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    Cardiolove01 reacted to hola1997 in URGENT - Documents last received Nov 02, 2020??   
    Just emailed admissions. They say not to worry about it.
     

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    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from verycaffeinated in Winter 2020 grades petition   
    Heya, 
    I know the decision is frustrating, from my understanding the reason to exclude comes from the fact that most students did not have formal final exams for winter 2020 at McGill university. 
    I know that this is not true for all universities so I can only speak for McGill,   i know that at McGill my friends told me the exams they did have in science were open book and they had either 2 or 3 days to complete it, so all 3 of them managed to get a 4.0 gpa for the semester due to the fact that formal exams were cancelled and they were able to use their notes and the internet to complete the final exams over the course of either a  48/72 hour time window. 
    I know the decision might be frustrating given the work done earlier in semester but I think in order to level the playing field with other students this is why mcgill took the decision to not count the 2020 grades since from friends who are enrolled all exams at mcgill were take home for winter 2020 which allowed students to work in teams to complete them as well and significantly boost their gpa. I understand that because mcgill itself didn't have a software/platform set up to enforce monitoring of final exams for winter 2020 they decided to do this to even the playing field for students who took the course and had a final exam last year versus a take home exam and were allowed to work on it with friends and use their notes for example. The second reason comes from the fact that students may have been negatively impacted as a result of loss of income and part time jobs, loosing a family member as a result of covid-19, taking care of family members impacted by covid 19, financial difficulties due to parents loosing jobs and may not have been able to complete the courses or complete it properly, or lacked resources at home ( wifi, proper internet etc)  so to try not to penalize these students the 2020 grades were also not counted. 
    I realize students worked still hard on their courses and I am not discounting this in any way but I  also know that having a take home final is different from a final formal examination. 
    if you were not at McGill and had a proctored formal exams this is frustrating and upsetting, so if you took a course where an exam was proctored online and had a formal exam I would ask to have that university write a letter attesting the exam was a proctored exam under full examination conditions, and then inform the McGill admissions committee of this? I took some courses at queens which had proctored midterm and finals so in that situation I think McGill may take this into account and we can justify it? I think if you had a take home final McGill is trying to be as fair as possible and evaluating applicants and unfortunately it probably can't count as it's difficult to compare an applicant that had a take home final worth 70 percent versus a student who wrote a final exam under full examination conditions worth that same 70 percent. However, I think if you did a proctored exam it should definitely count and perhaps a formal letter from your university can help the case. 
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    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from verycaffeinated in Winter 2020 grades?   
    From my understanding the reason to exclude comes from the fact that most students did not have formal final exams for winter 2020,
    I don't know if this was the case for all the universities,  i know that at McGill my friends told me the exams they did have in science were open book and they had either 2 or 3 days to complete it, so all 3 of them got a 4.0 gpa for the semester due to the fact that formal exams were removed and they were able to use all their notes and the internet to complete the final exams over the course of the 48/72 hour time window they had to complete the exam. I realize this may not have been the case for all classes. 
    I know the decision might be frustrating given the work done earlier in semester but I think in order to level the playing field with other students this is why mcgill took the decision to not count the 2020 grades since almost all exams at mcgill were take home for winter 2020 which allowed students to work in teams to complete them as well and significantly boost their gpa. I know for other universities this may not have been the case  ( ie universities that have proctored exams for example and where exam guidlines were strictly envoked and I think if you were in that situation its unfortunate it really sucks and I would inquire from that university for perhaps a letter saying exams were proctured) but I also understand that because mcgill itself didn't have a software/platform set up to enforce monitoring of final exams for winter 2020 they decided to do this to even the playing field for students who took the course and had a final exam versus a take home exam and were allowed to work on it with friends and use their notes for example. The second reason comes from the fact that students may have been negatively impacted as a result of loss of income and part time jobs, loosing a family member as a result of covid-19, taking care of family memebers impacted by covid 19, financial difficulties due to parents loosing jobs and may not have been able to complete the courses or complete it properly so to try not to penalize these students the 2020 grades were also not counted. 
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    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from zackattack881 in Winter 2020 grades petition   
    Heya, 
    I know the decision is frustrating, from my understanding the reason to exclude comes from the fact that most students did not have formal final exams for winter 2020 at McGill university. 
    I know that this is not true for all universities so I can only speak for McGill,   i know that at McGill my friends told me the exams they did have in science were open book and they had either 2 or 3 days to complete it, so all 3 of them managed to get a 4.0 gpa for the semester due to the fact that formal exams were cancelled and they were able to use their notes and the internet to complete the final exams over the course of either a  48/72 hour time window. 
