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I just want to wish everyone good luck!!! For those who get an interview, work your butt of to prepare!! For those who don't get to interview, continue to work your butt off to show the Canadian med s

when this coming out 

They got us good 

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Result: Regrets

Time Stamp: 12:03PM EST

cGPA/wGPA: 3.80

Year: 2nd Year MSc

MCAT: 130/128/128/128

ECs: Probably my weak part, 25-50 percentile for UBC

CASPer: should be good - got invited for Mac with 3.80/128

Disappointed bc I thought my CASPer went well and I may have a chance. I guess probably EC is pulling me behind. Congrats for those getting an invite and good luck on the interviews!

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Result: Regrets

Time Stamp: 12:04 PM (showed up in Promotions section of Gmail inbox)

cGPA/wGPA: 3.94

Year: 3rd, IP

MCAT: 516 (129/128/129/130)

ECs: Some research, some long term volunteering as well as some more recent ones, sports, I'd say my ECs are decently diverse but nothing super special

CASPer: didn't get a Mac invite, but did get an Ottawa invite. Honestly not sure how it went.

 

Best of luck to everyone interviewing!

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Result: Regrets

Time Stamp: 12:07 PM (showed up in Promotions)

cGPA/wGPA: 3.69/3.73 (first degree)

Year: 1st year of 2nd UG

MCAT: 514 (130/127/130/127)

ECs: A lot of long term volunteering, plus many different executive position in school run clubs. Co-founder of a student run organization to help students prepare for post-secondary. Also currently an employed health-care professional. 

CASPer: not sure how it went, felt good about it tho!

 

Low GPA most-likely held me back, Queens was the only school I applied to this year and I knew it will be an R but it still stings. This was also my first application cycle, so hoping to learn and use my second degree with a better GPA to apply to more schools next year and hopefully hear better news. 

Good luck to everyone that got an interview! You guys better kill it !:) & those that did not keep your head up, keep grinding, you are all amazing and we shall hear better news in the future XD

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Result: Invite 

Time Stamp: 11.10

cGPA/wGPA: 3.97

Year: 4th year undergrad

MCAT: 128/127/128/130

ECs:  Nothing special. A lot of long-term commitments. I got waitlisted last year at UBC after an interview, but this year I was rejected pre-interview and scored in the 0-25th percentile for ECs. Shows what a crapshoot this whole process is.

CASPer:  - Felt reasonable but not totally sure.

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Result: Invite 

Time Stamp: 11:11

cGPA/wGPA: 2-year - 3.965

Year: B.Sc. 2019

MCAT: 129/128/128/131

ECs:  0-25th percentile for UBC. No other interviews at Ontario schools this cycle. Got Toronto, Western, and OOP Alberta last cycle. Very average - some research, clubs, volunteering, long-term employment, hobbies. 

CASPer:  Didn't get uOttawa with 3.94 or Mac with 3.84/128. Didn't do snapshot. Not sure here. 

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Invite/Rejection: Rejection
Time Stamp:   12:04pm EST
cGPA: 3.99-4  
Current year: 4th year

MCAT: 132/129/132/130 (523)
ECs: 0-25 percentile according to UBC. Good enough for Ottawa

Extensive TA experience for first-year chemistry/Tutor/Child Mentor (employment). Volleyball+Badminton coach, exam aid instructor for charity, Hopsital ER volunteer + navigator, summer camp leader, event volunteer for international med students (volunteer). Comp+Rec badminton, Provincial + rec volleyball and beach volleyball, science blog writer, pianist, constructing sports systems (extras). 7 academic awards ... No pubs no research during the time of application.

Casper and Snapshot:

No snapshot. Casper I have no clue. Waitlisted for McMaster as OOP with 129 CARS, Invited for Ottawa. WPM is 100+

This whole process is starting to feel like a lottery >:C I honestly thought that Queens considering the MCAT would work in my favor.

