2017 app in similar circumstances then added them in for 2019. It didnt seem to pose an issue.
  4. Ok I was going to be disappointed about the green instead of grey but it actually looks nice and not as dark as I was expecting with emerald green.
  5. Those ECs look good for Queens. I've seen the ABS of many other students while I was prepping for the Queens panel, and my observations were that none of us really had the traditional premed profile, but a baseline of clinically/medically related stuff with other interesting stuff on the side. As for "mentor/tutor/advocacy", these are always things you can choose to emphasize on in the activities listed. Founding a health tech conference? That could be advocacy since it can make students more aware of tech. Similarly, many leadership opportunities can also be mentorship and tutoring in their own light. Its up to you to arrange the qualities you want to show in each ABS entry. However, avoid going for very farfetched and unrealistic stretches. I'd say give Queens a shot!
  6. I think you definitely have a chance at landing an interview. Assuming the numbers stay the same as this cycle, your AQ will be in the ballpark of 30, and the minimum needed to get an interview was a total score of 51. Now, getting to 21 points in the NAQ is somewhat tricky if all you were to list was what you've written here. Perhaps look through the number of total entries you'll have to make and try to gauge how many you fill also. Its not necessarily all about the number of activities, but having more activities to write about can help to convince adcoms that you've demonstrated a greater variety of skills. There was once a very helpful post about how to write one's NAQ written back in like 2015 or 2016 December if I recall correctly that you could also use as reference. Naturally, you'd want to score as high as possible in NAQ otherwise you might be forced to rely on the post interview criteria (interviews, references, MCAT- arguably, a bigger black box) to get admitted. In any case, you should definitely give it a shot.
  7. Hi, I was wondering if anyone had their transcript progress updated recently. My transcripts were sent about 2 weeks ago (from UBC and Athabasca) and I haven't received any updates as of yet.
  8. Emerald green or grey would make my 2 years of getting rejected worth it.. actually maybe not since the 2017 one was real nice
  9. Just have one more question about FLEX! Would any of you know if it can be combined with paid research programs or awards that span the whole summer?
  10. Thanks for your last response casajayo! Would you happen to know as well whether Med students are eligible for Graduate College residences such as St Johns College?
  11. Hi, thanks for doing this! 1. When is an optimal time to purchase a stethoscope? Is there a school arranged event or sale? 2. I've heard about FLEX from friends and was curious if you knew whether or not FLEX can be done in other provinces since I was hoping to come back to Toronto after exams next summer.
  12. Result: Rejected Timestamp: May 14th, 9:00 AM GPA: 3.96 MCAT: 515 ECs: Check my past posts. Essays: Spent a good month on them and multiple revisions Interview:: Interestingly enough, I thought this was my absolute best interview and UBC was my worst. Really goes to show how little post interview impressions correlate with the actual result since I was rejected at a school where I felt my interview went as best as it could, while accepted at another in which I made very objectively spotty performances. Year: Professional Degree Year 1 Geography: IP I can't deny that this came at a great surprise to me. I was so sure that I would have this in the bag after getting my UBC offer (since that interview was quite bad), but in the end, I guess you never really know. A bit sad that I have to be away from family and old friends for another 4 years, but happy that I don't have to make the difficult call of choosing between my Vancouver friends and Toronto. I won't weigh this on my mind too much since I can always come back for electives, residency and summer opportunities. Furthermore, I know many great interviewees who could easily outperform me in any interview and were rejected or waitlisted across many Ontario schools. Its incredibly astounding how competitive OMSAS has become and I hold only the utmost respect and admiration for those who were admitted. Congratulations!
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