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    bins got a reaction from TylenolExtraStrength in 2020 Waitlist Thread   
    As someone who got off the waitlist last year, I do think timestamps matter for order. I had a very early timestamp and got an offer in the first wave. I also think that the bin theory is correct. They rank you based on interview performance and then GPA within these bins. You can see that based on the timestamp order going in GPA descending order and then when someone has 4.00 that marks the start of a new bin. At least last year they definitely did. But I don't think it's worth worrying about, because you still don't know how many people are ahead of you and how much time was between emails. The waitlist moves a lot, so don't consider it over for yourself yet if you got a "good" waitlist email. 
     
    Not sure if this helps or just makes people more nervous. At least when I was on the list, I was comforted by my earlier timestamp. 
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    bins got a reaction from Dr. Shqipe in 2020 Waitlist Thread   
    As someone who got off the waitlist last year, I do think timestamps matter for order. I had a very early timestamp and got an offer in the first wave. I also think that the bin theory is correct. They rank you based on interview performance and then GPA within these bins. You can see that based on the timestamp order going in GPA descending order and then when someone has 4.00 that marks the start of a new bin. At least last year they definitely did. But I don't think it's worth worrying about, because you still don't know how many people are ahead of you and how much time was between emails. The waitlist moves a lot, so don't consider it over for yourself yet if you got a "good" waitlist email. 
     
    Not sure if this helps or just makes people more nervous. At least when I was on the list, I was comforted by my earlier timestamp. 
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    bins got a reaction from MD_endgame in 2020 Waitlist Thread   
    As someone who got off the waitlist last year, I do think timestamps matter for order. I had a very early timestamp and got an offer in the first wave. I also think that the bin theory is correct. They rank you based on interview performance and then GPA within these bins. You can see that based on the timestamp order going in GPA descending order and then when someone has 4.00 that marks the start of a new bin. At least last year they definitely did. But I don't think it's worth worrying about, because you still don't know how many people are ahead of you and how much time was between emails. The waitlist moves a lot, so don't consider it over for yourself yet if you got a "good" waitlist email. 
     
    Not sure if this helps or just makes people more nervous. At least when I was on the list, I was comforted by my earlier timestamp. 
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    bins reacted to Crunch in 2020 Waitlist Thread   
    thank you Bins for your insight on bins!
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    bins got a reaction from Crunch in 2020 Waitlist Thread   
    As someone who got off the waitlist last year, I do think timestamps matter for order. I had a very early timestamp and got an offer in the first wave. I also think that the bin theory is correct. They rank you based on interview performance and then GPA within these bins. You can see that based on the timestamp order going in GPA descending order and then when someone has 4.00 that marks the start of a new bin. At least last year they definitely did. But I don't think it's worth worrying about, because you still don't know how many people are ahead of you and how much time was between emails. The waitlist moves a lot, so don't consider it over for yourself yet if you got a "good" waitlist email. 
     
    Not sure if this helps or just makes people more nervous. At least when I was on the list, I was comforted by my earlier timestamp. 
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    bins got a reaction from cubes868 in 2020 Waitlist Thread   
    As someone who got off the waitlist last year, I do think timestamps matter for order. I had a very early timestamp and got an offer in the first wave. I also think that the bin theory is correct. They rank you based on interview performance and then GPA within these bins. You can see that based on the timestamp order going in GPA descending order and then when someone has 4.00 that marks the start of a new bin. At least last year they definitely did. But I don't think it's worth worrying about, because you still don't know how many people are ahead of you and how much time was between emails. The waitlist moves a lot, so don't consider it over for yourself yet if you got a "good" waitlist email. 
     
