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  1. canadianeh95

    What Are My Chances/Any Feedback? 3.96/514

    You''ve got a point. The email was ambiguously worded so I'll consider clarifying over the phone. BTW, I think I've found you on SDN while browsing Canadians' profiles. If you are who I think you are - and I think this your username here sounds quite similar to the one over there - you're pretty darn impressive!
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    What Are My Chances/Any Feedback? 3.96/514

    Ohhh I see. Thanks for the clarification. That's a really good point though - I assumed if they treat us as OOS, they would report as within OOS stats, but that isn't necessarily correct. LOL! As per your question for Colorado, I asked: Hello admissions officer, I am a Canadian citizen hoping to matriculate at your medical school. Would you please let me know if I would be considered as equal to an out-of-state applicant from the United States, or as an international student? They said: Thank you for your interest in the University of Colorado School of Medicine! If you are admitted to the University of Colorado and you are not a US citizen, you would need to secure a student visa in order attend. Additionally, you would be considered an out of state student and would need to pay the accountable student tuition rate. I.e. unfortunately I can't answer your exact question.
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    What Are My Chances/Any Feedback? 3.96/514

    Wait a sec...Initially I read your response and thought you were agreeing with me about some schools reporting Canadians as the OOS statistic and some reporting us as the intl statistic. But were you trying to say that all schools legally need to report us as intl on the MSAR and Northwestern is just weird?
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    What Are My Chances/Any Feedback? 3.96/514

    I was more thinking along the lines of the international statistics wouldn't even matter for Canadians if we're out of state? I.e. Canadian chances would be reflected in the out of state pool. No internationals getting accepted would just mean no international outside Canada getting in. But anyway, thanks for the good luck!
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    What Are My Chances/Any Feedback? 3.96/514

    Thanks for the response! I'll heed your advice on CMU and return secondaries quickly, and after that's done, DO is on the list. Really appreciate the support!
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    What Are My Chances/Any Feedback? 3.96/514

    Sorry about late reply as well - I somehow didn't get a notification. The first one was 514 as well, edited my post. LOL you got me there with my mentality. Just wanted to shotgun all the schools I had potential at. I'm working on secondaries right now and right after that's all done, planning to follow up on DO. For LLU, East Tenessee I understand your advice. But why Colorado? They treat Canadians as Out of State (emailed personally to find out) and within the pool I have 1 percent chance at acceptance, which is similar to most USMD schools. Thanks for the reply!
  7. canadianeh95

    Chances of US MD acceptance?

    LOL, love the way you completely dismissed the biggest pre-med site in Canada because you couldn't get a response in slightly over 24 hours. https://www.aamc.org/download/321502/data/factstablea20.pdf If you scroll to the bottom, you'll see matriculant statistics for those not residing in the United States. I vaguely remember from somewhere Canadians comprise about 60 percent of international applicants, so this should be fairly close to representative. Average GPA is 3.75 exactly, but average MCAT is 513.5. A lot of med schools also have computer screening process to weed applicants before file review, such as Georgetown University which screens out people with any subsection less than 125. Not sure how the Law degree GPA counts, if it counts at all, but the 3.75 in and of itself is competitive. If I were you, I would retake MCAT. Probably may want to consider D.O. schools as well. As for volunteering, clinical volunteering is considered most important for USA since they use it to gauge your level of interest and exposure to medicine. LizzyM from sdn, an adcom, says if you're close enough to smell the patient, that counts as clinical experience. They count your non clinical volunteering hours as well and an adcom told me their particular school looks for over 200 hours in this regard. Lastly, I'm a premed as well, so take my words with a grain of salt, but there's probably not much to debate with here since I've simply listed stats and general knowledge. Good luck!
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    What Are My Chances/Any Feedback? 3.96/514

    Will do! Thanks very much.
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    What Are My Chances/Any Feedback? 3.96/514

    Could I get your thoughts? @Serendi @bearpuppy @Canadian_Med_Dream
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    What Are My Chances/Any Feedback? 3.96/514

