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  1. This is nerve-racking! Will update mine once I get that inevitable Minerva update. Good luck everyone!!! TIME STAMP: 11:41 Result: Invite GPA: 3.83 (Thanks winter-exclusion) MCAT: 518 (submitted anyways, who knows how that'll be taken into account) ECs (CV): 4 years of undergraduate research, 4th author on a psych paper, one global health case study in an undergrad journal (minor but I included anyways), co-president of premedical club and helped launch an award for undergrad students, hospital volunteering in dialysis and ED for 3 years, first-aid training at St. John Ambulan
    5 points
  2. TIME STAMP: XX:XX Result: Further Review Required GPA: 3.94 ECs (CV): Hospital volunteering (2014, 2019), Choir, classical voice training (music minor), TA (2014-2019), NSERC USRA, 17.5k CIHR CGS-M scholarship, 15k scholarship for grad school, Lab tech (2019-present), Admin assistant (2019-present), running COVID-19 PCR diagnostic tests for Ontario (2020-present), couple conferences/posters, 1 publication (1st author), 2 publications submitted (1st authors). Year: M.Sc 2019 Feelings about Casper: Felt worse than last year so I'm not too optimistic about it. Applicant category
    4 points
  3. Hi guys. I forgot to post on this thing after I received my interview last week: Jan 14 2021 TIME STAMP: 4:19 PM Result: Interview (MD) and (MD/PhD) GPA: less than 3.9 wGPA MCAT: 519 ECs: arguably heavy heavy research. 5 first authors (one in nature), and 8-9 other co-author (second and third) pubs. Lots and lots of presentations and scholarships. Managed two clinical trials. Finished grad school. Essays: sacrificed a goat and prayed to the holy gods Year: MSc completed
    4 points
  4. Dear god.... You should go into the interview and ask U of T what THEY have to offer you.
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  5. Still shaking/in shock: Timestamp: 9:15 am ESTInterview: YesGPA: 3.81 for OMSASContext: Rural upbringing in western Canada until I went to university, student with disabilities. Extensive volunteerism/work & advocacy with both indigenous groups & persons with disabilities. Some research including a prestigious award/scholarship, several scholarships/awards during my undergrad, held a job throughout my undergrad to pay rent/etc. Currently working as a Registered Nurse in a rural community. I wrote my essays from the heart & quite emotionally.# of previous applications: Second
    2 points
  6. C’était déjà un miracle de voir qu’udem a proposé ce choix de barème pour l’automne 2020 hahaha. Ils sont remplis de surprise alors je crois qu’il ne faut pas éliminer cette possibilité
    2 points
  7. Invites are out!!!! Timestamp: 7:27 am Interview: Yes OMSAS GPA: 3.38+0.2 MA boost = 3.58 (my biggest weakness) Context: born and raised in NWO. Population less than 2000. 3 years down east in Ottawa area, but came back to NWO 9 years ago. EC: Chief Research Officer for Indigenous-based organization, employment working in rural and remote Northern communities, 4 kids, employment tenure in adult learning+ lots of other stuff. # application cycles: This is my first. Interview details: March 6 @ 10. Definitely non-trad.
    2 points
  8. Someone last year seems to have received an MD/PhD interview 6 days after the first ones had gone out (https://forums.premed101.com/topic/107242-uoft-interview-invitesregrets-2020/?do=findComment&comment=1155134), so hopefully you hear something tomorrow or the day after
    2 points
  9. Ask the residents in the meet and greet sessions why their program or why they chose the program they did. Even though programs are very similar, you can talk about geography, demographics of the patient population, specific focuses/research in the department, facilities, any unique opportunities (ie. rural rotations, etc), specific people you would like to work with/learn from. Make sure to talk about any personal connections you might have with the city/province, if you have family there for instance. It does become generic, but its only generic to you who's reading every version. I per
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  10. I'm tentatively planning on wearing a dark brown suit with a black turtleneck, does this sound ok? Also I have 4b-c hair (the OGs know) and I wear it natural. Would a tamed afro be unprofessional? My only other look is a puff and I am not straightening my hair lol. My family is fully working class so I'm not entirely sure what is considered safe professional attire, other than wearing a suit.
