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TIME STAMP: 2:17pm EST 
Interview Invite or Regrets: Invite
Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
AGPA (if applicable): 82%
MCAT: 510
ECs: Research (2 first author pubs, 2 others, several oral and poster presentation at local, national, and international conference, 2 graduate fellowship awards, 1 undergraduate scholarship, organized a clinical conference in 2016), Worked at a pediatric clinic as a physician's assistant during my masters, Worked as a lifeguard and swimming instructor throughout high school and undergrad, worked as camp counselor at camp for indigenous populations in Northern Ontario, Varsity Basketball,  Volunteered in Oncology for 6 years, TA for three undergraduate courses, Lots of random hobbies (beer brewing, hiking/camping, piano, running/triathlons, travelling, scuba diving, photography, car restoration, basketball exchange program to Germany), Mobile clinic volunteer in South America, Organized special Olympics fundraiser annually.
Current Degree: B.Sc. (Honours) and M.Sc. Conferred
Geography: IP

This is my third application cycle and my first interview!! I am so happy!!

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Invited! Anyone in Vancouver want to start prepping for interviews?  

This is the craziest stats I have ever seen... apply to Harvard lol

All I’m going to say is quite a few of us (possibly me included) are going to be receiving disappointing emails shortly. It will suck, it will sting. Do not let that get you down. Go out of your comfo

TIME STAMP: 11:17am
Interview Invite or Regrets: Invite
Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
AGPA (if applicable): 86
MCAT: 508
ECs: 

  • 2 clinical research projects both published 1st author (1 in a high IF journal, the other in meh). International conferences for both and won 1st place in one of the conferences - multiple other small time presentations for these projects
  • 6 years+ patient visiting hospital volunteering (800hrs)
  • 2 years peer mentoring volunteering
  • 2 weeks hands on volunteer trip to 3rd world country 
  • 1 month volunteer trip to other 3rd world country
  • 2 years part-time job during undergrad 
  • multiple hobbies (marathon runner, watching subtitled foreign cartoons - anime lol, etc.)
  • some shadowing and other leadership stuff etc. (can see my full activities in the "what are my chances" thread)

Current Degree: 2016 BSc; no graduate study
Geography: IP
NAQ: would have had to be at least around 27?
AQ: calculates to something like 24.8?

TFR: unknown

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TIME STAMP: 11:36am pst 
Interview Invite or Regrets: Invite!!! 
Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
AGPA (if applicable): 3.8-3.9
MCAT: 508
ECs: I’m a non trad, worked with kids and adults with developmental disabilities directly and later as a consultant (4 years), had a foster child through MCFD, volunteered at autism speaks, research during my first and second undergrads, 2 published. Dealt with my own chronic illness diagnosis in the middle of my journey. 
Current Degree: BA in psychology (2013), BSc in biology (2018)

Feb. 11, 2018 is my date!! I’m so nervous but also so ready for this next step!! Yay!!! Congrats to everyone!! 

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TIME STAMP: 11:17am pst
Interview Invite or Regrets: Invite!
Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
AGPA (if applicable):  86%
MCAT: 510
ECs: 2-year church mission and various other church assignments throughout my life, hospital volunteering, co-op work in health-care settings, discussed some health issues in my family (depression, psychosis), university tutoring, played sports competitively in high school. 
Current Degree: BKIN
Geography: IP
NAQ: Last cycle: 30.42
AQ: Last cycle: 16.59 

TFR: Last cycle: 47.01

I sure hope they let some KINs in this year!!

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4 minutes ago, Jeff54 said:

TIME STAMP: 11:17am pst
Interview Invite or Regrets: Invite!
Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
AGPA (if applicable):  86%
MCAT: 510
ECs: 2-year church mission and various other church assignments throughout my life, hospital volunteering, co-op work in health-care settings, discussed some health issues in my family (depression, psychosis), university tutoring, played sports competitively in high school. 
Current Degree: BKIN
Geography: IP
NAQ: Last cycle: 30.42
AQ: Last cycle: 16.59 

TFR: Last cycle: 47.01

I sure hope they let some KINs in this year!!

There are always quite a few kin students in each medical class.

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22 minutes ago, imreadyformed said:

I'm also interested in joining this prep group!

I also feel like we are all just cautiously waiting for each other to get the ball rolling though.. LOL.

Anybody down for meeting this Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning? The sooner we start the better... only 8 weeks to go.

I'm happy to meet anywhere between SFU and UBC. Let me know!

I'm down! I can do Sat or Sun after 3. 

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TIME STAMP: 11:17 AM PST
Interview Invite or Regrets: Invite
Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
AGPA (if applicable):  86 or 87 (Had trouble accessing my old applications, GPA hasn't changed)
MCAT: 515
ECs: Played competitive hockey and baseball for 15+ years, various other sports/coaching, couple hundred hours of hospital volunteering, shadowed/volunteered in hospitals abroad, worked/volunteered at a homeless shelter, worked with at-risk children for the city, played guitar for 15 years.
Current Degree: BSc Physiology, graduated from SFU in 2015, have been working/volunteering/travelling since
Geography: IP
NAQ: Last cycle:Mid 20s
AQ: Last cycle: Mid 20s

TFR: Last cycle: around 48 or 49... Really wish I could pull up my last application for reference! 