    Not sure if this helps or just makes people more nervous. At least when I was on the list, I was comforted by my earlier timestamp. 
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    bins got a reaction from UwoToUo in Interview Format   
    Panel. If you got an invite, there should be an information package sent out with it/soon.
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    bins got a reaction from takasugi in Interview Format   
    Panel. If you got an invite, there should be an information package sent out with it/soon.
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    bins got a reaction from gatbacan in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    There is no limit on your undergrad. A few people in my class have fine arts undergrad degrees. Just matters that you take the prereqs. 
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    bins got a reaction from Jumpman in Better to do research in different labs?   
    I think there's pros and cons to both. I'll brainstorm with you.
    Staying in one lab:
    + Show commitment
    + Great reference letter and connection with a professor
    + Increased chance to publish (I bounced between 3 labs in my UG, never published) 
    + No need to be retrained constantly (there's always a slight bounce backwards in experience when you move lab to lab, for various reasons)
    - Less experience on research techniques and different areas of research (that's mainly for your own personal growth, ex. clinical, animal, wet, dry...)
    - Limited network and only one reference (but, hey, maybe that's OK if you know you'll have a reference elsewhere)
     
    I would suggest maybe asking you professor if you can do an exchange in another lab for a summer. I did this and went to Germany. It's a great experience and you'll get another connection internationally and will expand your knowledge on different cultures (woo cultural sensitivity!). Even if you want to stay in the same country, it's still a reasonable way to leave your current lab and come back.
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    bins got a reaction from SGSP in Advice regarding bipolar diagnosis   
    Some great advice has already been posted, but I also want to offer you encouragement as you enter into treatment and management. If controlled, I wouldn't doubt your potential. Seeing a psychologist is a great way to get to know yourself and your needs, and if through that you decide you need to lower your stress, then by all means do that. But fulfillment is important, and burnout is real... if you aren't doing what you truly desire, consider the effect it will have on your mental health. I hope you find a great psychologist who can help you through this decision, better than people on the internet! 
     
    And again, it's going to be okay. I was recently diagnosed with MDD and PTSD at the start of my first year (this past September). It's been rough, but we'll both get through it. I'm still aiming high, because I'm confident I'm going to get better and I KNOW going into Family Medicine (which I personally would find very unfulfilling), would make my depression worse. 
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    bins got a reaction from Redroses in Advice regarding bipolar diagnosis   
    Some great advice has already been posted, but I also want to offer you encouragement as you enter into treatment and management. If controlled, I wouldn't doubt your potential. Seeing a psychologist is a great way to get to know yourself and your needs, and if through that you decide you need to lower your stress, then by all means do that. But fulfillment is important, and burnout is real... if you aren't doing what you truly desire, consider the effect it will have on your mental health. I hope you find a great psychologist who can help you through this decision, better than people on the internet! 
     
    And again, it's going to be okay. I was recently diagnosed with MDD and PTSD at the start of my first year (this past September). It's been rough, but we'll both get through it. I'm still aiming high, because I'm confident I'm going to get better and I KNOW going into Family Medicine (which I personally would find very unfulfilling), would make my depression worse. 
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    bins reacted to SGSP in Advice regarding bipolar diagnosis   
    With all due respect, I don't think you know what you are talking about. Bipolar is not a walk in the park. Try staying a full year in bed doing absolutely nothing and thinking about how to end your life, then you can come talk to me about "career aspirations".
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    bins reacted to #YOLO in Advice regarding bipolar diagnosis   
    i would probably leave medicine tbh...
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    bins reacted to RPN-RN-MD in McMaster Waitlist Party   
    Accepted to Hamilton off of the waitlist!
    Timestamp: 1924, June 13th
    Thank you guys for waiting with me, we suffered together, and the more fortunate ones of us will now study together.
    And for all who didn't make it (yet, there are still a couple weeks left!) stay strong and have pride in the fact that you were among the strongest applicants of the entire year.
    See you in August,
    Cheers
    (P.S. Wendy Edge told me that they have just dealt with the deferral requests, and that had free up a couple spots)
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    bins got a reaction from tennie in Admitted but never kissed a girl   
    I'm going to completely disagree with you, as well. What defines "attractive" to a single person? You may think a girl is more attractive than you, she may disagree. If you think that every girl is looking at guys and going "Wow, he's under my league. I'm a 8/10 and he's only a 4/10", you're making a lot of assumptions. Most reasonable people don't think that way. There is no rule when it comes to what we find attractive, and these "exceptions" are simply people that exist with different tastes, but they do exist. Dating becomes a lot easier when you're not worried about leagues. Sure, a super model isn't going to date a slob, but that's not because she perceives him to be worse than her. Simply cleaning up your look and taking care of yourself can make you more confident and more attractive to most people, but you shouldn't rank others against yourself. 
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    bins got a reaction from duckduckgoose18 in McMaster Waitlist Party   
    So happy for you! Your wait is now over!!!
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    bins reacted to duckduckgoose18 in McMaster Waitlist Party   
    Accepted to Hamilton! Fell out of my chair when I got the news!
    Timestamp: 10:05AM
    Thanks to everyone here for your support and fingers crossed for anyone still waiting.
     
