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Monica Geller

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    Queens Waitlist 2018

    I posted my stats, but wanted to post here as well. Last year I was immediately offered an interview (rejected from everywhere else) at McMaster but than spent the summer on the waitlist (unsuccessfully) so I know how that feels very very well. Took this year off - was rejected from A TON of jobs in the healthcare field (which really hurt following the waitlist drag out and ultimate rejection) and ended up working 2 part time jobs: 1 in a high volume upssclae restaurant one at a healthcare start up. While my GPA is on the lower side of things My ECs refelect my "take opportunities where they arise" so while I do have a couple long term consitant things on their I also have summers doing only semi related lab work that allowed me to travel. Funnily enough in my panel interview they LOVED that I work as a hostess (short high volume client processing but making sure you are effecient and accurate). Any thing can help just look for skills everywhere! This round I was rejected across canada, but ended up getting a interview from queens off the waitlist (that I didn't even know I was on) and just got an acceptance off the waitlist!!! I am definitely more of an atypical case so just wanted to post to give people some hope, it is possible with a bit of (read: a ton of) luck!! just keep trying and dont give up just yet, use it to stregthen your resolve and start looking for any opportunity! *sorry for the long post, I just know how hard this is and hope it helps someone
  2. Result: Accepted (off Waitlist) Timestamp: May 22nd, 2018 2:07 PM (EDT) GPA: 3.68 cumulative, 2.74 last 2 years (3.92 in final year) MCAT: 514 (130 CARS) ECs: 2 publications, plus 2 in progress. presented at a couple conferences (1 international). 5 years research in a variety of fields and involved in a neuroscience outreach program (eventually as executive) throughout entire undergrad. deffinitely a bunch of diversity on here (my advice: take any and all opportunites that present themselves! even if they mat not be long term) with also some long term stuff Geography: IP Interview: Was actually pulled of a waitlist for an interview (I thought I was rejected until they called). Felt great about the panel. MMI is always hard to judge because I feel so weird about the timing of it (when to talk/stop talking) but I think it went decently? Year: Graduated UG 2017, working now (2 jobs: 1 in restaurant - high volume upscale restaurant which they seemed to really like in the panel, 1 in a healthcare start-up) Last year I was immediately offered an interview (rejected from everywhere else) at McMaster but than spent the summer on the waitlist (unsuccessfully), and this year Queens was my only interview so perseverance does sometimes pay off! I am definitely more of an atypical case so just wanted to post to give people some hope, it is possible with a bit of (read: a ton of) luck!!
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