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    dr.splice got a reaction from pigeon34 in Western Accepted/Waitlisted/Rejected 2019-2020   
    Result: Accepted (London)
    Timestamp: 9:04am EST
    2-year GPA: 3.895
    MCAT: 129/126/129
    Interview: Online. This was my first cycle applying so I really had no idea what I was walking into, but I spent almost a full month preparing for my interview. Leaving the interview I felt really good about it. I was able to highlight important experiences and made it clear how much I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. During the scenario-type questions I felt kind of iffy for at least 1 of them. The interviewers were very friendly and one of them really seemed to take an interest in my experiences. Over the past ~1 month I really started doubting my answers and thought I could have improved them. I finished the interview almost 15 minutes early, so I was asked a couple of extra questions about my experiences, but overall had a good feeling about the interview.
    Year: Not sure. Took a 5th year and graduated in 2019. Was currently taking some pre-requisite courses over the 2019-2020 year as a part-time non-degree student. Not sure if this would count as a 6th year or a gap year. 
    Geography: Non-SWOMEN, IP
    I interviewed at Ottawa as well, but was placed on the waitlist this morning. Western was my #1 choice and I am so grateful and beyond ecstatic that I have received an offer. Never in a million years would I have thought I'd be going to medical school here in Ontario, especially with my CARS score :| . My cGPA was ~3.6 which isn't amazing for most people, but I worked extremely hard to bring it up to this after an incredibly shaky start in my first year (~D+ average). I wrote the MCAT twice, with a score of 513 the first time, and then a 511 the second time (went from 124 in CARS to a 126 in CARS though). At this point I had 0 confidence in myself but decided to apply anyways through the ACCESS Pathway. Despite the tears and disappointment, it all paid off in the end. Moral of the story: please, please, please don't give up. This forum and **DELETED** have been incredibly insightful, and I want to help pay it forward using my own experiences, so if anyone has any questions or needs advice, message me and I will do everything I can to help you out. Congratulations to everyone offered admission, you will all make amazing doctors! To everyone who has been wait-listed, be proud of how far you have made it. Simply getting an interview invite is an incredible accomplishment and I sincerely hope everything works out in your favour!!! Never give up on your dreams people, I promise you it'll work out in the end. 
     
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    dr.splice reacted to Phil Jackson in Western Waitlist Party 2019-2020   
    Truly a moment of brightness through all the despair this week. LET'S GOOOOO!!!!

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    dr.splice got a reaction from conbrio in Western Accepted/Waitlisted/Rejected 2019-2020   
    Result: Accepted (London)
    Timestamp: 9:04am EST
    2-year GPA: 3.895
    MCAT: 129/126/129
    Interview: Online. This was my first cycle applying so I really had no idea what I was walking into, but I spent almost a full month preparing for my interview. Leaving the interview I felt really good about it. I was able to highlight important experiences and made it clear how much I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. During the scenario-type questions I felt kind of iffy for at least 1 of them. The interviewers were very friendly and one of them really seemed to take an interest in my experiences. Over the past ~1 month I really started doubting my answers and thought I could have improved them. I finished the interview almost 15 minutes early, so I was asked a couple of extra questions about my experiences, but overall had a good feeling about the interview.
    Year: Not sure. Took a 5th year and graduated in 2019. Was currently taking some pre-requisite courses over the 2019-2020 year as a part-time non-degree student. Not sure if this would count as a 6th year or a gap year. 
    Geography: Non-SWOMEN, IP
    I interviewed at Ottawa as well, but was placed on the waitlist this morning. Western was my #1 choice and I am so grateful and beyond ecstatic that I have received an offer. Never in a million years would I have thought I'd be going to medical school here in Ontario, especially with my CARS score :| . My cGPA was ~3.6 which isn't amazing for most people, but I worked extremely hard to bring it up to this after an incredibly shaky start in my first year (~D+ average). I wrote the MCAT twice, with a score of 513 the first time, and then a 511 the second time (went from 124 in CARS to a 126 in CARS though). At this point I had 0 confidence in myself but decided to apply anyways through the ACCESS Pathway. Despite the tears and disappointment, it all paid off in the end. Moral of the story: please, please, please don't give up. This forum and **DELETED** have been incredibly insightful, and I want to help pay it forward using my own experiences, so if anyone has any questions or needs advice, message me and I will do everything I can to help you out. Congratulations to everyone offered admission, you will all make amazing doctors! To everyone who has been wait-listed, be proud of how far you have made it. Simply getting an interview invite is an incredible accomplishment and I sincerely hope everything works out in your favour!!! Never give up on your dreams people, I promise you it'll work out in the end. 
     
