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    AlteplaseStat got a reaction from winston87 in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Acceptance!!
    Timestamp: Didn't actually get an email, but opened the letter in launchpad around 9:15AM
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.72
    MCAT: 507 (126/125/127/129)
    Degree: BScN
    ECs:
    Filled out all 16 entries (I'll give the cliff notes) 6 years of emergency nursing experience, as well as employment positions prior to nursing 3 years in a leadership position as a volunteer coordinator and office admin, assisting with vulnerable populations in my community through a social service agency.  2 years of volunteering with an advocacy center for children and families experiencing abuse/maltreatment 2 years of being on a drug advisory committee for my community centered around harm reduction and prevention strategies.  Video game marathon once a year (4 years running, raised $7000 for the Stollery thus far)  Included hobbies like snowboarding and art, as well as discussed meaningful patient care situations. Overall, I really tried to focus on what I learned from each experience and how it changed me or my perspective.  Interview: Immediately after I felt fairly good, but as the weeks went on I slowly felt worse and worse about it (I feel like this is very common). I really enjoyed most of the questions, and the whole thing was SO fast! I blinked and it was basically done. Zoom interviewing was also new to me, but the UofA did a really good job conducting the interviews amidst a worldwide pandemic. 
    Thoughts: I am so excited and grateful to have been accepted this year. This was my second time applying, and I am also somewhat of a mature student. I feel as though my experiences really affirmed my passion for pursuing medicine, and I did my best to portray that in my application (which, I don't think I did a good job of the first time around). Still a bit shook by the acceptance and probably reread the letter 100 times already. 
    For those who received an acceptance today, CONGRATS! This is a huge accomplishment and you should all be so proud. I can't wait to meet you in August! 
    For those who did not get in, I am so sorry. I know and have felt that disappointment. This process is long, difficult, and so competitive. There is definitely a lot of luck and good fortune in the process. Remember that you are WORTHY, you are IMPORTANT, and you have worked so hard to make it this far. To even get an interview for medicine is a massive accomplishment. Please give yourself space to feel your feels, and know that how you feel is valid. Take time for self care and connect with your support system. If this is something you choose to continue to pursue, I BELIEVE IN YOU, please believe in yourself <3 YOU GOT THIS. If this was your last cycle applying and are choosing to proceed in a different direction, I admire you wholeheartedly and wish you so much success in your alternate endeavours. Although it doesn't feel like it, medicine is not the "be all end all". If your passion or life path is leading you elsewhere, I wish you the most success.
    Sorry for the long ramble, but I just feel like this whole process is... difficult. It is like an emotional rollercoaster! I have always felt comforted by what I read in forums and from chatting with other students in the same boat, so I wanted to possibly provide that for someone else. 
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    AlteplaseStat got a reaction from PunkRockerForLife in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Acceptance!!
    Timestamp: Didn't actually get an email, but opened the letter in launchpad around 9:15AM
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.72
    MCAT: 507 (126/125/127/129)
    Degree: BScN
    ECs:
    Filled out all 16 entries (I'll give the cliff notes) 6 years of emergency nursing experience, as well as employment positions prior to nursing 3 years in a leadership position as a volunteer coordinator and office admin, assisting with vulnerable populations in my community through a social service agency.  2 years of volunteering with an advocacy center for children and families experiencing abuse/maltreatment 2 years of being on a drug advisory committee for my community centered around harm reduction and prevention strategies.  Video game marathon once a year (4 years running, raised $7000 for the Stollery thus far)  Included hobbies like snowboarding and art, as well as discussed meaningful patient care situations. Overall, I really tried to focus on what I learned from each experience and how it changed me or my perspective.  Interview: Immediately after I felt fairly good, but as the weeks went on I slowly felt worse and worse about it (I feel like this is very common). I really enjoyed most of the questions, and the whole thing was SO fast! I blinked and it was basically done. Zoom interviewing was also new to me, but the UofA did a really good job conducting the interviews amidst a worldwide pandemic. 
    Thoughts: I am so excited and grateful to have been accepted this year. This was my second time applying, and I am also somewhat of a mature student. I feel as though my experiences really affirmed my passion for pursuing medicine, and I did my best to portray that in my application (which, I don't think I did a good job of the first time around). Still a bit shook by the acceptance and probably reread the letter 100 times already. 
    For those who received an acceptance today, CONGRATS! This is a huge accomplishment and you should all be so proud. I can't wait to meet you in August! 
    For those who did not get in, I am so sorry. I know and have felt that disappointment. This process is long, difficult, and so competitive. There is definitely a lot of luck and good fortune in the process. Remember that you are WORTHY, you are IMPORTANT, and you have worked so hard to make it this far. To even get an interview for medicine is a massive accomplishment. Please give yourself space to feel your feels, and know that how you feel is valid. Take time for self care and connect with your support system. If this is something you choose to continue to pursue, I BELIEVE IN YOU, please believe in yourself <3 YOU GOT THIS. If this was your last cycle applying and are choosing to proceed in a different direction, I admire you wholeheartedly and wish you so much success in your alternate endeavours. Although it doesn't feel like it, medicine is not the "be all end all". If your passion or life path is leading you elsewhere, I wish you the most success.
