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  1. Can 100% confirm this the U of A med fam is really wonderful (and the class of 2023 sure knows how to make a FANTASTIC video!)
  2. 1) 3 times. One year, I couldn't even submit an application I'd been working on because my MCAT was soo bad. I've been rejected by Calgary without an interview every time I applied. 2) 3.7, and highlights... rural kid, nursing in the ER, told stories about being outside and being at work. I have no research experience and no really interesting awards etc so I must have told some really good stories about hiking and resuscitating. (or the right person saw them). As for encouragement: DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY. It is so hard to put your heart and soul into an application, spend al
  3. The photo will haunt everything you do in medical school so ... dress sorta nicely lol. For mine I dressed casually.
  4. The application has information on what is considered rural. Last year it was something like living x number of years in a community that was at least 80km away from a city larger than 10,000 people.
  5. I put one of my jobs in both employment and leadership. I have aspects of my job that require team leadership so I wrote an entry on the specific tasks I do that require it and put it under leadership. Under employment I more generally described my job.
  6. First of all OP the feelings you have right now WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE. It is normal and it's ok to feel some uncertainty towards the future. That being said I get it, it's so hard. I felt very similar to how I imagine you feel now. I tailored my whole degree to medicine When I graduated from nursing and wasn't quite ready for medicine yet I applied to..... 123 nursing positions. And two hospitals called me back. And only one offered me a job. I spent 4 years with health related volunteering and work experiences and worked so hard in school to only get two interviews and one job offer out of 1
  7. I got an email about a week later with mine
  8. It depends! If you feel confident with the rest of your application then you may not need to. Also do you think you'll do better if you rewrite and is it worth putting yourself through that stress again? I'm a non trad and had a 504 (124/129/123/128). I took a prep course, rewrote and got a 502 (125/127/125/125). I was accepted to u of a this year with my 502. I was sure I would have to rewrite with both of those scores and I was prepping for a third write when I found out I was accepted. If you were invited for interview they see something in you already! That being said I may be totally off
  9. In Edmonton I got my criminal record check done within an hour at: 14315 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5L 4S6 They were super fast! The place is kind of by the telus world of science. When I lived in a small town it took 3 weeks one time doing from our local RCMP detachment, so there can be a big variety in timing depending where you go. As for immunizations I'm getting mine done at the university health center and it will take me a month (due to scheduling of the test/reading the test conflicting with work) but I also already have everything but the mantoux done due to already
  10. I used to live in the Sir John Franklin Apartments (just across from the Telus building). The rent was really expensive, parking was 100$/month and they shut off the water.... a lot... BUT it was so nice to be that close. It was definitely doable with room mates
  11. Result: Accepted (IP) GPA: 3.72 MCAT: 125/127/125/125 (502) EC: Nursing for the past 3 years in critical care and ER, volunteering 4h/week with a community mental health agency, student group President, scholarship to go to the US and learn about addictions treatment there, soccer, no research MMI: this was my very first interview anywhere and I was so nervous but I had a really good group and we made each other laugh and at the end I felt very comfortable with how I did. My panel interview went well for me and I think I had 2 stations that really did not go well for me.
  12. This was my first time interviewing anywhere and it was a little easier than what I had been anxiously anticipating in my mind haha but some of the questions were more challenging for me and those I'm feeling uncertain about. I found my panel interview went the best and the people I had were engaged in what I was saying at least so who knows if they were being polite or actually interested haha. Good luck to everyone! At least this part of the stressful process is over.
  13. I got an interview this year at the U of A (although not with Calgary) with a Nursing GPA of 3.7 and an MCAT of 502. YOU CAN DO IT. You should definitely apply. This was the second time I took the MCAT and I actually did worse the second time. I initially had a 504. All you can do is strive to be the best version of yourself, work on projects that interest you, genuinely care about your community and hope for the best. Don't let other people's stats get you down. You got this.
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