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    dr.splice reacted to Magic0303 in Western Accepted/Waitlist/Regrets 2021   
    Time Stamp: 9:25 AM EST
    Accepted/WL/R: Accepted! (London)
    IP/OOP: IP
    SWOMEN (Y/N): N (Applied through ACCESS)
    2YGPA: 3.95
    MCAT (CP/CARS/BB): 131/126/129
    Interview Experience (good, bad, neutral etc): I felt really good coming out of it but over the next few days anxiety took over and I doubted most of my answers.
    This was my second application cycle. In the previous cycle I got 0 interviews so I am truly grateful that my single interview this cycle turned into an A. You only need one A people!!!!
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    dr.splice reacted to Scrubadubdub in Western Accepted/Waitlist/Regrets 2021   
    Time Stamp: 9:12 am ET
    Accepted/WL/R: ACCEPTED (London)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  
    IP/OOP: OOP
    SWOMEN (Y/N): N
    2YGPA: 3.82 (possibly 3.9 but i don't think 1 of my years counted)
    MCAT (CP/CARS/BB): 128/129/127
    Interview Experience: I felt good immediately after, but then I started second guessing and doubting myself a minute later. Spent March/April dreading a waitlist/R. Looking back now - Westerns interview gives you a great opportunity to share who you are. I was positive and upbeat throughout my interview and really showed them how happy I was to be there. I shared my stories and tried to show them who I was with every single question. 
     
    I've spent 10 years on this forum reading through these threads and wishing I could write one of these one day. I started my undergraduate degree in 2011 and took 2 extra years to complete it cause my GPA was terrible (My GPA in my first year was 1.6 - I studied so hard but I had all the wrong study habits carrying over from high school). It has been a grind. I can remember going back into my basement for my 4th summer in a row studying for the MCAT all so that I could improve my CARS score from a 125 to a 129 (and of course, thats the year Western drops their cut off haha).
    I'm the first person in my family to go to university and now the first person to go to medical school. 
    I've seen so many of my friends start their lives, while I've been stuck in limbo. I've been out of school for 4 years trying at this dream. Being placed on the normal waitlist last year was HARD. I woke up every day that summer thinking I would get the call.. It feels surreal to get to this point. If medicine is truly what you want, KEEP GOING. Find that school that fits your strengths and give it your all. All you need is one. I feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. 
    If any one of you feels like you need someone to talk to or want more information or advice feel free to send me a message. So many people have helped me on this forum and written up such thoughtful and helpful responses. I know i couldn't have done this alone. I have a lot of people to thank  
    Cannot believe I'm finally here   
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    dr.splice got a reaction from Scrubadubdub in Western Accepted/Waitlisted/Rejected 2019-2020   
    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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    dr.splice reacted to tennie in Western interview invites/regrets 2021   
    Time Stamp: 4:30 PM EST
    Invite/reject: regrets
    IP/OOP: IP
    SWOMEN (Y/N):  N
    2YGPA: 3.98 (i think... not sure which years they used for the calculation because of a program switch)
    MCAT (CHEM/CARS/BIO/PSYCH): 127/127/127/129
    Essays (X/8):  8/8 + about me — probably quite weak :/ did them right before the due date because that was when i received my mcat score lol
    a little bummed ngl but it's alright!! congrats to everyone who received an interview, it's such an incredible accomplishment!!
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    dr.splice got a reaction from pigeon34 in Western Accepted/Waitlisted/Rejected 2019-2020   
    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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    dr.splice reacted to Phil Jackson in Western Waitlist Party 2019-2020   
    Truly a moment of brightness through all the despair this week. LET'S GOOOOO!!!!

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    dr.splice got a reaction from conbrio in Western Accepted/Waitlisted/Rejected 2019-2020   
    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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    dr.splice got a reaction from CHG in Western Accepted/Waitlisted/Rejected 2019-2020   
    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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    dr.splice got a reaction from CaramelMD in Western Accepted/Waitlisted/Rejected 2019-2020   
    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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