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  1. Result: waitlist - good - english Timestamp: 7:42 AM cGPA: 3.97 MCAT: 518; 130/127/131/130 CASPer: got interview at mac - waitlisted at mac ECs: residence advisor (3y), research volunteer (clinical and basic science), exec on many clubs, lots of other stuff Interview: answered everything genuinely and honestly - it was not easy - but it felt better than last time i interviewed at ottawa (2018/19 cycle) Year: Graduated 2019 - gap year Geography: From Kingston 3rd cycle and second cycle interviewing - got waitlisted at u of t/mac/ottawa last year removing myself from waitlist
  2. not really sure how they contact you; i'm assuming/i think someone last year posted they got an email from u of t off the waitlist - if the school doesn't hear back from you, i'm pretty sure they go on to call you to make sure they get a hold of you and inform you of your offer.
  3. this is my experience/information from friends at u of t med who have said lots of people accept their u of t offers and there isn't much movement
  4. very little movement and not a big wait list either - i was on it last year and never got in - got rejected from it early june
  5. Result: Waitlisted Timestamp: 9:32 AM cGPA: 3.97 MCAT: 518; 130/127/131/130 ECs: residence advisor (3y), research volunteer (clinical and basic science), exec on many clubs, lots of other stuff Interview: answered everything genuinely and honestly - messed up 2 stations, 1 was meh - the others went fine; panel was the best part of my interview In-person or Virtual: in-person Year: Graduated 2019 - gap year Geography: From Kingston/attended queen's for undergrad removing myself from waitlist
  6. Result: Accepted - TDR Timestamp: 9:22 AM cGPA: 3.97 MCAT: 518; 130/127/131/130 ECs: residence advisor (3y), research volunteer (clinical and basic science), exec on many clubs, lots of other stuff Essays: Spent a month on them - had them reviewed by family members Interview: answered everything genuinely and honestly - it was not easy being virtual - hard to judge own performance In-person or Virtual: Virtual Year: Graduated 2019 - gap year Geography: From Kingston 3rd cycle and second cycle interviewing - got waitlisted at u of t/mac/ottawa last year
  7. Result: waitlist Timestamp: 8:18 cGPA: 3.97 CARS: 127 CASPer: good enough for ottawa interview and good waitlist Year: graduated 2019 Geography: IP Button: Yes removing myself from this waitlist
  8. sorry to hear that - i got waitlisted at ottawa but haven't had the courage to check OMSAS hope queen's works out for u
  9. my waitlist did not have a button last year - i vividly remember this bc i checked OMSAS daily for like 2 months after may 14
  10. https://afmc.ca/sites/default/files/pdf/2020_admission-requirements_EN.pdf check this out it details how many offers each school sends/year
  11. 2018/19 - i was just super nervous and kinda froze during some of the questions and didn't respond to them as i would expect an applicant to - the panel was also super cold and that did not help - i could've been better prepped this year - i did more practice and prep - felt more comfortable with my answers and although cliche - i genuinely spoke from the heart - lastly, my panel this year at ottawa was super warm and helped me feel more comfortable despite my initial nerves and thinking *i'm a failure/lack of self-confidence*
  12. the anxiety is real rn im gonna speak about how i felt about my interviews from both cycles: 2018/19: ottawa - did not go well --> bad waitlist mac --> meh, some stations went better than others - did not feel that i bombed anything --> waitlist u of t --> thought it went really well and related with all my interviewers --> waitlist 2019/2020: ottawa --> much better than last year's interview --> hopefully good waitlist queen's --> (in person) couldn't really tell how my MMI went, but panel went well --> guessing waitlist u of t --> online interviews, have no clue how it went, it was super unnatural but i did my best --> hopefully offer mac --> most likely in the lottery given my CARS score --> hope it turns out in my favour all this info is to really say its extremely difficult to predict your own performance and whether or not that translates into an offer. Last year i had an extremely rough time accepting my failure and completely broke down with no backup plan/zero clue what to do with my life for an entire year. this isn't an easy process and has the potential to break you as a person. remember regardless of the outcome, that if you want to pursue a career in medicine - keep doing it until you succeed. i'll leave you with the stockdale paradox - this has resonated with me at a deep level and has helped me cope with my failure during difficult times. even if it doesn't work out this year - i hope you keep trying! "The Stockdale Paradox": you must maintain unwavering faith that you can and will prevail in the end, regardless of the difficulties, and at the same time, have the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be. good luck to everyone - sorry for the long post
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