    Sorry for the long ramble, but I just feel like this whole process is... difficult. It is like an emotional rollercoaster! I have always felt comforted by what I read in forums and from chatting with other students in the same boat, so I wanted to possibly provide that for someone else. 
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    AlteplaseStat reacted to PTwhatt in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Reject
    Timestamp: 9:11
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.91
    MCAT: 127.75
    Degree: BSc in Biology
    ECs: 8
    Interview: I thought it went well
    This was my 6th cycle. I am completely and utterly defeated. The previous cycles have left me with glimmers of hope for improvement which has helped me stay resilient. This cycle has ended me and I have no clue what to do moving forward. Medicine is all I want to devote my life to..
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    AlteplaseStat reacted to OnTheJourney in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Reject
    Timestamp: 9:07am
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.43
    MCAT: 125.5
    Degree: BSc in Biology, MSc in Surgery (finishing this spring)
    ECs: 8
     
    I was floored I received an interview to begin with. I know I should have spent more time preparing and really grinding before the interview, I didn't think it went horrible but I could have connected overall much better. The panel was my most disappointing performance, I was a bit rattled with it being the first one. I hope to take these experiences and bring more for it next year. I really hope I'm re-offered an interview again. Still wondering if I should attempt the MCAT all over again but that commitment and time makes me want to cry so I'm not sure I'm really ready to sell my soul yet haha. Good luck and congratulations everyone! For those of us that didn't make it this year, there's always another cycle of chances, and many people in the same boat as you. So don't feel alone, we have all put so much work into this.
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    AlteplaseStat got a reaction from wanderforhelp in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Acceptance!!
    Timestamp: Didn't actually get an email, but opened the letter in launchpad around 9:15AM
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.72
    MCAT: 507 (126/125/127/129)
    Degree: BScN
    ECs:
    Filled out all 16 entries (I'll give the cliff notes) 6 years of emergency nursing experience, as well as employment positions prior to nursing 3 years in a leadership position as a volunteer coordinator and office admin, assisting with vulnerable populations in my community through a social service agency.  2 years of volunteering with an advocacy center for children and families experiencing abuse/maltreatment 2 years of being on a drug advisory committee for my community centered around harm reduction and prevention strategies.  Video game marathon once a year (4 years running, raised $7000 for the Stollery thus far)  Included hobbies like snowboarding and art, as well as discussed meaningful patient care situations. Overall, I really tried to focus on what I learned from each experience and how it changed me or my perspective.  Interview: Immediately after I felt fairly good, but as the weeks went on I slowly felt worse and worse about it (I feel like this is very common). I really enjoyed most of the questions, and the whole thing was SO fast! I blinked and it was basically done. Zoom interviewing was also new to me, but the UofA did a really good job conducting the interviews amidst a worldwide pandemic. 
    Thoughts: I am so excited and grateful to have been accepted this year. This was my second time applying, and I am also somewhat of a mature student. I feel as though my experiences really affirmed my passion for pursuing medicine, and I did my best to portray that in my application (which, I don't think I did a good job of the first time around). Still a bit shook by the acceptance and probably reread the letter 100 times already. 
    For those who received an acceptance today, CONGRATS! This is a huge accomplishment and you should all be so proud. I can't wait to meet you in August! 
    For those who did not get in, I am so sorry. I know and have felt that disappointment. This process is long, difficult, and so competitive. There is definitely a lot of luck and good fortune in the process. Remember that you are WORTHY, you are IMPORTANT, and you have worked so hard to make it this far. To even get an interview for medicine is a massive accomplishment. Please give yourself space to feel your feels, and know that how you feel is valid. Take time for self care and connect with your support system. If this is something you choose to continue to pursue, I BELIEVE IN YOU, please believe in yourself <3 YOU GOT THIS. If this was your last cycle applying and are choosing to proceed in a different direction, I admire you wholeheartedly and wish you so much success in your alternate endeavours. Although it doesn't feel like it, medicine is not the "be all end all". If your passion or life path is leading you elsewhere, I wish you the most success.
    Sorry for the long ramble, but I just feel like this whole process is... difficult. It is like an emotional rollercoaster! I have always felt comforted by what I read in forums and from chatting with other students in the same boat, so I wanted to possibly provide that for someone else. 
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    AlteplaseStat got a reaction from starmay in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Acceptance!!
    Timestamp: Didn't actually get an email, but opened the letter in launchpad around 9:15AM
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.72
    MCAT: 507 (126/125/127/129)
    Degree: BScN
    ECs:
    Filled out all 16 entries (I'll give the cliff notes) 6 years of emergency nursing experience, as well as employment positions prior to nursing 3 years in a leadership position as a volunteer coordinator and office admin, assisting with vulnerable populations in my community through a social service agency.  2 years of volunteering with an advocacy center for children and families experiencing abuse/maltreatment 2 years of being on a drug advisory committee for my community centered around harm reduction and prevention strategies.  Video game marathon once a year (4 years running, raised $7000 for the Stollery thus far)  Included hobbies like snowboarding and art, as well as discussed meaningful patient care situations. Overall, I really tried to focus on what I learned from each experience and how it changed me or my perspective.  Interview: Immediately after I felt fairly good, but as the weeks went on I slowly felt worse and worse about it (I feel like this is very common). I really enjoyed most of the questions, and the whole thing was SO fast! I blinked and it was basically done. Zoom interviewing was also new to me, but the UofA did a really good job conducting the interviews amidst a worldwide pandemic. 
