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  1. All I can say is that basically everyone I have spoken to in person in the last 2 days have not yet heard anything. They are a mix of good and not so good applicants.
  2. Almost everyone I have asked in person is still waiting. Looks like most will be rejected unfortunately
  3. Yes, people have recieved rejections, although the last friend I heard from was around a month ago. Traditionally, there is a massive wave if rejections around this time. According to that update, it will be sometime next week (hopefully early in the week, waiting sucks).
  4. Damn if you are dealing with cancer please try to take it easy and not worry about this. Your health is WAAAY more important than this, and if it doesn't work out this year, one more year won't be the worst thing ever
  5. Please, if you know anyone personally who has gotten an invite after the last reported wave, mention it here
  6. Also in a similar situation. I have a 521 with 127 cars. I would be insane to rewrite for the US but improving that cars to even 128 would open up many more potential schools in canada. If I submit my US app in June but sign up for the mcat late and rewrite in September for Canada, will this effect my US app if I score lower?
  7. Out of your friends that have been rejected, did any of them have high GPAs (3.9+)?
  8. What would you say I'm missing that will limit me from the top tier? More research? Clinical? Or do I just need something that really just stands out?
  9. No idea haha. Probably a mix of loans, grants/scholarships and some help from family
  10. That seems like alot of letters. I thought most schools were 2 science and maybe 1 science plus a personal. Do some schools specifically request PI's?
  11. Thanks for the feedback. I think it has been a combination of my Cars score, bad Casper performances, no IP bias in Ontario and just plain bad luck that has held me back in Canada. I haven't even gotten an interview in 2 cycles which really makes me sad. Still waiting on U of T though. Obviously I'll still be applying in Canada as well as the States next cycle.
  12. Hi everyone, After going through 2 cycles unsuccessfully in Canada and realizing that I would be putting myself at an unnecessary disadvantage by going international, I think it may be time to consider the States for next cycle. Based on the stats I list below, will I have a chance at good schools? Will mid tiers screen me out because of my stats? GPA: 4.0 MCAT: 521 with 127 cars. I wrote this twice, scored 515 first time. EC'S: 220 hours (hopefully will get this up to 300 by the time I apply) at a hospital day center for elderly with dementia (I think this counts as hospital volunteering?) 1000 hours first responder 150 hours non clinical taking care of kids from developing countries Only 6 hours shadowing, going to try to aim for 50 before primary is due 300 hours/3 years research with a third author pub and an acknowledgment. 2 small club committee roles Hopefully some kind of good clinical experience that I will start before the application is due and list expected hours. I'll be seeking a gap year job as well but I guess that will be included in updated and not the primary. Almost no employment except for camp and guitar teaching. Small scholarships based on uni marks Small things like 10 hours foodbank and fundraising that probably isn't even worth listing. I dont know how i'll pay for this so I really want to get into a top school like Yale for this to be worth it for me over Canada. I would be extremely happy though with a school like AECOM or SUNY. I'm just sort of sick of getting rejected in Canada and to be honest it has taken a toll on my mental state. Do I have a decent shot assuming i write a good personal statement?
  13. Are you graduating before applying? If so, you can get some good ec's that can put you over the top at higher tier schools
  14. Last thread was deleted. People are expecting a wave soon so this thread really should be up. Keep it invite/reject only, no extraneous discussion
  15. Rejected 4.0 521 all above suspected cutoffs Pretty good EC's Going to guess my letters somehow screwed me
  16. Since Ottawa doesn't say, it's hard to tell how much the Casper is worth at Ottawa. I missed out on Mac but still have a very competitive weighted GPA (3.99) at Ottawa. Just wondering if some here got interviews at Ottawa last year but not Mac last year. I'm just hoping that it was my 127 cars that sunk me at mac and not my casper. Anyone have any insight?
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