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2015 Stats For Interview Invites

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Once UofA MD admissions sends it out to applicants (if not released already), if someone out there wouldn't mind posting the average stats for an interview invite, it would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you!

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Looks pretty similar to last years! Here they are for comparison (4th year IP pool)

 

CGPA: 3.87 (Max 4.0)

Personal Activities Score: 9 (Max 16)

MCAT Score: 10.84 (Max 14)

Lol the highest personal activities score last year was a 16/30? What is the point in even pretending that they are scored out of 30 (now 40).

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Lol the highest personal activities score last year was a 16/30? What is the point in even pretending that they are scored out of 30 (now 40).

U of A is still a "GPA school" despite making the personal activities "worth more." That being said, my personal activities score went down two points from last year.  :(

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This is for OOP (Since Friendly Magpie's numbers seem different from mine)

 

Avg CGPA: 3.96 ........... Max:4.00

AVG Personal activities: 9 .......... Max: 17

Avg MCAT: 11.85   ........   Max: 14.33

 

Yikes, looks like I'm below average on both cGPA and MCAT...that's unsettling lol

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this pisses me off beyond belief. Anyone else in the same boat? 

my mcat = avg interviewed

gpa = 3.57 vs interviewed = 3.87

ec score = 14 vs interviewed = 9

 

no interview

 

how the hell can they give such a high weight to ECs when the average interviewed EC score is LESS THAN HALF THE TOTAL SCORE (20). 

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this pisses me off beyond belief. Anyone else in the same boat? 

my mcat = avg interviewed

gpa = 3.57 vs interviewed = 3.87

ec score = 14 vs interviewed = 9

 

no interview

 

how the hell can they give such a high weight to ECs when the average interviewed EC score is LESS THAN HALF THE TOTAL SCORE (20). 

 

Your scores are actually quite similar to mine. Last year, I received an interview and was waitlisted. I never made it off the waitlist.

 

I was really happy when I learned that ECs were going to count for more this year as that's where my highest scores were. When I didn't receive an interview at all this year, it was a bit of a shock since I'd gotten so close last year. 

 

There is speculation that the U of A calculates GPA using a formula that benefits people with higher GPAs. They are a "GPA school" but keep trying. Next year, I will be applying to Calgary as well (I couldn't before as I didn't have enough full time years). Hopefully we have better luck next year.  :)

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Your scores are actually quite similar to mine. Last year, I received an interview and was waitlisted. I never made it off the waitlist.

 

I was really happy when I learned that ECs were going to count for more this year as that's where my highest scores were. When I didn't receive an interview at all this year, it was a bit of a shock since I'd gotten so close last year. 

 

There is speculation that the U of A calculates GPA using a formula that benefits people with higher GPAs. They are a "GPA school" but keep trying. Next year, I will be applying to Calgary as well (I couldn't before as I didn't have enough full time years). Hopefully we have better luck next year.  :)

I'm honestly wondering why they felt they needed to up the EC score to 40. 9/30 vs. 9/40 isn't really that big of a difference, and it's not like people were hitting the ceiling because the max score didn't even cross 20. It almost seems like misrepresentation to claim that EC's are worth 40%, because unless you read posts like this, you would have no idea how far from the truth that is. You've gotta think that such a system probably leaves a few people wondering why they were rejected.

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I'm honestly wondering why they felt they needed to up the EC score to 40. 9/30 vs. 9/40 isn't really that big of a difference, and it's not like people were hitting the ceiling because the max score didn't even cross 20. It almost seems like misrepresentation to claim that EC's are worth 40%, because unless you read posts like this, you would have no idea how far from the truth that is. You've gotta think that such a system probably leaves a few people wondering why they were rejected.

 

EC's are worth 30%.

 

https://www.med.ualberta.ca/programs/md/admissions/applying/selection-process

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this pisses me off beyond belief. Anyone else in the same boat? 

my mcat = avg interviewed

gpa = 3.57 vs interviewed = 3.87

ec score = 14 vs interviewed = 9

 

no interview

 

how the hell can they give such a high weight to ECs when the average interviewed EC score is LESS THAN HALF THE TOTAL SCORE (20). 

 

because according to inside sources, uofa only cares about hours or high title in a big organization/event or internationally-relevant stuff. that will get you 4/4 on each section. trust me. 

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