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  1. I think there is a fair amount of luck in the process too. I did exactly this, 200hrs + interview practice converted to a much improved interview. I ended up with low waitlist for the second straight year.
  2. I'm not a swomen applicant, but I was low waitlisted for the second straight year despite what I felt like was a massive improvement in my interview. With luck I'll be right there with you again next year.
  3. I'm feeling calm. I'm feeling calm. I'm feeling calm. I'm feeling calm. I'm feeling calm. I'm feeling calm. I'm feeling calm... That chant is working for me.
  4. Someone should start a petition to get OMSAS to add a button for all of us. #Endthebuttonenvy
  5. Waitlist is an offer that requires a response isn't it?
  6. In the email they mention at a headset and mic are required "to have the most successful interview experience". I don't own one and I don't want to purchase one now. I've always been able to use the built in speaker and mic on my computer just fine. Do you guys think that will be OK?
  7. Could there have been a last minute cancelation? Hard to imagine they are aiming for that kind of short notice.
  8. It might just mean that MCAT and the other aspects of the application will be emphasized more. Grades were never really comparable anyway. That's not to say that MCAT or any of the other methods that medical schools use in their criteria are perfect. I'm just saying that if grades were to be de-emphasized, it wouldn't be a big loss.
  9. Hi,

    It's really kind of you to offer to help those of us who's interview format has been changed unexpectedly. I have an online panel interview coming up for Western Medicine. I'd love it if you could spare an hour for me. With these covid-19 social distancing measures, my schedule is really open so anytime would be fine. Thanks again for extending the offer!

  10. Given that half of the cohort has already been through the interview, I think Western is taking the right approach by not canceling the interview outright. But yeah, there is a good reason that community spread of the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) is expected in London. I would expect that at some point during an outbreak the system here will be pushed near the limit and if that happens before the interview weekend, I feel like interviews will for sure be cancelled for the reason that you mentioned. I don't want to make any predictions about the likelihood of that happening, but you can find some more information here: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30144-4/fulltext
  11. Focus on essays could be a viable idea. OMSAS abs however has never been a part of the evaluation for Western, I don't think they would or should all of a sudden include it now.
  12. Not sure, but they will very likely do statistics and make some sort of adjustment if the distribution of interview scores is significantly different between the weekends. Yeah another possibility is taking half the class from each weekend.
  13. Who else is entertaining the idea of suiting up from the waist up only ? :p
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