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    this_process_is_death reacted to Bambi in Thoughts on med admissions companies?   
    $20/hr does not sound unreasonable, however, for more than a decade I have been helping applicants on this Forum, as have others, pro bono - and I would not think of charging. I have chased those who have sought to charge our members away to the maximum of my ability as they were taking advantage of the vulnerable. It is unnecessary to pay for good advice.  
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from newguy23 in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted of the waitlist (last week; only posting for stats)
    2YRGPA: 3.86
    cGPA: 3.77
    Year: Graduated undergrad 4 years ago
    MCAT: 518 (130/125/131/132)
    EC: One 2nd author publication, 2 conferences, little bit of research in surgery and patient centered care. Student government throughout undergrad, international athlete, a bunch of miscellaneous cookie-cutter like activities (hospital volunteering, peer tutor, etc. etc.). Worked 2 full-time jobs throughout undergrad.
    Reference Letters: Confident about all 3 referees. I knew all of them for 3+ years and have a very strong relationship
    Interview: MMI felt great! Was getting good body language cues from actors/preceptors so definitely built up confidence from one station to the next. Panel was a completely different story. I thought it was quite difficult and I couldn't even come up with answers to questions I had already rehearsed.
    Geography: OOP
     
    I'm not going to lie, this took a while for me to accept that the acceptance is real. This was my 5th time applying and after getting rejected from UBC (my home province) I thought a new career search was in the horizon. I was not very hopeful of Queen's WL moving. To be accepted is such a humbling (and really overwhelming feeling)!
    To anyone reading this and looking to (re)apply, please don't give up. It's such a grueling process, but it's well worth it once you get that acceptance letter. There's always a way if medicine is the career for you!
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from shortie in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted of the waitlist (last week; only posting for stats)
    2YRGPA: 3.86
    cGPA: 3.77
    Year: Graduated undergrad 4 years ago
    MCAT: 518 (130/125/131/132)
    EC: One 2nd author publication, 2 conferences, little bit of research in surgery and patient centered care. Student government throughout undergrad, international athlete, a bunch of miscellaneous cookie-cutter like activities (hospital volunteering, peer tutor, etc. etc.). Worked 2 full-time jobs throughout undergrad.
    Reference Letters: Confident about all 3 referees. I knew all of them for 3+ years and have a very strong relationship
    Interview: MMI felt great! Was getting good body language cues from actors/preceptors so definitely built up confidence from one station to the next. Panel was a completely different story. I thought it was quite difficult and I couldn't even come up with answers to questions I had already rehearsed.
    Geography: OOP
     
    I'm not going to lie, this took a while for me to accept that the acceptance is real. This was my 5th time applying and after getting rejected from UBC (my home province) I thought a new career search was in the horizon. I was not very hopeful of Queen's WL moving. To be accepted is such a humbling (and really overwhelming feeling)!
    To anyone reading this and looking to (re)apply, please don't give up. It's such a grueling process, but it's well worth it once you get that acceptance letter. There's always a way if medicine is the career for you!
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from Butterfly_ in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted of the waitlist (last week; only posting for stats)
    2YRGPA: 3.86
    cGPA: 3.77
    Year: Graduated undergrad 4 years ago
    MCAT: 518 (130/125/131/132)
    EC: One 2nd author publication, 2 conferences, little bit of research in surgery and patient centered care. Student government throughout undergrad, international athlete, a bunch of miscellaneous cookie-cutter like activities (hospital volunteering, peer tutor, etc. etc.). Worked 2 full-time jobs throughout undergrad.
    Reference Letters: Confident about all 3 referees. I knew all of them for 3+ years and have a very strong relationship
    Interview: MMI felt great! Was getting good body language cues from actors/preceptors so definitely built up confidence from one station to the next. Panel was a completely different story. I thought it was quite difficult and I couldn't even come up with answers to questions I had already rehearsed.
    Geography: OOP
     
    I'm not going to lie, this took a while for me to accept that the acceptance is real. This was my 5th time applying and after getting rejected from UBC (my home province) I thought a new career search was in the horizon. I was not very hopeful of Queen's WL moving. To be accepted is such a humbling (and really overwhelming feeling)!
    To anyone reading this and looking to (re)apply, please don't give up. It's such a grueling process, but it's well worth it once you get that acceptance letter. There's always a way if medicine is the career for you!
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from Heart2HardWork in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted of the waitlist (last week; only posting for stats)
    2YRGPA: 3.86
    cGPA: 3.77
    Year: Graduated undergrad 4 years ago
    MCAT: 518 (130/125/131/132)
    EC: One 2nd author publication, 2 conferences, little bit of research in surgery and patient centered care. Student government throughout undergrad, international athlete, a bunch of miscellaneous cookie-cutter like activities (hospital volunteering, peer tutor, etc. etc.). Worked 2 full-time jobs throughout undergrad.
    Reference Letters: Confident about all 3 referees. I knew all of them for 3+ years and have a very strong relationship
    Interview: MMI felt great! Was getting good body language cues from actors/preceptors so definitely built up confidence from one station to the next. Panel was a completely different story. I thought it was quite difficult and I couldn't even come up with answers to questions I had already rehearsed.
    Geography: OOP
     
