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  1. CptAro

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    Hey everyone, I’ve been lurking this thread for a very long time but wanted to update that I got an offer this afternoon! My initial email timestamp was at 7:41:24 with GPA ~3.91. With this being my only offer and interview it was a dream come true. Just wanted to say that while the waiting is tough, don’t ever give up on yourself. My backup plans weren’t coming to fruition so I felt quite lost for a little while during this wait, but I’m very thankful for this thread and all the positivity that has been shared here. You are all capable of getting that MD acceptance so hang tight and always be
    10 points
  2. A bit off topic, but this forum post (the 2020 version) has over double the pages of the 2019 one.
    9 points
  3. YES Chantal emailed offering me an acceptance at 12:01 pm yesterday (June 2nd)!!!! No words for how elated and excited I am! On another note HUGE shout out to @newmy88 and everyone else who compiled the data and made the hypothetical waitlists, they have really helped in reducing the uncertainty and the anxiety surrounding this rollercoaster of a process <3 Best of luck to everyone still waiting!!!
    8 points
  4. Synth1

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    I started med school at 35, and I'm not the oldest in my class. Honestly, who cares. I feel like this whole societal expectation thing people get hung up on around people being a certain age doing certain things is BS. Do what will be fulfilling for you, no matter what age you are.
    6 points
  5. OddSensation

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    I swear, sometimes these posts are the worse. I mean congratulation you got in this year, but is this post suppose to be some self-validating post? This is my 4th cycle as well receiving several interviews but waitlisted and rejected from them. I know so many other friends who are 26 and still applying. If you feel bad, how are we suppose to feel?
    6 points
  6. I just got accepted off the waitlist at 5:24 pm! Demographic: OOP UCAN GPA: 3.94 MCAT CARS: 131
    5 points
  7. Well boys and girls, probs gonna call it quits after tomorrow. I've been lurking on this forum for 2 weeks now and y'all seem like real nice, genuine people and I hope all of you will get accepted into med school next year if not this year. Been feeling like garbage after seeing a bunch of my friends get accepted to all different med schools while I could barely scrape by with interviews but at least we're guaranteed an interview next year. And hey, everybody goes through life at their own pace. It still may be premature for me to lose hope so quickly but I think a lot of people may be feeling
    5 points
  8. rmorelan

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    I am just going to say this outright- ha just stop doing that right now. Stop messing with the moment. it is well bluntly stupid. Just to start - I started relatively late as well, so I can say no there won't be any real problem. There are people a lot older than that starting ha. They also tend to do very well in medical school (objectively and yeah we have tracked that). This process contains an element of luck regardless of scores - one of the best docs I know took 5 attempts to get in. That just happens. Anyone that ignores that point is really not seeing the full picture here.
    5 points
  9. I definitely agree. Looking at past years, more people seem to post their acceptance on the forum so it is strange. For your sake, I hope they’re sending out fewer offers over an expanded period of time (I don’t know why they would do that though!). Last cycle my friend literally found out on July 22nd that she was accepted so don’t lose hope!
    4 points
  10. Hey! I'm new and made an account just for this haha. I was IP waitlisted. I recieved my acceptance offer on May 28th and had until June 1st to accept it (which I did being an Edmontonian). My waitlisted letter was 99-and a low number (below 50 low!!!), so don't lose hope if your stats don't coincide with any theories! My acceptance document was also created on May 28th. I know how stressful it is being on the waitlist, but don't lose hope. More offers are coming! I hope to see you all in the fall PS: Also, WHEN you all get accepted, make sure you have a passport photo
    4 points
  11. At this point I've kind of given up hope that it'll ever get to me. I'm pretty much updating this list for everyone who's pretty close to getting an offer this year and to hopefully help out those who are on the waitlist next year try to figure out what the heck is going on LOL. I update the list - they figure it out !!
    4 points
  12. ,,aow

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    4 points
  13. Previously, the WL have moved quite a bit in June and July, and even in August! I would remain hopeful
    3 points
  14. I am planning to do this as well! Definitely make a thread for this. I don't know how willing people will be to share financial information on facebook groups.
    3 points
  15. Sorry if I'm a little bit off subject, I did not read it, but I read the one about the MMIs from the same company... and I hated it. It's basically a big, expansive advertisement for their coaching program (which is at another level of expansiveness lol). They are basically telling you that you will never be sucessful without their help, which is very frustrating. There are certainly better books out there.
    3 points
  16. U of T revamped the curriculum for class of 2021 and it was a learning curve. However, I truly love it. We have a mix of lectures and small group learning. In the labs when learning/practicing hands on skills they provide it via a case study in order to stimulate our learning and get us thinking. We have numerous clinicians from the community to come in and be TAs. This serves two great purposes 1) making connections and 2) give "real world" advice. But, what I really love at U of T is the exam testing. We are no longer required to memorize small, pointless facts (like stress-strain curve). We
    3 points
  17. IdkDentPharmOrSmthg

    PharmD 2020

    Décision d’admission: admis!!! Catégorie de candidat: collégien Rang: 66/226 Date du dépôt: 2 Juin à 23h
    3 points
  18. itski

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    I mean, there's no point thinking about the "what ifs". We all make mistakes in our lives and it's important to be able to learn from them, move on & look ahead. The important thing is that YOU MADE IT, & you deserve it!!!! No age is too old to start med school if it's really what you want. Congrats & be a bit less hard on yourself
    3 points
  19. offmychestplease

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    3 points
  20. LostLamb

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    Cripes I wish I had gotten in so young. no one cares about your age in med school, except your body when you’re sleep deprived and your body begs you to stop tormenting it. good luck and congrats, LL
    3 points
  21. anhydrouswater

