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  1. School interviewing at: Toronto Specialty: Family Medicine Current interview date: January 25th afternoon Date would like to switch to: any other uoft slot Any additional notes: Schedule conflict OR School interviewing at: McMaster Specialty: Family Medicine Current interview date: January 25th morning Date would like to switch to: any other McMaster slot Any additional notes: Schedule conflict
  2. Hey there, I was accepted last year via the graduate stream. I completed an MSc degree and had a cGPA of 3.73 (did not qualify for weighting). In terms of graduate productivity, I had two publications (1st and 2nd author) and four conference abstracts. I will try my best to provide some insight, but I do not think anyone would know the exact weighting of the academic CV compared to other components of the application, unless they were part of the admissions committee (if they were, they most likely would not be sharing it here). Also, I have not received formal feedback from admissions from previous application cycles. From what I understand, the academic CV (graduate productivity), graduate supervisor reference letter (including other letters), ABS sketch and essays all contribute to your composite score pre-interview (precise breakdown is not released and not known to myself). Therefore, their decision will be dependent on your entire application. The benefit of the graduate stream is that it allows applicants to include more detailed information about yourself (i.e. research experience) that contributes to your overall score. Also, a separate committee reviews the graduate portion of your application, which potentially increases the number of people advocating for your candidacy. As a result, it is hard to say whether they look more favourably at someone who had modest volunteer and more research experience, as it depends on how much volunteering/extracurriculars is considered "modest" and how many publications you have. The admissions committee is looking for well-rounded individuals so having at least some experiences in each category would be ideal even with extensive research experience, but there there are people with stronger ABS sections than others. Therefore, if you feel like your volunteer/other stuff is a weak part of your application, you can try to improve some of these sections during your PhD (from your signature, it seems like you are midway). For example, my lab was in the hospital so I began volunteering in the ER department once a week. I also got involved with the graduate student council throughout my degree. I've said a bunch of stuff here (some vague and some specific) so let me know if you have any questions or other comments.
  3. Hey AHSTemp, I was accepted last year at UToronto with a 3.73 cGPA with an M.Sc. (did not qualify for weighting). My MCAT score was BS/PS/VR - 11/10/9, had two publications and a few posters. You definitely have a shot at interviewing, but in your case, your graduate letter, academic CV and essays will likely play a larger role. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
  4. Just wanted to say that I got an interview with a wGPA of 3.89 at UOttawa in 2015 and was good waitlisted in the end. So if you are above the 3.85 cutoff, apply! Glad to hear that they are now considering the entire ABS. About time they brought that back!
  5. Accepted off the waitlist to NMP: Time stamp: May 26th, 3:30PM IP applicant GPA: ~89% Old MCAT: Best score was 11BS/10PS/9VR NAQ: last year was ~28. See my UofT post for more info. Interview: I felt very bad after the interview. Felt like I bombed at least 3 stations. I guess I didn't do as badly as I thought. Will likely decline this offer for my Toronto offer. Good luck everyone!
  6. Sorry I guess I should have posted some stats: Accepted to NMP Time stamp: May 26th, 3:30PM IP applicant GPA: ~89% Old MCAT: Best score was 11BS/10PS/9VR NAQ: last year was ~28. See my UofT post for more info. Interview: I felt very bad after the interview. Felt like I bombed at least 3 stations. I guess I didn't do as badly as I thought. Will likely decline this offer for my Toronto offer. Good luck everyone!
  7. Just accepted off the waitlist for the NMP. Seems like the waitlist is moving! I will likely reject this offer since I already accepted my UofT offer. Hopefully someone else gets some good news soon!!!!!
  8. Accepted to St. George! I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to post on this thread after 4 application cycles. UofT is my first choice and will be accepting. Time stamp: May 10 at 9:19am IP/OOP: OOP cumulative GPA: 3.74; not eligible for weighted GPA, as I dropped a course in second year. Otherwise would be ~3.84 Old MCAT: 10PS/11BS/9VR New MCAT: N/A Essays: Spent about a month working on them and had my friend review them ECs: Honours project, Summer research scholarships (1st author pub), Master's degree (2nd author pub and 3 conferences), Provincial scholarships for research, 2 years in Student Council, ~5 years volunteering in science outreach, ~3 years volunteering in hospital, won several community service awards, worked as a lab tech, worked for government, etc. Year: MSc. completed Interview: I felt very good afterwards. Three stations went really well and the last station I had one so-so answer. Spent quite a bit of time preparing for the interview (~2 months). For future applicants, I would highly recommend getting together with others to practice doing MPI/panel/MMI. The practices I had with the facebook group for UBC and Toronto this year were very helpful.
  9. Time stamp: Feb 22 12:38pm Invite: Yes IP/OOP: OOP cumulative GPA: 3.74; not eligible for weighted GPA, as I dropped a course in second year. Otherwise would be ~3.84 Old MCAT: 10PS/11BS/9VR New MCAT: N/A Essays: Spent about a month working on them and had my friend review them ECs: Honours project, Summer research scholarships (1st author pub), Master's degree (2nd author pub and 3 conferences), Provincial scholarships for research, 2 years in Student Council, ~5 years volunteering in science outreach, ~3 years volunteering in hospital, won several community service awards, worked as a lab tech, worked for government, etc. Year: MSc. completed
  10. @Doctor_Dre: Congrats!!! BTW What time did you receive the phone call on Wednesday the 15th and also did they call you from the admissions # or another uottawa #?
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