    I'm not going to lie, this took a while for me to accept that the acceptance is real. This was my 5th time applying and after getting rejected from UBC (my home province) I thought a new career search was in the horizon. I was not very hopeful of Queen's WL moving. To be accepted is such a humbling (and really overwhelming feeling)!
    To anyone reading this and looking to (re)apply, please don't give up. It's such a grueling process, but it's well worth it once you get that acceptance letter. There's always a way if medicine is the career for you!
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from user82829383831 in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    WOO! BC reunion in Kingston!
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from clever_smart_boy_like_me in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    WOO! BC reunion in Kingston!
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from elephante in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    WOO! BC reunion in Kingston!
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from DNM in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted of the waitlist (last week; only posting for stats)
    2YRGPA: 3.86
    cGPA: 3.77
    Year: Graduated undergrad 4 years ago
    MCAT: 518 (130/125/131/132)
    EC: One 2nd author publication, 2 conferences, little bit of research in surgery and patient centered care. Student government throughout undergrad, international athlete, a bunch of miscellaneous cookie-cutter like activities (hospital volunteering, peer tutor, etc. etc.). Worked 2 full-time jobs throughout undergrad.
    Reference Letters: Confident about all 3 referees. I knew all of them for 3+ years and have a very strong relationship
    Interview: MMI felt great! Was getting good body language cues from actors/preceptors so definitely built up confidence from one station to the next. Panel was a completely different story. I thought it was quite difficult and I couldn't even come up with answers to questions I had already rehearsed.
    Geography: OOP
     
    I'm not going to lie, this took a while for me to accept that the acceptance is real. This was my 5th time applying and after getting rejected from UBC (my home province) I thought a new career search was in the horizon. I was not very hopeful of Queen's WL moving. To be accepted is such a humbling (and really overwhelming feeling)!
    To anyone reading this and looking to (re)apply, please don't give up. It's such a grueling process, but it's well worth it once you get that acceptance letter. There's always a way if medicine is the career for you!
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from bhaggy in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted of the waitlist (last week; only posting for stats)
    2YRGPA: 3.86
    cGPA: 3.77
    Year: Graduated undergrad 4 years ago
    MCAT: 518 (130/125/131/132)
    EC: One 2nd author publication, 2 conferences, little bit of research in surgery and patient centered care. Student government throughout undergrad, international athlete, a bunch of miscellaneous cookie-cutter like activities (hospital volunteering, peer tutor, etc. etc.). Worked 2 full-time jobs throughout undergrad.
    Reference Letters: Confident about all 3 referees. I knew all of them for 3+ years and have a very strong relationship
    Interview: MMI felt great! Was getting good body language cues from actors/preceptors so definitely built up confidence from one station to the next. Panel was a completely different story. I thought it was quite difficult and I couldn't even come up with answers to questions I had already rehearsed.
    Geography: OOP
     
    I'm not going to lie, this took a while for me to accept that the acceptance is real. This was my 5th time applying and after getting rejected from UBC (my home province) I thought a new career search was in the horizon. I was not very hopeful of Queen's WL moving. To be accepted is such a humbling (and really overwhelming feeling)!
    To anyone reading this and looking to (re)apply, please don't give up. It's such a grueling process, but it's well worth it once you get that acceptance letter. There's always a way if medicine is the career for you!
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from elephante in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted of the waitlist (last week; only posting for stats)
    2YRGPA: 3.86
    cGPA: 3.77
    Year: Graduated undergrad 4 years ago
    MCAT: 518 (130/125/131/132)
    EC: One 2nd author publication, 2 conferences, little bit of research in surgery and patient centered care. Student government throughout undergrad, international athlete, a bunch of miscellaneous cookie-cutter like activities (hospital volunteering, peer tutor, etc. etc.). Worked 2 full-time jobs throughout undergrad.
    Reference Letters: Confident about all 3 referees. I knew all of them for 3+ years and have a very strong relationship
    Interview: MMI felt great! Was getting good body language cues from actors/preceptors so definitely built up confidence from one station to the next. Panel was a completely different story. I thought it was quite difficult and I couldn't even come up with answers to questions I had already rehearsed.
    Geography: OOP
     
