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We have now roughly reached the halfway point between the start of Wednesday and the end of Friday. Good luck everyone! I'm making sure to add some extra self care into my day to de-stress. If we can

TIME STAMP: 4:28 PM MST Result: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh Invite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  wGPA: 3.87 MCAT: 512, 126 CARS!!!!!! Year: Graduated Geogra

Just a friendly reminder to everyone to study/do assignments if you have them like me

TIME STAMP: 3:49 PM AKST
Result: Regrets
wGPA: 4.0

MCAT: 519 (131/128/129/131)
ECs: Strong rural background, decent research, scholarships/awards/grants, some shadowing, etc. Pretty unique background overall + some regular premed stuff.
Year: 4th yr
Geography : OOP

Not gonna lie I had high expectations for Calgary... but UAlberta gave me some love unexpectedly yesterday so I'll take it! Congrats everyone :)

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TIME STAMP: 5:46 MST

Result: Regrets

wGPA: 3.99

MCAT: 523 (129 CARS)

ECs: 10/10 filled 0-25% UBC, not good for Queens, Good enough for Alberta and Ottawa. (See other posts for details)

Year: 4th Year BSc

Geography: OOP

 

Last school I was waiting on! Super grateful that I came out with two interviews now it's time to move on and practice like crazy :)

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Result: Regrets

wGPA: 3.84

MCAT: 128 CARS

ECs: Heavy on employment and personal experiences

Geography: IP

Wasn't surprised as I figured my GPA might've been on the lower end and my application didn't have any research. Wishing the very best of luck to all of you invited to interviews! For those of you in the same boat as me, don't give up hope, we'll get there one day! :) 

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Result: Invite

GPA: 3.69

MCAT: 514 (127/127/129/131)

Time stamp: 4:43 PM MT

Location: IP

Top 10: filled in all 10, talked about my full time work, volunteering with a bunch of groups, mentorship program, youth sports coaching, hobbies, 2 summers research (no pubs) and a personal life experience 

 

I’m in total shock but so excited!

I also want to acknowledge that some people probably didn’t hear the news they were hoping for and trust me, I know exactly how you feel, been in your shoes a number of times and it SUCKS. Just trust that you’ve worked hard and you deserve your opportunity to prove it, it will come when the time is right for you. Don’t ever let this impact your self perception and keep going, I promise it will pay off in due time. So much of it is luck and I think we all know that so just know you are worthy and capable and it will all unfold in the best way. 

 

 

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TIME STAMP: 4:28 PM MST

Result: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh Invite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

wGPA: 3.87

MCAT: 512, 126 CARS!!!!!!

Year: Graduated

Geography: IP

ECs: I think this was the decisive factor for me. You can see the U of A invites/rejections thread for my specific activities, but my U of C top 10 was crafted around some very specific themes that spanned multiple activities and experiences. I sought to tell somewhat of a story with my entries to showcase my personal growth and how I was personally impacted. I grouped as many as ~5 activities into one entry, and I conversely dedicated three separate entries around one specific theme. Mixture of unstructured experiential activities and more traditional activities. It seems that I'm easily one of the lower stat applicants on this thread (especially with CARS), so hopefully this provides a bit of hope to those of us without exceedingly competitive stats.

WOW, I sincerely ugly cried upon opening this email. As I got into my car after work, I opened **DELETED** to see a thread saying that U of C invites were out. I chose not to open my email till I got home because I didn't want to spoil my car ride lol. I truly thought I would never get to this point, and I am SO immensely grateful to receive an interview to a Canadian medical school. I was really down after receiving the U of A rejection, but I guess this goes to show that defeatism is not the way! This isn't over yet, and I will absolutely MMI prep myself to death, but I think its super important to take in the little victories. Thank you to everyone on this site that helped me craft my top 10, I probably wouldn't be in this position without the generosity of you all :)

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13 hours ago, PunkRockerForLife said:

It’s 7 MST now, Is it safe to say there’s no more emails going out tonight or am I going to have to keep refreshing my email all night?!?

the anxiety is driving me nuts haha

Anyone else still waiting to hear back? I wonder if this was another glitch or those that did not hear back got rejected. 

