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  1. Time Stamp: 9:29 Accepted/Waitlisted/Regrets: regrets GPA: 3.9 second degree ecs: varied, nothing longer than 3/4 years Context: on the weak side, 7 year in nwo Interview: first time applying- I was shocked to receive an interview in the first place (I am sure it was shocking to many the first time). I thought it went ok, in a couple of stations I was defiantly nervous. And I know a couple I really aced. Overall, it was not strong enough to compensate for the context and ecs perhaps. For future applicants, my advice is to prepare - nothing crazy because I think it's easy to tell when one has a formula for answering questions...I could have prepared better (to learn how to use the 2 minutes wiser, to accumulate more knowledge of the health care system and other topics). Be careful it may be easy to come up with excuses why you haven't prepared, but really you just have to believe in yourself and do it. Not avoid it. This is very dissapointing because this is the first year I could apply (second degree) and it is also the last year that they calculated two separate degrees and took the higher. Now they will calculate all of you grades, and I basically have to some how battle with 4 years of really bad grades. Congratulations and best of luck H.
  2. I imagine in these very moments letters with our names are fainalized... maybe even drafts are made...all in preparation to be sent tomorrow bright and early... Excited, scared, excited... Good luck to all
  3. Up until tonight I was still doing school work.. but it is all done now and so I can focus my mental energy on other things... such as obsessing about the results! Haven't had any dreams yet, but will update. Also can't believe emails come out in less then two weeks.
  4. I agree, it seems like the wait is going by faster now- the first week was brutal... Lately I have been feeling petty optimistic, believing in the answers I gave and really imagining myself getting the acceptance email. I have of course thought of where I would be on may 9 and who I would be with (grandpa) H
  5. Wanted to wish good luck to everybody in Sudbury this weekend!! It was a very special day for me and I hope it will be for you as well! H.
  6. I am happy that this stage is done, however realizing that you cannot do anything else from now on to improve your chances is a hard to accept. trying to not go over every answer in my head, thinking that overall it went ok (who knows). I was very humbled to be around all the other interviewees, everybody I interacted with seemed to be very worthy of being there. hard to judge how I was scored...what to think really H.
  7. Thank you letting me know I am not alone In the info session they said that references have a few week or so grace. so I wouldnt worry about it to much. the reason I mentioned it was because although my tracking info says it has been delivered...it didnt show on OMSAS. so i am thinking that if OMSAS have a lot of paper to scan in it might take longer. Perhaps if the oop transcripts also need to be scanned, they might not be scanned right away.
  8. I dont know if I will give up. I do have a back up plan...however some people go various lengths to become a doctor. Some go as far as the Caribbean. I want to live in the north and will never go to the Caribbean considering the distance, the money, the length of program and the small chance of coming back/practicing here. Doing extra years to bump up my undergraduate GPA is a small sacrifice compared to that.
  9. Hello, Long time coming, but finally I will be submitting an application... Trad/Non-Trad: mid 20s (non-traditional) Degrees: entering final year of second UG (HBSc) GPA: 1st UG: 2.5 2nd UG: 3.92 (that is based on 1 year only, still one more year to go) Context: Born in a different continent, 5 years in a very small semi-rural settlement abroad. 7 years in NWO (graduated high school in NWO) Volunteer/ ECs /Employment: executive on a few student organizations, research, some work, volunteering some long term some short. overall: average I truly dont know what I will do once both of my degrees count...scary thought. this cycle is do or die...
  10. Yes, I am in the same boat..finishing this upcoming year a HBSc so hopefully there will be a chance. How do I balance 4 years of bad grades from my first undergrad? I dont know...
  11. Well, I guess a second degree will only be put to the test this up coming cycle... "NEW : This is the new method of GPA calculation that NOSM has adopted. The minimum required GPA is 3.0 on the 4.0 scale. Grades will be converted to a 4.0 scale according to the OMSAS Undergraduate Grading System Conversion Table. The GPA is calculated on all converted undergraduate course grades completed at a recognized institution as of October 1, 2016. Grades for supplementary, spring, summer, and part‑time study and distance education courses will be included in the GPA calculation. Courses reflected on the transcript as “Pass”, with no grade indicated, will not be considered in the GPA calculation. If you repeated a course and both course grades appear on your transcript, both the past grade and the repeated grade will be included in the GPA calculation. For this 2016- 2017 application cycle ONLY, NOSM admissions will calculate the GPA of applicants using both the NEW method and the Previous method and will use the higher GPA of the two for admission consideration. Please find the Previous method of GPA calculation found below: ....." Next cycles all of your grades will be counted .........
  12. Hey there, I am looking for MCAT study partner that is writing on August 22/21 or in September. I dont have a science background but I am getting the hang of things. I am really good at being quiet and talking only when we have questions or want to test each other. I am good to study anywhere... at coffee shops, school library... Moral support would be nice! private message me if you are looking for one as well Thank you
  13. I am in the same boat, mine is on August 22/21 (one of the two). I know I wont be ready...havent been able to master any of the topic yet. havent even looked in to physics... but i still want to write it, I want to push myself to study these subjects because I dont have a science background....I have only done cell biology/human biology and some chem at school but thats it. I want to push and study what I can and then try again next year...at least I will have the experience and I will be reviewing the material
  14. I dont know how unique it is to apply with an Arts degree, these days people apply with various disciplines since there are no prerequisites/required degrees. schools are moving away from required courses and more so towards academically well rounded students. having a couple of elective from different subject areas shows that you can tackle anything that comes your way which is important for the challenging road a head (which you have done because you have some bio). I wouldnt take any courses in the summer (i dont know how admissions will like that). many take the summer before to relax, work, do research or do what ever.... Medical school is designed to give you all the tools you need, so I wouldnt worry about it. not sure about the NOSM community, good luck!
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