    Thoughts: I am so excited and grateful to have been accepted this year. This was my second time applying, and I am also somewhat of a mature student. I feel as though my experiences really affirmed my passion for pursuing medicine, and I did my best to portray that in my application (which, I don't think I did a good job of the first time around). Still a bit shook by the acceptance and probably reread the letter 100 times already. 
    For those who received an acceptance today, CONGRATS! This is a huge accomplishment and you should all be so proud. I can't wait to meet you in August! 
    For those who did not get in, I am so sorry. I know and have felt that disappointment. This process is long, difficult, and so competitive. There is definitely a lot of luck and good fortune in the process. Remember that you are WORTHY, you are IMPORTANT, and you have worked so hard to make it this far. To even get an interview for medicine is a massive accomplishment. Please give yourself space to feel your feels, and know that how you feel is valid. Take time for self care and connect with your support system. If this is something you choose to continue to pursue, I BELIEVE IN YOU, please believe in yourself <3 YOU GOT THIS. If this was your last cycle applying and are choosing to proceed in a different direction, I admire you wholeheartedly and wish you so much success in your alternate endeavours. Although it doesn't feel like it, medicine is not the "be all end all". If your passion or life path is leading you elsewhere, I wish you the most success.
    Sorry for the long ramble, but I just feel like this whole process is... difficult. It is like an emotional rollercoaster! I have always felt comforted by what I read in forums and from chatting with other students in the same boat, so I wanted to possibly provide that for someone else. 
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    AlteplaseStat got a reaction from garceyues in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Acceptance!!
    Timestamp: Didn't actually get an email, but opened the letter in launchpad around 9:15AM
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.72
    MCAT: 507 (126/125/127/129)
    Degree: BScN
    ECs:
    Filled out all 16 entries (I'll give the cliff notes) 6 years of emergency nursing experience, as well as employment positions prior to nursing 3 years in a leadership position as a volunteer coordinator and office admin, assisting with vulnerable populations in my community through a social service agency.  2 years of volunteering with an advocacy center for children and families experiencing abuse/maltreatment 2 years of being on a drug advisory committee for my community centered around harm reduction and prevention strategies.  Video game marathon once a year (4 years running, raised $7000 for the Stollery thus far)  Included hobbies like snowboarding and art, as well as discussed meaningful patient care situations. Overall, I really tried to focus on what I learned from each experience and how it changed me or my perspective.  Interview: Immediately after I felt fairly good, but as the weeks went on I slowly felt worse and worse about it (I feel like this is very common). I really enjoyed most of the questions, and the whole thing was SO fast! I blinked and it was basically done. Zoom interviewing was also new to me, but the UofA did a really good job conducting the interviews amidst a worldwide pandemic. 
    Thoughts: I am so excited and grateful to have been accepted this year. This was my second time applying, and I am also somewhat of a mature student. I feel as though my experiences really affirmed my passion for pursuing medicine, and I did my best to portray that in my application (which, I don't think I did a good job of the first time around). Still a bit shook by the acceptance and probably reread the letter 100 times already. 
    For those who received an acceptance today, CONGRATS! This is a huge accomplishment and you should all be so proud. I can't wait to meet you in August! 
    For those who did not get in, I am so sorry. I know and have felt that disappointment. This process is long, difficult, and so competitive. There is definitely a lot of luck and good fortune in the process. Remember that you are WORTHY, you are IMPORTANT, and you have worked so hard to make it this far. To even get an interview for medicine is a massive accomplishment. Please give yourself space to feel your feels, and know that how you feel is valid. Take time for self care and connect with your support system. If this is something you choose to continue to pursue, I BELIEVE IN YOU, please believe in yourself <3 YOU GOT THIS. If this was your last cycle applying and are choosing to proceed in a different direction, I admire you wholeheartedly and wish you so much success in your alternate endeavours. Although it doesn't feel like it, medicine is not the "be all end all". If your passion or life path is leading you elsewhere, I wish you the most success.
    Sorry for the long ramble, but I just feel like this whole process is... difficult. It is like an emotional rollercoaster! I have always felt comforted by what I read in forums and from chatting with other students in the same boat, so I wanted to possibly provide that for someone else. 
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    AlteplaseStat got a reaction from babakoto in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Acceptance!!
