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  1. Interview Invite or Regrets: InviteGPA or AGPA: 93-94MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 526 (130 CARS)Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): BachelorsGeography (IP/OOP): OOP
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    Please switch spots!!!

    Sorry to jump on the bandwagon, but same! (March 3, 12pm, looking to switch to March 23)
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    12PM EST
  4. Due to other interviews, the only possible spot for me to do this interview was on the 23rd, and the system didn't log me in until they were all booked. If anyone wants to trade a time on the 23rd for 9:08 AM on the 2nd, please let me know.
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    Urgent - Reference Deadline

    Thanks everyone for the responses. My reference ended up submitting with 30 minutes to spare. I'm thankful that it was submitted on time - I would hate to risk such an important interview based on a missed deadline.
  6. Invite OOP, 2nd time applying  4.00 GPA 526 (130 CARS) Top 10: I felt that they're fairly typical, with a bit of travel and an intense patient experience thrown in for added spice. Similar to last year and generally had above average scores for that round.  LOR: I believe they were all good. Last year I missed the cutoff for an interview by <.2 points (Got a 109.65 overall score), with a reference who filled in the form incorrectly and sent a rude email to the admissions committee about their reference format. This year I kept things about the same, but got a much stronger reference from a different person. Also reworded things a bit and added more hours to my top 10.
  7. Hi all, I'm currently waiting on a reference still, who likes to submit at the last minute. The deadline is February 5, but is this inclusive? E.g., can my reference submit the form ON Feb 5, or is the deadline midnight Feb 4? Please help!
  8. Result: Invite Time Stamp: 9:20 am Interview Date: cGPA: 3.96 Year: graduated UG MCAT: 526 (130 CARS) ECs: Fairly average, lots of research with no pubs, some misc work experience, lots of hospital volunteering, hobbies, etc. Good enough for IP UBC and OOP Alberta Geography: OOP Got rejected last year with the same LORs, GPA, and MCAT, and only added a couple of activities. Pleasantly surprised!
  9. The wording of the email implied that MCAT and GPA are considered only non-competitively. Essentially, that achievement of the cutoffs (3.7, 128) was all that was evaluated, and that review of ABS and references was the main factor. Of course this is only speculation, but the wording of the email strongly suggested that. Luckily, I would have had to cancel this or another interview because of interview conflicts - so my decision was made for me!
  10. Time Stamp: 11:58am Invite/reject: Reject IP/OOP: OOP SWOMEN (Y/N): No 2YGPA: 3.99 MCAT (CHEM/CARS/BIO/PYSCH): 526(132/130/132/132) ABS Score (If available): Not published Got an interview here last year but it went poorly, so ended up waitlisted. Fairly typical ECs, but spent a lot of time writing the aABS and felt pretty good about it. I got an interview at Queen's, so my ECs can't be that bad! Looks like the aABS is very heavily weighted?
  11. Result: InviteGPA: 3.99 wGPAMCAT: 526 (130 CARS)Current Degree: Finished degreeGeography (IP/OOP): OOPExtracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): A few research related jobs, cashier, fair amount of hospital volunteering, and a couple hobbies etc. Average, I felt.CASPer: Also got McMaster and Manitoba, both OOP. Extensive preparation with a company, PM me for details.
  12. Time Stamp: 10:07AM PST Invite/Reject: Invite! GPA: 3.96 CARS: 130 Casper: Lots of prep Geography: OOP I applied last year with a 3.94 GPA and the same CARS and didn't get an interview. I also took the conventional advice of not preparing for the CASPer last year, which worked out poorly. This year I took it much more seriously and practiced with a prep company, which helped a lot. Edit: PM me for information about practice materials
  13. I actually don't believe this is correct; I've been told that you are allowed to bring a blank piece of paper and a pen. It could be quite useful to write down the key points of a scenario before the 5 minute timer starts. It might be worth emailing a CASPer official to confirm this.
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    Interview Invites 2018/2019

    Invite! OOP aGPA: ~4.48 MCAT: 526 Rural Was very nervous for this because of the introduction of the CASPer, which I did poorly on last year. I have ~100 WPM typing speed and ended up paying for CASPer practice, which may have helped.