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    futureMD95 got a reaction from Fluctuat in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted!
    Stream: English
    Time-stamp: 7:08 am 
    wGPA: ~3.90-3.95 (would have to calculate, can edit later)
    CASPer: Felt good about it, but never really know with this thing. I typed as much as I could and really tried to add in a lot of my public health knowledge which I think helped a lot! 
    ECs: 7 years as a lifeguard/swim instructor, lots of university clubs on campus (mental health awareness, tutoring/mentoring positions, etc.), a couple years of hospital volunteering,  medical mission work abroad, community volunteer work, worked as a recruiter for my university, etc. Feel free to PM me for more details! No research experience!
    Interview: Felt really good about it. They were very interested in a few of my experiences and asked a lot of questions about them.  Had some laughs, felt relaxed.  Came out feeling confident but met so many amazing applicants that day so it was definitely tough to predict the outcome! I would say this felt like my best interview honestly. 
    Year: Finishing masters (course-based)
    Geography: IP
    Will be declining for offers closer to home. Best of luck to everyone on the waitlist Don't give up on the dream - I applied took the MCAT four times, applied two full cycles with no interviews and before finally getting a chance on my third cycle, took a year off of school, and completed a one year masters program. Your story will unfold in its own unique way and keep working hard and pushing for the dream! It's so very worth it. Feel free to PM me with any questions or if you need advice friends! 
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    futureMD95 got a reaction from Medfool25 in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Accepted to Hamilton Campus
    Timestamp: May 14th, 7:48 AM
    cGPA: 3.90 (OMSAS)
    MCAT: 516 (128/128/130/130)
    ECs: 7 years as a lifeguard and swim instructor, Student recruitment position at the university I attended, numerous university clubs (mental health awareness, tutoring positions, etc). Hospital volunteering (2 years), medical mission volunteer in Haiti, Rotary club member, guest speaker at leadership conference, etc. Message me for more details if you want. No research experience!
    Casper: Felt pretty good. Always hard to tell but I typed as fast as I could and touched on what I thought to be most important. 
    Interview: Coming out of it, I felt really good. I prepped a lot for MMI style interviews. Started on a station with a question I was really passionate about on a topic I was very familiar with, which I think helped a lot. Left feeling like I was in a good spot honestly. Definitely started overthinking in the days that followed and beat myself up over a few stations. One station I completely misunderstood the question, and another station I ended with a decent amount of time left which I found awkward because I was able to fill the time on most. Most stations I definitely felt good about. 
    Year: Finishing up masters program (course-based)
    Geography: IP 

    I have been waiting to post here for years! Feels so good and am very excited. Will either be accepting this offer or U of T. Don't give up on your dreams guys! I wish all of you the best. I know how tough this journey is - I took the MCAT four times, applied 2 full cycles without any interviews before finally being given a shot on my third cycle, took a year off after undergrad, and did a one-year masters. The dream is absolutely possible. Keep working hard! If anyone needs any advice or encouragement or anything, please message me!
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    futureMD95 got a reaction from Fluctuat in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted!
    Stream: English
    Time-stamp: 7:08 am 
    wGPA: ~3.90-3.95 (would have to calculate, can edit later)
    CASPer: Felt good about it, but never really know with this thing. I typed as much as I could and really tried to add in a lot of my public health knowledge which I think helped a lot! 
    ECs: 7 years as a lifeguard/swim instructor, lots of university clubs on campus (mental health awareness, tutoring/mentoring positions, etc.), a couple years of hospital volunteering,  medical mission work abroad, community volunteer work, worked as a recruiter for my university, etc. Feel free to PM me for more details! No research experience!
    Interview: Felt really good about it. They were very interested in a few of my experiences and asked a lot of questions about them.  Had some laughs, felt relaxed.  Came out feeling confident but met so many amazing applicants that day so it was definitely tough to predict the outcome! I would say this felt like my best interview honestly. 
    Year: Finishing masters (course-based)
    Geography: IP
    Will be declining for offers closer to home. Best of luck to everyone on the waitlist Don't give up on the dream - I applied took the MCAT four times, applied two full cycles with no interviews and before finally getting a chance on my third cycle, took a year off of school, and completed a one year masters program. Your story will unfold in its own unique way and keep working hard and pushing for the dream! It's so very worth it. Feel free to PM me with any questions or if you need advice friends! 
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    futureMD95 got a reaction from essie in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Accepted to St. George Campus
    Timestamp: May 14th, 9:17 AM
    wGPA: ~3.94
    MCAT: 516 (128/128/130/130)
    ECs: 7 years as a lifeguard and swim instructor, Student recruitment position at the university I attended, numerous university clubs (mental health awareness, tutoring positions, etc). Hospital volunteering (2 years), medical mission volunteer in Haiti, Rotary club member, guest speaker at leadership conference, etc. Message me for more details if you want. What I would really like to add in here (to give some hope to future applicants) is that I had practically no research experience. I only had one entry for the research section of OMSAS and I was really just a research assistant in a psych lab for a few months with incredibly minimal hours over the time span and NO publications to my name whatsoever. For those of you without research, don't count yourself out! We are all unique and not everyone needs to do research! I personally always stood by doing stuff I enjoy, not just things I thought would make me "look good", and research just wasn't my thing. 
