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  1. I'll just offer that in my experience it's possible. In 2020 I remained in my full time job, scored in the 520s on the MCAT in June, did CASPer, got 7 interviews, and am currently on the Dal OOP waitlist (high, I believe) while waiting for the other schools' decisions in May. Go for it!
  2. Not yet! Just their standard generic auto-reply that is sent to everyone who emails the admissions office
  3. No, NB = New Brunswick. There is a separate poll for OOP students.
  4. No I don't think they share that kind of information. But I just posted a poll for OOP waitlisters to share their score anonymously, so that we can all get a sense. I looked at posts from last year, and in that poll there were 6 people with scores above 81 on the waitlist, and it looks like they all ended up getting offers in May. Don't know more than that.
  5. Let's give everyone an idea where they stand. Thanks!
  6. Thanks! The thing about UofT is that the MCAT is just a cutoff, so the high score doesn't matter at all. My ECs are strong but evidently not strong enough to counterbalance what amounts to a mediocre GPA (for UofT) and a lack of research. Oh well!
  7. TIME STAMP: 10:54 AM MST March 10 Result: Regrets GPA: 3.88 wGPA MCAT: 131/131/131/132 ECs: I'm in my 30s and have had a different career for the past decade, including several years in a leadership role. Plenty of unique volunteering and community involvement too. No real research other than a summer of NSERC in 1st year (a really long time ago). My ECs are strong (invites from 7 schools this cycle including EC-heavy ones). Essays: They felt solid for sure, lots of work, lots of review. Year: graduated BSc over 10 years ago. This was definitely the school w
  8. It advances you automatically from station to station. You can see the assessor and yourself. Questions are visible the whole time. It's very easy to use. This is all stated on Kira's website: https://support.kiratalent.com/article/137-type-of-questions-in-kira
  9. I interviewed at both Mac and UofC this past weekend, and I have the UofS interview this coming weekend. I experienced the Mac issues (Kira), though my UofC interview was glitch-free (not Kira). I am hopeful that UofS will be a little smoother for a couple of reasons. First, there are 6 interview times, for likely 300 interviewees, so about 50 at a time. At Mac, I think there were closer to 200 interviewees at a time. Perhaps the lower volume will mean fewer issues. Second, I think (perhaps naively) that Kira will have a few lessons learned from this past weekend and implement some improvement
  10. If helpful, wanted to let everyone know that the "Video Interview" tab showed up in my UCAN early on the morning of my interview day.
  11. I'm interviewing this Sunday. I have uploaded my photo ID on UCAN. The main interview page still just says "congratulations on being offered an interview" and 2 lines of text below that (I've checked the acknowledgment box). There is no box labeled "instructions" like what's shown in the screenshot in the interview prep guide. Is this the same for everyone else who is interviewing Sunday? How about those interviewing Saturday - has this appeared for you yet? I'm assuming it appears sometime shortly before the interview is scheduled to begin, but wanted to check that assumption in case it's jus
  12. Thanks for doing that! Do you mind clarifying what you mean about the rank list/review progress? Did they actually say that part, or is that just your speculation?
  13. I got an invite but my Launchpad still says "under review" - I don't think they have updated status there. The invite came to my ualberta.ca email, not through Launchpad.
  14. The interview response form asks for our "Application ID". In launchpad I have a "student ID" and a "reference number". Anyone know which one we're supposed to use?
  15. I think next week is going to be a big week - seems like we'll be hearing from Sask, Alberta and Calgary!
  16. Hi, I am under the impression that they sent out all invites and regrets on Tuesday. I think you should email the admissions office (after you check the junk/spam/promotions folders in your inbox)
  17. I am a former Queen's student so I have Solus access and can see the status of my application. It just says "pending". This has been the case for several weeks so I don't think there have been any meaningful updates through Solus so far. Screenshot attached.
  18. Hey, fellow older non-trad here (35). I got an interview this cycle - hopefully you find that somewhat encouraging. In the end, as the poster above pointed out, this school is all about stats and interview performance, so there is little explicit reason why an older applicant would be disadvantaged. (There could be implicit reasons...for example, some older applicants may not have decided on the med school route until years after completing undergrad, and did not focus as much on obtaining a high GPA).
  19. I emailed them in November and they let me know that the cGPA displayed in Launchpad is the one with the worst year already deleted (if applicable).
  20. I emailed them to ask this question in December and they said that yes, if your verifier fails to respond, Dalhousie will reach out to you.
  21. I had at least one of my verifiers contacted so far (this morning). I am OOP and my last name starts with one of the first few letters of the alphabet.
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