    Timestamp: Didn't actually get an email, but opened the letter in launchpad around 9:15AM
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.72
    MCAT: 507 (126/125/127/129)
    Degree: BScN
    ECs:
    Filled out all 16 entries (I'll give the cliff notes) 6 years of emergency nursing experience, as well as employment positions prior to nursing 3 years in a leadership position as a volunteer coordinator and office admin, assisting with vulnerable populations in my community through a social service agency.  2 years of volunteering with an advocacy center for children and families experiencing abuse/maltreatment 2 years of being on a drug advisory committee for my community centered around harm reduction and prevention strategies.  Video game marathon once a year (4 years running, raised $7000 for the Stollery thus far)  Included hobbies like snowboarding and art, as well as discussed meaningful patient care situations. Overall, I really tried to focus on what I learned from each experience and how it changed me or my perspective.  Interview: Immediately after I felt fairly good, but as the weeks went on I slowly felt worse and worse about it (I feel like this is very common). I really enjoyed most of the questions, and the whole thing was SO fast! I blinked and it was basically done. Zoom interviewing was also new to me, but the UofA did a really good job conducting the interviews amidst a worldwide pandemic. 
    Thoughts: I am so excited and grateful to have been accepted this year. This was my second time applying, and I am also somewhat of a mature student. I feel as though my experiences really affirmed my passion for pursuing medicine, and I did my best to portray that in my application (which, I don't think I did a good job of the first time around). Still a bit shook by the acceptance and probably reread the letter 100 times already. 
    For those who received an acceptance today, CONGRATS! This is a huge accomplishment and you should all be so proud. I can't wait to meet you in August! 
    For those who did not get in, I am so sorry. I know and have felt that disappointment. This process is long, difficult, and so competitive. There is definitely a lot of luck and good fortune in the process. Remember that you are WORTHY, you are IMPORTANT, and you have worked so hard to make it this far. To even get an interview for medicine is a massive accomplishment. Please give yourself space to feel your feels, and know that how you feel is valid. Take time for self care and connect with your support system. If this is something you choose to continue to pursue, I BELIEVE IN YOU, please believe in yourself <3 YOU GOT THIS. If this was your last cycle applying and are choosing to proceed in a different direction, I admire you wholeheartedly and wish you so much success in your alternate endeavours. Although it doesn't feel like it, medicine is not the "be all end all". If your passion or life path is leading you elsewhere, I wish you the most success.
    Sorry for the long ramble, but I just feel like this whole process is... difficult. It is like an emotional rollercoaster! I have always felt comforted by what I read in forums and from chatting with other students in the same boat, so I wanted to possibly provide that for someone else. 
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    AlteplaseStat got a reaction from 3betafish in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Acceptance!!
    Timestamp: Didn't actually get an email, but opened the letter in launchpad around 9:15AM
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.72
    MCAT: 507 (126/125/127/129)
    Degree: BScN
    ECs:
    Filled out all 16 entries (I'll give the cliff notes) 6 years of emergency nursing experience, as well as employment positions prior to nursing 3 years in a leadership position as a volunteer coordinator and office admin, assisting with vulnerable populations in my community through a social service agency.  2 years of volunteering with an advocacy center for children and families experiencing abuse/maltreatment 2 years of being on a drug advisory committee for my community centered around harm reduction and prevention strategies.  Video game marathon once a year (4 years running, raised $7000 for the Stollery thus far)  Included hobbies like snowboarding and art, as well as discussed meaningful patient care situations. Overall, I really tried to focus on what I learned from each experience and how it changed me or my perspective.  Interview: Immediately after I felt fairly good, but as the weeks went on I slowly felt worse and worse about it (I feel like this is very common). I really enjoyed most of the questions, and the whole thing was SO fast! I blinked and it was basically done. Zoom interviewing was also new to me, but the UofA did a really good job conducting the interviews amidst a worldwide pandemic. 
    Thoughts: I am so excited and grateful to have been accepted this year. This was my second time applying, and I am also somewhat of a mature student. I feel as though my experiences really affirmed my passion for pursuing medicine, and I did my best to portray that in my application (which, I don't think I did a good job of the first time around). Still a bit shook by the acceptance and probably reread the letter 100 times already. 
    For those who received an acceptance today, CONGRATS! This is a huge accomplishment and you should all be so proud. I can't wait to meet you in August! 
    For those who did not get in, I am so sorry. I know and have felt that disappointment. This process is long, difficult, and so competitive. There is definitely a lot of luck and good fortune in the process. Remember that you are WORTHY, you are IMPORTANT, and you have worked so hard to make it this far. To even get an interview for medicine is a massive accomplishment. Please give yourself space to feel your feels, and know that how you feel is valid. Take time for self care and connect with your support system. If this is something you choose to continue to pursue, I BELIEVE IN YOU, please believe in yourself <3 YOU GOT THIS. If this was your last cycle applying and are choosing to proceed in a different direction, I admire you wholeheartedly and wish you so much success in your alternate endeavours. Although it doesn't feel like it, medicine is not the "be all end all". If your passion or life path is leading you elsewhere, I wish you the most success.
    Sorry for the long ramble, but I just feel like this whole process is... difficult. It is like an emotional rollercoaster! I have always felt comforted by what I read in forums and from chatting with other students in the same boat, so I wanted to possibly provide that for someone else. 