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    dr.splice got a reaction from CHG in Western Accepted/Waitlisted/Rejected 2019-2020   
    Result: Accepted (London)
    Timestamp: 9:04am EST
    2-year GPA: 3.895
    MCAT: 129/126/129
    Interview: Online. This was my first cycle applying so I really had no idea what I was walking into, but I spent almost a full month preparing for my interview. Leaving the interview I felt really good about it. I was able to highlight important experiences and made it clear how much I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. During the scenario-type questions I felt kind of iffy for at least 1 of them. The interviewers were very friendly and one of them really seemed to take an interest in my experiences. Over the past ~1 month I really started doubting my answers and thought I could have improved them. I finished the interview almost 15 minutes early, so I was asked a couple of extra questions about my experiences, but overall had a good feeling about the interview.
    Year: Not sure. Took a 5th year and graduated in 2019. Was currently taking some pre-requisite courses over the 2019-2020 year as a part-time non-degree student. Not sure if this would count as a 6th year or a gap year. 
    Geography: Non-SWOMEN, IP
    I interviewed at Ottawa as well, but was placed on the waitlist this morning. Western was my #1 choice and I am so grateful and beyond ecstatic that I have received an offer. Never in a million years would I have thought I'd be going to medical school here in Ontario, especially with my CARS score :| . My cGPA was ~3.6 which isn't amazing for most people, but I worked extremely hard to bring it up to this after an incredibly shaky start in my first year (~D+ average). I wrote the MCAT twice, with a score of 513 the first time, and then a 511 the second time (went from 124 in CARS to a 126 in CARS though). At this point I had 0 confidence in myself but decided to apply anyways through the ACCESS Pathway. Despite the tears and disappointment, it all paid off in the end. Moral of the story: please, please, please don't give up. This forum and **DELETED** have been incredibly insightful, and I want to help pay it forward using my own experiences, so if anyone has any questions or needs advice, message me and I will do everything I can to help you out. Congratulations to everyone offered admission, you will all make amazing doctors! To everyone who has been wait-listed, be proud of how far you have made it. Simply getting an interview invite is an incredible accomplishment and I sincerely hope everything works out in your favour!!! Never give up on your dreams people, I promise you it'll work out in the end. 
     
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    dr.splice got a reaction from CaramelMD in Western Accepted/Waitlisted/Rejected 2019-2020   
    Result: Accepted (London)
    Timestamp: 9:04am EST
    2-year GPA: 3.895
    MCAT: 129/126/129
    Interview: Online. This was my first cycle applying so I really had no idea what I was walking into, but I spent almost a full month preparing for my interview. Leaving the interview I felt really good about it. I was able to highlight important experiences and made it clear how much I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. During the scenario-type questions I felt kind of iffy for at least 1 of them. The interviewers were very friendly and one of them really seemed to take an interest in my experiences. Over the past ~1 month I really started doubting my answers and thought I could have improved them. I finished the interview almost 15 minutes early, so I was asked a couple of extra questions about my experiences, but overall had a good feeling about the interview.
    Year: Not sure. Took a 5th year and graduated in 2019. Was currently taking some pre-requisite courses over the 2019-2020 year as a part-time non-degree student. Not sure if this would count as a 6th year or a gap year. 
    Geography: Non-SWOMEN, IP
    I interviewed at Ottawa as well, but was placed on the waitlist this morning. Western was my #1 choice and I am so grateful and beyond ecstatic that I have received an offer. Never in a million years would I have thought I'd be going to medical school here in Ontario, especially with my CARS score :| . My cGPA was ~3.6 which isn't amazing for most people, but I worked extremely hard to bring it up to this after an incredibly shaky start in my first year (~D+ average). I wrote the MCAT twice, with a score of 513 the first time, and then a 511 the second time (went from 124 in CARS to a 126 in CARS though). At this point I had 0 confidence in myself but decided to apply anyways through the ACCESS Pathway. Despite the tears and disappointment, it all paid off in the end. Moral of the story: please, please, please don't give up. This forum and **DELETED** have been incredibly insightful, and I want to help pay it forward using my own experiences, so if anyone has any questions or needs advice, message me and I will do everything I can to help you out. Congratulations to everyone offered admission, you will all make amazing doctors! To everyone who has been wait-listed, be proud of how far you have made it. Simply getting an interview invite is an incredible accomplishment and I sincerely hope everything works out in your favour!!! Never give up on your dreams people, I promise you it'll work out in the end. 
     
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