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  1. Program: MD Result: Invite OMSAS GPA: 3.74 CARS: 128 IP/OOP: IP Casper: 4th Quartile 7 years I’ve applied. Finally an interview.
    18 points
  2. Sounds like residency lol. In all honesty, you'll meet so many people who does things differently that in the end you can be confident to take what you need and leave behind what you don't. Like others have said, be courteous, don't get kicked out, grow a thick skin. Once you have CCFP, you're free. Let me tell you a fun story, there's a staff in my residency who's like some world leading renowned expert in his field blah blah blah. One day I had a difficult specimen so I asked for his help. There's one specific area where I wasn't sure how to cut it, so he took the knife and CUT IT HIMSE
    10 points
  3. TIME STAMP: 9:15 Result: Refused degreeGPA: 3.81/4 ECs: Lots of volunteering and research, years of work experience in healthcare, one award. Kind of typical ECs. MCAT: N/A Year: Finished 2nd undergrad. Was very challenging since I worked full-time while studying. CASPER Quartile: 4th English QC residency Verified or not: Yes. Born in mtl. IP/OOP/International: IP Letter of EC: No Rejection doesn't mean we are unworthy of med school. Remember to be kind to yourself. Don't let rejection stop you (nor will it stop me) Good luck e
    9 points
  4. TIME STAMP: 8:55 Result: Invite degreeGPA: 4.27/4.30 (In the excel sheet: 3.99) MCAT: N/A ECs: Various volunteering at some hospitals for the last few years, research as part of my BSc, as well as NSERC and involvement in some COVID-19 research at the hospital. Year: Just finished my undergraduate degree in Biochem for December. CASPER Quartile: 4th English QC residency Verified or not: Yes verified (was born here) IP/OOP/International: IP Letter of EC: No Now on to stress about these interviews!! Good luck everyo
    9 points
  5. You remind me a lot myself when I was in pharmacy school and it wasn't my first choice. I hated it so much and I had such a negative view on pharmacists. So much saltiness. But when I finally change in medicine I realize that my view was greatly modulated by my sadness and my anger to not be where I wanted to be. It's probably impossible right now because of your state of mind, but I really hope someday you will realize that FM is not really what you think it is. Good luck to you to achieve what you want to achieve, no one should be this bitter.
    9 points
  6. TIME STAMP: 7:49 AM Result: Reviewed - Decision pending which weans Reject I believe ? (waitlist for interview?) Not familiar degreeGPA: 3.82 OR 3.87 (depending if they considered some hors-programme classes) MCAT: NA ECs: Professional Engineer (OIQ). Now engineering manager but worked previously within an international engineering consulting firm as a project manager. Research experience in environmental health (but no paper published yet), and involved in healthcare management for COVID 19 crisis in CHSLD during a gap year I took (2020). Year: UG Completed (Engineering), 60 cre
    7 points
  7. Bonjour ! Je crée ce thread pour que vous puissiez partager vos réponses et vos statistiques. Ce thread sera également utile pour les futurs premed, afin que toutes les stats d'admission soient au même endroit. En plus, je le redis, j'aime énormément voir les résultats de chacun, on a beau ne pas se connaître personnellement, un certain lien se crée en vous voyant parler, spéculer et espérer Voici donc les infos classiques pour ce type de thread. Libre à vous de partager ou non vos informations : Réponse: admis/refusé/LA (rang) (date, heure) : Réponses des autres univers
    7 points
  8. I'm still only at the applying to med school stage, but as a non trad that is a manager in a different industry I have some generic advice that may be useful. Humility and allowing superiors to save face goes a long way. Even if they are wrong they are still human. No one likes being corrected, so the game is to get them to correct themselves without realizing you led them there. 1. Always be kind and respectful to everyone, but pleasing people that have no long term influence on your career is completely optional. Don't need a reference or performance review from this person? Smile, nod,
    7 points
  9. Decision: Invite GPA: 3.97 DAT (AA/PAT): 21/21 Casper quartile: 4th IP/OOP: IP Year of Study: 4th year undergrad Any interview groupchats?
    7 points
  10. Program: MD Result: Invite Timestamp: 1:05 PM OMSAS GPA: 3.76 CARS: 131 IP/OOP: IP Casper: 4th Q 10 straight R's over 2 application cycles later, so excited for my first ever invite!!