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    AlteplaseStat got a reaction from Let'sDoThis in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Acceptance!!
    Timestamp: Didn't actually get an email, but opened the letter in launchpad around 9:15AM
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.72
    MCAT: 507 (126/125/127/129)
    Degree: BScN
    ECs:
    Filled out all 16 entries (I'll give the cliff notes) 6 years of emergency nursing experience, as well as employment positions prior to nursing 3 years in a leadership position as a volunteer coordinator and office admin, assisting with vulnerable populations in my community through a social service agency.  2 years of volunteering with an advocacy center for children and families experiencing abuse/maltreatment 2 years of being on a drug advisory committee for my community centered around harm reduction and prevention strategies.  Video game marathon once a year (4 years running, raised $7000 for the Stollery thus far)  Included hobbies like snowboarding and art, as well as discussed meaningful patient care situations. Overall, I really tried to focus on what I learned from each experience and how it changed me or my perspective.  Interview: Immediately after I felt fairly good, but as the weeks went on I slowly felt worse and worse about it (I feel like this is very common). I really enjoyed most of the questions, and the whole thing was SO fast! I blinked and it was basically done. Zoom interviewing was also new to me, but the UofA did a really good job conducting the interviews amidst a worldwide pandemic. 
    Thoughts: I am so excited and grateful to have been accepted this year. This was my second time applying, and I am also somewhat of a mature student. I feel as though my experiences really affirmed my passion for pursuing medicine, and I did my best to portray that in my application (which, I don't think I did a good job of the first time around). Still a bit shook by the acceptance and probably reread the letter 100 times already. 
    For those who received an acceptance today, CONGRATS! This is a huge accomplishment and you should all be so proud. I can't wait to meet you in August! 
    For those who did not get in, I am so sorry. I know and have felt that disappointment. This process is long, difficult, and so competitive. There is definitely a lot of luck and good fortune in the process. Remember that you are WORTHY, you are IMPORTANT, and you have worked so hard to make it this far. To even get an interview for medicine is a massive accomplishment. Please give yourself space to feel your feels, and know that how you feel is valid. Take time for self care and connect with your support system. If this is something you choose to continue to pursue, I BELIEVE IN YOU, please believe in yourself <3 YOU GOT THIS. If this was your last cycle applying and are choosing to proceed in a different direction, I admire you wholeheartedly and wish you so much success in your alternate endeavours. Although it doesn't feel like it, medicine is not the "be all end all". If your passion or life path is leading you elsewhere, I wish you the most success.
    Sorry for the long ramble, but I just feel like this whole process is... difficult. It is like an emotional rollercoaster! I have always felt comforted by what I read in forums and from chatting with other students in the same boat, so I wanted to possibly provide that for someone else. 
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    AlteplaseStat got a reaction from acrylicblue in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Acceptance!!
    Timestamp: Didn't actually get an email, but opened the letter in launchpad around 9:15AM
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.72
    MCAT: 507 (126/125/127/129)
    Degree: BScN
    ECs:
    Filled out all 16 entries (I'll give the cliff notes) 6 years of emergency nursing experience, as well as employment positions prior to nursing 3 years in a leadership position as a volunteer coordinator and office admin, assisting with vulnerable populations in my community through a social service agency.  2 years of volunteering with an advocacy center for children and families experiencing abuse/maltreatment 2 years of being on a drug advisory committee for my community centered around harm reduction and prevention strategies.  Video game marathon once a year (4 years running, raised $7000 for the Stollery thus far)  Included hobbies like snowboarding and art, as well as discussed meaningful patient care situations. Overall, I really tried to focus on what I learned from each experience and how it changed me or my perspective.  Interview: Immediately after I felt fairly good, but as the weeks went on I slowly felt worse and worse about it (I feel like this is very common). I really enjoyed most of the questions, and the whole thing was SO fast! I blinked and it was basically done. Zoom interviewing was also new to me, but the UofA did a really good job conducting the interviews amidst a worldwide pandemic. 
    Thoughts: I am so excited and grateful to have been accepted this year. This was my second time applying, and I am also somewhat of a mature student. I feel as though my experiences really affirmed my passion for pursuing medicine, and I did my best to portray that in my application (which, I don't think I did a good job of the first time around). Still a bit shook by the acceptance and probably reread the letter 100 times already. 
    For those who received an acceptance today, CONGRATS! This is a huge accomplishment and you should all be so proud. I can't wait to meet you in August! 
    For those who did not get in, I am so sorry. I know and have felt that disappointment. This process is long, difficult, and so competitive. There is definitely a lot of luck and good fortune in the process. Remember that you are WORTHY, you are IMPORTANT, and you have worked so hard to make it this far. To even get an interview for medicine is a massive accomplishment. Please give yourself space to feel your feels, and know that how you feel is valid. Take time for self care and connect with your support system. If this is something you choose to continue to pursue, I BELIEVE IN YOU, please believe in yourself <3 YOU GOT THIS. If this was your last cycle applying and are choosing to proceed in a different direction, I admire you wholeheartedly and wish you so much success in your alternate endeavours. Although it doesn't feel like it, medicine is not the "be all end all". If your passion or life path is leading you elsewhere, I wish you the most success.
