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    hartk48 got a reaction from apple_med in Interview Invites & Regrets 2017/2018   
    if everything is automated and they are waiting this long to reject people, this is the definition of cruelty in 2017.
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    hartk48 got a reaction from chickenpoutine in Interview Invites & Regrets 2017/2018   
    if everything is automated and they are waiting this long to reject people, this is the definition of cruelty in 2017.
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    hartk48 got a reaction from Persephone in Interview Invites & Regrets 2017/2018   
    if everything is automated and they are waiting this long to reject people, this is the definition of cruelty in 2017.
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    hartk48 got a reaction from clever_smart_boy_like_me in Anyone's verifiers contacted yet?   
    obviously there are changes or different factor at play in the application process that one can not control for. I wouldn't be surprised if there more that you haven't listed. When dealing with humans, you will have an element of subjectivity, no matter how much you try to make the system objective.
     So what are we supposed to do now? you can cry about it or reapply
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    hartk48 got a reaction from clever_smart_boy_like_me in Anyone's verifiers contacted yet?   
    Very rare in my opinion, unless you spent the last year sitting at home  which I doubt you did.....
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    hartk48 got a reaction from SunAndMoon in No EC's chances   
    yeah I think that work + raising a family says a hell of a lot more about you than volunteering at the info desk (while lowkey doing your homework........)
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    hartk48 reacted to nbgirl93 in Post-Interview 2017-2018   
    As far as I know this isn't true - I went to the interview training for med students (but didn't end up interviewing) and they told us they were using the telephones as timers/buzzers for the MMIs! No mention of recording applicants at all.
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    hartk48 reacted to sleepyhead20 in Anyone's verifiers contacted yet?   
    Yeah, they sent an e-mail about interview invites being from December 4th-8th. Hopefully we all get some good news! 
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    hartk48 got a reaction from apple_med in Anyone's verifiers contacted yet?   
    waiting on these things is really not good for my health
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    hartk48 reacted to robclem21 in Extracurriculars? Chances?   
    What do you think about your extra-curriculars?
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    hartk48 reacted to vellichor in Can I hug an actor?   
    I've volunteered at a lot of active listening services (in-person, phone-based, online) and the main thing these services stress for comforting people is mostly just, empathy and active listening. So that means letting them talk, really hearing what they're saying instead of just thinking about "the right thing to say", not assuming you "know exactly how it feels", minimal encouragers like nodding, LOTS of validation (eg "It can be really tough to ____, it sounds like you're trying the best you can") open-ended questions that explore feelings and not facts- this is all assuming what the person wants at that moment isn't 'advice' per se but simply to feel like someone is on their side. Also, body posture and tone mirroring are super important. And understanding that silence isn't necessarily bad and is actually super helpful where appropriate, people need time to just gather thoughts sometimes. Suggesting breathing/grounding exercises for when someone's panicking can also be helpful. Asking what the person most needs from you in this moment rather than assuming. 
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    hartk48 got a reaction from clever_smart_boy_like_me in Anyone's verifiers contacted yet?   
    waiting on these things is really not good for my health
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    hartk48 reacted to clever_smart_boy_like_me in Anyone's verifiers contacted yet?   
    I'm guessing week of Dec 10. It was around that time last year. 
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    hartk48 got a reaction from clever_smart_boy_like_me in Anyone's verifiers contacted yet?   
    Do we have an ETA for invites? was it the 12th last year?
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    hartk48 got a reaction from MemUni in Post-Interview 2017-2018   
    I wouldn't count on your gut feeling, you may have completely killed those stations. Its just hard to tell because some of the interviewers were so intimidating! 
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    hartk48 reacted to Intermediate in Post-Interview 2017-2018   
    I didn't do too well in traditional, and screwed up with 3/8 mmi stations. I'm looking for a miracle to happen.  
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    hartk48 got a reaction from silkray in Supplemental and volunteering   
    Since we can't go backwards in time (wish we could) there's not much one can do.
    If you find it comforting, I personally am a huge fan of applicants who worked more than volunteered. I think volunteerism is a good thing but it is 100% overrated. Having done both, I think I learned SIGNIFICANTLY more working in a fast food restaurant than bring patients their cloths post-surgery.  
    Also, a decent adcom should look at your file and notice your Msc (combined with dals "beautiful" 5 year year rule) , which would explain your "lack" of volunteerism 
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    hartk48 got a reaction from cw2lu4 in Redoing MCAT   
    I would argue that the new MCAT has a strong relationship with critical thinking skills, not sure about IQ. 
    With regards to improvement, its all anecdotal evidence.. I know multiple people who did not improve much, and I know just as many who jumped 7 or more points. If you want, R E D D D I T has an MCAT subforum with people who reported their scores and some report their first MCAT scores, so maybe that could help, but be warned for self-report bias.
    It really comes down to *how* they studied. I find that many people sit in the library for hours to convince themselves they are studying, where in fact they are just staring at the books and not engaging with the material. In my second attempt I studied for less hours, did more practice questions and most importantly, I was talking to myself throughout the whole freaking test I dont think I am a smart person with a high IQ but I managed to pull off a 511, its not the best but I definitely didn't think I can do it.
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    hartk48 reacted to Doctorofmydreams in Interview Selection??   
    So nervous...but I can see it happening on Friday afternoon so that they avoid panicked flood of emails 
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    hartk48 reacted to Livinalberta in Interview Selection??   
    In 2016, invites were sent out on Thursday, October 20.  The year before, invites were sent out Monday, October 26.  This year????? The suspense!
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    hartk48 reacted to Happy_go in MCAT FAP! FEE ASSISTANCE FOR CANADIANS COMING SOON   
    Look at Mr moneybags over here lol 
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    hartk48 reacted to cw2lu4 in MCAT FAP! FEE ASSISTANCE FOR CANADIANS COMING SOON   
    I know! Now I can splurge on more practice resources. 
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    hartk48 reacted to samc5 in Interview Selection??   
    So anxious to see a Dal email this week! 
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    hartk48 reacted to FrankTheTank in Interview Selection??   
    Just a heads up. For everyone who gets interview invites, the photo you send in is the photo they'll use for your student id if you're accepted, so make sure it's a good one!
    Good luck!
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    hartk48 got a reaction from Dr_dreaming in Interview Selection??   
    Very nervous!
     
    Just called admissions, invites should come out this week. Also confirmed that if you didn't meet any cut offs, you should have gotten an email by now, so if you are a martimer, this week should be a good one for you
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