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  1. Hello, Honestly it is very difficult to tell with UofC. Your GPA is low for an out of province applicant, which might hold you back a little bit. Your CARS score is competitive though so that's good! When it comes to UofC, a lot of the application comes down to how you actually write it. There is a huge emphasis put on the Top 10, which can make or break an applicant. I am not sure on the types of activities/experiences you intend to include, but I highly highly highly suggest you take a lot of time thinking about experiences that impacted you as a person and then even more time writing,
  2. Hi, I know exactly how you feel. And your story is not as rare and unique as it may seem. I myself am also Muslim woman of colour and the anxiety I feel about fitting in with my classmates is real. But you got into med school. You out competed hundreds of applicants regardless of the hardships that you have gone through. You have achieved what many people can only dream of. The fact that you got into med school despite your circumstances means that you belong here. Everyone who got into med school is unique and different and belongs exactly where they are. You will without a doubt find g
  3. Hi, If i were you, I wouldn't rewrite. Your GPA seems fine and if you write your extracurricular's well you should be fine. At the end of the day, any higher score, though beneficial to a small degree, wouldn't be the difference between you getting in or not. You are in a good place. If you have the means to write and the time, feel free though!
  4. I guess I can get this started. Result: Accepted (emailed at 4:13pm) but will be deferring Geography: IP GPA: 3.9 MCAT: 514 (126/128/131/129) Degree : BSc completed, MSc in progress EC: A lot of different diverse things! Hospital volunteering for 5+ years, undergraduate and masters research, various hobbies (model UN, dance), volunteering and heading a volunteer youth outreach group, various personal adversities Interview: Honestly, i felt really good coming out of the interview (cohort 1). I felt i properly got my points across, engaged a lot with the int
  5. I was accepted. We have to accept by May 25th
  6. Yeah. Mine changed to that a while ago. I cant remember when it changed.
  7. I interviewed yesterday (Feb 29th) and initially i felt pretty good. But the more i have been thinking about the interview the more i have been stressing out and unsure of my answers. You never know with these things, but i just know i am going to be in state of panic until invites/regrets come out in may
  8. Result: Invite wGPA: 3.91MCAT: 128 CARSECs: I included a couple of my volunteer roles that meant the world to me (community volunteer with vulnerable populations, hospital volunteering for 5+ years, a couple clubs that I enjoy) but I mostly focused on writing about specific life experiences I have had and how those have shaped me. I think it made a big difference. Year: MScGeography : IP Very excited since I didn't get an interview last year.
  9. http://mdadmissions.ucalgaryblogs.ca/ this is the link to the admissions blog. Ill copy/paste the post: A quick update for applicants. Most, but not all of the file reviews are done. The interview stations are just being completed now (and they are going to be really good this year). We anticipate making interview offers early in February. Likely around the 11th. We will be interviewing 576 people this year, which is about 72 more than we interviewed last year. Numbers of applicants keep increasing, so we want to make sure we get a chance to interact with as
  10. Last year they came out by the 19th of January. I don't know if it will be the same this year.
  11. I'm IP! But i dont think there would be a difference based on IP vs OOP would there?
  12. Mine changed 2 days ago to "Awaiting a decision regarding interviews"
  13. Hello, If you go to the UofC applicant manual on page 9 it highlights exactly what they consider to be in province students. You are only considered in province for UofC if you stayed in Alberta for study or employment during the summer months between winter and fall semesters. I am not sure about UofA's qualifications though.
  14. Hello, I don't know how much of a help I will be but I can offer you at least some advice from my own experiences. So I took the MCAT in the summer of 2018 and within a span of 4 weeks was able to improve my CARS score from a 124 to a 128 by changing simple things. I realized that because of the time crunch, I found myself skimming rather than reading the passages. I also realized that because passages can be so long at times, that by the time I finished the passage I couldn't remember what I had just read. I changed two fundamental things when I practiced that helped me imp
  15. yeah i assume they have it now. I would contact the Office of the Registrar and ask them about the procedure. I remember reading that once you register in 2nd term classes, you need to send an updated transcript
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