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  1. 68 points
  2. La 3e vague est sortie! and guess what? I'M INNNNNNNNNNNNN Merci guys!!!!! I couldn't have done it without y'all <3333 I'm over the moon right now, jpx pas me calmer fuckkkkk
    34 points
  3. Result: Accepted (VFMP) off the Wait-list 6/8/2020 Geography: IP Early or Regular Deadline: Regular Timestamp: 3:45 PM PST aGPA: 85.1% ~22.5 AQMCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 513 (128/126/129/130)Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): SFU Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 2015 ECs: ~34 NAQ last year. Various things: Volunteered at shelters, Big Brother, some clinical volunteering, NSERC (no pubs), helped the elderly, charities etc etc etc. My application included a lot of my hobbies as I tried to paint a picture of who I really am: I like wrenching on cars so I restor
    33 points
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  5. can't think of an opinion i disagree with more tbh. 1. Schools didn't exclude winter2020 grades for people that failed, they did it because it was an outlier. Many people thrived off of cancellations and empathetic professors and had their "first 4.0 semester". This high achievement is attributable to the pandemic and thus, is not a fair data point for peoples' performance. Thus, the most fair approach is to ignore it. 2. Please do not assume you have the competence or experience to occupy high-ranking academic positions in faculties of medicine that have been around longer than many
    30 points
  6. Since people found this funny, will update you on what I dreamed last night as it seems to be a continuation of that dream lol.... Dream: So its med acceptance day, but for a weird reason we didn't get emails but instead got letters mailed to us to tell us if we got accepted or not. With the letter is a rubric they used to score our interview. I read my letter and it say rejected but then I start looking at the rubric and realize someone didn't calculate the marks right as the math didn't make sense. Flash forward a bit and I am now at Ottawa talking to the dean about the mistake
    29 points
  7. Oh we're looking on the bright side alright...
    28 points
  8. Hey guys!!!!! I am literally going crazy right now!!!!! I barely can breath I just got the email from chantal that I got off the waitlist!!!!!!!! I HOPE YOU GUYS HEAR BACK ASAP
    28 points
  9. I just thought that amongst all this sadness for people who didn't get a spot I'd just share my story as I'm sure some of you can relate and others can hopefully draw some inspiration. Also I just need to vent. This was my 4th cycle, I've gotten in at schools in the US and Europe but I just really wanted to stay in Canada because this is my home. After not getting in post undergrad I did a master's program that has allowed me to obtain a role as a health care professional. I've got over two thousand hours of frontline healthcare experience. All I've ever wanted was an intervie
    28 points
  10. Got off the waitlist 2:06pm getting groceries right now almost dropped my egg whites!!
    25 points
  11. Clusters of 2015 matriculants were called grapes because of our purple bags. You guys get to be busy bees! I think it’s nice. I’d have been happy with it. The colour is a dandelion yellow. Nice and rich. Dandelions thrive on any surface in any conditions no matter what you do to them. Maybe you guys can be like them.
    24 points
  12. UwoToUo

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    I calmed down a bit before making this post but I got the email from Chantal at 2:06 as well!! Was not expecting this!!! See everyone online in the fall and best of luck to anyone still on the waiting list! If anyone has any questions feel free PM me Four cycles and I finally got in, unreal guys lol. Do not lose hope!
    24 points
  13. HOLY SH*TTTTTTTTT guys. Chantal just sent me an offer e-mail. The first wave is HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS I'M HYPERVENTILATING!!!!!!! I will be accepting. This is literally my dream. I'm keeping you all in my good thoughts guys!!
    24 points
  14. KephreN

