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  1. Do they really verify if my workbook match my official transcript? I'm curious: didn't they already verify that my workbook matched my unofficial transcript? In which case, wouldn't they just have to verify that my official and unofficial transcripts are the same?
  2. Thank you sweet prince! Did you send it by email or by mail? Is scanning and forwarding them to the admission office mail enough?
  3. Hey folks, Is it absolutely required to upload the official transcripts? I thought we were to send them only if we were asked to, for instance if you didn't completed a course to finish your degree on which you were evaluated. Where did you read that you have to upload the official transcripts? Also, to whom do you send them and what is the deadline to do so??
  4. TIME STAMP: 9:50 am Result: Admitted with Condition (MDCM) cGPA: 3.84, pre-reqGPA: 3.93 MCAT: Not submitted ECs: Rather good and diverse. MP for details. Year: 3rd year PhD IP/OOP/International: IP Being a reapplicant was extremely helpful and I am convinced that it made the difference when I was preparing for the MMI. For those who did not get in, I strongly encourage you to persevere and use your experience next year.
  5. Actually, it's for QC university students. https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/applying/categories/roq/md-roq-u
  6. I usually sleep as much as I can, so that my conscious waking hours are limited to a minimum, entering a dreamlike state of mind fast forwarding my anxiety into the future.
  7. Oh, you're absolutely right. I was confusing the rank on the waiting list that was disclosed to the individual candidates (aka, where you personally stand in the WL, if you are waitlisted) and the WL rank presented on McGill website.
  8. The waitlist ranks were immediately released to the concerned candidates last year, along with the initial invitations and refusals.
  9. Looking at this thread makes me wonder if everyone, including grandma, have a 3.9+ prereq GPA.
  10. The slides didn't say that 1/3 of those who were accepted had a pre-req GPA of 3.77. It says that the mean of those accepted was 3.77 and, furthermore, that most (2/3) applicants invited for interviews (which are, of course, distinct from those who were ultimately accepted) had a higher pre-req GPA than 3.77.
  11. That's not correct. The average science GPA of those who were accepted was 3.77. However, most of the applicants (2/3) had above this. So it's pretty fair to say that the average of the pre-req of the applicants taking the interviews is higher than this. This also means that, last year, those who did especially well on the stations were not those with the highest pre-req GPA. This is corroborated by my own ranking from last year (I'm a reapplicant). Despite having a worse ranking in the pre-req than in the stations, my overall ranking was better than either my stations ranking or my pre-req
  12. Am I the only one who, reading again again and again that some who felt confident on the interviews were rejected while others less confident were admitted, starts to feel like being confident about the interviews is akin to a bad omen?
  13. I'm highly skeptical of your "demonstration" there. Unless you have access to undisclosed information, there is no way you know that the pre-reqs score follow a simple curve like this. It is entirely possible (and I would even say likely, so that the pre-req scores are worth anything) that they use a exponential curve. Or they could even give the applicants pre-reqs score only by comparing where he or she stands with respect to the other applicants pre-reqs GPA. Who knows? In any case, I'm doubtful of your demonstration there.
  14. https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/key-dates
  15. Hey folks, Reapplicant here. Sending your files in color wasn't a problem last year. And if it is this year, they will tell you. You've made it to the interviews. They won't change their minds about whether or not you're a viable candidate simply because you sent a colored ID. You'll have plenty of time for stress in the coming weeks anyway.
  16. Result: Invite wGPA: 3.84 MCAT: Nope ECs: 3+ years of volunteering, executive positions at my student association, implication in diversity committee, lots of research (3 papers published), won some research grants. I even wrote that I played Dungeons and Dragons. Don't underestimate the importance of writing something unusual or funny to make your application stand out (as long as you're able to justify its relevance). Casper: I have mixed feelings about the Casper. I don't think I could say anything relevant for you, dear reader. Year: 3rd year PhD IP/OOP/International: IP Lett
  17. Hey guys, McGill offered a reapplication session to give to some cues on what to do and what to not do on a reapplication. Like many, I didn't have the chance to be there and I was wondering if you had any cues of your own for reapplicants. Thanks!
  18. Hey everyone, I was wondering if someone was able to make sense of the following passages on McGill page about the basic science prerequisites (https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/applying/requirements-edu/basic-science-prerequisites): Though not required, university-level courses in physiology, organic chemistry, molecular biology and cell biology & metabolism are strongly recommended. Knowledge of statistics and genetics is also useful in the context of the MDCM curriculum. Candidates applying to the MDCM program who have completed the seven required prerequisite courses and who h
  19. I've sent an email to the office of admissions, regarding prerequisites a few days ago. I've got an auto-reply which, among other things, contained this: Message to MDCM candidates whose application was not selected after the March interviews: You will automatically receive an email with your rank after May 12th. Note that the post-interview reconsideration period is no longer open. We regret that no individual feedback meetings will be granted concerning the Fall 2017 cycle. So I guess we are to expect answers around the 12th.
  20. Hey everyone, I'm sure a lot of you are trying to make rough estimates as to their chances of getting in from the waitlist. And I'm pretty sure some of you are trying to find numbers as to how many candidates get invited from the waitlist in the last couple of years. So here's some numbers I got from previous threads, if you're interested (and I'm sure you are): 2015/2016: 15th (checked it myself last year and took note of it) 2014/2015: 23th (source, which seems credible: http://forums.premed101.com/index.php?/topic/89726-waitlist-movement-ip/?hl=waitlist) 2013/14 - 26 2012/13 - 9 2011/12
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