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8 minutes ago, Eudaimonia said:

Unfortunately the onus is on the applicant to proactively prepare for a possible interview. I understand many undergraduates will not want to use precious study time to prep for an unconfirmed interview but it's a balance they have to manage. Those courses are important but so is their shot for this career.  

This is just one of the disadvantages of rolling invites but without that we'd all be getting late notifications.

Make whatever prep time you have count. I'm sure people getting off interview waitlists are just grateful to have received an interview even if it's last minute. 

While it is easily to put the responsibility on the applicant, with how competitive it is, I don't think it is fair or logical to expect people to prepare. I know many, many amazing applicants that have been rejected and I am preparing for mine too.

I would much prefer to have everyone wait a little longer than putting certain (randomly chosen, I don't think uft is targeting anyone fyi) people at a disadvantage. 

I am also making this argument for **Uft's own self interest**.... they want to select for the best of people, but with some having more time, they are making this unfair/

Your last point, definitely, any applicant would be happy to get an interview even its a week before. But again, going back to uft's interest, its illogical. While certain individuals may perform well under such short notice, I doubt how many people will (I know I wont be able to pull it off)

I do understand that it is very easy for me to criticize the system, and that UfT is probably working very hard to score all the applications in a timely manner but that is just my opinion 

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2 minutes ago, hartk48 said:

While it is easily to put the responsibility on the applicant, with how competitive it is, I don't think it is fair or logical to expect people to prepare. I know many, many amazing applicants that have been rejected and I am preparing for mine too.

I would much prefer to have everyone wait a little longer than putting certain (randomly chosen, I don't think uft is targeting anyone fyi) people at a disadvantage. 

I am also making this argument for **Uft's own self interest**.... they want to select for the best of people, but with some having more time, they are making this unfair/

Your last point, definitely, any applicant would be happy to get an interview even its a week before. But again, going back to uft's interest, its illogical. While certain individuals may perform well under such short notice, I doubt how many people will (I know I wont be able to pull it off)

I do understand that it is very easy for me to criticize the system, and that UfT is probably working very hard to score all the applications in a timely manner but that is just my opinion 

I understand your frustration and agree that it's unfair for those that don't get advance notice. I'm also someone who feels much more comfortable with lots of prep time and can't be motivated to prepare unless I'm pretty sure I'll be invited, probably like the majority of people. 

There is no perfect system to catch all the best candidates as there is much subjectivity in even assessing our qualities, but that's the game 

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11 minutes ago, MD.VA said:

To be honest, unless you're trying to change your personality altogether, the extra 2 weeks won't affect your performance that much. The interviewers always tell you they want genuine and not over-rehearsed answers. Its also difficult to prepare since you dont know what they will be asking.

While I agree that you cant change your personality in two weeks, I have to disagree with you, I think two weeks can definitely make the difference. Based on my own subjective experience it took me some time to understand and apply ethics, appreciate other's prospective, think critically and read up on the health care system. Also talking coherently, calmly and working on body language took time....

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7 minutes ago, healthscireject said:

Is it bad that I wish I got rejected today? :(

Hypothetically, if I have a 4.0 and get rejected anyways, does this mean my ABS and essays are trash? How does the weighing formula work?

Could also be letter of recommendations, I heard these are weighted quite a bit too

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11 minutes ago, jolteon said:

Anyone else feeling like invites will be going out today?

Last year, March 8th was the release date for April 8th interviews so I wouldn't be surprised if the round comes in the afternoon

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3 minutes ago, medhopeful'17 said:

Last year a bunch of rejections went out on the 13th and then invites followed on the 14th of march ......so maybe today will be an invite day

Also, the March 24th/25th interview weekend is now 2 weeks away. Therefore, given U of T's stance on providing at least 2 weeks notice for interviewees, one can expect any remaining interview spots for that date to be filled either today or tomorrow. Furthermore, with the last interview day being one month away from today, I wouldn't be surprised to see the first wave of invites go out for April 8th. 

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20 minutes ago, medhopeful'17 said:

Last year a bunch of rejections went out on the 13th and then invites followed on the 14th of march ......so maybe today will be an invite day

I think this might be the case. I was a march 13th rejectee so i think theyll waiting to make it an anniversary lool 

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One thing to consider might be that UT admissions cite says they invite OOP applicants later in the cycle, so for those of you in Ontario waiting for II, might be in the back up pile in case ppl for 24th/25th weekend end up switching..

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2 minutes ago, plastics91 said:

One thing to consider might be that UT admissions cite says they invite OOP applicants later in the cycle, so for those of you in Ontario waiting for II, might be in the back up pile in case ppl for 24th/25th weekend end up switching..

See but that makes no sense for me because i scored below the cutoff for the C/P section on the MCAT. By all means I should have been amongst the first rejects.

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4 minutes ago, Captrex_501stlegion said:

See but that makes no sense for me because i scored below the cutoff for the C/P section on the MCAT. By all means I should have been amongst the first rejects.

I don’t mean to be “that guy”, but if you scored below the 125 cutoff on any of the MCAT sections, I would be 99% expecting a rejection. I don’t know why they wouldn’t have rejected you already though. It seems really weird to make you wait and give a sense of false hope, provided they do reject all files that don’t meet the 125 cut off 

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8 minutes ago, Captrex_501stlegion said:

See but that makes no sense for me because i scored below the cutoff for the C/P section on the MCAT. By all means I should have been amongst the first rejects.

So yeah if you’re an Ontario applicant, that implies that there are some Ontario applicants that weren’t looked at yet. So Ontario applicants still have some hope! 

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4 minutes ago, Dragonite said:

So yeah if you’re an Ontario applicant, that implies that there are some Ontario applicants that weren’t looked at yet. So Ontario applicants still have some hope! 

I honestly think they must have screened min scores for MCAT and GPA which is very easy to do already. I highly doubt they haven't at least taken an initial look at all applicants at this point.. If i was Captrex_501stlegion, I would e-mail to confirm whether I am still in the running, or whether I just missed a rejection letter or they failed to send it...

I say this bc I had not received rejection letter from Dalhousie this year due to an IT error and had to e-mail them late January to confirm that I had been rejected

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3 minutes ago, plastics91 said:

I honestly think they must have screened min scores for MCAT and GPA which is very easy to do already. I highly doubt they haven't at least taken an initial look at all applicants at this point.. If i was Captrex_501stlegion, I would e-mail to confirm whether I am still in the running, or whether I just missed a rejection letter or they failed to send it...

I say this bc I had not received rejection letter from Dalhousie this year due to an IT error and had to e-mail them late January to confirm that I had been rejected

Ya thats what im thinking. I will just give them a call today and hopefully i am put out of my misery.

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