    Sorry for the long ramble, but I just feel like this whole process is... difficult. It is like an emotional rollercoaster! I have always felt comforted by what I read in forums and from chatting with other students in the same boat, so I wanted to possibly provide that for someone else. 
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    AlteplaseStat got a reaction from UalbertaG in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Acceptance!!
    Timestamp: Didn't actually get an email, but opened the letter in launchpad around 9:15AM
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.72
    MCAT: 507 (126/125/127/129)
    Degree: BScN
    ECs:
    Filled out all 16 entries (I'll give the cliff notes) 6 years of emergency nursing experience, as well as employment positions prior to nursing 3 years in a leadership position as a volunteer coordinator and office admin, assisting with vulnerable populations in my community through a social service agency.  2 years of volunteering with an advocacy center for children and families experiencing abuse/maltreatment 2 years of being on a drug advisory committee for my community centered around harm reduction and prevention strategies.  Video game marathon once a year (4 years running, raised $7000 for the Stollery thus far)  Included hobbies like snowboarding and art, as well as discussed meaningful patient care situations. Overall, I really tried to focus on what I learned from each experience and how it changed me or my perspective.  Interview: Immediately after I felt fairly good, but as the weeks went on I slowly felt worse and worse about it (I feel like this is very common). I really enjoyed most of the questions, and the whole thing was SO fast! I blinked and it was basically done. Zoom interviewing was also new to me, but the UofA did a really good job conducting the interviews amidst a worldwide pandemic. 
    Thoughts: I am so excited and grateful to have been accepted this year. This was my second time applying, and I am also somewhat of a mature student. I feel as though my experiences really affirmed my passion for pursuing medicine, and I did my best to portray that in my application (which, I don't think I did a good job of the first time around). Still a bit shook by the acceptance and probably reread the letter 100 times already. 
    For those who received an acceptance today, CONGRATS! This is a huge accomplishment and you should all be so proud. I can't wait to meet you in August! 
    For those who did not get in, I am so sorry. I know and have felt that disappointment. This process is long, difficult, and so competitive. There is definitely a lot of luck and good fortune in the process. Remember that you are WORTHY, you are IMPORTANT, and you have worked so hard to make it this far. To even get an interview for medicine is a massive accomplishment. Please give yourself space to feel your feels, and know that how you feel is valid. Take time for self care and connect with your support system. If this is something you choose to continue to pursue, I BELIEVE IN YOU, please believe in yourself <3 YOU GOT THIS. If this was your last cycle applying and are choosing to proceed in a different direction, I admire you wholeheartedly and wish you so much success in your alternate endeavours. Although it doesn't feel like it, medicine is not the "be all end all". If your passion or life path is leading you elsewhere, I wish you the most success.
    Sorry for the long ramble, but I just feel like this whole process is... difficult. It is like an emotional rollercoaster! I have always felt comforted by what I read in forums and from chatting with other students in the same boat, so I wanted to possibly provide that for someone else. 
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    AlteplaseStat got a reaction from smolandfeisty in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Acceptance!!
    Timestamp: Didn't actually get an email, but opened the letter in launchpad around 9:15AM
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.72
    MCAT: 507 (126/125/127/129)
    Degree: BScN
    ECs:
    Filled out all 16 entries (I'll give the cliff notes) 6 years of emergency nursing experience, as well as employment positions prior to nursing 3 years in a leadership position as a volunteer coordinator and office admin, assisting with vulnerable populations in my community through a social service agency.  2 years of volunteering with an advocacy center for children and families experiencing abuse/maltreatment 2 years of being on a drug advisory committee for my community centered around harm reduction and prevention strategies.  Video game marathon once a year (4 years running, raised $7000 for the Stollery thus far)  Included hobbies like snowboarding and art, as well as discussed meaningful patient care situations. Overall, I really tried to focus on what I learned from each experience and how it changed me or my perspective.  Interview: Immediately after I felt fairly good, but as the weeks went on I slowly felt worse and worse about it (I feel like this is very common). I really enjoyed most of the questions, and the whole thing was SO fast! I blinked and it was basically done. Zoom interviewing was also new to me, but the UofA did a really good job conducting the interviews amidst a worldwide pandemic. 
    Thoughts: I am so excited and grateful to have been accepted this year. This was my second time applying, and I am also somewhat of a mature student. I feel as though my experiences really affirmed my passion for pursuing medicine, and I did my best to portray that in my application (which, I don't think I did a good job of the first time around). Still a bit shook by the acceptance and probably reread the letter 100 times already. 
    For those who received an acceptance today, CONGRATS! This is a huge accomplishment and you should all be so proud. I can't wait to meet you in August! 
