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  1. Catégorie : Uni COTE R/ GPA pré-covid : 3,94/4,3 COTE R / GPA post-covid ( si applicable) : 3,94/4,3 Programme : Bac + Maîtrise en microbiologie (l'année passé ma CRU était d'environ 33) CASPER impressions: Très bien été, j'écris vite, j'ai mieux performé que l'année dernière selon moi! Commentaires : J'ai été invité aux entrevues de Mcgill cette année!! (2ième fois que j'applique et première fois entrevue). Je sais que bon nombre d'entre vous focus beaucoup sur les notes (et je comprend), mais personnellement, ce n'est pas juste une question de performance académique
    11 points
  2. I usually lurk nowadays but I remember when I went through this process well... As someone that's been rejected once before and got in after a master's degree and some introspection I really think it can be easy to feel discouraged but also a worthwhile learning opportunity. That said it's still important to live out your life and have contingencies. Don't stop living because you're constantly chasing that acceptance. Many applicants apply multiple times before getting into medical school. Similarly many people have other careers prior to medical school. If anyone needs
    10 points
  3. I anticipate invites/regrets start going out today!? I already checked my inbox way too many times haha. Good luck everyone!
    5 points
  4. Back in the day, I had a 25 and could not even apply from Cegep. So, I took the specialty program in exercise science at Concordia (which then required only 25, today, I believe 27), got straight A's, then went to med school and today after residency, I am a surgeon. I matured during undergrad. It was a longer but good journey. If you truly do not have persistence in this marathon, then medicine is not for you. Otherwise, enjoy the journey and see you as a colleague in the future.
    4 points
  5. Sur une note semblable, j'ai eu deux cours au cégep où j'ai respectivement eu 26,5 et 27,9, j'ai fini 2 cours universitaires avec des C+ et deux avec B- et j'ai coulé un examen de pharmacie pas plus tard que l'automne 2019, mais j'suis quand même en med, même si ça pris un peu de temps! Ne désespère pas Alien
    4 points
  6. Hey, to be fair, j’ai eu 23 en éduc (je veux pas jouer au blame game mais c’était plus à cause de ma prof que de moi), refusé en med la première fois, but I still made it. Je comprends très bien ta déception, tu ne peux plus rien faire que de l’accepter, alors essaie de l’utiliser comme motivation de mieux performer dans les choses que tu peux encore contrôler. Par exemple, Laval cette année n’utilise pas ta cote du tout à partir d’une cote de 33, alors dead ton CASPer, pratique-toi pour les MEMs, t’auras encore une chance. Tout est pas perdu, je te souhaite beaucoup de chance (et à vous tous
    4 points
  7. Bro.... en première session j'ai eu un 25 pour un cours avec un 88% hELP. 1e session j'avais seulement 5 cours qui comptais dans ma cote R fek malgré le fait que j'ai eu 35.6+ dans mes trois cours de science ça a quand même vraiment balafré ma cote............ So I feel you :((( mais bro tant et aussi longtemps que t'es en haut du 32/33 requis teNTE TA CHANCE!!!! don't give up! If not this year we can always re-apply next year so let's not give up on becoming doctors one day okii!
    4 points
  8. Anatomical Pathology: Anesthesiology: Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Diagnostic Radiology: Emergency Medicine: Family Medicine: General Pathology: Calgary (Feb 9) General Surgery: MUN (Feb 9) Hematological Pathology: Internal Medicine: Medical Genetics and Genomics: Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Neurology - Paediatric: Alberta (Feb 9) Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: Nuclear Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Ophthalmology: Orthopaedic Surgery: Otolaryngology - Head a
    4 points
  9. Catégorie : collégien COTE R pré-covid : 34.5 COTE R post-covid : JSP ENCOREE MAIS IM STRESSED Programme : SN CASPER impressions (si fait) : pas encoreeeeeeee Commentaires : Je stresse pour le CASPer....... Au début je pensais que 34.5 était pas si pire comme cote r mais en voyant que la plupart des gens ici on 36+(BRAVO BTW VOUS ÊTES SMART AS HECK HAHA) ça me rend anxieuse ngl... Bref je sais que tout dépend de mon CASPer. Ça fait un bout que je me pratique pour cet exam, mais je me sens pas encore prête .......
    4 points
  10. C737

    Post-interview feelings

    Feeling that way too. I keep overthinking every answer and what I should have added and said differently. It is definitely going to be a long wait till invites get sent out! Wishing everyone good luck!
