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Guest Ian Wong

As with the thread in the General Premed Forum, here's a quick questionnaire regarding the US med school admissions process.

 

If you can copy and paste the below form, and fill it out for with your experiences applying to US med schools, that'd be awesome. If you want to contribute your GPA and MCAT stats in addition, that's great too. :)

 

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I'm a (Province or State) resident in (undergraduate or graduate) studies, and have (Canadian or US or XYZ) citizenship. My GPA was (XYZ) and my MCAT scores were:

 

Physical Sciences: (x)

Verbal: (y)

Biological Sciences: (z)

Written Sample: (z)

 

I was (accepted/rejected/waitlisted) by XYZ med school. This is my (first/second/third/more than third) time applying to this school.

 

Accepted at: MCW, Wash U

Rejected at: Hopkins

Waitlisted at: BU

 

Of all the schools I applied to, I'd like to attend (XYZ Med School) as my first choice.

 

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Ian

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Guest Chieka101

I'm a Ontario resident in master's studies, and have Canadian citizenship.

 

I was accepted by University of Connecticut School of Medicine (for Sept. 2003). This is my first time applying to this school.

 

Of all the schools I applied to, I'd like to attend Western or Mac as my first choice.

 

Application Timeline:

 

AMCAS Submitted Sept. 25

Secondary Submitted Nov. 5

Interview Requested late Nov

Interviewed Dec. 13

Accepted January 27

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Guest gonzo23

I'm an ontario applicant and am wondering whether I have a better chance applying to US schools or whether it's better to apply to schools in other canadian provinces? I am going on an academic exchange so will have limited time to complete applications and want to maximize my chances!

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Guest thesaug

Hey gonzo...

 

if you want to get more responses...you should post in the main forum, rather than under this thread...

 

first, it depends on your profile...that is how competitive you are...your MCAT scores and GPA...along with your extra-currics

 

Also, if although you are going on academic exchange, in my opininon, I would apply to both, that is OOP and US and then see what happens. The schools outside of Ontario do give preference to their own residents, which then limits the number of seats available. There are a lot of factors to consider here. Apply to as much as you can...

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Guest thesaug

I'm a Ontario resident in chemical engineering, and have Canadian citizenship.

 

I was accepted by Medical College of Wisconsin, Medical College of Ohio (for Sept. 2004). This is my first time applying to these schools.

 

Of all the schools I applied to, I'd like to attend UofT or Western.

 

Application Timeline:

 

AMCAS Submitted July 8th, 2003

Secondary Submitted August 8th, 2003

Interviewed October 17th (MCW), October 13th (MCO)

Accepted October 27th

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Guest Bighead

I'm an Alberta resident in (undergraduate studies, and have Canadian citizenship. My GPA was 3.7-3.8 and my MCAT scores were:

 

Physical Sciences: 14

Verbal: 12

Biological Sciences: 12

Written Sample: S

 

I was accepted by Washington University in St Louis med school. This is my first time applying to this school.

 

Accepted at: Wash U, Queens, Alberta, Calgary

Rejected at: McMaster

 

 

I went to Alberta.

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Guest ocean11

I'm an Ontario Resident

 

Physical Sciences: 12

Verbal: 7

Biological Sciences: 12

Written Sample: O

 

I was accepted to NYMC and Rosalin Franklin/Finch

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Guest dubzter

I'm an Ontario resident (undergrad from Guelph) with Canadian citizenship.

 

My AMCAS converted GPA is 3.73 and my MCAT scores are:

 

Physical Sciences: 11

Verbal: 12

Biological Sciences: 10

Writing Sample: Q

 

My applications are currently in progress and so far, I have an acceptance to SUNY - Upstate. This is my first time applying to this school.

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Guest JustWantIn

I'm an Ontario resident in my final year of undergraduate studies at U of T, and have Canadian citizenship. My GPA was 3.53 on the AMCAS scale and my MCAT scores were:

 

Physical Sciences: 10, 10

Verbal: 8, 8

Biological Sciences: 9, 8

Written Sample: O, R

 

I was rejected by Georgetown, Albert Einstein, Albany, Boston U, Eastern Virginia, Michigan St., Feinberg, Rosalind Franklin, Wake forest, Wayne St., and put on "continue to review" which i think means "we'll wait a little longer to reject u" at Penn St. and George Washington U. This is my first time applying to these schools.

 

Of all the schools I applied to, I wanted to attend either Georgetown or Penn St.

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Guest Scottish Chap

British citizen here. B.Sc. (2.1 Honours) in pharmacology from Edinburgh University, M.S./Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. Just turned 28 and I've been a post-doc. for two years at Johns Hopkins.

