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  1. I'm in the webinar and they said first batch of interview invites will be released today. Stay positive everyone and good luck!!
    16 points
  2. January 22 is coming fast! Fingers crossed and good luck to everyone! TIME STAMP: XX:XX Result: Invite / Waitlist / Regrets GPA: ECs (CV): Year: UG, professional UG, Masters, PhD Feelings about Casper: Applicant category: QC university / QC Med-P / OOP / RSPP / International / MDCM-PhD | 3 dodos avant le 22 janvier! On croise les doigts et bonne chance, tout le monde! Heure : XXhXX Catégorie de candidature : QC universitaire / QC Med-P / Hors-Province / RSPP / International / MDCM-PhD Résultat : Invitation / Refus / Liste d'attente MPG : Allure
    10 points
  3. TIME STAMP: 4:14 Result: Interview (MD) IP GPA: 3.88 wGPA MCAT: 519 ECs: really not that amazing, 1 NSERC-USRA, research assistant, sales associate, volunteer at community center Essays: had them looked over by a med student Year: completed undergrad last year, second time applying shaking, I have no idea how I received one at all! Good luck to everyone
    9 points
  4. Time stamp 4:14 Result: Interview (MD) GPA: 4.00 MCAT: 526 ECs: lots of long term and diverse volunteering, some research Essays: started early and tried my best Year: 3rd undergrad
    9 points
  5. I would say that it will be tomorrow or Wednesday. They told me "early in the week" via email, but I also know they are allowing graduate students to provide proof of degree completion until Tuesday at 4:30. That said, I would guess they will wait until this information is submitted before they send out interview information. I would also guess that the person who posted stats may have been trolling to stress others out.
    8 points
  6. TIME STAMP: 4:15 Result: Interview (MD) GPA: 4.0 MCAT: 521 ECs: Student government, long-term involvement with one club at the U, research for 4 years, two NSERCs, Essays: Had them edited by two friends! Year: 4th year undergrad Good luck to everyone else!
    8 points
  7. Dear god.... You should go into the interview and ask U of T what THEY have to offer you.
    7 points
  8. 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
    7 points
  9. This is nerve-racking! Will update mine once I get that inevitable Minerva update. Good luck everyone!!! TIME STAMP: XX:XX Result: Invite / Waitlist / Regrets 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
    6 points
  10. hey ! If it can give you hope, I applied 2 times at McGill. First time, I had no interview (I don't know my rank). Second time, which is last year, I had an interview. I was really (really !) surprised... nothing had really changed, I had the same GPA (3.81, if I remember properly) and the same pre-reqs. My CV changed, but really slightly. Maybe my casper was not good the first time, but I doubt it since I had interviews at other schools... I thought maybe I had and interview the second time because I'm from Outaouais and they were opening the new campus ? Same thing happened for my f
    6 points
  11. Hello! Thought I’d get this set up as the time for interview decisions grows near. Wishing all applicants the best! Take a moment to revel in your success (invites), reflect on the no-nos (regrets), and adapt your hustle. Oh, and maybe just maybe take a break from here to chill a little while? I’ll be here when you’re back to check, I promise. Cheers, Philo P.S. And here’s the template: Time Stamp: Invite/reject: IP/OOP: SWOMEN (Y/N): 2YGPA: MCAT (CHEM/CARS/BIO/PSYCH): Essays (X/8):
    5 points
  12. TIME STAMP: XX:XX Result: Invite / Waitlist / Regrets 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 cate
    5 points
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  14. TIME STAMP: XX:XX Result: Invite / Waitlist / Regrets GPA: 3.50 ECs (CV): Research in computer vision applications to detect tumors in patients brain, experience with AI and machine learning models in the medical field. Two years of work experience as a software engineer and I've been tutoring some kids for free for the past few years. I also practice multiple marital arts (BJJ, Muay Thai, Wrestling), but I don't think they will help my case. Year: B.eng Electrical & Computer Engineering + DEP in Honor's Health science from Dawson College Feelings about Casper: I think
    4 points
  15. 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
    4 points
  16. I wouldn't stress too much! Mine still says submitted as well If anyone's thinking that it still says "submitted" because they're not interested then it's also just as likely that they are interested and saving those till the end Of course I don't think either of these are true whatsoever lol, likely just random and they haven't gotten around to reviewing/updating them all (if they were finished then there would have been an update on the blog by now saying so)
    4 points
  17. Based on the number of people who posted in previous years vs the number of people who posted yesterday it doesn't even seem like 33% of total invites were sent yesterday. It's possible there will be a couple more smaller waves to come in order to fill up the first interview date.
