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    struggles12345 got a reaction from Keke in University Of Toronto 2021 Pharmacy Applicants - Class Of 2025   
    Hi everyone, 
    I emailed the admissions office since I was getting a bit worried. I thought they would come out by the end of the month. 
    This is what they said: 
    "Interviews are still being finalized. Interview invites will likely be sent early next week". 
    So they still haven't been sent out to anyone and would most likely come out in early March! 
     
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    struggles12345 reacted to vyvanse in University Of Toronto 2021 Pharmacy Applicants - Class Of 2025   
    good to know!! lol i was getting worried too - they seemed to be taking a while haha 
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    struggles12345 got a reaction from Paperkite in University Of Toronto 2021 Pharmacy Applicants - Class Of 2025   
    Hi everyone, 
    I emailed the admissions office since I was getting a bit worried. I thought they would come out by the end of the month. 
    This is what they said: 
    "Interviews are still being finalized. Interview invites will likely be sent early next week". 
    So they still haven't been sent out to anyone and would most likely come out in early March! 
     
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    struggles12345 got a reaction from Sweetjasmine in University Of Toronto 2021 Pharmacy Applicants - Class Of 2025   
    Hi everyone, 
    I emailed the admissions office since I was getting a bit worried. I thought they would come out by the end of the month. 
    This is what they said: 
    "Interviews are still being finalized. Interview invites will likely be sent early next week". 
    So they still haven't been sent out to anyone and would most likely come out in early March! 
     
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    struggles12345 got a reaction from Drizzy123 in University Of Toronto 2021 Pharmacy Applicants - Class Of 2025   
    I saw that this morning haha! All my questions were answered from this email haha!

    End of February is still a bit vague! If anyone notices that notifications are posted, we can just give each other a heads up on this page

    Good luck everyone!!!!!!!!!! 
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    struggles12345 reacted to tt97 in UofT Interview Invites/Regrets 2020/2021   
    TIME STAMP: 3:06 ET
    Result: R 
    GPA:  3.97 OMSAS
    ECs: heavy research
    Essay: not confident
    Referee: ok
    Year: graduated 2019 
    Good luck to all! 
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    struggles12345 reacted to YaGunnasYa in UofT Interview Invites/Regrets 2020/2021   
    TIME STAMP: 2:03 ET
    Result: R 
    GPA:  3.8 OMSAS, unsure of eligibility for wGPA 
    ECs: no research. Very thin on volunteering/employment/leadership positions. National team and NCAA D1 athlete, most of my app was national/international sports awards. 
    Year: graduated 2019 
    Good luck to all! 
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    struggles12345 got a reaction from Sweetjasmine in University Of Toronto 2021 Pharmacy Applicants - Class Of 2025   
    I saw that this morning haha! All my questions were answered from this email haha!

    End of February is still a bit vague! If anyone notices that notifications are posted, we can just give each other a heads up on this page

