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May aswell have some fun while im in the source code.. thank you all for the support! and see you next year "failure is not the falling down, but the staying down." – Mary Pickford

Thought I'd make the thread since invites are coming out next week. Feel free to share your stats using the template below. Good luck everyone! TIME STAMP: Interview Invite or Regrets: Early

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4x re-applicant here.

TIME STAMP: December 12, 2019 (11:28pm PT)
Interview Invite or Regrets: Invite
Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
GPA or AGPA (if applicable): 88.72 (OGPA) --> (AQ of 28.46 for last year)
MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 512 (129/126/128/129) 
Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): Bachelors of Science (UofT)
Geography (IP/OOP): IP
Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): Currently volunteering at a hospital, stroke recovery group, and SOBC (started all of them 2 years ago when I moved back to BC from UofT in 2017). I also have multiple part-time jobs. I did some volunteering and started a club at UofT in my last year of undergrad. Not much research experience (no publications or presentations). 

My NAQ section has always been the weakest part of my application. In my first application, I had an NAQ score of around 10. In my second application, a score of 17. In my third application last year, I managed to get an NAQ score of 24 which put me just above the TFR cutoff, so I interviewed last year but was wait-listed with a below-average interview and was not accepted.

This year marks my fourth application and honestly, I didn't have high hope of receiving an interview since the NAQ scoring can vary so much year to year and I barely met the TFR cutoff last year. Very grateful for receiving the interview and will work hard to prepare for it.

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On 12/12/2019 at 6:58 PM, healthscireject said:

TIME STAMP: Dec 12, 2:28 PM EST
Interview Invite or Regrets: Invite!
Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
GPA or AGPA (if applicable): 95%
MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 523 (131/131/131/130)
Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): UG (3rd year)
Geography (IP/OOP): OOP
Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): Unique high performance section, lots of leadership in diverse variety of NPOs/clubs, research (1 first-author pub, others pending), sports (intramurals - nothing special), other cookie-cutter volunteering, a few jobs

Super excited to see you all in February!

2nd year undergrad student lurking these forums lol. Can you enlighten me on how one gets a first author publication in 3rd year undergrad????

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TIME STAMP: December 12, 2019 (11:26pm PT)
Interview Invite or Regrets: Invite
Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
GPA or AGPA (if applicable): 86.04(AGPA) --> (AQ of 24 last year)
MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 509 (125/130/126/128) 
Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): BHK 2017

Geography (IP/OOP): IP
Extracurricular Activities (NAQ 36 last year): Employment: kayak guide, odd jobs (firewood/gardening), office, ski patrol, respite care, paramedic, first aid attendant... volunteer: youth volleyball coach, VGH renal unit, VASS ski instructor, international volunteer (kinesiologist), mental health rehabilitation... Research - none. Other: varsity/national sport, travel, advocacy (lgbtq+ youth, housing insecure youth), life experiences, hobbies/things that give me joy.

Third application, second interview (waitlisted last cycle). Thanks to everyone who posted when the regrets came out. Exciting and inspiring to see snippets of so many lives and the diverse ways people are contributing to our communities :)  Thank you!

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TIME STAMP: Monday 
Interview Invite or Regrets: Regrets
Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
GPA or AGPA (if applicable): 87.6%
MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): (129, 125, 127, 125)
Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD):  Bachelor of Arts & Science and Bachelor of Education
Geography (IP/OOP):  OOP
Extracurricular Activities: Worked and lived in France as a Customer Service Manager for a French company (fully bilingual) for 3 years; public high school math/science/sociology teacher in Toronto for 8 years, and one year in Paris, France. Volunteered with individuals with developmental disabilities; Created a conversation circle for new immigrants to practice their English; Organized school science trips to the Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica to study sustainable development and ecosystems; Coached a cross-country team; Developed curriculum related to gender studies; LGBTQ Coordinator for McMaster University; Millenial Scholar and more. 

NAQ Range: 75-100th 
My Result: 

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TIME STAMP: December 12, 11:27am PST
Interview Invite or Regrets: Invite
Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
GPA or AGPA (if applicable): I think aGPA 81.8% but maybe higher if any of courses from my 3 year communication design diploma were included
MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 126 / 131 / 124 / 128
Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): Bachelor Arts
Geography (IP/OOP): IP 
Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): I'm 38, so tons of stuff. I had 19 work experience entries, lots with thousands of hours. Parent of 8 and 4 year old. Various volunteer activities including chair of school PAC for 3 years. Becoming fluent in a second language. Professional printmaking artist. No research and I self-studied for the MCAT. I also applied for rural seats and have lived in two different small towns (<5000) for combined 20 years, and worked a summer on a floating barge in Haida Gwaii.

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Posting late but posting for future reference

Interview Invite or Regrets: Regrets
Early or Regular Deadline: Regular? I think
GPA or AGPA (if applicable): 92.1/92.5
MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB):  131/132/131/130
Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): 2nd year Masters
Geography (IP/OOP):  OOP
Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): Lots of research stuff including NSERC CGS-M, a couple of 2nd author papers, posters, 1 presentation; outside of research, nothing special: I TAed and had a couple of long term leadership roles, one in a school club and another in a community volunteering thing 

NAQ Range: 0-25th percentile lmfao
My Result:

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On 1/30/2020 at 7:39 PM, birb said:

Posting late but posting for future reference

Interview Invite or Regrets: Regrets
Early or Regular Deadline: Regular? I think
GPA or AGPA (if applicable): 92.1/92.5
MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB):  131/132/131/130
Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): 2nd year Masters
Geography (IP/OOP):  OOP
Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): Lots of research stuff including NSERC CGS-M, a couple of 2nd author papers, posters, 1 presentation; outside of research, nothing special: I TAed and had a couple of long term leadership roles, one in a school club and another in a community volunteering thing 

NAQ Range: 0-25th percentile lmfao
My Result:

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This looks a lot like your extracurriculars (EC) weren't written well — something I myself have suffered from! My issue was describing how the EC let me grow/impacted my world view, rather than what exactly each EC entailed. I hope this helps with your future applications and you're definitely a strong candidate!

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Super late post (just joined) but for future reference!

Interview Invite or Regrets: Invite
Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
GPA or AGPA (if applicable): 86%
MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB):  131/128/131/130
Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): 4th year UG
Geography (IP/OOP):  IP
Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): Very typical and not super long-term? research (no pubs), hospital volunteer, clubs, ARCT in piano & performances & teaching, some scattered volunteering/leadership positions continued from HS & part-time jobs

Felt really fortunate to have received an interview and am dying to hear back (in a few days!!!) haha

EDIT: waitlisted:wacko:

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