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    bins reacted to steelchopsticks in McMaster Waitlist Party   
    I dont even know how to say this right now... I’m at the gym finishing off a heavy squat day and the news almost knocked me clean over. Thank you to everyone here for helping me through one of the hardest months of my life... I cant wait to meet some of you in person in August...
     
    ACCEPTED!
    NIagara Regional Campus (2nd choice)
    email: 3:03 pm 
     
    Its drinks on me baby! Goodluck to everyone else. Will definitely be accepting :).
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    bins reacted to Inittowinit in Waitlist Support Thread - 2019   
    I think I speak for everyone when I say there’s this rotten feeling in my stomach telling me this is over for me. I know we don’t know that but that voice in my head is getting louder and more vicious
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    bins reacted to RPN-RN-MD in McMaster Waitlist Party   
    Many of us have probably already given up hope, and I don't blame you, but I still hold onto a small sliver.
    This sliver is primarily based on my analysis of past years (linked in my signature).
    Briefly, my data-mining has shown that each year, from the original list of waitlisters, the following percentage of them have received offers of admission:
    2015: 70% of 20
    2016: 40% of 30
    2017: 39% of 18
    2018: 71% of 17
    2019: 14% of 28 (so far)
    Although the variability is obvious, I also think that 14% is too low for this year to be over yet.
    Also, I don't believe that looking any farther back than 2015 would be helpful.
    At the very least, I hope these data will help future years. Good luck, all.
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    bins got a reaction from aposter in Living Recommendations   
    You can live close to the Hospital, for sure, but I would consider also living in Lees or Sandy Hill, which are student areas near the main campus of the University. A shuttle runs for free between both Lees and the main campus, frequently throughout the day. 
    I say this because Sandy Hill is close to downtown and other student resources, as well as grocery stores and major bus routes. Living by the hospital pretty much guarantees you'll be taking two buses everywhere. 
     
    That said, one of my friends in medical school lives near the hospital, and a lot do. They live in a full house near CHEO (about a 10 minute walk) and pay roughly 750$/month.
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    bins got a reaction from Elgar in Admitted but never kissed a girl   
    I'm going to completely disagree with you, as well. What defines "attractive" to a single person? You may think a girl is more attractive than you, she may disagree. If you think that every girl is looking at guys and going "Wow, he's under my league. I'm a 8/10 and he's only a 4/10", you're making a lot of assumptions. Most reasonable people don't think that way. There is no rule when it comes to what we find attractive, and these "exceptions" are simply people that exist with different tastes, but they do exist. Dating becomes a lot easier when you're not worried about leagues. Sure, a super model isn't going to date a slob, but that's not because she perceives him to be worse than her. Simply cleaning up your look and taking care of yourself can make you more confident and more attractive to most people, but you shouldn't rank others against yourself. 
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    bins reacted to bruh in Admitted but never kissed a girl   
    aw man that is no hard fact. That's just lowering your standards. If you think girls won't go for you because you're not on their level of attractiveness, then they won't. It's self-fulfilling prophecy. Like I mentioned in my earlier post, your thinking and your concept of your self is far more important than physical attractiveness. Your thinking is more along the lines of desperation. If you're a baller, you will get the girl. If you're desperate and succumb to any crumb of female attention then you will get the crumbs.
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    bins reacted to castelprayon in McMaster Waitlist Party   
    Also just got an offer (to WRC)!!!!!!! Email from Wendy came at 10:27am!
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