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If references are contacted, does that mean that individual has met the cutoff score for admission? I believe I recall this being said at the post-MMI meeting but I just wanted to confirm. For example, if an OOP's references were contacted, does that mean they were ranked in the top 5 (as they currently only have 5 OOP spots open)?

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7 hours ago, DEs said:

If references are contacted, does that mean that individual has met the cutoff score for admission? I believe I recall this being said at the post-MMI meeting but I just wanted to confirm. For example, if an OOP's references were contacted, does that mean they were ranked in the top 5 (as they currently only have 5 OOP spots open)?

DEs it means the person passed the interview, not that they will be offered admission.  Last year, I believe the OOP cut-off was roughly the 40th percentile in the interview, so anyone above that had their references contacted. 

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10 minutes ago, h2flow said:

Interesting... last year the requirements to interview for OOP were far more stringent and they interviewed 45. Wonder what that means?

 

https://medicine.usask.ca/documents/ugme/admission/2018 Admissions Statistics 5-Year Summary.pdf

My guess is that a lot of OOP potential candidates did not bother applying this year, since the cut off was so high last year (99th percentile on MCAT!). Since MCAT is the only criteria for OOP applying to Saskatchewan, a lot of candidates probably decided it was not worth the effort or the money to apply this year.

 

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1 hour ago, medabe said:

I believe they interviewed 40 OOP for the 5 spots

Did somebody mention that during the presentation? I don't really remember hearing or reading anything about the # of OOP interviewees

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OOP, also had references contacted

5 hours ago, lurkitykurking said:

Does anyone know if they contacted all references or just one?

One reference let me know they had been contacted, and I asked another of mine and they mentioned they had not been contacted.

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20 minutes ago, AvgApplicant said:

OOP, also had references contacted

One reference let me know they had been contacted, and I asked another of mine and they mentioned they had not been contacted.

Thank you. I was just a bit curious because only one of mine had said they were contacted.

Has anyone had more than one reference contacted?

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On 4/2/2019 at 12:41 PM, DNM said:

I've had 2 contacted, which is what I'm pretty sure they always do

What do they talk about? I can't imagine it taking more than 1 min.

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I was in this situation last year and didn't exactly know what was happening, but having references contacted as an OOP means that you are at least on the waitlist. The top 5 are offered spots and then they move down from there. TLDR passing=offer or waitlist for OOP, fail (no references contacted)=rejection.

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1 hour ago, i8aSS said:

Doesn't that mean you're accepted if you're IP?

If your references were contacted, it means that you passed the interview! You'll have to wait for decision day to learn if you are offered a position or if you've been wait listed. All the best! 

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20 hours ago, purpley said:

If your references were contacted, it means that you passed the interview! You'll have to wait for decision day to learn if you are offered a position or if you've been wait listed. All the best! 

Doesn't it mean that as an IP your overall score was high enough for them to check your reference? I'm asking for insight b/c the way I see it is that I do not think it would be a good use of their time by contacting every person who only passed the interview when there is a chance that some of them might not have a high enough overall score to be accepted or on WL. Your thoughts?

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10 hours ago, Jay&Dan said:

So if I haven't had any references contacted, am I toast?

I think if your references havent been contacted by the end of the month then you're toast. 

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