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  1. Makes sense! Yeah every-time they released a decision, it takes me a day or two to get my bearings back. I've been trying to convince myself to just focus on work (this has been the most unproductive week of work haha) but easier said than done
  2. Does anyone know how much more waitlist movement we should expect after this? A bunch of ppl in my personal life were accepted yesterday, and one also told me that over 25 ppl joined the fb group between last night + this morning (after taking out probable current students). This makes me feel like movement will be minimal at this point? I'm really not familiar with how this works though.
  3. In that case, since the personal section is not scored, how would you recommend structuring the EC descriptions?
  4. I appreciate you guys replying! Yes, that was what I was thinking of doing (keeping the EC descriptions mostly "hard evidence" and adding a soft lessons if I have space) but I've just been so worried about it because alot of the advice I've heard (mostly from UofC students since I go to school here) is to be as reflective/vulnerable as possible on med apps. It got me waitlisted at Calgary, so I don't think it was necessary bad advice (wont be eligible at Alberta til this cycle) but I was nervous about accomplishing this to the same extent on the UofA app. So in terms of the EC descriptions, you would write like "I planned x event, contributed to for y growth, worked well within a team, accomplished z task" type of thing right? I just feel like if I was the one reading it that would be so boring and mechanical, but obviously I'm not the one reading it, and frankly I don't know how else I would write it haha.
  5. Hi everyone, I'm jumping the gun a bit as I know the current cycle isn't finished, but I've been thinking about the upcoming application cycle (lots of idle time!) and been struggling with the UofA application. I've never applied at UofA, but from what I remember from friends who have applied, the character limits are extremely short (350 characters?). How did you best utilize that space? Did you list your largest accomplishments resume style, or take a more reflective approach? I presume UofA has a preferred style/things they look for on the application, and I am unsure whether focusing on self-growth/lessons learned or measurable accomplishments is the better way to go. Any insight would help! For context, I only applied to UofC this past cycle where I used a very reflective/lessons learned approach on my application in the 1000 character reflection rather than focusing on the big tangible things I accomplished (etc for a previous job, I focused on the impact it had on my understanding of cultural disparities and only talked about the "hard resume stuff" in the 250 character short description.) Obviously the character limits are different at UofA, and I am really struggling with it!
  6. Congrats everyone! According to his blog post, "this will represent the largest move on the waitlist", so hopefully we hear some more good news from others too!
  7. Seems like it won't be today (or simply no one here was accepted)? Seems odd considering he mentioned May 26th specifically, but I guess he said that a while ago.
  8. I'll probably hold my breath til 5pm and then relax for the day
  9. To add on, I actually think our numbers are pretty good? Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but I think we should stay positive! I went pretty far back on the blog a few days ago when those numbers came out, and 2018, they had 102 ppl who accepted and 80 pending 2 weeks after offers were sent. It's been pretty consistent that over 80 ppl will accept their offers a week out probably for the reasons zxcccxz mentioned (way back in 2014, they had 88 ppl who accepted by May 19th) so our odds don't actually feel too bad to me. This is obviously just me speculating though.
  10. Not sure if I've just completely overanalyzed, but I went back on the Calgary blog and in a 2018 update uploaded around now (i.e. before waitlist offers were sent), they said they had 102 accepted, 70 outstanding offers (for 140ish seats). That proportion seems to be similar to this year (or even a little worse tbh) but the AFMC numbers of that year are normal. So hopefully these are just normal proportions? They don't normally release the level of detail that they did this year, so we don't totally know how the numbers we are seeing compare to previous years. Hopefully we don't have to be pessimistic just yet! I could be totally misinterpreting though.
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