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  1. Good luck to everyone tomorrow. I definitely checked at 12 last year randomly and received a nice surprise. Remember to enjoy the day and your summer, you literally only get accepted to med school once! (not entirely true but you know what I mean)
  2. The wgpa for ottawa only looks at the 3 most recent years using the same weightings you just described, no inclusion of any year x4. GPA year 2 x1, year 3 x2, year 4 x3 is how it would be if 4 years have been completed by time of application. (also not a big deal but averaging comes after summing all years, to avg after multiplying each year would result in the same original number without weighting)
  3. western, queens, ottawa, uft, dal, ubc and more? im pretty sure none of these schools will even look at your first year gpa with weightings applied. you're perfectly fine, if anything, your weighted gpa is high
  4. Yes I meant my statement was irrelevant to the thread. And I haven't actually heard of anyone complaining about being paid as a doctor or anyone with the misconception that they would be making millions if they went into engineering or finance, I'm sure if those people you're talking about did a simple google search, they'd find reality. As well, I'm not sure what your point is about being tied to the market or not? A free market is one in which there are no artificial restrictions placed and supply and demand will balance all things out as they should be (Thanos, 2019). If supply and demand i
  5. Irrelevant to the thread but this is comparing apples and oranges. Market is based on supply and demand.
  6. I had a similar cgpa and then pulled off 3.99 in my last 2 yrs, so it can be done. I'd say you should be focusing on the gpa to make sure you can do it, then once you pull off your first yr of good gpa and feel confident in your skills to do it again, you can start thinking about what comes after. Gpa is most important because once you have a solid gpa, its just a matter of time for building everything else, but without the gpa, the ship will never leave the harbor.
  7. i had emailed admissions and they said, yes all the transcript needs to show is that the degree has been conferred via OMSAS.
  8. Apparently, OMSAS responded to someone and said that reference letters are still required for the corresponding schools, its just the process will be simplified for the referees, whatever that means.
  9. Bad waitlist is just their nice way of saying rejected
  10. A nice thought, but if they said the processes are independent, I wonder. We can hope anyways though
  11. I received 2k range as well with similar parental income to you. Interesting stuff
  12. I received the admission bursary email yesterday, like ysera, with similar family income.
  13. yes. i mean i only asked up to 6 years but the same would rule would apply, shoot them a quick email and they will confirm
  14. After completing 3 years, they remove 1 FCE for each year completed. This means if you did well in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year but had 8 bad 0.5 credit courses in first year, they remove all 8 because 4 years have been completed. I had emailed admissions with a hypothetical question for having completed 6 yrs undergrad and they said they'd remove 12 half credit courses in total, meaning you can pick and choose, it doesnt even have to be 2 per specific year.
  15. As someone accepted to Western this cycle, I don't think it'll make much of a difference. I feel like the essays were just intended to verify the applicants they were choosing to interview and change a few of the ones they would with the ones they normally wouldn't. For example, based on my MCAT and GPA, i knew i would be guaranteed an interview at Western in previous years. This yr I just had to write some essays in order to get it.
  16. Result: Accepted (London Campus) Timestamp: May 14 (12am), email at 9:55am 2 yr GPA: 3.99 + conditional = 3.85?, Finished final year with 3.98, 6th yr undergrad MCAT: 127, 129, 129 Interview: It wasn't perfect but it was solid, connected with all members of the panel, made them laugh several times, made them feel empathy on the more sensitive answers, convinced myself that it went worse than I thought it went during the interview, ECs: unique employment (for a med applicant but normal for everyone else), TA, hospital volunteer, No research Geography: IP, Non-SWOMEN
  17. lets wait till the morning emails before we literally quit our day jobs
  18. yes i know of people on the waitlist as well based on student center
  19. only reason i doubt admin error is because its not just one school who's results are out already, its basically all of them
  20. Mine shows on both the school's student center and OMSAS
  21. Yes, I had to double check to make sure it wasn't a mistake, they are on OMSAS as well.
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