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TIME STAMP: Jan/13 @ 3:27pm

 

Interview Date: Feb 25 (MD/PhD), Feb 26 (MD)

Result: Invite

cGPA: 3.97 (OMSAS)

MCAT: 520 (131/129/129/131)

 

ECs: 3 years research (3 1st author pubs; 3 1st author under review; conference; invitation to scientific meeting, etc.); 4 years personal training with clinical/rural/general population; designed/implemented exercise programs for rural residents and cancer survivors; VP and P of student club; managed restaurant for 2 summers; 6 years tutoring; additional volunteer, awards, and employment.

 

Essays: Feel I overthought them and crammed too much detail into 250 words...

Year: 5th year UG (Co-op)

Geography: IP

 

Feeling good. Least expected invite of them all  :)

                                                                                                                                                     

 

Please post only invites/regrets. Discussion will be here.

 

It will make it easier for everyone if you guys follow this format as usual:

Result: Invite / Reject

Time Stamp: Date & Time

Interview Date: 
wGPA:

Year: UG, Masters, PhD

MCAT: 
ECs: 
Essays:
Geography : IP/OP? 

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TIME STAMP: Jan/13
Interview Date: Feb 26 MD; Feb 12 MD/PhD
Result: Invite
wGPA: 3.94
MCAT: 520 (131, 127, 132, 130)
ECs: 1 year in engineering lab, 3 years in molecular bio lab. bunch of leadership. very little clinical volunteering
Essays: Wrote them the night before  :rolleyes:
 
Year: UG4
Geography : IP (It's UofT it doesn't matter lol)

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TIME STAMP: Jan/13
Interview Date: Feb 26 MD; Feb 25 MD/PhD
Result: Invite
wGPA: 3.94
MCAT: 36 (12P; 10V; 14B)
ECs: Just send a PM! 3 first author publications.  A few conferences. 3MT Finalist (CAGS). Research internships abroad. 
Essays: Wrote them the week of. A few spelling mistakes. It happens! 

Year: MSc(ompleted) 
Geography : IP 

 

Best of luck everyone!

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Interview Date: Feb 26 (MD)

Result: Invite

wGPA: 3.95ish (OMSAS)

MCAT: met cutoffs

 

ECs: Some volunteering, some research experience.. nothing extraordinary. 

Essays: Wrote them the night before lol

Year: 4th year UG

Geography: IP

 

Has anyone else heard anything? :) 

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TIME STAMP: 2:50pm (Jan 20)


 


Interview Date: Feb 26 (MD)


Result: Invite


wGPA: 3.93


MCAT: 512 (129/127/128/128)


 


ECs: Long-term volunteering, some research (2 first author publications, 2 conferences), nothing spectacular


 


Essays: Felt like they were somewhat decent after going through a couple of drafts


Year: Completed UG 2016


Geography: IP


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Result: Invite :) 

Time Stamp: 01/20/2017 at 14:51

Interview Date: 02/26/2017
wGPA: 3.97
Year: 1-year graduate program, 1st year

MCAT: 11/9/10
ECs: Campus response team, hospice volunteering, choir, TAing, NSERC USRAs. Lots of long term things. 
Essays: I made sure to use all the key words and to refer to the U of T cluster things.
Geography : IP 

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Result: INVITE!!!!

Time Stamp: 02/08/2017 

Interview Date: 03/25/2017
wGPA: 3.94? Not sure how it was weighted
Year: 4th UG

MCAT: 511
ECs: 2 pubs, varsity basketball, TA, RA, coaching, etc. 
Essays: Put in a ton of effort, trying to hit all the clusters. 
Geography : IP 

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Invite/Rejection: Invite

Date Stamp: Feb 8

Interview Date: March 25, but have to reschedule it since it conflicts with another interview
Location: IP 
wGPA: 3.98 

MCAT: Met cutoffs

Current year: 4th year UG
ECs: Average - some research (no pubs, but a patent and a couple of poster presentations), some extracurriculars in the university, hospital volunteering, TA position, other unique activities.

Essays: Was quite happy with them. Worked on them for a month and had them reviewed by a few people

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Result: Invite

Time Stamp: 17/02/2017, 10:10PST

Interview Date: 03/25/2017
wGPA: 3.9-3.95ish (I'm from BC and don't feel like converting)
Year: completed Bachelor's in 2016

MCAT: 517
ECs: vaguely: - research (undergrad and hospital) with one publication + conferences (undergrad, graduate, international), job with leadership/managerial role in personal care, employment throughout studies, volunteering history, sports (all amateur/recreational)
Essays: May or may not have run out of time on these... so I'm shocked to have been invited. The majority were complete, the rest...
Geography : OOP

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Result: Invite

Time Stamp: 17/02/2017, 1:10PM

Interview Date: March 26th

wGPA: 3.94

Year: 4th year undergrad

MCAT: 131/128/131/130

ECs: Tutoring, mentoring, research, hospital volunteering, leadership on equity related student groups

Essays: For some I felt good, but for two, they didn't quite come out the way I wanted them to 

Geography: IP

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Result: Invite

Time Stamp: 17/02/2017

Interview Date: March25th
wGPA: 3.91
Year: UG completed, gap year working

MCAT: 11/9/12
ECs: A lot of research (3 posters, 2 pubs), some club leadership, working with the intellectually disabled, mentoring
Essays:Felt really good about them
Geography : IP

 

Holy! I'm super stoked for this opportunity. I really did not think I was gonna get an interview because of my GPA but I guess there is still hope  :)

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Result: Invite (yay!)

