Jump to content
Premed 101 Forums

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation on 01/31/2018 in all areas

  1. Result: Invite! Time Stamp: Jan 31. 2:57 PM Interview Date: TBD wGPA/cGPA: 3.97 Year: 4th year Undergrad MCAT: 518 (131/126/130/131) ECs: See previous posts Geography: IP Can't believe I finally got an interview here. It feels so fuckin good to finally feel rewarded after writing the MCAT 5 times over 4 of the past 5 summers. I'm also shocked that I'm sitting here with 3 interviews after spending my past 5 years telling myself Ottawa will be the only shot that I'll get.
    8 points
  2. Result: Invite!! Time Stamp: 11:57 AM (PST) Interview Date: TBD wGPA: 3.83 Year: Graduated UG MCAT: 517 (127 CARS) ECs: Diverse and pretty long term: >500 hours hospital volunteering, pub, research grant, long-term employment, volunteering with kids and other populations, mentoring in school and out, club execs etc.
    5 points
  3. Invite/Rejection: Invite! Time Stamp: Jan 31, 2:57PM wGPA: 3.94 (2nd undergrad) Current year: Graduated, working as an RN MCAT: 515 - 129/130/128/128 ECs: Lots of long term volunteering, research, random awards Hoping this is the year!
    5 points
  4. I fully understand what you're saying and I usually am that way. However, when this is your 3rd cycle in the span of 4 years, it's your last Canadian school left, your top choice, and you interviewed there the last cycle you applied, you tend to have high hopes. Well that was a mouthful haha.
    5 points
  5. Time Stamp: Jan 31, 2:57 pm EST Result: Invite IP/OOP: IP cGPA: atrocious 2YGPA: 3.92-3.93 (I can't remember) MCAT: 128/128/128/130 (130 in soc/psych) ECs: Currently working as a public health dietitian in Northern Ontario, experience working as an RD in ICU and surgery. Completed one year of internship, from which I got experience along the whole spectrum of healthcare. Lots of leadership-related employment experience while I was in school, some volunteering. 1 pub. I did a second degree. This is my first and only interview after 3 year
    4 points
  6. My advice is to be grateful that you have the opportunity to interview at a school and focus on interview prep before you worry about improving for another application cycle.
    4 points
  7. hey dont cut yourself short! I'm sure you're an excellent candidate. Congratulations, and all the best on your interview
    4 points
  8. Result: Invite Time Stamp: Jan 31. 2:57 PM Interview Date: TBD wGPA: 3.95 Year: working a few years MCAT: 514. 126 CARS, ECs: NSERCs, lots of employment, some volunteering and clubs. Some unique employment helped me here. Definitely do things that interest you, use those CANmeds when writing ABS, and pursue something unique, don't be cookie cutter. Geography: IP So happy for this second opportunity. Queen's ol' buddy, don't let me down.
    3 points
  9. bruh

    Interview Invites

    Just got on my flight to Japan, I’ll be offline from 10am to 5pm. Couldn’t ask for a better time to be away from my phone. I’ll land in japan and celebrate my regrets or invite with whoever I find in the izakaya
    3 points
  10. TtIME STAMP: 10:05 for the email Result: Invite wGPA: 3.90 undergrad, currently doing a 1year course-based masters but no marks included MCAT: 518 ECs: family caregiving, some jobs at the bank, come tutoring, some sports etc; nothing I thought was major especially because I haven't gotten a single invite from a any ontario school in the past 3 years so... yeah not really sure what's going on here. Year: Last year of 1year masters IP/OOP/International: OOP Letter of EC: No CASPER: I think it went well, I'd done these a couple of times now so I felt like I knew an appro
    3 points
  11. **ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT! / IL NE RESTE QUE QUELQUES BILLETS!** Hello/Bonjour! Thinking of applying to medical school (or know someone who is)? Got two interviews and now you have to prepare for both the MMI and panel interviews? Bamboozled by ethical questions? The second year students of the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine are organizing the second annual Med Prep Day, devoted to giving you tools to help you succeed on your interviews. Visit our website for more information: http://candacenayman.wixsite.com/ottawaprepday2018 Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca
    2 points
  12. Result: Invite Time Stamp: Jan 31 2:57PM Interview Date: Feb 24 at 10:54am wGPA/cGPA: UPDATED: figured out my 2 year GPA: 3.92 (cGPA: 3.85) Year: Graduated back in 2011 with a social sciences degree, did science courses 2014-16 MCAT: 126/131/126/130 (513) ECs: Mental health one-on-one volunteering, caregiving, government work, lots of office work, other random stuff, hobbies and activities I enjoy Geography: OOP (not that Queen's differentiates)
    2 points
  13. rmorelan