    Thanks for your reply. Looking into DO schools now.
  11. Hello everyone,Here I am applying for the third cycle!Purpose of post: I really want this to be my last cycle. Not sure of any specific questions, but please inform me of your impressions/concerns.What I learned from the first cycle: I made a poor list (MSAR showed internationals mostly got accepted to top 20 schools, so I mostly applied there instead of schools more in line with my stats that take less internationals)What I learned from the second cycle: Did not apply to enough schools (applied to RFU, NYMC, Oakland, SLU, MCW, WVU, Kentucky, VCU). Honestly, felt like a waste of time and energy applying due to the low percentage of internationals accepted every year. Also, WVU and Kentucky said I didn't have strong ties to state and this was a strong reason for not giving me the interview. Interviewed at SLU, recently rejected. Also retook MCAT in attempt to improve CARS, which is important for Canadian med schools - turned out to be bad idea as new score was 510: 127/125/127/131. Initial MCAT was 514: 128/126/130/130Changes since last application: retook the MCAT again in attempt to improve CARS for Canada, once again proved ineffective: now back at 514: 130/125/130/129. Done retaking MCAT, hedging pretty much everything on AMCAS.Added 700 hours of clinical volunteering, which I did not have before.Added 80 hours of non clinical volunteeringCurrent ECs:700 hours of clinical volunteering200 hours of shadowing220 hours of non-clinical volunteering (suicide hotline, food bank, teaching)400 hours of research (no publications)110 hours as president of university club120 hours of employment (manual labor, tutor, call center agent)5K summer research scholarship awardaward for highest average in programNew school list:rosalind franklinmarylandgeorge washingtonvirginia /georgetowngeisel /mcwtulaneloma linda*west virginia*kentucky *case western /sunywayneemorystony brookSLUVCUcoloradoboston/ucla/hawaiisidney kimmelpittsburgh/east teneseecentral michigan*nymceinsteinmichigan state *penn state/ denotes reach schools* denotes when I probably can't fit the school's mission (loma linda, maybe I can scrape by since I've spent quite a bit of time volunteering in Christian organizations, although I'm not actually Christian; other schools, just no connection to state since I never lived there/don't know anyone who lives there...I really want a way to get past this problem, can't think of how at the moment)Some current concerns: I need to apply to many schools, hoping for 4 interviews and two acceptances. But on the other hand, many schools are reaches/can't meet their mission. But if I exclude these schools, I don't have enough schools who accept Canadians/internationals. Didn't apply as early as I could (submitted June 28) and will pre-write secondaries. Considering DO applications...really don't want to do a whole another round of apps and ask for more letters and write more essays, but maybe this is the smartest thing to do.Again, no clear concerns or questions, but putting this out there to gather opinions/potential room for improvement.
  12. canadianeh95

    Still Haven't Received My Results?

    Thank you! I was about to be a sitting duck here. I'll try that.
  13. canadianeh95

    Still Haven't Received My Results?

    Yes, I did, over and over again, for all of my accounts (in regards to checking spam folder).
  14. Hi everyone, I just want to begin by saying that I was fortunate enough to get an interview this cycle, and for that I am very thankful. But it's bugging me that it looks like most people received their final decision for this cycle, but I'm still waiting on that email. While I do realize that most successful applicants received their email by around 7 AM and that probably I am not one of them, I am just wondering even for a rejection email, whether it is normal not to have received it yet. I was wondering about emailing admissions if my email encountered some error in the mail sending program/other technical issues, but I suppose it's too soon for that... Thoughts? (I know, I should wait a bit before posting this, but I am just dying to know what's happening...haha).
  15. I am extremely frustrated right now, as I just checked my app status and for one of my referees, there's a NO beside it, implying the referee's form has not been received. Am I done, or significantly screwed for this cycle? Sent a letter to OMSAS to double check and to my referee to double check. Anything else I can do? Above anything, I just wanted to rant. My god, unbelievable...
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