    For those who did not get in, I am so sorry. I know and have felt that disappointment. This process is long, difficult, and so competitive. There is definitely a lot of luck and good fortune in the process. Remember that you are WORTHY, you are IMPORTANT, and you have worked so hard to make it this far. To even get an interview for medicine is a massive accomplishment. Please give yourself space to feel your feels, and know that how you feel is valid. Take time for self care and connect with your support system. If this is something you choose to continue to pursue, I BELIEVE IN YOU, please believe in yourself <3 YOU GOT THIS. If this was your last cycle applying and are choosing to proceed in a different direction, I admire you wholeheartedly and wish you so much success in your alternate endeavours. Although it doesn't feel like it, medicine is not the "be all end all". If your passion or life path is leading you elsewhere, I wish you the most success.
    Sorry for the long ramble, but I just feel like this whole process is... difficult. It is like an emotional rollercoaster! I have always felt comforted by what I read in forums and from chatting with other students in the same boat, so I wanted to possibly provide that for someone else. 
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    AlteplaseStat reacted to Ss123toy in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Offer!
    Timestamp: No email yet, just checked Launchpad
    Geography: OOP
    GPA: 3.95 for UofA
    MCAT: 523 (132/129/132/130)
    Degree: BSc Biochemistry (UBC) 2020
    ECs: Employment: Lifeguard/Swim Instructor, Residence Advisor, Peer Tutor, Clinical Research Coordinator, Leadership: club president, university orientations, hobby group leader, high school activity, Volunteer: working with people who use drugs, hospital, city advisory committee, homeless shelter, Life experiences: travel, 3 research projects no pubs (2 were self-initiated/independent), Personal highlights: elaborated on club president (it's a unique advocacy club I'm quite passionate about), elaborated on my background in lifesaving/first aid/competitive swimming, elaborated on experiences working with people who use drugs, elaborated on my current FT job (working in a medical clinic & doing research during COVID)
    Interview: Felt pretty good about it, I actually got feedback from an interviewer after one of my stations who said my answer for the station was excellent! Questions felt very standard and I had actually practiced some of those exact questions during my prep, just from the free question docs I found online. I had my first interview in November though so I was doing questions daily for 5+ months- I did A LOT of prep.
    CASPer: Good enough for Mac OOP Invite with 3.65 cGPA and 129 CARS, also got UofM and MUN OOP invites
    So incredibly grateful for this acceptance and would love to attend, but will likely decline if I am accepted to UBC, UWO, or Queen's.
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    AlteplaseStat reacted to Catsandstuff in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Rejected
    Status: rural ip 
    cGPA: 3.41
    MCAT: 127.5
    Personal activity: 6
    I’m not very surprised, as I know my GPA sucks. I felt good after the interview though so I am disappointed.
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    AlteplaseStat reacted to Neuro_bertagirl in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Offer!!!
    Timestamp: 9:27 am MT
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.83
    MCAT: 518
    Degree: Graduating from BSc this spring
    ECs: I filled out 15/16. Some research, club involvement, long-term work experience, lots of hobbies
    Interview: I finished the interview feeling like it went really well, but then as time passed I wasn't sure
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    AlteplaseStat got a reaction from GH0ST in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Acceptance!!
    Timestamp: Didn't actually get an email, but opened the letter in launchpad around 9:15AM
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.72
    MCAT: 507 (126/125/127/129)
    Degree: BScN
    ECs:
    Filled out all 16 entries (I'll give the cliff notes) 6 years of emergency nursing experience, as well as employment positions prior to nursing 3 years in a leadership position as a volunteer coordinator and office admin, assisting with vulnerable populations in my community through a social service agency.  2 years of volunteering with an advocacy center for children and families experiencing abuse/maltreatment 2 years of being on a drug advisory committee for my community centered around harm reduction and prevention strategies.  Video game marathon once a year (4 years running, raised $7000 for the Stollery thus far)  Included hobbies like snowboarding and art, as well as discussed meaningful patient care situations. Overall, I really tried to focus on what I learned from each experience and how it changed me or my perspective.  Interview: Immediately after I felt fairly good, but as the weeks went on I slowly felt worse and worse about it (I feel like this is very common). I really enjoyed most of the questions, and the whole thing was SO fast! I blinked and it was basically done. Zoom interviewing was also new to me, but the UofA did a really good job conducting the interviews amidst a worldwide pandemic. 
    Thoughts: I am so excited and grateful to have been accepted this year. This was my second time applying, and I am also somewhat of a mature student. I feel as though my experiences really affirmed my passion for pursuing medicine, and I did my best to portray that in my application (which, I don't think I did a good job of the first time around). Still a bit shook by the acceptance and probably reread the letter 100 times already. 
    For those who received an acceptance today, CONGRATS! This is a huge accomplishment and you should all be so proud. I can't wait to meet you in August! 
    For those who did not get in, I am so sorry. I know and have felt that disappointment. This process is long, difficult, and so competitive. There is definitely a lot of luck and good fortune in the process. Remember that you are WORTHY, you are IMPORTANT, and you have worked so hard to make it this far. To even get an interview for medicine is a massive accomplishment. Please give yourself space to feel your feels, and know that how you feel is valid. Take time for self care and connect with your support system. If this is something you choose to continue to pursue, I BELIEVE IN YOU, please believe in yourself <3 YOU GOT THIS. If this was your last cycle applying and are choosing to proceed in a different direction, I admire you wholeheartedly and wish you so much success in your alternate endeavours. Although it doesn't feel like it, medicine is not the "be all end all". If your passion or life path is leading you elsewhere, I wish you the most success.