    Interview Invites

    often it is because the email out crushes their primitive email servers - do it during the day and no one can get any work done as the email system would fail
    2 points
  14. Sauna

    Interview Invites

    Me 1 year ago today
    2 points
  15. I'm feeling it's going to be an F5 kind of afternoon...
    2 points
  16. Your missing the point. Many people simply do NOT have the finances to afford it. That is user YesICan's point, and I'm assuming you're one of the users he is referring to in his post above about being ignorant to the costs. If you dont have an extra 150k laying around, it is simply not an option. And that is also assuming you have cosigner for the initial 275k bank loan. While again, many pre-meds DO have the ability to afford a US degree(and thusly should absolutely go for it) not everyone is in that position. So they must keep trying to improve.
    2 points
  17. 2 points
  18. I did get an email confirming my confirmation ( sounds weird) this year. I think they're just a bit busy atm, so give it a day or two, and you'll probably hear back.
    2 points
  19. Degree completion is for internationally trained dentists who’d like to practice in Canada... they either have to write several exams to qualify or enter such programs at faculties of dentistries throughout Canada. The length of such programs is usually 2 years, give or take. Gl
    2 points
  20. The trick is to assume Queens will already reject you. Did this for all the schools I applied to - the interviews I got became way more meaningful/surprising and those I didn't were expected so nothing lost Call it pessimistic but it works!!
    2 points
  21. I guess tomorrow is the day of reckoning...
    2 points
  22. Dare to do what few have even dreamed of!
    2 points
  23. I probably shouldn't be talking, because I did get an invite, but I personally know many individuals who are much more qualified than I am in ECs (variety, length, commitment, hours, every way possible) who have been rejected pre-interview from Queens 4 times now. The only thing I can think of that stood out in my app is my MCAT score, and my family/life/social entries in my ABS. I didn't make the cut for UBC IP, or any of the other Ontario schools for 3 years now with my ECs. Seems like they weigh very particular type of EC entries over others...
    1 point
  24. MomMDhopeful

    Grad students 2018?

    Same to you!
    1 point
  25. Application statistics for the current cycle have been released: https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/applying/after-youve-applied/currentapplicantstats The average GPA has shot up by quite a bit this year. Unsure this is just an outlier year or this will be a trend from now on. With only 260 invited so far, I would venture to guess that 20-30ish people will be invited to interview with the Med-P's later on, so here's some hope for the IP waitlisted folks.
    1 point
  26. Result: Invite Time Stamp: 11:57 PST Interview Date: TBD, Aiming for March weekend. If anyone from Vancouver wants to figure out how we're getting there, hit me up! wGPA/cGPA: cGPA 3.7. wGPA ~ 3.85? Year: Graduated BSc (Hons) MCAT: 131/128/132/131 ECs: Varied. Random. <100 hours in hospital volunteering but lots of work exp. (Find my post from 2017, or PM) Geography: BC My prayers are working~!!! (ish, but working! )
    1 point
  27. blitz

    Interview Invites

    For the next hour, I'm just popping packaging air bags....I gotta say it helps quite a bit
    1 point
  28. Gosh for a second, this thread was "hot" and i thought that theyve been sent out.
    1 point
  29. MD.VA

    Interview Invites

    Think of it this way, they don't want to ruin our WHOLE day, just our evenings. I guess this is going the 3rd school that sends out their decision as I TA a 4 hour lab (Mac, McGill, and now Queens). At least this way it doesn't affect my mood or teaching style. Honestly though, what is it with Wednesdays?
    1 point
  30. MD.VA