    7 points
  11. TIME STAMP: 11:00 Result: Invite degreeGPA: 4.15/4.3 udem (mcgill scale 3.97/4.0) MCAT: 518 ECs: humanitarian volunteer (6 years in the Congo region), Veteran (former Lieutenant in the army) 6 publication (submitted only 2 most important though), work at McGill hospital Year: Masters (finished, in epidemiology). Udem (Biology). second masters ongoing (data science) CASPER Quartile: 3rd English QC residency Verified or not: Yes (in december) IP/OOP/International: IP Letter of EC: did not submit any EC I feel like this year the masters have been given a
    6 points
  12. Hahah ugh and apparently I've reached my 'reactions' quota for the day! What the hell premed101!!!!
    6 points
  13. TIME STAMP: 9:55 AM ET Result: Invite degreeGPA: 3.85 MCAT: Did not take ECs: 2 first author pubs among others, 2 years working in consulting, usual ECs in UG (clubs/program committee/research) Year: MSc. completed CASPER Quartile: 4th (English) QC residency verified or not: Yes IP/OOP/International: IP Letter of EC: No Good luck everyone!
    6 points
  14. Guys, is it me or it's more competitive than last year? I don't get the it, you guys have impressive stats ...
    6 points
  15. Is anyone still looking to form MMI prep group? If so, please comment here or message me and we can figure something out!
    6 points
  16. I don't know how you have the audacity to talk so much trash about FM when people like you flooding the field after going unranked in your specialty of choice contributes to a lot of the issues you highlight. You sound like you have a god complex, if CARMs couldn't humble you then you may be a lost cause. But hey, maybe if you had the "need to work hard in medical school" you would have matched into ENT right? But something tells me the reason may be a little bit deeper than your CV.
    6 points
  17. Congrats to everyone who got an invite! Who is down for some interview practice? Please let me know:)
    6 points
  18. Decision: Invite GPA: 3.93 DAT (AA/PAT): 26AA26PAT Casper quartile: 4th IP/OOP: IP Year of Study: gap year Msg me if you'd like to practice interviews!!
    6 points
  19. Program: MD Result: Rejection OMSAS GPA: 3.79 CARS: 128 IP/OOP: IP Casper: 4th Quartile This is my final year applying. 5 cycles deep with a 5th straight rejection. Time to kiss McMaster goodbye for good!
    6 points
  20. l'ordre des choses est complètement inconnu mais c'est assurément pas alphabétique. peut-être complètement aléatoire ou en ordre numérique de McGill ID ou encore qqch de flyé comme l'ordre sur la liste séparées en 3 groupes (invitations, liste d'attente, refus)? l'anxiété permet beaucoup d'imagination
    5 points
  21. got an an invite! omg i legit had anxiety dreams all night GPA: 3.90~ im on the cutoff edge so was rly freaking out DAT (AA/PAT): 24/23 Casper quartile: the highest one idk 1 or 4 IP/OOP: study IP but from OOP Year of Study: 4
    5 points
  22. INTERVIEW INVITES ARE OUT Interviews are going to be synchronous! Just got mine now
    5 points
  23. TIME STAMP: 12:05 Result: Invited!! (IP) degreeGPA: 3.91/4.0 (nursing) MCAT: N/A ECs: work experience as nurse for few years, short-term volunteering experiences, no research/publications, and just some hobbies and sports. Year: undergrad completed spring 2021 CASPER Quartile: 4th quartile English QC residency Verified or not: yes, situation #1 on November 18 Letter of EC: yes but not related to GPA (just for a leave of absence)
    4 points
  24. TIME STAMP: 11:25 Result: Invite !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! degreeGPA: 3.80/4.0 MCAT: NA ECs: quality volunteering and work experiences plus grants at school Year: M.Sc. completed in 2020 CASPER Quartile: 4th french QC residency Verified or not: QC IP Letter of EC: No Oh my god I can't believe it!!! I'm crying of joy right now!!! I've decided to try for medicine back in 2017 while starting my Masters, having no science prerequisites done from secondary 5. It is my 3th year applying (2nd at McGill), knowing it
    4 points
