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  1. You were not worried about your troubles growing up coming off as a sob story? I'm sure you can relate to the shock your friends have when you let them in on the struggles you've faced and I fear my experience might be taken as hyperbole when it is anything but.
  2. I never thought about that last part. It's reassuring! The challenge I had in mind that would help give perspective to how difficult it is being a low-income, first-gen Canadian was when I had to resolve a customs issue on behalf of my parents as child and that's been the minimum level of responsibility and expectation of me since. I'm not sure what lesson I learnt from this that can correlate to patient care besides just having empathy for difficulty.
  3. Dal asks for challenges and adversities I faced in my community. I can't answer this with any relation to community because I grew up a poor first generation Canadian. We were too busy trying to face our own challenges. Every example I think of to write about is completely unrelated to medicine, even though I do write about how these adversities have led to me "becoming a [insert whatever positive adjective you want] person". I don't want the essay to come off as I was poor and want medicine for money now. Thing is, I'm scared to let anyone read the essay because of how personal thes
  4. I don't want to dox myself so here's an imgur: First year should be a 3.86, but it doesn't round. I have to check if my excel does math right for my grades, but that's what I got. Third year is a 3.95 so it doesn't round up unfortunately. https://imgur.com/gallery/P9YKoPG
  5. My 3.86 for one of my academic years got rounded down to a 3.8 so idk if I'm just unlucky.
  6. It gets rounded down, yours would go from 3.67 to 3.6. I'm entering my GPA now and it sucks to see.
  7. Status: Rejection Time Stamp: 5:28pm Location: IP Stream: English cGPA/wGPA: 3.79/3.89 MCAT: 511 (129/125/129/128) Current year: Graduated 2019, been working since ECs: 3 research lab RA positions, extensive volunteering in community and healthcare, extensive work history (10+ years because low income family) in various fields, extensive athletics, moderate campus and club activity at my school, secondary/tertiary language proficiency, upward trend since high school Essays: I felt they were strong, so did everyone who read them. My GPA got tanked because of one b
  8. Damn that's cutthroat competitive wow... Mr. Duck is a forum user? Thanks for all the input, I really appreciate it!
  9. You're right there is no harm in writing it, I'm just neurotic about being prepared for it, I guess. Could I ask you for a ballpark estimate of the number of hours to prepare for it? I spent 10-12 hours a day preparing for the MCAT over an 8 week period if that helps relate anything. My wGPA to Ottawa would be a 3.85, where would you rank that for UOttawa?
  10. Entering 4th year at U of T. I haven't written the CASPer and am not interested in writing it this cycle unless my chances are poor. My CARS score is too low for Western (130 cutoff is absurd), limiting my choices to U of T and Queen's. OMSAS cGPA: 3.84 UofT wGPA: 3.87 Queen's 2YGPA: 3.86 MCAT: 129/125/129/128 - 511 Academic EC's: - volunteered with 3 different labs doing research with them, have not published anything though - one of the founders for a premed focused club - completed explore program twice - received $30K in scholarships Volunt
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