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Timestamp: 11:26am

Result: Accepted to MAM!!!! (First Choice)

Interview Date: March 1st

Program: MD

cGPA: 3.90 (Undergrad), 4.0 (Masters)

MCAT: 33S (11/11/S/11)

Extracurriculars: Hospital volunteering, social work/child-life volunteering, varsity athlete, 3 summers of undergrad research + graduate research, multiple national/provincial scholarships, organized a big fundraising event, various competitive/intramural sports teams, TA, ski instructor and other random things

Interview: Thought it was ok, definitely not my best one, but obviously it went better than I thought!

 

Will most likely be turning down the offer in favour of McMaster (and still waiting on UofC tomorrow)

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TIME STAMP: 10:19

Result: Accepted!!! UTM :)

Interview Date: Jan 25th (such a long wait!)

Program: MD

wGPA: 3.94

MCAT: 13/9/14 (PS/VR/BS)

ECs: 2 pubs (1st author+2nd author), lots of TA, exec of a club, campus response, some intramural sports

Essays: Felt really good about them. Worked very hard on them and had quite a few people review them as well.

Interview: Felt horrible about it. I didn't think it went well at all (I still don't think it went well. I think essays, GPA, and pubs swung it for me)

Year: Just finished UG!

Geography : IP

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TIME STAMP: 9:29

Result: Accepted - St. George

Interview Date: Jan 25th

Program: MD

wGPA: 3.95-97

MCAT: 14/13/15 (PS/VR/BS)

ECs: lots of social work for the homeless, sex trafficking etc, publications

Essays: felt good, lots of editors

Interview: felt good except for one station - overall great impression of the school

Year: 4

Geography : IP

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TIME STAMP: 9:30 AM

Result: Accepted to St. George

Interview Date: March 29th

wGPA: 3.99

MCAT: 12/9/11 (9 in VR)

ECs: TA for 2 courses for 2 years, exec. positions in clubs, mentor, international/local volunteering, 5 publications, merit based scholarships etc.

Essays: Put a decent amount of effort into them. Initially, I felt good about them but as time passed, I began doubting their quality.

Interview: Only felt good about 2 of the 4 MPI stations. So this offer was a pleasant surprise !

Year: 4th year UG

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TIME STAMP: 10:26 am

Result: ACCEPTED! FINALLY! (UTM)

Interview Date: Feb 2

Program: MD

cGPA: 3.85ish?

wGPA: 3.9+ (also in grad pool)

MCAT: 11/9/10/R

ECs: lots of different volunteering experiences (all local, nothing abroad), 3 publications at the time of application, quite a few presentations/posters, etc., intramural sports, a couple of research awards...very research heavy app lol

Essays: put lots of thought into them and tried to incorporate unique experiences where applicable. also got some friends to read them over, etc.

Year: finished MSc almost a year ago in Epidemiology :)

Geography : IP

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Hope to all of you without a high GPA!

 

TIME STAMP: 10:03 am

Result: ACCEPTED! -- St. George

Interview Date: March 30

Program: MD

cGPA: 3.68

wGPA: don't qualify

MCAT: 11/10/13

ECs: Research (4 pubs, 3 manuscripts in progress, international/national conference awards, grants), local community & hospital volunteering, tutoring, TAing, student council work, numerous long-term extracurriculars (music, athletics), part-time jobs working with children/adults/special needs

Essays: lots of work on them and had a few current medical students/residents review

Interview: felt pretty good about it, 1 station was so so

Year: MSc complete, currently working as a Research Assistant

Geography : IP

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Waitlisted

cGPA: 3.88

MCAT: 11/11/11

ECs: extensive. (please see my other posts for details)

Interview: Felt like it was my best interview, but I suppose the interview can only help me so much.

 

I will be removing myself from the waitlist in favour of McMaster.

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Result: ACCEPTED!!! St. George.

Time Stamp: 10:08 am

Interview Date: Feb 2nd

Year: 4th year Ph.D.

MCAT: 12/10/9

ECs: lots of student leadership activities, volunteering, 8 publications, 30+ presentations, teaching, TA-ing.

Interview: Didn't feel great about it, but I guess I was wrong?

 

Still can't believe it...

