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  1. tavenan

    chance me?

    Why do you think that? Your stats are perfectly within range for those 2 schools, you just have to perform slightly above average on CASPER to get an interview at McMaster, and do well on your essays (obviously) for Toronto. You're not at a disadvantage at all. No school looks down on re-applicants. Ottawa will only interview you a certain number of times, but that's interview, not application. Good luck
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    chance me?

    A masters degree does very little in moving the needle for your medical school application outside of select schools in Canada that are the exception. it also costs a lot of money and time (you can't apply to a lot of schools until you finish your masters, for example).
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    Interviews 2019

    Scratch that, I checked my email from a few years back and they sent an invite at around 2 PM EST once. So invites might be coming out around now if they're going to be coming out today.
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    Interviews 2019

    I don't remember them sending out invites past 12 PM EST, so if it was today people probably would have had it by now. I hope for you guys that it comes out ASAP, the wait can be killer.\
  5. tavenan

    Interviews 2019

    The past couple of years they've come out on the 19th or the 20th. So I would bet tomorrow or the day after, though technically it could be as late as next week by the 25th.
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    Jot notes down during CASPER?

    When I was applying to schools I wrote things down during the live thing. I ended up interviewing at McMaster so I assume there were no problems. I don't see any other way to keep track of the names in the scenarios, I'd forget it mid typing.
  7. You put 1 month. You can't add time from the future.
  8. No one knows the answer to this question, and if they do know they can't tell you. Do what you think is best. If your activities are incredibly weak, then maybe I would repeat an activity from before if it applies.
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    Meeting CASPER cutoff

    Interview invites are usually on October 19th or 20th, so should be this week.
  10. Absolutely not, that would be a massive unnecessary risk. Once you get to a point where you can score 129-130 reliably on the FL's, your actual score on exam day comes down to basically luck for the 128-132 range. You could really hurt yourself if you rewrite.
  11. I actually haven't looked at this year's application layout yet. I knew they introduced an ABS, but jeez, 8 essays? Wtf. I'm glad I got in when I did.
  12. Why not just compare everyone's family wealth and just accept the top 200 bank accounts then? Western has a relatively objective admission criteria so what you're describing here won't happen unless they have a significant change in their admission philosophy. Nothing is more disqualifying to a quantitative admission process than some stupid subjective admission criteria. Focusing heavily on the MCAT atleast gives the poor some chance to be represented in medicine, even though the wealthy still have an advantage in either case, just not as much as an advantage currently. To OP: I don't think cutoffs are likely to change unless there is a significant shift in the applicant pool quality this year. I don't think any P/S cutoff they introduce will move the other cutoffs that much, because everyone who meets a 129 and 128 in CARS and B/B, respectively, is likely to have a fairly high score in P/S already. If anything it might change the number of qualified SWOMEN.
  13. Then nearly every single one of my activities would have been defined as "non medically related"? Do they want applicants to just check the box for every thing they put in except a few activities?
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    MCAT Cutoff???

    Your CARS score will probably screen you, but you never know
  15. There is no such thing as an MCAT date that is too late for Ontario schools. Even if you write on the last day you'll have your score back in time. For other schools, you had to write earlier. Like Dalhousie wanted the MCAT written before August 10th, for example.
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