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Time stamp: 1:18 PM EST

Result: Reject

wGPA: 3.93

MCAT: met cut-offs

ECs: Diverse, employment, research (UROP, NSERC), hospital volunteering, long-term volunteering at foodbank

Essays: Meh lol

Year: 4th year UG

Geography: IP

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Time Stamp: March 14th 4:37 EST

Interview Date: April 8th

 

Result: Invite! 
MCAT: above cutoffs
wGPA: 3.90-3.92
ECs: PM me
Year: MSc 2nd year

Essays: 1st one I spoke from the heart, the rest I incorporated personal experiences into my answers. Made them flow really nice and got them edited by a few close friends who were generous enough to review them lol, overall spent a decent amount of time on them. 

IP

Wow will update soon, so utterly shocked. Very grateful for this...

I know the wait is tiring and I literally was expecting the worst, keep your head up everyone. :)

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Time Stamp: March 14th, 4:37PM EST
Result: Invite!
MCAT: met cutoffs
cGPA: 3.96
ECs: Diverse, 10+ research and academic awards, 3 publications (one 1st author pub and two 2nd authors submitted), etc.

Essay: It wasn't too personalized (I thought I was going to be rejected b/c of this)
Year: 3rd year UG 

Geography: IP

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TIME STAMP: Mar 14 @ 4:37pm EST


 


Interview Date: April 8


Result: Invite


cGPA: 3.89, not eligible for reweighting (OMSAS)


MCAT: above cutoffs


 


ECs: conference presentation, 1 pub submitted, tutor, president of academic club, long-term research assistant (involved in several other studies), accessibility services mentor, medical first responder since first year, other exec positions


 


Essays: Left them to the last minute, I felt good about it given the time I had (based my answers around the 4 clusters and CanMEDS framework) but I didn't have many others read over my answers.. I was worried that my lack of time spent on these would be the rejecting factor


Year: 3rd year UG


Geography: IP


 


Was expecting 4/4 no interviews this round. Really surprised that this is the school that invited me (relatively lower GPA & rushed essays). Good luck to everyone interviewing, and if you are still waiting, don't lose hope yet! Super excited to meet many of you on the 8th!!


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TIME STAMP: Mar 14 @ 4:37pm EST

 

Interview Date: April 8

Result: Invite

cGPA: 3.89, not eligible for reweighting (OMSAS)

MCAT: above cutoffs

 

ECs: conference presentation, 1 pub submitted, tutor, president of academic club, long-term research assistant (involved in several other studies), accessibility services mentor, medical first responder since first year, other exec positions

 

Essays: Left them to the last minute, I felt good about it given the time I had (based my answers around the 4 clusters and CanMEDS framework) but I didn't have many others read over my answers.. I was worried that my lack of time spent on these would be the rejecting factor

Year: 3rd year UG

Geography: IP

 

Was expecting 4/4 no interviews this round. Really surprised that this is the school that invited me (relatively lower GPA & rushed essays). Good luck to everyone interviewing, and if you are still waiting, don't lose hope yet! Super excited to meet many of you on the 8th!!

 

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TIME STAMP: Mar 14, 1:45 PM (PT)

Interview Date: Apr. 9

Result: Invite

wGPA: 3.95

MCAT: above cutoffs

ECs: Volunteering in emergency (including leadership), tutoring refugees, a couple of years of research, a summer at a hospital in Kenya, club leadership, etc.

Essays: Spent a couple of hours on them.

Year: 5th year UG (BSc + BA)

Geography: OOP

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Result: Invite


wGPA: 3.92


MCAT: Above cutoffs


ECs: Research with no publications, poster at a conference, hospital volunteering, employment (including in research), scholarship/awards, involvement in clubs, etc. 


Essays: VERY last minute but well written I think


Year: 1 year out of undergrad (no Masters!) 