    Admissions MD Laval 2020

    Réponse: admis. Courriel reçu à 16h08. Réponses des autres universités: je n'ai appliqué qu'à ULaval Catégorie: universitaire régulier (refusé dans la catégorie marcher du travail) Cote: CRU 34.4XX Impressions sur le Casper: Impressions assez médiocres à la fin. Beaucoup de réponses peu développées. Je ne croyais pas m'être démarqué de la moyenne. Plus les journées passaient, plus je remettais en question mes réponses avec des "j'aurais dû..." Commentaires : À 35 ans, j'ai un parcours asse atypique. Aucun désir ou motivation particulière au CÉGEP, j'ai commencé mon par
    24 points
  15. I"M IN!!! Same time stamps as everyone else. Time to make someone else happy by dropping my backup (as soon as everything goes through)!
    23 points
  16. Here's a bright idea. We're headed into a pandemic and we need more doctors, might as well just accept all of us. Who agrees?
    23 points
  17. TIME STAMP: 12:30 MDT Interview Date (MD or MD/PhD): MD March 28th Result: Invite! cGPA/wGPA: 3.60/not eligible (submitted AEE) YES, that’s right. 3.60 cGPA!!! wGPA would be 3.90 if they accepted my AEE. MCAT: 510 (3 attempts, 1st attempt being 494) ECs: Very strong on the volunteering side (founder, president of clubs, general manager of non profit organization, volunteer trainer at hospital, worked with schizophrenic and Alzheimer’s patients directly). Very weak on the research side. No pubs. Just volunteered at a lab for a few months. Essays: wrote them
    23 points
  18. This was too fitting not to post
    22 points
  19. Al22

    Admissions MD Laval 2020

    Réponse: admission 16h01 Réponses des autres universités: refus McGill pré-interview, pas appliqué aux autres Catégorie: universitaire contingent PhD (Pour votre info, ils me disent dans le courriel que la CRU moyenne des gens convoqués pour ce contingent est 31.028) Cote: 31.638 (8/10 = A- au bacc en biomed à uOttawa complété + maitrise complétée) Impressions sur le Casper: Je l'ai fait à l'automne pour McGill donc je me souviens plus Commentaires : Une douzaine de refus et 9 ans d'université plus tard, on me donne enfin ma chance !! Merci x1000 à ce forum d
    22 points
  20. Upvote if you're IP and haven't heard anything yet
    22 points
  21. Dr. Shqipe

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you all know (and future years looking at trends) that I got in yesterday! Thank you all again for the incredible support and being there for each other and myself every step of the way from interview invites to the waiting and the OMSAS button controversies. Each step both good and bad was a pleasure to experience with you all! I wish you all incredible luck and please know my inbox is always open if you wanna have a chat! Once again thank you all <3
    21 points
  22. Comme ça a déjà été dit, l'attente pour une réponse est très nerve racking. Honnêtement, tant mieux si pour toi ce n'est pas stressant, mais tout le monde n'est pas obligé de réagir comme toi. Tout le monde vit le stress à sa façon. Je ne sais pas si, en disant « tout cuit dans le bec », « enfants-rois », tu sous-entends que ce sont tous des enfants de riches qui l'ont eu facile.... Comme ça a été très bien dit plus haut, tu ne connais pas ces gens, alors faire de tels préjugés est vraiment pas commode. Il y a des gens de toutes les sphères de la société dans les classes de pharmacie et
    21 points
  23. Some news guys! On the phone, I asked if the invites have been sent out yet for Mar 28/29. She said basically none have been sent out yet, and that they will most likely be sent out next week.
    21 points
  24. This post is definitley weird.
    20 points
  25. bruh