  25. TIME STAMP: 11:25 Result: Invite degreeGPA: 3.94 MCAT: NA ECs: lots of research and 1st author pubs, lots of work experience Year: finished MSC CASPER Quartile: 3rd English QC residency Verified or not: Yes IP/OOP/International: IP Letter of EC: No You are all amazing, and I'm mostly left thinking about how insanely competitive and unfair this process is. Sending love and congratulations to all, no matter your outcome, for persevering and being so badass! @ceelbe, probably a good sign RE: the checking on courses in progress. fingers crossed f
    4 points
  26. "ready for review" gang where u at? did they forget about us lol
    4 points
  27. TIME STAMP: 10:40 Result: Invite! degreeGPA: 3.95 MCAT: NA ECs: A lot research on animals. Currently and RA in human research (gap year). 2nd author on a review article yet to be published. Longterm hospital volunteering. Some leadership position, one leading to a national event. Year: UG finished - currently gap year CASPER Quartile: 4th English QC residency Verified or not: Yes IP/OOP/International: IP Letter of EC: Yes - but nothing major do NOT give up if you are still waiting! Be
    4 points
  28. This is such the mood RN lol. Can't wait to just get my reject and move on with my life
    4 points
  29. Just want to point out a few things here: 1. My residency isn’t “less hard” in fact I have to manage all my 250 patients assigned to me on a regular basis while being off service (manage their labs, documents, forms, and have a half day clinic each week). In addition I’m expected (at least at my site and school) to know a lot about a lot of things and if we as fm physicians miss something, it can do a LOT of harm for patients. You as specialists don’t see everything cuz we obviously manage so much as first line. In addition, fam docs have a HUGE impact on their patients lives - I had a pt
    4 points
  30. Hey @carmsregrets don't lose hope on a very fulfilling career in FM. Beyond the fact that you will live a life of autonomy you can never have in a surgical speciality where you are constantly dealing with hospital politics, you can truly make a difference in people's lives being a well versed fam doc. You are right, not all fam docs embody the principles family docs should. But the ones that do, they are a game-changer in patient's lives. They truly become the cornerstones of entire communities, and that's sick (no pun intended). As for the expertise matter, and coming from a resid
    4 points
  31. Result (Invite/Regrets): Invite Time Stamp: 3:08pm (EST) wGPA/cGPA: 3.99/3.69 Year: Finished Masters Dec 2021, now working MCAT (CP/CARS/BB/PS): 126/127/128/129 CASPER (Quartile): 4th ECs: A lot of work experience, some long term volunteering, not many extracurriculars (low SES so I replaced that with working 2-4 jobs at once), and lots of research (1 first author systematic review and author on 3 other papers) Geography (IP/OOP): IP I literally sobbed once I got the email. This is my 4th application cycle and first interview invite.
    4 points
  32. Merci pour ta réponse! Finalement, j'ai fait une session en ergothérapie, et en effet c'est quand même difficile d'avoir des A+. Je m'en suis, somme toute bien sortie, mais mes notes ne sont pas à la hauteur de mes attentes. En ce qui a trait au Casper, je me suis préparée pas mal cette année et j'ai finis dans le 4e percentile (!!!). J'ai eu un communiqué de ULaval et de UOttawa comme quoi mon Casper et mes notes sont assez fortes pour passer à la catégorie supérieure, donc ils sont en processus d'analyse de ma note autobiographique (pour ULaval) et mes références (pour UOttawa).
    4 points
  33. The above answer is fantastic. The only thing I will add is that some things in medicine are right , some things are wrong and for some things it's a matter of style. An example is a person has had an MI and you decide not to give them aspirin. This is a wrong decision. Another example is someone has sepsis and you decide to treat them with antibiotics. This is a right decision. This is a right decision. For the examples that you mentioned above, they are neither right nor wrong decisions but a matter of style. It's difficult for some people too be able to differentiate the things
    4 points
  34. Intrepid86

    History of Premed101

    I've been here since 2008. I still check in periodically for the entertainment value. Sometimes I offer my two cents. It's nice to see the forum still fairly active despite the growth of social media and other platforms for discussion.
