I am currently in my fourth year of undergrad, from Ontario. I applied to Macmaster and Queens this cycle and got rejected pre-interview (understandable, thank you CARS!), but glad I got the experience ( basically applied to these two only due to my MCAT scores-- Mac accepted low range and Queens doesn't specify their cut off). I just wanted some advice as to where to go from here as I don't have anyone else to ask to. I don't want to leave any stone unturned and need some advice as to what components I need to/should work on (I know for a fact MCAT is #1 priority!).
In terms of my marks - my first year: 2.6; second year: 3.76, third year: 3.76, fourth year: as of now, 3.85
MCAT attempted twice, onto third: #1(128/122/127/127); #2 (126/124/128/128)....coming for u CARS!!
ECs: varsity; awards in high school; varsity awards; working at a sport facility; volunteering in the hospital, retirement center and with kids (❤️)
I know I need to work on my MCAT for sure, just wanted to know if this year I should work on increasing my GPA as well thru 5th year- do people with 3.7+~ have a competitive chance --> and this concern is only because I have seen in these forums how amazing candidates with 3.8+ are having a tough time themselves! or even ECs - cuz really all my friends who have recieved interviews had some things in common to offer: were in some sort of research assistant positions, in school clubs with a position ( as Pres or VP etc..).
Any advice would be very much appreciated, thank you for taking your time to read my post