    I know the decision might be frustrating given the work done earlier in semester but I think in order to level the playing field with other students this is why mcgill took the decision to not count the 2020 grades since from friends who are enrolled all exams at mcgill were take home for winter 2020 which allowed students to work in teams to complete them as well and significantly boost their gpa. I understand that because mcgill itself didn't have a software/platform set up to enforce monitoring of final exams for winter 2020 they decided to do this to even the playing field for students who took the course and had a final exam last year versus a take home exam and were allowed to work on it with friends and use their notes for example. The second reason comes from the fact that students may have been negatively impacted as a result of loss of income and part time jobs, loosing a family member as a result of covid-19, taking care of family members impacted by covid 19, financial difficulties due to parents loosing jobs and may not have been able to complete the courses or complete it properly, or lacked resources at home ( wifi, proper internet etc)  so to try not to penalize these students the 2020 grades were also not counted. 
    I realize students worked still hard on their courses and I am not discounting this in any way but I  also know that having a take home final is different from a final formal examination. 
    if you were not at McGill and had a proctored formal exams this is frustrating and upsetting, so if you took a course where an exam was proctored online and had a formal exam I would ask to have that university write a letter attesting the exam was a proctored exam under full examination conditions, and then inform the McGill admissions committee of this? I took some courses at queens which had proctored midterm and finals so in that situation I think McGill may take this into account and we can justify it? I think if you had a take home final McGill is trying to be as fair as possible and evaluating applicants and unfortunately it probably can't count as it's difficult to compare an applicant that had a take home final worth 70 percent versus a student who wrote a final exam under full examination conditions worth that same 70 percent. However, I think if you did a proctored exam it should definitely count and perhaps a formal letter from your university can help the case. 
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    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from minimeag in Winter 2020 grades petition   
    Heya, 
    I know the decision is frustrating, from my understanding the reason to exclude comes from the fact that most students did not have formal final exams for winter 2020 at McGill university. 
    I know that this is not true for all universities so I can only speak for McGill,   i know that at McGill my friends told me the exams they did have in science were open book and they had either 2 or 3 days to complete it, so all 3 of them managed to get a 4.0 gpa for the semester due to the fact that formal exams were cancelled and they were able to use their notes and the internet to complete the final exams over the course of either a  48/72 hour time window. 
    I know the decision might be frustrating given the work done earlier in semester but I think in order to level the playing field with other students this is why mcgill took the decision to not count the 2020 grades since from friends who are enrolled all exams at mcgill were take home for winter 2020 which allowed students to work in teams to complete them as well and significantly boost their gpa. I understand that because mcgill itself didn't have a software/platform set up to enforce monitoring of final exams for winter 2020 they decided to do this to even the playing field for students who took the course and had a final exam last year versus a take home exam and were allowed to work on it with friends and use their notes for example. The second reason comes from the fact that students may have been negatively impacted as a result of loss of income and part time jobs, loosing a family member as a result of covid-19, taking care of family members impacted by covid 19, financial difficulties due to parents loosing jobs and may not have been able to complete the courses or complete it properly, or lacked resources at home ( wifi, proper internet etc)  so to try not to penalize these students the 2020 grades were also not counted. 
    I realize students worked still hard on their courses and I am not discounting this in any way but I  also know that having a take home final is different from a final formal examination. 
    if you were not at McGill and had a proctored formal exams this is frustrating and upsetting, so if you took a course where an exam was proctored online and had a formal exam I would ask to have that university write a letter attesting the exam was a proctored exam under full examination conditions, and then inform the McGill admissions committee of this? I took some courses at queens which had proctored midterm and finals so in that situation I think McGill may take this into account and we can justify it? I think if you had a take home final McGill is trying to be as fair as possible and evaluating applicants and unfortunately it probably can't count as it's difficult to compare an applicant that had a take home final worth 70 percent versus a student who wrote a final exam under full examination conditions worth that same 70 percent. However, I think if you did a proctored exam it should definitely count and perhaps a formal letter from your university can help the case. 
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    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from minimeag in Winter 2020 grades?   
    From my understanding the reason to exclude comes from the fact that most students did not have formal final exams for winter 2020,
    I don't know if this was the case for all the universities,  i know that at McGill my friends told me the exams they did have in science were open book and they had either 2 or 3 days to complete it, so all 3 of them got a 4.0 gpa for the semester due to the fact that formal exams were removed and they were able to use all their notes and the internet to complete the final exams over the course of the 48/72 hour time window they had to complete the exam. I realize this may not have been the case for all classes. 