    4 points
  35. Decision: Invite GPA: 3:95 DAT (AA/PAT): 20/23 Casper quartile: 2nd IP/OOP: IP year of study: 4th I’m not one to typically post my stats either but I figured since I didn’t do so hot on the Casper and still got an invite this might give hope to others applying in the future
    4 points
  36. Decision: Invite GPA: 3.92 (worst year dropped) DAT (AA/PAT): 24AA 21PAT Casper quartile: 4th IP/OOP: IP Year of Study: 4
    4 points
  37. Decision: Invite!! GPA: 3.91 DAT (AA/PAT): 28/22 Casper quartile: 3rd IP/OOP: IP Year of Study: 5 let me know if you want to practice interviews
    4 points
  38. Decision: Invite GPA: 3.91 DAT (AA/PAT): 23/22 Casper quartile: 2nd (which is why im more confused than happy that i got an invite) IP/OOP: IP Year of Study: 3rd year undergrad I'm not the type to share my academic scores but because I did so poorly on the CASPer, I thought it'd be a great chance to give everyone faith!!! You don't need a perfect profile to succeed in this game
    4 points
  39. Result: Invite Timestamp: 1:07 OMSAS GPA: 3.90 CARS: 129 IP/OOP: IP Casper: 4th quartile I've been waiting 3 years for an interview at Mac so I'm feeling super grateful! Best of luck to everyone
    4 points
  40. Hi everyone A bit early but I just want keep myself on edge! TIME STAMP: XX:XX Result: Invite / Reject degreeGPA: MCAT: if applicable ECs: Year: UG (what year), Masters, PhD CASPER Quartile: 1/2/3 or 4th French or English (this is new, so please indicate if you submitted the french or the english version of it). QC residency Verified or not: (please mark NOT APPLICABLE if you are OOP or international). IP/OOP/International: IP/OOP/ International Letter o
    3 points
  41. I have been waiting for this moment for so long... TIME STAMP: Checked around 12:50 pm Result: Invite!!!! (further review required) degree-GPA: BSc grad in 2021, currently doing masters of nursing. Undergrad GPA was 3.84 but 3.81 after they removed winter 2021 MCAT: 514 ECs: Pretty extensive! Lots of research, community involvement, working since im 16 Year: M1, BSc complete CASPER Quartile: 4th english IP/OOP/International: IP Also got a med interview!!!!! This is my second cycle applying. last cy
    3 points
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  43. Lol definitely starting to feel like I'm going to waste the entire morning refreshing the page just to get my reject
    3 points
  44. Applicant type: MD TIME STAMP: 1:39 pm Result: Invite GPA: 3.85ish cGPA, 3.91ish wGPA (if eligible) MCAT: met the reqs ECs: Various - a good amount of research, long term work/volunteer experiences Essays: Wrote about what was important to me, had friends give feedback. Seemed to work? Year: Graduated UG Geography: IP Goodluck to you all. I longed this day for years, many of which I felt hopeless (word to Solnit). If you got an R, keep your head up! Super grateful to finally post after silently lurking this thread for 3ish years
    3 points
  45. Posting my stats for all the non-traditional applicants and those with lower GPAs because I never thought I would be able to get an interview. Result (Invite/Regrets): Invite Time Stamp: 2:51pm wGPA/cGPA: 3.91/3.32 Year: Completed master’s degree MCAT (CP/CARS/BB/PS): 126/127/130/129 CASPER (Quartile): 4th ECs: lots of ECs. I tried to buffer my lower stats with ECs (I am an older applicant). Worked in 2 labs in my undergrad, part of multiple student clubs, had a couple small part-time jobs throughout school, 10+ publications, multiple conference presentations, completed
    3 points
  46. Result (Invite/Regrets): Invite! Time Stamp: 2:51 pm (11:51 am PST) wGPA: ~ 3.83 Year: Undergrad completed Spring 2021 MCAT (CP/CARS/BB/PS): 510 (125/128/129/128) CASPER (Quartile): 3rd Quartile ECs: Varsity athletics, some leadership positions related to student athletics, two research positions (one NSERC, one honours, no pubs), head of a Special O team, various different volunteer positions healthcare related, exec/chair for a few student clubs, volunteer with humanitarian organization, fitness trainer, lifeguard, camp counsellor. Message me for more details! Geography (IP/O
    3 points
  47. Sending luck to everyone who has recently applied!
    3 points
  48. I have tabulated the data from the results thread here as well as the 2 results threads on r3ddit: https://forums.premed101.com/topic/115693-mcmaster-interview-invitesregrets-2022/ https://www.**DELETED**.com/r/premedcanada/comments/s36fjx/mcmaster_interview_invitesregrets_2022/ https://www.**DELETED**.com/r/premedcanada/comments/s3ylk3/mcmaster_invitedregrets_2022_repost/ The following is only for in-province applicants. Please not this will in no way be a representative data set of all applicants. Clearly, as invitees make up the largest group. People are more likely
    3 points
  49. Decision: Invite GPA: 4.0 DAT (AA/PAT): 24AA 22PAT Casper quartile: 4th IP/OOP: IP Year of Study: 3
    3 points
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