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    Is this increase possible for NAQ

    My second app NAQ went up 12 points and I got an interview. Had two years of interviews with an NAQ around 32-34. Then it dropped more than 15 points regardless of adding new activities and good wording. Now my NAQ is around 15-17, less than my very first year of applying. It's entirely possible for literally anything to happen.
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    MCAT Cut-off for C/P

    Think maybe a 511 with all sections at or above 127 would be good enough not to get screened? Got rejected from UBC yesterday so all my hope is on Queen's
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    Interview Invites date?

    This was my 4th. 1st year no invite, NAQ ~22-24; 2nd year invite NAQ ~34; 3rd year invite NAQ ~32: 4th year no invite NAQ ~15-17. Added activities every time, kept most of the wording from successful cycles (changed it from 1st to 2nd). My AGPA went up at least. How does this happen though? The fact that I feel I have nothing to go on makes it hard to see where I can improve. What else is there to do but give up really? I mean, yeah keep doing what I'm doing and keep throwing my hat in the ring but now this process seems 100% random for the NAQ. I wasn't anticipating a drop like that. Maybe a few points if any but like, to receive less points than my first cycle? When my experiences were less and the wording was worse? I'm stunned. And so tired of this. I'm starting to think of alternative careers. I can't be in limbo forever. I want this so bad but maybe I'll never get there. The feeling of giving up on a dream is like mourning. I'm almost there. Maybe not fully because I'm still waiting for OMSAS schools but even so. I'm not hopeful at all for those.
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    Interview Invites date?

    Please do because Australia is looking better and better every cycle. :/ I'm in the same boat as sickofitall... thinking about the aus route... *shrugs* I still have to try the USA and I am still waiting for OMSAS results... not too hopeful there now though. Guess I will be buying the medschool admissions record book to see what schools are my best chance in USA.
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    Interview Invites date?

    I don't even know. I contacted everyone on my list before I submitted and they were all good. -.- Honestly guys, where do I even go from here? Like, it's not like I can add anything more to this. Every year I add more and more valuable and relevant things. I don't know how to come back from this dumpster fire of an NAQ, a compilation of activities that prior to this cycle had gotten me a good NAQ score. My only hope is Queen's at this point.
  6. Regrets, NAQ dropped over 15 points despite adding new activities. After two years of interviews, a regrets. Not really sure what I'm going to do now. Still waiting to hear from OMSAS schools at least but not sure about this anymore. What the hell.
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    Interview Invites date?

    Regrets. My NAQ score dropped over 15 points. Wow.
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    Interview Invites date?

    I'm so sorry :'( I was rooting for you! Try again!
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    Interview Invites date?

    I am literally just sleeping between posting here to make it go quicker
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    Interview Invites date?

    Today and mid-May are always so difficult. For all of us reapplicants - let's hope this is our last year applying, for all the right reasons!
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    Interview Invites date?

    same -.-
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    Credits & Full-Time Course Load??

    It's 9 credits per term x 2 to equal a full year. It's 18 credits. So 3 and 3 courses that are regular courses (3-4 cr). I think you should call them to confirm but definitely look for another course for next term or take a 4 cr course with your 2 and 3 credit ones (ex: pathophys at TRU-OL).
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    Is 127 cars good enough?
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    Unclassified Courses Queen's Med

    They do. Call them for 100% confirmation but yeah they do. I took unclassified fulltime credits from sept to apr last year and was told it was good. What classes are you thinking of taking? If you need help choosing some that are good send me a msg! I took some thru TRU and AU. If you are wanting to start any AU classes you need to register them before the 10th of the previous month to start on the 1st, if I'm not mistaken... TRU just lets you start right away.
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    How many med schools have you applied to?

    I am IP for BC and I appled to 2 OMSAS schools and UBC (3 total) - MD only.
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    Verifiers Already Contacted?

    First verifier that I know of has been contacted! Edit: second verifier that I know of has been.
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    Verifiers Already Contacted?

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    Casper/Interview/Application Prep Group

    Me too!!
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    OMSAS cannot submit application Error

    I re-visited the page, it is showing me the whole application again. :/ I already submitted and paid though. Whyyyyyyyyy Edit: ok, I think it's fine. It doesn't give me an option to resubmit and it still shows I have paid. I'm assuming my application is in then...
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    OMSAS cannot submit application Error

    I submitted around 1pm ET today with no problems. I have the "we are processing your app" note and have an ID. Does it usually have that msg? I guess we'll see how it goes.
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    Verifiers Already Contacted?

    No verifiers contacted as of yet that I am aware.
  22. Hey everyone - I am wondering if I should just put in the first part of the project names followed by '...' where it doesn't fit. Should I attempt to fit this into the "description" box? For the research category, there is the first box that says "description". In this I have put "poster" or "paper" or whatever. Is that correct? What else would someone put in this ? It's just a general description of the research item correct? For geographic location, I can only fit "Vancouver BC" is that ok? For Type of Publication we get 100 characters - what else would I put in here other than "conference" or "poster publication" or "poster conference" or "published paper/article" ? This is a bit different from UBC's process so I am just wanting to clarify. Thanks in advance!
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    ABS Advice

    Can I please also when I am finished entering my info?
  24. Hi guys, sorry for all the questions. Is it generally frowned upon to use "&" in place of "and" in order to save characters?
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    ABS Advice

    If you find someone to help you please let me know, I would like some advice before I submit in a day or two as well Thanks and good luck!