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  1. On 6/13/2014 at 10:56 AM, Premedtion14 said:

    accepted from the ROQ-U IP waitlist! don't lose hope guys, I had 52 credits before applying to mcgill, had a 27.692 Rscore Pre-req science in CEGEP, was waitlisted pre-interview, got the interview a month later, got waitlisted post-interview, and just got an offer a month later. ANYTHING can happen, really.

    This is such a great success story. Makes me have hope. Loool.  

  2. You can't do well on the MCAT just by memorizing content because the exam is mostly focused on reasoning, and integrating your reasoning skills with your knowledge. If you know your content very well it will certainly help, but that alone will not get you a good score. The books should be used a reference guide than as a main study resource. I recommend doing practice exams right away to find out where you are weak in and then target those areas using the books. 

  3. Hi everyone, 

    I just started studying from Kaplan books and reached a minor dilemma. I covered the first chapter for Biochem today, and wasn't able to find a series of corresponding practice questions that would allow me to consolidate all the info I've read. I have practice passages from Next Step practice books, but they are do not have a focus on particular MCAT topics. Does anyone have any suggestions for practice materials that focus on particular topics? I strongly feel this would help me consolidate the concepts I've read. I know Khan academy has some questions, but I think there are only a few per topic! 

    ...Also, as a side note, I am preparing for the Jan 25th MCAT and I am located in Montreal. If anyone is in the same area and would like to study together, PM me!

    Thanks, 

    D

  4. Hi everyone, 

    I'm a first year OT student at Mac. I started your class page to get the discussion rolling for housing. I had a lot of trouble last year finding a place while being out of town, so getting started now would be a good idea. If you have any questions regarding the program or housing, feel free to msg me on Facebook. My name is Dillon. You can find me in the group!

    The group is called:

    McMaster OT Class of 2019

    Link below is the fb page, but if that doesn't work just search it up on Facebook! 

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1903045209943715/?source=create_flow

    Looking forward to meeting you all!

     

  5. TIME STAMP: 10:00pm
    Result: Reject
    wGPA: *3.73 or 3.87* Depending on how letter of EC was handled. 
    DAT: Not submitted
    ECs: 160 hours as student OT, summer of research, coached martial arts and fitness four years, other misc. volunteer. 
    Year: 1st year masters in occupational therapy. 

    IP/OOP/International: IP

    Letter of EC: Yes. First semester 2.91 GPA. Had pretty significant family issues during that time and submitted notary signed affidavits. If first semester included in calculations, cGPA is 3.73. If first semester not included, 3.87 cGPA. 

     

    Definitely not a good sign for med. :S

  6. The following is for DMD. 

     

    TIME STAMP: 10:00pm
    Result: Reject
    wGPA: *3.73 or 3.87* Depending on how letter of EC was handled. 
    DAT: Not submitted
    ECs: 160 hours as student OT, summer of research, coached martial arts and fitness four years. 
    Year: 1st year masters in occupational therapy. 

    IP/OOP/International: IP

    Letter of EC: Yes. First semester 2.91 GPA. Had pretty significant family issues during that time and submitted notary signed affidavits. If first semester included in calculations, cGPA is 3.73. If first semester not included, 3.87 cGPA. 

     

    Definitely not a good sign for med. :S

  7. Hey everyone, as interview invites are coming out soon, I'm starting to psych myself out more and more. I got an interview last cycle and ranked 2nd quintile for GPA and 3rd for CVPN. Knowing that my GPA increased only by 0,02 this year and my CVPN remained the exact same (I submitted the same answers), what would my chances be to get an interview again this cycle?

    May I ask what your degGPA was last year? I am curious what range last year's second quintile was. Also, were you second quintile relative to the OOP pool or IP pool? I'd appreciate any info!

  8. Applied: Mac OT, Western PT
    Accepted: Mac OT
    Waitlisted: Western PT (lower end of waitlist 120-180)
    cGPA (OMSAS): ~3.7

    subGPA (OMSAS): 3.85

    Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references:

    • Western required a personal statement (PS) and two letters of recommendation (LOR), no interview. For the PS, they asked three questions, of which I think one answer was strong, and the other two were really weak. LORs were also really weak. No PT experience at all. 
    • For Mac, I did not have a stellar interview. I thought it was mediocre.

    Can't wait to meet the other Mac OT students! :)  

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