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  1. Did you get put on the waitlist today at 7:53? Is McMaster your only hope at becoming an MD? if so, then please join the party. Feel free to discuss anything and everything regarding the waitlist. Here is a link to last year's waitlist thread: http://forums.premed101.com/topic/99542-mcmaster-waitlist-party/ Have fun, keep us updated, and I hope to see you all in August!
  2. RPN-RN-MD

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    As far as I know they do not release any information about waitlist movement, I know people have called in the past and all get the same canned answer. I assume that there is still potential for movement until Wendy Edge sends out the letter notifying everybody still on the waitlist that the spots have all been filled up. Historically that has happened in late June.
  3. RPN-RN-MD

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    If you are waitlisted again next year then DO IT! And I'll be sure to chime in and support you guys! (P.S. I haven't updated my analysis in a bit, I'll update it soon) Good luck
  4. I generally agree that the nursing profession is not often supportive of nurses pursuing medicine, however the exception to that (in my experience) is academic nurses. Every nursing professor or nursing faculty that I have discussed my goals with has been very supportive of my pursuit, and I even got two letters of recommendation from nursing faculty an professors at my school. Since you seem to be leaning towards getting an NP, I would suggest to try to build good relationships with the academic nurses that you encounter in the program and (if you feel that one or another is approachable) let them know about your plans. It is also generally advised to have non-academic LORs, but that doesn't have to be in research, it could be, or it could be from volunteer work or another extracurricular. If you are in it for the long-haul, just keep that in mind and get involved with whatever opportunities come your way. Good luck! we need more nurses in medicine.
  5. RPN-RN-MD

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Neither one, she just said: "We have just dealt with our deferral requests so that has freed up a couple of spots!"
  6. RPN-RN-MD

    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)
  7. RPN-RN-MD

    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.
  8. RPN-RN-MD

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    I'm not against having discussion here, but too much off topic might make it more difficult for future students to look through the old forums for useful information. Also, your questions might yield helpful information for others, but they will never find it if it is buried inside a waitlist forum.
  9. RPN-RN-MD

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    I doubt it, most people don't even know what the curriculum change is, and none of us actually know how it will play out in the long run. Also, I've come across a post listing the curriculum change as a bad thing, and a reason to not choose Mac.
  10. RPN-RN-MD

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Okay, I'm still working on the full analysis (which is posted as a second page to the first analysis), but so far it seems that last year, of the original self-declared waitlist, 70% of them received offers (12/17). So far, only 14% of this year's self-declared waitlist has been given offers (4/28). THAT is the reason that I think that we have only seen a small wave so far.
  11. RPN-RN-MD

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Oh no, now I'm going to have to go back and do another analysis? See you back here in a few hours...
  12. RPN-RN-MD

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Lol, thanks for the confidence. Also, I still don't believe that yesterday was the "big movement" day for waitlisters. I've updated my spreadsheet and still only 3 of the original 18 on the waitlist have been given offers. (the other 6 offers were to people who hadn't self-reported to be on the waitlist prior, so aren't part of the original denominator). https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1veut8qS9UI8PeHtni7NK7Vx9ONmUgoNYCohJx-G3Cx0/edit?usp=sharing
  13. wait, so you got the email 5 days ago? Also, I thought that timestamps did mean something, nothing to do with when you will be called or what position you are in the list, but it just has to do with where your name falls in the alphabet.
  14. RPN-RN-MD

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    I doubt it, in previous years the big movements seemed to mostly be around midday or early afternoon. Also there are enough of us that we would have more than just one person posting.
  15. RPN-RN-MD

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    So, out of curiosity (and an excess of free time) I just checked to see how the OPs of McMaster's previous "waitlist party" threads fared. 2012: http://forums.premed101.com/topic/60549-waitlist-thread-2012/ 2013: http://forums.premed101.com/topic/70097-waitlist-party-thread/ 2014: http://forums.premed101.com/topic/77637-waitlist-party/ 2015: http://forums.premed101.com/topic/84622-for-them-waitlisters/ 2016: The 2015 thread was used 2017: The 2015 thread was used 2018: http://forums.premed101.com/topic/99542-mcmaster-waitlist-party/ In each of these cases, the OP of the waitlist thread was accepted off of the waitlist. That gives me hope Good luck to us all tomorrow.
  16. RPN-RN-MD

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    I second what uRme said. Also, consider this: 16 people self-reported to be on the waitlist, 4 people so far have been accepted off the waitlist (but none of those were from the original 16 mentioned earlier). So apparently there is a high predisposition to tell everybody that one was been accepted off the waitlist. That means that if there is any movement we are likely to see it, and the 4 offers so far only represent a small amount of movement. I suspect that tomorrow or the day after (or both) we will see a lot of movement, and then it will drop back down to a slow trickle.
  17. RPN-RN-MD

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Last name early in alphabet, timestamp 7:53
  18. RPN-RN-MD

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    I agree that this would make sense, but we do know that in the past there have been a couple offers given out before the 2 week mark, so I'm not sure how they do it. Also though, I would be happy to get any offer. I'd rather not psych myself up for my top choice because it might just make me disappointed if I get another one.
  19. RPN-RN-MD

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    My speculations are not any better than yours. Maybe if we had the entire list of waitlisted people and everything about their waitlist emails then we could make some sense of it, but I doubt it. I say we just hope for the best and expect the worst.
  20. RPN-RN-MD

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Send times refer to when McMaster sent the emails, delivery times refer to when your email provider received and processed the emails into your inbox (unless you are not using a browser-based email). So some of the artifacts mentioned by @aneilm might be mitigated if you look at the time they were sent by McMaster, although there are likely other artifacts that can't be controlled for.
  21. RPN-RN-MD

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    While I agree that the email times are likely inconsequential, if there is anything to be discovered it would not be from the email delivery times, but from the send times. For example, my waitlist email took 33 seconds to be delivered to me from the time it was sent (from 07:53:14 to 07:53:47), I suspect that this delivery time varies between email hosts and maybe even between internet service providers. Any ways, it would be interesting to see if this means anything, although I doubt it.
  22. RPN-RN-MD

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    I've made a spreadsheet with all the data I could find for this year's application, here it is https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1veut8qS9UI8PeHtni7NK7Vx9ONmUgoNYCohJx-G3Cx0/edit?usp=sharing Feel free to keep it updated. P.S. of the original people who posted their interview invite, it seems that only 16.6% of them also posted that they were waitlisted. Edit: I know that I am adding to the speculation here (there is not much else we can do while we wait) but I do actually think this is fairly useless. I doubt that McMaster would make it too big, and there is no way that McMaster would make the waitlist too small, so it's probably somewhere between 40% and 60%.
  23. Result: Waitlisted (EDIT: Accepted off waitlist to Hamilton campus on June 13th) Time-stamp: May 14th, 7:53 am cGPA: 3.99 CARS: 128 CASPer: Doesn't matter anymore MMI: Nobody knows, felt like a mixed bag of great and super awkward. Year: Final year UG Geography: IP
  24. RPN-RN-MD

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    I have the same understanding, 330 (or 316) were the number of total offers before they filled the seats, not the number of initial offers sent out in the first round.
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