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    FutureMD7 got a reaction from jb24 in CASPer and recent rejections   
    CASPer as a whole is such a scam and it infuriates me that it is being used by an increasing number of Canadian med schools when there is so little evidence to justify its use. 
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    FutureMD7 got a reaction from Beech in Timeline for acceptances/rejections?   
    This is the latest aside from last year they have ever been sent out. I don't think we can rely on previous years' data anymore to predict what day of the week they will send them, as they clearly aren't following a pattern. That's how my mind keeps convincing me it could be today. 
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    FutureMD7 got a reaction from Happylittleki in Timeline for acceptances/rejections?   
    Might be time to shoot the messenger 
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    FutureMD7 got a reaction from mastermucocele in Timeline for acceptances/rejections?   
    This is the latest aside from last year they have ever been sent out. I don't think we can rely on previous years' data anymore to predict what day of the week they will send them, as they clearly aren't following a pattern. That's how my mind keeps convincing me it could be today. 
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    FutureMD7 got a reaction from Malk in Timeline for acceptances/rejections?   
    This is the latest aside from last year they have ever been sent out. I don't think we can rely on previous years' data anymore to predict what day of the week they will send them, as they clearly aren't following a pattern. That's how my mind keeps convincing me it could be today. 
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    FutureMD7 got a reaction from sr9 in Timeline for acceptances/rejections?   
    This is the latest aside from last year they have ever been sent out. I don't think we can rely on previous years' data anymore to predict what day of the week they will send them, as they clearly aren't following a pattern. That's how my mind keeps convincing me it could be today. 
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    FutureMD7 got a reaction from marcoyolo in Timeline for acceptances/rejections?   
    This is the latest aside from last year they have ever been sent out. I don't think we can rely on previous years' data anymore to predict what day of the week they will send them, as they clearly aren't following a pattern. That's how my mind keeps convincing me it could be today. 
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    FutureMD7 got a reaction from jmn753 in Timeline for acceptances/rejections?   
    This is the latest aside from last year they have ever been sent out. I don't think we can rely on previous years' data anymore to predict what day of the week they will send them, as they clearly aren't following a pattern. That's how my mind keeps convincing me it could be today. 
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    FutureMD7 got a reaction from WinterWasp in Timeline for acceptances/rejections?   
    Might be time to shoot the messenger 
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    FutureMD7 reacted to abcd1288 in Timeline for acceptances/rejections?   
    Next week
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    FutureMD7 reacted to PleasePleasePlease in Timeline for acceptances/rejections?   
    We need to just be patient and not bug them. It will happen when it happens.
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    FutureMD7 got a reaction from sr9 in Timeline for acceptances/rejections?   
    Might be time to shoot the messenger 
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    FutureMD7 got a reaction from C737 in Timeline for acceptances/rejections?   
    Might be time to shoot the messenger 
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    FutureMD7 got a reaction from jmn753 in Timeline for acceptances/rejections?   
    Might be time to shoot the messenger 
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    FutureMD7 got a reaction from mastermucocele in Timeline for acceptances/rejections?   
    Might be time to shoot the messenger 
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    FutureMD7 got a reaction from premed2232 in Timeline for acceptances/rejections?   
    Might be time to shoot the messenger 
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    FutureMD7 got a reaction from cestmoimeghan in 2021 UCalgary Interview Invites/Regrets   
    TIME STAMP: 3:52 PM MST
    Result: Invite
    wGPA: 4.00
    MCAT: 519 (130/130/128/131)
    ECs: Research, publications, CIHR and NSERC funding, multiple co-ops, major academic awards, varsity sports, a few different volunteer positions
    Year: 3rd year MASc
    Geography : OOP
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    FutureMD7 reacted to corgi321 in UBC MD Interview Invites/Regrets Thread - 2020/21   
    Damn that 92.26% average for invited OOP applicants....me sitting here with a solid 87% :/
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    FutureMD7 reacted to Chels1267 in Is 3 weeks enough to prepare for an interview? Feeling overwhelmed and stressed...   
    Definitely practice through Zoom or something like that. I practiced via Skype with people in the past and never really paid attention to looking into the camera etc because I knew I would make eye contact with the interviewer during the real thing, but little things like that are going to be important for you this year. Good luck!
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    FutureMD7 reacted to Eliza18 in Is 3 weeks enough to prepare for an interview? Feeling overwhelmed and stressed...   
    Congrats to those who received interviews!
    For those who did not, don’t give up!! If medicine is your calling you will get here (some of my smartest classmates took the “scenic route” to med school and their background as paramedics, nurses, physios really help them!) 
     
    Just to add onto the great advise mentioned above here are some things I did that worked for me! (Disclaimer it may not work for everyone so do what’s best for you!)
    1. Record yourself answering questions and watch them back. I wasn’t really focusing on what I was saying but rather looking for any weird hand movementsI/ tone of voice/ speed/ lengths of pauses. 
     
    2. 3 weeks is enough time. Don’t worry about remembering all the news articles you read on various topics but as mentioned above talk about both sides of the story. I went about almost every question as follows: summarize the question, talk about my perspective, talk about other perspectives, pick a side, and summarize. 
     
    3. Practice talking~lots and lots of it!! I think I focused more on how I was communicating than actually researching topics. I practiced interviewing with friends, family, recording myself as mentioned above. If I were you, I would try to do as much of this online (like through FaceTime or zoom) because the real interview will be virtual. 
     
    4. As for prep material I watched the news nightly, did some reading on hot topics/ current events, and got my ideas for personal questions out on paper (ie. tell us about a time of conflict, what is your greatest strengths/weaknesse)...I find these some of the hardest questions because it forces me to look in but if you can get a few points out on paper you have a good foundation
     
    Hope this helps and good luck!!
     
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    FutureMD7 reacted to DrDre in Is 3 weeks enough to prepare for an interview? Feeling overwhelmed and stressed...   
    Congrats on your Interview invite! Best advice is to practice as much as possible. By yourself, to friends/ family, recording yourself, with other applicants online. Practice incorporating multiple perspectives into your answers (do some reading in CBC health news section, read CMAJ articles, write down your own opinions to get them straight in your mind). It becomes easy to fill up 5-8 minutes. Sometimes it can be helpful to practice structuring your answer: 1-Summarize your understanding of the prompt (30 sec); 2- give a brief layout of what you're going to talk about/ how your going to answer the prompt (maybe outlining 2-3 topics/ideas/points you're going to touch on? 30 sec-1 min); talk about your points/ the meat of the answer (3-4 min); Summarize what you spoke about and reiterate/ provide any final opinions (30 sec-1 min).
    Not everyone does this, and sometimes it's more appropriate for certain questions and not others. It can be a helpful habit to fall back on when you're stressed about coming up with an answer in a short amount of time. I definitely found that getting comfortable in my own thoughts and opinions on a variety of topics, as well as getting comfortable bringing up the personal life experiences that have shaped these opinions, was helpful because your own personal experiences can be applied across many stations and scenarios.
    Feel free to pm with any Qs!
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    FutureMD7 reacted to PleasePleasePlease in 2020 Interview/Invite Thread   
    Invite!
    OOP
    4.0, 518
    no direct connection but have lived in New England (currently doing a masters in New Hampshire)
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    FutureMD7 got a reaction from premed0821 in 2020 Interview/Invite Thread   
    FINALLY! Got my invite today around 12 PM Eastern Time. IP, MCAT - 519, GPA - 4.0. Anyone else?
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