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  1. I got an initial email from them notifying me that they have my application. If you got that, it should be fine.
  2. It's very similar to MMI, except you're stuck with the same people the whole time. You will also get more experience based questions ("tell me a time when..."). But overall, you have the same types of questions: ethical, personal, acting, teaching... nothing is off limits. The questions are normally more straight-forward because you don't have 2 minutes to think about it. It's also helpful to have many different people you know ask you questions for 45 minutes staight. It feels fast sometimes, and other times it feels like an eternity. It's good to learn how long you're speaking because in MMI you're cut off, but in panel you could essentially go on forever (not actually, but yeah).
  3. No one can really tell you, unfortunately. If you did get flagged, why didn't other schools flag you? Could it be verifiers? Essays weren't proofread enough? We could brainstorm this, but it may be best to just call and ask if the rejections sent out were because you did something horribly wrong on your application. But because it's UofT, it was probably ECs/essays/year. I have a friend in third year who got an interview last year, but she was right on the last interview date, which she believes was the "waitlist" date. She has a 3.96GPA (wGPA of 4), as well as extensive research. Who knows.
  4. You would risk sounding robotic or rehearsed. It's better to paraphrase, that way you also show that you understand the principles, rather than just say the names. ex. "You have to balance not harming the patient and respecting their medical wishes."
  5. Your MCAT is fine. I wouldn't cause yourself pain and redo it. There's even a chance the CARS will drop.
  6. Result: Regrets Time Stamp: 9:00AM GPA: ~3.97 MCAT: All above 127. 517. ECs: Probably too weak. I have 3 years research, an international exchange, a wide variety of clubs and exec positions. No hospital volunteering, however. IP It's okay, Queen's was my last choice and I know they want stellar ECs and mine are fairly standard.
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    Non-health care related jobs for EC

    I put my retail job. I learned a lot about patience from shitty costumers...
  8. Sadly... probably in March. Like last year.
  9. "Interview dates are assigned at random as file reviews are completed and do not reflect any ranking in our admissions process." Did not know they disclosed this, whew.
  10. Queens is so consistent... it's gonna be Thurs.
  11. Heyo, Just posting again to say that we have a FB group for people who want to meet up and practice in Ottawa! Likely on the uO campus, both MMI and panel / french and english. Let me know if you want to be added.
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    Pre-Interview Scoring

    Yes, someone who got rejected called adcom to ask what basis they used to give interview invites and this is what they were told.
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    Pre-Interview Scoring

    One of my friends who's at uOttawa said she was told that they essentially just look at if they're done and if they're good or bad. They don't really look too heavily into the actually nitty gritty details. As long as they seem real, reliable and are actually positive.