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    UofT Interview Invites/Regrets 2019

    TIME STAMP: February 13 Interview Date: N/A Result: Rejected wGPA: 3.91 MCAT: Didn't meet MCAT cutoffs (received my score a month after submitting my application) ECs: Hard to say, but I definitely through they were strong and my wording fit nicely with the four clusters Essays: Definitely strong, spent over 2 months writing them, with multiple edits from different healthcare workers that make up a multidisciplinary team to ensure diversity in the essays. Too bad my MCAT score wasn't what I expected. Year: Gap Year Geography: IP
  2. Hey everyone, Looking for 1-2 partner(s) to meet up IN-PERSON for panel prep at a local Starbucks or university/college campuses in the Toronto/Scarborough/Richmond Hill/Markham regions. I am looking to do about 2-3 sessions per week before the end of February! Reply to the post and I'll DM you as soon as I can! Cheers!
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    Queens Interview Invites/regrets 2019

    Result: RegretsTime Stamp: 31/01/19 8:59 amInterview Date: N/AwGPA/cGPA: 3.99Year: Gap yearMCAT: 503 (likely didn't meet cutoffs)ECs: See Ottawa postGeography: IP
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    Interview Invites/Regrets 2019

    Invite! Time Stamp: 12:38 PM EST Location: IP Stream: English wGPA: 3.98 Current year: Gap year ECs: Lots of research, sports and personal fitness, charity, not-for-profit, NSERC Casper: Thought I originally didn't do well since answers felt superficial, but again, it might have been okay this time. Really went through Doing Right and created my own problems to CASPer prep.
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    McMaster Interview Invites/Regrets 2019

    Invite/Reject: Regrets GPA: 3.73 CARS: Applied while waiting for MCAT retake scores, and unfortunately my CARS trended backwards on the actual thing. CASPER: Don't really know, but my application was already tossed out likely due to CARS. Geography: IP
  6. Came across a post on another web forum (R E D D I T) talking about how along the general process, demoralization commonly occurring within the learning setting, starting as early as they enter 1st year medicine. How true is this within Canadian medicine and what advice(s) would you insist to those who have not yet/beginning their journey? *https://www.r e d d i t.com/r/medicine/comments/a6b840/this_made_me_sad_and_angry_thoughts/ *erase the spaces.
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    Summer course

    Thanks! Yeah, I emailed admissions and they said you can use a pass/fail course from the summer of one year to make up the missing course (provided it wasn't a prereq) in another year. It's definitely good to get a solidify answer on this
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    OMSAS GPA Calculations

    Go to academic background A few letter grades were missing a + and they included my pass/failed grades courses in the GPA (which have a GPA 0.00) which aren’t suppose to be in the calculation.
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    OMSAS GPA Calculations

    The OMSAS calculations are currently out AND I strongly suggest you go through them carefully, I already found a few mistakes in my GPA.
  10. Hey, I'm currently looking for resources (or even a webpage) that can kind of briefly showcase ongoing issues and trends for Canadian healthcare - I know cannabis, medical assisted suicide, mental health + burnout, shortages, and AI-assisted technology are amongst the top issues/trends right now, but I think I may be missing some major issues. So I was wonder if any resources are available to help me touch up on some other issues/trends?
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    Summer course

    Might be overthinking it, but can a summer course that was graded on a CR/NCR basis be used as the "additional course" to a 4 course semester in a full time academic year?
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    Indenting on paragraph

    I was wondering if indentations for paragraphs are important as OMSAS keeps erasing all my indentation regardless of c/p or typing directly
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    wGPA assessed as cutoff or competitive?

    So, if GPA plays a role as a tie-breaker, then essentially it doesn't play a significant role in the pre-file review and just meeting their cut-of wGPA is enough? Kinda sucks to know that GPA isn't worth anything but a cut-off these days. :/ If CASPER and ABS is really worth a lot, it kind of troublesome, since a subjectivity bias can play a big role when these are being evaluated. Oh well, just got to follow the procedures and hope for the best.
  15. Hey, I was wondering if anyone knew if wGPA was assessed as a cutoff or competitively PRE-INTERVIEW? I was looking around the forum and the opinions seems spread as some believe that wGPA is a cutoff only and ECs and CASPER is what determine your interview invite, while others believe that simply meeting the minimum wGPA cutoff gets you the file review then wGPA will be assessed competitively as one portion of the file review.