    1 point
  11. Voici les miennes Catégorie : collégien COTE R :37,8 COTE R estimée session 3 sur 4 : 37,2 _______________________________________ **UPDATE** 9 février 2021 (vraie) COTE R GLOBALE : 38,5 vraie cote R session 3 sur 4 : 39,4 _________________________________________ Programme : Sciences, lettres et arts CASPER impressions : Moyenne sur certaines questions et bonnes sur d'autres ! Commentaires : la session à distance m'a vrm vrm démotivée mais je suis hopeful ! .... je suis curieuse de voir comment d'autres personnes se sentent p/r au
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  12. Impressive ECs wish you the best of luck !!
    1 point
  13. Yes, people often cite the "academic context" portion as the McGill consideration of a "grad applicant bonus".
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  14. Received the confirmation email. Is everyone's in the morning?
    1 point
  15. Timestamp: 8:56 am Interview: No GPA: 3.54 Context: Indigenous, Francophone stream. Rural eastern Quebec under 2000 but in urban area for last 6 years for undergrad & Master's. ECs: Aerospace engineering work for a couple years, sat on Senate and president a of a club during undergrad, a few publications & patents, founded a company aiming to reduce errors in the ER, a few scholarships, caretaker for family members with autism, and a few hobbies related to aviation & sports. # of previous applications: This is my first time. Will be trying again next year! Best o
    1 point
  16. Timestamp: 5:12 Alaska ST Interview: Yes!!!! GPA: I believe OMSAS gave me a 3.92 Context: Francophone, rural-ish upbringing in QC, planter in northern Ontario then lived & worked in Northern BC. Spent the last 9 years in Alaska most of it pretty rural. ECs: Some research, Multicultural student advocate work, Food pantry work, president of honor society, but not a ton of hours at each. Long term experience running a professional sled dog kennel. Valedictorian for my associate degree & some other awards and grants. Non-trad?: Yeah 30 w/ 2 kids. # of previous applications:
    1 point
  17. Timestamp: 7:52 am Interview: Yes OMSAS GPA: 3.73 Context: born in rural Newfoundland, lived in Northern Ontario city (not rural) since 2001 EC: Lots of leadership, long term volunteering commitments, northern advocacy, sports, medical work, creative pursuits, started my own small business.. # application cycles: Third year applying and interviewing— hoping 3rd times the charm!! Interview details: March 6 @ 1 pm The last two cycles my interview was on the Sunday afternoon slot, and my GPA was also significantly lower than this time around....I have a slight t
    1 point
  18. I promised myself I would post no matter what. Hopefully this will help other rural OOP applicants in future years. Timestamp: 0926 Interview: No OMSAS GPA: 3.72 Context: Born and raised rural OOP (Alberta), not northern. Population less 200. 120km from large centre (~1 million population). Community qualifies for significant rural physicians stipend in AB and is considered rural by StatsCanada. High school (clasified in AB by size) 1A (smallest). Moved to large AB urban centre for post secondary. Returned rural for work x 2 years , then back to large urban city (husband completing
    1 point
  19. nishdoc

    Interview Invites 2020/2021

    Timestamp: 9:17 am Interview: Yes! GPA: OMSAS 3.38 - my biggest weakness Context: Born and raised NO, Indigenous, lived in remote community on reserve EC: varied, RN, working with Indigenous communities Non-trad?: no # of previous applications: this is my second application, interviewed last year as well Interview Location/Date/Time: Sunday March 7 1pm
    1 point
  20. Timestamp: 7:35 am Interview: Yes OMSAS GPA: 3.73 Context: Born and raised in NWO. Population less than 1000. EC: Varied sports, volunteering, shadowing, one small research publication, and dedicated employment in my NWO community. Non-trad?: No # application cycles: 3rd application, 3rd interview invite (Let's hope 3rd times the charm!) Interview details: March 6 @ 10.
