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  1. Which Facebook group are you referring to? The Dalhousie Medicine Class of 2024 is the group you join once formally accepted. This group has nearly all students from the Class of 2023 group, as well as a few class of 2022 members. So the number of members in that group is useless. The only real benefit is to see the “New to the Group” section to see when they might have joined - although this doesn’t necessarily mean they have just gotten in off the WL. Is this clear?
  2. I was thinking you might have. I can understand completely why you’re looking at them numbers.. trust me there! It’s just that they seem a bit off this year, unsure why.
  3. Good point, I will second this. Try not to get hung up on the numbers here. I just finished Med1 at Dal. By looking at the academic timetable where those numbers were pulled from, there are several discrepancies, like class size, different number of people in different classes, etc. Unless they’ve changed it for this year, last year you registered for all Med 1 courses using “block registration” meaning you register for all of the classes with one click. So I’m not sure why there are differing numbers between units (e.g., between Foundations and Host Defence, etc). I can tell you that while Host Defence is quite challenging, there’s no way there is 20 people repeating it. Just out of the question. Med2’s do not take Host Defence, unless they’ve not passed the exam after several iterations, which is very unlikely. Med2 classes are also messed up too. There should be 116 seats available for all Med 2 classes, not 20.. TLDR; Don’t focus on the numbers, they look all messed up. Remain hopeful that the WL will move all.
  4. This is very good news for those on N.S. waitlist. Assuming this person was from N.S, that is. Best of luck all.
  5. Friend of mine got in off the NB waitlist today. Unsure of their score. Just updating for those anxiously waiting Best of luck
  6. Oh right, I’ve mixed them up. I’ll edit the above post to reflect that. Thanks!
  7. Thanks for that, so if you tally those average up, I would suspect, unless they’ve changed the scoring from last year: GPA: 14 points MCAT: 7 or 8 points Supplemental: 22.4 points MMI: 27.6 points For a total of either 71.00 or 72.00 Also, yes I did. I was lower than average on the MMI (which should be re-assuring to you, and others reading this), and one point lower on the GPA. I was much higher on the supplemental. And on par with the MCAT.
  8. You’re welcome! Very difficult to determine how you’ll fair when you talk about Z-scores specifically. Can you, or anyone else, provide the averages for each section?
  9. I don’t believe they would’ve fallen into that pool of applicants, but I couldn’t say with 100% certainty. My score was 71.07, and I believe they had a low 70. They got accepted, then I followed a month later. Hm. I can’t recall. If you’re bored and have the time, I’d go through the Accepted/waitlisted/etc thread at the top of the Dalhousie megathread and browse through it. I know there was a fair amount of NB movement last year. I remember because I was frustrated that the NS one wasn’t moving initially, but the NB did a lot. The NS one moved later on.
  10. I would keep in mind that this can vary year to year dramatically. I cannot recall exactly, but numbers like 65 come to mind? It’s important to mention that you’re total score is not what they use to admit someone off the WL. It’s a good predictor, but it is the Z-score they use - which you cannot calculate without the Standard deviations of each category. I remember last year that someone got in off the NS waitlist with a lower total score than I did. I was extremely confused at first, but then realized it came down to Z-scores. If you’re below the “65” I said above, I wouldn’t nix your chances altogether. You never know how many people will decline or accept another offer, especially with the current pandemic.
  11. Sure. The average for acceptance was 72. I had scored a 71.07, then was placed on the NS WL.
  12. How many OOP seats for the class in general? If so, I believe there are Nine OOP seats, although they upped the capacity this year by 12, so unclear if any of those go to OOP students, I’m betting not, but don’t quote me on that. Unfortunately those statistics I posted don’t break down how many declined by province. If you go back through the forums over the years, the PEI list has moved, just like the others.
  13. Hi all Last year I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to get in once I was waitlisted. I was one of the fortunate ones, and there are a few of us, who got in off the NS waitlist. I wanted to let you all know to have hope, especially if you’re one who is quite high on whichever waitlist you’re on, and even if your a bit farther down on the WL. The waitlist does move. It varies year to year, most of the movement occurs on the out of province waitlist, but other lists definitely move as well. I vividly remember hoping people decline their offers, which may sound odd to some people, but probably not to those on the WL. Below are statistics from the AFMC (https://afmc.ca/sites/default/files/pdf/2020_admission-requirements_EN.pdf) about Dalhousie. Pay attention to the “Offer Declined” section, which tells you how many students got in off the waitlist. I hope this helps many of you ease your minds and remain hopeful. Let me know if you any questions at all.
  14. Not due to COVID-19. They are synonymous emails. No need to worry.
  15. Hang in there everyone! You’ve waited around 4 months this cycle already since interviews. This is just a bump in the road. You’ll be in the class of 2024 soon enough. All hands are on deck for the current classes to my knowledge, organizing how we are going to finish the year online - very challenging with lots of moving parts. Unfortunately we are missing out on all clinical activities for the remainder of the term. We are all suffering, prospective students and current students, but we are in it together.
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