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Interview Invites 2014 (Official Thread)[Ref Post#1: Means/Standard Deviations]

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Invite/Rejection

Date Stamp: DD/MM/YYYY - XX:XX AM/PM

Location: OOO, IP, OOP

Stream: English, French, Aboriginal, French (OOP (not QC))

wGPA: on 4.0 OMSAS Scale

Current year:3rd year, 4th year, UG complete, Masters, PhD

ECs: Description at your discretion

 

Best of luck everyone!

 

Released: January 31st, 2014 - 9:00 AM

 

Stats for interviews 2014:

Disclaimer: Compiled stats from this thread. Please note this may not be representative of actual averages. This is a small sample size and it is reliant on the validity of each post. In addition, as of 01/02/2014 (post #62), there have not been enough post from french applicants to attain statistical significance (Hardly even for the English stream)

 

Invites (English) - non-geo & non-year specific

Number (N) = 28

Mean = 3.965

STD Deviation = 0.026

Max= 4

Min= 3.89 (With graduate studies), minimum without 3.93

 

Lowest 3rd year GPA = 3.97 Geography: IP or OOO, no OOP

 

Rejects (English)

 

Number (N) = 26

Mean = 3.915884615

STD Deviation = 0.043985749

max= 4

min = 3.8

 

P.s. French invites: 3.93-4.0 (all 3rd years)

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Invite/Rejection: Invitation

Date Stamp: 31/01/2014 9:08 AM

Location: IP

Stream: French

wGPA: 4.0

Current year:3rd year

ECs: Hospital Volunteering, Supper table volunteering, Soccer coach, Soccer, Sailing, Organic chem tutor, Executive for Health Conference, Family Physician Shadowing, Undergraduate Research Leader, 3 1/2 years of Research, one poster presentation and abstract, Multiple acting related awards, provincial piano award, Gr 8 piano, Big Faculty of Science entrance Scholarship, multiple research awards/scholarships (NSERC etc) etc.

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Invite/Rejection: Invitation

Date Stamp: 31/01/2014 9:16 AM

Location: OOP

Stream: English

wGPA: 3.96 on 4.0 OMSAS Scale

Current year: Masters

ECs: Couple leadership positions in clubs/student government, 3 years of research with 8 publications, lots of professional work experience, hospital shadowing, federal/provincial master's scholarship, two in-school scholarships, best abstract award at international conference

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Invite

Date Stamp: 31/01/2014 - 9:17 AM EST

Location: OOO/IP

Stream: English

wGPA: 3.93

Current year: UG complete

ECs: standard (research, employment, volunteering, etc.)

 

Excited but it conflicts with my Mac interview, so I hope they are accommodating :S

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Invite :D

Date Stamp: 31/01/2014 - 09:16 AM

Location: OOO, IP

Stream: English

wGPA: 3.95

Current year: 4th year

ECs: private tutor for 5 years, two very (~2months) short employment, several undergrad scholarships, nursing home volunteering, hospital volunteering, a long-term club volunteer, dancer, club exec for 2 years, research in 3rd year and 4th year.

OMG:eek:

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Invite/Rejection: Invitation (interview date Tuesday March 4th)

Date Stamp: Jan 31st, 9:16 AM

Location: IP

Stream: English

wGPA: unweighted 3.97

Current year: 4th year UG

ECs: Executive/Chair of several committees, volunteering in a peer counselling position, literacy tutoring, worked in a dental clinic, I have my own independent online business, one small research experience.

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Invite/Rejection Rejection

Date Stamp: 31/01/2014 - 6:39 BC time

Location: OOP

Stream: English

wGPA: 3.93

Current year:3rd year

ECs: No research, volunteering in aquarium, rehab clinic and tutoring low-income elementary students. Swim instructor and lifeguard for 3 years. Playing and coaching a competitive sport, tons of music. I don't know, I thought they were average, but Calgary apparently liked them and they seem to be EC heavy? Who knows.

 

Congrats everyone!

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Invite/Rejection: Rejection

Date Stamp: 9:37am

Location: OOO

Stream: English

wGPA: 3.898

Current year:Completed UG

ECs: Lots of research (picked 3 most interesting studies for Ottawa), started own tutoring business and worked with a marketing company throughout uni, volunteered abroad, volunteered in hospital/longterm care facility, intramurals, exec member of club, etc.

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Invite/Rejection: Rejection

Date Stamp: 31/01/2014 - 9:37 AM

Location: IP

Stream: English

wGPA: 3.93

Current year: 4th year UG

ECs: Average: volunteering, employment, sports, couple of poster presentations

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Invite/Rejection: Rejection

Date Stamp: 31/01/2014 - 9:37 AM

Location: OP

Stream: English

wGPA: ~3.9 (didn't calculate... will update if I get around to it)

Current year: 2nd year masters

ECs: Mostly research, no pubs, conference presentations, some (but not a lot of) volunteering, some intramurals

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Invite!

Date Stamp: 9:17am

Location: IP, OOO

Stream: English

wGPA: 3.98

Current year:4th year

ECs: Tutoring, TA, exec of a few clubs, hospital shadowing, intramural, band, track and field, volunteer at a retirement home, a few academic awards etc

 

Edit: Not sure which things were on my top 3, I'll check later and update

 

 

Got the email while I was driving to school, lol.

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Rejection

Date Stamp: 9:37AM

Location: IP-OOO

Stream: English

wGPA: 3.9

Current year: UG Complete

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.

 

Good luck to everyone who got invites!

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Invite! (Mar.31st interview date)

 

Date Stamp: 09:17 AM

Location: OOO, IP

Stream: English

wGPA: 3.94

Current year: UG complete

ECs: Volunteered at various hospital and community organizations, peer mentor, presenter at several elementary schools, ran in organized races, lifeguard and swim instructor for 5 years, 2 years of research (no pubs), etc.

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Invite!

Date Stamp: 9:15 am

Location: In province, not ottawa

Stream: English

wGPA: 3.97

Current year: Masters UofT

ECs: volunteering, research no pubs, camp counselor and director, intramural sports, OGS and some internal scholarships for grades...overall I would say around average.

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Rejection..

Date Stamp: 31/01/2014 - 9:40am AM

Location: IP

Stream: English

wGPA: 3.87

Current year:UG complete

ECs: volunteer for 7 years in long term care home, volunteer in public emergency service, volunteer in hospital, worked as research assistant, volunteer in laboratories, published 1 paper, volunteered abroad 2x, worked as a mentor for 2 years, co-president of youth group, intramurals and frosh week in university...

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