Time Stamp: 02/03/2017

Interview Date: March26th
cGPA: 3.81
Year: Masters in Geography from 2012, been working for non-profits ever since

MCAT: Met cutoffs
ECs: A lot of nonprofit work experience in social justice, food security and health, research experience (qualitative) in undergrad and masters with one publication, very involved in community volunteering for many years
Essays: Felt really good about them, worked very hard
Geography : IP

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Result: Invite!!!

Time Stamp: 02/03/2017 @ 11:22 AM PST

Interview Date: April 9th

wGPA: ~3.93

Year: 4th year UG

MCAT: Above cutoffs

ECs: Very diverse. Some research, lots of non-clinical volunteering, lots of leadership, clinical volunteering, diverse employment

Essays: Spent a long time on them and very happy with them. Got a lot of people to look over it.

Geography : OOP

 

I was anxious waiting, and was losing hope but I'm glad and relieved to have finally heard back! Don't lose hope for all those still waiting -- it will come soon!

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Result: Invite!!!

Time Stamp: 08/03/2017 @ 1:56 PM EST

Interview Date: April 9th

wGPA: ~3.99

Year: completed two UG (3.99 GPA in both): Engineering and Math/Stats

MCAT: Above cutoffs (12VR,10BS,12PS)

ECs: Very diverse. Some research, some non-clinical volunteering, diverse employment (PM me for more details. My work experience is unique - mostly engineering)

Essays: Spent quite a long time on them (learned after failed app to Toronto before). Tied responses heavily to personal experiences and values.

Geography : IP

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Result: Invite

Time Stamp: March 8th, 1:54 pm EST

wGPA: 3.97

Year: 4th year UG

MCAT: 515 (128 CARS, 131 B/B, 127 P/S, 129 C/P)

EC's: Below Average to Average (IMO); with senior home volunteering, leadership roles x 4 in various clubs, co-op position, and other stuff tapped into each cluster.
Essays: Spent at least 2-3 months, always tied to personal experiences. Multiple edits by professional school and close friends.   
Geography: IP

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Result: Invite for April 9th

Time Stamp: March 8th, 1:56 pm EST

wGPA: 3.91 (cgpa < 3.8)

Year: 2nd year MSc

MCAT: 12/10/14

EC's: Average - hospital volunteering, leadership roles in various clubs and employment, and lots of research (but no first author pub)
Essays: Spent at least 2 weeks on it. Multiple edits by family and friends.   
Geography: IP

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TIME STAMP: 1:17pm (Mar 13)


 


Result: Reject


wGPA: 3.82ish


MCAT: 517; met all cutoffs


ECs: Pretty solid; slightly lower on research productivity (pubs/presentations) though


Essays: I think I am a decent writer, thought they were okay.


Year: Completed UG


Geography: IP


 


This was pretty expected. Time to focus on other interviews! 


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Result: Reject

Time Stamp: 2017/03/13 1:18

wGPA: 3.93
Year: 3rd year UG

MCAT: 512, met cut-offs
ECs: Thought that they were okay at first. Given the turn of events I think they could be significantly better
Essays: Thought that they were great and spoke to each cluster. Had people check it over and see if it was any good. They thought it was.
Geography : IP

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TIME STAMP: 1:17pm (Mar 13)


 


Result: Reject


cGPA: 3.91


MCAT: 512 (met all cut-offs)


ECs: I believe they're diverse. Soccer, worked in physiotherapy, public health research, etc.


Essays: Had multiple physicians and two residents read through them. 


Year: 3rd year UG


Geography: IP


 


Will be re-applying next year. :)


 


ALSO posting for a friend. 


 


TIME STAMP: 1:18pm (Mar 13)


 

Result: Reject


cGPA: 3.97


MCAT: 517 (met all cut-offs)


ECs: Emphasis on research with lots of academic scholarships.


Essays: Meh


Year: 3rd year UG


Geography: IP


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TIME STAMP: 1:17pm (Mar 13)


 


Result: Reject


cGPA: 3.97


MCAT: (met all cut-offs)


ECs: See other posts, no research of my own, just as an assistant


Essays: I tried! obviously not good enough/ not what they were looking for


Year: 4th year UG


Geography: IP


 


also expected it, not bummed out tbh


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Time stamp: 1:17 PM EST

Result: Reject

wGPA: 3.85

MCAT: 11/9/10

ECs: Diverse and long-term including employment, research, hospital volunteering, work with disadvantaged youth, mental health advocacy, intramurals, health promotion work, crisis hotline, community service awards, scholarships, etc

Essays: Very happy with two of them, disliked the other two 

Year: 4th year UG

Geography: IP

 

Can't say I'm not disappointed, but it's at least nice to know!

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