    1 point
  21. Timestamp: 7:44 am Interview: Yes GPA: 3.36 Context: Indigenous applicant, grew up on northern and rural reserve all of life (until university in southern Ontario) ECs: Diverse (from pageantry to traditional hospital volunteering), research assistant doing Indig research in the Arctic, NOSM related (CampMed attendee & volunteer), lots of health sciences summer camps etc. Non-trad?: No # of previous applications: This is my first. Interview Location/Date/Time: March 6th @ 10 am
    1 point
  22. YODELLING You opened doors every level Larry, informing nurses greatly.
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  23. DITHERED Do indicate the hope Edward, remember every deed.
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  24. I disagree with your notion that the NRMP match is worse than CaRMS. The American system is infinitely better than the Canadian one. It does not penalize failure the same way CaRMS does, in that if you fail to match one year, or match to a field you later want to leave, you are not prohibited from taking part in the first round again. It also does not offer spots that are exclusively for FMGs, which many Canadian programs, through political pressure from well-connected families with children in foreign schools, have been pressured to do, which smacks of corruption. There is far more choic
    1 point
  25. Par rapport à ça moi on m'avait dit que ça n'avait pas d'impact sur le nombre de crédits acquis, ce qui est logique parce que moi par exemple en ergo au terme de ma deuxième année j'aurais acquis 63 crédits, mais seulement 54 seront contributoirs à ma CRU à cause stages, par contre ça ne n'empêcherait pas d'appliquer en médecine si je le désirais. D'ailleurs plusieurs personnes en ergo le font ! Après tout un crédit S/E reste un crédit comme pour plusieurs cours ou cette mention est imposée, la seule différence c'est qu'il ne comptera pas dans la cote.
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  26. Aaah c'est dans cette optique-là. Ils pourraient donner plus d'explications alors parce que c'est vraiment pas clair et ça porte à confusion.
    1 point
  27. Plusieurs personnes avaient confirmé ceci avec les TGDE des programmes de santé avant d'appliquer, et on nous a tous confirmé que la seule façon dont ça pourrait affecter serait seulement au niveau du nombre de crédits, comme les crédits S/E ne seront pas comptabilisés dans notre nombre total de crédits obtenus (ex: si vous avez fait 62 crédits avant d'appliquer, mais que vous avez 12 crédits en S/E, ben guess what, vous avez seulement 50 crédits. Alors, si jamais vous appliquez dans un programme où ils demandent un minimum de 60 crédits de déjà faits, vous n'êtes pas admissible finalement).
    1 point
  28. SERIOUSLY Seriously expecting really impressive outtakes! Understandably, some like yodelling!
    1 point
  29. You have a normal amount. Hard to not spend that amount without having parental support. You'll pay it off as staff even if it does feel far away.
    1 point
  30. C'est uniquement la CRU (et le Casper, bien entendu), peu importe ton nombre de crédits universitaires. Selon les différentes universités, tu peux aussi avoir droit à un bonus pour un diplôme conféré (baccalauréat, maîtrise, doctorat) ou pour 15 crédits à UdeM, mais c'est tout.
    1 point
  31. DEMANDED Does every moment always need defining? Edward dithered.
    1 point
  32. L'impact que ça peut avoir sur l'admission c'est que en ce moment avec 11 crédits d'acquis contribuants à ta cote tu es considéré comme collégien puisque ça prend 12 crédits acquis contribuant à ta cote pour être considéré universitaire (15 à l'UdeS). Donc, si tu appliquais au 1e mars 2021 pour l'automne 2021 dans un programme contingenté (psycho par exemple), tu serais comparé aux collégiens et seule ta cote r serait utilisée pour évaluer ta candidature. Cependant, tu as le temps d'acquérir d'autres crédits d'ici ta prochaine demande possible en médecine soit le 1 novembre 2023, donc ça ne t'
    1 point
  33. Pas tout à fait. Ça n'affecte pas ton GPA, mais ça pourrait avoir un impact pour les admissions selon la FAÉCUM. On n'a malheureusement pas plus d'informations que ça.