    Good luck everyone!!!!!!!!!! 
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    struggles12345 reacted to poorpremed in uOttawa Interview Invite/Rejection 2021   
    Literally could be anytime lol. Hang in there and don't forget to take care of yourself!
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    struggles12345 reacted to faraway-9 in uOttawa Interview Invite/Rejection 2021   
    Isn't it 27th?
    WHY they are not wishing to inform us then? 
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    struggles12345 reacted to 1234561234 in UofT Interview Invites/Regrets 2020/2021   
    I didn't get an invite yet. However, last year, I got my invite in March, and this is only the first round of offers, so we will likely hear back later.
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    struggles12345 reacted to cptnlevi in UofT Interview Invites/Regrets 2020/2021   
    I would assume probably so. It's less than two weeks now until the interview date. During the webinar, they mentioned rejections will start going out the 'last few weeks of January'. This is the last week of January. This is the week rejections will start rolling out unfortunately.
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    struggles12345 reacted to MMK in UofT Interview Invites/Regrets 2020/2021   
    TIME STAMP: 4:14
    Result: Interview (MD) IP
    GPA:  3.88 wGPA
    MCAT: 519
    ECs: really not that amazing, 1 NSERC-USRA, research assistant, sales associate, volunteer at community center
    Essays: had them looked over by a med student
    Year: completed undergrad last year, second time applying
    shaking, I have no idea how I received one at all! Good luck to everyone
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    struggles12345 reacted to greysweater in Changes to Admission Requirements 2020-2021   
    I think some really important points have been brought up here especially that this new change does not seem to align with their mission statement to "increase diversity".
    The only thing I can think of to justify this is that maybe they know that this will lower their GPA cutoff and as such they are lowering their emphasis on GPA percentage to obtain an interview and/or acceptance.
    For example, I believe before this, GPA was 50% of the pre-interview formula and 50% of the post-interview formula
    NOW Maybe it is something like 30% of the pre- and post- interview score and they are not publishing this on the website and will somehow be revealed in their upcoming webinar (the 50% thing was also not on the website and was just brought about in some word-of-mouth way in a webinar)
    Regardless, I think it's our responsibility to put pressure on them. The 4 FCE weighting gave people without a fighting chance (cGPA in the 3.7s etc) a spot at the table. And I don't think kicking those people away to invite more cGPA 3.95ers is in line with all their past work to make UofT more "equitable". When you look at diverse groups of people or people with extremely diverse situations (i.e.. has a kid- not able to study full time, took time off undergrad to work full time in industry), my argument is that they will likely have lower cGPAs not higher because they did not follow a traditional trajectory or have access to benefits some other more privileged groups have (studying feels like shit but sometimes it's a privilege to just be able to study and have no other responsibilities!). 
    If you believe in this, email them, attend the webinar, and be an advocate (advocacy is an essential CANmeds role btw  ) for yourself and for people that may be more affected by this than you! 
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    struggles12345 reacted to коронавирус in Changes to Admission Requirements 2020-2021   
    All of your points make total sense. This change does not make the admissions process more equitable, and it certainly punishes more people than it benefits. The reality of the situation is that there are no truly standardized metrics to measure applicants. Thus, medical schools must make do with the imperfect tools that they have. I think this change is indicative of that reality. 
    Keep in mind, while we Canadians are cursed with low medical school acceptance rates, we are blessed that our medical schools do not use the same methods to assess applicants. This is true even if we focus on Ontario schools only. Lower GPA? Queen's and Western use forgiving cutoffs. MCAT not your thing? Look at uOttawa and NOSM. Can't access ECs? Aim at McMaster. Can't type for CASPer? UofT, Queen's, and Western gotchu. Even in Ontario alone, there is a niche for any type of applicant. I sincerely hope you all find one that works for you moving forward. Keep sweatin'!
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    struggles12345 got a reaction from chocolatecake in Changes to Admission Requirements 2020-2021   
    Wow, this was so well said! Thank you! This was also exactly my point ... UofT assesses GPA competitively, but just removing 2.0 FCE gives limited flexibility and only values people who already have a VERY HIGH gpa and a few poor grades. What if you had a bad year because of extenuating circumstances but recovered after the following years? Isn't this type of consistency and resilience valued despite the fact that they went through a few setbacks in life but then had the energy to recover? 

    "June 23, 2020, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. EDT (webinar details TBA) to learn more about this current and future admissions cycles and share your feedback"
    Yes, I will be attending the above webinar to share how I feel and tell UofT how these changes are not very equitable or fair ... You aren't adding "diversity" to your program but rather making it difficult for students who have had setbacks to have a chance. You clearly aren't valuing one important quality that every physician should have ... this ability to bounce back from difficulties or setbacks. 

    The feedback from applicants is the most important. We are the most important stakeholder in determining how these changes should be made and I really hope to see all of you there who are not happy with these changes. I hope our voices can be heard. 
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    struggles12345 got a reaction from Docmcstuffins__ in Changes to Admission Requirements 2020-2021   
    Wow, this was so well said! Thank you! This was also exactly my point ... UofT assesses GPA competitively, but just removing 2.0 FCE gives limited flexibility and only values people who already have a VERY HIGH gpa and a few poor grades. What if you had a bad year because of extenuating circumstances but recovered after the following years? Isn't this type of consistency and resilience valued despite the fact that they went through a few setbacks in life but then had the energy to recover? 