    3 points
  11. I am a first time applicant and I'm really hoping they send the invites out soon. I don't want to keep rethinking and doubting my application until Friday lol
    3 points
  12. We got played so hard lol
    3 points
  13. Facts. J’ai eu 33.7 de cote R à ma première session, et après avoir travaillé fort, j’ai réussi à le monter à 36.1 après ma 3e session, et 36.8 après ma 4e. Je connais un gars en med qui a eu une cote R de 28 à la 1re session, et ça lui a pris un an à l’université pour rattraper, but he made it!!
    3 points
  14. Ahhh this wait is killing me
    3 points
  15. Hey! Vraiment désolé d'avance pour le straightforwardness, mais voici ce que je peux guesser: Dent = bonnes chances avec un bon CASPer, chances moyennes avec un CASPer moyen. Med UdeM/Sherbrooke = très bonnes chances de te faire convoquer avec un bon CASPer, moyennes avec un CASPer légèrement en haut de la moyenne, pas très bonnes avec un CASPer dans la moyenne. Med Laval: tout dépend de ton CASPer. Med McGill = chances moyennes avec un CASPer impeccable, mauvaises avec un bon CASPer, pas mal mort avec un CASPer moyen (comme le CASPer vaut seulement 20%, et le CV 10%, et la
    3 points
  16. Plenty of people interview with sub 3.9s, so yes there is a point! Also, seeing that many of those rejected yesterday were 3.98-4.0 applicants, clearly references and essays mean a lot. Also, not many are mentioning this, but I really do think that UofT will reduce the emphasis of GPA this cycle. By changing the wGPA policy to only dropping 2 FCEs instead of 3 or 4 depending on years of study completed, wGPAs will definitely fall. They know this and will take it into account. So in short, there is always hope. Just put as much effort into your essays and securing good references as you do
    3 points
  17. Can we all just focus on the main goal of this discussion. I created this discussion to talk about the application deadlines and interviews not the job opportunities. I'm pretty sure there are discussions about that where your info will be greatly appreciated but this discussion is not the best place for your info. Anyone interested can also look up those discussions where they can find similar info which will be helpful for their purpose, but this discussion purpose is not related to these types of info. Thanks all.
    3 points
  18. Felt like garbage after I did mine. In one station, the interviewer asked me a question and my brain had a complete fart about what one term meant so I asked him to repeat the question 3 times, then on the third time the bell rang and I just sat there in regret. In another, I got super intimidated by the interviewer for some reason and they were quite stone faced so I gave pretty bad and like one sentence responses to a complicated question. Then we just sat there after he had nothing more to ask. Finally, in another station, I spent all 8 minutes on the main question and literally conclu
    3 points
  19. I don't know.... Had some minor tech issues (mostly lag/bad audio quality) and overall just felt like I was jittery/rambly for a lot of the questions. Not feeling great and can't stop thinking about the questions and things I could have said. Anyone else want to share their feelings or experience? Anyone currently in UBC med want to share how they felt after their interview? This is gonna be a long 3 months...
    2 points
  20. the Application ID is different from the student ID, you can find it in the payment reciept email! I couldn't submit the form when I put the student ID under application ID so just for anyone else who is confused LOL EDIT: apparently this was the wrong advice, and it's actually the ID on the right hand side of your application portal!
    2 points
  21. I got that too. Last year I got an email specifically saying rejected so I am not sure if this a waitlist or?
    2 points
  22. I'm first time applicant too!!! AND this is the only school I applied to. Friday definitely feels so far away right now!
    2 points
  23. time Stamp: 1:04 pm Result: InviteGPA: 3.505MCAT: 512 Current/Past Degree: Honours BSc Anthropology (2021 grad)Geography (IP/OOP): IPExtracurricular Activities score /16 (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): 1 pub, 1 conference, sorority exec, indigenous children focused volunteering, hospital volunteering, researching Indigenous health outcomesCASPer: I am not sure? But I felt like it was mediocre
    2 points
  24. I think you should still apply. My cousin's best friend got in last year with a 3.67 wGPA and 3.61 cGPA. She had a bachelor's degree, no masters or PhD, no research and wasn't an Indigenous applicant. She had lots of work experience and community service under her belt, and I'm sure her references were stellar.
    2 points
  25. You are not alone. I am killing myself each time I think of the things I should have said. Oh well, I try not to think about it now that it won’t change anything. Good luck!
