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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from Doctorofmydreams in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Hey what is the wording for the wait list? Does each tier get the:

    "Although you were not ranked to receive an offer at this time, it was recommended that your name be placed on our Wait List. Any offer that is not accepted will be filled by an individual from the Wait List."; and its what"s after that sentence that determines the tier?

    I am guessing the "in recent years, applicants in your position on the wait list have received an offer of admission." is the high tier? 'Cause if so I went for the low last year to the high this year.
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from luciferase in What's On Your Mind?   
    I submitted my OMSAS app with the greatest filling, cause this is the first time I actually know I have a shot in Ontario.
     
    Like. I feel good.
     
    But even then I worry, I worry about things I really -can't- control (UWO raising a certain cut-off >.> Don't you do it UWO, I tried too hard for this! I'M COMING TO YOU, UWO.)
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from Looktoabove in Someone Who Improved On Cars   
    Practive VR/CAR passages everyday. No need to do like a full length CARS section early in your studies, but start off with two. 

    In the beginning, unless you feel comfortable enough, go without timing yourself and focus on what you are reading. 

    One thing I found that helps is that right after each paragraph, do a quick half a second summary in your head of what you just read. Do not relate it, or try to formulate, the main theme. Just "This paragraph said XYZ". That helped me map out the passage for myself.

    At the end of the passage, then take a second to reflect on the over-arching theme, or message, or motif. 

    During questions, don't look back to the passage (or at least, try not to). Instead of looking for the "right" answer, look for the "wrong" answers and knock them out. CARS, I found, was much more of taking out the obviously wrong answers first, rather than just marking the right answer.

    When you review your questions during practice, do not go to the answers just yet. Go over the passage again, and look at your choices. Make sure you understand what YOUR reason was for both what you considered the wrong answer and what you considered the right answer. Then look at the actual answers and see where you reasoning lies.

     
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from rupchatt in I Just Want Someone To Talk To   
    Hey everyone.
     
    Thanks for the replies. They mean a lot.
     
    It sucks this has happened to me. it's my second time applying, I applied last cycle with a 31mcat. I actually got I USDO acceptance, but was denied loans from TD and cibc, so I deferred. I still don't think i could afford it, or put that stress on my family (you have front your own money too as the loan wont cover it completely) it sucks that I had a chance, but no money. And now I failed at a chance here.
     
    I work two jobs. This retail job and a job with a youth group home. I want to try to replace my retail with another residental home Job.
     
    When I told my mom how hard it is to get a job, to get into medical school, she said "everything is hard for you, isn't it"
     
    Sigh, I don't really know what to do. It's only been a day, but still. I want to sleep in my car to tonight. I really do not want to go home after work.
     
    Ugh
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from Altemoc in I Just Want Someone To Talk To   
    Hey everyone.
     
    Thanks for the replies. They mean a lot.
     
    It sucks this has happened to me. it's my second time applying, I applied last cycle with a 31mcat. I actually got I USDO acceptance, but was denied loans from TD and cibc, so I deferred. I still don't think i could afford it, or put that stress on my family (you have front your own money too as the loan wont cover it completely) it sucks that I had a chance, but no money. And now I failed at a chance here.
     
    I work two jobs. This retail job and a job with a youth group home. I want to try to replace my retail with another residental home Job.
     
    When I told my mom how hard it is to get a job, to get into medical school, she said "everything is hard for you, isn't it"
     
    Sigh, I don't really know what to do. It's only been a day, but still. I want to sleep in my car to tonight. I really do not want to go home after work.
     
    Ugh
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from milie.08 in Post Interview Discussion   
    With all the jokes a d stuff going on, I am still concerned on what I am gonna do if I do t get in...
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from Sauna in Post Interview Discussion   
    With all the jokes a d stuff going on, I am still concerned on what I am gonna do if I do t get in...
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from SunAndMoon in Post Interview Discussion   
    With all the jokes a d stuff going on, I am still concerned on what I am gonna do if I do t get in...
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from applicant111 in Post Interview Discussion   
    With all the jokes a d stuff going on, I am still concerned on what I am gonna do if I do t get in...
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from 011235813 in Post Interview Discussion   
    If I don't get in I'm committing sudoko.
     
     
    That's right. I'm moving to Japan and commiting my life to the pursuit of Sudoko, even though I probably suck at sudoko.
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    LFOHarmonics reacted to LFOHarmonics in Post Interview Discussion   
    If I don't get in I'm committing sudoko.
     
     
    That's right. I'm moving to Japan and commiting my life to the pursuit of Sudoko, even though I probably suck at sudoko.
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from Ozymandias in Post Interview Discussion   
    I feel you...
     
    I graduated 2 years ago and out extended family has already hit my family with "oh is he not in school yet? (This was after the 2015 cycle) Oh I thought he'd be in by now. Why isn't he in? I thought he wanted to go to medical school..."
     
    Pretty shitty. Also I don't think I can afford the American school I deferred at (because of finances...). So... Double whammy lol
     
    Must stay hopeful!
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from aray623 in Post Interview Discussion   
    I feel you...
     