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Result: Regrets

Time Stamp: 10:13 AM

Interview Date: January 25th (? I think)

Year: first year pharmacy student, already have a bachelors

MCAT: 11/11/12

ECs: nothing amazing, but varied and meaningful

Interview: I actually felt really good about the interview. Two stations felt amazing, one felt fairly good, while one felt mediocre. I am not a great interview (clearly from my track record!) so it is not surprising I gauged that wrong. Or, I'm just not what Toronto wants.

 

Congrats to those who made it, and good luck to those who are wait-listed.

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Result: Accepted! Downtown Campus

Year: 3rd year OOP (Alberta)

wGPA: 3.94

MCAT: 14, 12, 13 (39)

EC's: Hospice volunteering, lifeguard/swim instructor, first aid stuff, volunteering with vulnerable populations, research with a publication in a high impact journal, golf, various sports etc....

Interview: Felt absolutely horrible! However, apparently I still got accepted...

 

I am going to decline my seat as I have gotten into Ottawa... However, my top choice is UBC, so I will have to wait see!

 

***SERIOUSLY, IF YOU WANT MED: DONT GIVE UP!!!!***

THE FEELING OF BEING ACCEPTED IS INCREDIBLE:D

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TIME STAMP: 10:26 AM EST

Result: Accepted MAM

Interview Date: February 1st

wGPA: 3.92

MCAT: 10/11/10/(PS/VR/BS)

ECs: clinical volunteering, research, club exec, TAing, residence advisor, graduation scholarship

Essays: Felt pretty good about them

Interview: Felt like I had one really good station, one poor station, and two mediocre stations

Year: final year masters

Geography : IP

 

Will most likely be declining for McMaster

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Result: Regrets

Interview Date: March 2nd

wGPA: 3.91

MCAT: 10/10/10 Q

ECs: campus first responder, hospital volunteering, own private piano teaching studio, academic awards, exec on two uni clubs

Essays: Felt pretty good about them

Interview: Felt two stations were good and two were okay

Year: 4th UG

Geography : IP

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TIME STAMP: 9:53 AM EST

Result: Accepted, St. George

Interview Date: February 1st

wGPA: 3.98

MCAT: met cutoffs

ECs: research (5 publications pending), vice-president/exec of a few school clubs, founded a couple clubs/initiatives, tutoring, university peer support line volunteering, hospital volunteering, volunteering with students with special needs, shadowing (family physician, cardiac surgeon, pediatrician), piano since I was 9, etc.

Essays: abs ones were alright, did not feel confident about the 4 questions

Interview: felt good coming out of it, but started to doubt my answers as time went on

Year: graduated in 2013

Geography : IP

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Result: ACCEPTED!

Interview Date: March 30

Program: MD

GPA: 4.0

MCAT: 11/9/10

ECs: Diverse, own a construction business, family man, sports

Essays: Felt they were rally good

Interview: Nailed it

Year: Just graduated BSc in Athletic Therapy

Geography : Alberta

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TIME STAMP: 10:11 am

Result: Rejected!

Interview Date: Feb 2

Program: MD

cGPA: 3.96

wGPA: N/A (3rd year)

MCAT: 11/10/12

ECs: Couple years of volunteering in a hospital ER, significant leadership experience within university, research for two summers and a bit with one abstract submitted (no pubs), lots of soccer activities.

Geography : IP

 

Thought this interview was utterly phenomenal, and I'm quite sure of it. Will be happily attending Ottawa, but I'm curious as to how they selected post-interview here.

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TIME STAMP: 10:03 am

Result: Accepted (St. George Campus)

Interview Date: Jan. 25

Program: MD

cGPA: 3.86ish

wGPA: 3.94

MCAT: 9/9/12

ECs: hospital volunteering (3 years), Don/RA for 2 years, TAed four 3/4th year courses, frosh leader, listed some recreational sports (skiing,tennis, volleyball), co-author on under revision/submitted Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine papers, co-author on accepted IF 10 paper, FA paper was in prep. I have a MSc from UofT and was working as a tech for a year.

Essays: Tried really hard on them.

Interview: Felt 3 stations went well and one station was mediocre.

Geography : IP

 

Was kind of worried my ECs were weak compared to most others but I guess they still favour strong research which is great to see. Good job to those accepted and to those who didn't make it this year, keep trying but make sure you're enjoying life a bit at the same time.

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TIME STAMP: 10:19 am May 13th

Result: Accepted (MAM, second choice)

Interview Date: Jan 25

Program: MD

wGPA: 4.0

MCAT: 11/10/12/S (PS/VR/BS/WS)

ECs: well-rounded extracurriculars with extensive volunteering, some work experience (focus on teaching), leadership roles, some research (incl. an interesting stint at Cancer Care Ontario) - about average for these forums.

