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  1. Dear McMaster, I wrote you but still ain't callin'I left my cell, my pager, and my home phone at the bottomI sent two letters back in autumn, you must not-a got 'emThere probably was a problem at the post office or somethin'Sometimes I scribble addresses too sloppy when I jot 'em
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  2. Hi all I know everyone is anxiously waiting (as am I)! I have been told by Mac admissions that "everyone will be notified of their results by the end of this week". So, while it's not definitive as to the date/time, it should be today or tomorrow. Good luck everyone!
    18 points
  3. 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
  4. 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!
    15 points
  5. Just sent them a friendly inquiry. Will update here if/when they respond
    13 points
  6. Dear god.... You should go into the interview and ask U of T what THEY have to offer you.
    12 points
  7. I had contacted them on an unrelated note with a question regarding my application a while back, and the admissions officer just got back to me saying that the query had been resolved, ending the response with "everyone will be notified of their results by the end of this week".
    12 points
  8. 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 Here's the link to ask for your ranking: https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/request-ranking-requete-de-classement | 3 dodos avant le 22 janvier! On croise les doigts et bonne chance, tout le monde! Heure : XXhXX Catégorie de candidature : QC universitair
    11 points
  9. 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.
    11 points
  10. Okay I'm going to assume Friday at 11:59:59 pm. Take a breather everyone, drink some water, get some rest, this has been a stressful week.
    11 points
  11. If someone tries I will buy them 1 month of premed101 gold membership
    10 points
  12. Even though I am not applying (thank god for the acceptance last cycle), many people close to me are. I am very nervous and spamming the refresh button on multiple forums pretty often. I can't imagine how nerve-wracking it must be for you all.
    10 points
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Hmmm in that case looks like I'll see you folks again tomorrow morning
    9 points
  16. Bonjour, je voulais juste intervenir pour rassurer tout le monde concernant la cote-r des cégépiens. Le fait que les moyennes montent ne va pas nécessairement affecter votre cote r négativement. Dans certain cas cela va avoir un effet positif sur votre cote r tant que vous êtes au-dessus de la moyenne. Je m'explique (toutes ces explications viennent du site BCI et d'un document du ministère qui explique le calcul de la cote r): La formule de la cote r que l'on utilise tous pour estimer notre cote r (cotez X IDGZ+ IFGGZ+5) X 5 n'est appliquée que dans le cas d'une distribution no
    8 points
  17. Salut Je veux juste te dire de ne pas te décourager avec ça ! J'étais à la même place que toi l'an dernier. J'avais une cote R de 34,2 au Cégep et je voyais tous les gens sur ce forum qui disaient avoir des cote R de 36-37 et ça m'a énormément découragé. J'ai appliqué en DMD et pharma pareil, car je voulais vraiment faire DMD et je trouvais que pharma pourrait être un bon tremplin pour par la suite entrer en DMD. Au final, j'ai été prise dans les 2 programmes sans liste d'attente tandis que plusieurs de mes amis (ayant appliqué en DMD et MD avec des cote de 36-37) ont été wait listed da
    8 points
  18. There is a stickied post in this forum from 2014 discussing the competitiveness of various specialties. Things have changed a little since then (but not much!) so I thought I would discuss the current field using data from the 2020 match available at https://www.carms.ca/data-reports/r1-data-reports/. I also tried to approach the competitiveness of specific schools as well, as someone just asked about where average applicants end up. Competitiveness of Specialties There are two main ways to approach this. The first way, the way that was done in the above mentioned post, is to conside
    8 points
  19. 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
    8 points
  20. 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
    8 points
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Timestamp: 2:51pm Program: MD Result: Rejection OMSAS GPA: 3.76 CARS: 131 IP/OOP: IP Think I need to take some time off these forums for my mental well-being, good luck with interviews to everyone who got one
    8 points
  24. These are the previous invitation dates for anyone interested.
    8 points
  25. Yikes... ok I'll just stay stressing till the afternoon
    8 points
  26. I took some time and scraped the last 20 years of 1st choice and quota data going back to 2000 to see if there were any interesting trends in competitiveness over time. It turns out things have been relatively stable over the last two decades. I again combined pathology and dropped the 1 applicant a year research tracks, and combined community medicine and public health as the name transitioned. Vascular surgery only became a thing in 2012. The values are ratios of first choice applicants to spots, ie number of applicants per spot. Numbers above 1 mean more applicants than spots and blow
    8 points
  27. I am logging out. I want to spend a nice a weekend with my wife. Good luck guys. I will check on Sunday
    7 points
  28. 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
    7 points
  29. 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
    7 points
  30. Guys, from my experience last year, checking the forum once a day is more than enough, do not over-check it will only make your anxious and nothing will change the results, good luck to you all and be patient and positive!
    6 points
  31. Hopefully we all get invites this year...
    6 points
  32. Hoping for some good news for all of us soon! Hang in there folks!
    6 points
  33. Relax y’all... it’ll be before the end of this week! Just enjoy life in the meantime and be patient!
    6 points
  34. Generally I agree with most of the things you say on this site, but seriously, why do all of your replies just drip with condescension. There are humans on the other side of all of these screens.
