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  1. In case some of you didn't know, they are hosting a bunch of information sessions this year throughout October and November (across various local universities and CEGEPs, and even places outside of Quebec) Some notables: -Re-applicant session on Oct 4 -for the RI-MUHC community on Oct 15 at the Glen and many more... Complete list and info here: https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/events
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    Information sessions for IMGs

    Not sure if there's many IMGs browsing these forums but I saw the admission website has posted an announcement about a general info sessions for students in the IMG category Will be held August 31st at 2pm and Sept 7 as well. Complete info here https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/channels/event/information-session-international-medical-graduates-2-4-pm-288249
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    Post refusal questions

    Like someone above wrote already, you have to email admissions for your rankings. You mentioned you emailed them already but they didn't reply yet, I think this is normal, they did take some time to reply to my request (1 month). If you are worried, send a gentle reminder.
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    3.7 GPA

    I was refused pre-inteview and recently got my rankings…but I was really surprised by this: my cGPA is 3.68, but my academic ranking was 270ish/817! (my CASPer really killed me) Keep in mind: I probably got a decent amount of points for the Overall Context part of the academic ranking (10% of the 70%): (a) the progression of difficulty of coursework: I didn’t think I was getting points for this as it wasn't obvious, but I guess they must have considered this (b) post-bachelor's academics: I have a completed MSc with 4.0 gpa, ongoing PhD (c) the recognition of professional degree programs: mine was not a professional degree, so no points for that Also, my cGPA had an upward trend (1st semester terrible but huge increase in 2nd, and also increased every semester afterwards) but there’s no points for that *officially* as far as I know… So some additional hope for sub-3.7 gpas!
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    Mcgill Interview Invites/regrets 2017/2018

    TIME STAMP: 10:44 am Result: Reject wGPA: 3.68 MCAT: N/A ECs: Focused mainly on: lots of research (1 first author paper, several co-author papers), pharmacy tech for 5 years, and some other things (cofounded business startup, TA, varsity sport, research awards, academic prizes, etc.) Year: PhD (yr 2) IP/OOP/International: IP Letter of EC: No CASPer: I thought I did so poorly that I was not surprised about the refusal. I ran out of time on a lot of sections (at least 3 scenarios where 3rd question was left blank, plus a couple of others where I only managed to scribble some words). I also had an incident...lost internet connection for 15 minutes halfway through it, that was fun. Like I said, not surprised about refusal, given my lower wGPA, I knew I had to perform well on CASPer. I think my ECs are alright (actually probably lacking a bit in the community service department too). Definitely have to practice the CASPer "format" for next year.
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    Mcgill Interview Invites/regrets 2017/2018

    Idea: given the inclusion of CASPer this year, I suggest adding some thoughts about how you think you did, kinda like the McMaster thread
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    Mcgill Interview Invites/regrets 2017/2018

    According to their website, yes. https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/key-dates NTPs receive invites at the same time as IP, OOP, IMGs but their actual interview dates are not together. NTP interviews are in April along with the CEGEP applicants.
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    Why did McGill get rid of the MCAT?

    The change actually happened a bit earlier (2010) though...check out these articles http://www.macleans.ca/education/uniandcollege/mcgill-eliminates-mcat-requirements/ What the above posters mentioned is right, it increased the applicant pool by a lot https://www.pressreader.com/canada/montreal-gazette/20110614/282827892760794 I also recall there were some negative reactions about not just this change itself but the shift in selection process to have more diverse student cohort , I particularly remember reading these pieces a couple of years ago, interesting read http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Frustration+over+school+admissions+McGill/9806319/story.html http://www.macleans.ca/education/post-graduate/changes-to-mcgill-faculty-of-medicine-admissions-are-paying-off/
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    Academic evaluation - any insight on 'academic context'?

    Thank you for sharing that information! Seems like it made quite a difference. Looking at your sig, I'm assuming you completed your MSc by the time of application? If you don't mind me asking, I'm assuming you had a high GPA during grad studies? (no problem if you don't answer!)
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    Tests Taken - MCAT and CASPer

    Regarding CASPer, you are right there is no need for the McGill student ID number, the admissions lady during the re-applicant session said they're gonna link with the name or email (or something like that I don't remember that detail). Also on their website and the CASPer website: Note that you do not require a McGill ID created by our application system to take CASPer (more information on McGill’s application system: www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/applying/submitting ) source: https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/applying/elements/casper (click on "When do I need to take CASPer if I am....") No required ID for McGill source: https://takecasper.com/test-deadlines-ids/#canadianmed
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    "Mingle With the Med Kids" Info Session!

    Thanks for letting us know! It seems like there's more info sessions/exposure about the program this year..
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    Information sheets

    At a recent info session from the Admissions Committee, info sheets were distributed. Most of it is stuff that is readily available on their website, but there are some numbers that may be of interest (notably the tables: avg GPA for interview invitations, number of invitations, etc for the past couple of years). I have scanned them as PDFs and uploaded them for viewing on dropbox. IP University level cat. https://www.dropbox.com/s/tmeaof576pj1f67/IP uni info sheet.pdf?dl=0 OOP cat https://www.dropbox.com/s/wtzp0s8au3wlgzu/OOP info sheet.pdf?dl=0 International cat. https://www.dropbox.com/s/52p4lmner2tcbpf/Intl info sheet.pdf?dl=0 P.S. Sorry to the younger and older crowds, I don't have it for Med P and NTP...
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    Worth applying with low GPA as OOP?

    Yes, I was planning to do so after scanning them, it'll be in the McGill forum.
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    Worth applying with low GPA as OOP?

    Here are some numbers from an information sheet that was distributed at a recent info session from the Admissions Office. For this past cycle, the average GPA for OOP interview invitations was 3.95. There were 782 applicants and they gave 52 interviews. The info sheet also mentions that GPAs should be greater than 3.8 to be considered competitive. GPAs below 3.5 are only considered in exceptional circumstances. Here's the complete information sheet (do note some typos though: the MCAT line doesn't look accurate (contradicts the website, the MCAT is optional if basis of admission degree is from Canada), there's 2 columns for Fall 2016 (first one is probably Fall 2017). https://imgur.com/a/92URb
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    "The Match" - Short Documentary

    Nice video! Not much traffic here though maybe this could be moved or linked to the Medical Student forum as well to get more exposure?