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  1. Hi there. I’ll try to keep this short. I’m two months into my “gap” year after not having been accepted at NOSM this spring, and I’m already driving myself crazy thinking about having to deal with not getting accepted again next year. This is my third round of applications and my second attempt at NOSM. I’m confident (on most days) that I will get an interview invite again this January. My issue is that I walked out of my interview this year feeling like a million bucks, yet unfortunately still did not get accepted. Clearly I didn’t do as well as I thought. I’m just wondering if anyone who has received an acceptance can offer any advice on how to do well on the interview? How did you prepare? Any tips or pointers? Anything at all at this point will help. I’m just trying my best to be as prepared as possible for this upcoming interview cycle. I was heartbroken this May when I received that rejection letter. I’m just looking for any advice from those who have been accepted. Sorry for the long post.
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    Should I fight for marks??

    I fought for several of my grades all throughout university. What’s important to remember, however, is to be polite, calm, and respectful at all times. Also, make sure that you are approaching your TA with justified reasoning for why you believe you deserve a higher grade. Asking them for a higher grade because you worked hard won’t get you the marks. Explaining your situation, outlining specifically why you should receive a higher grade, and backing up your request with concrete proof from, for example, your lab manual, should earn you some points. If the TA is unreasonable and still refuses to change your mark, approach your prof and see if they can help rectify the situation. I hope everything works out for you!
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    Interview Invites 2018/2019 cycle

    Got the rejection letter today. Ontario applicant. Was expected. Good luck and congrats to everyone who received an interview!
  4. This happened to me as well... can’t see the phone numbers anymore, but I’m 100 percent sure I added them. Anyone find out more about this?
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    Interview invites 2018

    Timestamp: 8:54am (January 10th, 2018) Interview: Yes! GPA: 3.87 Context: Indigenous. Born and raised in Northern Ontario. Moved to Central Ontario at age 18 for university. ECs: Rep hockey since age 9, peer tutoring and mentoring, 300+ hours of surgical observership, volunteer work with marginalized individuals, multiple hockey awards, tons of travel experience, various scholarships and awards, etc. Non-trad?: No # of previous applications: 0 Interview Location/Date/Time: Thunder Bay