    Essays: Felt okay about them. Had my family edit them numerous times over for me, but that's about it. Really tried to add in my personal experience wherever I could, which I think helped to make them memorable. 
    Interview: Coming out of it, I felt pretty good. My first station was my best, and she told me to relax because I was doing really well, which really boosted my confidence. The second station, I had a tougher time with. Felt okay about it, not good but not bad.  Felt okay about how I delivered my answer, but didn't think the content of what I presented was all that great, if that makes sense. The third station was pretty good - had some things in common and the interviewer was very nice. Fourth station is where I thought I lost it - interviewer completely stone faced, and looked confused with what I was saying. Felt like I rambled a bit. Overall, I came out feeling pretty good besides a few little bumps. About a day later, I convinced myself it was a horrible interview and that I stood no chance basically. Second guessed what I said for weeks. I guess my immediate post-interview feelings were more accurate.
    Year: Finishing up masters program (course-based)
    Geography: IP 

    I have been waiting to post here for years! Feels so good and am very excited. Will either be accepting this offer or Mac. Don't give up on your dreams guys! I wish all of you the best. I know how tough this journey is - I took the MCAT four times, applied 2 full cycles without any interviews before finally being given a shot on my third cycle, took a year off after undergrad, and did a one-year masters. The dream is absolutely possible. Keep working hard! If anyone needs any advice or encouragement or anything, please message me!
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    futureMD95 got a reaction from Fluctuat in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted!
    Stream: English
    Time-stamp: 7:08 am 
    wGPA: ~3.90-3.95 (would have to calculate, can edit later)
    CASPer: Felt good about it, but never really know with this thing. I typed as much as I could and really tried to add in a lot of my public health knowledge which I think helped a lot! 
    ECs: 7 years as a lifeguard/swim instructor, lots of university clubs on campus (mental health awareness, tutoring/mentoring positions, etc.), a couple years of hospital volunteering,  medical mission work abroad, community volunteer work, worked as a recruiter for my university, etc. Feel free to PM me for more details! No research experience!
    Interview: Felt really good about it. They were very interested in a few of my experiences and asked a lot of questions about them.  Had some laughs, felt relaxed.  Came out feeling confident but met so many amazing applicants that day so it was definitely tough to predict the outcome! I would say this felt like my best interview honestly. 
    Year: Finishing masters (course-based)
    Geography: IP
    Will be declining for offers closer to home. Best of luck to everyone on the waitlist Don't give up on the dream - I applied took the MCAT four times, applied two full cycles with no interviews and before finally getting a chance on my third cycle, took a year off of school, and completed a one year masters program. Your story will unfold in its own unique way and keep working hard and pushing for the dream! It's so very worth it. Feel free to PM me with any questions or if you need advice friends! 
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    futureMD95 got a reaction from dduk in UofT Interview Invites/Regrets 2019   
    Invite (Feb 24)
    Timestamp: Jan 31, 12:52 PM
    wGPA- not sure, somewhere between 3.9-3.95 for sure. 
    MCAT- 128/128/130/130 - 516
    EC’s - diverse, I think. Basically no research though (only 4 months as a research assistant back in 2014).  7 years employment as a lifeguard/swim instructor. Also worked as a liaison officer for my local university, travelling the province to recruit students and conduct presentations. Hospital volunteer hours (around 2 years), Rotary club member (also about 2 years), mission trip to Haiti to help in a medical clinic in 2014.  Numerous university clubs - was part of the mental health awareness club, a club that raised money for the homeless shelter in my hometown, an instructor for student exam review sessions for intro psych courses (students offering support club), Golden Key social media chair for my local chapter. Guest speaker at a few youth leadership events. That's kinda the gist of it. Lots of teaching experience and public speaking. 
    Essays - felt good about them 
    Last year of masters program
    IP
    Honestly shocked. Got rejected from western today (my dream school), so I really needed some good news. Third time applying, first cycle with interviews. Keep working hard everyone! I know how draining this process is but don’t give up!!
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    futureMD95 got a reaction from dduk in UofT Interview Invites/Regrets 2019   
    Invite (Feb 24)
    Timestamp: Jan 31, 12:52 PM
    wGPA- not sure, somewhere between 3.9-3.95 for sure. 
    MCAT- 128/128/130/130 - 516
    EC’s - diverse, I think. Basically no research though (only 4 months as a research assistant back in 2014).  7 years employment as a lifeguard/swim instructor. Also worked as a liaison officer for my local university, travelling the province to recruit students and conduct presentations. Hospital volunteer hours (around 2 years), Rotary club member (also about 2 years), mission trip to Haiti to help in a medical clinic in 2014.  Numerous university clubs - was part of the mental health awareness club, a club that raised money for the homeless shelter in my hometown, an instructor for student exam review sessions for intro psych courses (students offering support club), Golden Key social media chair for my local chapter. Guest speaker at a few youth leadership events. That's kinda the gist of it. Lots of teaching experience and public speaking. 
