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  1. unarmed walrus

    2019 Interview Waitlist Thread

    I was on the waitlist last year, and unfortunately did not end up getting an interview, but I know that several other people did. Good luck!
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    Selection criteria for interview

    Right, and I got an interview with a 3.70 wGPA (3.40 cGPA), so if GPA does count towards the interview selection formula, it probably doesn't count for much.
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    Selection criteria for interview

    I agree that GPA and MCAT thresholds are used as cuts in the first of several sequential steps, and I agree that after the interview it's clear that only ABS, LOR, and interview scores matter. But what I'm saying is that in addition to being used as cuts, I think that GPA and MCAT scores are also built into the formula (along with LOR and ABS) that determines which 500 of the 2000 get an interview.
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    Selection criteria for interview

    Are you quite sure about this? The website states that "Based on GPA, MCAT, Sketch and Reference Letter scores, a rank order list is generated. Approximately 500 of the top ranking applicants are invited to come to Queen’s for an interview". This leads me to think that GPA and MCAT are used not just as cutoffs but also competitively, i.e. a score (perhaps a z-score) is assigned to your GPA and to your mcat and that is used as part of the formula for the selection of those 500 who are interviewed.
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    Ontario Med School Seats

    This is not true. 90% of seats at McMaster are reserved for Ontario residents. Ottawa doesn't reserve seats but the cutoffs vary depending on your location.
  6. Result: Accepted Time stamp: 8:43am EST cGPA: 3.4 (wGPA 3.7) MCAT: 517 ECs: Pretty unique, I think (PM for more info) Interview: Panel was great, MMI was NOT (or at least didn't FEEL) great. Year: Graduate degree, been working for a few years. Geography: IP
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    McMaster Interview Invites/Regrets 2018

    Thank you on behalf of us waitlisters hoping to get called up for a Mac interview!
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    Need some encouragement?

    I know how you feel. Queen's was my only interview invite as well and I too interviewed in February. I did fair amount of MMI practice beforehand but some of the real ones threw me off quite a bit. I've heard that many (most?) people who end up getting in feel similarly uncertain/disappointed about their MMI performance, so try not to dwell on it too much.
  9. unarmed walrus

    Interview waitlist

    Pretty odd that no one on the forum seems to have been invited. With interviews starting this weekend I can't imagine that any of us are going to get a call at this point.
  10. unarmed walrus

    Interview waitlist

    I'm surprised that we haven't heard anything re: movement of the interview waitlist. It seems that there are a lot of us here on it, but no one has posted anything about hearing back about it. We're only two weeks away from the first weekend now...
  11. unarmed walrus

    Just got an interview off waitlist...

    Where did you hear this? The website states pretty unambiguously that post-interview ranking is based on the interview, ABS, and letters of reference.
  12. unarmed walrus

    Queens MD Invites/Regrets 2018

    I also received an invite off the waitlist this morning! I updated my stats post accordingly. What a surprise, given that there was no indication I was anything but rejected when the emails were sent out last week!
  13. unarmed walrus

    Interview waitlist

    The deadline for invited candidates to respond to their interview invitations is next Friday (the 9th), so I imagine we'll see at least a bit of movement from the waitlist after that date.
  14. unarmed walrus

    Queens MD Invites/Regrets 2018

    Result: Invited from waitlist on February 6! Time Stamp: 3:06pm Interview date: February 24 wGPA: 3.70; cGPA: 3.45 Current year: Master's complete; working full-time for a few years MCAT: 128/129/129/131 (517) ECs: Post-secondary teaching, international research work, several publications, and some other unique things (along with the usual clubs/sports/music/volunteering).
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    McMaster Interview Response Form

    Out of curiosity, what is the deadline for responding to the interview offer? I'm a waitlister and just curious about when the waitlist might start to move.
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