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  1. Thanks for the input everyone. Luckily I was accepted to Western off the waitlist so can forget about interviews for a couple of years until Carms!
  2. Result: Accepted to Windsor campus (Normal Waitlist) Time stamp: June 6th 2017, not sure what time the call came as it went to my dad... I'm currently out of the country! 2yr GPA: 3.97 MCAT: 129/130/130/129 ECs: A variety of activities that I am passionate about that... Most centered around advocacy and leadership. Interview: I'm really not sure. I felt great about it afterwards, but my other interviews didn't go so well. Geography: non-SWOMEN (OOP) Year: Just graduated from B.Eng. Had a long discussion with my partner today about what we were going to do for the next year. Then we came across wifi and I had numerous messages from my parents and a very surprising email in my inbox. I cried and cried and cried. I'm incredibly thrilled and feel so very lucky. Can't wait to meet the rest of the class! Those who are still waiting or planning for next year, do not give up! If it's what you want you will make it happen.
  3. I practiced with around 8 different people (some close friends, some strangers) who all thought I was doing great and were surprised to hear the final outcome. However, said individuals are unfamiliar with the rubric. I also did a couple of very helpful mock MMIs with med students, but unfortunately their feedback was fairly neutral. I think for next cycle I will start prepping much earlier, film myself (thanks for the suggestion), and look into getting a coach/help from someone who may know more about what the interviewers are looking for. Any med students that might be willing to help me out in the future over Skype please PM me. I would truly appreciate the extra help.
  4. Hmmm... I do feel my answers addressed the deeper issue and felt my content was strong. I was also often able to draw on personal experiences. However, my answers did lack structure and this is something I struggled with during prep. I think I managed to address both sides of the issue, but lacked overall organization. In the end I decided that my personality and strong desire to practice medicine would shine through and win me enough points (oops). Many of the questions I received also seemed very conversational and I didn't really think they would fit some of the strategies I had in my back pocket. I obviously have it wrong, but a few strategies I tried while practicing felt a little too staged/robotic/disingenuous? I also struggled with efficiently using the 2 minutes beforehand as I was too nervous/too busy flipping out. Any specific suggestions on how to improve organization? Any specific strategies that worked well for folks? How about calming the nerves?
  5. I like to think of myself as a fairly outgoing and confident person with strong interpersonal skills and a developed set of morals, but I underperformed in all 5 of my interviews this cycle. I'm not entirely sure where I went wrong. I was very nervous for all of them and know I can be a bit rambly and unorganized with my answers, but I thought I still did pretty well in a few of my interviews. Not sure where to go from here and am now left doubting my personal characteristics. Please help!
  6. Regrets OOP GPA: 3.83 PA: 8 MCAT: 518 Honestly wondering why I was even invited to interview with my low GPA for OOP... Interview: Failed. I thought this was my best interview but I guess I had too many poor stations.
  7. Rejected, IP AQ: 27+ NAQ: 40 (was at least excited about this!) MCAT: 518 Interview: Below average. Knew I bombed this interview... Thought I was going to throw up and cry from the nerves before walking in. Open to suggestions for improvement/prep/getting nerves under control.
  8. Result: Waitlist wGPA: 3.97 MCAT: 129/130/130/129 (518) ECs: Wide variety Interview: I initially thought it went okay, but I bombed my other interviews so this one probably wasn't so hot either. Definitely find the panel more forgiving than the MMI though. Year: 4th year UG OOP
  9. Result: Waitlist wGPA: 3.97 MCAT: 129/130/130/129 (518) ECs: Wide variety Interview: Really unsure Year: 4th year UG
  10. Result: Normal waitlist wGPA: 3.97 MCAT: 129/130/130/129 (518) ECs: Wide variety Interview: Was very nervous but I thought it went well anyway... Guess not! Year: 4th year UG Non-SWOMEN, OOP Will keep trying until it happens!!
  11. Anyone feel up to calling and asking? I'm out of the country...
  12. Thanks for the info rmorelan! I'm going to be away for 2 months... might not have been the best planning. Do you remember how long you have to complete criminal record checks and other things? I've submitted a number of criminal record checks for volunteer gigs on some government website... although the requesting organization has to set it all up beforehand so that you're able to do it this way. Wouldn't surprise me if most med schools just have you submit in person at a station.
  13. Also wondering this! I figured being on a backpacking trip would soften the blow in the case of rejections. I'm assuming if we have internet access, and an electronic signature handy, everything will be okay. I am wondering about criminal record checks though. Does anyone know if schools have criminal record checks set up so you can do it online? Or is it the drop it off at a police station kind of deal?
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