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  1. Baljinderthecrow

    UofT 2019 Application Discussion Thread

    I agree, I'm horrified about something like this happening to me too!
  2. So I am a 4th year applicant from Ontario with a GPA around 3.9 and an MCAT score of 512, with 125 in CARS. Unfortunately, due to the intense competition my stats are considered significantly below average and I have not received a single interview this cycle. I am debating if I should move out of province to increase my chances of getting accepted somewhere, and moving to Newfoundland is one of my options. Do any of you have any ideas or suggestions about this? Do you think that this is a viable strategy to get into medical school? And if anyone has done this before, then I would certainly love to receive some advice. Thank you!
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    Interview/MMI Prep

    I am interested in this
  4. Baljinderthecrow

    Interview Preparation

    Ok, I wasn't planning on doing this, but it seems like everyone wants me to make a group. Is a facebook group ok? If so then just PM me and I will add you to the group!
  5. I know that nobody has received interviews yet, but I think it would be a good idea to start preparing now so that we're ready when (if) we do get interviews. Has anyone made an interview prep group for this cycle? I am looking to join it.
  6. Baljinderthecrow

    UofA Indigenous Student Admissions Thoughts

    I recognize that there are urbanized indigenous communities spread across the country as well, and those communities certainly have a right to be served by Indigenous doctors. In my previous statement, I was referring to indigenous doctors from urban or rural indigenous communities that choose to work in non indigenous communities after they complete medicine. I think it would also be unfair if some people with 1/2 or 1/4 indigenous blood, who were not raised in indigenous communities and are not culturally indigenous in any way end up abusing such a policy and take a medical school seat from someone who is more deserving. Overall, I do agree that we need such a policy in place, but I just hope that they use it in such a way to maximize the benefit of indigenous people.
  7. Baljinderthecrow

    Opting out of Turnitin

    I think that opting out would only make them suspicious about your essays, and they would use other means to assess them for plagiarism. In my opinion, it is probably best to not opt out.
  8. Baljinderthecrow

    UofA Indigenous Student Admissions Thoughts

    Based on the article, it seems that any indigenous applicant who meets minimum admission requirements (and does not bomb their interview) will get an acceptance. Is it fair? No, in my opinion its not fair for the other applicants. However, I think this measure is absolutely necessary for the betterment of our indigenous community in Canada. I just hope that there are measures in place to ensure that the indigenous people who do get accepted end up working in their own communities and serve their people to the best of their abilities. I hope we don't end up getting some indigenous people who grew up in urban areas abusing this policy to gain a seat, where they then just end up working in a major city.
  9. I have applied to Wayne state this cycle many months ago, and they just reviewed my file last week. It is absolutely 100% without a doubt too late to apply for this cycle. Their last email was a money grab, don't fall for it.
  10. @Neurophiliac This is my first application cycle as I am an OOP 4th year UG student, and I was just rejected this week from UBC. Even though this was just my first rejection, I was quite upset, and have been demotivated ever since. I felt as if all these years of effort was meaningless, and I was jealous of in province applicants (some with lower TFR scores than me) having received interviews due to a geography bias. All that time spent volunteering, running clubs, doing research, maintaining a high GPA, spending entire summers studying for the MCAT and then having to redo the test the next summer (and lose one more summer in the process) due to CARS has not been easy. Now after reading your story, I feel quite motivated and and very inspired, you're story is in my eyes the definition of the word "dedication". I have decided now to delay being upset at least until schools from my home province of Ontario release interview invites, and even if I get no interviews this year, you're story has inspired me to continue improving my application and to reapply next year. I truly hope that you will get accepted this cycle, and wish you the best of luck with your future endeavours.
  11. Baljinderthecrow

    MCAT Cut-off for C/P

    They look at your overall GPA, and your last 2 years, whichever one is higher is the one they will use for their cutoff/ranking system.
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    MCAT Cut-off for C/P

    The MCAT cutoffs change each year I think, I know of someone who received an interview last cycle with a GPA in the low 3.8s and a 509 MCAT with a 125 in one section and 126 in another. My educated guess is that each year, their cutoff for GPA is low 3.8s or high 3.7s, and their MCAT cutoff is 125-126 per section, with an overall cutoff between 508-511.
  13. TIME STAMP: 8:28 EST Interview Invite or Regrets: Regrets Early or Regular Deadline: Regular GPA or AGPA (if applicable): ~88-89% Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): 4th year UG Geography (IP/OOP): OOP Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): A little bit of everything, including standard hospital volunteering, other clinical volunteering, research but no publications, member of multiple on campus clubs, working part time at various jobs, and probably some other stuff that I'm forgetting right now. NAQ: ~25 AQ: ~29 TFR: ~54 Idk what to say at this point, I am obviously quite upset for being rejected. I'm also a little jealous because I know that some people with lower TFRs than me will get interviews and will inevitably get accepted this year due to being in province, but such is life. This is my first time applying, and this is my first rejection, it definitely stings, but I am hopeful that my home province of Ontario will show me some love. If not, then well I guess I'll be applying again for round 2. Good luck to all of you who receive interviews!
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    Interview Invites date?

    I'm sitting at that IP average GPA too.......but im OOP. Hopefully my NAQ can pull its weight too!
  15. Baljinderthecrow

    Interview Invites date?

    Interesting, they invited 82 OOP for interviews this year. Hope I'm that 1 extra one
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