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  1. Result: Waitlisted (Good?) Stream: English Time-stamp: 7:18:02 am wGPA: ~3.98 CASPer: Felt pretty bad after because I missed a couple of 3rd questions and had some one line answers. ECs: Sports, Arts, Research, Hospital Volunteering, Advocacy activities, and job in a clinic. Interview: Felt really good about it coming out, but then started to rip my answers apart and realize my answers could have been a lot better. Overall, I felt it went pretty smoothly and my interviewers were all extremely nice. Year: Gap year Geography: IP
  2. Result: Accepted St George Timestamp: May 14th 9:05 am wGPA: 4.0 MCAT: 518 ECs: lots of research both basic and clinical, club execs, sports, arts, health advocacy, hospital volunteering and medical assistant job during gap year. Brief Personal Essays: I spent 1.5-2 months on them and had friends and family review them. I also had to completely rewrite one of my essays 2-3 days before the deadline. I tried to make them very personal and reflect the CANMED roles. Interview: I was actually given 1.5 weeks notice for my interview, so I didn't have too much time to prepare. However, I did have another interview before this one so I did have some preparation. I interviewed at UofT last year but got rejected. This year, I made sure to answer the questions and took some time to process what the questions are asking before answering too quickly. Although I came out of my UofT interview feeling terrible, I still felt it was better than my interview last year. Year: BSc 2018
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    May 14 Countdown

    We shall see this morning when emails come out.
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    ABS Essays - Plagiarism

    Email UofT admissions and let them know, so it doesn't get flagged.
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    Queens Waitlist 2018

    Any movement this week?
  6. Samee.... except also when I'm trying to write my thesis or try to study
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    Defer/take a year off?

    Perhaps you can research the academic requirements and whether any gaps is allowed for the medical schools you are thinking of applying to. Some will only take the best or more recent 2 years. For UofT, a year off during undergrad may or may not be allowed, but you will not be eligible for weighting (take out worst few courses). However, there is an optional academic explanation essay in which you can explain your situation and why you took a year off. Hopefully they are understandable. I hope you are able to find some time to spend with your grandparents!
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    Decision day

    Thanks! I may not have access to either OAS or email because the site might be blocked in the country I'm travelling to....
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    Decision day

    Do they send out emails as well or do we have to check OAS?
  10. I would go with the UBC stats because it is their own stats, they would know best.
  11. I feel the same way
  12. Does anyone know if they look at the overall MCAT score or do they also consider individual section scores