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6 minutes ago, Mike5534 said:

Anyone else still waiting to hear back? I wonder if this was another glitch or those that did not hear back got rejected. 

I think it was a glitch because Dr. Panaccione said on the blog that they sent out emails yesterday. But I’m like you and still haven’t received anything. I’m going to give them a call this morning and try to find out. :)

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TIME STAMP: 4:28 MST

Result: Invite

GPA: 3.97

MCAT: 517 (129/127/130/131) 

ECs: Completed all 10, with a mix of volunteering, club leadership roles, research, sports and meaningful life experiences:)

Year: 4th year BSc

Geography: IP

UofC is my top choice, so feeling super blessed:) Congrats to everyone who received an invite, there is definitely an element of luck involved with so many qualified applicants! 

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2 hours ago, PunkRockerForLife said:

I think it was a glitch because Dr. Panaccione said on the blog that they sent out emails yesterday. But I’m like you and still haven’t received anything. I’m going to give them a call this morning and try to find out. :)

Please let us know the outcome after your call ...  Thanks

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They said there was a glitch and some people didn’t receive their emails, it resulted as an error on their end. They said it’s nothing to do with your interview decision outcome it’s just something with their end. They are hoping to have it fixed today and they submitted the issue to their software developers, but it will be resolved the latest by Tuesday before the interview slots open.

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1 hour ago, PunkRockerForLife said:

They said there was a glitch and some people didn’t receive their emails, it resulted as an error on their end. They said it’s nothing to do with your interview decision outcome it’s just something with their end. They are hoping to have it fixed today and they submitted the issue to their software developers, but it will be resolved the latest by Tuesday before the interview slots open.

Our scores were just too high and the system couldn't handle it I guess

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TIME STAMP: 3:25 MST / 02.12

Result: regrets

wGPA: 3.61

MCAT: 516 (128 CARS)

ECs: good enough for UofA

Year: 2020 BSc

Geography: IP

disappointed because calgary was my top choice and the more interviews the better sense of security id feel but if I can get UofA I’d still be so excited.

 

 Good luck everyone!

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TIME STAMP: 4:19 PM MST / 02.12
Result: Invite
wGPA: 3.91

MCAT: 516 (129/127/130/130)
ECs: Research (multiple studentships - CIHR, Alberta Innovates; one first author pub, multiple conference presentations), scholarships/awards, study abroad experiences, unique personal experiences. 
Year: BHSc, 1st year MSc
Geography : IP

UofC is the only school I applied to this year so it's been a stressful 24 hours not knowing what my interview status was. On UCAN, my status is still awaiting decision. Good luck to everyone interviewing this cycle!

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21 hours ago, garceyues said:

TIME STAMP: 4:28 PM MST

Result: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh Invite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

wGPA: 3.87

MCAT: 512, 126 CARS!!!!!!

Year: Graduated

Geography: IP

ECs: I think this was the decisive factor for me. You can see the U of A invites/rejections thread for my specific activities, but my U of C top 10 was crafted around some very specific themes that spanned multiple activities and experiences. I sought to tell somewhat of a story with my entries to showcase my personal growth and how I was personally impacted. I grouped as many as ~5 activities into one entry, and I conversely dedicated three separate entries around one specific theme. Mixture of unstructured experiential activities and more traditional activities. It seems that I'm easily one of the lower stat applicants on this thread (especially with CARS), so hopefully this provides a bit of hope to those of us without exceedingly competitive stats.

WOW, I sincerely ugly cried upon opening this email. As I got into my car after work, I opened **DELETED** to see a thread saying that U of C invites were out. I chose not to open my email till I got home because I didn't want to spoil my car ride lol. I truly thought I would never get to this point, and I am SO immensely grateful to receive an interview to a Canadian medical school. I was really down after receiving the U of A rejection, but I guess this goes to show that defeatism is not the way! This isn't over yet, and I will absolutely MMI prep myself to death, but I think its super important to take in the little victories. Thank you to everyone on this site that helped me craft my top 10, I probably wouldn't be in this position without the generosity of you all :)

So happy to see this, my friend!!!! You more than deserve this!!

Now go crush that interview!!!!

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