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  1. AND I couldn't submit the feedback form at the end either!
  2. I had a lot of technical issues! Halfway through the assessment, it told me that my assessment was complete. I wish Kira had a live chat option available (with a real human) rather than having to email them in the middle of the MMI.
  3. Thank you all so much for your responses! I have a first author publication this year so hoping for the best. This is my GPA after the formula was applied @Captrex_501stlegion
  4. Hi everyone, I've been reading the forum a lot and thought I'd just ask about others' experiences. I applied to UofT this cycle as a graduate applicant. I'm wondering is it possible to get an interview to UofT with a 3.82 wGPA? If you're in the class of 2021, do you know anyone who got an interview with that wGPA? In the admissions statistics video for 2017, they mentioned that the lowest accepted GPA was 3.66. But I've been reading around the forums and most people say that you need >3.85. Also in the interview invites and accepted threads for 2016 and 2017, most people that posted (including graduate applicants) have >=3.9 wGPA. Any thoughts and insight on this would be appreciated.
  5. it's still on their website if you expand the Graduate Applicants section here: http://md.utoronto.ca/academic-requirements
  6. I've also been wondering this. The language on the website implies that graduate students will undergo separate review if they have show substantial productivity, including "at least one first author publication". I'm not sure if this means that graduate students without a first author pub would be assessed as undergraduate applicants. What do others think? From the website: "In some cases, graduate applicants may undergo a separate graduate application review if you are able to demonstrate substantial productivity on your academic CV. Aside from presentations, posters and conferences, we are looking to see if you have completed at least one first author publication."
  7. UofT med says the following on their website with regards to graduate applicants: "In some cases, graduate applicants may undergo a separate graduate application review if you are able to demonstrate substantial productivity on your academic CV. Aside from presentations, posters and conferences, we are looking to see if you have completed at least one first author publication. When applying to the MD Program after completing a one or two year course-based Master’s program, you will likely be assessed as an undergraduate applicant." I am wondering whether first author publications are necessary to receive an interview invite if your file undergoes graduate application review. Among those grad applicants who have received an interview invite or know someone who has, did you/they all have first-author publications? If so, how many? Also if someone didn't have a first author publication at the time of OMSAS submission but has one since, does this make a difference? (i.e. Does anybody know if application reviewers do a Pubmed search to verify publication of 'submitted' papers?) Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
  8. UofT med says the following on their website with regards to graduate applicants: "In some cases, graduate applicants may undergo a separate graduate application review if you are able to demonstrate substantial productivity on your academic CV. Aside from presentations, posters and conferences, we are looking to see if you have completed at least one first author publication. When applying to the MD Program after completing a one or two year course-based Master’s program, you will likely be assessed as an undergraduate applicant." I am wondering whether first author publications are necessary to receive an interview invite if your file undergoes graduate application review. Among those grad applicants who have received an interview invite or know someone who has, did you/they all have first-author publications? If so, how many? Also if someone didn't have a first author publication at the time of OMSAS submission but has one since, does this make a difference? (i.e. Does anybody know if reviewers do a Pubmed search to verify publication of 'submitted' papers?) Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
  9. Wow, thank you everyone for all your help! I have been leaning towards the Master's degree but I feel as though it would only have a large impact on my UofT application. And I still won't meet the UofT avg acceptance GPA (~3.94 this past year) even with the removed credits. What are the prospects at UofT after a Master's degree with ~3.8 adjusted GPA? Also I will definitely rewrite the MCAT and focus on verbal. Thanks!
  10. Hi everyone! I am a long-time lurker and made an account to post my stats. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I am in my 5th year at McMaster to increase my GPA and get research experience. Undergrad so far: 1st year: 3.19 2nd year: 3.49 2nd year summer (took Orgo, did not do well): 2.3 3rd year: 3.63 4th year: 3.83 5th year: 4.0 so far (I am hoping to get a 3.95+ this year to become competitive with Ottawa's wGPA scheme but I'm not sure if it's possible this term) *I have taken the the 3/5 courses as per Westerns requirements and I have had a full course load each year. Did my MCAT last summer: PS: 10 VR: 9 BS: 12 I was really hoping to meet Western's cutoffs with my MCAT but it didn't work out. I am going to write the new MCAT to improve my VR score. I have been told that my extracurriculars are pretty good - please correct me if this is not true (exec of mental health club, residence advisor, orientation week rep, employee of student union, hospital volunteer, volunteer tutor, and now getting research experience with my thesis). However, I haven't gotten any awards or publications. For the upcoming year, I have applied to a Masters in Epidemiology and Masters in Public Health. I have also applied to second undergrad degree in Accelerated Nursing in hopes maybe working as a nurse afterwards and then reapplying to medicine later. I am fine with working as a nurse for a while but ultimately, I'd still want to apply to medicine eventually. Any advice on what would help my application the most? I know some of these questions have been asked multiple times but I really needed realistic opinions. I keep reading non-trad stories of success and I was just wondering if anyone could offer advice. Thanks in advance!
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