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  1. I think I only got an interview because I qualified as a rural applicant, but I'm not sure. Anyways looking at my scores I'm equally surprised, which is why I'm wondering in the future if a master's degree would help compensate for a lower GPA.
  2. This was my second year applying to med and my first interview, following which I got a rejection letter. When I began thinking about med school I knew my chances were slim as my GPA is quite low (3.4) and MCAT is 509. I figured what would strengthen my application was my work experience in the trades, in which I had leadership roles over 7 years working for the same company. However I only received 5/17 on my ECs (I also had volunteering, some research experience, athletics ect.). As I am a bit older I do not want to do a second undergrad just to increase my GPA, I would prefer to do a masters degree (I am also very interested is research my med is my first choice, and I have a PI willing to take me on) so I further myself and open more opportunities, but I realize that it won't do much for my GPA. Is my best bet to do a masters then apply again, while still having a PhD as a possible back up plan, will having a master degree make much difference? Or is it most likely that getting an interview this year was a fluke and I should not expect to get another giving my stats are so low, and I should focus on the MSc/PhD route?
  3. Result: Rejection GPA: 3.4 MCAT: 509 Current Degree: UG complete 2016 Geography (IP/OOP): IP ECs: 5/17 Thought I would have scored higher here as I am a bit older of an applicant with very diverse and demanding work experience, long term volunteering and research experience. I'm surprised I even got an interview being that low. Interview: Pass. Not sure what the best next step is. I am planning to do a masters degree this fall and possibly apply again but I'm not convinced that a master's degree will make up for my lower GPA. I'm tempted to apply again next cycle but I would not want to bail half way through a master's degree.
  4. Did you talk to U of a admissions, or is early to late May based on their timeline on the website?
  5. That's when I was contacted as well. Has anyone that applied not been contacted?
  6. Is everyone who applied for the financial need based scholarships is contacted for information verification?
  7. I don't know the wieght if the interview, if I'm remembering correctly they interview ~ 528 people for 162 seats.
  8. Result: Invite GPA: 3.4 MCAT: 509, 128 CARS Current Degree: UG complete 2016 Geography (IP/OOP): IP Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): Non traditional applicant, alot of diverse work experience in the trades following high school, and worked long hours operating heavy equipment during summers to pay for school holding positions providing alot of leadership experience. Volunteer research work, long term youth group and rehabilitation  volunteering, minor awards. Casper: second time doing Casper, felt confident with my answers afterwards.
  9. The application manual states a minimum of 85% of the seats are reserved for Alberta residents.
  10. That is from the U of C applicant manual, U of A does not score applications the same way.
  11. Where are you getting that maturity, insight, and reseliance is worth 10%?
  12. I remember reading that in last year's application, but this year all I can find is that it is based on living 3+ years between 12-18 in a community meeting rurality based on postal code.
  13. Hi, I was just wondering how one would go about finding what postal codes are considered rural to qualify for one of the rural applicatant spots? Or do you need to check the box if you think you qualify and then admissions decided if you qualify later on?
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