    "June 23, 2020, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. EDT (webinar details TBA) to learn more about this current and future admissions cycles and share your feedback"
    Yes, I will be attending the above webinar to share how I feel and tell UofT how these changes are not very equitable or fair ... You aren't adding "diversity" to your program but rather making it difficult for students who have had setbacks to have a chance. You clearly aren't valuing one important quality that every physician should have ... this ability to bounce back from difficulties or setbacks. 

    The feedback from applicants is the most important. We are the most important stakeholder in determining how these changes should be made and I really hope to see all of you there who are not happy with these changes. I hope our voices can be heard. 
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    struggles12345 got a reaction from JigsawMD in Changes to Admission Requirements 2020-2021   
    And I agree with this completely! And this is why the previous policy was lenient for those people with different undergraduate programs! I know a friend who is in a very difficult undergrad program. The previous policy allowed him to have a better gpa. He works hard, has good studying habits and can definitely handle medical school if he can handle his difficult program now. This is what I meant with what I said above! These people are also capable to learn medicine ... maybe I wasn't clear enough with my choice of wording. 
    Sorry, I think I misunderstood what you said above with the "less satisfactory grades" portion. And you're absolutely right imsotired  Perhaps this is their new way of differentiating applicants! 
     
     
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    struggles12345 got a reaction from bruh in Changes to Admission Requirements 2020-2021   
    Wow, this was so well said! Thank you! This was also exactly my point ... UofT assesses GPA competitively, but just removing 2.0 FCE gives limited flexibility and only values people who already have a VERY HIGH gpa and a few poor grades. What if you had a bad year because of extenuating circumstances but recovered after the following years? Isn't this type of consistency and resilience valued despite the fact that they went through a few setbacks in life but then had the energy to recover? 

    "June 23, 2020, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. EDT (webinar details TBA) to learn more about this current and future admissions cycles and share your feedback"
    Yes, I will be attending the above webinar to share how I feel and tell UofT how these changes are not very equitable or fair ... You aren't adding "diversity" to your program but rather making it difficult for students who have had setbacks to have a chance. You clearly aren't valuing one important quality that every physician should have ... this ability to bounce back from difficulties or setbacks. 

    The feedback from applicants is the most important. We are the most important stakeholder in determining how these changes should be made and I really hope to see all of you there who are not happy with these changes. I hope our voices can be heard. 
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    struggles12345 got a reaction from oystergem in Changes to Admission Requirements 2020-2021   
    Wow, this was so well said! Thank you! This was also exactly my point ... UofT assesses GPA competitively, but just removing 2.0 FCE gives limited flexibility and only values people who already have a VERY HIGH gpa and a few poor grades. What if you had a bad year because of extenuating circumstances but recovered after the following years? Isn't this type of consistency and resilience valued despite the fact that they went through a few setbacks in life but then had the energy to recover? 

    "June 23, 2020, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. EDT (webinar details TBA) to learn more about this current and future admissions cycles and share your feedback"
    Yes, I will be attending the above webinar to share how I feel and tell UofT how these changes are not very equitable or fair ... You aren't adding "diversity" to your program but rather making it difficult for students who have had setbacks to have a chance. You clearly aren't valuing one important quality that every physician should have ... this ability to bounce back from difficulties or setbacks. 

    The feedback from applicants is the most important. We are the most important stakeholder in determining how these changes should be made and I really hope to see all of you there who are not happy with these changes. I hope our voices can be heard. 
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    struggles12345 got a reaction from Doctor13 in Changes to Admission Requirements 2020-2021   
    Hey everyone, I think statistics are really important to some degree. However,  I'm disappointed with the changes. Sometimes it is extremely difficult to consistently score a high gpa due to extenuating circumstances. I applaud people with 3.8s, 3.9s and 4.0s without any weighting but then again, cGPAs are not standardized. Also, isn't it surprising that all the people I know with cGPA of 4.0 come from McMaster Health Sci? I really don't know what to say about these changes. It sometimes feels like we just have to accept what the admissions committee throws at us ...  I still think the previous weighted gpa benefited people that would have actually ADDED to the DIVERSITY aspect of the program... and I still believe someone with a 4.0 or 3.9 cumulative, will not be a better doctor than someone with a cumulative that is much lower ... everyone comes from different undergraduate programs which have varying difficulty levels. 

