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  1. I couldn't find this one at first - my bad! I have added it to the original list and poll above. Thank you for sharing!
  2. I am really bored and looking for ways to pass the time, so I spent the last 20 minutes compiling a list of all the interview/admissions videos for the 2019/2020 application cycle that I could find. Inspired by the Oscars, I turned this into a poll (answers are anonymous). Feel free to vote for whichever school you thought had the best interview video, or if you're particularly loyal, just vote for the medical school you currently attend/will be attending to show the competition who is boss around here. I tried my best to find as many videos as I could. If your school made one and it is not on this list, you can comment it below. Feel free to leave comments as to why one video is superior to another! Let the games begin! University of British Columbia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CbEOlLUKPE University of Alberta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw1nOQFX9qo University of Toronto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA0OE01fVQU Western University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k3yA9esWo8 Queen's University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KCM1qe4pnU McMaster University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc68Y6WTs3U Northern Ontario School of Medicine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhimmvLjLfA University of Ottawa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKHl0maZLe4 Université de Sherbrooke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbTV7f9ke5w Memorial University of Newfoundland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JphsKeMlKKs
  3. Wow the current state of this thread makes me want to s c r e a m AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH
  4. To check or not to check, that is the question...
  5. Thank you for sharing this! So it is possible that an offer may not show up on OMSAS at midnight but may appear the next morning?
  6. haha in all seriousness though, thank you for the reply! I was more referring to OMSAS in general rather than just the button, but I also appreciate a more technical opinion when it comes to buttongate.
  7. Okay, OMSAS midnight watch time. Now that it's May 11, any changes on OMSAS? Has someone checked the source code? OMSAS, SHOW US A SIGN!!!
  8. Wondering the same thing! Also, does anyone know how many first round offers Queen's initially sends out?
  9. Does anyone know if SOLUS (for Queen's applicants) updates at midnight?
  10. Good point. Mac talk/gossip/full-blown fistfights can be moved to this thread below.
  11. I think that the arguments presented above are valid, and I do see where you are all coming from. I noticed that some of the replies to my post are from current medical students. I think it is easier to justify the lottery system as someone who is already in medical school, but it is a harder pill to swallow as an applicant. As an applicant, I feel like it is tough to not have any control in this process. At least with the interview, you feel some control over the process. Anyways, I get your arguments above. And if you are a current medical student, I do think it is harder to see it from your point of view when the rest of us are applicants who are currently experiencing this whole lottery process. Keeping in mind the arguments above, maybe this sheds a light on the medical admissions system in general. Regardless, it kinda sucks to go through all of this. But c'est la vie!
  12. Regarding McMaster, I know that a lot of people are saying that anyone in the top 550 can be a good physician and is well qualified to do so, but I want to argue this point. Just because someone has a high GPA, CARS, and/or CASPer, does that really make them a good physician? People are arguing that out of the 550 interviewees, it doesn't matter who you pick because they are all great candidates, but I disagree. I think it does matter who you pick for your class among the 550 interviewees. Great numbers do not = great physician. Mac doesn't look at ABS. Mac doesn't look at references. I don't think Mac actually knows who you are as a person before interviews. Yes, there will be many good, qualified people amongst the 550 interviewees, but there will also be some bad apples. And when Mac uses a lottery to select its class, you will inevitably have some bad apples slipping through and gaining offers they might otherwise not have through an MMI process. Yes, I know that MMIs aren't perfect and that they have their own flaws. I know that people can practice for them and become good at them, but I still think that they are better than nothing. I firmly believe that selecting physicians without speaking to them, either online or in-person, is not the way to go. Anyways, my point is that justifying a lottery system with the argument "anyone in the top 550 would make a good physician" is not right. Again, great numbers do not = great physician. I do not believe that everyone in the top 550 would make a good physician.
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