Result: Accepted of the waitlist (last week; only posting for stats)
Year: Graduated undergrad 4 years ago
MCAT: 518 (130/125/131/132)
EC: One 2nd author publication, 2 conferences, little bit of research in surgery and patient centered care. Student government throughout undergrad, international athlete, a bunch of miscellaneous cookie-cutter like activities (hospital volunteering, peer tutor, etc. etc.). Worked 2 full-time jobs throughout undergrad.
Reference Letters: Confident about all 3 referees. I knew all of them for 3+ years and have a very strong relationship
Interview: MMI felt great! Was getting good body language cues from actors/preceptors so definitely built up confidence from one station to the next. Panel was a completely different story. I thought it was quite difficult and I couldn't even come up with answers to questions I had already rehearsed.
I'm not going to lie, this took a while for me to accept that the acceptance is real. This was my 5th time applying and after getting rejected from UBC (my home province) I thought a new career search was in the horizon. I was not very hopeful of Queen's WL moving. To be accepted is such a humbling (and really overwhelming feeling)!
To anyone reading this and looking to (re)apply, please don't give up. It's such a grueling process, but it's well worth it once you get that acceptance letter. There's always a way if medicine is the career for you!