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  1. If each section does actually require us to mention 3 things learned and how they will help us in med, then can we do a bullet point approach instead of an essay? Like this: - what I learned item 1: here's why itll help in med - what I learned item 2: here's why itll help in med etc...
  2. Hi, just looking for some help on how to write the abbreviated sketch. I'm kind of confused. For some sections, the instructions say to outline concretely what you have learned (3 items), while some other sections don't mention specifically 3. Also, are we supposed to say how each of the 3 items will behelpful to a career in medicine? How are you guys going about writing this thing?
  3. to those of you who came off the waitlist last week: have you declined or accepted prior to this morning? or are you holding off till close to june 4th?
  4. It's been awfully quiet here as of late. Do you think they are waiting for a batch of vacancies to accumulate or do you think they're currently maxed out on pending offers to waitlisters?
  5. do you think theres much hope for there being a fair amount of movement on monday? the first batch came in on the 24th in the morning. between that time and when the office closed today on the 25th, could there have been a decent number of people who waited until the last second to respond to their initial offer? also once uofc WL starts to move, do you think a decent amount of people who accepted UofA will change their mind?
  6. how much of the total movement do you guys think just happened? was that the bulk of the movement?
  7. what was the timestamp for when your documents changed?
  8. Yeah, it's good to start all that stuff asap for next cycle just incase, but I have a feeling ur gonna get off the UBC waitlist .
  9. Anyone have any idea the probability of getting off or the size of the WL? All I can find is data from CMES (Canadian Medical Education Stats) that suggests the WL moves about 50-60 spots. Also does anyone know if UofA rolls the offers out 1-by-1 as people decline, or does it happen in waves at preset dates (eg. the first date being the deadline for initial offers on may 25th)?
  10. Result: Waitlist Geography: IP GPA: 3.98 MCAT: 519 Degree: BSc E.C: Probably average. Interview: Felt pretty good. Anyone have any idea the probability of getting off or the size of the WL? All I can find is data from CMES (Canadian Medical Education Stats) that suggests the WL moves about 50-60 spots. Also does anyone know if UofA rolls the offers out 1-by-1 as people decline, or does it happen in waves at preset dates (eg. the first date being the deadline for initial offers on may 25th)?
  11. What are some signs a panel interview went well? I know people tend to agree that you can't read too much into warm vs. cold panel or the length of the panel. When I think back to my panel, a lot of my answers were fairly short, like 1 - 2 mins, although I did go for the full hour. In hindsight, there's a lot more things I could've said in the moment to flesh out my answers or, if I had more time to think, I would've thought of a better response/anecdote. It also didn't feel very conversational. The panel seemed to just be sticking to questions from their grading booklets, but were friendly in their demeanor. Also, are people generally more nervous in panels vs. mmi? I didn't feel much more nervous internally than mmi, but I could see how some might find the panel intimidating. I might have appeared nervous at some points due to stumbling over my own words and minor faux pas.
  12. works if u put in this url http://mdadmissions.ucalgaryblogs.ca/2018 doesnt seem to be anything new there anyway.
  13. I have some videos I recorded from prep. If anyone would be so kind, could you please PM me and take a look at some of these? I have a few videos from prep where how I felt during that prep was pretty much how I felt in the real thing. Would really appreciate some honest feedback, even though it's too late to do anything now.
  14. One of the things I regret about my interviews this year is how reserved I was. In prep, I tried my best to be enthusiastic about topics for both personal and MMI questions. However, in the real thing, I just couldn't go with that style. I just went with my reserved, level-headed, calm and logical self. I feel that's how I'm able to come across as most genuine. People always say "be yourself" in the interview and you'll do fine. But I always think that a good interview requires a high degree of enthusiasm. I've been told by a few people my style comes off as bored, distant, and unpersonable. I did poorly on many of my interviews last year and all I can say that's changed is I was more concise (less repetition, rambling and going on tangents) and hopefully more articulate this year. But one of the things I wanted to change when reflecting on my poor performance last summer was changing my personality when interviewing. This didn't end up carrying through though.
  15. where can i find the 2018 admissions vid? i wanna see. i didn't actually interview at uoft
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