    4 points
  18. Just got an interview today as well! International student :)
    4 points
  19. TIME STAMP: 4:18 Result: Invite!! (MD) GPA: 3.94 MCAT: 516 (129/128/129/130) ECs: Some research, some long term volunteering as well as some more recent ones, sports, I'd say my ECs are decently diverse but nothing super special Essays: Felt okay, I tried to include personal anecdotes! Year: 3rd, IP Good luck everyone! My interview is Feb 6th if anyone is wondering about the spacing between invite and actual interview
    4 points
  20. TIME STAMP: 4:18 PM Result: Interview (MD) GPA: 3.98 (OMSAS), I'm not sure how wGPA is calculated MCAT: 521 ECs: volunteer/paid research (no actual publications though), 3 years of sports, cat fostering, hospital volunteer, international volunteering, lots of LGBT advocacy work, military, some national level sports and neuroscience competition, one international sport competition. Essays: read over by 2 or 3 people? Year: 4th
    4 points
  21. Program: MD Result: Invite (wtf) Timestamp: 2:06 pm EST OMSAS GPA: 3.65 !!! CARS: 129 IP/OOP: OOP Casper: must have been rly good to make up for my gpa Being OOP and having such a low GPA and average CARS for OOP I thought I had 0% chance at mac so I am literally in shock. I'd be happy to answer any Qs about how I prepped for Casper cuz that must have been my saving grace.
    4 points
  22. Voici les miennes Catégorie : collégien COTE R :37,8 COTE R estimée session 3 sur 4 : 37,2 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 aux admissions!
    3 points
  23. Pas tant. Je crois qu'après le calcul, ils se sont rendus compte que les nouvelles cotes R cette session ne font simplement pas de sens (comme mettons une cote de 32 pour quelqu'un qui a eu 93-94% dans un cours difficile à cause de toute la tricherie qui fait que la moyenne soit artificiellement trop élevée), et ils sont en train de retravailler sur une solution pour s'assurer que tout soit équitable pour vous. Toutes mes pensées sont avec vous, j'espère que tout va bien se passer!!
    3 points
  24. Bon, mise à jour de la FAÉCUM. Le choix de la notation succès/échec pourrait avoir un impact sur l'admission pour des programmes contigentés ou de cycles supérieurs. Encore là, il n'y a pas de réponse définitive. Ce que je suggère, c'est de vraiment y aller avec sa logique. Si un de tes cours abaisse vraiment ton GPA, la mention succès/échec serait appropriée. Si ça n'abaisse pas beaucoup ton GPA, ça serait peut-être mieux de garder ta note pour ce cours-là. Source : http://www.faecum.qc.ca/ressources/documentation/guides-et-formations/guide-concernant-le-bareme-de-notation-succes-echec-1
    3 points
  25. 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
    3 points
  26. Then you should be enjoying life and not worrying about CaRMS for another 3 years
    3 points
  27. I don't think that is correct information about the NOSM invites. They would not send out early interviews, they send them out on the same day.
    3 points
  28. Un moins bon GPA a un bien plus grand impact sur ton dossier que la mention "succès" pour un seul de tes cours. Même si la mention affecte ton dossier (ce que je doute), tu diminues tes chances pour les autres universités dans l'espoir de "peut-être" augmenter tes chances à McGill en n'y faisant pas usage. My 2 cents.
    3 points
  29. TIME STAMP: 4:18pm Result: Interview!!!!!! GPA: 3.97 MCAT: 513 (130/126/129/128) ECs: lots of employment with multiple part time jobs through undergrad, various volunteering, exec positions, very little research Essays: Felt okay, worked on them over the span of a month and had them edited by a couple friends and family members Year: Graduated 2019 After being rejected last year in March, this was truly a dream come true. I’m SO excited and incredibly grateful for this opportunity. I can’t wait!!
    3 points
  30. TIME STAMP: 4:20pm Result: Interview (MD/PhD and MD) GPA: 3.87 MCAT: 512 (126/129/129/128) ECs: Lots of research (multiple publications and scholarships), multiple part time jobs through undergrad, various volunteering ranging from general roles to executive positions leading clubs/ starting initiatives. Essays: Had them edited by multiple (5+ friends) Year: 2nd Year MSc Congratulations and good luck to everyone else receiving positive news today! (And fingers crossed for everyone else)
    3 points
  31. 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
  32. I would guess that it will be tomorrow. Fingers crossed, and good luck!
    2 points
  33. Well when you consider the rates at Ontarian schools (10-15%), I'd say 30% is pretty good too. After all, above a certain point, isn't med admission based a lot on luck too?
    2 points
  34. Mes amis de Sciences biologiques qui ont été admis en med vet n'ont eu aucun cours crédités, et même en ayant été auxiliaires d'enseignements pour des cours qui couvraient la même matière. C'est dommage sur le coup, mais au final ça fait un petit cours bonbon quand tu le fais la 2e fois!
