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  1. It is COMMON for the 'high' Wait List at UWO to clear. However, it is not guaranteed. It is possible that more people decide to go to Western this year than previous years. This situation has occurred in a cycle. Therefore, if you were to reject your offer of acceptance, I would say you would be taking a risk and could possibly end up without an acceptance at the end of the day. If I were in your situation, I would accept the offer on the table. As the old saying goes, "Better one in the hand than two in the bush."
  2. "ramadan is coming soon, you are blessed to get in don't worry"
  3. Your GPA is very impressive. Although you are worried about your ECs, I would actually say that they are spectacular and would probably be somewhat unique to your application. If you do well on the MCAT, you have a relatively strong chance of submitting a winning application. Best of luck.
  4. Hey friend, don't feel bad for asking questions. We're all on the same team! I'm sorry to hear that your grades aren't up to your standards. I would love to give you advice, however, I must ask: which school do you go to? People experience hardships in many different ways. It is part of life. Getting bad grades when you really want good ones can be devastating. However, it seems that you really improved after your first semester; your overall average was about 13% higher! Maybe you can bring it up even more by changing your study techniques or optimizing your schedule?
  5. No, it is not. I sincerely hope that you receive good news! And may the wait be less grueling for everyone still waiting.
  6. you better get the sun screen on because it looks like you're going carrib
  7. It's pretty easy, isn't it? I don't think getting name changes on this forum happens very often...
  8. waitlist timestamp: 8:35am gpa: good cars: good oop interview: felt great coming out, but with time I really started to doubt many of my responses best of luck all!
  9. Yes, generally it doesn't matter what courses you're taking. The one exception I can think of from the top of my head is Toronto, where if you apply after 2nd year, the majority of your 3rd year must consist of upper level courses.
  10. waitlist (good) | edit: apparently there's no good waitlist or bad waitlist, damn timestamp: 7:37 am gpa: good stream: english ECs: mediocre according to my U of A app and other rejections interview: the first part went VERY poorly, but I think I was able to keep my composure bless up
  11. No problem at all. Thank you for being courteous. My original post was targeted towards someone who absolutely just wants to get into medical school and nothing else. If you choose to stay in engineering, that is your choice. But, once again, you are going to have to work harder than most in order to achieve a reasonable GPA. If you are to do so however, it would be all the more impressive, and I think that your engineering background would set you up for tremendous research opportunities in biomedical engineering. In terms of your ECs, they are good for someone who just finished firs
  12. It goes without saying that a good GPA goes a long way in medical school applications. So, in some ways, you are disadvantaged at schools that look at all years of your undergraduate degree. That being said, to answer your question, no, your chances are not blown. There are a variety of schools that have GPA weighing policies that may benefit you greatly, provided you do better in your next few years. I suggest doing your own research on each school in order to figure out which one you may have a shot at. You need to be real with yourself. Medical school admission policies are becoming mor
  13. I definitely agree with the author's viewpoint. Definitely a very well-written and well-presented article. That being said, I do not agree with some of the recommendations set out by the author. I think that his admiration for the humanities has biased his conclusion. I think requiring medical students to study humanities in order to understand their own entitlement is a bit overboard. Rather, medical schools and educators should adopt different attitudes towards teaching, as the author so eloquently described in the article. Two things about medical school always stood out to me as extre
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