 

This is my first time applying to these schools

Immediate acceptance: University of Rochester, SUNY Upstate

Waiting post-secondary: Johns Hopkins, Buffalo

Rejected pre-secondary: Indiana University

Rejected post-secondary: MUSC, Maryland, Vermont, Albany, UMDNJ.

I also applied to the international pool at both Toronto and McMaster. Toronto invited me for an interview and McMaster rejected me; that makes no sense.

 

AMCAS Submitted Aug. 13 after August MCAT.

Secondaries completed by end of Sept.

 

I took the August MCAT once and applied once with a late application (this hurts you in the U.S.). Take heart and ignore the naysayers-there is much more to the admissions process (at least, in American schools) than GPA and MCAT. A strong performance in one can offset the other but there absolutely needs to be something else in your file that really grabs their attention. Whatever that may be, send it and to them (I sent multiple, varied basic and clinical publications.....it may or may not have helped); U.S. schools WILL add it to your file and it WILL be looked at. Good luck God bless! :D

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Guest aberza

I'm an Alberta/Ontario resident in graduate studies (M.Sc.), and have Canadian citizenship. My GPA is 3.80 and my MCAT scores were:

 

Physical Sciences: 10

Verbal: 9

Biological Sciences: 10

Written Sample: S

 

I was rejected (no interview) by Cornell, Boston U, Dartmouth and U Chicago. I am waiting to hear back from: Columbia, Stanford, USC, U Penn, Einstein and Brown. This is my first time applying to US schools. I also applied to U of T, UWO, Queen's, McMaster and McGill. I had to rob a bank to afford all of the application fees.

 

Considering my MCAT scores, I may have been a little over-ambtious/naïve to apply to so many top schools, but I took the August 2004 MCAT.

 

Of all the schools I applied to, I'd like to attend which ever one I get accepted to.

 

I hate emoticons, but I'm not bitter.

 

Good luck to all of you.

 

Aberza

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Guest wannabdoc

great news Scottish Chap. I know last year you had applied to Canadian schools but were not so successful.

Rochester is an awesome school. I was wondering if you are planning to take the research track or the clinical at Rochester medical school. You also completed your masters and phD from Rochester and I was wondering if that helped the adcom at Rochester recognize your application better?

 

Cheers

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Guest Ian Wong

Heya,

 

Please start a new thread for discussions on a particular med school; let's leave this thread alone as for applicants to post their profiles. Thanks! :)

 

Ian

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Guest jinfat

I'm an Ontario resident, and I am a Canadian Citizen, I applied to all the med school in ontario, got rejected at Queen's so far (I didint get the 32 on the mcat that was required but I got well past the GPA).

 

I got interview invites to:

 

Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska---done

University of Vermont, Burlington Vermont---done

University of Maryland, Baltimore Maryland

Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

Albany Medical College, Alabany New York

Wake Forest university, somewhere in NC

 

i was fully rejected from harvard:( , and Georgetown University ( I guess my dream to wear a Hoya's Jersey was shot down):rolleyes , lol

I'm on hold at Wayne state University in Detroit michigan, and at George Washington University in Washington D.C.

 

I just want to start hearing from some Canadian schools now :D

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Guest thatuvicguy

I'm a British Columbia resident with a BSc (Biology) and a BSc (Psychology), and have Canadian citizenship only. My overall GPA was 3.40 and science GPA was 3.37 by AACOMAS calculations. My post-bac (2nd degree) total GPA was 3.97 and science GPA was 4.00 (thank you US schools for looking at this!). My MCAT scores were:

 

Physical Sciences: 10

Verbal: 10

Biological Sciences: 10

Written Sample: S

 

I was accepted by Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. This is my first time applying to this school. Also applied to University of New England COM but never heard a peep back from them...

 

Accepted at: DMU College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery

Rejected at:

Waitlisted at:

 

Of all the schools I applied to, I'd like to attend UBC Medical School as my first choice...:D

 

Cheers,

thatuvicguy

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Guest neypongwah

Dear Dubber,

 

Wow, and I thought I applied to a lot of schools! Looks like you've had way more success than I did.

 

My GPA is 3.8 UGrad and 3.7 Grad, and my MCATs were 10PS, 10BS, 9VR, SWS. I have been rejected from 6/12 US schools (and no word from the other 6), and UWO and Queen's. I've been put on the interview waitlist at McMaster and no word yet from U of T.

 

I was wondering if you would be able to tell me when you completed your AMCAS applications. I know that early completion can increase your chances as an applicant. I completed my AMCAS in July and finished all my secondaries by September. Was this too late?

 

By the way, you may want to give Queen's a call and ask them why you did not receive an invite. It sounds like you met their cut-offs. A friend of mine who is in 2nd year there today received a rejection letter when he applied in 2003. When he called the admissions office to ask why (his GPA was 3.9 and MCATs were 35S), they said,"woops! I guess we made a mistake."