    Interview Invites

    So you DON'T think they'd open their office early just for us? Bummer.
    1 point
  31. 4293 applicants of which they will interview approximately 575 for 164 positions (from the rejection email)
    1 point
  32. Hello again, @liveyourdream, there will be French interviews during each of the listed times. However, Monday has the highest proportion of French interviews, and during the rest of the days the proportion is reversed. But it's very possible to come any day if you're quick with the signup, I hope! @Snowden, you and Mr Duck are correct. The mocks are run by first-year students who are not related to the Admissions Committee in any way. However, we do ask that you treat this as you would your real interview in regards to professionalism. @LUUO, there is a waiver that we ask you si
    1 point
  33. Invite !!!!! Genuinely humbled by this one Time Stamp: 29/1/2018 6:31 pm Location: IP Stream: English wGPA: 3.97 Current year: Graduated from UG; currently working ECs: Lots of volunteering and work experience Casper: I thought it went quite well. Maybe 1-2 questions where I wasn't able to finish my thought, but overall was confident!
    1 point
  34. Damn, I thought there was a 3.85 wGPA cut off. I guess not?
    1 point
  35. Anyone still waiting for confirmation from admissions that they received our acceptance to the interview?
    1 point
  36. im pretty sure we're all talking about the 4 year program and besides, the 5 year one is only accessible to QC CEGEP students, which ur wife is not. As for ur third option "degree completion program", i dont know what that is, ive never heard of it.
    1 point
  37. Was there a wave today?
    1 point
  38. You can definitely get in with a low GPA, but it is extremely difficult because you will be depending mainly on the subjective competent of your application. In addition, individuals who get in with these stats, have years of experience and more mature compared to the average applicant. I don't want to dissuade you or anything, I believe it is doable but extremely difficult. The best way to move forward is to to another year or two and try to get a 4.0, and you also have to do extremely well in CARS.. Make sure you do all that while having outstanding ECs that demonstrate what you stand
    1 point
  39. I got in with a 3.54, go for it. It’s hard, but apply, meanwhile, you can always do a year or more of extra material, and graduate with a double major. So why not take a year of courses that you think will make you a better more well rounded individual while you wait to see if you get in, and then if you dont you can re-apply with a better average.
    1 point
  40. 1 point
  41. Queens and Toronto are my last hopes
    1 point
  42. Invite Time Stamp: 4:44 pm central Location: OOP Stream: English wGPA: 3.94 Current year: 4th year Undergrad ECs: Absolutely NO research besides like, 2 months spent volunteering as a research assistant's bitch getting general consent from people. So that's encouraging for all you babes out there that aren't interested in research. Don't say that in the interview though I'm pretty sure it's why I had to reapply I've done tons of community involvement, lots of clinical experience shadowing doctors (just ask! They're usually more than happy), working as a clerk at a hospital for over 3 ye
    1 point
  43. Invite/Rejection: invite!!! Time Stamp: 29/01/2018 - 5:36 PM Location: IP Stream: English wGPA: 3.93 (2nd undergrad) Current year: Graduated, working as an RN ECs: Lots of long term volunteering, research, random awards Casper: Didn't feel great but guess it went alright! SO, SO grateful to have another shot this year. To all the non-trads, never give up!
    1 point
  44. rs1234

    Pharmacie 2017

    Avant, ils faisaient une préselection. Si tu regardes les stats, tu vois que le dernier entré était ridiculement près du dernier convoqué. Il n'y a plus de préselection, et le casper est ajouté donc les résultats scolaires ont moins de poids. Il y a des gens avec 33 qui se font refuser, des gens avec 32 qui entrent sans liste d'attente. Dependemment de ta définition de "compétitif", 32 n'est pas un score incroyable qui te donne du lousse (puisque plusieurs personnes sur ce forum semblent vouloir avoir une CRU aussi haute possible pour compenser leur manque d'expérience/jugement/perso
    1 point
  45. You can administer any test and candidates will be distinguished from one another simply due to a distribution of scores. However, test validity and reliability are a seperate matter which need to be found with data. Without validity the test isn't measuring what its intended for and without reliability the test simply requires a stroke of luck. I'm especially skeptical as to its validity given the lack of data. If they are having students do the test in order to gather data and not use it in the admission process, good for them. It may potentially be of use some day. On the other hand, if the
    1 point
  46. Ce sont deux cours où c’est possible d’avoir des A! Je te dirais que ça dépend vraiment de tes intérêts pour les cours « plus faciles ». Personnellement avec un effort c’est possible d’avoir ces notes dans tous les cours...
    1 point
  47. Vaudrait mieux ne pas se prononcer quand on n'est pas en connaissance de cause. D'ailleurs, j'avais mentionné que le post s'adressait à ceux qui ont suivi la situation... Le refus qui m'a été communiqué n'est pas la raison même des procédures entamées. Un nombre trop important de failles et erreurs dans mon dossier d'admission (je n'exagère pas ici) rend impossible de savoir si le refus lui-même est une erreur (sans vouloir entrer dans les détails). Je n'entre pas dans les détails sur mes posts publics de premed101 parce qu'avec les renseignements communiqués ici, il est déjà facile pour le c
    1 point
  48. J'étais exactement dans la même situation! En plus d'avoir le sentiment que j'avais lamentablement échoué au minimum 3-4 stations, j'avais l'impression que tous les autres candidats les avaient trouvé faciles. Mon avis personnel est que la personne que tu es réellement transparaît dans l'entrevue, même si ce que tu dis n'es pas nécessairement très intelligent/intelligible. Morale de l'histoire (pour les futurs applicants): attendez de voir le résultat avant de stresser! C'est mauvais pour la santé . Et surtout, ne comparez JAMAIS vos réponses à celles des autres!
    1 point
×
×
  • Create New...