    I know the decision might be frustrating given the work done earlier in semester but I think in order to level the playing field with other students this is why mcgill took the decision to not count the 2020 grades since almost all exams at mcgill were take home for winter 2020 which allowed students to work in teams to complete them as well and significantly boost their gpa. I know for other universities this may not have been the case  ( ie universities that have proctored exams for example and where exam guidlines were strictly envoked and I think if you were in that situation its unfortunate it really sucks and I would inquire from that university for perhaps a letter saying exams were proctured) but I also understand that because mcgill itself didn't have a software/platform set up to enforce monitoring of final exams for winter 2020 they decided to do this to even the playing field for students who took the course and had a final exam versus a take home exam and were allowed to work on it with friends and use their notes for example. The second reason comes from the fact that students may have been negatively impacted as a result of loss of income and part time jobs, loosing a family member as a result of covid-19, taking care of family memebers impacted by covid 19, financial difficulties due to parents loosing jobs and may not have been able to complete the courses or complete it properly so to try not to penalize these students the 2020 grades were also not counted. 
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    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from Collegegirl in Winter 2020 grades petition   
    Heya, 
    I know the decision is frustrating, from my understanding the reason to exclude comes from the fact that most students did not have formal final exams for winter 2020 at McGill university. 
    I know that this is not true for all universities so I can only speak for McGill,   i know that at McGill my friends told me the exams they did have in science were open book and they had either 2 or 3 days to complete it, so all 3 of them managed to get a 4.0 gpa for the semester due to the fact that formal exams were cancelled and they were able to use their notes and the internet to complete the final exams over the course of either a  48/72 hour time window. 
    I know the decision might be frustrating given the work done earlier in semester but I think in order to level the playing field with other students this is why mcgill took the decision to not count the 2020 grades since from friends who are enrolled all exams at mcgill were take home for winter 2020 which allowed students to work in teams to complete them as well and significantly boost their gpa. I understand that because mcgill itself didn't have a software/platform set up to enforce monitoring of final exams for winter 2020 they decided to do this to even the playing field for students who took the course and had a final exam last year versus a take home exam and were allowed to work on it with friends and use their notes for example. The second reason comes from the fact that students may have been negatively impacted as a result of loss of income and part time jobs, loosing a family member as a result of covid-19, taking care of family members impacted by covid 19, financial difficulties due to parents loosing jobs and may not have been able to complete the courses or complete it properly, or lacked resources at home ( wifi, proper internet etc)  so to try not to penalize these students the 2020 grades were also not counted. 
    I realize students worked still hard on their courses and I am not discounting this in any way but I  also know that having a take home final is different from a final formal examination. 
    if you were not at McGill and had a proctored formal exams this is frustrating and upsetting, so if you took a course where an exam was proctored online and had a formal exam I would ask to have that university write a letter attesting the exam was a proctored exam under full examination conditions, and then inform the McGill admissions committee of this? I took some courses at queens which had proctored midterm and finals so in that situation I think McGill may take this into account and we can justify it? I think if you had a take home final McGill is trying to be as fair as possible and evaluating applicants and unfortunately it probably can't count as it's difficult to compare an applicant that had a take home final worth 70 percent versus a student who wrote a final exam under full examination conditions worth that same 70 percent. However, I think if you did a proctored exam it should definitely count and perhaps a formal letter from your university can help the case. 
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    Cardiolove01 reacted to AB2 in Winter 2020 grades?   
    I don't think that's the assumption behind dropping W2020 grades. Rather I think it's from a desire to view candidates on a level playing field. The transition has been uneven and many students were thrust into situations with a lot less resources than others, some schools adapted better than others, some schools became extremely lenient others not, etc.
    I say this as someone whose grades this semester I wish will be kept
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    Cardiolove01 reacted to Vons in Prerequisite grades following new guidelines option 2   
    1) Yes. 
    2) It looks like they'll require a C or higher (https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/applying/requirements/requirements-edu/basic-science-prerequisites - go down to "Conditions for validity of prerequisite science courses" and "Minimum grades for valid science prerequisites, minimum MCAT")
    3) Your first quote is correct: the exact GPA in your science prerequisite courses will not count, and the final admission decision depends 100% on the interview. As for your second quote, the only place I can find that information is in an outdated version of the eCalendar. That language does not seem to appear anywhere on the McGill MDCM admissions website, nor the current 2020-2021 eCalendar. McGill scrapped the 8 year policy a year or two ago, and there are plenty of people around here who have redone courses through Athabasca or Thompson Rivers and had them accepted. 
    So in sum: you need to complete the prerequisites, each with at least a C (or whatever the minimum grade to be granted a degree/transfer credit is at your university I think). It doesn't matter when they are completed, and I don't think it matters where (within reason). And yes, your particular grades in the prerequisites won't affect your admission one way or another if you make it to the interview stage.
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    Cardiolove01 reacted to Vons in Prerequisite grades following new guidelines option 2   
    I just got a response from admissions and they confirmed that you're correct! The Fall 2021 Cycle is the one starting in Fall 2020 with admitted students starting their studies in Fall 2021.
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    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from MEDusa in Prerequisite grades following new guidelines option 2   
    Thank you amazing very helpful! in that case I have all the prerequisites already, I did them all in 2008-2010. I will still finish option 2 anways as I'm almost done with them anyways and if they do end up counting the grades for future years I will have done them with an improved prerequisite score.