    2 points
  35. Médicomage

    Autumn 2021

    It's never about quantity, it's about quality. Read carefully the instructions for the CV and try to answer every questions. Don't see it as a CV, but more like a personal statement that looks like a CV. They want to know how your past exeperiences helped you get the non academic attributes they are looking for. Which experience helped you build your stress management for example, which experience helped you be more empathethic, and stuff like that. Also, look at CanMeds and compare your experiences to these roles. Which one do you already have and during which experiences you had to show thes
    2 points
  36. I also suspect a troll. I got that email this weekend. When I read message preview and realized it was from from NOSM admissions, my stomach jumped into my throat. :/ I am hoping Wednesday at the latest.
    2 points
  37. 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
    2 points
  38. worse than what they think is what you think ( and you have already stated what you think). which mean it could be an issue - thinking something about yourself is off can have you behave in a way that actually does weaken your chances (which has been studied to death in psychology ha). Not sure what to do about it mind you - the situation right now is what it is. Ha, and as staff I will say I am starting to look like a member of a 60s rock band at this point. That isn't going to change anytime soon.
    2 points
  39. It's not a silly question. Some will probably come here and tell you that you won't be judged on your hair. The reality is many of your interviewers (especially the older ones) may think untraditional hairstyles are unprofessional/unseemingly/unfitting for a future physician. they won't explicitly say or write this when evaluating your interview performance, but it could totally play a factor, even subconsciously. I'd say just get any standard "professional" haircut. you can manbun it and dye it pink once you've got the acceptance.
    2 points
  40. If you did a few electives in gen surgery and expressed a legitimate interest while you're there: "I'm currently looking at gen surgery and urology and both interest me tell me about why I should do gen surgery" etc. and get strong reference letters then that's completely legit, and you can say in your personal statement you were interested in both urology and general surgery throughout medical school but eventually decided that [choice] was the right one for you because of X/Y/Z and just swap out the specialty as appropriate
    2 points
  41. For the most part, this is the first opportunity for the Panel to actually meet you, they know you fairly well on paper, however, they are able to obtain a sense of whom you are, of your personality and to gauge whether or not they feel you will be a good fit for the team. They may have preselected one or more candidates for the position, but a poor interview will assure these candidates won't be chosen. The interview is your opportunity to be genuine, to be authentic to whom you are, and by being comfortable in these surroundings, and simply being yourself and honest in your answers, you are
    2 points
  42. TIME STAMP: 4:17 Result: Interview (MD) wGPA: 4.0 (small chance my cGPA was used- 3.99) MCAT: Well above cutoffs ECs: Research (no pubs), volunteering with diverse populations (<200 hrs), TAing, tutoring, 2 NSERCs, many academic awards, exec of uni clubs, life experience related things Essays: Honestly felt bad about them, none of the topics spoke to me but I was able to connect to personal examples. Had a med student edit and 2-3 people look over. Year: 4th year undergrad I am actually shaking, U of T is my dream school and I was seriously doubting my ch
    2 points
  43. CaRMS2021

    Casper for CaRMS

    Funny how the creator of CASPer isn't requiring it for PGME, almost as if CASPer isn't validated for residency outcomes especially the new CBME curriculum and delivery...
    2 points
  44. Je ne pense pas que ce soit obligatoire de parler de l'an dernier nécessairement, surtout qu'en 2020, on en a fait bcp moins que lors des années d'avant!!! Mais bon, difficile de trouver des infos sur le processus de correction de ce questionnaire!
    2 points
  45. Theoretically the only way to validate it is to look for low stat invites (CARS AND GPA) and assume they aced CASPer. Any other way (e.g. 132/4.0 rejected) has the flaw that someone could have red flagged CASPer and been eliminated that way. There's also going to be some availability bias in that seeing someone with high stats rejected is more of a shock. I just skimmed invite stats quickly but seeing someone with near perfect stats and a bottom 20% at Manitoba CASPer (different pools admittedly) get invited would seem to validate the floor of the model. But who knows, COVID could well p
    2 points
  46. Program: MD Result: INVITE Timestamp: 2:05 pm OMSAS GPA: 3.73 CARS: 129 IP/OOP: IP Casper: I guess it must have been pretty good since it made up for my low GPA. I can't believe I actually got a Mcmaster interview oh my god
    2 points
  47. As you guys all get going with what will feel like a rollercoaster of emotions regardless of whether you receive and invite or not, I just want to congratulate you all for all your accomplishments, as well as to let you know that things will get better and that it's ok to feel bummy but just know to reach out to your support systems and things will get better, and to just keep at it across any challenges you face (reapplying, interview prep, and new paths). Always know that my inbox is open and I'm more than happy to talk things through You all got this!
    2 points
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