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  1. I agree. Plus why the top 100? What about 101? What if 101 doesn’t get in and 552 does? Why the 70%? Why not the top 120 at lets say 65%? How did they decide where to put that cut off? Also what isn’t fair is to those who have applied 3,4,5,6 times. How is it fair if someone on their 4th application gets shafted by the lottery but someone applying for the first time gets in? If they insisted on doing a lottery the least they can do is consider some variables to add some weight to some candidates. Plus what’s the point of the article they published on casper and it’s validity if they aren’t goi
  2. I can literally think of 10 ways they could’ve approached it that would’ve been more logical
  3. They could’ve done MANY things but their “intensive data analysis” and their “education scientists” decided on a lottery. Absolutely mind blowing.
  4. I think by March next year it should be resolved. The thing that I’m thinking about is the interview spots. Some people might be offered the guaranteed interview next year. Will the cap still be at about 552 interviews or will they just interview more people?
  5. I don’t have the button and iv been convinced by it from the beginning. Everything we have seen so far points to it being valid. This person may not have performed that well on casper and still gotten ottawa due to the 4.0 and great ECs. Plus as it was said earlier, we don’t exactly know how ottawa use casper
  6. Casper is only worth 33% when considering the top 100 as it is the pre interview formula. Plus people with very high cars and gpa don’t have to have stellar casper scores and still be in the top 100. The Mmi is worth 70% of the selection process. Yes the correlation is not that strong but they found it to be more correlated compared to the other standard measures, however since they used the pre interview formula casper is worth the same as the other measures, which doesn’t follow their published study.
  7. Plus they have an article published stating how casper has positive correlation with mmi performance
  8. I don’t have the button and I’m sure button means offer edit: especially after Mac announced the lottery system, makes sense how some people got accepted and some didn’t stats wise.
  9. McMaster would have been the ones to do the lottery not OMSAS as they have to also do the lottery for the waitlist.
  10. After all of this the button definitely means an offer, the 100 random offers given out explain the difference in stats and the lack of a clear pattern. In total atleast 203 people will have the button (maybe more if they oversend) and these 203 people are made up of the top 100, and the 100 drawn by lottery.
  11. Petty loser? Are u kidding me? The process is already broken to begin with, now a LOTTERY is being used to select our future physicians?? Nahh
  12. The selecting people with no offers doesn’t have to be the only strict selection method. It could be considered along with their selection formula. But yes it does seem very unlikely overall.
  13. I agree with what your saying, but the people who received an interview are still highly qualified (550/4-5k applicants). And Mac tends to accept 60% of those 550 historically, would it make a big difference if they also accepted some of the other 40% in light of current circumstances?
  14. I agree with that, but this year everything is different, they don’t know who is the best as there is no interview which is normally worth 70%. Would the other metrics like gpa cars and casper be able to tell them who the best applicants are?
  15. Would it really be that much work though? We are all identifiable through our 6 digit ouac number. An email being sent with all of our numbers to the other schools, who then cross match the numbers to people they are offering admission shouldn’t be that difficult.
  16. I also doubt they used other aspects of the application for those reasons
  17. Like someone has said before, would the first 250 people on the list differ that greatly compared to the next 250 people? Mac historically accepts 60% of interviewees which is a high number. Would it be that significant if they accepted the others?
  18. Yes I agree and that’s why what I said is just speculation. Your points argue my points well.
  19. The waitlist itself is a lot of work for the admissions team as well. Plus even if you do the waitlist, there would still be more people who do not receive an offer at all compared to doing it this way where most people should be receiving an offer. This would also allow next years applicants to have a fair shot at the 550 interview spots compared to less spots being used up by this years applicants. This is all just speculation on my part.
  20. Based off seeing people post their stats and trying to decipher a formula for selection, nothing seems to be adding up. I can’t see any pattern of gpa casper or cars that is leading to a button/vs no button, and I actually do believe the button thing is true.
  21. I was just reading through all the posts and started to wonder, do you think McMaster could have reached out to all the other schools in Canada to see if any of the applicants that they have will be receiving an offer of admission from another school? This could make them accept those applicants who may not have received another offer (which explains the button showing up for a lot of people who only have Mac). I’m just wondering about this because stats wise, I can’t quite see a pattern with how they are selecting because some people have posted very high stats with presumably decent casper s
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