This is my 4th application cycle, and 3rd after graduating. My score had increased each year and I was really thinking I'd get an interview last year after doing all the traditional pre-med tasks to boost my NAQ score. Last year, even with a bunch of overseas volunteering added my score stagnated. This year I applied last-minute, kind of giving up on UBC and other Canadian schools (last year I applied all across Canada, this year just here)  and removed some activities in favour of activities I really enjoyed. (e.g. a short amount of time doing research for long-term personal tasks). I'm really excited and honoured to have this chance! Still can't believe it. I've lurked this site for a couple years and finally got the courage to post... Reading everyone else's extroardinary ECs and GPAs was insane to me, still shocked I'm able to say I got an interview. Funny enough, I'll be starting medical school in Australia in January, but will fly back for a weekend for the interviews. I'd be super down to meet some of y'all and get some MMI practice in before I head down under!

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Long time lurker. I applied last year received a 39.6 TFR. Was fresh off my degree. Spent the year volunteering added some stuff that I should have put on the first app. This brings me to where I am today.
Status: Regrets, no interview
AGPA: 88.41
AQ: 28.05
NAQ: 23.59
TFR: 51.64

I missed the cutoff for IP by 0.03. I am devastated I simply cannot believe this is happening. I am shocked my score jumped so much but I am still horrified that I missed by such a small margin. For those in a situation similar to me, should I be concerned next cycle (ie I have some volunteer stuff that was past this cutoff that will be on the next one) or should I be hopeful?

 

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43 minutes ago, c.u.nxt.yr said:

TIME STAMP: 11:17 AM PST
Interview Invite or Regrets: Acceptance
Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
GPA: 97.3% OGPA
MCAT: 527
ECs: Led large social justice movement in the US this summer, district manager for Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, 300+ hrs research (wet lab + clinical), 300+ hrs volunteering at animal shelter, 100+ hrs volunteering for homeless shelter, three publications (two first), six undergraduate research conferences, 1000+ hrs with MUN (high school and university), university tutoring, mentor, varsity athlete
Current Degree: 3rd yr UG in GRSJ
Geography: OOP

 

This is the craziest stats I have ever seen... apply to Harvard lol

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Really excited! Congratulations to everyone who got an invite! I’d love to join in on the interview practice group as well!

 

TIME STAMP: 11:17 AM PST
Interview Invite or Regrets: Interview
Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
GPA: 3.87
MCAT: 508 (129 CARS)
ECs: Non-trad Applicant. 6 years full-time work experience (international and domestic) in Finance, Non-profit, and Travel. Sports: Black Belt Taekwondo Instructor plus provincial gold medalist, Dragon Boating, and Online Health/Fitness Group Mentor. Hobbies:  Piano, Baking, Travelling (35+ countries) Clubs: Exec positions in several Uni Clubs with a focus on culture, diversity, and community service. Volunteer: Hospital, Food Bank, Cultural Centre, High School, Senior Home. Scholarships: About 20k. Also represented Uni and won awards in several international and national competitions.  No research, no pubs.
Current Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from 2012 (Queen’s U) No science background
Geography: IP

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1 minute ago, Comprehensible said:

Hey do we know how many OOP applicants they're accepting this year? Looks like it has varied a bit over the last few years.

It varies only if some turn down the acceptance and the next in line off waitlist is an IP.

They take up to a maximum of 10% of the class, so about 29. Just varies because many that get accepted off the bat as OOP decline for other schools, then the "new" spots get filled by waitlist. The waitlist is all mixed IP/OOP, so the "next in line" for that former "OOP seat" could be an IP student.

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5 minutes ago, JohnGrisham said:

It varies only if some turn down the acceptance and the next in line off waitlist is an IP.

They take up to a maximum of 10% of the class, so about 29. Just varies because many that get accepted off the bat as OOP decline for other schools, then the "new" spots get filled by waitlist. The waitlist is all mixed IP/OOP, so the "next in line" for that former "OOP seat" could be an IP student.

That makes sense thanks!

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1 hour ago, JohnGrisham said:

It varies only if some turn down the acceptance and the next in line off waitlist is an IP.

They take up to a maximum of 10% of the class, so about 29. Just varies because many that get accepted off the bat as OOP decline for other schools, then the "new" spots get filled by waitlist. The waitlist is all mixed IP/OOP, so the "next in line" for that former "OOP seat" could be an IP student.

Even the initial offers do not guaranty that 29 OOP offers will be sent :) 29 is simply the absolute maximum number they will accept. Post-interview, every single applicant is ranked in order from 1 to ~650 (how ever many interviewed) and then invitations are sent and site locations assigned in order of rank. If 29 OOP applicants aren't part of the top 288 ranked applicants post-interview, the administration will extend fewer than 29 offers. 

However, typically about 45 to 50 OOP offers are sent as they cycle through the applicants who receive an offer but decline it. 

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