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  1. Being concise is just a skill you have to practice. For me, I was forced to in a lot of my undergrad courses where we had mandatory discussion boards with 100-200 word length limits for pretty complex questions! It's a learned skill for sure, but over time I learned to cut the filler language in situations like that and just get the main point across. I'd say to try sample questions and keep working on making them shorter and shorter.
  2. My GPA was 3.92 and my CARS was 129.
  3. I think it's all about quality over quantity. It's better to have 3-4 thoughtful sentences that state the problem, look at the problem from multiple perspectives, and concisely state what YOU would do given the context and potential other perspectives. Feel free to PM me for more specifics! Good luck on your test. (This was my strategy- my CASPer score apparently helped me get an interview invite to Mac so I presume I did well enough!)
  4. Oh man, that is embarrassing: it reminds me of my current undergraduate school, which is absolutely not as accessible as it claims to be (just one example, but salting only the stairs in the dead of winter? A student I know who uses a wheelchair was really struggling with that!). That's a good point, but if the rooms are reasonably close together I can't foresee there will be too much of an issue. I'm slower, yes, but I can't imagine it's significantly slower in a way that would actually hold anyone up.
  5. My disability absolutely does not interfere with OMSAS's essential abilities (though the phrase "motor movements" in reference to emergency situations is a bit ambiguous: I'm not going to be running anywhere in any ER any time soon but I don't think that's what they mean!). Thank you, and I really hope so too!
  6. Thank you so much for your encouraging words! I'll keep you guys posted.
  7. Thank you for the luck! No idea how I did on Casper, but my MCAT/GPA helped me land an interview. Honestly, I kind of like the way McMaster chooses applicants for an interview: essay readers all have implicit biases and these might cause some otherwise very qualified and competent applicants to not get interviews at other schools.
  8. Thank you, I appreciate it! I would certainly hope so- from the looks of Mac's policies/etc. on their website they certainly look more supportive than my current undergrad school.
  9. Hi everyone, I just received an interview invite this morning for McMaster and am super excited, but also a bit nervous. My concern is that I have a very visible disability (I walk with a cane, it's due to a progressive genetic disorder so it's not a temporary thing). It's not as if I can just "forget the cane" for my interview: I guarantee I will look worse attempting to walk/stand/move around without it. I know if asked, I can provide a coherent, concise answer on how my disability does not limit me and has given me valuable insight into the experiences of those with disabilities and thus will help me be a better advocate for patients. I'm just worried it might be held against me, and am wondering if anyone who has interviewed before with a visible disability (I mean, I "look different" too but can't do nothin' about that ) or has other insight has handled interviews and the possibility of being discriminated against for a disability... Thank you in advance! I really appreciate it.
  10. Time Stamp: 9:06 AM Invite/Reject: Invite! GPA: 3.92 CARS: 129 Casper: Felt really confident about it, ethics is my strong suit. Third time doing the Casper for any reason though (not all were for medical school). Geography: IP
  11. Hi everyone, I would love to get some perspective from current students on disability-related accommodations at McMaster. How open and accepting did you find the school? Was it easy to get the accommodations you needed? How different was it from undergrad? I've read everything pertaining to this issue on McMaster's website but would love some input from current or former students. I appreciate all insights!
  12. No, I'm paranoid as lots of people seem to have 4.0's these days.
  13. Just received my MCAT score: I re-wrote on June 1st, 2019 and did much better than last time. GPA: 3.91 CARS: 129 Casper: Haven't written it yet In-province. What do you think?
  14. I have a GPA of 3.91 but unfortunately I only scored 125 on CARS despite consistently getting 130's on practice exams. I am confident I can excel at CASPER, I needed it to get in to my undergrad so I've actually written it before. Do I have a shot at getting interviewed?
  15. I have a GPA of 3.91 but unfortunately I only scored 125 on CARS despite consistently getting 130's on practice exams. I am confident I can excel at CASPER, I needed it to get in to my undergrad so I've actually written it before. Do I have a shot at getting interviewed?
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