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  1. Congratulations!!! If you have an unspecific campus offer it is due to the fact that Schulich sends out more offers than seats during the first round. Most students have gotten their preferred campus after the offer acceptance date passes (late May), but it honestly depends and the Admissions Office does not disclose how the campus allocation works. With that being said, I don't think you will get information on the location before the first deadline for accepting offers since at this point they are trying to process acceptance and send out offers to those on the wait-list. There is no harm in calling them! But from my knowledge, you do not really have much say in which location you are placed at and the offers are usually binding. Unfortunately that is a decision you will have to make at your discretion, similar situation for those on the wait-list for their first choice school and have received offers from another.
  2. I don't know how useful that piece of information would be to you. In addition to the application, applicants require an essay submission describing their financial need and how they have been dealing with their situation. To my knowledge, the committee that gives the scholarship would probably consider those factors as well before handing out the scholarships. Also the class composition changes from year to year so it is dependent on that. If you are factoring this scholarship into your decision to attend Schulich, my only help to you is that scholarships are decided on once the school year begins. You would not be finding out if you are a recipient before accepting your offer unlike UofT.
  3. You should contact the Schulich Admissions Office and try to submit an application if you can. The application is quite extensive requiring you to list all your assets, parents' assets and income to demonstrate the financial aid. Med school is expensive but individuals have differing levels of supports from family/friends/banks etc. The school does their best to help those in most need.
  4. Not at this point you cannot. Western will be undergoing a curriculum change for the class of 2023, which MAY offer opportunities for a Master's but that will require taking a year off to meet the requirements. I highly doubt a concurrent Master's can be pursued.
  5. Result: Accepted wGPA: 3.97 MCAT: 130/128/131/128 (517) ECs: I did things I enjoy. 9 years with one organization, worked part-time all throughout undergrad, dabbled in clinical and basic science research (various poster publications, no manuscripts atm), involved with my local cultural community In may opinion, my ECs were less 'competitive' than what I've heard from others applying to med. I never really had the money to go abroad or volunteer a lot because I had to work most of the time. I also do not have any special talents, no musical skills, no dancing, no sports...nothing. My activities, except for one were also not extensively long-term. To those applying, don't feel pressured to do things to become a more competitive applicant. Just be who you are, and hopefully your character shines through to the admission committee and interviewers. Interview: 2 stations I felt I really came across as myself to the interviewers. On one station, my interviewer actually answered the question they asked me - so it was more conversational! I thought this was a bad thing, but guess not! The interview style was refreshing, it wasn't rigid as other panel interviews (Ottawa) and I enjoyed the experience. Year: 4th year UG Not a big city girl
  6. Result: Accepted wGPA: 3.97 MCAT: 130/128/131/128 (517) ECs: I did things I enjoy. 9 years with one organization, worked part-time all throughout undergrad, dabbled in clinical and basic science research (various poster publications, no manuscripts atm), involved with my local cultural community In may opinion, my ECs were less 'competitive' than what I've heard from others applying to med. I never really had the money to go abroad or volunteer a lot because I had to work most of the time. I also do not have any special talents, no musical skills, no dancing, no sports...nothing. My activities, except for one were also not extensively long-term. To those applying, don't feel pressured to do things to become a more competitive applicant. Just be who you are, and hopefully your character shines through to the admission committee and interviewers. Interview: The MMI was very fun! Everyone was super friendly. I did mess up on a few stations. I gave my answers from my heart. I'm not one to follow structure when giving my MMI responses, but it works for me! Year: 4th year UG Will be accepting to be a Schulich Med and declining my offer!
  7. Result: Accepted wGPA: 3.97 MCAT: 130/128/131/128 (517) ECs: I did things I enjoy. 9 years with one organization, worked part-time all throughout undergrad, dabbled in clinical and basic science research (various poster publications, no manuscripts atm), involved with my local cultural community In may opinion, my ECs were less 'competitive' than what I've heard from others applying to med. I never really had the money to go abroad or volunteer a lot because I had to work most of the time. I also do not have any special talents, no musical skills, no dancing, no sports...nothing. My activities, except for one were also not extensively long-term. To those applying, don't feel pressured to do things to become a more competitive applicant. Just be who you are, and hopefully your character shines through to the admission committee and interviewers. Interview: Being from London, I felt Western was my best interview! At one point talking about my decision to go to Western brought tears to my eyes - looking back I think this spoke to how special it would be for me to stay here. I did mess up on a few questions, for one I went on a tangent, told them I was on a tangent and then proceeded to answer the question. Mess-ups happen, they understand you're dealing with A LOT of nerves. Year: 4th year UG Will be accepting to be a Schulich Med!!
  8. Thank you for the advice everyone! Not having that many friends and family in medicine, it's tough to get perspective about this issue - glad this forum exists! I agree money should not be an issue motivating me to choose either school, both schools are great and I'm glad to have received the chance to consider either one. I'm not sure where I would like to be in my future, I think I will use medical school to decide that fact. My goals are met with Western, so I will be choosing to stay in London!
  9. Hi! I currently have offers from two schools, UofT and one school in my hometown. I did my undergrad in my hometown living at home and if I choose to attend medical school here would continue to do the same. I really like UofT's program, the new curriculum seems exciting as well as the hospitals and of course the city. However, when making my 4 year expense projection I realized the debt I would incur at UofT is substantially higher. It just scared to me to think about that much debt. I basically paid my way through undergrad with scholarships and a job. I understand medical school is expensive and many many students also will have debt. But my question is does the debt amount matter, should it be a factor to consider for your school choice. I really like UofT's program but I also want to save money. I'm currently at a standstill with my choice, any advice would be appreciated before I make my decision!
  10. Has anyone received confirmation about the scholarship? I am waiting to hear back from Schulich about the scholarship so I can decide which school I will be accepting to. I don't want to be pushing too close to the final acceptance date.
  11. Does anyone have an idea how many total Schulich scholarships are available per year?
  12. So I just got an invite from UofT(!!) for March 25; however, I have my McMaster and Western Interview that weekend. When filling out the RVSP form, would I select 'not available' and then write my reason for that. Or do I select 'available' and write my reason. It's just the email says you should RVSP to either confirm or decline attendance and I'm in the middle boat? Thanks
  13. Not sure if I missed this information elsewhere - but do the MMI stations include a writing station? Thanks!
  14. Time Stamp: 11:04 am Invite: ???? IP/OOP: IP SWOMEN: Yes 2YGPA: 3.99 MCAT: 517, 128 ???? I'm from London. I love this city and the school! Excited to be interviewing here.
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