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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from APP2019 in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    I was crying in my own kitchen this morning when I called my dad and he came over so yeah, same!!
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from bigboydyo in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    Accepted!!
    Story post to follow in the 'Non-trad success stories'.
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to chiynadoll in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    CONGRATS!!!!! Finally!! So happy for you!
     
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from obiwankenobi in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    I was crying in my own kitchen this morning when I called my dad and he came over so yeah, same!!
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from ballercat in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    Accepted!!
    Story post to follow in the 'Non-trad success stories'.
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from VigoVirgo in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    I was crying in my own kitchen this morning when I called my dad and he came over so yeah, same!!
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from APP2019 in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    Accepted!!
    Story post to follow in the 'Non-trad success stories'.
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from helicase in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    Accepted!!
    Story post to follow in the 'Non-trad success stories'.
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from erythrocyte in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    I was crying in my own kitchen this morning when I called my dad and he came over so yeah, same!!
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from sykern in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    I was crying in my own kitchen this morning when I called my dad and he came over so yeah, same!!
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from pandalover in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    Accepted!!
    Story post to follow in the 'Non-trad success stories'.
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from canadianeh95 in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    Accepted!!
    Story post to follow in the 'Non-trad success stories'.
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from vellichor in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    Accepted!!
    Story post to follow in the 'Non-trad success stories'.
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from Instagrammar in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    Accepted!!
    Story post to follow in the 'Non-trad success stories'.
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to hiyayosup in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    Congrats, guys...nothing here  Time to move on
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to conbrio in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    me at work right now
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from hiyayosup in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    Fingers crossed! :)
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to hiyayosup in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    Nothing yet...Last year, they went out after lunch so maybe its too early in the day? The excruciating torture officially begins....
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from Maggie19 in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Thank you for your service! 
     
     
     
    And congrats for two offers
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to pine138 in Waitlist Thread 2019   
    If it makes any of you feel better, I am declining my offer at Queens for another Ontario school.
    Best of luck everyone!
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to icewine in Australia as an option for this adventurous non-trad - thoughts?   
    I went down the Australian medical school route many years ago and am now a full fledged doctor working in Australia. If you had asked me say 10 to 15 years ago whether or not to go to an Australian school with the plan of staying long term I would have said yes. The rate limiting step at that time was getting an internship spot and back then international students were mostly successful in doing so.
    Nowadays it would be remiss of me to give the same advice. I'm well removed from applying for internship and am a bit out of the loop but spots have tightened up considerably, with international graduates having a more difficult go of securing an internship spot. There are some initiatives such as the Private Hospital Stream training program that are meant to provide internship spots specifically for international graduates but I am not that familiar with the program in terms of the number of positions and locations.
    Even if you are successful in getting an internship spot, entering a speciality training program is getting more and more difficult. In fact many would now consider entry into speciality training as the more significant hurdle as compared to getting an internship spot. Having said that, emergency medicine is not terribly competitive to get into. Rural GP training, depending on which state you apply to, is also not difficult to get into. Surgical specialities, on the other hand, are notoriously competitive with many prospective surgeons doing years of non-accredited "unofficial" surgical training.
    Tuition for international students has also risen considerably. Tuition at the school I attended has almost doubled compared to when I was a student.
    I was in a similar position many years ago, with multiple cycles/interviews and not being able to get over the hump and I can empathise with your situation. However it was a different training landscape when I headed down under and it was far cheaper to attend. To be honest I am not sure what I would do today if faced with the same circumstances. Barring any significant development such as becoming an Australian citizen, continuing to apply in Canada might be the better option.
     
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from onesieluv in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Thank you for your service! 
     
     
     
    And congrats for two offers
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me got a reaction from betterlattethannever in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Thank you for your service! 
     
     
     
    And congrats for two offers
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    clever_smart_boy_like_me reacted to onesieluv in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted
    GPA: 3.97 ish
    MCAT: 131/127/131/132 (521)
    ECs: Unique and diverse
    Interview: Hardest interview I've ever done by far. MMI was brutal, questions were super complex and the acting stations were batshit crazy. One of the follow up questions was so convoluted I didn't even understand it; I answered the wrong question... The format was super robotic, awkward, and cold. Panel: a deep dive into my personal life story trying to figure me out, like my true intentions, what I'm trying to show off and what I'm trying to hide. Asked me where I applied and where I interviewed to see if it lined up with my story about the patient population I want to serve (I thought they crossed the line with these questions). They caught me on every slightly unethical thing I could have done according to my CV and asked about a detail that I was hoping not to talk about lol. The way my panel went, it would be difficult to hold a story upright if it was based even partly on untrue or distorted intentions. My strategy was to be super honest and truthful, and it worked out. Overall I felt poorly coming out of the MMI and did not think I passed this interview at all, especially since the ratio of interviewees getting offers is so small. The people who run the interview are both savage and genius lol
    Year: 4th year UG
     Geography: OOP
    * Will be rejecting my offer for UBC!
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