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yeeewww

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  1. I am trying to avoid speculation this year. They can keep their secrets ......as long as they accept me lol
  2. One of my verifiers was contacted today. Feels earlier than years past, but I can't complain.
  3. If you do not have a pang of anxiety over something you said, did you even interview?!
  4. I am trying to find information on letters of reference for McGill's MDCM program. From what I can tell, you only need reference letters if you are applying to the combined MDCM& PhD. Is this correct? Lmk! Thank you.
  5. Hey! Yes, you can still apply as long as you only use the grades from your previous degree (BSc. 2019). You will be ineligible to apply if you start a MSc. or PhD where you will not defend before the start date of Dal's MD program. I am unsure of the exact date. You can leave your bachelor degree. I know student's who left Dal's Pharmacy program before their final year to study Dal Med.
  6. You and me both. I am sitting here refreshing my e-mail on one tab and refreshing this forum in another.
  7. People wouldn't call if they set a date and they were clear in their actions. The admissions office created this game...they might as well play along
  8. I have heard from a friend that the admission committee meets every Monday. Do we suspect that Monday's University Closure will affect the release date of acceptance letters? This wait is killing me and leading to a lot of forum speculation (almost can't help it haha).
  9. I think March 4th. First Monday in March. Last year, decision letters came out on the 5th.
  10. I think it is a good thing if your verifiers were contacted as it feels like progress in this dreadful process. However, I am not too worried if my verifiers are not contacted. I definitely go back and forth on my position haha
  11. Yeah, agreed. It can't be many. I went to Dal for my undergrad, and I opted out of the masters route given the rules for IP eligibility at the time. You were not able to be enrolled in post-secondary education to have your time spent living in the province to count. So dumb.
  12. I wonder how many additional applicants became eligible for IP status through this route.
  13. No, the university does not inform you where you stand. There is typically a premed 101 forum where you can anonymously poll your quantified application score. The success of the poll depends on people contributing their results. However, the quantified score does not tell you an applicant's Z-score, so you will sometimes see students with numerically smaller scores be offered admission over others.
  14. Each applicant needs to meet a minimum interview score and pass casper. Last year, a majority of the NB applicants did not hit their mark for interview score. As a result, there was additional seats available at the NB campus that went to OOP students. The NB students bombed the interview (if you will).
  15. 9 seats are available for OOP. Last application cycle, 60 OOP students interviewed and the OOP wait-list was around 20-25 people.
  16. As an OOP student, you need to have a strong connection with the Maritime provinces to even be considered for an interview. The 250 word maritime essay for OOP is the only thing that matters in securing an interview (after you meet the minimum MCAT and GPA). Approximately 60 OOP students are invited to interview for 9 seats and 700+ apply. As an IP student, you are guaranteed an interview if you have a 506 MCAT and 3.3 GPA. The interview is worth 40% of the application. That is a huge consideration. In addition, the IP application pool is much smaller, around 300 applicants, and the number of seats available are greater - 63 seats for NS, 30 seats for NB. This is a significant advantage. If you are serious about medicine, and you are willing to move to the maritimes. Then I highly recommend it. There is no advantage to living in Ontario. Also, you went to High School in Ontario, so McMaster will still consider you an IP applicant. There is no guarantees that you will get into Dal Med, but you will not be worst off by obtaining residency status. One thing to note, if you do pack your bags and move out east. Make sure you arrive before September 1st, 2019 and you have proof (i.e. plane ticket, signed lease, etc) to prove to the admissions board that you arrived before the cut-off. DM me if you have any questions. I was an OOP student last year, but now I am IP.
  17. Strange. I would think at this point that some applicants' verifiers would have been contacted.
  18. Has anyone's application verifiers been contacted yet? I have not heard from my verifiers, and we are now approximately one month out from decision letters (forecasting March 4th). Let me know!
  19. I was thinking the same thing. If you didn't get invited to interview with your stats....who the hell did they invite??
  20. Result: Regrets :( Time Stamp: 9:04AM wGPA/cGPA: 3.92 /3.90 Year: Graduated MCAT: 517 (129/126/131/131) - assuming it was my CARS score ECs: four summer research terms, community & hospital volunteering, lots of individual sports, executive of university society....etc Geography: In province Currently, feeling very frustrated with the application process.
  21. This is my current mood ahaha. In summer of 2017, I was accepted to USyd’s MD program but turned it down to try my luck in Canada...it’s now almost 2019. I feel like the Canadian system has created an arrested development for hundreds if not thousands of qualified students.
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