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    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from DrNan in M.D., C.M. Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted - Fall 2019 Admission   
    Wow Seeing all the years you applied and never gave up hope, thank you for sharing your stats and your post. You give all of us hope and Congratz!!!!!! 
    I got Refused this year, third interview at McGill so this one definitely stings, 
    pre-reqGPA: 3.21
    MCAT: not submitted 
    MMI: well felt better then 2018, and better then 2017 but time will tell  once we get stats in July 
    Year.  5 year concurrent two bachelor degree -2015 + M.Sc -2018 + working for two years 
    If it helps anyone here were my stats for the last two years - 
    Fall 2018 Result applications
    Your MMI performance ranked: 105 out of 298 
    On the science prerequisites, you ranked: 260 out of 298
    Your final rank: 157 out of 298
    Fall 2017 Result 
    Your MMI performance ranked: 143 out of 290
    On the science prerequisites, you ranked: 245 out of 290
    Your final rank: 189 out of 290
    To all those experiencing rejection for the first time, or if its the second rejection or third after being waitlisted last year I would like to extend words of comfort and to know that you are not alone in this with every year you will only grow as a person, you will become more resilient, you will become even more prepared to undertake the career of a physician, in the words of Martin Luther King after the last no will come a yes, maybe not next year or the one after that but if you keep at it and improve your application little by little you will get there or maybe life has other amazing things in store for you that are coming. For now it is ok to take time to process, to be sad, to feel frustrated. Once rankings come out you will know if its your MMI or prerequisites, ( I know I will have to re-do mine if I want to re-apply again and have a shot and now that they are  officially expired I should be allowed to take them and will have to figure out how to balance work paying for student loans and juggling classes by night perhaps that I still need to reflect on and decide)  I have met awesome people through this forum, some of which are now friends, I have met people who interviewed with me 3 years ago who are my friends to this day ( they didn't get an interview this year despite getting one two years in a row) and they are the most amazing and deserving people I know and some of the most genuine. For now I have ordered a bucket of fried chicken coupled with binging on friends. Stay strong to all those rejected, feel free to PM me and I will send you some adorable animal pics and words of encouragement just as others have done for me that are bound to make you smile and brighten up your day. Congratz to all that got accepted and on your perseverance for a lot of you. And those that got rejected you have come such a long long way already, do know that and how incredible you are <3
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    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from Kitkat1 in M.D., C.M. Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted - Fall 2019 Admission   
    Wow Seeing all the years you applied and never gave up hope, thank you for sharing your stats and your post. You give all of us hope and Congratz!!!!!! 
    I got Refused this year, third interview at McGill so this one definitely stings, 
    pre-reqGPA: 3.21
    MCAT: not submitted 
    MMI: well felt better then 2018, and better then 2017 but time will tell  once we get stats in July 
    Year.  5 year concurrent two bachelor degree -2015 + M.Sc -2018 + working for two years 
    If it helps anyone here were my stats for the last two years - 
    Fall 2018 Result applications
    Your MMI performance ranked: 105 out of 298 
    On the science prerequisites, you ranked: 260 out of 298
    Your final rank: 157 out of 298
    Fall 2017 Result 
    Your MMI performance ranked: 143 out of 290
    On the science prerequisites, you ranked: 245 out of 290
    Your final rank: 189 out of 290
    To all those experiencing rejection for the first time, or if its the second rejection or third after being waitlisted last year I would like to extend words of comfort and to know that you are not alone in this with every year you will only grow as a person, you will become more resilient, you will become even more prepared to undertake the career of a physician, in the words of Martin Luther King after the last no will come a yes, maybe not next year or the one after that but if you keep at it and improve your application little by little you will get there or maybe life has other amazing things in store for you that are coming. For now it is ok to take time to process, to be sad, to feel frustrated. Once rankings come out you will know if its your MMI or prerequisites, ( I know I will have to re-do mine if I want to re-apply again and have a shot and now that they are  officially expired I should be allowed to take them and will have to figure out how to balance work paying for student loans and juggling classes by night perhaps that I still need to reflect on and decide)  I have met awesome people through this forum, some of which are now friends, I have met people who interviewed with me 3 years ago who are my friends to this day ( they didn't get an interview this year despite getting one two years in a row) and they are the most amazing and deserving people I know and some of the most genuine. For now I have ordered a bucket of fried chicken coupled with binging on friends. Stay strong to all those rejected, feel free to PM me and I will send you some adorable animal pics and words of encouragement just as others have done for me that are bound to make you smile and brighten up your day. Congratz to all that got accepted and on your perseverance for a lot of you. And those that got rejected you have come such a long long way already, do know that and how incredible you are <3
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    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from targaryen in M.D., C.M. Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted - Fall 2019 Admission   
    Wow Seeing all the years you applied and never gave up hope, thank you for sharing your stats and your post. You give all of us hope and Congratz!!!!!! 