Geography: IP


 


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TIME STAMP: Mar 14, 4:30 PM (PT)

Interview Date: Apr. 8

Result: Invite

OMSAS undergrad GPA: 3.89

MCAT: 517 ( above cutoffs)

ECs: Multiple hospital volunteering, some leadership, mentorship, physician shadowing, multiple undergrad research with no pubs, graduate NSERC award,posters and a published review paper.

Essays: Spent 3 weeks on them, got them editted by a couple of friends.

Year: MSc.

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Are there many people still waiting? Are we too late in the game now for another round of invites?

This thread is for invites and regrets postings. Go to the discussion thread and you'll see there's already been people talking about this

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Invited for interview (April 9th). Debating whether I should attend. Will fill in my stats and information later. Submitted my application day before deadline.

If you have no desire to actually attend uoft, I would say no..

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TIME STAMP: 4:07pm EST (Mar 27)


 


Result: Reject


wGPA: 3.5 (Ivy league school for undergrad and grad, if that matters...probably not)


MCAT: Above cut off


ECs: Research orientated. Many publications.


Essays: I thought mine were good...apparently not.


Year: Completed Masters in 2014


Geography: OOP


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Result: Regrets

Time Stamp: March 27th, 4:08PM

wGPA: 3.94 

Year: MSc

MCAT: met cutoffs 

EC's: Pretty good some unique stuff, some not unique stuff like research etc. 
Essays: Spent a long time on them and was happy with them
Geography: IP

 

I'm sad but wanted to post this for people who are still waiting!

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TIME STAMP: 4:08 pm EST (March 27)

 

Result: Reject

wGPA: 3.97

MCAT: Above cut off

ECs: A number of relevant research and work experiences, 2 publications.

Essays: Pretty good I thought

Year: 4th engineering

Geography: IP

 

Disappointed, but glad to have finally heard back.

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Result: Regrets

Time Stamp: March 27th

wGPA: unsure if it was applied, if not ~3.8

Year: MSc complete (2 first author pubs, several 2nd/co-author pubs, several conference presentations)

MCAT: > cutoffs

EC's: varied with decent amount of university and medical stuff
Essays: Spent decent amount of time on them- felt they were strong
Geography: OOP

 

I've accepted an offer from my IP school and that was #1 anyway = congrats to all invited and keep pushing forward to everyone else- don't give in to time or anything else if this is what you want to do- ~best wishes

 

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Check your spam traps, y'all!

 

Result: Regrets
Time Stamp: March 27th 4:06pm
wGPA: 3.88
Year: 5th year BMSc
MCAT: > cutoffs
EC's: Varied. Lots of jobs, leadership, volunteer activities and sports. No research for this application.
Essays: Felt really good about them, had them edited by a bunch of people. Spent at least 2 months on them
Geography: IP
 
FINALLY

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Just got circumcised with some rusty-ass clippers

 

Result: Regrets

Time Stamp: 4:07pm EST 03/27/17

cGPA: 3.99

Year: 3rd year UG

MCAT: 516 (125 CARS)

EC's: Cheesecake

Essays: 2 months of laborious crafting and innumerable evaluation and remodelling. In retrospect, possibly too impersonal.

Geography: IP

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Result: Regrets

Time Stamp: 4:08pm EST 03/27/17

Undergrad GPA (unweighted); 3.53

Master (Publix Health) GPA: 4.0

Year: 2nd year MPH

MCAT: 34 (11/13/10)

EC's: 2 publications (one in the WHO journal), 2 years research at SickKids, 2 years global health research, volunteer translator for Syrian refugees...etc

Essays: little effort put into these

Geography: IP

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Timestamp: 4:07 P.M March 27

Result: Reject

wGPA: 4.0

MCAT: Above cutoffs

ECs:  Average, some research, no pubs, 1st author in progress.  Some long-term volunteer, some short-term volunteer, a couple other non-unique ECs

Essays:  Spent some time on them, maybe did not focus on CanMEDS points as much as I should have

Year: 4th year UG

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