    I graduated 2 years ago and out extended family has already hit my family with "oh is he not in school yet? (This was after the 2015 cycle) Oh I thought he'd be in by now. Why isn't he in? I thought he wanted to go to medical school..."
     
    Pretty shitty. Also I don't think I can afford the American school I deferred at (because of finances...). So... Double whammy lol
     
    Must stay hopeful!
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from cookacola in Post Interview Discussion   
    I feel you...
     
    I graduated 2 years ago and out extended family has already hit my family with "oh is he not in school yet? (This was after the 2015 cycle) Oh I thought he'd be in by now. Why isn't he in? I thought he wanted to go to medical school..."
     
    Pretty shitty. Also I don't think I can afford the American school I deferred at (because of finances...). So... Double whammy lol
     
    Must stay hopeful!
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from SunAndMoon in Post Interview Discussion   
    I feel you...
     
    I graduated 2 years ago and out extended family has already hit my family with "oh is he not in school yet? (This was after the 2015 cycle) Oh I thought he'd be in by now. Why isn't he in? I thought he wanted to go to medical school..."
     
    Pretty shitty. Also I don't think I can afford the American school I deferred at (because of finances...). So... Double whammy lol
     
    Must stay hopeful!
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    LFOHarmonics reacted to Maverick in What's On Your Mind?   
    I really hurt a person I love, the guilt, shame and regret is all that is ever on my mind. I really do hate myself for being a curious, self-destructive prick. All I can do is never repeat the bad choices I made ever again but how I wish life gave us second chances.
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from aray623 in Post Interview Discussion   
    I have been self doubting and second guessing myself all day today.

    I was at work. It does not help that my job, a retail one, is very repetitive in what one does (or at least in what I had to do today) - so my mind was fixed on running through yesterday.

    Could have said that better, should have included this, wow did I articulate that well enough? Seriously, 8 straight hours of me criticizing myself.

    I really shouldn't. I know I shouldn't. Heh, when I was talking to a MS-1 that day after interviews (for any MS-1 that reads this, you guys are truly welcoming and warm, and I really appreciate that), he told me I am probably going to be a much harsher critic of myself than any of my interviewers are...

    It's hard not to, though. UWO is my dream school, and is the only school I was granted an interview at. Second time trying. Had to give up a US acceptance last cycle due to money. It's hard not to over analyze every little detail.

    At the end, it will be a long month. I hope I get an offer, or a good WL position. 

    I love the school, and I love the students and faculty this school brings.

    Really, I hope I can be a part of that.

    On a positive, I really took time at the end of my interview to get to know each of my interviewers. Or, well, I tried. So hopefully that looks good.
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from Acceptmenextcyclehowbowdah in Someone Who Improved On Cars   
    Practive VR/CAR passages everyday. No need to do like a full length CARS section early in your studies, but start off with two. 

    In the beginning, unless you feel comfortable enough, go without timing yourself and focus on what you are reading. 

    One thing I found that helps is that right after each paragraph, do a quick half a second summary in your head of what you just read. Do not relate it, or try to formulate, the main theme. Just "This paragraph said XYZ". That helped me map out the passage for myself.

    At the end of the passage, then take a second to reflect on the over-arching theme, or message, or motif. 

    During questions, don't look back to the passage (or at least, try not to). Instead of looking for the "right" answer, look for the "wrong" answers and knock them out. CARS, I found, was much more of taking out the obviously wrong answers first, rather than just marking the right answer.

    When you review your questions during practice, do not go to the answers just yet. Go over the passage again, and look at your choices. Make sure you understand what YOUR reason was for both what you considered the wrong answer and what you considered the right answer. Then look at the actual answers and see where you reasoning lies.

     
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from twotimes in Someone Who Improved On Cars   
    Practive VR/CAR passages everyday. No need to do like a full length CARS section early in your studies, but start off with two. 

    In the beginning, unless you feel comfortable enough, go without timing yourself and focus on what you are reading. 

    One thing I found that helps is that right after each paragraph, do a quick half a second summary in your head of what you just read. Do not relate it, or try to formulate, the main theme. Just "This paragraph said XYZ". That helped me map out the passage for myself.

    At the end of the passage, then take a second to reflect on the over-arching theme, or message, or motif. 

    During questions, don't look back to the passage (or at least, try not to). Instead of looking for the "right" answer, look for the "wrong" answers and knock them out. CARS, I found, was much more of taking out the obviously wrong answers first, rather than just marking the right answer.

    When you review your questions during practice, do not go to the answers just yet. Go over the passage again, and look at your choices. Make sure you understand what YOUR reason was for both what you considered the wrong answer and what you considered the right answer. Then look at the actual answers and see where you reasoning lies.

     
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from cookacola in I Feel Like I Am Super Average...   
    Hey ya'll

    So I am super stoked this year to get an interview at UWO. Second time applying, first time I had a subpar MCAT, no dice...