    I'm not going to lie, this took a while for me to accept that the acceptance is real. This was my 5th time applying and after getting rejected from UBC (my home province) I thought a new career search was in the horizon. I was not very hopeful of Queen's WL moving. To be accepted is such a humbling (and really overwhelming feeling)!
    To anyone reading this and looking to (re)apply, please don't give up. It's such a grueling process, but it's well worth it once you get that acceptance letter. There's always a way if medicine is the career for you!
  12. Haha
    this_process_is_death got a reaction from Neurophiliac in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Pink backpack gang!!!
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    this_process_is_death reacted to sykern in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    if the 2023's get a pink backpack I WILL BE SO MAD. / trade my blue one. :'( 
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from sykern in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted of the waitlist (last week; only posting for stats)
    2YRGPA: 3.86
    cGPA: 3.77
    Year: Graduated undergrad 4 years ago
    MCAT: 518 (130/125/131/132)
    EC: One 2nd author publication, 2 conferences, little bit of research in surgery and patient centered care. Student government throughout undergrad, international athlete, a bunch of miscellaneous cookie-cutter like activities (hospital volunteering, peer tutor, etc. etc.). Worked 2 full-time jobs throughout undergrad.
    Reference Letters: Confident about all 3 referees. I knew all of them for 3+ years and have a very strong relationship
    Interview: MMI felt great! Was getting good body language cues from actors/preceptors so definitely built up confidence from one station to the next. Panel was a completely different story. I thought it was quite difficult and I couldn't even come up with answers to questions I had already rehearsed.
    Geography: OOP
     
    I'm not going to lie, this took a while for me to accept that the acceptance is real. This was my 5th time applying and after getting rejected from UBC (my home province) I thought a new career search was in the horizon. I was not very hopeful of Queen's WL moving. To be accepted is such a humbling (and really overwhelming feeling)!
    To anyone reading this and looking to (re)apply, please don't give up. It's such a grueling process, but it's well worth it once you get that acceptance letter. There's always a way if medicine is the career for you!
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    this_process_is_death reacted to Neurophiliac in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    YESSSS!!!!  HUGE CONGRATS!!  I was literally praying this for you so badly haha .  Great job!!

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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from Neurophiliac in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted of the waitlist (last week; only posting for stats)
    2YRGPA: 3.86
    cGPA: 3.77
    Year: Graduated undergrad 4 years ago
    MCAT: 518 (130/125/131/132)
    EC: One 2nd author publication, 2 conferences, little bit of research in surgery and patient centered care. Student government throughout undergrad, international athlete, a bunch of miscellaneous cookie-cutter like activities (hospital volunteering, peer tutor, etc. etc.). Worked 2 full-time jobs throughout undergrad.
    Reference Letters: Confident about all 3 referees. I knew all of them for 3+ years and have a very strong relationship
    Interview: MMI felt great! Was getting good body language cues from actors/preceptors so definitely built up confidence from one station to the next. Panel was a completely different story. I thought it was quite difficult and I couldn't even come up with answers to questions I had already rehearsed.
    Geography: OOP
     
    I'm not going to lie, this took a while for me to accept that the acceptance is real. This was my 5th time applying and after getting rejected from UBC (my home province) I thought a new career search was in the horizon. I was not very hopeful of Queen's WL moving. To be accepted is such a humbling (and really overwhelming feeling)!
    To anyone reading this and looking to (re)apply, please don't give up. It's such a grueling process, but it's well worth it once you get that acceptance letter. There's always a way if medicine is the career for you!
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from CoffeeOtter in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted of the waitlist (last week; only posting for stats)
    2YRGPA: 3.86
    cGPA: 3.77
    Year: Graduated undergrad 4 years ago
    MCAT: 518 (130/125/131/132)
    EC: One 2nd author publication, 2 conferences, little bit of research in surgery and patient centered care. Student government throughout undergrad, international athlete, a bunch of miscellaneous cookie-cutter like activities (hospital volunteering, peer tutor, etc. etc.). Worked 2 full-time jobs throughout undergrad.
    Reference Letters: Confident about all 3 referees. I knew all of them for 3+ years and have a very strong relationship
    Interview: MMI felt great! Was getting good body language cues from actors/preceptors so definitely built up confidence from one station to the next. Panel was a completely different story. I thought it was quite difficult and I couldn't even come up with answers to questions I had already rehearsed.
    Geography: OOP
     
