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  1. Hi there - I am a recently accepted applicant in my 30s and I chose not to tell anyone that I was even considering applying to medicine, except for my partner and my referees/verifiers. Similar to the other poster, I knew the odds were tough, and I didn't want people in my current career to think I was checked out. It was difficult at times to keep it secret (why was I volunteering so much? why was I always so busy? ...i.e. studying for MCAT, prepping application materials, interviews). But in retrospect I'm glad I kept it mostly to myself, as it meant there was less stress and expectation, an
  2. Result: Accepted (2:51pm MT) Geography: IP GPA: high 3.8s MCAT: 520+ (130+ CARS) Degree: UG many years ago EC: Non-traditional background, have worked in an unrelated field for the past decade. Lots of leadership through that, and reasonably involved in my community. Interview: Felt very good about it, during and afterward You're never too old to change course and pursue a dream!
  3. Result: Accepted Timestamp: 8:36am EST 4YRS GPA/2YRS GPA: low 3.7s cGPA (2 year GPA much lower) MCAT: 52x MMI and Panel Interview Thoughts: Felt quite good about the MMI during and after. The panel felt incredible - very warm interviewers. Panel Date: Saturday March 27 ECs: Non-traditional background, have worked in an unrelated field for the past decade. Lots of leadership through that, and reasonably involved in my community. Year: Graduated with a BSc a long time ago Geography: IP
  4. Result: Accepted (edit: Hamilton) Timestamp: midnight cGPA: low 3.7s CARS: 131 CASPer: Must have been good (OOP interview at Manitoba) MMI interview thoughts: I was one of those who had to interview twice. I felt better about the first one but the second was still solid. Year: Graduated a long time ago Geography: IP Guaranteed interview from last year: No Not sure whether I'll be accepting yet, waiting on other schools
  5. I also had at least 1 verifier contacted at 5pm today
  6. Result: Accepted Timestamp: No email yet as of 12:53pm MT, but letter is there in Launchpad Geography: IP GPA: 3.9x wGPA for UofA MCAT: 52x Degree: BSc long ago ECs: Non-traditional background, have worked in an unrelated field for the past decade. Lots of leadership through that, and reasonably involved in my community. Interview: Felt very good about it, during and afterward Thoughts: Excited! You are never too old to pursue a dream
  7. I have it too. I'm going to assume it means nothing, since PGME = residency programs.
  8. 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!
  9. Not yet! Just their standard generic auto-reply that is sent to everyone who emails the admissions office
  10. No, NB = New Brunswick. There is a separate poll for OOP students.
  11. 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.
  12. Let's give everyone an idea where they stand. Thanks!
  13. 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!
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. 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?
  22. I think next week is going to be a big week - seems like we'll be hearing from Sask, Alberta and Calgary!
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