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  1. Mine was also updated today. It could be that the last few PoCs were completed today?
  2. Just curious, what makes you say 130 CARS for the UofA? There doesn't seem to be anything in their app process to say that they preferentially look at CARS. If anything, it should be UofC that technically only considers CARS. But even then, 128 is enough.
  3. Hey everyone, For those of you who applied this past cycle, is there still an awards section or has it been absorbed into the Life Experiences section? According to the website, there is no longer an awards section but instead a "Life Experiences & Achievements" section. I ask this because I know that there was an awards section in the application portal in the past but things have changed quite a bit over the past two years. https://www.ualberta.ca/medicine/programs/md/applying/non-academic-requirements If so, how do you all go about filling in the four spots for the Life Experiences/Awards section? Did some of you not put in any awards at all? Thanks
  4. Coldery

    MMI prep

    Has anyone even got some sort of group organized yet? If so, I'd be interested too.
  5. This was posted a year ago. The last time they visited this forum was also last March. It is likely that they are no longer holding these mock MMI prep sessions.
  6. Coldery

    MMI prep at UofA?

    I'm interested!
  7. How ill-advised is it to switch universities going into one's third year? I know there are implications in terms of having to discontinue volunteering experiences and the lack of effect enrolling in a more prestigious program has in the eyes of the adcoms. However, is having to discontinue volunteer positions really that bad if they already did some volunteering in their first two years and are planning on doing more for the next two? I say this because I hear that adcoms tend to value commitment to volunteer positions highly such that 200 hours in 1 activity is seen as more important than 100 hours in 2 separate activities. For reference, my friend is currently enrolled in a general degree program at the UofC and is planning on transferring into the UWO BMSC program.
  8. 250 characters for the descriptions, 1000 characters for the impacts.
  9. TIME STAMP: 11:05AM PST Interview Invite or Regrets: Invite Early or Regular Deadline: Regular GPA or AGPA (if applicable): ~92.5% MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 519 (130/127/130/132) Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): 3rd Year BSc Geography (IP/OOP): IP Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): Will update after final exams are over. Estimated NAQ: >16.5 Estimated AQ: ~34.5 (Based on AQ equation) TFR: >51.12 First-time applicant. I am excited to meet some of you soon!
  10. It is possible but your odds shoot up significantly if you make it through today as I am anticipating that the majority of the rejections will have been sent out by then.
  11. 5:20 PST? Why not 5:30? lol Edit: nvm..
  12. Honestly though... the idea that a few rejections were sent out later in the week last year is really irking me. There is no certainty in our interview placement until Friday.
  13. Does it send you an email notification when the invite result is out or do you have to manually check the OAS portal?
  14. Coldery

    OOP Averages

    Can you have a 98% AGPA? Unless you attended UBC for your undergrad (in which case the percentages would be taken straight off your transcript) the conversion scale caps off at 95% (A+).