    1 point
  34. Les agents d'admission ont déjà bel et bien confirmé que les crédits S/E ne comptent simplement pas dans ton dossier, donc non, ça ne va pas être "mal vu" comme ça n'a aucun impact sur ton dossier tout court.
    1 point
  35. EARRINGS Every arrangement Robert reached is not great, seriously.
    1 point
  36. À ma connaissance la bonification de la cote pour les gens détenant une maitrise est seulement applicable en médecine, mais quelqu'un d'autre qui est certain pourrait confirmer ou infirmer. Et il faut prendre en compte que la personne qui est rentrée avec 25 n'est pas un candidat moyen c'est un candidat qui s'est extrêmement démarqué au niveau du QA et du casper le candidat moyen a une cote bien plus élevée que 25, ceci-dit tu as quand même des chance si justement tu te démarques par ton QA et ton casper !
    1 point
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  38. I would guess that it will be tomorrow. Fingers crossed, and good luck!
    1 point
  39. Anyone else have any updates regarding when the email will be sent out?!?!
    1 point
  40. Its almost like they are trying to torture us ... At this point we are mid-week. I have been trying to tell myself to just pretend its coming end of January and stop thinking about it. I havent stopped thinking about it and my mailbox is getting tired of being refreshed ...
    1 point
  41. Everyone is getting stressed in this thread when there's no need. Regardless of interview applicant percentage of getting in, if you are lucky enough to even land an interview just give it your best shot. Everything is out of your hands, like a person above said, it's not a 30% chance of getting in as your pre interview score has a big effect too. So my advice is just take a breath and shoot your best shot.
    1 point
  42. je suis d'accord, je comprends pas. même si des gens fond des reprises après le 18 janv, ta cote r de février va le prendre en compte, c'est pas trop nice, on est supposé faire des CV, décider où l'on applique, etc...
    1 point
  43. Depending where you took your psyc classes and where you plan to do your second undergrad, they will appear differently in your transcript. If the psyc classes were taken in a different university, the classes will appear as Credited or Success on your transcript and they won't count toward your GPA. If the psyc classes were taken in the same university where you plan on doing your second undergrad, they will appear in your new transcript with a grade and they will count toward your GPA. Since you already have a first degree, you can apply whenever you want. ^^
    1 point
  44. As bearded frog mentioned, definitely not for mac (their interview invites are completely formulaic and stats-based), definitely not for Ottawa (tons of people in our class got in out of third year), Queen's and u of T I'm not sure but I know people who got interviews and/or acceptances at both out of third year so they definitely take third years, but I'm not sure if it affects you in the admissions process (although I doubt it). What I've generally heard is that being a third year can hurt you in the sense that you have one or more fewer years of experience/ECs, but they look at all app
    1 point
  45. Many of us entered medicine to get away from H&E staining that we encountered in the labs. Not entirely surprising.
    1 point
  46. Ouai au moins ils sont conscient du fait que ca peut engendrer des complications pour certains candidats c'est déjà ca. Merci
    1 point
  47. soupefroide

    Augmenter ma cote r?

    Complètement d'accord avec MedPharmD, c'est faisable, mais tu devras redoubler (et retripler!) d'efforts. Ne te décourage pas! Plusieurs l'ont fait. En tout cas, je te conseille aussi de relaxer et d'attendre de voir ce que les cotes R donnent cette année. J'en suis à ma 3e session et je remarque que les moyennes de classes sont nettement plus élevées qu'elles ne l'étaient pré-COVID. Ça ne m'étonnerait pas que les 36+ de cote R se fassent beaucoup plus rares qu'auparavant et que les cotes R minimales diminuent dans les programmes très contingentés.
    1 point
  48. I had always planned to leave my story in this thread.... and I finally have the time to write it. So fast forward through all the indecision and partying..... and we end up at the end of third year with a GPA, hovering around 3.0... my best year a 3.6, and I've decided I want to do medicine. The plan.... get into Western by rocking 4th year, and being conditionally accepted 5th year. The first step is to write the MCAT, however, I did not take physics, chemistry or organic in University. Study like a nut all summer trying to learn the subject from prep books.... and I come out with an
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