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    Hey everyone. I just wanted to say that I have been in your position and I vividly remember the excruciating pain I went through the summer of 2018 being on Ottawa’s good waitlist. With it being the only waitlist I was on (I got rejected from UofC post interview) I felt the pressure. After all this hard work you have put in, you really need it to work out this time. Thinking of all the work you have to put in all over again this year if you’re not accepted is a daunting thought. I actually never made it off of Ottawa’s good waitlist (wGPA: 3.92). It seemed that they went through the
    20 points
  26. Regardless of what happens, be proud of yourselves. You have all worked so hard to get here; you cannot be blamed for being anxious and even neurotic at times. It’s normal to feel stressed during these times. Don’t let others put you down, or question your character because of how you are feeling. But remember that even if things don’t work out this cycle, you will find a way in life. Tell yourself that. I am ready for a rejection. I have been rejected the past 2 years and I’m still here, staying hopeful. I will be upset if I am rejected again, but I will not give up. I will find a way, and s
    20 points
  27. TIME STAMP: 10:55 Result: Admitted with condition Pre-req GPA: 4.0 MCAT: Not submitted Feeling About MMI (please be mindful of NDA): First interview after facing many reject over the years. I felt good about 7-8 stations but was convinced I screwed up royally on 2-3 of them. But with time, I started doubting everything I did until today Year: 2nd undergrad finished in 2018 IP/OOP/International: IP Comments: To anyone reading this, it was my 6th time applying. After my first bachelor (with a disastrous GPA), I was even told by an advisor I could never get i
    20 points
  28. I have never gotten around to writing my “story” but if you read my very old posts you will probably piece it together. I am in my last six months of residency (as a subspecialist) of my life and am thrilled that I stuck things out for 5 (non consecutive) application cycles. I am going to do with my life what I literally have always wanted to do—provide medical and psychiatric care for people with developmental disabilities and mental health across the lifespan—I just didn’t know it was a thing when I was very young. I just knew by having and living with a sibling with significant sp
    20 points
  29. SALUUUT!! J’etais 27 eme sur la LA bac connexe!! J’ai reçu mon dépôt hier et ma lettre aujourd’hui!! C’était ma 5EME ANNÉE UNIVERSITAIRE!! Je suis passé par 3 années de Biologie , 1 année en Bio Med et 1 session en Nutrition! Ma Cru doit tourner autour de 35 et mon Casper était moyen ! Si vous avez des questions concernant les cours de ces programmes n’hésitez pas à m’envoyer un message, je vais vous répondre comme plusieurs m’ont répondu auparavant !! Ça peut sembler cheesy ce que je vais vous dire mais CROYEZ EN VOUS, DONNEZ VOTRE MAXIMUM, ENTOUREZ VOUS DE PERSONNE
    19 points
  30. Got off the waitlist today at 11:47 !!!! Hoping for all the best for all you guys <3 <3 !!!!!
    19 points
  31. I stopped checking OMSAS cuz I see the withdraw application button and I freeze up like I'm defusing a bomb and I'm trying not to cut the wrong wire. So glad I found this thread! I've been going crazy on my own for weeks
    19 points
  32. May aswell have some fun while im in the source code.. thank you all for the support! and see you next year "failure is not the falling down, but the staying down." – Mary Pickford
    19 points
  33. PM101, As an emergency physician and as one who has helped manage the sick with COVID-19 on the front lines, I beseech everyone to isolate at this time. These are historic and truly exceptional times. As such, this moment demands an equally historic and exceptional act from all. Everyone must stay home. Go out ONLY if absolutely needed. Every time one ventures out of isolation needlessly, you place your family, friends, public, and healthcare staff at unacceptable risk. This is of the utmost and highest level of importance. Tell everyone you know this message. Before this challe
    18 points
  34. Bon, je pense que c’est à mon tour de faire un post. Je tiens d’abord à dire à toutes les personnes qui se rendent aux entrevues/casper: vous êtes bons! Si c’était pas votre année, prenez bien le temps de digérer ça. Donnez vous du temps pour récupérer. C’est normal de pas se sentir bien au départ. Par contre, il faut se relever éventuellement. Je peux vous garantir qu’avoir sa place en médecine, c’est plus une question de persévérance qu’autre chose. Je suis parmi ceux qui ont eu un long parcours, jusqu’à ce que je reçoive mon offre à la rentrée à l’UdeM cette année. J’ai passé à travers mon
    18 points
  35. I've been so happy today. For the past five years of trying over and over to get into UBC with below average interviews, I kept telling myself If I ever get in, and the backpack color is yellow that year (My favorite color. Also the color of my car, and many clothing I own), then it is destiny. I was meant to get that year. This feels really symbolic. Yellow is the color of happiness.
    18 points
  36. I was in your shoes for the past three cycles, seeing a lot of my friends get accepted and talk about how excited they are about this year's bag color, among many other exciting things about starting medical school. I felt disappointed and feel left out when I'd received my rejections, two of which post interview. To some, the bag shows how far people have come and overcome the rigors of the admissions process and view the bag as an achievement, along with things like the white coat ceremony / stethoscope ceremony, as a small welcome to the medical community. Others don't consider it much of a
    18 points
  37. I would recommend you start med school before making all these decisions.
    18 points
  38. Just wanted to come here and wish each and every single one of you guys the best as results start rolling in tomorrow!!! Can't tell you just how excited I am for all of you ! I was in your shoes last year this time and many times before that (lol), so I can totally understand the feeling of stress some of you may be having. Regardless of what happens, each of you deserves a great round of applause for all that you've accomplished so far to be here, right now. And thus, regardless of what happens, I am sure that you each deserve to be studying medicine and continue this journey of pract
    18 points
  39. ....

