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  1. You’d probably be one of the strongest candidates for US DO schools. Your GPA and MCAT are well above their competitive averages and your ECs seem to be good. If it’s something you’d be interested in doing, it may be worthwhile to apply to Canadian MDs (depending on your wGPA and home province status) as well as US MD schools (they don’t have weighted GPAs but they look at upward trends in GPAs).
  2. Status: Regrets Time Stamp: 12:37 Location: IP Stream: English MCAT: 514 (127CARS) CGPA: 3.84 (unfortunately the 2yr GPA would’ve made it worse) Current year: 4th year undergrad EC: Pretty good. Got interviews at other EC heavy schools.
  3. I doubt it'll be a problem. Canadian schools are reasonable in this sense. I've never understood American schools being negatively biased against reapplicants or people who had previously declined an interview or acceptance.
  4. Me and two of my friends are interviewing. We're all in downtown Toronto.
  5. I would imagine that anyone who is out of province will try to plan their interviews for the 14th and 15th if they were lucky enough to get both. I technically count as IP but I am flying in from Ontario, so I'm hoping to do this as well if I get UofA too. As someone who's made the drive between Calgary and Edmonton many times, it's actually a very straightforward 3-hour trip, and the road is highly trafficked and therefore, well maintained. To be honest, I would prefer not to do both in one weekend as well, but cost, as well as the extra time necessary to make two trips (I am still in undergrad and taking 6 courses w/ a part-time job) would be too prohibitive.
  6. Invites just got sent out! I'll get it started. TIME STAMP: 2:56pm MSTInterview Date: TBDResult: InvitewGPA: 3.97MCAT: 127 CARSECs: Fairly good I think. 1300+ hours research, 1500+ hours of volunteering w/ non-profits like Canadian Blood Services. Held a part-time job during university. Some international internship experience. No publications but several conference presentations (including one national and one international conference). Some other interesting experiences like working with alzheimers/parkinsons patients at long-term care facilities etc.Year: 4th year UndergradGeography : IP
  7. Timestamp: 10:00am Invite/Regrets: Regrets GPA: 3.84 OMSAS CARS: 127 CASPer: Felt ok Geography: IP Overall, my CARS was way below competitive and my GPA didn't do me any favours. Basically what I expected.
  8. Unfortunately your GPA isn’t even enough to DO, let alone MD. You could give the Caribbean a shot if you’re really deadset on being a doctor. However, you seem to have had a very productive PhD which means you clearly have a strong acumen for research. You would probably do a lot better if you just stuck with that. After all, there are many opportunities for clinical research/work without an MD.
  9. If it was part of course requirements I don’t think you include it for OMSAS.
  10. You're fine. MCAT scores released electronically deliver instantaneously from AAMC to the recipient schools. The "delay" they mention on their website is because schools aren't constantly downloading scores, so it sometimes takes some before the schools actually receive scores. But they will be downloading it regularly coming up to the deadline. I wrote my MCAT in Aug 31st this summer and so they were released on Oct 1st, but I release them at 11am and by 1pm UAlberta and UofC portals said they had gotten them. If you release your scores now, they'll get there well before the deadline.
  11. All this is going to do is make physicians want to work anywhere but Alberta and make it even more difficult to serve the underserved areas they claim to be helping through this bill.
  12. I think it’s ultimately a quality vs. quantity consideration. OMSAS gives you barely any space even to describe your activity, let alone discuss it. Many schools (i.e., Mac) couldn’t care less what your extracurriculars are like and focus on GPA/MCAT/CASPer. Realistically, unless you’re a mature applicant with a PhD, no one has 32 meaningful experiences to include, and so people fill out those spaces with clubs they attended a single meeting for, a $500 scholarship that means nothing because everyone with a 3.5GPA got it, or intramural sports which half the students in university participate in. If you notice, UofC and UofA have a fairly low matriculant GPA compared to Ontario schools, but looking at the histograms from UofC, it’s clear how many people with 4.0 GPAs and 130+ CARS scores are getting rejected every year in favour of students with 3.7 and 127s. For UofC specifically, there’s so much weight on the subjective extracurricular/character assessment portion (70% of the app) that it really comes down to the diversity and quality of your Top 10 experiences and how well you can reflect upon them in the ~200 words provided.
  13. Everything you said makes sense. One thing to note is that a 3.76 GPA after adjustment wouldn’t be remotely competitive at UofT (not sure if u meant 3.86 or 3.96) unless you’re applying to an aboriginal or black entry stream or have extraordinary life circumstances that may grant you an exception or second look. No one really knows the competitive range for queens as far as GPA and MCAT goes but a 3.93 is great even if 511 is on the lower end.
  14. Yeah mine just showed up as well. I got my worst year dropped despite still being in my 4th year of study, so it looks like they are still using the same wGPA system as last year and all of the speculations about changes and needing 4 full-years to get the wGPA were unfounded after all.
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