    I got Refused this year, third interview at McGill so this one definitely stings, 
    pre-reqGPA: 3.21
    MCAT: not submitted 
    MMI: well felt better then 2018, and better then 2017 but time will tell  once we get stats in July 
    Year.  5 year concurrent two bachelor degree -2015 + M.Sc -2018 + working for two years 
    If it helps anyone here were my stats for the last two years - 
    Fall 2018 Result applications
    Your MMI performance ranked: 105 out of 298 
    On the science prerequisites, you ranked: 260 out of 298
    Your final rank: 157 out of 298
    Fall 2017 Result 
    Your MMI performance ranked: 143 out of 290
    On the science prerequisites, you ranked: 245 out of 290
    Your final rank: 189 out of 290
    To all those experiencing rejection for the first time, or if its the second rejection or third after being waitlisted last year I would like to extend words of comfort and to know that you are not alone in this with every year you will only grow as a person, you will become more resilient, you will become even more prepared to undertake the career of a physician, in the words of Martin Luther King after the last no will come a yes, maybe not next year or the one after that but if you keep at it and improve your application little by little you will get there or maybe life has other amazing things in store for you that are coming. For now it is ok to take time to process, to be sad, to feel frustrated. Once rankings come out you will know if its your MMI or prerequisites, ( I know I will have to re-do mine if I want to re-apply again and have a shot and now that they are  officially expired I should be allowed to take them and will have to figure out how to balance work paying for student loans and juggling classes by night perhaps that I still need to reflect on and decide)  I have met awesome people through this forum, some of which are now friends, I have met people who interviewed with me 3 years ago who are my friends to this day ( they didn't get an interview this year despite getting one two years in a row) and they are the most amazing and deserving people I know and some of the most genuine. For now I have ordered a bucket of fried chicken coupled with binging on friends. Stay strong to all those rejected, feel free to PM me and I will send you some adorable animal pics and words of encouragement just as others have done for me that are bound to make you smile and brighten up your day. Congratz to all that got accepted and on your perseverance for a lot of you. And those that got rejected you have come such a long long way already, do know that and how incredible you are <3
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    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from studentt8 in M.D., C.M. Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted - Fall 2019 Admission   
    Wow Seeing all the years you applied and never gave up hope, thank you for sharing your stats and your post. You give all of us hope and Congratz!!!!!! 
    I got Refused this year, third interview at McGill so this one definitely stings, 
    pre-reqGPA: 3.21
    MCAT: not submitted 
    MMI: well felt better then 2018, and better then 2017 but time will tell  once we get stats in July 
    Year.  5 year concurrent two bachelor degree -2015 + M.Sc -2018 + working for two years 
    If it helps anyone here were my stats for the last two years - 
    Fall 2018 Result applications
    Your MMI performance ranked: 105 out of 298 
    On the science prerequisites, you ranked: 260 out of 298
    Your final rank: 157 out of 298
    Fall 2017 Result 
    Your MMI performance ranked: 143 out of 290
    On the science prerequisites, you ranked: 245 out of 290
    Your final rank: 189 out of 290
    To all those experiencing rejection for the first time, or if its the second rejection or third after being waitlisted last year I would like to extend words of comfort and to know that you are not alone in this with every year you will only grow as a person, you will become more resilient, you will become even more prepared to undertake the career of a physician, in the words of Martin Luther King after the last no will come a yes, maybe not next year or the one after that but if you keep at it and improve your application little by little you will get there or maybe life has other amazing things in store for you that are coming. For now it is ok to take time to process, to be sad, to feel frustrated. Once rankings come out you will know if its your MMI or prerequisites, ( I know I will have to re-do mine if I want to re-apply again and have a shot and now that they are  officially expired I should be allowed to take them and will have to figure out how to balance work paying for student loans and juggling classes by night perhaps that I still need to reflect on and decide)  I have met awesome people through this forum, some of which are now friends, I have met people who interviewed with me 3 years ago who are my friends to this day ( they didn't get an interview this year despite getting one two years in a row) and they are the most amazing and deserving people I know and some of the most genuine. For now I have ordered a bucket of fried chicken coupled with binging on friends. Stay strong to all those rejected, feel free to PM me and I will send you some adorable animal pics and words of encouragement just as others have done for me that are bound to make you smile and brighten up your day. Congratz to all that got accepted and on your perseverance for a lot of you. And those that got rejected you have come such a long long way already, do know that and how incredible you are <3
  16. Like
    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from Quasar in M.D., C.M. Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted - Fall 2019 Admission   
    Wow Seeing all the years you applied and never gave up hope, thank you for sharing your stats and your post. You give all of us hope and Congratz!!!!!! 