    *sigh*
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    struggles12345 got a reaction from Doctor13 in Changes to Admission Requirements 2020-2021   
    Wow, this was so well said! Thank you! This was also exactly my point ... UofT assesses GPA competitively, but just removing 2.0 FCE gives limited flexibility and only values people who already have a VERY HIGH gpa and a few poor grades. What if you had a bad year because of extenuating circumstances but recovered after the following years? Isn't this type of consistency and resilience valued despite the fact that they went through a few setbacks in life but then had the energy to recover? 

    "June 23, 2020, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. EDT (webinar details TBA) to learn more about this current and future admissions cycles and share your feedback"
    Yes, I will be attending the above webinar to share how I feel and tell UofT how these changes are not very equitable or fair ... You aren't adding "diversity" to your program but rather making it difficult for students who have had setbacks to have a chance. You clearly aren't valuing one important quality that every physician should have ... this ability to bounce back from difficulties or setbacks. 

    The feedback from applicants is the most important. We are the most important stakeholder in determining how these changes should be made and I really hope to see all of you there who are not happy with these changes. I hope our voices can be heard. 
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    struggles12345 got a reaction from Doctor13 in Changes to Admission Requirements 2020-2021   
    And I agree with this completely! And this is why the previous policy was lenient for those people with different undergraduate programs! I know a friend who is in a very difficult undergrad program. The previous policy allowed him to have a better gpa. He works hard, has good studying habits and can definitely handle medical school if he can handle his difficult program now. This is what I meant with what I said above! These people are also capable to learn medicine ... maybe I wasn't clear enough with my choice of wording. 
    Sorry, I think I misunderstood what you said above with the "less satisfactory grades" portion. And you're absolutely right imsotired  Perhaps this is their new way of differentiating applicants! 
     
     
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    struggles12345 got a reaction from AgentMichaelScarn in Changes to Admission Requirements 2020-2021   
    Wow, this was so well said! Thank you! This was also exactly my point ... UofT assesses GPA competitively, but just removing 2.0 FCE gives limited flexibility and only values people who already have a VERY HIGH gpa and a few poor grades. What if you had a bad year because of extenuating circumstances but recovered after the following years? Isn't this type of consistency and resilience valued despite the fact that they went through a few setbacks in life but then had the energy to recover? 

    "June 23, 2020, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. EDT (webinar details TBA) to learn more about this current and future admissions cycles and share your feedback"
    Yes, I will be attending the above webinar to share how I feel and tell UofT how these changes are not very equitable or fair ... You aren't adding "diversity" to your program but rather making it difficult for students who have had setbacks to have a chance. You clearly aren't valuing one important quality that every physician should have ... this ability to bounce back from difficulties or setbacks. 

    The feedback from applicants is the most important. We are the most important stakeholder in determining how these changes should be made and I really hope to see all of you there who are not happy with these changes. I hope our voices can be heard. 
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    struggles12345 got a reaction from drager in Changes to Admission Requirements 2020-2021   
    Wow, this was so well said! Thank you! This was also exactly my point ... UofT assesses GPA competitively, but just removing 2.0 FCE gives limited flexibility and only values people who already have a VERY HIGH gpa and a few poor grades. What if you had a bad year because of extenuating circumstances but recovered after the following years? Isn't this type of consistency and resilience valued despite the fact that they went through a few setbacks in life but then had the energy to recover? 

    "June 23, 2020, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. EDT (webinar details TBA) to learn more about this current and future admissions cycles and share your feedback"
    Yes, I will be attending the above webinar to share how I feel and tell UofT how these changes are not very equitable or fair ... You aren't adding "diversity" to your program but rather making it difficult for students who have had setbacks to have a chance. You clearly aren't valuing one important quality that every physician should have ... this ability to bounce back from difficulties or setbacks. 

    The feedback from applicants is the most important. We are the most important stakeholder in determining how these changes should be made and I really hope to see all of you there who are not happy with these changes. I hope our voices can be heard. 
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