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    5th Year WGPA

    You probably won't be given an answer (as to whether they have applied any accommodations w.r.t GPA), but they do take special circumstances into consideration as part of their pre-screening from what I have heard. For sure though, e-mail them to ask about your specific situation GreedyGod!
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    5th Year WGPA

    I'm pretty sure that if someone has legitimate reasons for taking less than a full course load or reasons behind taking 5 years to complete a degree, they can mention it in the Academic Explanations Essay, after which the Committee can decide whether or not to apply wGPA accordingly.
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    Opting out of Turnitin

    they check these just for the essays or your activities essays too ?
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    Academic Explanation Essays

    Academic exp. essays are for candidates that have been through personal challenges (i.e. medical or other) that prevented them from performing as well as they could. If there was no event that caused you to have a lower GPA one term, then I'm not sure how you will be able to explain using examples. Not sure if I understood your question properly. I don't think fishing for an excuse to excuse one semester of lower grades is a good idea if there is no legitimate reason. The events don't have to be extremely traumatic but it should at least explain the difference in performance between a semester that shows your true capability vs. one that is not so representative. Hope this helps.
  5. So you're saying if someone says they want to be a GP, and does not mention much about research during the UofT med interview process, they won't be competitive? I would hope that the selection process doesn't discriminate applicants based on their interest in primary care. Would love to hear your insight on this please ! Thanks in advance
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    Casper October 23rd

    I think you guys need to relax lol. Many students might have completed casper on the last day, so the Admissions Office most probably received your scores, but since they go through each application manually, they are most likely checking them to make sure nothing is missing before changing the status to Ready for Review.
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    Mammalian Physiology Requisite Option 2?

    I'm not sure, but you can try e-mailing them. Although they might reply that the deadline to request for substitutions has passed, it's worth a shot
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    It can be at any point in time at their discretion Jan-after the cycle is over.
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    Incomplete Application email

    yes! (MCAT is optional, however - for those who have completed undergrad in Canada)
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    October 14 Casper

    Yes. Mine also says RFR
  11. Hi, does anyone know if Queen's takes into account any extenuating circumstances or has any experience in submitting this letter to Queen's? Thank you
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    Should I apply to McGill OOP MDCM?

    That can be part of the academic context review, along with the types of classes you took (ex. lower vs. upper level)
  13. Hi, I noticed that some of my transcripts indicate "yes" to them having been verified. Do any of you know if we will get to see the cGPA or grades they enter manually so that we can verify whether the data was inputted without any errors? Thank you
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    omsas grades

    Thank you very much. How exciting.
  15. Hi, I noticed that some of my transcripts indicate "yes" to them having been verified. Do any of you know if we will get to see the cGPA or grades they enter manually so that we can verify whether the data was inputted without any errors? Thank you
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    MPH vs MSc.- Academic Context

    I wouldn't say that an MPH is "worth" more than an MSc because it will most definitely depend on what kind of MSc someone does and what kind of courses one takes. Professional degrees are those that lead you to complete an exam to be part of a professional order. I'm not too familiar with MPH, so I can't tell you if it will be certainly coded as a professional degree during the review of your file. However, I do think that an MPH adds value and would perhaps boost your academic context score. By how much - I'm not sure.
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    deleted topic

    DM me.
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    DON'T WE ALL! This is my 5th application, 2nd interview, 2nd straight up refusal post-interview. It happens. It's pretty sad, and you may feel empty, powerless, and feel like you want to cry - do it if it helps, otherwise just binge watch The Office and focus on what you can do to improve next year . Do whatever you can to get through this period, but before you know it, you'll be filling in that excel workbook in September and Ready for Review.
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    Looking forward to the refusal e-mail at 10:03 pm EST !!!! SUPER excited.
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    Better to do the labs just to be on the safe side. You don't want to be ineligible based on a technicality that isn't in writing on their website.
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    MD PhD Acceptances

    I don’t believe there’s a quota of 2 for the program
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    Countdown to decisions [doomsday]

    I second that. One word changes everything. All that anticipation and hope can be destroyed in a split second. Although I don't know what the decision is, I find solace in trying to put things into perspective & feeling lucky to have gotten the chance to interview. We'll be back next year, stronger than this year if it comes to that. Until then, keep refreshing, and puking - I'll be doing the same.
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    Countdown to decisions [doomsday]

    who am I kidding, I've been refreshing since last week
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    Countdown to decisions [doomsday]

    So do we compulsively refresh minerva as of the 20th?