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    aekic got a reaction from EM4me in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted off waitlist - 11:41am (Jun. 1)
    2yGPA: 3.95
    MCAT: 13/10/14
    ECs: Work in a research lab (1 semester), cancer centre within a hospital (2 summers), orientation week leader and student society executive, co-authorship on one paper published, volunteering at a hospital for 3 years, shadowing a family doctor
    Interview: Queen's was my first and I think my best one. MMI went well though I thought some answers could have been better (afterwards), I felt that the panel was relaxed and easy-going.
    Year: UG 4th year
     
    Excited to be coming to Queen's! Loved Kingston when I went for the interview and the current students were awesome!
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    aekic got a reaction from criston in For Them Waitlisters   
    I've withdrawn myself from the waitlist at Mac! Good luck to you all!
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    aekic got a reaction from jfdes in For Them Waitlisters   
    I've withdrawn myself from the waitlist at Mac! Good luck to you all!
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    aekic got a reaction from AHSTemp in Potential Waitlist Movement   
    Accepted off the waitlist June 1st 11:41am. I'll be accepting.
     
    Holy crap!!!! Aahhh!
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    aekic got a reaction from fastrunningfish in Potential Waitlist Movement   
    Accepted off the waitlist June 1st 11:41am. I'll be accepting.
     
    Holy crap!!!! Aahhh!
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    aekic reacted to helloworldqwerty in The Most Unfair Undergraduate Program   
    Woah, so much hate towards QuARMS and Mac Health Sci on here...
     
    I'm actually headed to Queen's this Fall for QuARMS but I can understand where some of the viewpoints and frustration is coming from. Premed competition nowadays is so cut-throat and intense... it's really unbelievable. A few people pointed out that all the high school students chosen for QuARMS probably come from wealthy families, connections, etc. I can't speak for the other people that are in the program, both current and future, but I certainly don't fit into this "stereotype". My family gets by, but we're by no means well-off (that 1-bedroom apartment rental life... yay), nor do we have any insane connections (no doctors in the family or anything, so...) I guess what I'm trying to say is don't be so quick to judge.   I will admit though, that there seemed to be many more private school kids at the interview than public. And a lot more females than males.
     
    The 10 of us are still human-beings, and no, we might not have gotten into med school in 3-4 years time after we face the pressures of undergrad, but I also don't think it's fair to assume that we relaxed in high school. (What is sleep... ) Bottom line, sure we might have gotten lucky with essentially a "guarantee" of med school right out of high school, but if we slack off now, we'll pay for it sooner or later. Life doesn't just stop after you get into med school; the goal is to be practicing doctors, which requires lifelong learning and commitment, and regardless if someone has an easier path into med school, we're all headed in the same direction and are all going to have to learn the same lessons at one point or another.
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    aekic got a reaction from bearpuppy in Uoft Interview Invites/regrets 2016   
    TIME STAMP: 3:55pm March 24, 2016 

    Result: Invite

    wGPA: 3.97

    MCAT: 13/10/14

    ECs: Work in a research lab (1 semester), cancer centre within a hospital (2 summers), orientation week leader and student society executive, co-authorship on one paper published, volunteering at a hospital for 3 years, shadowing a family doctor

    Essays: I put a lot of effort into them. The most amount of time in my application was spent on these. Reviewed several times by many people. Hit all the CanMEDS competencies that I could.

    Year: 4th year undergraduate

    Geography: IP

     

    Feeling great! Good to finally have an overall idea of my interview schedule.

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    aekic got a reaction from scaredofthedark in Any Disadvantage To Submitting Application Last Minute?   
    I just submitted my application today (yay!), and one thing I think you should note is that OMSAS needs to receive your payment by the deadline in order for the application to be considered valid. Specifically, this is what it says on my application now, since I chose to pay by online banking:
    Payment InformationThe OUAC must receive payment by the stated deadline or your application will be invalid. Online Banking (Canadian banks and credit unions only). Normally takes 1-3 business days.
     
     
    So, just a thought. If you plan to use online banking to pay, I don't know if it would be processed in time... There is a credit card option as well, not sure if it would be faster.
     
    Hope that helps!
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