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3 minutes ago, dryorku said:

Um, wtf. Did one of your LORs call you a psychopath? How could they reject you

Lmao maybe. I did get an invite to McMaster, but probably since they care so much about CARS. Queen's wasn't my top choice but I'm still confused too

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Result: Regrets

Time Stamp: 9:01 am

Interview Date: 
cGPA: 
3.97
Year: 4th year UG

MCAT: 519 (130/127/132/130)
ECs: 5 years of research, 2 NSERC USRAs, 1 international research internship, 1 publication, 2 publications in review, poster presentations, leadership roles in clubs, volunteering, etc.
Geography: IP

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Result: Regrets 

Time Stamp: 9:00AM

GPA: ~3.97 

MCAT: All above 127. 517. 

ECs: Probably too weak. I have 3 years research, an international exchange, a wide variety of clubs and exec positions. No hospital volunteering, however.

IP

 

It's okay, Queen's was my last choice and I know they want stellar ECs and mine are fairly standard.

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1 minute ago, beaniebean said:

Lmao maybe. I did get an invite to McMaster, but probably since they care so much about CARS. Queen's wasn't my top choice but I'm still confused too

McMaster only evaluates reference letters post interview FYI.

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Result: Regrets

Time Stamp: 8:59 AM

wGPA/cGPA:

wGPA is 3.94

cGPA is 3.92

Year: 5th year

MCAT: 516 (129/129/128/130)
 

ECs: 1000+ hours volunteering from experiences in the community, hospitals, tutoring, and research data collection, work in a medical clinic, one publication.
 

Geography: IP

 

Regrets from Ottawa and McMaster also causing some pain and I begin to wonder what to do next to make my application stronger (like writing the MCAT again or doing full time research next year).

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1 minute ago, Nga said:

Regrets from Ottawa and McMaster also causing some pain and I begin to wonder what to do next to make my application stronger (like writing the MCAT again or doing full time research next year).

Your MCAT is fine. I wouldn't cause yourself pain and redo it. There's even a chance the CARS will drop.

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1 minute ago, Nga said:

Result: Regrets

Time Stamp: 8:59 AM

wGPA/cGPA:

wGPA is 3.94

cGPA is 3.92

Year: 5th year

MCAT: 516 (129/129/128/130)
 

ECs: 1000+ hours volunteering from experiences in the community, hospitals, tutoring, and research data collection, work in a medical clinic, one publication.
 

Geography: IP

 

Regrets from Ottawa and McMaster also causing some pain and I begin to wonder what to do next to make my application stronger (like writing the MCAT again or doing full time research next year).

Don't write the MCAT again. You have a great score. Practice CASPer and work on your ECs

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Result: Regrets

Time Stamp: 9:00 AM

Interview Date: N/A
wGPA/cGPA: 3.97/3.92
Year: 2nd Year Masters

MCAT:  131/128/130/130 (519)
ECs: Diverse, enough for uOttawa** (not enough for Queens I guess haha!)
Geography: IP

 

Good luck to everybody else! Looks like all regrets so far so maybe no email means interview :)?

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ResultRegrets

Time Stamp: 9am

wGPA: 3.85
Year: 3rd year research MSc

MCAT: 507 129/124/128/126
ECs: Very well-rounded (research but no pubs yet, conferences and awards, residence don, lots of exec clubs, hospital, abroad volunteer, camps, mentor, etc.) 
Geography: IP

Not surprised with my MCAT score but no time for a re-write with research. Maybe next year. Good luck to everyone! 

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Result: Invite

Time Stamp: 9:20 AM

Interview Date: still deciding
wGPA: 3.95
Year: 4th yeah undergrad 

MCAT:  125/128/128/128 (509)
ECs: Diverse, research heavy with 4 publications, lots of leadership ECs also. I think I had some pretty good LOR. 
Geography: IP

Good luck to everybody else, I really didn’t think I had a chance at Queens with my 125 on the MCAT! 

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Result: Invite!

Time Stamp: 9:20 am

Interview Date: 
2 yr GPA: 
3.89
Year: 5th special year (after obtaining UG degree MSc)

MCAT: 519 (129 CARS)
ECs: 2 years research, 2 publications ,  varied leadership roles, volunteering,  and other interesting EC's throughout.
Geography: IP

 

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Result: Invite!!

Time Stamp: 9:20 am

wGPA: 3.96-4.0
Year: graduated BSc 2018

MCAT: 512 (127/128/128/129)
ECs: Research (3 years, conferences, papers in prep, 2 NSERC), long-time volunteer commitment , non-for profit work, lifeguard, tutor, student societies
Geography: IP

Beyond grateful and excited!

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Result: regrets

Time Stamp: 9:20 am

wGPA: 3.82
Year: 4th UG

MCAT: 507 - 127 in cars
ECs: Research, publications, conferences, long-time volunteer commitment, lifeguard, tutor, student clubs in uni
Geography: OOP

pretty expected but still hurts. I guess every time I apply somewhere like Queens (or anywhere, really) i'll be their "we accept diversity and dont only look at gpa/mcat" case but its all good my friends, we'll just keep trying :) 

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Result: Regrets

Time Stamp: 9:00 AM

wGPA is 3.83

Year: 2nd yr Masters 

MCAT: 514 (130/125/129/130)

ECs: Various employment, long term volunteering from experiences in the community & healthcare settings, research,  poster presentations, leadership roles in clubs etc. 

Geography: IP

Pretty bummed 

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ResultInvite!

Time Stamp: 9:20 am

wGPA: 4.00
Year: final year of masters

MCAT: 515 (128 CARS)
ECs: a lot of research (pub, presentations), music, volunteering, president of some clubs
Geography: IP

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Result: Invite

Time Stamp: 9:20am

Interview Date: TBA
cGPA = 3.71
Year: 4th year

MCAT: 518 (129 CARS)
ECs: hospital volunteering, wet and dry lab research (2 First author pubs, multiple abstracts/presentations), exec for campus group.

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38 minutes ago, krwn said:

Result: Regrets

Time Stamp: 9:00 AM

Interview Date: N/A
wGPA/cGPA: 3.97/3.92
Year: 2nd Year Masters

 MCAT:  131/128/130/130 (519)
ECs: Diverse, enough for Mac (not enough for Queens I guess haha!)
Geography: IP

 

Good luck to everybody else! Looks like all regrets so far so maybe no email means interview :)?

Mac doesn't care about ECs for an interview. 1/3 CASPER, 1/3 GPA, 1/3 CARS.

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Result: Regrets

Time Stamp: 9:00am

Interview Date: N/A
wGPA/cGPA: 3.97ish 
Year: 4th year Med Sci

MCAT: 517 (131 CARS)
ECs: 600+ hours volunteer activity in last three years, 5 years paramedic experience, no research though
Geography: Niagara region

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Result: Invite! 

Time Stamp: 9:20am

Interview Date: TBD
wGPA/cGPA: c3.84 (don't qualify for Queen's 2 year GP)
Year: 4th year UG

MCAT: 514 (126/128/128/132)
ECs: Volunteering with various cancer organizations,  working in research and at a hospital, a few poster presentations, mentor, a couple others!
Geography: IP

Goodluck to everyone interviewing and anyone who didn't get one DON'T GIVE UP HOPE

FYI: the email went into my "promotional" section of gmail. I also got the email twice (not sure if anyone else that happened too).

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Regrets 

8:02AM 

wGPA: 4.0 

MCAT: 520 (130 across the board)

ECs: varied, lots of sports, 2 research pubs, 2 conference abstracts, 5 different jobs throughout uni. I think it was my volunteer hours (~150) that killed me. 

OOP

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