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  1. If the thoughts that commonly pop up in my brain were accurate assessments of my performance in any life domain, I'd be a complete failure. I don't trust that guy anymore. That being said, all my post-interview feelings are "eh", so I'm hoping this isn't the first time my brain is right! From what I've read elsewhere, it seems like several people felt like the feelings they had after their interviews weren't necessarily predictive of their results, so I'm banking on that too haha
  2. I'll be in the middle of cooking, or writing something up for work, or even be talking to someone and an unwelcome, vivid memory from one of my interviews will pop into my head, making me physically cringe and say a few choice curse words out loud. This happens on almost a daily basis. Please share treatments for this ailment
  3. Thanks for the post! Best party of 2021 so far for sure. Congrats everyone for being done interviews! What a whirlwind it's been, but I'm super thankful for making it this far this year. Gonna be an agonizing wait, but hopefully it pays off for many of us
  4. TIME STAMP: 12:49 PM Result: Rejection GPA: 3.63 (cGPA)/ 3.73ish I think (wGPA) MCAT: 518 ECs: Strongest part of my app imo Essays: Felt pretty good, spent a lot of time on them as always, had them reviewed by many. Year: 2 years post-Master's, working in research No getting around GPA. Oh well, counting what blessings I did get this year. Still stings though.
  5. Result: Invite. What. Time Stamp: 11:11 (make a wish) cGPA/wGPA: 3.63 (Yes, it is possible)/3.83 Year: 2 years post-Master's, working in research MCAT: 518 (130/127/130/131) ECs: 3 years working in research. Tons of volunteer and employment experience. CASPer: Felt no different than the previous 5 times I've taken it lol This is a big "bruh" moment for me. 4 years of applying with nothing and then 3 interviews this cycle. I'm on the moon. Best of luck to everyone who is on this journey as well. I hope we all make it.
  6. Time Stamp: 3:14 Invite/reject: Invite IP/OOP: IP SWOMEN (Y/N): N 2YGPA: 3.83 MCAT (CHEM/CARS/BIO/PSYCH): 130/127/130/131 Essays (X/8): 8/8, plus About Me My second interview invite ever after 5 years of applying, first invite at Western. Written the MCAT twice. 27 now, have worked in research for 3 years and have a Master's degree. I still can't believe this, was starting to believe getting an interview at an Ontario school was a pipe dream.
  7. Program: MD Result: The big R Timestamp: 2:32 PM EST OMSAS GPA: 3.63 CARS: 127 IP/OOP: IP Casper: Who knows lol Disappointed but absolutely not surprised. This school is always the Hail Mary. I'll just set this rejection letter on top of the other 4 I've received from Mac over the years lol.
  8. OOP - Rejection GPA: 3.9 MCAT: 518 Maritimes Essay: Fairly weak perhaps, I have a very strong familial connection to Newfoundland but not the Maritimes themselves. Talked moreso about "Atlantic Canada" and the aspects of the program that fit with my learning style/I had experience with/was interested in. Guess it wasn't enough. Not sure how my CASPer factored in at all but curious to see what others have said about the cutoff being raised. Doesn't give me much hope for the other schools with a CASPer requirement :/
  9. I also am OOP and sent them my scores in July (and again before the deadline). They've ignored my past two emails lol. Trusting that everything's gucci
  10. I did Astroff two or three years ago and I'll say this: I'd recommend against purchasing additional material or services from prep companies. Not only will your return on investment not be substantial, but the questions that they use aren't always reflective of the real CASPer test. I found that the Astroff scenarios were somewhat different than the CASPer scenarios, and I don't think doing them helped prepare me much at all, besides familiarizing me with the time limit and structure of the test (which you can now use the Sample Test on CASPer's website to do for free). Keep in mind that third
  11. I sent my own scores back in July, re-sent them at the end of September before the deadline just in case. Sent them an email to confirm they got them (and my transcript lol). Still doesn't say it's verified and haven't heard back yet.
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