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  1. What do people mean when they say they "connected well" with their panel? Does that mean they responded positively to your answers?
  2. You'll be fine. One bad semester wont harm your chances much, and you've already improved significantly since then (great job by the way). Lots of schools have wGPA schemes that will help you. Even if you ignore those, if you can to maintain a 3.95 GPA for the rest of your undergrad, you'll end up with a 3.9, and be in a great position GPA wise. Keep doing what you're doing as its obviously working and you'll be fine!
  3. I remember last year there was apparently a written portion to the interview. I didn't see anything about it in this years email so I was wondering if it was removed from the interview process, and its just the panel interview now?
  4. Will you only be doing MMI prep or panel-style prep as well? I'm interested but I only have 1 interview and its going to be 45 min panel-style. Not sure if MMI prep will be helpful for me or not, this is my first interview. If you or anyone else has any insight please let me know.
  5. Status: Rejection Time Stamp: 12:37 Location: IP Stream: English MD MCAT: 516 (131/127/128/130) cGPA/2yr GPA: 3.82 (2yr) Current year: 5th year undergraduate ECs: Pretty run of the mill. Hospital volunteering, tutoring, 1 poster abstract, music, handful of hobbies. Pretty expected based off my GPA and ECs Congratulations to everyone who received an interview. Best of luck!
  6. MCAT is assessed as a cutoff pre-interview so there's no real competitive or non-competitive score. May or may not be used competitively post-interview, but no one knows for sure. If the CARS cutoff remains at 127 then you should be good MCAT-wise; but keep in mind the cutoff isn't stable and may go back up to 128 so its not guaranteed. Best of luck!
  7. No need to speculate. Western states pre-interview, GPA and MCAT are assessed purely as a cutoff. 3.7, 498 (just meeting cutoffs) is equivalent to 4.0, 528. Past that point, its only your essays that matter. https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/med_dent_admissions/medicine/admission_requirements.html
  8. Time Stamp: 10:03 AM Invite/reject: INVITE!!! SOO EXCITED!!! IP/OOP: IP SWOMEN (Y/N): N 2YGPA: 3.82 MCAT (CHEM/CARS/BIO/PSYCH): 127/129/128/128 Essays (X/8): 8/8, no About you section, repeated 1 activity once. Worked on them for a few weeks and edited them a lot. EC's are pretty average, but I think I wrote them well. I also tried to be very specific and give concrete examples of the things I learned in each activity rather than just stating it and moving on to how it would be applicable to medicine. Congrats to everyone else who received an interview
  9. Could you add a section for the MCAT to the template?
  10. Yours would be rounded to 3.72 I'm pretty sure
  11. We don't know exactly what the cutoff is, but if you look at past interview invite and acceptance threads, the lowest accepted total score is usually ~508 I think
  12. The only place you're barred from applying to would be Western. I think you'll just make the cutoffs for Queens. Your 127 CARS makes Mac more difficult for you, but if you have a strong GPA and do well in the CASPER, you should still be able to get an interview. Retake if you think you can do better in CARS to unlock Western and improve your chances at Mac, otherwise you're gucci for other Ontario schools.
  13. Hes a Western medsci student who published this article in the school paper https://westerngazette.ca/opinion/why-pre-meds-do-research/article_134287a6-35e8-11e9-8b0e-f3e09c3cb228.html Basically it said premeds shouldn't do research just for their med school app, and should only do it if they genuinely enjoy it. People did some digging and found out that Ronnie boy here has a hot-shot research dad at Sunnybrook who's been putting his name on papers since he was 12 years old. I was goofing around playing CoD and Runescape when I was 12 while this kid was supposedly slaving away at a lab in Sunnybrook lol. Whats worse is he has almost 200 publications to date, most of which are based on Facebook surveys and published in dog-shit tier predatory journals. He and a few other premed friends of his just rotate first author and pump this crap out at light-speed rates. This level of hypocrisy, nepotism and lack of academic integrity is just astronomical. Thankfully, if schools find out about his 200 publications, its likely to stick out as a huge red flag, and hell be rejected. Think about it, masters students who work 2-3 years full time on research end up publishing a few papers at most, and this kid somehow manages to pump out 200 as a full time student. Just doesn't make sense.
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