    I got Refused this year, third interview at McGill so this one definitely stings, 
    pre-reqGPA: 3.21
    MCAT: not submitted 
    MMI: well felt better then 2018, and better then 2017 but time will tell  once we get stats in July 
    Year.  5 year concurrent two bachelor degree -2015 + M.Sc -2018 + working for two years 
    If it helps anyone here were my stats for the last two years - 
    Fall 2018 Result applications
    Your MMI performance ranked: 105 out of 298 
    On the science prerequisites, you ranked: 260 out of 298
    Your final rank: 157 out of 298
    Fall 2017 Result 
    Your MMI performance ranked: 143 out of 290
    On the science prerequisites, you ranked: 245 out of 290
    Your final rank: 189 out of 290
    To all those experiencing rejection for the first time, or if its the second rejection or third after being waitlisted last year I would like to extend words of comfort and to know that you are not alone in this with every year you will only grow as a person, you will become more resilient, you will become even more prepared to undertake the career of a physician, in the words of Martin Luther King after the last no will come a yes, maybe not next year or the one after that but if you keep at it and improve your application little by little you will get there or maybe life has other amazing things in store for you that are coming. For now it is ok to take time to process, to be sad, to feel frustrated. Once rankings come out you will know if its your MMI or prerequisites, ( I know I will have to re-do mine if I want to re-apply again and have a shot and now that they are  officially expired I should be allowed to take them and will have to figure out how to balance work paying for student loans and juggling classes by night perhaps that I still need to reflect on and decide)  I have met awesome people through this forum, some of which are now friends, I have met people who interviewed with me 3 years ago who are my friends to this day ( they didn't get an interview this year despite getting one two years in a row) and they are the most amazing and deserving people I know and some of the most genuine. For now I have ordered a bucket of fried chicken coupled with binging on friends. Stay strong to all those rejected, feel free to PM me and I will send you some adorable animal pics and words of encouragement just as others have done for me that are bound to make you smile and brighten up your day. Congratz to all that got accepted and on your perseverance for a lot of you. And those that got rejected you have come such a long long way already, do know that and how incredible you are <3
  17. Like
    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from striders02 in M.D., C.M. Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted - Fall 2019 Admission   
    Wow Seeing all the years you applied and never gave up hope, thank you for sharing your stats and your post. You give all of us hope and Congratz!!!!!! 
    I got Refused this year, third interview at McGill so this one definitely stings, 
    pre-reqGPA: 3.21
    MCAT: not submitted 
    MMI: well felt better then 2018, and better then 2017 but time will tell  once we get stats in July 
    Year.  5 year concurrent two bachelor degree -2015 + M.Sc -2018 + working for two years 
    If it helps anyone here were my stats for the last two years - 
    Fall 2018 Result applications
    Your MMI performance ranked: 105 out of 298 
    On the science prerequisites, you ranked: 260 out of 298
    Your final rank: 157 out of 298
    Fall 2017 Result 
    Your MMI performance ranked: 143 out of 290
    On the science prerequisites, you ranked: 245 out of 290
    Your final rank: 189 out of 290
    To all those experiencing rejection for the first time, or if its the second rejection or third after being waitlisted last year I would like to extend words of comfort and to know that you are not alone in this with every year you will only grow as a person, you will become more resilient, you will become even more prepared to undertake the career of a physician, in the words of Martin Luther King after the last no will come a yes, maybe not next year or the one after that but if you keep at it and improve your application little by little you will get there or maybe life has other amazing things in store for you that are coming. For now it is ok to take time to process, to be sad, to feel frustrated. Once rankings come out you will know if its your MMI or prerequisites, ( I know I will have to re-do mine if I want to re-apply again and have a shot and now that they are  officially expired I should be allowed to take them and will have to figure out how to balance work paying for student loans and juggling classes by night perhaps that I still need to reflect on and decide)  I have met awesome people through this forum, some of which are now friends, I have met people who interviewed with me 3 years ago who are my friends to this day ( they didn't get an interview this year despite getting one two years in a row) and they are the most amazing and deserving people I know and some of the most genuine. For now I have ordered a bucket of fried chicken coupled with binging on friends. Stay strong to all those rejected, feel free to PM me and I will send you some adorable animal pics and words of encouragement just as others have done for me that are bound to make you smile and brighten up your day. Congratz to all that got accepted and on your perseverance for a lot of you. And those that got rejected you have come such a long long way already, do know that and how incredible you are <3
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    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from MEDusa in M.D., C.M. Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted - Fall 2019 Admission   
    Wow Seeing all the years you applied and never gave up hope, thank you for sharing your stats and your post. You give all of us hope and Congratz!!!!!! 
