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  1. Hi guys, I just wanted to confirm that do all medical schools in Canada look at the amount of credits in a full academic year and not the amount of courses taken in that year or not how many credits per semester. Reason for this is that I want to drop one of my courses this semester which will still give me 5.0 credits for the whole year but 9 courses in total. If someone has some knowledge regarding this issue, that would be much appreciated.
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    McMaster Interview Invites/Regrets 2018

    Time stamp: 3:10 PM Invite/Reject: Reject GPA: 3.98 CARS: 125 Casper: Felt alright IP, 3rd Year
  3. Hey guys, So I know that reference letters make roughly 20-21% of your pre-interview score, but I was wondering how they were evaluated. From their site, they say that they will evaluate it based of the 4 clusters, so does that mean that as long as your refrence letters have covered all the clusters you will be marked highly, or are there more factors such as wether the letter is extremely well written or personal. If anybody has any knowledge or has any anecdotal evidence, that would be really helpful. Thanks
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    Serious as in "how could they have made this mistake?" or serious as in "look how neurotic?"
  5. Hey guys, Say for instance I have been playing tennis for many years, but usually played with my father and then some clubs when I was 14 and now periodically. Would I put this under ECs or Others in OMSAS and could I use my dad as a verifier? Thanks
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    Refrence letters

    Thanks for the insightful response. It really is reassuring.
  7. Hey guys, I know letters are weighed heavily at UoT but how bad is it if I received a sort of generic letter from my research professor that talks well about research, dedication, work ethic etc. but isn't really personal. My non-academic letters are all more personal and mention several of the qualities in the clusters.
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    Pre-interview score

    Exactly the thread I was talking about. Does anybody have anymore insight into this, like maybe after you reach above the cutoff they review your file and then for the preinterview score your GPA still has some weight?
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    Pre-interview score

    That's what I thought so too, but there is some evidence that GPA is treated competitively in the sense that based on the applicant pool, a GPA cutoff is set. Once you are above the cutoff it doesn't matter anymore and your ABS, Essays, and Letters are assessed for interview invite. I believe there is a thread here where Hammy screenshots a conversation he had with the admissions committee and they confirm this.
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    Pre-interview score

    I thought so too but there was a person here called Hammy I think that was saying that he emailed UoT and they said that they treat GPA as a cutoff as well as the MCAT.
  11. Hey guys, Does anybody know how they score your pre-interview score. I've heard people say that it's 60% wGPA and then 10% essay and 10% ABS and finally 20% ref. I've also heard that GPA is not factored after some cutoff score is determined. If anybody had any insight into this that would be much appreciated.
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    Chance me for Mac and Queens Please

    So you think the cutoff for CARS for Queens will be 125 this cycle?
  13. Hey guys, Recently got my mcat score back and was very disappointed with my cars score (125). Fortunately my GPA is 3.975. Do you think I will have a decent shot at Mac or Queens? Thanks so much