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  1. Hi all, I'm hoping to apply to the Sunnybrook SRI research program for this upcoming summer. I believe the application is jointly submitted by a student and a potential PI, so I've reached out to a scientist and she has agreed to supervise me over the summer. Does anyone know where I can find a copy of the application form? I've looked through the SRI program website but haven't been able to find it. Thanks so much!
  2. Hi all, I've received interview invites to McMaster and U of T, and unfortunately they fall on the same date. I received my McMaster II some time ago and have sent in confirmation of attendance; I just received my U of T II today. Does anyone know how I should approach the conflict? Just shoot U of T (or Mac) an e-mail asking to re-schedule? Thanks so much!
  3. Hi all, I believe different schools have different procedures regarding follow-up questions in the MMI. Does McGill generally have follow-up questions? And if so, are they pre-determined follow-up questions, or might they be personalized based on one's answer? Finally, are there any other details to know about answering follow-ups? If answering this question would violate any NDA-like forms signed at the interview, please let me know and I'll delete this post. Thanks!
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    Interview Confirmation Documentation

    Thank you! Yes, today is the last day. Cheers!
  5. Hi all, Just wanted to confirm that the following three documents are all that's needed for confirming attendance to interview: Confirmation of Attendance sheet Non-disclosure sheet Scan of 2 pieces of photo ID with name, McGill ID, and interview date written on the page Thanks!
  6. Result: Regrets Time Stamp: 9:00 am Interview Date: N/A wGPA: 4.00 Year: 4th Year MCAT: 517 (131/127/131/128) ECs: Apparently not good enough - a poster and an oral presentation, VP on some clubs, student government positions Geography: IP
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    Interview Invites/Regrets 2019

    Rejection Time Stamp: 22/01/2019 11 AM Location: IP Stream: English wGPA: 3.98 Current year: 4th year ECs: I think decent - a couple leadership positions, tutoring positions, student government involvement, one pending publication Casper: good enough for Mac interview with 127 CARS
  8. Thanks so much, I appreciate all the info! Just to confirm, it looks like those school-specific cutoffs generally look at the year's GPA, rather than course-specific GPAs, is that correct? So for instance if a student gets a 3.7 in one course (0.5 credits) and 4.0 in all nine other courses (4.5 credits, making their yearly average >3.85) they would still meet the Ottawa cutoff? Edit: adding an @CardiacArrhythmia, just b/c I'm not sure if you get a notification otherwise
  9. Hi guys, I'm wondering if, post-acceptance, students must maintain certain minimum marks in their fourth year of undergraduate to actually retain their acceptance and go to medical school. If so, does anyone know what the terms of that conditional acceptance are? A friend mentioned that you have to get 80+ in all fourth courses, does anyone know if this is true? Thanks so much!
  10. Time Stamp: 1:08pm Invite/Reject: Invite GPA: 3.96 CARS: 127 Casper: Felt okay to slightly good about it Geography: IPP
  11. In 2014 interview invites came out on the 4th Wednesday of January. However, it must also be noted that in 2014 the 4th Wednesday of January was: Jan 24 The last quarter moon was visible at 47% CM Punk defeated Kane in a Smackdown
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    McMaster Interview Letter Timeline?

    Wow, next week is a lot sooner than I thought 0.o Shit's getting real!
  13. Keep in mind that the verifier you list does not have to be the program coordinator. The verifier can be anyone who can attest that you did the work you claim to have done. I think the safest bet is to find a friendly co-worker or another student who volunteered with you or something of that nature, since they are least likely to care about the dismissal. Asking the program coordinator would not be insane (regardless of how things ended, you still did put in work over the course of a couple years so you have valid grounds to ask for verification) but I don't think it's your best chance either. Basically I agree with what pyridoxal-phosphate said about asking people who you're on good terms with.
  14. Agree with Llamastan. This is a bit of a rough situation and I understand your hesitance to omit this activity since its inclusion would bolster your ABS. But ultimately I don't think it's worth the chance of jeopardizing your app. My two cents: - if there's someone that you're confident would support you and could act as a verifier (e.g. a co-volunteer who you're on good terms with), ask them to verify and include this position on your app - otherwise, do not include this position
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    Chances with low GPA but high CARS?

    For undergrads, McMaster hands out interviews based on the average of GPA, CARS, and Casper, weighted equally (Source). You can compare your stats against the McMaster med school matriculants to see if your CARS is good enough to 'cancel out' your GPA. This isn't a perfect estimator of interview likelihood for two reasons: 1) you're comparing yourself against matriculants, and one might expect that matriculants will generally have higher stats than were needed to receive an interview invite 2) We don't know how McMaster averages the values. Do they average each applicant's percentile for the three categories, or do they average in some other way? (In other words, it's not clear how GPA - on a scale of 0-4 - is converted to a value that can be averaged with CARS - on a scale of 118-132) Most recent available matriculant data 11 matriculants out of 206 had a lower GPA, so you're in the 5th percentile 140 matriculants out of 206 had a lower CARS, placing you in the 68th percentile (For sake of calculation, I counted your CARS score as higher than half of the matriculants who also had a 130 CARS score) Even accounting for the matriculant vs. interviewee difference noted above, I'd guess 68th percentile is not enough by itself to compensate for GPA. However it closes the gap considerably, so if you did better than the average interviewee on Casper that could close the remaining gap. Overall I'd guess you have a real chance at an interview (like, it's certainly not a guaranteed no) but I'd also guess that chance is less than 50%. Just my thoughts though, the data is definitely open to interpretation! Happy new year and good luck
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