    Sorry for the long ramble, but I just feel like this whole process is... difficult. It is like an emotional rollercoaster! I have always felt comforted by what I read in forums and from chatting with other students in the same boat, so I wanted to possibly provide that for someone else. 
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    AlteplaseStat reacted to Let'sDoThis in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Timestamp: Received an email about a change in the Launchpad status at 9:27 AM
    Result: Accepted!
    Geography: In Province
    Education: Just finished my 4th and final year of a BSc with a double major in psychology and biology
    GPA: 3.86, as calculated by the U of A
    MCAT: 520 (CP 129/ CARS 130/ BB 130 / PS 131)
    ECs: Filled in 16/16 spots. No research or publications. No hospital volunteering. Long-term employment in an allied health field, a long-term hobby/training in the performing arts, non-profit board experience, work as a care-aid, experience with vulnerable populations, strong focus on the arts.
    Interview: This was my first interview ever so I really didn’t know how to feel. Prepped hard with friends and family for about 1 or 2 months beforehand using online resources. I left the interview feeling average at best but like I totally blew the panel. Didn’t make a connection with the panelists—it felt awkward and tense. Had low expectations for myself coming out of the interview.
    Thoughts: This was my first time applying, and I got interviews at Calgary and U of A. I’m so beyond grateful and I feel very lucky. The last few years, I’ve been convincing myself that I’m just an average applicant, that I shouldn’t get my hopes up, and that there is no way I would get in on my first attempt because it seems like everyone else is so much better.
    My friends and family had complete confidence in me, even though I didn’t. This is just a friendly reminder to pave your own way, do things you enjoy, and not get too bogged down by the competition.
    Congrats to everyone else who was accepted. For those on the waitlist, I’m rooting hard for you! And for those of you who didn’t get the good news this time around, I’m so sorry. You guys got this. Hang in there — the journey will be worth it! 
     
     
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    AlteplaseStat reacted to smolandfeisty in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Accepted!!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE IT
    Timestamp: 9:11 AM MST
    Geography: IP (I believe I qualified as rural)
    GPA: 90% average --> 3.79 at U of A, U of C gives me a 3.87! lol 
    MCAT: 506 (!!!) 129 CARS
    Degree: BSc in Nursing
    ECs: Oh gosh this was my strong suit for sure. Message me for details!
    Interview: Felt really good about it!!! 1 reviewer said some very positive things to me and that felt awesome. Felt the best of my interviews. 
    I SERIOUSLY CAN'T BELIEVE IT. I owe it all to God and my family for all of the support and help over the years, as well as countless others who have helped me along the way. I am very interested in paying it forward so please message me if I can help you!!! 
    Don't give up!!! I didn't get ANY interviews last year, got multiple this year and so far 1 acceptance. 
    For those of us that got in.... please don't think you're better than anyone else!!! There is so much luck involved in the process. I seriously don't believe that I am better than anyone else. Every year there are 1000's of people that would make excellent doctors, and only a small percentage are successful. I am truly only so so fortunate. 
    Best of luck everyone. Sending hugs and support to those that didn't get good news today. 
     
     
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    AlteplaseStat reacted to wanderforhelp in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Acceptance
    Timestamp: literally didn't get an email yet, just on Launchpad!
    Geography: OOP
    GPA: 4.0
    MCAT: 129/129/130/130
    Degree: BScN 2018
    ECs: Highlights included 2.5 years of working as an ER RN plus 4 years as a barista/supervisor at a coffee shop during my degree, two RN volunteering gigs, healthcare-related research, one poster presentation. No publications. Essay topics included working at a remote nursing station and overcoming an MVI/concussion to finish my degree. Feel free to PM me for more details! 
    Interview: Honestly I was expecting a rejection after the interview - I didn't feel like it went well at all. I had answers to everything but did a lot of rambling. I do have a ton of relevant personal experience, maybe that made up for the lack of coherent structure.
    Thoughts: So grateful to get in! I'll be declining if I'm accepted to UBC. 
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    AlteplaseStat reacted to boymama20 in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Result: Acceptance
    Timestamp: 9:29 AM MST
    Geography: IP
    GPA: 3.53
    MCAT: 512 
    Degree: Honours Anthropology, minor Bio
    ECs: Sorority exec, raised money for food insecurity in Calgary, volunteer with vulnerable populations, Emergency department volunteer
    Interview: Went pretty good, felt better about the U of C interview I did. 
    Thoughts: Very grateful for a position anywhere, however will likely be declining if accepted at U of C. 
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    AlteplaseStat reacted to amiralangs in Ualberta Button Conspiracy   
    It's not on beartracks, love. It's on launchpad. If you have an iphone, it's right about the "forms" heading.
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