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    Class Culture

    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!
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    Supplementary Application Help

    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!
  3. 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!!
  4. Most other schools send out their invites in mid May, so that's when the waitlist moves the most!
  5. 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!!
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    Congrats on finishing MMI Weekend!

    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!
  7. 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
  8. 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!!
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    uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion

    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.
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    Interview Invites

    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
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    McMaster Interview Invites/Regrets 2018

    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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    Mcat Scoring

    Can confirm it's 7/10, I had a 4.0/4.0 GPA (so 15/15 on my score breakdown) and got a 510 on my MCAT, and I scored a total of 22/25 for the GPA+MCAT score. And yeah, pretty damn disappointing Perhaps they'll change it this year, but I wouldn't get my hopes up :/
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    Supplemental Form Verification

    They usually ask to confirm how many hours you've worked, and what your responsibilities were for that entry. They also sometimes ask what qualities the applicant has that makes them suited to be a good doctor.
  14. I also got rejected this year, but I do want to say that you definitely shouldn't give up. A 26/40 isn't terrible - the average for accepted people was around a 31, which with more preparation, you can definitely achieve. Reflect on what went wrong, on where you could have improved, prepare a while in advance, and give it another shot. In the mean time, I'm assuming your EC score wasn't exceptionally high either. That being said, ECs are an area where improvement isn't overly difficult. Ask for some feedback on your essay, adjust it accordingly, and pick up some more volunteering work during the next year (or however many more until you apply again). A few friends of mine who got rejected after their undergrad but accepted this cycle after finishing their Masters had similar scores (in the 60s) the first time around. Don't give up! You can do this. You spent years working hard to even just get the interview. You can make this final push, I guarantee it.