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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from la marzocco in Oop Waitlist Positivity And Discussion   
    Original offers came out in March, I got my offer at the end of June
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from wth in Oop Waitlist Positivity And Discussion   
    Original offers came out in March, I got my offer at the end of June
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from ilikecake in Oop Waitlist Positivity And Discussion   
    My proof is that I was rank #13 and I was admitted. Unless the AFMC has changed their definition of what a successful applicant was (used to be any offer whether accepted, deferred, or declined) then their calculation yields a different success% than mine.
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from desidoctor in Oop Waitlist Positivity And Discussion   
    My proof is that I was rank #13 and I was admitted. Unless the AFMC has changed their definition of what a successful applicant was (used to be any offer whether accepted, deferred, or declined) then their calculation yields a different success% than mine.
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from SunAndMoon in Oop Waitlist Positivity And Discussion   
    My proof is that I was rank #13 and I was admitted. Unless the AFMC has changed their definition of what a successful applicant was (used to be any offer whether accepted, deferred, or declined) then their calculation yields a different success% than mine.
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from waterbottle in Oop Waitlist Positivity And Discussion   
    It ended up moving to position #13 (total of 23 offers made to OOP students) right at the edge of the confidence interval I had calculated! If there are other OOP students on the waitlist interested I can definitely "crunch" the numbers again for this year's waitlist. Probably have that excel document on my computer somewhere...
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from desidoctor in Oop Waitlist Positivity And Discussion   
    It ended up moving to position #13 (total of 23 offers made to OOP students) right at the edge of the confidence interval I had calculated! If there are other OOP students on the waitlist interested I can definitely "crunch" the numbers again for this year's waitlist. Probably have that excel document on my computer somewhere...
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from MDtobe21 in Mcgill Interview Format   
    From my experience, they are much more keen on having you act in specific scenarios as opposed to sitting down with a facilitator and being asked an ethical question. There will also most definitely be several critical thinking stations and also a "traditional interview" station.
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from Al22 in Mcgill Interview Format   
    From my experience, they are much more keen on having you act in specific scenarios as opposed to sitting down with a facilitator and being asked an ethical question. There will also most definitely be several critical thinking stations and also a "traditional interview" station.
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from ilikecake in Mcgill Interview Format   
    From my experience, they are much more keen on having you act in specific scenarios as opposed to sitting down with a facilitator and being asked an ethical question. There will also most definitely be several critical thinking stations and also a "traditional interview" station.
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from Al22 in Mcgill Interviews Regrets/invites 2017   
    From the McGill Admissions website under Basic Science Prerequisites (https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/applying/requirements-edu/basic-science-prerequisites) it says:
     
    "Candidates applying to the MDCM program who have completed the seven required prerequisite courses and who have also completed introductory level university courses in molecular biology, cell biology, mammalian physiology and organic chemistry will be evaluated on whichever of the two is the most favourable to the candidate."
     
    So likely they would include the suggested courses if they improve your GPA. Good luck!
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from Medapp2017 in What Reasons Are Considered For Deferred Admissions?   
    The deans office is very helpful and wellness oriented. There have been several students in our cohort who have deferred their position in the class for different reasons - both personal and academic. IF you get an offer of admission it is because they want YOU in their program. My advice would be to focus on getting that offer of admission and worry about the details after where you'd be able to meet with the Dean and discuss why you would benefit from the gap year.
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from Al22 in What Reasons Are Considered For Deferred Admissions?   
    The deans office is very helpful and wellness oriented. There have been several students in our cohort who have deferred their position in the class for different reasons - both personal and academic. IF you get an offer of admission it is because they want YOU in their program. My advice would be to focus on getting that offer of admission and worry about the details after where you'd be able to meet with the Dean and discuss why you would benefit from the gap year.
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from erfly in Mcgill Interviews Regrets/invites 2017   
    Patience young padawan, in time, find out you will.
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from Al22 in Mcgill Interviews Regrets/invites 2017   
    Not necessarily, I didn't receive my notification until mid afternoon last year. They have hundreds of apps to manually go through it takes some time!
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from liveyourdream in Mcgill Interviews Regrets/invites 2017   
    Not necessarily, I didn't receive my notification until mid afternoon last year. They have hundreds of apps to manually go through it takes some time!
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from bellejolie in Mcgill Interviews Regrets/invites 2017   
    Not necessarily, I didn't receive my notification until mid afternoon last year. They have hundreds of apps to manually go through it takes some time!
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from loodogg in Cvpn   
    I would say to use the same answers - when reviewed, the applications are all blinded to the readers and they have different people reading different questions so it is very much likely that someone completely different ends up reviewing your application this year. Even if the same person was to end up reading you application it is unlikely that they would remember that it is what you wrote to begin with.
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from spero in Cvpn   
    I would say to use the same answers - when reviewed, the applications are all blinded to the readers and they have different people reading different questions so it is very much likely that someone completely different ends up reviewing your application this year. Even if the same person was to end up reading you application it is unlikely that they would remember that it is what you wrote to begin with.
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from Bambi in Advices For My Ntp Application ?   
    To be perfectly honest I don't think GPA is the most important thing for an NTP. Sure they need you to have a base GPA but the main idea of a NTP is that you didn't follow a traditional path to get into medical school and I think you really need to highlight those parts of your life. As a nurse I think the most important part of your personal narrative will be explaining 'why be a doctor'? Make sure you really highlight your personal journey and growth so that the person reading your application wants to meet you and can understand why you want to be a physician in the medical field and not only in the medical field as a nurse. I definitely think you should still apply and worst case scenario email the admissions office in regards to your GPA concerns.
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from keyoto in Oop Waitlist Positivity And Discussion   
    Fellow OoP waitlisters,
     
    If you're anything like me you were probably somewhere between hopeful <->bummed<->crushed when you didn't get that dreamed of acceptance on decision day, depending on your ranking of course.
     