    Essays - felt good about them 
    Last year of masters program
    IP
    Honestly shocked. Got rejected from western today (my dream school), so I really needed some good news. Third time applying, first cycle with interviews. Keep working hard everyone! I know how draining this process is but don’t give up!!
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    futureMD95 got a reaction from dduk in UofT Interview Invites/Regrets 2019   
    Invite (Feb 24)
    Timestamp: Jan 31, 12:52 PM
    wGPA- not sure, somewhere between 3.9-3.95 for sure. 
    MCAT- 128/128/130/130 - 516
    EC’s - diverse, I think. Basically no research though (only 4 months as a research assistant back in 2014).  7 years employment as a lifeguard/swim instructor. Also worked as a liaison officer for my local university, travelling the province to recruit students and conduct presentations. Hospital volunteer hours (around 2 years), Rotary club member (also about 2 years), mission trip to Haiti to help in a medical clinic in 2014.  Numerous university clubs - was part of the mental health awareness club, a club that raised money for the homeless shelter in my hometown, an instructor for student exam review sessions for intro psych courses (students offering support club), Golden Key social media chair for my local chapter. Guest speaker at a few youth leadership events. That's kinda the gist of it. Lots of teaching experience and public speaking. 
    Essays - felt good about them 
    Last year of masters program
    IP
    Honestly shocked. Got rejected from western today (my dream school), so I really needed some good news. Third time applying, first cycle with interviews. Keep working hard everyone! I know how draining this process is but don’t give up!!
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    futureMD95 got a reaction from dduk in UofT Interview Invites/Regrets 2019   
    Invite (Feb 24)
    Timestamp: Jan 31, 12:52 PM
    wGPA- not sure, somewhere between 3.9-3.95 for sure. 
    MCAT- 128/128/130/130 - 516
    EC’s - diverse, I think. Basically no research though (only 4 months as a research assistant back in 2014).  7 years employment as a lifeguard/swim instructor. Also worked as a liaison officer for my local university, travelling the province to recruit students and conduct presentations. Hospital volunteer hours (around 2 years), Rotary club member (also about 2 years), mission trip to Haiti to help in a medical clinic in 2014.  Numerous university clubs - was part of the mental health awareness club, a club that raised money for the homeless shelter in my hometown, an instructor for student exam review sessions for intro psych courses (students offering support club), Golden Key social media chair for my local chapter. Guest speaker at a few youth leadership events. That's kinda the gist of it. Lots of teaching experience and public speaking. 
    Essays - felt good about them 
    Last year of masters program
    IP
    Honestly shocked. Got rejected from western today (my dream school), so I really needed some good news. Third time applying, first cycle with interviews. Keep working hard everyone! I know how draining this process is but don’t give up!!
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    futureMD95 got a reaction from s1a2m3a4n5t6h7a in uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion   
    I know patience is important but really don't want to go through this all again tomorrow... 
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    futureMD95 got a reaction from mew in uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion   
    Just got a phone call and basically had a heart attack when I heard my phone vibrate.  Was just some telemarketers .. and not even the good ones to tell me I won a cruise or something 
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    futureMD95 reacted to SoraAde in uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion   
    what if it was ottawa telling you you got an invite?
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    futureMD95 got a reaction from Galaxy123 in uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion   
    Then I would probably offer them a cruise
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    futureMD95 got a reaction from s1a2m3a4n5t6h7a in uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion   
    I know patience is important but really don't want to go through this all again tomorrow... 
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    futureMD95 reacted to LUUO in uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion   
    "I feel like I forgot to do something before closing the office"..
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    futureMD95 got a reaction from s1a2m3a4n5t6h7a in uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion   
    I know patience is important but really don't want to go through this all again tomorrow... 
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    futureMD95 got a reaction from SoraAde in uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion   
    Maybe we've all been punk'd ...
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    futureMD95 got a reaction from s1a2m3a4n5t6h7a in uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion   
    I know patience is important but really don't want to go through this all again tomorrow... 
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    futureMD95 reacted to SpeedyPotato in uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion   
    They're probably all having a beer watching premed101 freak out and be like : let's see what happens if we delay 5 more minutes!
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    futureMD95 got a reaction from s1a2m3a4n5t6h7a in uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion   
    I know patience is important but really don't want to go through this all again tomorrow... 
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    futureMD95 got a reaction from s1a2m3a4n5t6h7a in uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion   
    I know patience is important but really don't want to go through this all again tomorrow... 
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    futureMD95 reacted to Neurophilic in uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion   
    hold on let me call
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    futureMD95 got a reaction from SoraAde in uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion   
    Maybe we've all been punk'd ...
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    futureMD95 reacted to LUUO in uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion   
    This would be the most awful time for them to experience technical difficulties.
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    futureMD95 reacted to SoraAde in uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion   
    i am so glad we are all going through this together lmao
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