    2 points
  26. @Goldie I am also just checking non-stop. I really hope they come out today because I don't know if I can do another 2 days of this (also my productivity can't continue like this haha)
    2 points
  27. That’s so interesting... I didn’t know that we might just not hear anything back if we don’t get an interview (though I do see now that some programs say they only contact applicants who are selected for interview). And I’m with you guys too - freaked out a bit when the email came today from carms about interview offer status notifications
    2 points
  28. Anatomical Pathology: Anesthesiology: Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Diagnostic Radiology: Emergency Medicine: Family Medicine: General Pathology: Calgary (Feb 9) General Surgery: Hematological Pathology: Internal Medicine: Medical Genetics and Genomics: Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Neurology - Paediatric: Alberta (Feb 9) Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: Nuclear Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Ophthalmology: Orthopaedic Surgery: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surg
    2 points
  29. Anatomical Pathology: Anesthesiology: Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Diagnostic Radiology: Emergency Medicine: Family Medicine: General Pathology: General Surgery: Hematological Pathology: Internal Medicine: Medical Genetics and Genomics: Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Neurology - Paediatric: Alberta (Feb 9) Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: Nuclear Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Ophthalmology: Orthopaedic Surgery: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: Pedia
    2 points
  30. Of course! Happy to chat
    1 point
  31. I just really wanted to post to put at ease anyone looking at this in the future with a low CARS score because that was me not too long ago. Do not count yourself out Result: InviteGPA: 3.90MCAT: 511 (124 CARS)Current/Past Degree: BSc. 2021Geography (IP/OOP): IPExtracurricular Activities score /16 (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): I had a lot of the normal ECs everyone has, but to make my application unique, I talked about the experiences I have had in my life as well as being an athlete CASPer: Could have gone either way
    1 point
  32. So far it seems like everyone got that with their regrets email so I'm guessing they're just trying to keep us hopeful haha
    1 point
  33. Time Stamp: 3:04pm ESTResult: InviteGPA: 3.97MCAT: 522 (131/129/131/131)Current/Past Degree: Final Year MScGeography (IP/OOP): OOPExtracurricular Activities score /16 (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): varied. Lots of research and leadership.CASPer: Good enough for Manitoba OOP and McMaster IP.
    1 point
  34. The interview response form asks for our "Application ID". In launchpad I have a "student ID" and a "reference number". Anyone know which one we're supposed to use?
    1 point
  35. Invites are out! Invited- will update stats in a few hours when I get home
    1 point
  36. Stay positive fam I think its 1/3? Unless U of A also had increased applicants this year. Either way, the breakdown isn't that simple because of IP advantage
    1 point
  37. There is a point.
    1 point
  38. Update! Catégorie : collégien COTE R pré-covid : 34.69 COTE R post-covid : 34.98 Programme : SN CASPER impressions (si fait) : pas encore fait mais je me prépare Commentaires : Je sens que ma cote R et vraiment pas compétitive Est-ce que vous pouvez me dire quelles sont mes chances selon vous pour med et dent? Surtout à McGill et UdeM
    1 point
  39. For 2020: Total applicants per specialty: https://www.carms.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020_r1_tbl9e.pdf First choice applicants per specialty: https://www.carms.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020_r1_tbl11e.pdf Match results per specialty: https://www.carms.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020_r1_tbl17e.pdf
    1 point
  40. This waiting for interviews process is stressful....
    1 point
  41. I completely agree with the above posters- shadowing is not a good idea, especially in the pandemic. We as medical students are not even allowed to shadow right now as they are trying to minimize the number of people in hospital/healthcare settings, so I think it would be a big red flag
    1 point
  42. Mon cégep vient d'annoncer qu'on allait recevoir notre cote provisoire le 11, et d'autres ont annoncé le 10 donc j'imagine que non :(( J'ai entendu dire que les élèves de Vanier et André-Laurendeau ont reçu les leurs.
    1 point
  43. That’s what I heard last year, I’m not totally sure Yeah I’m not sure tbh, sorry I can’t be more helpful! Just what I was told.
    1 point
  44. It goes by what Orpas considers an A not your school.
    1 point
  45. Was your second year categorized as **Average**. Because in order to achieve the 20 credits, they must average the remaining credits. So if you have 5.0 courses 4th year fall + 10.0 courses 3rd year fall/winter, your GPA average of your entire second year will be the remaining 5.0 credits = 20
    1 point
  46. I've been told that a bad personal statement can sink your application but a good one won't necessarily get you in. My resident contacts have told me to aim for something that is honest and demonstrates your personality
    1 point
  47. Salut à tous! Je me demandais comment on peut vraiment se démarquer des autres applicants dans nos réponses lors du Casper. J’ai l’impression qu’énormément de gens sont capables de faire preuve de jugement, et dire une réponse qui fait du sens. Comment faire pour aller au-delà de juste une « bonne » réponse, surtout dans un temps si limité? Avez-vous des exemples/trucs? Merci d’avance!
    1 point
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