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  1. I'm wondering if it's worth applying as an OOP for Western with what I feel are relatively strong ECs (but nothing stellar). My OMSAS GPA is quite low at 3.83 and I'm taking the MCAT this summer but I think I can score around 129-130 in each section. My question is whether GPA and MCAT are taken into account for getting an interview after you meet the cutoffs. And whether they're considered for admission post-interview as well. Thank you in advance for your help!
  2. Any answer you get is really just going to be speculation since the UofA will not release how much it weights the MCAT. From looking at the sample size of people accepted and rejected, the MCAT doesn't appear to be the limiting factor. Of course, a higher MCAT will most likely increase your odds of getting in. Although, I would say it's more valuable to get better ECs this summer if you can. If you're not in a position to get a good chunk of ECs/hours added to your application before this fall, I'd rewrite the MCAT.
  3. That's awesome, just what I was looking for. And congrats!
  4. The life exp and achievements sections for UofA lists research as a potential option. I'm currently a graduate student with lots of research output (publications, conferences, etc.). Does it make sense to list research outputs under achievements and then also list my time at the lab under work exp? Or would that be redundant?
  5. 514 is above the accepted UofA average so it's a great score to begin with. It seems like UofA is making ECs more heavily weighted. Although, I'd suggest rewriting you MCAT to make up for your GPA especially since UofA wouldn't penalize you even if you got a lower score the second time.
  6. Do many people get interviews or into medicine at UofA without filling out all slots for the personal activities? I have several long-term commitments but not enough to fill out everything. Any anecdotes would also be appreciated.
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