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    Heme got a reaction from Fromthecountry in Calgary invites/regrets/waitlist 2020   
    For all of my non-trad friends out there, I want to be as open and honest about my journey as possible. So, here it goes:
    Result: Accepted
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.98 (I used the 10-year exclusion rule. This means that anything older than 10 years is removed from your GPA calculation, as long as you have completed two full-time undergraduate years within the past 10 years. I guessing that my overall GPA would have been closer to 3.3).
    MCAT: 510 (128 cars). I wrote the MCAT in 2018, 15 years after completing my undergraduate degree in science. (Yes, I am that old). Needless to say, I required a significant amount of review. 
    Degree :  BSc. Animal Science (2003), MSc. Animal Science (2008), BEd. (2015)
    EC: In my Top 10, I focused on reflecting upon experiences that have significantly influenced how I operate on a daily basis. I wrote a number of them related to teaching and opportunities I have had as a teacher, a couple related to working with marginalized populations, long-term accomplishments (working with animals), and other work-related experiences. I tried to emphasize not what I did, but what I thought about an experience and how it would shape my actions moving forward.
    Interview: I was a member of Cohort 2. I definitely felt more prepared this year, having spent a considerable amount of time reflecting on last year's interview and practicing with some amazing fellow applicants. I thought that the virtual interview went well. That being said, I still questioned every single word I uttered while waiting for decisions. 
    Hope this is helpful.
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    Heme reacted to zxcccxz in Rewrite MCAT??   
    Your CARS score is not great but also not horrible. I would advise that if you can, work on improving other parts of your application (ex: GPA if you're still in school). GPA and ECs make up a much greater portion of your pre-MMI score, and will likely make the difference between getting an interview or not (as 126 CARS is only a little below average, and won't be what prevents you from being competitive). Also, CARS is one of those fickle things where, unlike the other sections, more effort or rewriting doesn't always translate to a better score. 
    Ultimately, rewriting isn't the worst idea ever, but I think the three-months spent studying full-time for the MCAT could probably be applied elsewhere in your application to a much greater benefit.
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    Heme reacted to Air2222 in For those who got accepted - when will we hear more?   
    Heck of a way to get to know your classmates! 
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    Heme reacted to MDme in 2020 waitlist support thread   
    Received an offer at 4:18pm. IP applicant.
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    Heme reacted to Lemming in 2020 waitlist support thread   
    ACCEPTED !
     
    Demographic: OOP
    UCAN GPA: 3.88
    MCAT CARS: 128
    Email rec'vd at 4:30 pm (adjusted to Calgary time)
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    Heme got a reaction from UnconventionalMed in Calgary invites/regrets/waitlist 2020   
    For all of my non-trad friends out there, I want to be as open and honest about my journey as possible. So, here it goes:
    Result: Accepted
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.98 (I used the 10-year exclusion rule. This means that anything older than 10 years is removed from your GPA calculation, as long as you have completed two full-time undergraduate years within the past 10 years. I guessing that my overall GPA would have been closer to 3.3).
    MCAT: 510 (128 cars). I wrote the MCAT in 2018, 15 years after completing my undergraduate degree in science. (Yes, I am that old). Needless to say, I required a significant amount of review. 
    Degree :  BSc. Animal Science (2003), MSc. Animal Science (2008), BEd. (2015)
    EC: In my Top 10, I focused on reflecting upon experiences that have significantly influenced how I operate on a daily basis. I wrote a number of them related to teaching and opportunities I have had as a teacher, a couple related to working with marginalized populations, long-term accomplishments (working with animals), and other work-related experiences. I tried to emphasize not what I did, but what I thought about an experience and how it would shape my actions moving forward.
    Interview: I was a member of Cohort 2. I definitely felt more prepared this year, having spent a considerable amount of time reflecting on last year's interview and practicing with some amazing fellow applicants. I thought that the virtual interview went well. That being said, I still questioned every single word I uttered while waiting for decisions. 
    Hope this is helpful.
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    Heme got a reaction from hopefully2020 in Calgary invites/regrets/waitlist 2020   
    For all of my non-trad friends out there, I want to be as open and honest about my journey as possible. So, here it goes:
    Result: Accepted
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.98 (I used the 10-year exclusion rule. This means that anything older than 10 years is removed from your GPA calculation, as long as you have completed two full-time undergraduate years within the past 10 years. I guessing that my overall GPA would have been closer to 3.3).
    MCAT: 510 (128 cars). I wrote the MCAT in 2018, 15 years after completing my undergraduate degree in science. (Yes, I am that old). Needless to say, I required a significant amount of review. 
    Degree :  BSc. Animal Science (2003), MSc. Animal Science (2008), BEd. (2015)
    EC: In my Top 10, I focused on reflecting upon experiences that have significantly influenced how I operate on a daily basis. I wrote a number of them related to teaching and opportunities I have had as a teacher, a couple related to working with marginalized populations, long-term accomplishments (working with animals), and other work-related experiences. I tried to emphasize not what I did, but what I thought about an experience and how it would shape my actions moving forward.
    Interview: I was a member of Cohort 2. I definitely felt more prepared this year, having spent a considerable amount of time reflecting on last year's interview and practicing with some amazing fellow applicants. I thought that the virtual interview went well. That being said, I still questioned every single word I uttered while waiting for decisions. 
    Hope this is helpful.