    I got Refused this year, third interview at McGill so this one definitely stings, 
    pre-reqGPA: 3.21
    MCAT: not submitted 
    MMI: well felt better then 2018, and better then 2017 but time will tell  once we get stats in July 
    Year.  5 year concurrent two bachelor degree -2015 + M.Sc -2018 + working for two years 
    If it helps anyone here were my stats for the last two years - 
    Fall 2018 Result applications
    Your MMI performance ranked: 105 out of 298 
    On the science prerequisites, you ranked: 260 out of 298
    Your final rank: 157 out of 298
    Fall 2017 Result 
    Your MMI performance ranked: 143 out of 290
    On the science prerequisites, you ranked: 245 out of 290
    Your final rank: 189 out of 290
    To all those experiencing rejection for the first time, or if its the second rejection or third after being waitlisted last year I would like to extend words of comfort and to know that you are not alone in this with every year you will only grow as a person, you will become more resilient, you will become even more prepared to undertake the career of a physician, in the words of Martin Luther King after the last no will come a yes, maybe not next year or the one after that but if you keep at it and improve your application little by little you will get there or maybe life has other amazing things in store for you that are coming. For now it is ok to take time to process, to be sad, to feel frustrated. Once rankings come out you will know if its your MMI or prerequisites, ( I know I will have to re-do mine if I want to re-apply again and have a shot and now that they are  officially expired I should be allowed to take them and will have to figure out how to balance work paying for student loans and juggling classes by night perhaps that I still need to reflect on and decide)  I have met awesome people through this forum, some of which are now friends, I have met people who interviewed with me 3 years ago who are my friends to this day ( they didn't get an interview this year despite getting one two years in a row) and they are the most amazing and deserving people I know and some of the most genuine. For now I have ordered a bucket of fried chicken coupled with binging on friends. Stay strong to all those rejected, feel free to PM me and I will send you some adorable animal pics and words of encouragement just as others have done for me that are bound to make you smile and brighten up your day. Congratz to all that got accepted and on your perseverance for a lot of you. And those that got rejected you have come such a long long way already, do know that and how incredible you are <3
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    Cardiolove01 reacted to 20206111 in M.D., C.M. Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted - Fall 2019 Admission   
    I CANT BREATHE. I CANT BREATHE. 
    ACCEPTED. 
    5th time applying, 2nd time interviewing , IP
    Guys never fucking give up. I have two undergrads, I'm doing my masters, I redid 4 of my cegep classes (yes i was 25 and hustling it in cegep). 3,8 science GPA.
    IM OFF RUNNING SOMEWHERE SCREAMING THAT IM HAPPY. PM me for anything. 
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    Cardiolove01 reacted to dreamteam22 in Med-P Applicants R Score and Invites /Regrets 2019   
    I think what Bambi is trying to say (and correct me if I'm wrong), is that this a long arduous process for some. I have applied 6 times to medicine at McGill and have received 3 interviews (including this cycle). After each rejection (pre MMI or post MMI), I have constantly tried to improve my application each cycle (whether that's completing more undergrads/education, retaking classes such as basic sciences, improving and reflecting on myself). It's okay to feel sad and discouraged, but don't let this feeling make you feel like you cannot become a physician. It's much easier said than done but I encourage you to take some time to go through your emotions, get back up and continue persevering if this is what you truly believe you want to do. Should you need to complete an undergraduate degree (if the French schools don't work out this cycle), then I encourage you to reflect a lot and do things you love and are passionate about. From experience, McGill seems to appreciate and invite students with a holistic applications /well-rounded.  Although my grades weren't super competitive, my Casper and CV have significantly helped me get to interview stage in recent years.  I wish you all the best of luck in your French interviews! 
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    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from dreamteam22 in McGill M.D.,C.M. Interview Invites / Regrets 2019   
    I have a 3.21/4 which is an 80 and I placed 260/290 for prerequisite score ( rankings gotten after interview) and it lowered me 53 points, my ranking after the interview was 103 and went down to 156 due to prerequisites so I would say aim for above so a 3.6/4 or above 90 for prerequisites, because the prerequisites significantly bring down your overall score after the interview, so it means if you have 80 or below 80 you have to be in the top 30 of all 240-300 people that even if the prerequisites lower you by 50 ish points you make the 79 accepted cutt off. Your EC might help you out in this case however I do not know how mcgill takes it into account. 
