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  1. I’m not sure of UofA’s position on this as I haven’t looked, but I know a lot of other schools do not allow deferrals for this reason. Both UBC and Calgary have “Proof of Program Completion” forms that graduate students must submit (with supervisor’s signature) to indicate you will finish your program prior to MD orientation.
  2. Result: Accepted! Geography: IP GPA: 3.89 MCAT: 505 (126 CARS) - Yes, it's very possible to get in with a low MCAT!! Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology, minor in Chemistry (2013); MSc in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (2017) E.C: Long-term, but not overly diverse IMO. Competitive soccer player; varsity at an NCAA Div 1 school in the US for 4 years, team captain for final 2 years; Mission Trip with my soccer team, plus other volunteer work in our local community. LOTS of research; completed a thesis-based MSc and currently work as a clinical research assistant; quite a few research presentations (oral and poster, national and international conferences) and awards (including NSERC-CGS). I'm also fortunate to have 4 publications (2 first author, 2 second author), plus two more currently under review - the majority of these publications came from side projects I volunteered on during my spare time... my advice for anyone interested in research is to take as many opportunities as possible if they're offered to you because you never know what may come out of it! Interview: First interview at UofA. Really enjoyed the panel portion. I found the MMI questions much more easy to relate to than UBC's. Came out of it feeling pretty good... a few stations definitely felt better than others, but overall it was a positive experience! Congratulations to everyone who got accepted today! I will likely be turning down this offer to attend Calgary (wanting to stay closer to home), so hopefully this helps someone on the waitlist!!
  3. I cannot believe this is real! Still in shock!! Longtime lurker here haha... I've never posted, but I figure today is the day! Time Stamp: 2:24 PM (MT) Result: Accepted!!!! Geography: IP GPA: 3.91 (as calculated by UCAN) MCAT: 505 (126 CARS) - Yes, it's very possible to get in with a low MCAT!! Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology, minor in Chemistry (2013); MSc in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (2017) E.C: Long-term, but not overly diverse IMO. Competitive soccer player; varsity at an NCAA Div 1 school in the US for 4 years, team captain for final 2 years; Mission Trip with my soccer team, plus other volunteer work in our local community. LOTS of research; completed a thesis-based MSc and currently work as a clinical research assistant; quite a few research presentations (oral and poster, national and international conferences) and awards. I'm also fortunate to have 4 publications (2 first author, 2 second author), plus two more currently under review - the majority of these publications came from side projects I volunteered on during my spare time... my advice for anyone interested in research is to take as many opportunities as possible if they're offered to you because you never know what may come out of it! I've got a few other activities in my ECs, but the majority of my Top 10s revolved around my two biggest passions: soccer and research. My goal in writing them was to emphasize what I actually spend the majority of my time doing. Additionally, I wove overcoming a personal struggle with anxiety through the impact statements and how I've overcome this struggle through my personal growth in the activities. Interview: Third interview at Calgary. Overall, felt it was my best one yet and I guess I was right!! Unlike previous years, I didn't think I bombed any of the MMI stations coming out of it. The panels were alright, though one felt slightly awkward... I had trouble connecting with the questions and interviewers. Definitely spent the last 2 months overanalyzing everything I said in that panel and was positive that a rejection was coming because of it. I felt very welcomed by the other interviewees and current med students at interview day! I definitely got a good sense of the tight-knit community vibe. As a more mature applicant, it was so nice to feel so welcomed by everyone at Calgary Congratulations to everyone who got accepted today! I will be awaiting the UAlberta results before deciding, but there is a good chance Calgary will be my choice!
  4. I did! Still can’t believe it, it’s surreal! Congrats to you and yes, see you soon
  5. You could totally be right. I was rejected last year and don’t remember seeing then, but it’s probably unimportant. I was just curious!
  6. Anyone have a tab on UCAN, in addition to the Offer tab, that says "Group Activity"? Not sure what that's all about and there's nothing about it in the offer email... just wondering if I'm missing some detail?
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