    However, with the interview date looming, I am getting nervous and stressed yet again for something I have never really experienced.

    It does not help that I also applied to Queens, but was rejected. I understand that Queens is a blackbox, but they do look over your ABS beforehand. I feel like I am just this super average, not extraordinary applicant. 
    Looking around this forum and I see this ECs and character descriptions of people, and they are amazing. Like, competitive sports, research awards and grants, NSERC up the whazoo, president of 50+ clubs (ok that is exaggerating on my part...).  I remember a month ago or so on CBC there was an interview with this Olympic athlete that won gold, and is now going to med school. 

    And I am sitting over here with working retail after grad because a BSc in Bio only won't get you much. Like, damn man.


    I don't know. I am just feeling.... Inadequate when I read so many character posts here. I have EC's... But like, I don't have much, if any research (does your Honour's thesis even count as research?). I don't have a competitive sport. I haven't TA'd before. I haven't climbed Mt. Everest (I think SDN is leaking into my brain).

    I need to calm down. 
     
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from zaxop in I Feel Like I Am Super Average...   
    Hey ya'll

    So I am super stoked this year to get an interview at UWO. Second time applying, first time I had a subpar MCAT, no dice...

    However, with the interview date looming, I am getting nervous and stressed yet again for something I have never really experienced.

    It does not help that I also applied to Queens, but was rejected. I understand that Queens is a blackbox, but they do look over your ABS beforehand. I feel like I am just this super average, not extraordinary applicant. 
    Looking around this forum and I see this ECs and character descriptions of people, and they are amazing. Like, competitive sports, research awards and grants, NSERC up the whazoo, president of 50+ clubs (ok that is exaggerating on my part...).  I remember a month ago or so on CBC there was an interview with this Olympic athlete that won gold, and is now going to med school. 

    And I am sitting over here with working retail after grad because a BSc in Bio only won't get you much. Like, damn man.


    I don't know. I am just feeling.... Inadequate when I read so many character posts here. I have EC's... But like, I don't have much, if any research (does your Honour's thesis even count as research?). I don't have a competitive sport. I haven't TA'd before. I haven't climbed Mt. Everest (I think SDN is leaking into my brain).

    I need to calm down. 
     
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from PeterPatting in I Feel Like I Am Super Average...   
    Hey ya'll

    So I am super stoked this year to get an interview at UWO. Second time applying, first time I had a subpar MCAT, no dice...

    However, with the interview date looming, I am getting nervous and stressed yet again for something I have never really experienced.

    It does not help that I also applied to Queens, but was rejected. I understand that Queens is a blackbox, but they do look over your ABS beforehand. I feel like I am just this super average, not extraordinary applicant. 
    Looking around this forum and I see this ECs and character descriptions of people, and they are amazing. Like, competitive sports, research awards and grants, NSERC up the whazoo, president of 50+ clubs (ok that is exaggerating on my part...).  I remember a month ago or so on CBC there was an interview with this Olympic athlete that won gold, and is now going to med school. 

    And I am sitting over here with working retail after grad because a BSc in Bio only won't get you much. Like, damn man.


    I don't know. I am just feeling.... Inadequate when I read so many character posts here. I have EC's... But like, I don't have much, if any research (does your Honour's thesis even count as research?). I don't have a competitive sport. I haven't TA'd before. I haven't climbed Mt. Everest (I think SDN is leaking into my brain).

    I need to calm down. 
     
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from ThugLyfe in I Feel Like I Am Super Average...   
    Hey ya'll

    So I am super stoked this year to get an interview at UWO. Second time applying, first time I had a subpar MCAT, no dice...

    However, with the interview date looming, I am getting nervous and stressed yet again for something I have never really experienced.

    It does not help that I also applied to Queens, but was rejected. I understand that Queens is a blackbox, but they do look over your ABS beforehand. I feel like I am just this super average, not extraordinary applicant. 
    Looking around this forum and I see this ECs and character descriptions of people, and they are amazing. Like, competitive sports, research awards and grants, NSERC up the whazoo, president of 50+ clubs (ok that is exaggerating on my part...).  I remember a month ago or so on CBC there was an interview with this Olympic athlete that won gold, and is now going to med school. 

    And I am sitting over here with working retail after grad because a BSc in Bio only won't get you much. Like, damn man.


    I don't know. I am just feeling.... Inadequate when I read so many character posts here. I have EC's... But like, I don't have much, if any research (does your Honour's thesis even count as research?). I don't have a competitive sport. I haven't TA'd before. I haven't climbed Mt. Everest (I think SDN is leaking into my brain).

    I need to calm down. 
     
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from Canadian_Med_Dream in Invite Emails?   
    PPLLEEASSEE GIVE ME A CHANCE, QUEENS.

    PLEASE.

    515 after three tries PLEASE
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    LFOHarmonics got a reaction from 011235813 in Interview Invite Email / Letter   
    I reeallllyy hope Bio does not raise o 129. 

    PLEASE UWO.

    I LUV U.

    I will bring all Adcoms cookies if I get a chance here
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