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  1. Today was the big day, and I was waitlisted. I know I'm not alone in this boat, and we are all probably wondering if there is any hope for us at all. I don't know all the answers, but I figured that it's better to die of anxiety together than to die of anxiety alone. Feel free to discuss any and all things related to the Mac 2019 interview waitlist. I'll start by linking a few previous year's waitlist threads: http://forums.premed101.com/topic/93767-number-of-students-on-interview-waitlist/ http://forums.premed101.com/topic/98384-interview-waitlist/ http://forums.premed101.com/topic/57878-waitlist-for-interview/ and by summarizing a bit of the info I gleamed from there: 1. The Mac interview waitlist seems to be about 20-30 people (which apparently had been posted previously but the link was removed). 2. The waitlist DOES move, some other schools/programs give out offers before the Mac interview date, and also sometimes people just can't make it. (Some people went as far as to say waitlisters have as high as a 50% chance of getting an interview) 3. We won't likely hear back until after the deadline to accept the interview offer (which I'm not sure about this year, but is likely early Feb), but we also might hear back as late as the day before the interviews, so keep your phone's on! Good luck all. A fellow waitlister.
  2. RPN-RN-MD

    2019 Interview Waitlist Thread

    None that I know of. I'm actually quite surprised that nobody has posted here about getting off the waitlist. It's almost as if nobody is posting much this year in general.
  3. RPN-RN-MD

    Mac Waitlist Invites

    Not that I've heard of, but several of us from the wait-list are on this thread (below) and I will post there if I hear anything. Good luck, and keep us posted also!
  4. All that UofT requires is: two full-course equivalents (FCEs) in any life science (in many schools this is counted in credits, which would be 12 credits) one FCE in any of social sciences, humanities, or a language (here it would be 6 credits) Which means that most nursing programs will already meet the course prerequisites. If you have any doubts as to whether or not a certain course can be counted towards one of the prerequisites, you can always email them at md.applicants@utoronto.ca with your course outline to ask them if it qualifies. Also, this has nothing to do with MCAT, I' not sure what you meant by that in your title. If you want to take electives towards preparing you for MCAT then that's a totally different kettle of fish. Good luck.
  5. You can write UofT med admissions (md.applicants@utoronto.ca) and ask them about your courses specifically, and can even send a copy of your transcript or your course description for them to look at to see which courses are appropriate. In general, if the course code is from a humanities/languages/social sciences/et cetera, then they are good for that part of the application, and I don't think you should have any problem getting the science part, being in nursing. Good luck
  6. As you can probably tell by my name, I am also taking the RPN-RN-MD route, and I know about its difficulties well. I have a few comments on your situation. 1. Most Ontario MD programs have no specific course prerequisites, so if you don't have them then you still have a decent shot (except Ottawa I believe). UofT only requires a certain number of science and humanities courses which shouldn't be hard to attain. 2. Doing another degree will help you in some circumstances, but not McMaster, they look at every grade you've ever received ( - your RPN school). 3. Like a previous poster said, if it's only one year that you had bad grades in then you might be fine, depending (unfortunately the UofT wGPA does not help us as we have too many pass/fail courses in nursing). 4. As for MCAT, I wouldn't actually be too worried, you can retake if you like and it doesn't matter (unlike GPA, which follows you for life); also, UofT hardly cares about MCAT, McMaster only looks at CARS, and Ottawa and NOSM don't even look at MCAT. 5. As you stated, your GPA is by far your weakest point; I generally advise against anybody going to Caribbean med schools, but maybe look into some of the other international ones (Ireland, Australia, UK, US, or other places if you speak the language), but keep in mind that it will be very difficult to come back to Canada to practice. 6. If you are truly determined, you can probably make it, but be prepared to take several years and possibly lots of money to get there. Good luck! Feel free to ask me any other questions you might have.
  7. RPN-RN-MD

    2019 Interview Waitlist Thread

    As far as I know for MD applications it is mainly US or other international schools that give offers of admission before the Mac interview date, but there might be a few Canadian MD/PhD programs that are earlier as well. Also keep in mind that people might decline an interview if it falls on the same day as another interview and they are unable to reschedule them. And never discount the possibility that people applied to Mac on a whim or as an extra backup, but since they got other interviews they might just drop this interview (remember that every year there are hundreds of applicants who do not even take the Casper test). Good luck
  8. RPN-RN-MD

    2019 Interview Waitlist Thread

    I got an email, I posted on the "Interview Invites/Regrets 2019" thread.
  9. Time Stamp: 1316 Invite/Reject: Waitlisted GPA: 3.99 CARS: 128 Casper: Felt kind of bad, (I previously wrote CASPer successfully for another program which felt better than this time) Geography: IP Anybody know how often the waitlist is actually called?
  10. Just pretend that they will send it out next Wednesday (which is probably most likely) and have a good night's sleep. We've stressed enough today.
  11. Flashbacks to when I was refreshing my OMSAS account a million times after the crash.
  12. 2014 was 4th Friday 2015 was 3rd Wednesday 2016 was 2nd Wednesday 2017 was 3rd Wednesday 2018 was 2nd Wednesday
  13. Last year the timestamps started around 2:20pm, so don't freak out just yet if you haven't gotten the email. (edit: also yes, we don't even know for sure if it will be today, it might be next week).