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  1. I'm just talking from previous years experience - but I don't think credit hours (i.e. 0.5 or 0.75 etc) actually count in the calculation...I thought it was just your actual grade on a 4.0 scale, and you enter 20 courses. When I submitted grad school grades (which are also totally different credit hours), it didn't take them into account. It just used my actual grade. Unless things changed or I'm terribly mistaken, I think your GPA would be calculated like I said above. So, you'd have a 3.95/4, and since Dal rounds up, your score would be a 4.0/4.0. You might want to check with admissions or something, but I'm 95% sure that's^ how it works!
  2. From what I remember, after my first time applying the feedback call was mostly with regards to the supplemental - no specific details given for the MMI other than general tips. I do recall the lady on the phone saying explicitly not to use the same essay again, and to write an updated essay with new things that you might've picked up in the year since last applying.
  3. Coming from class of 2022 - pretty awesome! Lots of camaraderie, tons of social events, plenty of chances to get to know people better, and probably way too much ping pong (if you're into that). Everyone's always eager to help each other by sending over notes or Anki decks (especially since there's no more competition - we're all in the same boat ). People are really supportive of each other and super positive overall. As many of us have, you're probably going to meet some of your best friends next year! In terms of negatives, I really don't have much to say...nothing comes to mind. Expect a pretty wholesome experience overall!
  4. Totally agree with this advice - so many people forget to just answer exactly what the essay question is asking! Nail that down well and you've done half the battle. Have plenty of people read it and try and finish it early so you can come back to it every few days and change things you don't like. Agree with the supplemental form advice here too. I followed the general rule of writing a few points points per box in the volunteering/skills sections - 1) what my role was/what I personally did (thinking of canmeds qualities and how they apply to your role), and 2) what the outcome of your work was, if applicable (e.g. lab work resulting in a conference presentation or something). But really, you should not be exceeding 2-3 bullet points as NotADoctor said. Keep it concise! Best of luck!
  5. No worries! Just looking back through my email inbox, last year I got notified by UBC on May 11th and by Ontario schools around the same time (ranging from May 8th to May 16th). So it's all around the same time! Best of luck!!
  6. Most other schools send out their invites in mid May, so that's when the waitlist moves the most!
  7. Wow, that's the highest waitlist score I've ever personally seen :O I would be willing to bet you're somewhere right up at the top of that waitlist! Fingers crossed!!
  8. Yeah just to add to this, last year I got cut off answering followups at like basically every station, and it worked out fine. Don't worry about it too much!
  9. To follow up on this - in previous years, scoring has been roughly as follows: 503-506 = 6/10 507-510=7/10 511-516=8/10 517-522=9/10 523+=10/10
  10. IP Accepted So happy to finally be posting this here!!!! Looks like decisions came very early this year!! GPA: 4.0 MCAT: 510 Interview: Felt pretty good about it - a couple rough stations but overall I felt like I connected with multiple interviewers. ECs: a lot of ECs - hospital volunteering, clubs, societies, etc. Enough to get me an OOP UBC interview so I think there were pretty good!!
  11. I don't know - it's tough because I found that I noticed their body language as an indicator of when they wanted me to stop talking...for one of my questions, I had a very well prepared answer, but I felt like perhaps they wanted me to wrap it up prematurely, which kinda cut me short in terms of what I wanted to say. This is perhaps one of the main reasons why I prefer MMIs to the trad format. In MMIs, you know you have 5-7ish minutes to talk about your answer, if it's well thought-out and covers multiple points. And if your answer isn't a long one, you get very fair probing questions. Whereas in the trad format, like I said, the interviewer's body language may suggest to stop talking, which makes your answer, in some cases, worse than it could be. I would say just try and cover all your main points in a concise way without dragging on too long. With only 40 minutes or so in the interview, that amounts to a very small number of questions (maybe like 6 or so questions in total?). So, use your time wisely and be aware of the feeling in the room.
  12. Result: Regrets Time Stamp: 3:06 wGPA: 3.98 Year: MSc 2nd year MCAT: 131/124/129/128 ECs: Pretty extensive - 4 years research, 4 pubs, 7 conferences, thousands of ongoing hrs hospital, ER, founder of some clubs/societies, etc. Geography: OOP Didn't think this would work out anyways with that CARS score - oh well, was worth a shot! Best of luck to everyone who got an interview
  13. Time stamp: 2:48 PM Invite/Reject: Reject GPA: 3.93 CARS: 124 Casper: Thought it went really well - evidently not enough to get over that low CARS score was worth a shot! OOP, Master's
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