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    Unstoppable reacted to shortie in Correlation between IP status verification and pre-Interview-Rejection or invite - survey   
    Invite/Reject: R
    IP status verification and date if applicable: QC Residency Verified RD Dec 03, 2019
    Casper test date: Oct 20, 2019 (English)
    How did you feel about Casper this year?: It was ok. Used only free resources. Might be good to invest in prep next cycle.   
    Invite/reject last year if applicable: N/A
    How did you rank in Casper last year if applicable (Top 100, 101-300, 301-500, 501-800+): N/A
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    Unstoppable got a reaction from MDDMD777 in Correlation between IP status verification and pre-Interview-Rejection or invite - survey   
    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.
     
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    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+):
     
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    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
     
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    Unstoppable reacted to Hikki97 in Correlation between IP status verification and pre-Interview-Rejection or invite - survey   
    Invite/Reject: R
    IP status verification and date if applicable:  Did not receive verification. Although rejection email stated I was IP
    Casper test date: Oct 20 I think? It was the last date accepted
    How did you feel about Casper this year?: I type very slow, so was only able to answer the first question. I feel like I answered the first question well. But the rest were blank, so overall was very poor
    Invite/reject last year if applicable:first time applicant
    How did you rank in Casper last year if applicable (Top 100, 101-300, 301-500, 501-800+): N/A
     
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    Unstoppable reacted to nutrimed in Correlation between IP status verification and pre-Interview-Rejection or invite - survey   
    Invite/Reject: Reject
    IP status verification and date if applicable:  Status verified on minerva
    Casper test date: Oct 27 (french) last date accepted.
    How did you feel about Casper this year?: Felt good overall although we never really know, didn't type as much as last year.
    Invite/reject last year if applicable: invite last year. 
    How did you rank in Casper last year if applicable (Top 100, 101-300, 301-500, 501-800+): Didn't ask for my ranking. 
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    Unstoppable got a reaction from giraffe3 in How many spots for QC University this year?   
    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.
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    Unstoppable reacted to mcgillmdbd in Correlation between IP status verification and pre-Interview-Rejection or invite - survey   
    Thank you for explaining. I’m really sorry to hear about what happened, and I hope it gets cleared up soon. Thank you for putting this survey together 
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    Unstoppable reacted to innocentius in Correlation between IP status verification and pre-Interview-Rejection or invite - survey   
    Invite/Reject: Rejected
    IP status verification and date if applicable:  Not verified, box blank on Minerva. The rejection e-mail mentions the QC Resident pool.
    Casper test date: Last one they would accept, Oct 21, 2019?
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    Unstoppable got a reaction from SerratiaS in Waitlist post-interview 2019 discussion   
    #23 IP
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    Unstoppable reacted to Bees1992 in Waitlist post-interview 2019 discussion   
    #22 IP
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    Unstoppable got a reaction from SerratiaS in Waitlist post-interview 2019 discussion   
    #21 IP
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    Unstoppable got a reaction from SerratiaS in Science Pre-req expiry date removed for McGill, Full time policy revised and NTP pathway terminated   
    Agreed! Maybe admissions would consider this point if someone brought it to their attention.
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    Unstoppable reacted to RD2BE in Science Pre-req expiry date removed for McGill, Full time policy revised and NTP pathway terminated   
    Upon further inspection, I think that the NTP program wasn't producing the level of diversity they wanted.
    From the website:
    "This change recognizes the fact that applicants with a variety of educational, career, and life experiences who were previously restricted to the 2-5 Quebec NTP seats, have profiles that are very competitive for admission in the larger Quebec University cohort, and go on to be successful in our program."
    This change in addition to the new Rural and Small Populations Pathway (RSPP) is an interesting indication of the direction that McGill is moving towards. (<---This sentence is weirdly worded. Too brain dead to fix it. Sorry.)
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    Unstoppable reacted to RD2BE in Science Pre-req expiry date removed for McGill, Full time policy revised and NTP pathway terminated   
    Wow. As someone who got into the NTP this year (and isn't required to do the qualifying year), this is quite a lot to process. I think it makes a lot of sense to eliminate the pre-req expiration, but now McGill is no longer available to people who  completed their degree on a part-time basis (short of a few semesters here or there). I really wonder what motivated this. Perhaps they looked at successful NTP students and made these changes based on who they saw primarily applying?
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    Unstoppable reacted to Dodo in Science Pre-req expiry date removed for McGill, Full time policy revised and NTP pathway terminated   
    Given the long-term planning required to gain admission into medical school, I think it would have been more appropriate to advertise any changes two admission cycles in advance and let people adjust instead of changing things all at once...
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    Unstoppable got a reaction from destiny deoxys in Science Pre-req expiry date removed for McGill, Full time policy revised and NTP pathway terminated   
    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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    Unstoppable reacted to SerratiaS in Waitlist post-interview 2019 discussion   
    Thinking the same thing!
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    Unstoppable reacted to swtomd in Science Pre-req expiry date removed for McGill, Full time policy revised and NTP pathway terminated   
    I am at a bit of a loss with regards to their logic: They have understood that NTP students are highly qualified at that the 2-5 spots allocated to this category prevents many qualified candidates from matriculating. So rather than increase the number of allotted seats, they have done away with the category?!
    Lumping everyone in the same category actually makes it less likely that highly qualified NTP applicants will be let in so that I do not understand how they aim to achieve student diversity... 
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    Unstoppable reacted to destiny deoxys in Science Pre-req expiry date removed for McGill, Full time policy revised and NTP pathway terminated   
    this is insane, i will reconsider what i will do for next year based on these change, thanks for the head up
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    Unstoppable reacted to Maggie19 in Science Pre-req expiry date removed for McGill, Full time policy revised and NTP pathway terminated   
    I know how you feel. Thankfully my pre-req GPA is 4.0 (Option 2) but my DegGPA is pretty low because of my first two years, which were 8-9 years ago ... it doesn't matter how much my GPA improved in the following 5 years, those two years are still holding me back and it sucks!
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    Unstoppable reacted to Al22 in Science Pre-req expiry date removed for McGill, Full time policy revised and NTP pathway terminated   
    I feel like it will make the process more difficult for NTPs as in the university category they look at your pre-req grades post-interviews, which wasn’t the case in the NTP pathway? 
    (I am biased because my pre-reqs suck and I wish I wasn’t penalized for how I did in school 8 years ago.)
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    Unstoppable got a reaction from destiny deoxys in Science Pre-req expiry date removed for McGill, Full time policy revised and NTP pathway terminated   
    https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/applying/categories/roq/ntp 
    How does this change the game for future applicants? Will this make the process more or less competitive?
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    Unstoppable got a reaction from SerratiaS in Waitlist post-interview 2019 discussion   
    So, what's up with the IP waitlist stalling? Are we yet to see the movement due to French schools and Ontario schools acceptances?
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    Unstoppable reacted to palefire in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlist Thread   
    TIME STAMP: 12:13 pm (when i checked)
    Result: Accepted! *screeeeeeeech*
    cGPA: 3.94, pre-reqGPA 4.0
    MCAT: not submitted
    ECs: They're pretty average, no starving African children were saved, also fell short on establishing world peace =(
    Year: Finished UG 2016
    IP/OOP/International: IP
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    Unstoppable got a reaction from ItsBeenReal in Admission Decisions 2017   
    That's a possibility. I always think of the admissions committee as a small team, in which case they can't afford to split and effectively handle both demanding tasks. I am beginning to wonder why stuff were scheduled back to back this year; I can imagine adcom is going through a lot of stress these weeks. Oh well, Thursday is tomorrow and we will find out how this plays out then.
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