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  1. Potentiate

    Give up on the dream?

    Can’t say I agree with this. Many people with lower GPAs get interviews at Queens and Western. Your wGPA is 3.83, which isn’t bad. A 516 is also considerably stronger than a 510. That being said, many people more deserving than you or I have been rejected outright, so one can never assume they’ll interview no matter how good their application is. You’re set for a USDO, Id much rather do that than dentistry if medicine was my calling.
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    Give up on the dream?

    Western has a new MCAT cutoff of 126/128/126 -- 380. You can land an interview given strong ECs. You're also quite competitive for queens given strong ECs and reference letters. (I got an interview with a 516). I personally wouldn't rewrite the MCAT, but I also wouldn't want to wait for Canadian med. The reality is that competitive applications are often dismissed. I would apply everywhere (International, USDO, USmed, CANmed) and decide on my career choices when I get accepted. Stay in there, your MCAT score & ECs gives you a world of hope!
  3. Result: INVITE Time Stamp: 9:20am Interview Date: Deciding wGPA/cGPA: 3.96 Year: UG - 4th year MCAT: 516 ECs: Unique & Long-Term Geography: IP I wasn’t too happy after not receiving an invite from Ottawa, but this interview makes up for it! We’re almost there. UofT, hit me up.
  4. TIME STAMP: December 12 (2:05 EST) Interview Invite or Regrets: Interview invite Early or Regular Deadline: Regular GPA or AGPA (if applicable): 92.3% MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 516 Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): UG Geography (IP/OOP): OOP Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): Unique & long-term It’s a huge relief to get an interview so early in the cycle. Everyone hang in there. One interview invite is all you need!
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    New master's degree - chances?

    We can’t say without getting your wGPA for Ottawa & UofT. Your MCAT would need to improve for Western & Queens. With your numbers, Mac is a possibility if you write a stellar Casper. Ottawa and UofT are possible with a 3.9+ wgpa.
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    Need some advice (premed)

    Disclaimer: I took a traditional approach to med school. That being said, here’s my (limited) perspective. Your med school hopes all depend on a few factors: a) Where you reside (province) If you live in BC, A 3.8 GPA is great. If you live in Ontario, not so much. b) your Mcat score if you meet western cutoffs, get a >95th percentile MCAT (>517), or score in the >95th percentile in CARS (>129), congratulations, you’re basically competitive for Western queens, and Mac respectively (given a 3.7+ GPA) c) your cGPA/wGPAs Many people with lower GPAs still get accepted after doing grad school or another bachelors. If medical school is your only true passion, this road should seem feasible. You’d be chasing a 4.0 GPA and it may cost you between 20-60k depending on your residential situation and spending habits. If your desire for medical school is absolute, then go for it! What’s 4 years in the long run. You’d still be living well and enjoying your life in school (I know I did). In the case you choose this option, I’d recommend mapping out your goals for each year and ensuring you think you can have a competitive medical school application by the end of it all.
  7. Potentiate

    Colleagues, what are my chances?

    Im less anxious, more so bored. Speculation can be fun
  8. Potentiate

    Interview Invites date?

    Based off of last year’s AQ equation, your AQ is ~15. Last years cutoff for an IP interview was ~52. You’ll need a ~37 on your NAQ to score an interview (disclaimer: this is ENTIRELY a guess based off of last year’s numbers). Definitely possible with your amazing ECs.
  9. 130/127/130/129 : 516 3.96 founder of a non profit, founder of a running club (hobby), president of 3, exec of 2 more, volunteering in two clinical locations, 3 research projects, 4 non med jobs, etc. No one knows enough about queens to give a real answer. Just for the sake of this post, what percentage chance do you think I have of interviewing here based off of my resume? And what makes you say that? Complete guesses are welcome
  10. You’re highly academically competitive for Queen’s. All they see is: 3.92, 519. Depending on your Mcat, you may be academically competitive for Western as well. You don’t surpass GPA cutoffs for UofT and Ottawa, as you can’t use either of their wGPA formulas. 2 med schools are a lot more than none. It’s definitely worth applying with your application. If you take a 5th year with full time studies, you’ll be able to use the Ottawa wGPA, bringing you within reach of being competitive there.
  11. Potentiate

    Is my MCAT sufficient?

    I have a friend from last year that got in with a 126 in CARS. You won't get screened based on CARS. Although the overall MCAT score and GPA may play a factor.
  12. Can anyone share how and when they gave interview invites in previous years?
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    What Are My Chances? UPDATED

    cGPA: 3.8-UofT wGPA: 3.9-Ottawa wGPA: 3.8-Western/Queens wGPA: 3.8-BC: 8-% MCAT 50- ECs: Less Research: Less Its definitely a huge step up. I just don't want to go through another round of no interviews. Do you think I'll get interviews in this cycle?
  14. Definitely take a look at CANMEDs and try to tailor descriptions to CANMEDs’ goals.
  15. I just retook the MCAT. It didn't go as expected, but it's an improvement nonetheless. I was wondering what you all think my updated chances are at Canadian Med Schools. Also, which medical schools do you think I should apply to? cGPA: 3.8- UofT wGPA: 3.9- Ottawa wGPA: 3.9- Western/Queens wGPA: 3.9- BC: 9-% MCAT: 51- ECs: Diverse Research: A bunch I'm coming off of a year in which I had no interviews, so I'm definitely worried. I have substantially improved my application in the past year however. What do you all think?