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  1. Hey can someone please clarify the update for the 2020/2021 application cycle? Will the 2019/2020 academic year not qualify for one of the two years in the weighted 2yr GPA?! I took a 5th year this year solely to improve my GPA and if they aren't counting these grades, I wasted a whole year's tuition / living expenses for nothing D: Also, just to add - I completely understand ADCOM's decision - especially given these unprecedented circumstances. I just want clarification for the wGPA.
  2. Hey everyone, So I may be overly optimistic here and assuming I get in this cycle... but how does everyone study in medical school during the semester and preparing for exams? In undergrad, my semester consisted of typing up lecture notes, then going through and adding in textbook material (plus any additional assignments). Come exam time, I'd print and annotate these notes/make sure I understand everything, then make flashcards for pretty much everything in these notes and memorize. While this worked for me in undergrad, it's incredibly time-consuming and I was still finding that I
  3. Hey everyone, Is there a list of potential panel (not MMI) interview questions floating around? i.e. the typical why medicine etc. Thanks!
  4. Has anyone given Queen's a call? I still haven't heard anything and checked my junk/spam folders as well
  5. Yea im also still waiting (which probably isn't a good sign, right?)
  6. Hey everyone, Do interview decisions normally come out the first or second week of December? Just trying to mentally prepare myself..........
  7. Does anyone know where the referee is supposed to describe in what capacity they know the applicant? OMSAS just states that it asks the referee the four questions but nowhere about how they know the applicant.....
  8. It varies depending on the grading scale of your institution! I would suggest converting each course grade (either letter grade or percentage, depending on the institution) using the OMSAS scale and then calculating your cGPA based on that.
  9. Haha ok, slight overreaction on my part but I figure that verifiers are all contacted electronically (without adcoms actually overseeing any of this) so it would automatically be void. Thankfully, I was able to edit the verifier contact information. PHEW.
  10. For one of my entries, I put the email where the phone number is supposed to go and the phone number where the email is supposed to go! What do I do? D:
  11. Where are referees supposed to include how they know/worked with the applicant?
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