    6 points
  35. Catégorie de candidature : QC universitaire Résultat : Invite MPG : 3,99 Allure générale du CV : - Bénévolat en soins palliatif (2 ans) - Marraine d'une jeune en situation d'handicap (2 ans) Multiple implications scolaires (vice-présidente aux communications, vice-présidente aux affaires internes, poste dans l'AGE UQTR, etc) - environ 6-7 prix et bourses, 3 stages en néphrologie et oncologie sous la supervision d'un médecin, Commis au l'unité des urgences, Beaucoup de ptites job par-ci par-la, pas tous science-related Impressions sur le Casper : Mieux que l'an passé où je n'avais
    6 points
  36. Bonsoir! Le stress commence à monter!! C'est excitant! Catégorie : (uni - maîtrise sc. pharma) COTE R/ GPA pré-covid : Diff à évaluer. J'ai fait 3 baccalauréats, une maîtrise et 3 ans au doctorat dans 5 universités différentes (au Québec). J'évalue ma cote à ~3,8/ 4,3 globalement. COTE R / GPA post-covid ( si applicable) : -- Programme : (bac travail social, bac psychologie, bac arts et sciences, maîtrise sc. pharmaceutiques, doc sc. biomédicales) CASPER impressions (si fait) : Je me sentais en confiance. Je crois avoir un bon score. Commentaires : J'ai passé
    6 points
  37. Salut! Je me demandais ce que tu voulais dire par: tu pensais que ca n'avait pas bien été ton CASPer? J'ai déjà fait le mien et je pense avoir plutôt bien répondu aux questions, mais j'ai manqué de temps pour détailler certaines questions et j'ai peur que ca me pénalise beaucoup... Merci!
    6 points
  38. 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
  39. Catégorie : collégien COTE R pré-covid : 37,3XX COTE R post-covid ( si applicable) : Je pense qu'elle devrait rester environ la même. Mes notes sont environ les mêmes. On avait quelques examens en présentiel dont les examens finaux en sciences et maths, donc il y a pas pu y avoir tant de tricherie. Les moyennes sont plus fortes qu'à la première session, mais les groupes sont aussi plus forts (les plus "faibles" ne suivent plus le parcours linéaire de 2 ans, ou ils ont changé de programme). Elles se situent généralement entre 60 et 80 exclusivement à l'exception d'un cours dont la moy
    5 points
  40. En 2016 la moyenne d'algèbre linéaire de mon cégep était de 78. Chimie organique, en 2017, la moyenne était de 68 ! Évidemment les moyennes diffèrent vraiment de cégep en cégep!
    5 points
  41. Allo, peu importe ta crc tu devrais appliquer, tu ne sais jamais de quoi la « compétition » aura l'air et en plus avec les nouveaux critères d'admission la crc est beaucoup moins importante qu'avant, dans le pire des cas tu te fais refuser, c'est pas plus grave que ça, mais au moins tu ne regretteras pas de ne pas avoir tenté ta chance. Par exemple, je sais que tu vises med, mais cet automne la plus basse crc admise en pharma à ulaval avait 32,552, ce qui est incroyablement bas et du jamais vu en pharmacie, par contre cette personne a tenté sa chance, a excellé au casper et a été admise. Surto
    5 points
  42. The first post has been updated with the link to ask your ranking and the Minerva decision codes and their meaning. Congrats to everyone who got an Invite! You worked so hard to get there, be proud of yourselves! <3 | Le premier message a été mis à jour avec le lien pour demander votre classement, ainsi que la liste des codes Minerva et leur signification. ^^ Félicitations à toutes les personnes ayant reçu une invitation aux entrevues! Vous avez travaillé si fort pour vous rendre là où vous êtes aujourd'hui, soyez fiers et fières de vous! <3
    5 points
  43. TIME STAMP: not sure Result: Before 9:20 GPA: 3.98 ECs (CV): TA, préposé aux bénéficiaires, drafted 2nd round in Junior Hockey, biomolecular and neurophysiology research, average Year: Masters Feelings about Casper: My casper was terrible last year, so this year I studied pretty hard. Probably average Applicant category: QC university
    5 points
  44. Vous avez des cote R très compétitives!! Vous ne devriez pas vous inquiétez!! Cependant, on ne connait pas encore l’impact de cette session qui était pleine de triche. Sinon, à quel point vos moyennes sont élevées??
    5 points
  45. 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
    5 points
  46. 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
    5 points
  47. update on the blog is up!
    5 points
  48. INVITE!!!!! (HonestLY SO SHOCKED) OMSAS GPA: 3.93 CARS: 126?!?!?!? IP/OOP: IP Casper: Prepped A LOT, felt okay! I can't believe it... Feels like a mistake, but I’ll take it! Incredibly grateful for the opportunity and am going to prep my butt off!
    5 points
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