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  1. In the same boat also. Practiced a lot with med students, doctors and other applicants this year and got below average. Also went overboard reading ethics and other news. Felt better prepared compared to other interviews but results didn't reflect that. We got this guys. Another year of hard work and a bit of luck and we can crack the interview! Maybe we should start an interview support group.
  2. I feel you. This was technically my 3rd cycle and now 4th post-interview rejection. Running out of hope. Does anyone have advice for talking to your verifiers year after year? I get defeated at thought of emailing them all again, telling them I didn't get in again, asking them to be a verifiers for another cycle. How did you word it for them to not lose hope too?
  3. Sorry to hear this . Maybe it was one of your references? Sooo confusing, your app looks good.
  4. Felt decent. I was happy that I was calm and the interview felt very conversational. Overall my first station felt bad, also like I was off topic. I probably could have done better on one of the acting stations. Otherwise the stations felt good or average.
  5. Same. I'm starting to think it's a problem with my personality after so many post-interview rejections. Maybe it's time for me to move on.
  6. Just got regrets. Here goes another year of applying. Congrats to those accepted and best of luck to those waitlisted! P.S. Does anyone know how to use the inspect element so I can determine my exact NAQ score?
  7. From their "Admission Selection Process" website, there is a (new?) section that says: "Unsuccessful applicants, and in particular those who were placed on the waitlist, may submit a request to schedule a 30-minute appointment with an Admissions Officer to discuss how an application is evaluated." Does that mean we can get feedback on an unsuccessful application? It would be great to know whether it's my ECs, interview, reference letters, context score or a combination of the above that's tanking me. Or does this just mean that someone can go into further detail on how they select applicants in general, as what's outlined on the webpage? Curious to know!
  8. Time stamp : 8:30 Decision: Regrets GPA: 3.93 Context: rural upbringing but not in northern Ontario, completed undergrad in a major city EC: quite a bit of work with Indigenous communities, a lot of volunteering in various things, no research
  9. Not yet, anxiously waiting. I hope it's not too long still. Pretty sure I got a rejection email last year around 10:30-11:30. It's going to be a painful wait if it's then again
  10. You don't have to provide any rural mentors to complete the rural portion of the application. The maximum you can include is 3. Perhaps some of your professors at Selkirk will become mentors for rural practice in the future? Best of luck!
  11. SAME. The internal battle has got me thinking about what I'm going to do to improve my application if I don't get in again. Getting a better job and bolstering ECs is nearly impossible with the pandemic right now. Might be time to go back to school for something different. Fingers crossed none of us will need to use backup plans this cycle!
  12. Here's what worked on me (f) by a classmate that I was friendly with but didn't know too well. He slid into my DM's/got my # by asking me for help with a school project (even though he didn't really need help lol). Then he got the conversation going about personal things and later suggested we meet up based on a common interest (which turned into a date). Maybe get a conversation going by bringing up something you are both working on for school. Then ask her how she is holding up during this pandemic. If she doesn't ask you questions back or keeps replies short then it might mean she isn't interested. But if the conversation keeps going then great! Find out more about her and her interests/hobbies. When a conversation has been going for a while suggest doing an activity together after the pandemic and see how she responds. For example, if she says she really misses going for walks at a park that's closed suggest going together when this is all done. Now the problem is we don't know how long this quarantine is going to last so suggesting a date is great except that might not happen for a while. Just texting for that long might cause a potential relationship to fizzle out. What Bambi said is a great idea! If she seems interested in meeting up after the pandemic see if she would want to work on school work with you via skype or something in the meantime. These school work sessions could be a great excuse to get to know each other more. Goodluck!!
  13. Quarantine makes waiting for results feel soo much longer. sos
  14. The rest of the NOSM interviews will now be online also. Does anyone else have bad internet connection and worry that the online interview won't work properly? Satellite internet suckss
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