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  1. Despite initially just quickly glancing over the refusal email, I eventually read it a bit more carefully and noticed a slight change to this year's email. This year they are providing a url to request for rankings instead of the usual emailing them to request it (I'm guessing it makes it easier for them to track all the people who request rankings over the application cycle). Nothing else changes from previous years, the rankings will still only be given when the application cycle is closed in May/June but now you're immediately getting an email receipt acknowledging your request. Check your refusal email for the url!
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    McGill M.D.,C.M. Interview Invites / Regrets 2019

    Whelp not a lot of rejections being posted in this year's thread, here goes nothing... TIME STAMP: 11:30 am Result: Reject cGPA: 3.68 Feeling about Casper: Managed to answer all the questions this time, but felt that I did not write/elaborate answers enough, so did not walk away feeling very good about it ECs: CV is still mainly research heavy, with 2-3 more unique things sprinkled in...but still weak in Community Service section Year: completed MSc, PhD ongoing IP Letter of EC: No Comments: I know it's a seemingly weak cGPA, but after I received last year's rankings where I ranked fairly well in the academic component (270ish/817), I kinda had decent hopes. This year's CASPer went better than last year where I bombed it and had technical problems but I guess it was still not even average? One would think that with an academic ranking in that range I should have been alright with an average CASPer (yes I realize the applicant pool is always getting stronger and that my academic rank undoubtedly dropped this year...but still). I'm now in doubt of the academic ranking I was given last year, seemed too good to be true lol... Good luck to those with invites this year!
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    McGill M.D.,C.M. Interview Invites / Regrets 2019

    You're checking at the right place, it just does not update at the same time for everyone...basically you will keep refreshing minerva and will not be very productive today lol. The change in status on Minerva start in the morning and go on until late afternoon usually as observed in threads from previous years.
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    Pursuing A Second Degree? What You Need To Know.

    You prereqs can be taken from any point in your schooling. So no, your prereqs don't have to be retaken with the second degree (assuming they are not over 8 years old!). Your second degree will be the degree used as the basis of admission from which your degree cumulative GPA will be calculated and evaluated (ie the one for which you input all the grades in the academic workbook). In the same academic workbook, you will also put your prereq courses and they will be used to calculate your PrereqGPA. source: https://mcgill.ca/medadmissions/applying/selection-process/academic-evaluation (under the "For university-level applicants" tab, then check "Performance in the basic sciences")
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    What time do we need to submit by on Nov 1st

    Oh agreed, no doubt about that! The precision about being able to submit until 11:59pm is for the OCD people tinkering with the CV until the last possible moment (I'm pretty sure I submitted my CV at 11:30pm last year).
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    What time do we need to submit by on Nov 1st

    We should probably contact admissions to be sure, but this issue was actually debated in the 2nd thread I referenced earlier. From the website (url that was cited): DEADLINE ► This step must be complete before 9 p.m. (Montréal local) of the application deadline (November 1 for medical programs, March 1 for Med-P program - unless those dates fall on a weekend or statutory holiday, in which case the deadline will be the Monday or business day following). **Documents submitted after the application deadline will not be considered. From the wording above, it would seem that "9pm of the application deadline (Nov 1)" is only the deadline for paying the application fee, i.e. if you complete your application/pay the fee after 9pm, you won't get your McGill student ID number until 9pm the next day and hence will be past the deadline (past Nov 1). However, it seems that submission of documents is still accepted after 9pm (until 11:59pm) of the deadline (Nov 1), and this is corroborated by several forum users in that thread...
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    What time do we need to submit by on Nov 1st

    I believe documents should be submitted by 11:59pm of November 1st...this is according to some threads from previous years: http://forums.premed101.com/topic/97425-due-date-nov-1/ http://forums.premed101.com/topic/92984-when-is-the-actual-deadline-to-submit-documents/
  8. 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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