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Monocyte last won the day on February 2

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  1. Won’t know until the day of. One year they just sent one generic waitlist email, no indication of ranking. Last year they had an email that said “based on your ranking, it is unlikely you will be offered a position” or something to that effect.
  2. Monocyte

    May 14 Countdown

    Fair, I prefer having a set day lol. When interviews were being sent out there were expert level theories on the release dates with some going as far back as 2009 to make estimates
  3. Monocyte

    May 14 Countdown

    I didn't know it could be expressed so perfectly in words.
  4. Know many who share the same experience, they loved Guelph. Even many years after they graduated they still talk about how good it was there.
  5. Hi TD, Acceptances haven't gone out yet, you can repost this in 2 weeks
  6. Monocyte

    What to do next?

    If this one example is indicative of everything you’ve written, I think that answers it. Align your descriptions/responsibilities with the CanMEDs roles (advocate, leader, communicator, etc) as opposed to a verbatim description of your duties on the job.
  7. Monocyte

    Should I do a 5th year or graduate?

    Your MCAT is still really good, though it pulls you out of Western (128 was this year's cutoff). Your GPA should be fine enough for McMaster even with that CARS score, I've seen people get interviews with 126 with your GPA. In that case, CASPer would be what is pulling you down (for Ottawa too). You meet cutoffs for Toronto and Queen's, therefore it may speak to how you're describing your ECs. To be honest, this part of the application is extremely arbitrary compared to the other objective components. However, when you describe them, they should align with the CanMEDs roles, but should also be personally meaningful. However, again, if you get a person who just doesn't jive with what you are writing, you're SOL (same with the interview, unfortunately). It's the downside of having soooooo many people applying who possess exceptional stats, like yourself. Way to go getting an interview this year. Even though the outcome wasn't what you would have wanted, it's still such an accomplishment. The whole process is a learning experience, and I'm sure from your experiences this year, next year you'll be a lot more prepared.
  8. Monocyte

    Should I do a 5th year or graduate?

    What’s your MCAT? That GPA is killer. I would highly advise against a 5th year undergrad. If your MCAT is good, then it’s about how you’re describing your ECs/the breadth of your ECs, and CASPer.
  9. Monocyte

    May 14 Countdown

    Friends, this is a reminder that there is less than 1 month to go xd
  10. Monocyte

    May 14 Countdown

    Weekly, nightly, during the day, at least once every few hours.
  11. I think we need a common place to build our anxieties even further. Why not here?!
  12. Monocyte

    MMI Disaster

    I feel you on so many levels, but I have to remind myself that how you think you did literally means nothing. It's really hard to convince myself of that though lol.
  13. Monocyte

    MMI Disaster

    This exactly. 'Red flags' can be spotted in the MMI and you are also assessed for communication in the MMI. I wouldn't speculate unless the adcoms explicitly state on the website the purpose of the panel. Until then, I would just assume that all aspects of the interview are combined to determine where you 'placed'.
  14. Your chances now are the same as they were before every wave, the time they send it doesn't mean anything. I speak from experience, a rejection is not the end of the world. People on this forum have applied for 5 cycles before they even received 1 interview. Seeing as you had an interview elsewhere, you're very fortunate in that aspect so hold your head up!
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    This Is Insane

    Even in the absence of adcoms being notified, I think any person would be extremely suspicious of someone claiming to have published 30+ papers by 3rd year university. It extends so far beyond what the 'average' applicant has that one would automatically think "this is bogus".