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  1. Hey, MUN student here. Other universities (such as Dal) have a nice numerical breakdown of the weight of each part of the application is towards your final application score. For MUN, the short answer is no, there is no numerical breakdown for each item, only the adcoms would know these numbers. Their website indicates they have a more holistic approach to evaluating your application, with an emphasis on well-rounded strong academics, CV, experiences/altruism being key for an interview invitation. See the averages on their website, and keep in mind the GPA/MCAT requirements will be more competitive if applying OOP (3.85+, 510+). Having gone through their application process three times before receiving an offer (IP), I can offer some speculation. Once interviews are done, I believe the application is evaluated by taking all requirements into consideration, with the interview having the most weight for admission, as the case with most schools. If you have a strong interview, it can help you stand out despite other shortcomings in your application. In my case, despite having a below-average MCAT, I felt my interview was strong (lots of practice!), which I believe was the main reason I received an offer. On the flip side, I know folks who felt they had good interviews but were told in their application feedback meeting that their low MCAT or GPA were the main factors holding them back. That's one thing I like about MUN's admissions, they take the time to meet with those unsuccessful looking to reapply the following year. One thing to also consider this year that is new is the implementation of the Casper exam for the first time. Some schools weigh heavily on the Casper for an interview offer (such as Mac or Ottawa), others just want to make sure you're not an outlier/below a certain cutoff (such as Dal). I suspect with MUN's holistic approach it could simply be a contributing factor among all application requirements when determining offers of admission, but that is just speculation. Best to aim to prepare well for that. Hope that helps.
  2. Now that the backpack reveal is out (yellow!), I have a question for the incoming UoC folks. Did they mention during your online orientation how the backpacks will be delivered? I wonder how each school will do that. I imagine schools would provide an opportunity to go pick it up, along with other orientation goodies.
  3. I was in your shoes for the past three cycles, seeing a lot of my friends get accepted and talk about how excited they are about this year's bag color, among many other exciting things about starting medical school. I felt disappointed and feel left out when I'd received my rejections, two of which post interview. To some, the bag shows how far people have come and overcome the rigors of the admissions process and view the bag as an achievement, along with things like the white coat ceremony / stethoscope ceremony, as a small welcome to the medical community. Others don't consider it much of anything, just a free bag and it gathers dust in their closet at home. I think you should recognize that to some it matters quite a bit, and can have considerable disappointment when the look isn't something they were hoping for, so it's completely legitimate for incoming medical students to express some disappointment. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions on a color, and should be free to voice that opinion. We're not discussing this on the pre-med section of the forums, this is the section for medical students. Furthermore, nobody is forcing you to read these discussions.
  4. From the CMA_docs story, you can see the revealed side view - doesn't look half bad! I was a bit disappointed at first, but I think it'll look pretty awesome.
  5. MUN is going to be entirely online for the fall semester for the incoming class. We aren't required to move to St. John's until January.
  6. Don't forget about us East Coasters! Memorial University of Newfoundland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JphsKeMlKKs I'm also a big fan of their interview video they made back in 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNsz6YZUC78
  7. What is your intel based on? And are we talking blood orange from last year's poll? Or bright orange? I wouldn't mind blood orange!
  8. NB Applicant GPA: 95% MCAT: 505 Timestamp: 8:50 AM Waitlisted Also in the same boat (pardon the pun with the username) as previous poster, didn't apply to Dal due to weaker CARS, so hoping for a spot off the waitlist! Good luck folks!
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