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FatherFranklin last won the day on June 8 2018

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  1. FatherFranklin

    Calgary Interview Invites 2018/2019

    Reject IP, 4.0 GPA 503 MCAT Sad day
  2. Mine is still “submitted on” last year they sent out all the invites on January 19th but we gotta wait until February 11th this time. More waiting, and less time to prepare for interviews
  3. Man this sucks. Now if we get an interview the chances of acceptance are lower because there are more interviewees.
  4. FatherFranklin

    2018 Applicants, Where are you?

    Last year we got the interviews on January 19th, so maybe a little earlier hopefully!
  5. FatherFranklin

    Really struggling with the Top 10s

    I got an interview last year with a 123 in CARS from Calgary (I'm IP). My overall MCAT is also very low. So my Top 10 must have been strong to make up for the very low MCAT. I only skimmed through the CANMeds. What I did was write 10 stories that impacted me each in a specific way. In the description section I was very specific with exactly what I did and what my responsibilities were. In the impact section I wrote a story and attempted a narrative with very little regard to CANmed competencies. I talked about what I really gained from each experience (i.e., how I learned I could make a difference before medical school, or why I really want to pursue medicine, etc.). I think conveying what it felt like and what it taught you to be a leader is a lot more effective than repeatedly saying "I learned to be a leader, blah blah". Also, there is no one way to write the Top 10. I bet you there was someone who used CANMeds as a bible, and someone who didn't use it at all and still got an invite. What it really comes down to is how much does that person like you, and thinks you're fit for a career as a doctor. Can you put yourself in the shoes of the adcom, reading your own essay and going "wow, this guy really deserves an interview at the least".? Those are my own thoughts writing the top 10 usually.
  6. totally fine. It's a little more stressful because you'll be paranoid about internet or servers going down but I submitted mine last year a few hours before the deadline and got an interview. Planning to do the same this year lol. Just make sure your transcript, references, and MCAT verification is already DONE.
  7. FatherFranklin

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    CONGRATS! Do you mind telling us your waitlist time stamp? Was it 7:45 or 7:46?
  8. FatherFranklin

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    The only thing I’m certain about all of this is that we are not certain about anything. For all we know, there could be 20 people on the call queue or 5, or 40. All we can do is hope it’a a high #. Either way, we will know by the end of this week. Try not to think about it too much and focus on other things
  9. FatherFranklin

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    I just called their office. I believe it was Diane who picked up. She said the class is not full and they still have a number of calls to make next week as Chantal is STILL away. She said Chantal should be back on Tuesday and that’s when we can expect the calls to be made.
  10. FatherFranklin

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    It just makes no sense how not even one offer was posted here. There is bound to be SOME movement at least. It’s very unlikely that all the seats are taken. Besides that, the class-is-full email hasn’t been sent out. if someone could be a hero and call them tomorrow and see what’s going on (whether they’re done with the bulk of the waitlist and class is nearly full or not) it would be a huge favour
  11. FatherFranklin

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    And what’s your GPA if you don’t mind me asking? Did you get the offer this week or last Friday?
  12. FatherFranklin

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    Does this mean the class is pretty much full already?? Every year they go through a whole interview score from 3.99GPA down to 3.88 and this year they haven’t even got to 3.93. Maybe an unusually high number of waitlisters accepted their offer this cycle?
  13. FatherFranklin

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    Any news?? Please post your GPA, stream, May 8th timestamp and your offer’s timestamp if you get one!
  14. FatherFranklin

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    They still forgot to call you!! Haha
  15. FatherFranklin

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    Congrats!! They finally remembered to call you must be relieved after 3 years of being on the waitlist