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Calgary Interview Invites/regrets 2015

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Result: Reject
wGPA: 3.93
MCAT:  10 PS/ 8 VR/ 10 BS
ECs: I thought it was really good. some leadership, publication, lots of volunteering, international volunteering for 2 years, 2 years of research, worked with United Nations agency for 6 months
Year: Masters
Geography : IP

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Result: Reject


GPA: 3.78


MCAT:  12PS/ 10VR/ 10BS 


EC: Physician shadowing (~100 hours), medical first responder (~100 hours), physio aide (~400 hours), 2 research projects (1 independent (honors thesis)  and 1 group research (summer), no pubs), choirmaster (4 years), peer helper on campus (2 years), rural volunteering.


Year: 5th (final year)UG @ UofC


Geography: IP 


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Result: Reject
wGPA: 3.73
MCAT:  11 PS/ 10 VR/ 9 BS
ECs: Research, poster presentations, volunteering, competitive sports, music, clinical exposure etc. Felt really strong on ECs
Year: last year masters
Geography : IP

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Interview Date: Undecided
Result: Invite
wGPA: 3.88
MCAT: 11/11/09
ECs: TA, Graduate research, publications pending, national athlete, hospital volunteering many years.
Year: Masters
Geography : OP

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Rejected

wGPA: 3.86

MCAT: 9 vr

ECs: working fulltime in healthcare setting on an interprofessional team for 2 years, long term volunteering, research assisting, fostered dogs for 3 years, worked since I was 14 and supported myself through university, worked with people with disabilities, board member for a friends of national park, lots of rural living (want to be a rural gp)

Year: BScHonKin

Geography : IP

 

Feeling a bit over this process at the moment. Bring on MCAT 2015. Let's hope next years new requirements will work in my favour.

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Rejected

wGPA: 3.81

MCAT: 10 VR (4/4 - this obviously hurt)

ECs: non-trad, with Masters in urban planning, several publications, healthcare volunteering, work in a policy environment, and life experience that I thought I communicated well. Ah well.

Geography: IP (NWT)

 

Feeling sad and drained from all the stress. Congrats to those with an interview.

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Result: Rejection


wGPA: 3.92


MCAT: 11/ VR10 / 11


ECs: Hospital volunteering for 3 years (though very few hours overall); tutoring for 3 years (again, not very many hours); youth group for my church; summer lab student twice


Year: Graduating with a BSc. Honors this year


Geography: IP


 


Considering the invite rate of 34.9% (dropped from 43% last year, I think), I am not upset at my result. Congrats to those who got invited for an interview, and good luck to those considering reapplying next year (including myself)!


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TIME STAMP: 11:21
Interview Date: TBD
Result: Invite
wGPA: 3.69
MCAT: Poor overall.
ECs: Message me if interested.

Year: BScN (2012)
Geography : IP

This is my first time applying. I truly believe that my ECs are the reason that I got an interview. My GPA is pretty average, and I bombed the MCAT. I think I will have to kick butt in the MMI in order for me to get into med school considering those who have been invited thus far have killer academic scores. I am truly excited and honored to be invited - I was honestly ready for a rejection email. Good luck to everyone on their interviews.

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TIME STAMP: 11:16
Interview Date: TBD
Result: Invite
wGPA: 3.83
MCAT: 10/10/10
ECs: Non-trad with extensive work experience in healthcare (policy, management, etc.), volunteer/work experience in human rights, advocacy work, hospital volunteering, a few poster presentations (not many). I worked very hard on my top 10 to try to express how each activity impacted me, etc. 

Year: Masters
Geography : IP

 

I am thrilled and most of all thankful for this opportunity. I hope this gives hope to other non-trads and to those of us who have received other rejections!  

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TIME STAMP: 11:16
Interview Date: TBD
Result: Invite
wGPA: ~3.8
MCAT: 35 (10VR)
ECs: Didn't seem as strong as some others posted, but I'm my own harshest critic. Lots of research, work experience and UG clubs + what I would consider fairly typical volunteering

Year: BSc. & MSc. Completed
Geography : IP

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TIME STAMP: 11:29 AM

Result: Rejection

wGPA: 3.75

MCAT: 36 (11VR)

ECs: pretty diverse, I'm wondering if that hurt (no unified theme or direction? I'm not sure, just speculating. ) Campus food co-op board member for 2 years, seniors home volunteer fitness instructor, really varied work experience including health care.

Geography: IP

Year: Bachelor's complete, 2 years working post-grad.

 

First time applying so I'm taking this as a learning experience and looking forward to my next steps, whatever they may be. Congrats to everyone who received an invite! Good luck! :-)

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TIME STAMP: 10:11 AM PST
Interview Date: 12:30 pm Feb 28
Result: Invite 
wGPA: 3.86
MCAT: 10/13/12/S
ECs: student government, leadership, church volunteering, currently working at a non-profit
Year: Completed UG 2013
Geography : OOP

 

Second time interviewing at Calgary, excited and grateful to have another shot at it.

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Result: Invite!

GPA: 3.93

MCAT: 9 VR

EC: some research in science and non-science, volunteering in medical and non-medical related fields, many culture related activities, mentoring, and etc (pretty standard I think). 

Year: 4th  

Geography: IP 

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TIME STAMP: 11:37

Interview Date:

Result: reject

wGPA: 3.67

MCAT: 10PS/9VR/11BS

ECs: a lot of music, volunteering, event planning, work with harm reduction, a lot of work experience, hospital volunteering

Year: 3rd year HBSC in biochemistry

Geography : IP

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Result: Invite 

wGPA: 3.79
MCAT: 9 VR 
ECs: Very Diverse, and long term. Mostly around large scale fundraising. Tonnes of Research. Working through out University and much more....This was my strong area I believe 
Year: UG 4th year (doing 5 yr degree )
Geography : IP

 

 

Completely stoked about this opportunity,  I don't think ill get in, but i do this it'll be great practice for next year (hopefully)

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