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  1. Hey for anyone lucky enough to get accepted or get their campus specified, don't forget to update the Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted page, for the sake of all of the nervous remaining waitlisters as well as all future applicants who will be nervously scrubbing through the forums while they wait for their turn . And, of course, congrats!!!!
  2. I'm beginning to look into my living situation for next year, as I've been accepted. I'm leaning towards on-campus apartments, but applying requires me to log in using my Western student number and access code. Does anyone know when we receive those?
  3. From my memory, waitlists in previous years did not start moving until the very last days of May, maybe the beginning of June, so I would say things are moving along more quickly this year. If I had to guess, I would bet that perhaps they just gave out all of the London spots (which is why at least one waitlist spot has been given away) and now they are figuring out exactly how many Windsor spots they have to offer. I'm sure people will be getting calls very soon, if not today definitely Monday. Hang tight
  4. Just so you guys know, a bunch of unspecified offers just got placed at London, so calls will probably be coming pretty soon
  5. Perhaps this is a silly follow up question but I guess it's fairly safe to say that the high wait list or at least the wait list that gets in is roughly 20-50 people? Maybe ~40?
  6. Does anyone know if there's any knowledge of how large the wait lists are and how much movement here is, number wise? Like how big the high wait list is, how many wait list people are typically accepted, etc? I remember such a stats sheet being passed around for all of the different Ontario schools once but I can't find it.
  7. Better late than never Time Stamp: Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 4:07 PM Result: Reject cGPA: 3.83 2YrGPA: 3.825 (second year was my weakest) MCAT: 130, 129, 130, 130 Reference letters: Felt alright but relatively standard, no wow factor really. Year: Was finishing fourth year ECs: Fairly average to decent. A bit of research, good hospital volunteering, some leadership in a recreation club, lifeguarding.. I have been accepted to Western though, so all is good.
  8. Better late than never Time Stamp: Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 2:04 PM Result: Reject wGPA: 3.89 MCAT: 130, 129, 130, 130 Essays: Honestly did not spend much time on them due to a tight timeline during the end of the summer and a preference for the other medical schools. So the result is understandable. Reference letters: Felt alright but relatively standard, no wow factor really. Year: Was finishing fourth year ECs: Fairly average to decent. A bit of research, good hospital volunteering, some leadership in a recreation club, lifeguarding.. I have been accepted to Western though, so all is good.
  9. Rejected Time Stamp: 8:24 AM GPA: 3.84 MCAT: 130, 129, 130, 130 CASPER: Felt very good about it. Interview: I felt like it went fairly well Year: finished fourth year ECs: Fairly average to decent. A bit of research, good hospital volunteering, some leadership in a recreation club, lifeguarding.. Honestly very surprised I got rejected, stung a bit. However, I did get Western which was my preference so all is good. Good luck to everyone else and congrats to all of the accepted!
  10. Accepted - Unspecified campus (London specified at 3:55 pm on May 26) Time Stamp: 12:17PM GPA: 3.80 (Actually ended up being my worse two years) MCAT: 130, 129, 130, 130 Interview: It went smoothly but honestly I felt fairly mediocre and unimpressive, though personable enough. So I am very pleased to be receiving an acceptance! IP, Non SWOMEN Year: finished fourth year ECs: Fairly average to decent. A bit of research, good hospital volunteering, some leadership in a recreation club, lifeguarding.. So excited to begin, now hopefully I don't flub the acceptance process
  11. Selstaar, I kind of understand that perspective, but I think my research is more bottlenecked by the amount I have going on since the lab I work at is pretty sporadic in terms of work load (some days a ton to do, some almost nothing). So I dunno if I would really be able to just "do more" and I dont think I'd be able to make up for as significant amount of time as I'd like to have off. It's a tough decision but I think unless taking an NSERC is substantially more valuable than taking a UROP + saying on my application that I got offered an NSERC in terms of Med School application and possible back up plan stuff, I'll probably go with the UROP EDIT: Unless you think there is a very tangible reason why the sacrifice would be worth it, of course. And thank you everyone for your opinions, I'm still open to hearing more perspectives, if anyone else is reading!
  12. So I got awarded an NSERC. However, I realized that it would take 16 weeks of my summer, up until the second last week of August. I am currently completing my first application cycle, with two interviews (Western and Mac) and was planning on enjoying this summer a bit while remaining productive (eg. a small vacation or two, unwinding) since I'll either be getting into medical school or just prepping for another application cycle. I also currently have no backup plan for next year as this cycle has taken all of my focus. I asked if I could get the NSERC shortened and the department said no but offered me a smaller award for 12 weeks. Is the difference between an NSERC and another research award so big that I should seriously reconsider taking it or not? Is stating that I declined an NSERC and simply taking another award a reasonable alternative to taking the NSERC? UPDATE: Took the the lower prestige award, got into Western, no regrets
  13. So I got awarded an NSERC. However, I realized that it would take 16 weeks of my summer, up until the second last week of August. I am currently completing my first application cycle, with two interviews (Western and Mac) and was planning on enjoying this summer a bit while remaining productive (eg. a small vacation or two, unwinding) since I'll either be getting into medical school or just prepping for another application cycle. I also currently have no backup plan for next year as this cycle has taken all of my focus. I asked if I could get the NSERC shortened and the department said no but offered me a smaller award for 12 weeks. Is the difference between an NSERC and another research award so big that I should seriously reconsider taking it or not? Is stating that I declined an NSERC and simply taking another award a reasonable alternative to taking the NSERC?
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