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    marauder4life reacted to oh atoms in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    (I echo cake girl's sentiments) 
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    marauder4life reacted to mr.smith in Oop Admission Statistics Trend   
    Hi guys, 
     
    What are my chances of getting an interview and also getting in after if i get one? 
     
    here are my stats: 
    GPA: 91% 
    MCAT: PS 12/ VR 07/ BS 12
    Non-academic qualities: Lots of research (one publication, one in review, one in preparation), acting in different plays, volunteer experience for different things, two or three awards in university, 2-3 employment 
     
    I am just worried that my 7 in verbal will hold me back...what do you guys think? :/ 
     
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    marauder4life reacted to StayHappy in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    And this is why I am sometimes paranoid of sharing my information on here. Geez. To the poster who has those stats (6 VR), I am rooting for you. I hope you get in, I really do. Someone with those accomplishments should be able to get past a simple low score on one section of a standardized test. A lot of premeds are just .... no words to describe
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    marauder4life got a reaction from fightoffyourdemons in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    https://utmedadmissions.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/interview-quick-facts-for-2015/#comments
     
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    marauder4life reacted to SpencerV in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    Me and a few friends got March 7th invites today so there seems to be some being sent out still!
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    marauder4life reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo in 2015 Post Interview Discussion   
    @Calla, I would say those statistics are not something that you should worry about too much. I highly doubt any Canadian school, including UofT, would discriminate against candidates based on gender. You stand just as good as a chance as any male candidate. All the best!
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    marauder4life reacted to pablo_yike in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    They didn't look into it, but confirmed that they did receive all my documents and OMSAS confirmed that they were stamped with the correct date.  Thanks for checking in.
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    marauder4life reacted to amichel in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    My fave

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    marauder4life got a reaction from MartinA in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    Did they figure out your reference letter matter? 
     
     
    ps. did anyone hear from uoft today? It seems like they might be done sending invites for the march weekend  
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    marauder4life reacted to thsc in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    Same here. Just received an invite for March 7. 
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    marauder4life reacted to CloudNine in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    Hey. Just received an invite at 9:21 pm for march 7th. I was not a reschedule. Good luck everyone!
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    marauder4life reacted to centurion20 in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    Thanks for the update Oryx! If anyone else has received an interview for March 7th, please let us know (and if possible, indicate if it's due to a re-scheduled interview).
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    marauder4life reacted to Oryx in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    Just received a March 7th invite (as admissions indicated they would send me one). Best luck to those of you waiting!
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    marauder4life reacted to Leon in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    Having watched a friend go through AMCAS this cycle, I guarantee that process can be even worse than this. He submitted a primary application in early July, wrote dozens of essays for 15 schools and submitted all of that before August, got interview notifications Dec to Feb, sometimes with only 1 week notice, booked flights (sometimes $400+) for each school, and then the interview to final decision time period ranged anywhere from 1-2 months. Sometimes they put you on hold and don't even tell you that you have been processed but placed on a waitlist until the very end of the cycle. And for one of the schools, after the interview, the interviewer presents his interviewee's file to a committee of 25 people and has to basically advocate why his interviewee should get a spot. Then all 25 people read the file before coming to a decision.
     
    I was frustrated with UofT's process when I applied but each school in ON works differently. People complain about Western's cut offs all the time. People complain about CASPer. People complain about SWOMen. I think most applicants to UT get about 2 weeks notice which is fair if everyone gets roughly the same amount of time. If you are serious about medicine, start preparing for an interview ahead of time. This is probably the easiest "waiting" in your medical career- the waiting involved with CaRMS etc is way worse as you are so busy clinically. Yes, flights and last minute accomodation is expensive but there is only so much that can be done. I guarantee, there are SO many people involved in this process and everyone is a volunteer- they take time out of their schedule to review applications. As an applicant, you are entitled to a fair evaluation of your application- it is not reasonable to dictate the terms by which the school does that. I, for one, am grateful for the holistic approach the school takes and am glad it doesn't just employ hard cut offs and 150 char descriptions to assess if you are a fit for the career. 
     
    I told my friend to anticipate US interviews and work for the $$$. He did, and had several thousand dollars saved up in case of interviews. If you're applying, familiarize yourself with the process and prepare for it the best you can- the school is not out to get you. They really are trying their best to select the best candidates. With over 3000 applications for 259 seats I can't even imagine the logistical nightmare this must be. Even after removing applications that don't meet cut offs, there are still thousands of applications to review- and if we say, eg 2500 people make it to that stage, then that's 17,500 essays. And I think (not sure) that multiple people assess the files to ensure fairness. So let's double to triple that.
     
    It takes time. 
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    marauder4life reacted to Oryx in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    Yup, of course! Hope this alleviates stress for some people.
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    marauder4life got a reaction from TryingForOntario in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    Thanks for posting! Could you please let us know when you get the email?
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    marauder4life got a reaction from coldpizzahotsriracha in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    Thanks for posting! Could you please let us know when you get the email?
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    marauder4life got a reaction from MartinA in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    Thanks for posting! Could you please let us know when you get the email?
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    marauder4life got a reaction from centurion20 in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    Thanks for posting! Could you please let us know when you get the email?
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    marauder4life reacted to Oryx in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    I can confirm that March 7th interviews has not been sent out yet, which is VERY STRANGE. I had to reschedule my Feb. 22nd interview for March 7th due to a conflict, and the admissions specifically stated that I will also get another email when the March 7th emails are sent. So far - nothing in the mailbox.
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    marauder4life reacted to centurion20 in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    That's exactly what they said last time and the only emails they sent out over the week were due to cancellations by previously scheduled interviewees. Using the last invite batch as an exemplary model, it's likely that most, if not all, seats are filled for March 7/8 and they will only release more invites if someone cancels/reschedules. This is all speculation, I hope I'm wrong haha.
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    marauder4life reacted to Fleming in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    Have a friend who just received an invite for the March interview weekend. It's happening.
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    marauder4life reacted to robclem21 in Uoft Interview Invites/regrets 2015   
    TIME STAMP: Phone Call (Cancellation)
    Interview Date: Feb. 22nd
    Result: Invitation
    wGPA: 3.91
    MCAT: 13/9/11
    ECs: Lots of research (from grad school), volunteering with local sports organizations and with various clubs during my masters, research and fitness employment.
    Essays: Felt good about them. Lots of personal experiences and tons of revisions. Spent about 2 months writing/editing.
    Year: MSc Completed
    Geography : IP
     
    Wish I had more than 4 days to prepare for this, but what can you do... I am torn between overly excited and freaking out right now at the short notice. At least I am local.
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    marauder4life got a reaction from IMislove in Uoft Interview Discussion 2015   
    From what I remember from last year, invitations were being sent out even after some rejections had been out. 
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    marauder4life reacted to PurpleS in Post-Interview Weighing?   
    Do you think they'll tell us how much the interview is weighed if we called/emailed?
     
    Edit: I asked the UT Admissions blog and I got this response back:
     
    "Hi Calla – thanks for your question. We do not publish our admissions weighting scale in terms of file review vs. interview (or anything further). Unfortunately I am not able to answer this question for you, other than to say that all components of your application are important in terms of our Admissions Committee’s decision making process."
     
    Looks like we'll be forever speculating, haha.
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