 

NEYPONGWAH!

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Guest ESC

Ontario resident (Canadian citizen), completed undergrad in Engineering from U Waterloo.

 

AMCAS GPA 3.63, sci GPA 3.70, MCAT 10/10/13(VR)/R.

 

First time applying to the US. Applications submitted at deadlines.

 

I have been accepted to Wayne State, interviewed and waiting to hear from Hawaii.

 

Second time applying to Ontario schools. Interviewing with Queen's and Western, rejected at Mac, still waiting to hear from Toronto.

 

Toronto is my first choice, otherwise (finances permitting) I will likely go to Wayne State.

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Guest theglassman2k6

Ontario Resident. I applied only to wayne state (at the end of Aug, get the application early). I was accepted dec 21.

 

MCAT

P - 12

B - 12

V - 7 (ouch)

W - R

 

GPA - 3.91

 

Community volunteering, just started in the hospital, research, lets talk science etc.

 

This was my second time applying there. Just be yourself on the interview and if you deserve to marticulate you will.

 

I dont know if I can pay to go there though...lol. I might have to wait it out to get into a canadian school.

 

good luck.

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Guest Madz25

I'm a New Brunswick resident in undergraduate studies at UofT, and have Canadian citizenship. My GPA was 3.81 (3.85 science) and my MCAT scores were:

 

Physical Sciences: 14

Verbal: 9

Biological Sciences: 11

Written Sample: R

 

I was accepted by Penn State back in February. This is my first time applying to this school.

 

Of all the schools I applied to, I'd like to attend Dalhousie as my first choice. Nevertheless, I'll be happy to attend Penn State if I'm not accepted anywhere in Canada.

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Guest mg83

I applied to a whole wack of school

 

Interviewed at U of Alberta, U of Calgary and Albany Medical college. Waiting to hear back from Canadian Schools.

 

Waitlisted at Albany

 

MCAT: V9, PS 9, WS Q, BS 13

 

GPA: 3.6 for all 4 years

 

GPA last 2 years: 3.92

 

I'll go anywhere i'm accepted

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Hi, here is my breakdown:

 

Finished UWO undergrad as a Bachelor of Medical Science

 

AMCAS GPA: 3.70

BCMP: 3.76

 

MCAT

B: 13

P: 13

V: 10

W: Q

Total: 36Q

 

This, unfortunately, is my third time applying (my GPA improved significantly since with 4.0s in the end).

 

I have applied to:

 

U.S. MD:

Boston University (rejected pre-interview)

Case Western Reserve University (rejected pre-interview, but they had interviewed me years before)

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Med (rejected pre-interview, but they had interviewed me years before)

Indiana University--Indianapolis (ACCEPTED!)

Northwestern University (rejected pre-interview)

Penn State University College of Medicine (rejected pre-interview)

Stanford University (awaiting interview)

University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill (awaiting secondary/interview)

University of Chicago (rejected pre-interview)

Wayne State University (ACCEPTED, declined offer)

Yale University (rejected pre-interview)

 

U.S. MD/PhD

Mayo Medical School (rejected for MSTP, considered for MD only, bu rejected post-telephone interview)

 

University of Cincinnati (interviewed, ACCEPTED!)

 

Washington University in St. Louis (rejected for MSTP, being considered for MD only, interviewed, placed on the 'good' wait-list)

 

Canadian:

McMaster (rejected pre-interview)

Northern (rejected pre-interview)

Ottawa (rejected pre-interview)

Queens (rejected pre-interview)

Toronto (rejected pre-interview)

Western (interviewed)

 

Never give up, if you believe it deep down. But you must believe.

(edit: updated status May 1st 07)

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Just got an interview invite to Johns Hopkins this past friday via email (for March 2).

AMCAS GPA 3.81, MCAT BS 12, PS 12, WS Q, VR 10 (therefore 34Q). I would say my volunteering and ECs are pretty standard. Some research experience.

Still waiting to hear from Columbia and Feinberg (Northwestern).

Also waiting from Queen's, Western, McMaster and UofT.

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Rejected pre-interview:

About ten schools I have decided to forget about.

 

Interviewed - Accepted!:

Wayne State

 

Interviewed - Pending:

UBC (third times a charm)

 

GPA:

3.0 :)

(BUT 2 years post bacc with 3.92, which definitely helps.)

 

MCAT:

34P

12B, 11P, 11VR, P

 

Non-Acd:

Social worker at an emergency homeless shelter (definite assest when applying to Wayne).

Hospital volunteer (400 hrs +).

Lots of traveling.

Speak four languages.

WHO Internship for three months.

Play jazz bass.

Old(ish).

 

supa

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