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    Heme got a reaction from carepep in Calgary invites/regrets/waitlist 2020   
    For all of my non-trad friends out there, I want to be as open and honest about my journey as possible. So, here it goes:
    Result: Accepted
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.98 (I used the 10-year exclusion rule. This means that anything older than 10 years is removed from your GPA calculation, as long as you have completed two full-time undergraduate years within the past 10 years. I guessing that my overall GPA would have been closer to 3.3).
    MCAT: 510 (128 cars). I wrote the MCAT in 2018, 15 years after completing my undergraduate degree in science. (Yes, I am that old). Needless to say, I required a significant amount of review. 
    Degree :  BSc. Animal Science (2003), MSc. Animal Science (2008), BEd. (2015)
    EC: In my Top 10, I focused on reflecting upon experiences that have significantly influenced how I operate on a daily basis. I wrote a number of them related to teaching and opportunities I have had as a teacher, a couple related to working with marginalized populations, long-term accomplishments (working with animals), and other work-related experiences. I tried to emphasize not what I did, but what I thought about an experience and how it would shape my actions moving forward.
    Interview: I was a member of Cohort 2. I definitely felt more prepared this year, having spent a considerable amount of time reflecting on last year's interview and practicing with some amazing fellow applicants. I thought that the virtual interview went well. That being said, I still questioned every single word I uttered while waiting for decisions. 
    Hope this is helpful.
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    Heme got a reaction from babakoto in Calgary invites/regrets/waitlist 2020   
    For all of my non-trad friends out there, I want to be as open and honest about my journey as possible. So, here it goes:
    Result: Accepted
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.98 (I used the 10-year exclusion rule. This means that anything older than 10 years is removed from your GPA calculation, as long as you have completed two full-time undergraduate years within the past 10 years. I guessing that my overall GPA would have been closer to 3.3).
    MCAT: 510 (128 cars). I wrote the MCAT in 2018, 15 years after completing my undergraduate degree in science. (Yes, I am that old). Needless to say, I required a significant amount of review. 
    Degree :  BSc. Animal Science (2003), MSc. Animal Science (2008), BEd. (2015)
    EC: In my Top 10, I focused on reflecting upon experiences that have significantly influenced how I operate on a daily basis. I wrote a number of them related to teaching and opportunities I have had as a teacher, a couple related to working with marginalized populations, long-term accomplishments (working with animals), and other work-related experiences. I tried to emphasize not what I did, but what I thought about an experience and how it would shape my actions moving forward.
    Interview: I was a member of Cohort 2. I definitely felt more prepared this year, having spent a considerable amount of time reflecting on last year's interview and practicing with some amazing fellow applicants. I thought that the virtual interview went well. That being said, I still questioned every single word I uttered while waiting for decisions. 
    Hope this is helpful.
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    Heme reacted to hopingformd in 2020 waitlist support thread   
    Wanted to start this thread for all the waitlisters. I really thought I was done waiting, and I think waiting another month might possibly drive me crazy in this isolation haha. Head is up though! Grateful for any opportunity at all 
     
    I'm hoping people can post in this thread when they get offered admission off the waitlist so other people on the waitlist know if there has been any movement. Thanks! I know it won't be til the end of the month likely, but needed something to do rn haha
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    Heme reacted to dooogs in Chatter as we wait.   
    OOP - received an offer as an older applicant as well (25 years old). I am so humbled by this. I did not expect it at all (3.83 GPA and the interview I thought was super repetitive - online). I am taking an in province offer instead though - to be close to friends and family. Although I very much respect Calgary's transparency! 
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    Heme got a reaction from motherofdragons in Chatter as we wait.   
    They must like us oldies! Can’t wait to meet you!
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    Heme reacted to motherofdragons in Chatter as we wait.   
    Cohort 2 accepted, 4:54pm. Its been a long ride as a non-trad, I'll share my story soon.
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    Heme reacted to Neuroresearch in Chatter as we wait.   
    Waitlisted, OOP, cohort 2
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    Heme reacted to babakoto in Chatter as we wait.   
    IP Waitlisted, cohort 2
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    Heme got a reaction from Gumby in Chatter as we wait.   
    Cohort 2 Accepted @ 4:54 pm
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    Heme got a reaction from kwrgvnq in Chatter as we wait.   
    Cohort 2 Accepted @ 4:54 pm
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    Heme got a reaction from babakoto in Chatter as we wait.   
    Cohort 2 Accepted @ 4:54 pm
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    Heme reacted to zxcccxz in Chatter as we wait.   
    ACCEPTED!!
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    Heme reacted to Gumby in Chatter as we wait.   
    Rejection. I'm at a loss for what more I could possibly do to even get a waitlist. Hoping that it's good news for the rest of you.
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    Heme reacted to pokemaster in Chatter as we wait.   
    Alright guys, welcome to the beginning to what could reasonably be considered late afternoon
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    Heme got a reaction from CARsandCoffee in Chatter as we wait.   
    Go! Dr. P, Go!
    *I have removed the screenshot, as the post has been removed from the blog. 
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    Heme got a reaction from Marf1225 in Chatter as we wait.   
    Go! Dr. P, Go!
    *I have removed the screenshot, as the post has been removed from the blog. 
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    Heme got a reaction from ballercat in Chatter as we wait.   
    Go! Dr. P, Go!
    *I have removed the screenshot, as the post has been removed from the blog. 
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    Heme got a reaction from hopingformd in Chatter as we wait.   
    Go! Dr. P, Go!
    *I have removed the screenshot, as the post has been removed from the blog. 
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