    After a few days of feeling discouraged I tried to do a little research to see what kind of chances there are. Obviously these numbers will vary from year to year but based on the last few years trends I tried to do a little bit of analysis to calculate the total number of offers to Canadian students there actually are. Note: all my numbers came from "Admission Requirements of Canadian Faculties of Medicine" (https://www.afmc.ca/sites/default/files/documents/en/Publications/AdmissionsBook2016-Final-EN.pdf)
     
    So the raw results that are presented here are the total number of offers made to OoP students. They define this as all offers either accepted, declined, or deferred. Looking into the numbers we see that there has been an upward trend of offers from 2011 - 2015 (last data available) from 2% -> 3.5%. Note that these numbers are based on TOTAL applicants. From the available application data, the number of OoP applicants fluctuates between 800-1000 for most years, with this year being a tad low at 715.
     
    DISCLAIMER: There are some theory violating assumptions to these calculations but I did them for my own peace of mind and thought I would share them and they are not meant to give you an exact idea of how good your chance to get in is more to give some mild insight to the trend of OoP waitlist movement over the last four years.
     
    What can we take from this? Using a little bit of statistics, despite a crappy sample size, we can make an approximation to the amount of offers that usually get made from year to year with a pretty broad confidence interval based on the total numbers each year based on the mean and standard deviation of these last four years. An example calculation follows #OoP-applicants * %applicants admitted = number offers, we can then average these numbers over the last four years and find a weak standard deviation and based on the zscore can define a confidence interval. (you can read more about confidence intervals here if you're interested https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confidence_interval)
     
    SO - to get to what you've been waiting for, the 95% confidence interval is [13.7,23.5] or in offer terms, 14-23 offers. That's a lot of offers! There is no guarantee to get there but if you're on the waitlist keep your chin up and hopefully we get one of those offers soon.
     
    Finally, after looking at the waitlist page and seeing that they have already moved to position #3 well before Ontario school offers come out there is plenty of hope to be had.
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from damha in Oop Waitlist Positivity And Discussion   
    Fellow OoP waitlisters,
     
    If you're anything like me you were probably somewhere between hopeful <->bummed<->crushed when you didn't get that dreamed of acceptance on decision day, depending on your ranking of course.
     
    After a few days of feeling discouraged I tried to do a little research to see what kind of chances there are. Obviously these numbers will vary from year to year but based on the last few years trends I tried to do a little bit of analysis to calculate the total number of offers to Canadian students there actually are. Note: all my numbers came from "Admission Requirements of Canadian Faculties of Medicine" (https://www.afmc.ca/sites/default/files/documents/en/Publications/AdmissionsBook2016-Final-EN.pdf)
     
    So the raw results that are presented here are the total number of offers made to OoP students. They define this as all offers either accepted, declined, or deferred. Looking into the numbers we see that there has been an upward trend of offers from 2011 - 2015 (last data available) from 2% -> 3.5%. Note that these numbers are based on TOTAL applicants. From the available application data, the number of OoP applicants fluctuates between 800-1000 for most years, with this year being a tad low at 715.
     
    DISCLAIMER: There are some theory violating assumptions to these calculations but I did them for my own peace of mind and thought I would share them and they are not meant to give you an exact idea of how good your chance to get in is more to give some mild insight to the trend of OoP waitlist movement over the last four years.
     
    What can we take from this? Using a little bit of statistics, despite a crappy sample size, we can make an approximation to the amount of offers that usually get made from year to year with a pretty broad confidence interval based on the total numbers each year based on the mean and standard deviation of these last four years. An example calculation follows #OoP-applicants * %applicants admitted = number offers, we can then average these numbers over the last four years and find a weak standard deviation and based on the zscore can define a confidence interval. (you can read more about confidence intervals here if you're interested https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confidence_interval)
     
    SO - to get to what you've been waiting for, the 95% confidence interval is [13.7,23.5] or in offer terms, 14-23 offers. That's a lot of offers! There is no guarantee to get there but if you're on the waitlist keep your chin up and hopefully we get one of those offers soon.
     
    Finally, after looking at the waitlist page and seeing that they have already moved to position #3 well before Ontario school offers come out there is plenty of hope to be had.
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    bigshoes89 got a reaction from kenjuro in Different Decision Codes?   
    Anybody else currently a McGill student and have their heart drop whenever McGill sends one of their countless e-mails each day? Last one started with "Thank You! ...". Pleez stahp McGill.
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