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Everything posted by 2hopeful

  1. I am just wondering what the maximum amount of OSAP a student can receive in a 4 year program, assuming they have high need (debt going into medical school, etc). Considering tuition is about 28k, my OSAP barely covers half.
  2. I think because I took the year off, it's weird feeling like I will have no "income" again as a student. Rather, I am just accruing more debt ontop of my existing undergraduate debt. I had a whole plan of how to divide up my income into my TFSA, emergency, and daily living expenses. I feel like all of that goes out the door now without any income and sort of just this LOC of 275K and how I can spend it most reasonably in the next 4 years+.
  3. So is the basic financial advice: Use as much OSAP and personal savings as possible in the beginning Use LoC later, once OSAP starts to accrue interest Try to be as frugal as possible
  4. Access to this doc is restricted, can you make it accessible?
  5. Decided to post for future applicants - to inspire and give hope! Result: Accepted (off Waitlist) Timestamp: June 7, 2018 GPA: 3.87 (Last 2 years) MCAT: 514 (126 CARS) ECs: Diverse, things I enjoyed, a lot of employment, a decent amount of research but no publications at time of application Geography: IP Interview: Pulled off waitlist for interviews... the week before the first weekend of interviews. So flustered. Felt really good coming out of panel, MMI was not so great. Continued to feel exponentially worse as I had flashbacks of my interview until June.
  6. Thanks so much!!! And grats to you on MAC!! Super exciting!
  7. Got off waitlist June 7, 11 am! Good luck to everyone.
  8. i feel like this is the false hope that's detrimental to my mental health :'(
  9. Realistically no one knows, but I think lowest overall score was 513 from the accepted/waitlist/rejected thread? Idk about individual section scores, but I got an interview with 126 in CARS.
  10. So from here on out are offers given out sporadically throughout the next few weeks?
  11. I was really defeated after seeing offers go out today and not receiving one. But after reflecting a bit I know I have an MPH waiting for me. The only thing that hurts is feeling like I am falling "behind" because I will be older after a masters and taking a year off, but its a pretty irrational fear. It's not over yet, but planning to move on...
  12. Not all heroes wear capes (unless you wear capes). Good luck with wherever youre going! And thanks for giving us waitlisters some sage advice.
  13. EC’s and gpa are good. But you will need to rewrite the MCAT to have a shot. Queens has a cut off for each section and the total. I dont think ive ever seen anyone under a 510 get an interview.
  14. Yeah this is probably the best representation of the case. Yikes. Im not sure I like my odds anymore.
  15. I honestly expect the waitlist to be around 150. If the waitlist was as many as 300 then almost everyone interviewed would be on the waitlist. This is surely not the case as I know many friends who were outright rejected by Queens, so I assume a decent amount of people were rejected (but accepted at other schools, so they must've been qualified in some capacity). Unless its a sampling bias and my friends are just not what Queens are looking for.
  16. I feel u, my neuroticism is slowly consuming me and making it hard to focus on my job. Just end my misery Queens :’(
  17. Something thats sort of underrated is Hamilton as a city. Contrary to popular belief, hamilton is a growing and thriving city with lots of good food and beautiful waterfalls and hikes. Its a great way to destress. There is a true sense of community in hamilton and if you want to be involved with tackling some of the issues Hamiltonians face (social determinants of health) theres lots of people doing work. Also the cost of living in Hamilton and U of T is drastically different, if you want to consider things like debt. MAC has alot of strong researchers in bench work, clinical epi, etc. M
  18. reporting bias of people stuck in limbo still on the forum looking for hope, while those rejected are too apathetic to respond, those accepted too busy celebrating?
  19. I wish we got some indication about where we are on the waitlist, but it's better than getting rejected I guess. Here's to praying that lots of waitlist movement occurs and we all get in
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