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  1. I had an identical score of 3.92/129.5/5 as well. My EC score last year (interview) was 8 and I added much more to my app this year( 3 publications, 30k in scholarships and more hours) but it still dropped. Two years ago I got an interview with a lower gpa and EC score of 4 so I’m assuming I may have possibly failed the Casper test this year or the competition this cycle was much higher!
  2. time Stamp: Result: regretsGPA: 3.92MCAT: 518Current/Past Degree: current PhDGeography (IP/OOP): IPExtracurricular Activities score /16 (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): last year got 8/17 which was slightly above average vs acceptedCASPer: Really upset since I have interviewed the last two years, but good luck to everyone else
  3. Previous two years have been Wednesdays so that might be the day they’re aiming for
  4. I used a family member to verify an activity or two in both years I have applied. They did not contact me and I scored 8/17 on my EC section last application cycle (and interviewed both applications). I’m not sure how they look at these activities for scoring your ECs but it definitely didn’t hold me back from interviewing or receiving an above average score.
  5. I can’t recall if it is stated somewhere but I think when you are filling out an application and enter your MCAT it does show you that your score is the average of all sections, ie my score is always shown as 129.5 instead of 518 when I have received my feedback letters. And I can’t say 100% since they don’t specify their criteria for selection but I’m very confident that this is the only score that matters since they average all scores and don’t stress specific section scores (aside from the minimum cut offs), but if someone knows something I don’t feel free to correct me!
  6. I’m considering moving my TAing experience from leadership to employment since all of my other activity sections are full in order to put a new entry in my leadership section (I recently started a group that works with teams and schools to educate players and coach on concussions, and I am working to possibly turn it into a non profit). My question is whether It would hurt my application to move a strong leadership entry that I have more time in into another section, or if it would be a net gain since I get an extra activity and I believe this additional activity is strong as well (but it’s ra
  7. Thanks for the info, valid points I didn’t realize the process varied so much at different universities. Also to clarify I did make it to the national nomination ie I am in the final 10 quotes not just nominated by my department to apply (idk if that makes a difference), I was considering adding it and discussing how I am the first person in my lab to make it to the national level and the first from my department to make it to the national level for a CIHR nomination if I have space but as you mentioned it may be tough to judge so I will see if I have anything stronger to put. Thanks for your
  8. I just found out I was one of 10 people at my institutions nominated to apply for the Vanier graduate scholarship, would it be appropriate to put this on my application due to the difficulty of getting nominated or is it inappropriate to put an award for something I haven’t received regardless of how competitive it is? (Normally I wouldn’t put a nomination but others have told me it is something that you can put on your CV given the competitiveness of the scholarship so I wanted second opinions).
  9. I was rejected from u of a post interview for the second time around With a 3.92 gpa, 518 MCAT and 8/17 EC score (max was 12, avg for interview invite was 6). unfortunately u of a only tells you if you pass or fail your interview and doesn’t provide any feedback But given that my other stats are decently competitive I’m assuming it’s my interview score holding me back (for reference I’ve passed the interview last year and this year so I’m not doing the worst I could be doing which gives me hope). so I’ve spent a couple hours looking through the forums to try and gather advice and resources for
  10. Hi, I am currently doing my PhD and really would like to finish the degree as it is relevant to both my interests and my ideal future career if I was to get accepted to medical school so I am wondering if there are any med schools aside from u of a which allow you to defer admission to finish a PhD or allow transfer into the MD/PhD program if you are doing your PhD already at another institution? ( I’m also really conflicted as I don’t want to apply broadly and screw over my supervisor By leaving early I think that is unfair but I want to keep my chances of admission as high as possible)
  11. I’m pretty sure it’s some sort of pass/fail where if you fail they remove your application but if you pass it’s still grade in some way. It says in the FAQ that it’s graded like an OSCE so if you do poorly on X amount of the interview you fail or something along those lines?
  12. Looking back at the feedback given to those that didn’t receive and interview the average PA score was 6/17 for IP and 7/17 OOP (max 12 for both) so I’m assuming interviews are more than just pass/fail. regardless, congrats to those accepted
  13. Result: regrets Geography: IP GPA: 3.92 MCAT: 518 Degree: BSc (honours), currently doing PhD E.C: 8/17 (4/17 last year but pretty similar just added some publications and scholarships aside from more hours to my volunteering) Interview: passed (passed last year too) Thoughts: just really sad at this point. Not sure what to do to improve aside from the interview and really didn’t want to have to go through this a third time
  14. Yeah I’m not sure how they calculate things but I’m guessing interviews are more than just pass fail but tough to say. My gpa is 3.92, mcat is 518 , activities was 8/17 (And I believe the average in previous years has been around 7-10 for accepted?) and I passed the interview. Last year my activities was 4/17 so I thought that was what was holding me back but I guess I have to work on interviewing!
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