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  1. Hi there, I can't speak about either program specifically as I never attended either. However, if you are interested in applying to the US for med school I believe a Western grade of 80%+ is converted to a 4.0 when applying to the US. I don't think the same applies to Mac, although I could be wrong. Just something to consider if you're interested. I'm sure you can find threads on this forum discussing this. 

  2. Stream (EN/FR): EN
    Time You Received E-mail: 7:47am EST
    "Created" Time: Wasn't able to figure out how to do this 
    wGPA: 3.888 -->3.89 if they round

    I'm guessing this is a "good/normal" waitlist because there was no indication of people in my position not receiving an offer in the past. However, I'll be accepting my offer from Western and removing myself from this waitlist. I wish you all the best, good luck!

  3. Result: Accepted (London)

    Timestamp: 9:04am EST

    2-year GPA: 3.895

    MCAT: 129/126/129

    Interview: Online. This was my first cycle applying so I really had no idea what I was walking into, but I spent almost a full month preparing for my interview. Leaving the interview I felt really good about it. I was able to highlight important experiences and made it clear how much I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. During the scenario-type questions I felt kind of iffy for at least 1 of them. The interviewers were very friendly and one of them really seemed to take an interest in my experiences. Over the past ~1 month I really started doubting my answers and thought I could have improved them. I finished the interview almost 15 minutes early, so I was asked a couple of extra questions about my experiences, but overall had a good feeling about the interview.

    Year: Not sure. Took a 5th year and graduated in 2019. Was currently taking some pre-requisite courses over the 2019-2020 year as a part-time non-degree student. Not sure if this would count as a 6th year or a gap year. 

    Geography: Non-SWOMEN, IP

    I interviewed at Ottawa as well, but was placed on the waitlist this morning. Western was my #1 choice and I am so grateful and beyond ecstatic that I have received an offer. Never in a million years would I have thought I'd be going to medical school here in Ontario, especially with my CARS score :| . My cGPA was ~3.6 which isn't amazing for most people, but I worked extremely hard to bring it up to this after an incredibly shaky start in my first year (~D+ average). I wrote the MCAT twice, with a score of 513 the first time, and then a 511 the second time (went from 124 in CARS to a 126 in CARS though). At this point I had 0 confidence in myself but decided to apply anyways through the ACCESS Pathway. Despite the tears and disappointment, it all paid off in the end. Moral of the story: please, please, please don't give up. This forum and **DELETED** have been incredibly insightful, and I want to help pay it forward using my own experiences, so if anyone has any questions or needs advice, message me and I will do everything I can to help you out. Congratulations to everyone offered admission, you will all make amazing doctors! To everyone who has been wait-listed, be proud of how far you have made it. Simply getting an interview invite is an incredible accomplishment and I sincerely hope everything works out in your favour!!! Never give up on your dreams people, I promise you it'll work out in the end. 


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