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Mcgill Interview Invites/regrets 2015

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I think it would be helpful to start a thread similar to ones for other schools for interview invites/regrets. Format is as follows:

 

As has been stated, this thread isn't for discussion, but for stats only! 

TIME STAMP: XX:XX
Result: Invite / Reject
wGPA:
MCAT: PS/VR/BS/WS
ECs: 
Year: UG (what year), Masters, PhD

IP/OOP/International

Letter of EC: Yes/No

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TIME STAMP: 3:00pm

Result: Reject

wGPA: 3.83

MCAT: 34

ECs: one pub, lots of volunteering at hospitals, research at three different labs, shadowing a geriatrician, starting an Alzheimer's club, etc,,,

Year: 2nd year Masters

OOP

 

Not surprised at all.

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TIME STAMP: Minerva
Result: Reject
wGPA: 3.97
MCAT: Didn't submit (37)
ECs: I guess not enough. 
Year: UG (4th year)

OOP

 

This actually really hurts, since I'm doing my undergrad here at McGill. Ouch. Good luck to anyone still waiting!

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TIME STAMP: Minerva
Result: Reject
wGPA: 3.32 (I know - but I submitted a letter of extenuating circumstances that was solid, last 2 years are 3.88 each); grad GPA of 3.9
MCAT: Didn't submit -  (wrote post Nov 1)
ECs: A ton - really amazing leadership experiences, research, a publication (1st author), authentic, unique stuff.
Year: MSc 2nd year

OOP

 

Did all of my education at McGill (undergrad and grad). Knew I wasn't going to get an interview but wanted to try anyway. Good luck to all.

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TIME STAMP: Minerva

Result: Refused

wGPA: 3.82 (UG); 3.9 Grad GPA (doesn't matter, but still proud of it :P)

MCAT: 10/8/12/R

EC's: Leadership, Campus activities, research, conferences, biochemistry tutor, TA, piano, martial arts, other hobbies

Year: MSc 2nd year

OOP

 

Third time doing med applications, first time to McGill

 

Good luck to all!

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I have a question-

I'm an IP student, received an interview invite last year, but refused this year. My resume is even stronger- more volunteer, full time work, re-did a prerequisite course and was in top 5%. Does anyone have a similar situation? I guess I just assumed I would have another invited since I did last year, with a worse resume/CV.

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I have a question-

I'm an IP student, received an interview invite last year, but refused this year. My resume is even stronger- more volunteer, full time work, re-did a prerequisite course and was in top 5%. Does anyone have a similar situation? I guess I just assumed I would have another invited since I did last year, with a worse resume/CV.

This has been my case for the past few years. I was invited for interview for fall in 2012 and refused post-interview. I've worked really hard for the next 2 admission cycles and only improved myself but got refused at initial screening.

I really can't explain how that happens, but my improvements included a M.Sc with first author submission, volunteering at few places, music training, etc.

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TIME STAMP: just checked my minerva account

Result: Reject

wGPA: 3.2

MCAT: didn't submit

ECs: worked the last 5 years as an OT. Been a cadet instructor for the last 10 years. Won numerous awards for my volonteering. Was on the student council during university as well as on a national student organization. One pub.

Year: UG 2009

IP but the non-traditional

Letter of EC: No

 

No surprise here.

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TIME STAMP: Minerva

Result: Refused
wGPA: 3.62
MCAT: not submitted
ECs: long research in applied psychology, theoretical quantum chemistry, cardiac mechanics, cardiology and enteroendocrinology. Countless conferences, including international ones. 1 publication, 1 submitted, 2 in process. 1100 hrs shadowing in plastic surgery clinic. Awful lots of volunteering, medical and community. 4 merit and research awards. Club founder and president.
Year: UG (4th) UofT - Physiology

IP

 

The dream of ever getting in is slowly fading away.

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TIME STAMP: Minerva. Checked around 9:05am. No email as of 9:26.

Result: Invite

wGPA: 3.82

MCAT: 11/9/10/N and submitted (edit typo)

ECs: Tonnes of volunteering and work experience, research assistant in emergency departments training docs/nurses and enrolling and consenting patients for last 3.5 years, active competitor in powerlifting, VP of school club, one paper pub, one poster at an international conference

Year: Masters

IP

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TIME STAMP: 11:15ish (Minerva)
Result: Invite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wGPA: 3.91
MCAT: didn't submit
ECs: Certified Skydiver, superintendent of St. John Ambulance uOttawa division for a year, 3 years volunteering with St. John Ambulance, research in 3 different labs, 2 pubs in press, 1 submission, two poster presentations, employment: personal trainer, lifeguard/swimming instructor, first-aid instructor
Year: UG conferred May 2014 (Biomedical Sciences uOttawa, honours)

IP

Letter of EC: No

 

seriously freaking out!!!

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Time Stamp: 11:45 ish? (Minerva)

Result: Invite

wgpa: 3.8

MCAT: didnt submit

EC's: MS Ivy League, several years of clinical research at ivy league insitutions, 3 publications, 2 manuscript submissions, 4 abstracts, 1 poster presentation. employment: medical editor at ivy league

IP

was rejected last year. re-applied, and was interviewed to invite this year :) don't loose hope for those who were rejected.

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Time stamp: noonish

Result: invite!!!

WGPA: 3.82

Mcat: Not submitted

ECs: started a cultural association at uOttawa, undergrad research, 2 abstracts published, research and leadership awards, couple poster presentations, volunteer abroad, tutoring and mentoring underprivileged kids, server at a restaurant, working out (yup I put that), high school ECs mentioned as well (orchestra, babysitting, Prefect, music)

Degree: Honours bachelors of Health Science at uOttawa

IP

No letters of reference

 

I cried on the bus! Hang in there my friends :)

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Congratulations to all who have been invited so far :o ! Make sure you sign up for some of the events the students society will be hosting for you the weekend before the interviews. I participated in them last year and they were amazing and a great way to destress and ask questions before the interview.

 

Warm thoughts to those who didn't receive an interview. Don't be hard on yourself. There is a large amount of luck that goes into this med school application game. I only received an interview to McGill on my 3rd application - if this is what you are meant to do don't give up on your dream!

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