    I'm not going to lie, this took a while for me to accept that the acceptance is real. This was my 5th time applying and after getting rejected from UBC (my home province) I thought a new career search was in the horizon. I was not very hopeful of Queen's WL moving. To be accepted is such a humbling (and really overwhelming feeling)!
    To anyone reading this and looking to (re)apply, please don't give up. It's such a grueling process, but it's well worth it once you get that acceptance letter. There's always a way if medicine is the career for you!
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from IMislove in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted of the waitlist (last week; only posting for stats)
    2YRGPA: 3.86
    cGPA: 3.77
    Year: Graduated undergrad 4 years ago
    MCAT: 518 (130/125/131/132)
    EC: One 2nd author publication, 2 conferences, little bit of research in surgery and patient centered care. Student government throughout undergrad, international athlete, a bunch of miscellaneous cookie-cutter like activities (hospital volunteering, peer tutor, etc. etc.). Worked 2 full-time jobs throughout undergrad.
    Reference Letters: Confident about all 3 referees. I knew all of them for 3+ years and have a very strong relationship
    Interview: MMI felt great! Was getting good body language cues from actors/preceptors so definitely built up confidence from one station to the next. Panel was a completely different story. I thought it was quite difficult and I couldn't even come up with answers to questions I had already rehearsed.
    Geography: OOP
     
    I'm not going to lie, this took a while for me to accept that the acceptance is real. This was my 5th time applying and after getting rejected from UBC (my home province) I thought a new career search was in the horizon. I was not very hopeful of Queen's WL moving. To be accepted is such a humbling (and really overwhelming feeling)!
    To anyone reading this and looking to (re)apply, please don't give up. It's such a grueling process, but it's well worth it once you get that acceptance letter. There's always a way if medicine is the career for you!
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from pyridoxal-phosphate in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted of the waitlist (last week; only posting for stats)
    2YRGPA: 3.86
    cGPA: 3.77
    Year: Graduated undergrad 4 years ago
    MCAT: 518 (130/125/131/132)
    EC: One 2nd author publication, 2 conferences, little bit of research in surgery and patient centered care. Student government throughout undergrad, international athlete, a bunch of miscellaneous cookie-cutter like activities (hospital volunteering, peer tutor, etc. etc.). Worked 2 full-time jobs throughout undergrad.
    Reference Letters: Confident about all 3 referees. I knew all of them for 3+ years and have a very strong relationship
    Interview: MMI felt great! Was getting good body language cues from actors/preceptors so definitely built up confidence from one station to the next. Panel was a completely different story. I thought it was quite difficult and I couldn't even come up with answers to questions I had already rehearsed.
    Geography: OOP
     
    I'm not going to lie, this took a while for me to accept that the acceptance is real. This was my 5th time applying and after getting rejected from UBC (my home province) I thought a new career search was in the horizon. I was not very hopeful of Queen's WL moving. To be accepted is such a humbling (and really overwhelming feeling)!
    To anyone reading this and looking to (re)apply, please don't give up. It's such a grueling process, but it's well worth it once you get that acceptance letter. There's always a way if medicine is the career for you!
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from ohimark in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    Rejection here.
    IP
    AQ: 31
    NAQ: 42
    MCAT: 518
    Interview: Above average
     
    I don’t know what to do anymore. I’ve literally tried everything and it seems medical school is not for me
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    this_process_is_death reacted to DR-BMFF in Unexpected Below Average Interview   
    Forget all of this.
    The interview process is a complete sham. The people I expected to get in, the ones where you sit down and hear them speak, and you just know they're going to be a great doctor, who explore both sides of the issue, who empathize with everyone involve and you look into their eyes and you can just see compassion...for the most part did not get in. And the ones I would've never ever expected in a million years to get in, the most arrogant people with the most one sided answers were accepted, including someone who got in a big argument with me and literally scared the crap out of me for challenging their position a bit when I practiced with them. This is probably the snappiest person i've ever met to the point of it being a psychological disorder or under the influence but consistently....I have never been more uncomfortable speaking to someone in my entire life and they got in.  Another example was someone who literally said a certain group of people's (don't want to get into details) cultural practice is "savage". Thinking back to all the people I practiced with, some of the worst ones were waitlisted or accepted and although some of the good ones did get in thankfully, the majority did not. I would say out of the hundreds of people I practiced with that this process is a complete toss up and there is no pattern or anything to it at all. It's a lottery.

    The MMI is a broken system. This should be a panel interview and the questions should be based on your experiences and other aspects of your personality directly...not this.
    Do whatever you can do to improve, but don't expect it to mean anything to them.
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from Maggie19 in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    Rejection here.
    IP
    AQ: 31
    NAQ: 42
    MCAT: 518
    Interview: Above average
     
    I don’t know what to do anymore. I’ve literally tried everything and it seems medical school is not for me
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from elephante in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    Rejection here.
    IP
    AQ: 31
    NAQ: 42
    MCAT: 518
    Interview: Above average
     
    I don’t know what to do anymore. I’ve literally tried everything and it seems medical school is not for me
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from DTK87 in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    You got this! I think everyone here wants you to make it!! 
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    this_process_is_death got a reaction from jero123 in D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread   
    You got this! I think everyone here wants you to make it!! 
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