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burnerboy last won the day on August 1 2020

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  1. Amazing!!! Thank you so much. Just sent you a DM
  2. The St. George academy preference survey is due soon, and I'm pretty sure that I'll choose PB but I'd love to ask a current student a few questions. If you're in the PB academy could you please send me a message or reply here so I can DM you? TIA
  3. Result: Bad waitlist Timestamp: 9:26 AM cGPA: 3.99 CASPer: Prepared way less than last year when I got an R... but I am a fast typer so I answered all questions. Did not do Snapshot. Interview: I honestly thought it went okay... Didn't necessarily expect a direct offer but I was very surprised by how low I was on the waitlist lol! Year: BSc. 2020 Geography: IP Stream: English, also applied through SAI Will be withdrawing myself from this WL. Goodluck to everyone!
  4. Result: Accepted, St George Timestamp: 9:35 AM cGPA: 3.99 (not eligible for wGPA) MCAT: 50x ECs: Leadership positions, volunteering/tutoring within my community, some research, a few scholarships and awards. Essays: Concise and very personal... made sure they gave the reader a good sense of who I am. Interview: I made sure to bring in personal examples to as many questions as I could so that my answer was more engaging for the rater. Felt like I'd rambled a bit on at least one question, but I used up the full time given for every question. I'm so so grateful fo
  5. I emailed them because I had the same question! Copy + pasting their response: Thank you for your email. You can make notes during the 3-minute 'brain-storming' period, however, once the answer begins you cannot make reference to or read from your notes.
  6. TIME STAMP: 9:45 AM Result: Interview (MD) GPA: 3.99 cGPA (Don't qualify for wGPA) MCAT: Above cutoffs ECs: Some leadership positions, volunteering within my community/tutoring, some research, a few scholarships + awards. Essays: Very personal... made sure they gave the reader a good sense of who I am! Year: BSc 2020 So grateful for this opportunity Goodluck to everybody this cycle!!!
  7. Invite/Rejection: Invite!!!!!!!!!!!! Time Stamp: 2:45 PM EST Location: IP Stream: English cGPA: 3.99 Current year: BSc 2020 ECs: a couple of leadership positions, volunteering within my community/tutoring, some research, a few scholarships + awards. Casper and Snapshot: Prepared way less than last year when I got an R... but I am a fast typer so I answered all questions. Did not do Snapshot. I also applied through the social accountability initiative if anyone is curious! Got an R from Ottawa last year so didn't expect this at all and cried a bit when I got the email ng
  8. Of course the acceptance rate of a stream created to remove barriers during the application process and increase representation is higher than that of the general stream… that is the whole point of a pathway like this. Would you ever expect the ACCESS or SWOMEN stream at Western, or Indigenous applicant stream at any school to have an acceptance rate that matches that of the general stream? You’re trying really hard to push this narrative of less qualified Black students stealing seats at Canadian medical schools using US data and it’s not making sense.
  9. Lol, just applying available US data to Canada and trying to justify your claims isn’t going to cut it my guy. Here are some actual statistics. As you can see from the most recent Canadian data available from U of T, 17/92 = approximately 18.5% of Black applicants are accepted which is absolutely no where near your 90% estimate. I assume that the number of applicants to U of T has increased greatly with the implementation of the BSAP, which has in turn increased the acceptance rate of Black students. This increase is also likely due to the reduction of implicit bias wh
  10. This thread from the only Black QuARMS student is a good read. Like she said, I think a low SES stream w/ consideration for minorities would've been a better option
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