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I applied to McGill last year but did not receive an interview, unfortunately. I am reapplying again this year, and since I believe that my answers to the narratives from last year were very well-written, I am planning to just copy paste them for this year. Does anybody know if this is a bad idea (i.e. Adcoms go and check your answers from last year and prefer to see updated answers every year) or not?

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I know I'm late on this, but you can actually ask to meet with them and tell you where you ranked in your PN. It'll give you an idea on whether or not you should make any changes.

Oh I live in the west coast. Do you know if there is any chance that they would provide this info via email/phone calls instead of meeting up in person?

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Oh I live in the west coast. Do you know if there is any chance that they would provide this info via email/phone calls instead of meeting up in person?

 

 

I got my ranking by email 2 years ago when I first applied. Email Admissions asking for your feedback, they'll forward your request to the right person. 

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Hey everyone, as interview invites are coming out soon, I'm starting to psych myself out more and more. I got an interview last cycle and ranked 2nd quintile for GPA and 3rd for CVPN. Knowing that my GPA increased only by 0,02 this year and my CVPN remained the exact same (I submitted the same answers), what would my chances be to get an interview again this cycle?

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 https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/applying

Program      Application Deadline     Submission       Deadline Target date for invitations to interview      Interview 

M.D.,C.M.    Nov 1, 2016                Nov 1, 2016          Feb 3, 2017                                                                    Mar 20-23, 2017

Med-P         March 1, 2017             March 1, 2017       April 3, 2017                                                                   April 19-21, 2017

 

 

but as it was said in another thread (http://forums.premed101.com/index.php?/topic/93138-waiting-for-application-status-update/?p=1024577) : 

around Jan 21st it started last year, so expect around the same time, last third of Jan, perhaps very early Feb. 

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Hey everyone, as interview invites are coming out soon, I'm starting to psych myself out more and more. I got an interview last cycle and ranked 2nd quintile for GPA and 3rd for CVPN. Knowing that my GPA increased only by 0,02 this year and my CVPN remained the exact same (I submitted the same answers), what would my chances be to get an interview again this cycle?

May I ask what your degGPA was last year? I am curious what range last year's second quintile was. Also, were you second quintile relative to the OOP pool or IP pool? I'd appreciate any info!

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 https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/applying

Program      Application Deadline     Submission       Deadline Target date for invitations to interview      Interview 

M.D.,C.M.    Nov 1, 2016                Nov 1, 2016          Feb 3, 2017                                                                    Mar 20-23, 2017

Med-P         March 1, 2017             March 1, 2017       April 3, 2017                                                                   April 19-21, 2017

 

 

but as it was said in another thread (http://forums.premed101.com/index.php?/topic/93138-waiting-for-application-status-update/?p=1024577) : 

 

So interviews are in the middle of the week? Wish I realized that earlier...... so I guess they are expecting us to miss school for the interview..

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So interviews are in the middle of the week? Wish I realized that earlier...... so I guess they are expecting us to miss school for the interview..

 

If you're lucky it's Monday, get it out of the way lol. In past years interviews were in late Feb, during most university's reading week, not sure why it's different this year. 

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I always felt the academic context could always count for more than they probably say it does (10%) I'm assuming they really look at the overall picture... (eg 4.0 GPA student who took 3-4 classes a semester and 100 level electives all throughout their undergrad vs someone with a 3.80 with a full course load and many more upper level courses)

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SunAndMoon- Nope I only did a 4 year undergrad (biomedical science)

 

I remember them talking about my upper level courses and how they look at difficulty and stuff. So I agree with Haribo in that they would distinguish between someone who did part time studies in an unrelated field vs. someone doing full time studies in a related field. As well as how difficult the electives you chose were. I have a few friends with very high GPAs that took courses like Bee Keeping and Canadian Hockey for their electives...

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