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    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from Dodo in Pre-requisite science GPA, post interview- IP   
    I agree with this too,
    Just from personal experience last year I ranked 103/296 or whatever it was, however because of my prerequisites which are on the dot 3.2/4 this placed me on my prerequisite scale as 260/296 - I did not intend to pursue  medicine when I was in cegep then, and worked every weekend ( 15-20 hours a weekend) which def affected my studying time and wasn't too too serious about my marks back in the day either but now it definitely has an impact- it brought be down almost 53 points I ended up with a ranking of 156/300. Had it not been for my prerequisites I probably would have had a much better chance/ at least might have placed on waiting list perhaps who knows, but all to say that pre-requisites do really matter. Re-taking them is  quite a nuissance - as you have to take night classes 5-10 pm ( two classes a semester max 3 but usual is 2) as continuing education at Cegep you can't register as a day devision which means about 1.5 years to re-do them all. I would have done it but I work 8 - 7 PM most days so I unfortunately can't do this otherwise I would have. I am hoping this year I did enough on my interview to land a spot but those pre-requisites are going to haunt my application. My next step if I don't get in would be to write the MCAT ( as it would be weighted 50 percent) and 50 percent on prerequisites, if re-doing them is not an option this is an alternative to boost it for those whose prerequisites are low and where re-doing the courses is not an option 
     
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    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from Butterfly_ in Post-Refusal   
    You are not alone! at this level everybody who interviews is pretty fantastic, with amazing GPA's ECA's work experience, so don't be too hard on yourself, you have what it takes, now it just perfecting the interview, I interviewed last year, and got rejected and ranked about 140/300, however last year I didn't really prepare a lot, I researched the interview format, read a few books, but I was out of the country doing a research exchange, I have a lower gpa too 3.66 ( but as its a professional degree and I also have a master's I was evaluated at 3.84 but my prerequisites are low - like 3.2/4 so they lowered me about 50 points last year because you get sent your rankings based on your prerequisites, and your MMI score, and then your final position) I was lucky enough to receive an interview this year - if you got an interview this year high chance of getting one next year - and I trained 3-4 times a week for like 1-2 hours, also met with residents, people who got in, read lots of forums, practiced with friends, so receiving a rejection this year is hard. I have friends who are interviewing their third time this year who did not make it in, and friends who are interviewing for second time also did not make it in, whose gpa are higher then mine and whose prerequisites are higher too. I think the best thing to do is also meet with someone whose gone through the rejection proces before last year It really helped me a lot! I was able to gain motivation to re-apply and I got lots of encouragement this year from all of them which really helped. You can just continue improving, I know with every year you will only get better as an applicant, I would be happy to meet you as well for moral support as I know how hard the process is emotionally, I think this year I'm coping with it better, I made Plan B's and have two jobs lined up already that I was going to take if this did not work out and wait to see what your ranking is , a lot of it is also luck too, and McGill looks for diversity so people from different backgrounds ( social workers, phsycologists, engineers etc) so don't give up! you are an amazing person, you will make it in one day, it takes sometimes 3-4 attempts, and If your in montreal I am happy to meet up with you just PM me  
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    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from medium fundamental in Post-Refusal   
    They will send it to you in May if I recall correctly, last year they sent us 3 emails, the first two were someone elses ranking cause they made mistakes of sending us other peoples ranking twice  and the third email was ours you get something that looks like this - and it gives you a rough idea of how you did, but you won't get more detail then that 
     
    Pre interview On the academic portion of your application, you ranked  On the non-academic (CVPN) portion, you ranked  Your overall rank was    Post interview: Ranking: ·         On the science prerequisites, you ranked:  ·         Your MMI performance ranked:  ·         Your final rank:           
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    Cardiolove01 got a reaction from medium fundamental in Post-Refusal   
    You are not alone! at this level everybody who interviews is pretty fantastic, with amazing GPA's ECA's work experience, so don't be too hard on yourself, you have what it takes, now it just perfecting the interview, I interviewed last year, and got rejected and ranked about 140/300, however last year I didn't really prepare a lot, I researched the interview format, read a few books, but I was out of the country doing a research exchange, I have a lower gpa too 3.66 ( but as its a professional degree and I also have a master's I was evaluated at 3.84 but my prerequisites are low - like 3.2/4 so they lowered me about 50 points last year because you get sent your rankings based on your prerequisites, and your MMI score, and then your final position) I was lucky enough to receive an interview this year - if you got an interview this year high chance of getting one next year - and I trained 3-4 times a week for like 1-2 hours, also met with residents, people who got in, read lots of forums, practiced with friends, so receiving a rejection this year is hard. I have friends who are interviewing their third time this year who did not make it in, and friends who are interviewing for second time also did not make it in, whose gpa are higher then mine and whose prerequisites are higher too. I think the best thing to do is also meet with someone whose gone through the rejection proces before last year It really helped me a lot! I was able to gain motivation to re-apply and I got lots of encouragement this year from all of them which really helped. You can just continue improving, I know with every year you will only get better as an applicant, I would be happy to meet you as well for moral support as I know how hard the process is emotionally, I think this year I'm coping with it better, I made Plan B's and have two jobs lined up already that I was going to take if this did not work out and wait to see what your ranking is , a lot of it is also luck too, and McGill looks for diversity so people from different backgrounds ( social workers, phsycologists, engineers etc) so don't give up! you are an amazing person, you will make it in one day, it takes sometimes 3-4 attempts, and If your in montreal I am happy to meet up with you just PM me  
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