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    Your feelings are valid, but I don't think OP was trying to pat themselves on the back or brag. It can be hard when everyone around you seems to be moving faster than you, and imposter syndrome is real. I think it's important to be able to hold empathy for everyone.
    2 points
  22. Pouipoui

    Optométrie 2020

    Hum comme tu l'as sûrement constaté, on ne sait pas grand chose des années en haut de où on est rendu dans le programme, alors parler d'un programme différent que très peu d'élèves font, c'est un défi J'ai été consulter la page du programme de résidence sur le site d'admission de l'UdeM et ça ne mentionne pas de limite dans le nombre de places... L'admission est basée sur les notes (cote supérieure à 3.0), un CV, une lettre de motivation et des lettres de recommandation. Une chose que je sais toutefois est que, chaque année, très peu d'étudiants font une résidence. Est-ce que c'est à cause d'
    2 points
  23. It moved to 38 MTL! You probably have your offer on Minerva
    2 points
  24. Still waiting for my status to change in UCAN indicating that my deposit has been processed and no new communication from anyone about anything from UofC. I think the affects of the pandemic has slowed everything unfortunately. Keep faith. Edit: Now processed
    2 points
  25. I know that my program has supported this for residents in the past - we have some call sites that have an add-on resident who does call until 11 pm, and some sites that allow splitting of weekend shifts into day and night shifts, so some residents who are unable to work overnight have made up the points in that way. Others have been required to do an extra block of emergency psychiatry out of their elective time to make up for the missed learning experience. I am not aware of the details but this is what I have heard. I am also not sure how this works for R1s when they are off service - wh
    2 points
  26. Hey, I'm happy to hear that! The social aspect has exceeded my expectations. Each semester, the inter-mural advisor sends out a google survey. On that survey you just list the sports you're interested in and then the team captain will create a Facebook group for you to join. From a non-sports standing my friends and I will get together at least once a week. We have events throughout the year planned. For example, last year during O week we went to Jays game, had a games night, scavenger hunt, a day in park day (volleyball, spikeball, board games), and a boat cruise (which was definitely my fav
    2 points
  27. theevilsloth

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    this
    2 points
  28. Alftavatn

    NOSM Waitlist 2020

    When they said weekly they might have meant that we will get an update each week, not that the emails will be exactly one week apart. I am sure we will hear soon.
    2 points
  29. @Aryanenzo I've got to agree with @Giant_Anteaters on this one. After working with a number of FLEX students and knowing people who have gotten in this year, I think "Super extroverted, dominant, persuasive" doesn't paint a full or accurate picture of what adcoms is looking for. I think they're looking for personality types that include the following: Confident (if you had a doctor who looked really uncertain when prescribing a patient a drug, that patient themselves would lose confidence and trust in what they were being offered) Listening & openness to changing stance (a doc
    2 points
  30. totally possible, and in fact since that can be done is the very thing that is keeping all these LOCs in check. It allows competition to exist which is great for us. Switching takes about 2 days - I have personally done that twice already.
    2 points
  31. Officially taken myself off the WL to accept Mac. My fingers are crossed for you guys!
    2 points
  32. Pouipoui

    Optométrie 2020

    @Dr. A Voilà
    2 points
  33. Pouipoui

    Optométrie 2020

    Attention, pour qu'une année soit réussie, la moyenne générale de l'année en cours doit être de plus de 70 en opto. Ça correspond effectivement à un C (le barème de notation littérale d'opto est différent de celui "traditionnel").
    2 points
  34. @MedicineLCS strikes again!!! You always come to the rescue of stressed souls! We all appreciate it!!
    2 points
  35. In the interests of puzzling out the "skipping", for those who have received waitlist offers, I'm curious if anyone is OOP/Not Bilingual/Not Low SES and received a offer? They sent at least one OOP offer earlier, but if there's a pattern (OOP, unilingual) it may point to the skipping reason. At the same time, the calls do double back, so let's not panic, the timestamp theory has been, with jump and starts, right in the general trend.
    2 points
  36. We don't deserve you!! Also anything could still happen! As @MedicineLCS said, the predictions are getting a little funky as we move further down the list!
    2 points
  37. Hi all. I have accepted my offer to Ottawa. All the best to those still waiting, and again, thank you again for this thread :)
    2 points
  38. i dont recall ever submitting anything regarding SES, but i think the bilingualism definitely could be a factor
    2 points
  39. Thank you @CptAro for taking the time to make an account and letting us know!!! Huge congratulations to you. It really helps us to know what timestamp the waitlist is hitting/ where it's at.
    2 points
  40. MedTalks

    Waitlist Party 2020

    The Southern Medical Program was actually my second choice but in hindsight I'm very happy with this site!
    2 points
  41. JESUS YESSSSS SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOTS OF LOVE !
    2 points
  42. dh.

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    I’m 33, and I start this fall.
    2 points
  43. AB2

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    who cares about your age... it literally does not matter... 4 years difference is a rounding error in the grand scheme of life
    2 points
  44. Meanwhile les TGDE des autres programmes: ”tu peux toujours le faire une autre session.” Lool
    1 point
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    1 point
  46. Just accepted my offer to U of T MOT program! I'll be at the St.George campus!! Anyone else going to accept UT OT?
    1 point
  47. Doesn't look like it's 100% linear there are some little blips .. but maybe we should leave this to next years' waitlist to overthink and figure that out
    1 point
  48. Yea its definitely not a good representative. Not a single OOP waitlisted applicant posted here, and I'm sure there's quite a number of them too. Would they answer questions like what % of the class is full now? I'll try asking that when I call them
    1 point
  49. Won't make you any less competitive. It's a pretty poor attitude not gonna lie and you'll keep these habits in med school. People generally don't like that. I encourage you to be open, work hard for your future and help your friends as well
    1 point
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