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  1. Thank you, that's very helpful advice! The summers off are a huge plus, and one of the reasons why I'm leaning towards Queens, but it's good to hear that Mac also offers opportunities to get involved in research and take time off. I guess I'll talk to some Mac students to hear their thoughts on that too. The longer program also appeals to me because I'm going into med school after 3rd year, and I would appreciate the extra time to decide on specializations and things. COVID-19 is something I've considered, since my understanding is that QMed still offered many in-person components last ye
  2. This is really helpful, since like Student98, I'm debating between Queens and another school. Jus wondering, is it possible (or even encouraged) to be involved in research outside of Queens? I'd love to keep working in my current lab, but I'm not sure if that would preclude me from research courses, summer research grants, etc. through the university. Thank you!
  3. Result: Accepted (Hamilton) Timestamp: OMSAS @ midnight, email at 8:38AM EST cGPA: 3.99 CARS: 128 CASPer: Spent a lot of time practicing questions and going over experiences + stories, so I felt very good about it. MMI interview thoughts: To be honest, I wasn't nervous at all because I was so pissed that Mac scrapped the first interview (which I felt really good about). The questions were reasonable and I felt alright about my answers, but it was definitely more challenging without feedback from the interviewees. A few issues with timing (didn't quite finish my thought
  4. Result: Rejected Timestamp: 9:56am wGPA/cGPA: 3.975 (didn't qualify for wGPA, and most 2nd year grades were dropped due to COVID-19) MCAT: 523 (132/128/131/132) Interview: I was in the first set of interviews, so I barely had time to practice. Felt OK about it, didn't mess up any of the stations but none of them were amazing either. Year: Just finished 3rd year undergrad Geography: IP I got the hard R a couple hours after receiving admission offers to my top schools, so I wasn't fazed. Congrats to everyone who made it in this round, and good luck to anyone o
  5. Sorry for responding late to this thread, but I'll add my stats here in case it's informative for waitlist calculations or anyone else applying! Timestamp (created): 9:02 AM EST Result: WL (good) GPA: 3.99 Stream: English Year: Just completed 3rd year undergrad Interview thoughts: I didn't think I raised any red flags, but I seriously rushed through the whole thing. (e.g. they told me to answer in 1 minute because we're short on time, I'd speak at 2x speed and answer in 1.5 minutes...) Still, the interviewers were super nice, and I felt optimistic afterwards!
  6. Result: Accepted Timestamp: 8:46 AM 4YRS GPA/2YRS GPA: 3.98 or so MCAT: 523 (132/128/131/132) MMI and Panel Interview Thoughts: Felt good about the MMI, with 50+ hours of interview practice under my belt. I was way less confident about the panel; I don't think I raised any red flags, but some of my answers felt unstructured and rushed. 15 minutes passes by quickly! Panel Date (Saturday March 27th or Sunday March 28th): Sat Mar 27 ECs: Some pre-COVID volunteering and a few undergraduate and high school clubs. I tried to present a consistent theme across the type o
  7. Hello everyone, I hope you're all doing okay post-May 11! I was fortunate to receive offers to QMed and MacMed, but now I have a really tough decision to make between two amazing schools. Are there any other students in the same boat who would be interested in chatting about the pros and cons of Queens vs. Mac? Also, does anyone know of any med students who chose Mac over Queens? I've run into a few who chose Queens in this situation, but I'd love to hear the other side of the story too. Thank you in advance!!
  8. Ottawa is out now! I got a waitlist notification, and someone I know got an offer. No news from U of T yet, but I've also gotten email offers from Queens and Mac. No OMSAS updates for Queens or U of T either. Good luck to everyone today!!
  9. Invite/Rejection: Invite Time Stamp: 2:45 EST (went directly into my spam folder... so I only found it now) Location: IP Stream: English cGPA: 3.99 with winter 2020, 3.97 without Current year: 3rd year ECs: Scholarships, tutoring, several leadership positions in a few clubs, and volunteering (at a hospital and on campus). Also had an internationally recognized achievement from high school that may have boosted my ABS. 2 summers of research, no pubs. Casper and Snapshot: Felt great about CASPer (spent 5+ hours practicing for it & more reading The Book and prepping a framework; also go
  10. Sorry for the even later response, but if you're still doing regular practice sessions and are interested in another student, DM me! I'd love to join! Thank you!
  11. I just came across this thread while looking for resources to prep for interviews. I heard from UofT on Jan. 15. Figured I'd post my info in case it helps anyone: TIME STAMP: 4:15PM Result: Interview (MD) GPA: 3.98 MCAT: 523 (128 CARS) ECs: Some volunteering, a handful of recent leadership positions, various scholarships, a couple summers of research but no publications. Had a couple of impressive achievements from high school with 500+ hours logged and international recognition, which might've helped too. Essays: Felt OK about them. I'm not a very strong writer,
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