Geography : IP

Essays: worked very hard on these and I thought that they were extremely strong.

 

I thought the interview was good, but not great. One of the stations was fantastic, two okay to good, and one mediocre. I will most likely be accepting this offer and look forward to meeting all of you :D

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Result: Rejected

Interview date: Mar 29

aGPA: 3.92

MCAT: PS/VR/BS/WS 13/10/12/na

ECs: Lots of research (since 2nd year, full-time summer, NSERC, research exchange at UBC, 3rd author in intl journal, couple conferences), long term work with a charity group that lead to an exec position/board of directors, mentoring, TAing.

Interview: Felt really good.

Year: Finished UG (gap year)

Essays: Pretty good looking back at them now. Didn't spend much time on them.

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TIME STAMP: 10:20 am May 13th

Result: Accepted

Interview date: Mar 1st

wGPA: 4.0

MCAT: PS/VR/BS/ 13/11/13

ECs: Pretty standard research, clubs and volunteer activities

Interview: Felt a bit shaky

Year: Completed UG (class of 2014)

Essays: Didn't spend too much time on them but I think they were well thought out

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Time: 9:38

Result: Accepted at St. George!!

wGPA: 3.91 (Not sure if I qualified for weighting b/c I had transfer credit. If so, 3.98)

MCAT: 9/10/10

ECs: guitarist, choir director, clubs, peer mentoring, camp counsellor, tutoring, 2 research jobs with no pubs, lecturer, some awards, etc.

Essays: Took a long time. Got them reviewed by three current students, as well as a bunch of other people.

Year: 4th UG

Geography : IP

Interview: A bit weird, but must have been better than I thought

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TIME STAMP: 10:03am

Result: Accepted (St. George)!

Interview Date: 01 25

Program: MD

cGPA: 3.91

wGPA: 3.97

MCAT: 11/9/11/S

 

Year: completed Masters

Geography : IP

 

I am excited to finally be able to post here!! Congrats to everyone else, and to those who did not get in this year, NEVER give up on your dream!

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Result: Waitlisted

CGPA: 3.95

MCAT: 11/11/12

ECs: research heavy, undergrad and graduate awards, several publications, conferences, long term (> 2ys) local volunteering in different roles, exec member in several clubs, some atypical jobs.

Essays: Put in quite a bit of thought and time

Year: Finishing up MSc

Geography : IP

Interview: Felt great in 2 stations, lukewarm in 2. But now thinks that I have messed up royally in one.

 

Felt pretty sad about this result since it was my first choice.

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TIME STAMP: 2014-05-13

Result: Acceptance

Interview Date: 03 30

Program: MD

cGPA: 3.90

wGPA: 3.96

MCAT: 14/11/14

ECs: Focused on a few major ones (lots of time on each)

Essays: Fairly well written (reviewed them multiple times)

Year: UG

Geography: IP

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Accepted (also accepted at western, queens, and Calgary)

First time applying, only applied to Calgary and Ontario since I don't meet most of the course requirements for other schools.

 

Interview Date: March 1st, 2014; really enjoyed the interviews

Program: MD

GPA: 3.96

MCAT: verbal -11, Phy -12, Bio -13

ECs: Very heavily involved with one organization I'm very passionate about. Worked in engineering jobs.

Essays: I tried to be as honest as possible.

Year: UG

Geography: Alberta

 

I did an Engineering degree in Alberta, and have worked in engineering companies. I didn't decide on medicine until recently, so I didn't have much research experience nor hospital volunteer experience, but pursued other interests I'm passionate about. Looks like it worked out! :)

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TIME STAMP: 9:28 am May 13th

Result: Accepted (St. George Campus)

Interview Date: March 2nd

Program: MD

wGPA: 3.95

MCAT: 12BS/11PS/10VR

ECs: Lots of awards, scholarships, volunteering and sports. Playing guitar for 10 years and Canadian Taekwon-do champion, lots of soccer championships as well (house and intramural).

Geography: IP

Essays: Gave an open and honest opinion. Had a 1T1 review them.

Interview: Atrociously bad.

 

I still can't believe I got in. After my interview, I was expecting a flat out rejection and came to terms with it. The acceptance email was a massive surprise. Since high school I've wanted to go to UofT St. George for med. Couldn't be happier.

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