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  1. Honestly, excluding winter 2020 grades seems tame compared to using a lottery system for offers like last cycle.
  2. Is it true that the CMA backpack colour reveal is happening tomorrow during Calgary's first day of O week?
  3. thank you! i'm also skeptical of us getting bright blue because both the classes of 2020 and 2021 had blue bags (light blue, then dark blue)
  4. press f for all the 2024s who don't have a girlfriend/boyfriend
  5. What were the colour options again? I just remember seeing yellow and orange and saying NOPE!
  6. Apparently UBC and Alberta both announced that they will be fully online for the fall semester. Surprised because the western provinces are doing better in terms of COVID than Ontario.
  7. Not a UBC student, but I thought they emailed you earlier saying that it would be hybrid? Did they change their decision?
  8. I haven't revisited any Mac-related forums since May 12, but I wanted to come back to see how much the waitlist moved. Like many of you, I was really frustrated when learning about Mac's lottery selection, but I still think that their medical program is great and will produce terrific doctors. I was fortunate enough to receive an offer to the medical school in my home province, so I won't be at Mac, but I wanted to share what I think about the current state of waitlist movement. Like some other users above, I also think that the Mac waitlist did not move as much this year. I can't confirm anything, but based on the 2023 Mac Med Facebook group, about 50-60 people have joined since May 26 (a day before the first large wave of waitlist acceptances). While I know that the school stated that they can offer guaranteed interviews next year to unaccepted applicants since most people off the WL either get an offer to Mac or another school, I don't think this trend is true this year. First, only 70-76% of the top 100 get an offer of admission, so those are 30 applicants that are automatically accepted who would have done quite below average on the MMI (enough to offset a combination of high GPA + CARS). It is very possible that these same applicants may have gotten interviews at other schools because of their stats, but they would not have performed well at those interviews either. Thus, Mac is their only offer, and they automatically get a spot which they have to accept. Now for the rest of the Mac spots, I personally know a few people who honestly would not have performed well in the MMI but who received a spot from the lottery. That doesn't mean that they will be poor physicians, but I know that they are not strong at interviews. They received an offer from Mac immediately off the lottery or off the waitlist, and they were rejected from other schools they interviewed at (or they only had a Mac interview). Because of these two ways in which applicants who would have underperformed at the MMI have now received offers to Mac that they must accept, the waitlist movement was lower this year. I do think that the lottery selection process screwed over several people, and I really feel for all of you. You have the right to feel upset and frustrated from this process. Try to channel this frustration into motivation that pushes you to be the best you can be for next year's interview. Show Mac what they are missing out on. Again, I think Mac is a great school that produces terrific doctors, but I think the lottery selection was the wrong way to go.
  9. Okay so I took some time to watch/rewatch a few of the videos in full, and I have some short reviews for y'all... University of Toronto A+ production value. Seriously, it looked like a legitimate movie??? The cinematography, singing, and choreography were all excellent. I especially loved the Billie Eilish MAM scene. While the video quality was superb, the comedic factor was not as strong as other schools. Wish there were more funny moments. Queen's University Definitely the funniest interview video I've seen so far this cycle. The jokes were hilarious. The match rate joke... the scream singing... the meme references. Truly top-notch. However, the video quality could not live up to Toronto. Also, some of the dancing was a little... ?suggestive? Typical Queen's I guess... University of Ottawa One word: cute. It was very adorable. The songs were awesome, the dancing was energetic, and it all felt very fun. There were some songs that were cringier than others, but they didn't make me cringe as hard as other videos. The main issue I have with Ottawa's video is that it didn't have a central storyline running throughout. Personally, I prefer a story with a final message rather than a compilation of scenes. But the scenes were so, so cute. I wish this could be my day job. I'll type some more reviews later!
  10. 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!
  11. 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
  12. Wow the current state of this thread makes me want to s c r e a m AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH
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