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  1. Your link states that academics is used to pre-screen. What I am referring to as new is Casper being used to prescreen (https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/prospective/selection-process). Thoughts?
  2. Your math makes sense. This further complicates matters as it seems approximately all IP applicants get full file review based on those numbers. Makes me wonder whether everyone gets a rank for CV when rankings come out. If everyone does indeed get the CV rank, then every IP file probably gets full file evaluation and really further complicates matters. What then explains this seemingly pre-screening effect?
  3. 96 in 4 years (24*4). Not quite sure how many students will be admitted this year, and not sure if the 24 students in Outaouais are included in the 76.
  4. Sorry for the outcome. Some of us are in a similar position. I just realized that they have updated their website to state that Casper could be used to pre-screen (https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/prospective/selection-process), so maybe you met Casper cut-off which led to your residency status getting verified, but then you fell short in the academics and or CV evaluation. This is totally new to me as I never saw it on their website before, so I have started a survey to verify this. Please visit the survey thread and enter you info here: Did you get the invite? I just realized that they have updated their website to state that Casper could be used to pre-screen (https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/prospective/selection-process), so maybe you met Casper cut-off which led to your residency status getting verified. This is totally new to me as I never saw it on their website before, so I have started a survey to verify this Casper pre-screen. Please visit the survey thread and enter you info here:
  5. RD is the initials of the person that verified your application. Sorry for the outcome. Some of us are in a similar position. I just realized that they have updated their website to state that Casper could be used to pre-screen (https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/prospective/selection-process). Maybe you met Casper cut-off so your residency status was verified, but then you fell short in the academics and or CV evaluation. This is totally new to me as I never saw it on their website before, so I have started a survey to verify this. Please visit the survey thread and enter you info here:
  6. Thanks for starting this. Sorry for the outcome everyone. Some of us are in a similar position. I just realized that they have updated their website to state that Casper could be used to pre-screen (https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/prospective/selection-process). This is totally new to me as I never saw it on their website before, so I have started a survey to verify this. Please visit the survey thread and enter you info here:
  7. Sorry for the outcome everyone. Some of us are in a similar position. I just realized that they have updated their website to state that Casper could be used to pre-screen (https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/prospective/selection-process). This is totally new to me as I never saw it on their website before, so I have started a survey to verify this. Please visit the survey thread and enter you info here:
  8. Sorry for the outcome. Some of us are in a similar position. I just realized that they have updated their website to state that Casper could be used to pre-screen (https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/prospective/selection-process). This is totally new to me as I never saw it on their website before, so I have started a survey to verify this. Please visit the survey thread and enter you info here:
  9. Sorry for the outcome. Some of us are in a similar position. I just realized that they have updated their website to state that Casper could be used to pre-screen (https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/prospective/selection-process). This is totally new to me as I never saw it on their website before, so I have started a survey to verify this. Please visit the survey thread and enter you info here:
  10. It says "IP status verified" on Minerva or something like that, and states a date that the verification was done as well as the initials of the staff that verified the candidate's IP status. My decision email contained same wordings. This survey is to track the correlation between the IP status verification on Minerva and rejection or invite.
  11. Thank you. Can you please update your post? I have added 3 more prompts that will help with the survey. Thanks
  12. This thread is to track the correlation between IP status verification and pre-Interview Rejection or invite. I just noticed an update on their website, that seems new to me as I never saw it before, stating that Casper could be used to pre-screen ((https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/prospective/selection-process). I hope such a major change was mentioned when Casper was introduced, or made public in a more obvious way so that applicants can be aware of it going into the application cycle. This survey should help us determine if Casper, instead of academics, was used to pre-screen this year. Please copy the following and enter your info. Invite/Reject: IP status verification and date if applicable: Casper test date: How did you feel about Casper this year?: Invite/reject last year if applicable: How did you rank in Casper last year if applicable (Top 100, 101-300, 301-500, 501-800+): I'll start Invite/Reject: Reject IP status verification and date if applicable: Not verified Casper test date: October 10, 2019 How did you feel about Casper this year?: Not great Invite/reject last year if applicable: Invite How did you rank in Casper last year if applicable (Top 100, 101-300, 301-500, 501-800+): 301-500
  13. Some IP candidates interview later when MedPs interview. Those are the IP candidates I am referring to, not MedP candidates. My hypothesis does not involve MedPs.
  14. Maybe the spot will go to someone from the IP pool who interviewed with med-P and was waitlisted ahead of those already on the IP waitlist; Just my theory!!! Or does anyone know how those that interview later factor in? Here's how I see it it: Let's assume 10 candidates interview with medP, 5 get straight acceptances and 5 get waitlisted and rank between candidates 5 and 6 (for simplicity purposes) of the current waitlist, which leads to the 1st 5 candidates on the current waitlist to get accepted causing and instant 5 spot movement on the waitlist. But then the candidate on position 6 of the current waitlist now has 5 other candidates ahead of them without knowing, so whenever a spot opens up, those 5 candidates get the spot and this repeats 5 times before the current waitlist see any movement when a 6th spot opens up. This will then seem like the waitlist is not moving at all when in fact it is moving in the background. Again, this is all theory, lol. Maybe someone knows where late interviewees go and is up to share?
  15. If this puts you in an impossible position, you should seriously consider contacting admissions with your concerns regarding the change. I hope you find a way around this change that doesn't involve wasting your time and money. All the best!
  16. You're kidding right? Because it's still at no. 15. Oops, changed to 16. Maybe it's going back and forth!
  17. Yeah, strange it only moved one spot after French school acceptances went out. It might eventually jump like medP-Montreal waitlist did today, who knows? But why were you expecting it to move this week instead of like 2 weeks ago when French schools acceptances went out?
  18. Congratulations on your acceptance! I am just learning of the RSPP pathway. This is a right move toward addressing part of the diversity issue. Hopefully this will snowball into the overall diversity McGill so desires.
  19. Agreed! Maybe admissions would consider this point if someone brought it to their attention.
  20. Casper was introduced to pre-select for interpersonal skills in order to increase the number of candidates with good interpersonal skills that are invited for the MMI; although I doubt the goal is achieved as Casper is either type fast or sink, no matter your people skill level. In my opinion, if diversity is of any importance, it needs to be given similar privilege as GPA (which ensures students will survive the rigorous MD program), MMI (which ensures interpersonal skills that is crucial in medical practice), and CV (which gives admissions a sense of applicant personality, experiences, skills and priorities that may contribute in making a great physician and contribute to the medical field as a whole). Is diversity at all relevant?; remains the real question here. If it does level the playing field for all, or contribute to the medical field, then it needs to be given a percentage in the selection process such that it can compensate for GPA and other selection factors just like life experiences (CV) or interpersonal skills (MMI) does. My observation is that US med schools that have improved diversity in their classes have had to treat diversity as a relevant factor instead of a privilege.
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