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On 1/14/2018 at 3:50 PM, jsilver said:

Casper: It felt okay! I spent about 2 weeks prepping. worked on typing speed and bought one of those fancy prep courses. i know i had quite a few spelling mistakes as I was trying to get all my thoughts down. but we were told spelling doesn't matter. evidently, it does.

Markers are told explicitly to ignore spelling mistakes... they even have a little test where you have to grade some example answers and it wants you to ignore the poor grammar/spelling answers.

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On 14/01/2018 at 4:50 PM, jsilver said:

Time stamp: 3pm

Invite/Reject: rejected (MD)

GPA: 3.91 

CARS: 129

Casper: It felt okay! I spent about 2 weeks prepping. worked on typing speed and bought one of those fancy prep courses. i know i had quite a few spelling mistakes as I was trying to get all my thoughts down. but we were told spelling doesn't matter. evidently, it does.

IP

graduated 2016

Spelling doesn't matter. I had so many spelling mistakes that you probably couldn't even make out some of the words. I got an invite.

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Time stamp: 3:04pm

Invite/Reject: Reject (MD)

GPA: 3.71

CARS: 128

Casper: Felt good, prepped a fair bit. Would need to have the highest Casper score since the dawn of time...

IP

Good luck to everyone! Time to re-calibrate and make a plan for next year :) 

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7 hours ago, eletan said:

Time stamp: 3:09pm jan 10

Invite/Reject: Reject (MD)

GPA: 3.97

CARS: 127

Casper: . didnt feel like my answers were that insightful :(

IP

hopes this helps 

 

With a GPA like that honestly I am kind of surprised you got rejected. I am an OOP with a 3.64 GPA and 128 CARS. I have not applied to any medical schools yet but this makes me wonder if I should even take a shot at Mac. It seems like Casper is really a deciding factor for a lot of people here.

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8 hours ago, Sam201294 said:

 

With a GPA like that honestly I am kind of surprised you got rejected. I am an OOP with a 3.64 GPA and 128 CARS. I have not applied to any medical schools yet but this makes me wonder if I should even take a shot at Mac. It seems like Casper is really a deciding factor for a lot of people here.

MAC uses an equal mathematical weighting of GPA/CARS/CASPER for interviews. The problem you will run into is that MAC limits OOP interviews to 10%  (about 55 people). You will need an absolute top CASPER score.

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17 hours ago, Sam201294 said:

 

With a GPA like that honestly I am kind of surprised you got rejected. I am an OOP with a 3.64 GPA and 128 CARS. I have not applied to any medical schools yet but this makes me wonder if I should even take a shot at Mac. It seems like Casper is really a deciding factor for a lot of people here.

heard from grapevine that 127 cars is not good enough for mac and very few people with 127 get in. 128 is apparently a reasonable score to have a shot at mac

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2 hours ago, eletan said:

heard from grapevine that 127 cars is not good enough for mac and very few people with 127 get in. 128 is apparently a reasonable score to have a shot at mac

 

Thanks for the tip. Honestly will probably re-write and try to get 130+. Since I'm OOP with a lower GPA I have a feeling that even a 128 is a long shot. 

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Time stamp: 12:20 pm 

Invite/Reject: Invited (MD)

GPA: 3.78 

CARS: 128

Casper: I felt like I did ok on it. It was weird because I somehow managed to complete all of my sentences for every response, which was something I wasn't able to do for any of my practice.

OOP

Graduated in 2017 

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On 1/19/2018 at 9:49 PM, eletan said:

heard from grapevine that 127 cars is not good enough for mac and very few people with 127 get in. 128 is apparently a reasonable score to have a shot at mac

Mac publishes the scores of accepted students. For class of 2020:

123-125            4
126                6
127               22
128               32
129               52
130               41
131               19
132                5
avg:128.9

 

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39 minutes ago, tacos said:

Sorry late post

Time stamp: Jan 10, 2:25 Eastern time

Invite/Reject: Invite (MD)

GPA: 3.84

CARS: 127

Casper: Felt pretty good about it

Out of province, 3rd year undergrad

OOP, 3rd year undergrad, 127 CARS...this dude must have marked his own CASPER smh. All jokes aside, congrats! 

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Time Stamp: Jan 10, 3:42 pm AST

Invite: Reject

IP/OOP: OOP

GPA: 3.86

CARS: 129 (wrote this section while freezing cold and battling an incredible urge to sprint to the bathroom so was surprised with this score)

Casper: Average to slightly below average I'm guessing. Answered all the questions, but didn't feel like they were too insightful. Managed to get a Dal interview so I know I didn't completely bomb it at least. =3

Year: Completed MASc

Posting stats for future applicants. Good luck to everyone interviewing!

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5 hours ago, premed_thr0waway said:

OOP, 3rd year undergrad, 127 CARS...this dude must have marked his own CASPER smh. All jokes aside, congrats! 

Hahaha thank you! Was honestly super surprised :')

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