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    Prettyflyforalabguy got a reaction from conbrio in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    I was accepted off the first round of offers (deposit paid and processed) and did not receive that email, so I wouldn't worry too much about that.
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    Prettyflyforalabguy got a reaction from bhaggy in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    I was accepted off the first round of offers (deposit paid and processed) and did not receive that email, so I wouldn't worry too much about that.
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    Prettyflyforalabguy got a reaction from APP2019 in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    I was accepted off the first round of offers (deposit paid and processed) and did not receive that email, so I wouldn't worry too much about that.
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    Prettyflyforalabguy got a reaction from hiyayosup in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    I was accepted off the first round of offers (deposit paid and processed) and did not receive that email, so I wouldn't worry too much about that.
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    Prettyflyforalabguy got a reaction from targaryen in May 14 Countdown   
    I can see Queen's; I hope this isn't a glitch.
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    Prettyflyforalabguy got a reaction from purplemermaid in Queens Interview Invites/regrets 2019   
    Result: Invite
    Time Stamp: 9:20 am
    Interview Date: 
    wGPA/cGPA: 3.79/3.36
    Year: Final year PhD, MSc completed
    MCAT: 514 (128/128/129/129)
    ECs:  Very research heavy- 9 pubs (five 1st author), over 300k in grants and scholarships, some major media appearances and lots of knowledge translation work, very unique clinical research with an international collaboration, lots of TAing. Non-research based awards for my sport (varsity and international for more than 12 years) and teaching. A lot of employment in customer service roles, not much volunteering. I know my LORs were very strong.
    Geography: IP
    I was rejected everywhere when I applied in my masters and I never ever thought I'd receive an invite. Very grateful 6 years later, and after rewriting the MCAT! 
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    Prettyflyforalabguy reacted to Mcdonalds3am in A post for those without an interview   
    It’s easy to get discouraged after putting together an application and not getting an invitation to interview. I have been there twice- this is the third time and finally got one. The average student has to do 2 or 3 attempts before getting accepted. So view pre-interview rejection as a necessary step towards becoming a doctor. 2 or 3 application cycles is the average, meaning half of applicants take longer. With every application cycle, you learn something that improves your application and strategy. It is not wasted! There is no embarrassment in pursuing your dreams. Your verifiers and friends don’t actually care that you are taking a couple years-it shows persistence. 
     
    Now, a note to those with lower GPAs and MCAT scores… it’s easy to get discouraged when you see most everybody here has 3.8+ and 510+. Guess what, I didn’t have either of those. You can always retake the MCAT- if you have met the minimum to apply before and it feels too daunting to study for the whole thing again, pick one or two sections (CARS, PSYCH/SOC, etc) and bring up your scores in those two sections. You can do it in 2 months, boom, pow, done. If you have a lower GPA, the good news is that U of A seems to be moving away from having it count as much each year. If you have a high GPA, good on you, you’ve already proven to yourself you can do hard things. 
     
    The best news of all… extra-curricular activities seemingly count for more and more. You don’t have to be smart- you just have to be dedicated and passionate which most everybody can do if they are willing to find what interests them. Based on my application and how far below average my GPA and MCAT scores both seem to be compared to previous years, I would guess EC’s combined with CASPer and references make up at least 50%+ of pre-interview score now. You don’t have to be an academic genius-just a genius at finding activities you love. The secret for me to get to an interview was being VERY diverse in what you pursue outside of school. Do something unusual-unrelated to medicine. Show them you have a life and can make it in life without being a doctor and could be successful in another field. Show them you can contribute. Show them your understanding about issues of inequalities in society and how you are working to help others. Show them you believe in investing in yourself- it’s not all about other people. Develop a talent and then go as far as you can with it. Start today by picking something out. 
     
    Last of all... don’t compare yourself to others!!!! It’s so toxic. You have certain strengths and shouldn’t expect yours to exactly match those of others. The more different your application is from your friends, generally the better. When the admissions committee sorts through thousands of applications, I would guess they get bored- I would. Make yours so unusual they want to meet you as a person-not just as an applicant. Be interesting. If you want to join that hot dog eating contest and go for the national record-do it! Keep your head up and good luck munchkins. 
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    Prettyflyforalabguy got a reaction from Mediocre2Med in Queens Interview Invites/regrets 2019   
    Result: Invite
    Time Stamp: 9:20 am
    Interview Date: 
    wGPA/cGPA: 3.79/3.36
    Year: Final year PhD, MSc completed
    MCAT: 514 (128/128/129/129)
    ECs:  Very research heavy- 9 pubs (five 1st author), over 300k in grants and scholarships, some major media appearances and lots of knowledge translation work, very unique clinical research with an international collaboration, lots of TAing. Non-research based awards for my sport (varsity and international for more than 12 years) and teaching. A lot of employment in customer service roles, not much volunteering. I know my LORs were very strong.
    Geography: IP
    I was rejected everywhere when I applied in my masters and I never ever thought I'd receive an invite. Very grateful 6 years later, and after rewriting the MCAT! 
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    Prettyflyforalabguy got a reaction from Instagrammar in Queens Interview Invites/regrets 2019   
    Result: Invite
    Time Stamp: 9:20 am
    Interview Date: 
    wGPA/cGPA: 3.79/3.36
    Year: Final year PhD, MSc completed
    MCAT: 514 (128/128/129/129)
    ECs:  Very research heavy- 9 pubs (five 1st author), over 300k in grants and scholarships, some major media appearances and lots of knowledge translation work, very unique clinical research with an international collaboration, lots of TAing. Non-research based awards for my sport (varsity and international for more than 12 years) and teaching. A lot of employment in customer service roles, not much volunteering. I know my LORs were very strong.
    Geography: IP
    I was rejected everywhere when I applied in my masters and I never ever thought I'd receive an invite. Very grateful 6 years later, and after rewriting the MCAT! 
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    Prettyflyforalabguy got a reaction from CapriciousCapricorn in Queens Interview Invites/regrets 2019   
    Result: Invite
    Time Stamp: 9:20 am
    Interview Date: 
    wGPA/cGPA: 3.79/3.36
    Year: Final year PhD, MSc completed
    MCAT: 514 (128/128/129/129)
    ECs:  Very research heavy- 9 pubs (five 1st author), over 300k in grants and scholarships, some major media appearances and lots of knowledge translation work, very unique clinical research with an international collaboration, lots of TAing. Non-research based awards for my sport (varsity and international for more than 12 years) and teaching. A lot of employment in customer service roles, not much volunteering. I know my LORs were very strong.
    Geography: IP
    I was rejected everywhere when I applied in my masters and I never ever thought I'd receive an invite. Very grateful 6 years later, and after rewriting the MCAT! 
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    Prettyflyforalabguy got a reaction from IMislove in Queens Interview Invites/regrets 2019   
    Result: Invite
    Time Stamp: 9:20 am
    Interview Date: 
    wGPA/cGPA: 3.79/3.36
    Year: Final year PhD, MSc completed
    MCAT: 514 (128/128/129/129)
    ECs:  Very research heavy- 9 pubs (five 1st author), over 300k in grants and scholarships, some major media appearances and lots of knowledge translation work, very unique clinical research with an international collaboration, lots of TAing. Non-research based awards for my sport (varsity and international for more than 12 years) and teaching. A lot of employment in customer service roles, not much volunteering. I know my LORs were very strong.
    Geography: IP
    I was rejected everywhere when I applied in my masters and I never ever thought I'd receive an invite. Very grateful 6 years later, and after rewriting the MCAT! 
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