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Result: invite

Time Stamp: 11:10 EST

cGPA/wGPA: 3.66/3.9ish

Year: BSc 2020

MCAT: 523 (132/129/132/130)

ECs: Filled all spots. 4 employment (worked 3 PT jobs throughout undergrad and currently working 1 FT job), 8 volunteer (seniors home, hospital, homeless shelter, working w people who use drugs, city advisory committee, mentorship/orientations at my uni, two high school clubs), 14 extracurricular (6 research no pubs but a few self-intiated projects, 2 academic extracurriculars like online courses/case competitions, 1 entry was my contribution to COVID response, last 5 were hobbies), 1 research poster at uni conference, 4 minor awards, 1 other (serious health issue in immediate family)

CASPer: Got a Mac OOP invite with a 3.66 GPA and 129 CARS, also got MUN and UofM OOP invites

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Invite/Rejection: Rejection
Time Stamp:   12:04pm EST
cGPA: 4.00
Current year: 3rd year

MCAT: 129/130/129/132 (520)
ECs: NSERC basic science research, clinical research, sports and coaching, peer mentor, etc. former QuARMS finalist (was hoping that would be worth something, but I guess not :(( )

Casper and Snapshot: Did snapshot. Waitlisted McMaster OOP, Ottawa invite. So I'm guessing fine but not great? 

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Result: Regrets 

Time Stamp: 12:07

cGPA/wGPA: 2-year 3.84

Year: Completed thesis based Masters. Working

MCAT: 131/126/129/129 (515)

ECs:  I thought they were pretty diverse. Heavy research. 

CASPer:  I passed the CASPer cut off for Dal so i'm not sure. Felt good about it.

I'm pretty sad. I thought there might be a chance bc my ECs are solid imo. But I guess my CARS score or casper was my downfall

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Result: invite!!

Time Stamp: 11:11

cGPA/wGPA: 4-year GPA: 3.95

Year: 4th year 

MCAT: 520 (129+ per section)


ECs:  heavy employment experience, but little leadership positions. have some small awards, and the typical premed volunteering and some long-term hobbies.

CASPer:  good enough for ottawa and mcmaster. 60-80% for manitoba OOP

 

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Result: INVITE!!!!!

Time Stamp: 11:10 am

cGPA/wGPA: 3.85/3.88

Year: 4th year undergrad (did a co-op year so I guess 5th??)

MCAT: 508 - 127/127/128/126

ECs: filled all 32 spots, some research, 1 mid authored pub, NSERC USRA, lots of volunteering with long term commitments, lots of agriculture/rural stuff

CASPer: not sure - wasn't good enough for mac or ottawa but that's not surprising given my GPA and CARS

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Invite/Rejection: Invite (second time around, fingers crossed this time I get in!) 

Time Stamp: 11:10 AM EST

wGPA: 3.75

Current year: Post grad 

 

MCAT: 130/130/125/131 

ECs: Full time job in federal government (Health related field) since graduation (~3 years), many years of long term volunteering in various areas, 3 black belts, academic and work related awards. 

Casper and Snapshot: Thought I did horribly on Casper since I was so sleep deprived, didn't do the snapshot. Didn't get invited to interview at McMaster but honestly my GPA just isn't up to muster so I'm not surprised. 

 

I interviewed on Kira last year and was ultimately invited to the panel, so I'm pleased I have that 'edge' for this cycle. Fingers crossed that two is the charm! 

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1 minute ago, tea-otter said:

Invite/Rejection: Invite (second time around, fingers crossed this time I get in!) 

Time Stamp: 11:10 AM EST

wGPA: 3.75

Current year: Post grad 

 

MCAT: 130/125/130/131 

ECs: Full time job in federal government (Health related field) since graduation (~3 years), many years of long term volunteering in various areas, 3 black belts, academic and work related awards. 

Casper and Snapshot: Thought I did horribly on Casper since I was so sleep deprived, didn't do the snapshot. Didn't get invited to interview at McMaster but honestly my GPA just isn't up to muster so I'm not surprised. 

 

I interviewed on Kira last year and was ultimately invited to the panel, so I'm pleased I have that 'edge' for this cycle. Fingers crossed that two is the charm! 

Congratulations!! Just to confirm, your CARS score is 125? Gave some hope for those with not so "high" CARS lol

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Result: Regrets 

Time Stamp: 12:02

cGPA/wGPA: 3.86/3.95

Year: Graduated 2020, working

MCAT: 130/130/129/130 (519)

ECs:  Range of volunteering, work and extracurricular activities. Alot of variety but many shorter term (<2 years) 

CASPer:  I think okay, good enough for DAL

Not surprised as I'm OOP and my ECs look better when I can write an essay explaining them

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