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  1. 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
  2. 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!
  3. Time Stamp: 1:08pm Invite/Reject: Invite GPA: 3.96 CARS: 127 Casper: Felt okay to slightly good about it Geography: IPP
  4. 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
  5. striders02

    McMaster Interview Letter Timeline?

    Wow, next week is a lot sooner than I thought 0.o Shit's getting real!
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. striders02

    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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    Interview Invites date?

    Sorry dude 61.84. https://mdprogram.med.ubc.ca/files/2018/12/Interim-Statistics-2018-19-MED-2023.pdf
  10. striders02

    Interview Invites date?

    Just out of curiosity, where are you guys getting these 5:30/6:00p.m. cutoff times from? Like did UBC say this or is it speculation based on what would be a reasonable send-out strategy.
  11. striders02

    Interview Invites date?

    Pope John Paul the Interview Invite
  12. striders02

    Interview Invites date?

    In case this link also isn't working, go to r e d d i t.com/r/premedcanada and click on the UBC Interview Invite/Regrets thread
  13. striders02

    Incomplete Application email

    To make sure I'm not missing anything, all we need for applying to MDCM is: Fill out the WebApp profile (WebApp platform) Academic workbook (e-mail) CV (Minerva) Verifiers (Minerva) Proof of Citizenship (Minerva) Unofficial transcript (Minerva) CASPER (Release to McGill from takecasper.com) MCAT (Release to McGill from AAMC) Could anyone confirm?
  14. Thanks! And how did you get your Minerva PIN? Did you get that when you received the WebApp application receipt email?