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  1. They have now changed the residency requirements AGAIN - back to one year??! https://www.ualberta.ca/medicine/programs/md/applying/citizenship-residency
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    Interviews 2019

    Your stats look great, it's unfortunate that we are lacking definite closure at the moment ... my stats are: GPA: 3.9 MCAT: 89th percentile, above section minimums ECs/Research: not that they matter at this stage, but I'd say I have a decent variety of things that are important to me, academic and athletic awards, employment leadership positions, and a few strong medically-related positions. Maritime Connection: I believed that this was strong, as half of my family is from the Maritimes, and they have lived there continuously for a very VERY long time. Myself and my immediate family (I was born and raised outside of region) remain closely tied to them - we visited many times, we keep in touch. My essay was personal/emotional, but also directly stated my motivations for wanting to study and work in the Maritimes. I'm upset, but I know the competition is insane. Maybe the essay didn't sit well with the reviewer...maybe it was too honest or personal in a sense? I am not sure...
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    Interviews 2019

    We can hope. I wish they would have sent rejections out at the same time, like they have in previous years.
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    Interviews 2019

    I haven't received an email yet (OOP) but I called and asked just now and apparently all invites were sent at once (IP and OOP). She said she did not know when rejections would come out, as it was not her who sent out the emails...either way it's not looking good and I'm feeling pretty gutted.
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    Interviews 2019

    Me neither.... ugh.
  6. My first verifier/first that I know of was contacted either earlier today or yesterday!
  7. Haven't heard from any of my verifiers yet, but I also did not explicitly tell any of them to let me know if they were contacted. I would think that because some of them that are familiar with the application process, they would let me know anyway, but still...hmm.
  8. sorry for the confusion guys I'm so out of it - clicked the wrong link/forum...rookie mistake. ignore my previous reply plz! i'll be more careful from now on.
  9. Last year, 521 (99th percentile) was the lowest MCAT score for OOP interviewees. Additionally, a 128 in CARS was also the cut-off for OOP - which was 90th % last year. Your GPA does not matter for Sask so long as you are above 85% this year. It doesn't factor into your ranking for an interview or admission at all. It's only the MCAT (and then interview if you get one). I'd say apply anyways because the OOP applicant pool could shift from year to year...best of luck! Source (Page 14/22): https://medicine.usask.ca/documents/ugme/admission/Entry2019ApplicantInformation.pdf
  10. Hey thank you!! Mine finally updated the other day. Sooooo slow but at least I know they have my transcripts.
  11. Hey guys, I submitted section 1 of my app on August 22nd. I sent my transcipts in the mail the same day. My BearTracks to-do list is still completely blank so I have no idea about my transcript status. Can anyone who has applied in previous years chime in on when their Beartracks finally updated...not sure at what point I'll have to re-send my transcripts if that's the case.
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    In the Help Guide they say that if you are continuing an activity, then enter the "end date" as June 1 2018.
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    Organizations for Service Trips

    Depending on where you are located, your city/town may have opportunities to work/volunteer with people in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Maybe you could do some searching and see if your university or nearby organizations have a mentor program where you work with vulnerable groups. There are also some camp counselor positions/camps themselves I'm sure that are geared more to providing experiences for disadvantaged or at-risk youth.
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    Help please!

    If it's just Friday and Saturday, I think you should keep it, especially if it helps you out financially. I struggled with balance too even though I've never had to work during the school year (Was a varsity athlete though my first two years, an 15-25 hours a week of training/practices/meets was taxing) but the change in study habits is crucial. You can do it, try to get into a rhythm this semester and then as you feel comfortable seek out some other activities you enjoy.
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    Help please!

    You did great in first year, give yourself some credit. :) As someone who finished first year with only a 3.0 GPA (73% average), the way I improved my grade drastically (3.96, 3.87, 3.97 my next three years) was reviewing my notes right after class. Don't wait until a week or so before a midterm to look back on all the lectures so far. When you study for a class as little as 30-45 min daily, you'll master things early on and store them into longterm memory, and you'll know what things you need clarification on or what you need to study more. I'm not sure what your schedule is like, but try to squeeze those quick reviews of lectures or labs in before work, or in between classes. Organic Chemistry is tough (I took it in my first year when I didn't know how to study/was too scared to ask for help, pulled off a B- ... with GOOD habits you can certainly get an A!!!), but again - stay on top of everything, do practice problems, ask for clarification as soon as you don't understand something, you will be fine! Go into it with an attitude of "I am going to do great" - don't buy into the fearmongering.