    DMD 2020

    Ok je sais pas pour vous mais moi j’ai un 300$ de trop dans mon compte bancaire. Who wants? Anybody? Udem? No? I’ll show myself out lool
    18 points
  40. Mise en contexte : Les critères de mon année d'admission en médecine était ceux-ci : 50% CASPer / 50% Notes scolaires. La cote minimale universitaire était de 32,389, la cote moyenne 34,216 et ma cote était de 32,810. J'ai été placé sur la liste d'attente en 20-ish position, ce qui m'a valu une offre d'admission dans la première vague. Vu la faiblesse de ma cote, il est logique de croire que j'ai bien réussi le CASPer. Il est également à noter que c’était mon 3e CASPer. Préparation : J'ai commencé par lire l’information sur le site examencasper.com. La FAQ est pertinente, ainsi que la sec
    17 points
  41. I just got an offer for the Hamilton campus!!! Timestamp: 14:45 Edit: I just want to say that I wish all of you the absolute best of luck! We were definitely dealt a tough hand this year, but there is still so much positivity on this forum and I believe so much in you all! (I was a little too in shock to write anything more than what I had written before at the time, sorry)
    17 points
  42. 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.
    17 points
  43. Réponse: Admise (courriel reçu à 16h08) Réponses des autres universités: Admise sherb, refusée post entrevu McGill, refusée UdeM (dans les premières vagues), refusée pré-entrevu Ottawa. Catégorie: Universitaire Cote: CRU 34,245 ulaval (Cote de rendement moyenne des candidats universitaires convoqués au CASPer : 34,216) Impressions sur le Casper: Super bien été, probablement l'une des raisons principales pourquoi j'ai été prise aux entrevues de Mcgill, et acceptée directement à laval et sherb avec ma côte très sur la moyenne. Commentaires : MAMA I MADE ITTTT ! Après pl
    17 points
  44. Hi, I'm not OP but I'm a current Qmed student who was accepted with a 3.7 wGPA/ 3.4 cGPA from the general applicant pool. Please be careful not to make assumptions that lower stats = a member of a special population, because this can be offensive to the person you're asking and demeaning to the population as a whole.
    17 points
  45. Result: ACCEPTED (St. George) Timestamp: 9:22 AM. Offer was up on OMSAS at ~7:30 AM wGPA/cGPA: 3.60 cGPA!! (ineligible for wGPA, submitted AEE - wGPA would be 3.91) MCAT: 510 (3 attempts: first attempt was 494) ECs: I think my extracurriculars are on the weak side for UofT. I have no publications and just some casual volunteering in a lab. I was the president of a club and did volunteering at several hospitals. I have a lot of leadership experiences and have some experience working with indigenous populations. Essays: I wrote my essays the night before they were due!
    17 points
  46. Am freaking out about CASPer weighting @Mac . My typing is .....member ID should have been justanon and look what I did
    17 points
  47. No matter what your opinion is on the situation, I don't think that insulting others is the answer. We're all struggling in this difficult time and just trying to do our best to cope. Having a legitimate concern about grades that you worked hard for not being counted is not having a "meltdown". We should be spreading empathy and kindness in this time, not bashing others for their struggles
    17 points
  48. Come back when you’re a 4th year med student 300K in the hole and panicking about government funding cuts to doctors and how there’s no jobs, and how you’re about to blow 10K+ on a trans Canada interview tour for a residency position where you will work 90hrs per week for 5 years at the equivalent of minimum wage yet you’re now 30+ with a wife and kid to support in a city away from your family and friends who all have careers and are progressing in their life and meanwhile you’re wondering why the hell you did this to yourself as you eat an expired package of kraft dinner at 4am in a hospital
    17 points
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