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how old are all the applicants here....
05-02-2002, 12:34 PM
I am 21 ... but why do you ask? The mean age of students admitted to the U of S med school last year was 23, which hovers right around the average age of successful applicants to all other Canadian schools (maybe except Mac, I think their average age is a bit older).
05-02-2002, 02:08 PM
i'm all of 21 - bit long in the tooth, but i've got a degree to show for it.
i'm actually surprised the mean age is 23 - seeing as how u of s is one of the few schools you only need 2 yrs pre-med to get in. i would've thought you might see a few more 19-20 yr olds (i would've been 19 in med-I if i got in after 2 yrs).
i ask for no reason really.....i recieved my 'rejection' letter today based on my interview. Im just feeling a little depressed and what not. I wanted to see if i was young, or old, or avg. Im 21 now, so if i get in for the next class, ill be 22. Just wanted some re-assurance that im still in the race and to give myself the illusion that not getting in is for the better b/c im young.....just comming up with things to make myself feel better i guess.
Rejection is a *****!
Good luck all
23 is the average age for successful applicants across Canada. I don't know why but it is. It seems like UofS is like UofA where they don't tell you jack squat about your acceptance or rejections till June/July. That bites, while the Ontario schools get back to you by June and UBC and Calgary get back to you mid-May. Waiting sucks...but oh well.
05-02-2002, 05:21 PM
I'd have to say age is a BIG asset. I'm 27 and seriously felt that I didn't have a strong interview, yet I passed. I can't help but think that my age made some of my answers, which were otherwise quite ordinary, seem more "mature". This is really not fair and I sympathize with you, non. I know it's small consolation but remember that when you interview next year - YOUR answers will be that more credible because you are older and have gone through a rejection once before. Seriously, if two applicants tell someone they really want to be a doctor - it's much easier to take the older/repeat applicant more seriously. I'd be the first to say this isn't fair as I've met some incredibly mature and intelligent younger applicants - but try to stay positive. (easy advice to give, I know - I'll be smashing plates and cursing the world if I don't get in!)
05-20-2002, 09:15 PM
so getting a fail for your interview still means u're in the race? or r u definitely out of the game
05-20-2002, 09:26 PM
an interview "fail" means you're out of the race. if you passed, for the final decision they look at your grades, interview score and reference letters. specifically, academics count for 75%, personal qualities for 25%.
05-20-2002, 09:43 PM
so is the interview and references included in the 25%?
05-20-2002, 09:50 PM
i think that's right, but other discussions on this board suggest that the reference letters don't count for too much. maybe someone else can confirm that.
based on your comment in the other forum, are you an oop applicant? where else are you considering attending?
05-20-2002, 10:26 PM
yes i am an OOP student. other than UofS, i got interviews at UWO and UA, so i'm pretty psyched. but i am considering UofS more now that i've got a more bigger shot at getting in (after getting the 'pass' on interview i feel a bit better...). though i have to say, i'm scared i didnt do so well on my interview at UWO, which was a week after UofS b/c with me, the more practise i get, the worse i get!!!! my first try at anything seems to be the best. lol, so i'm really keen on finding out more about UofS. my UA interview is this thursday, and i am so confused about what to read up on. i'm so sick and tired of reading stuff....and i'm sort of not paying attention to waht i'm reading anymore. but we'll c what happens.
from what i've read about you, u're not in sask, but r considered a resident...right? what r u're plans and where all have u applied?
lol, i cannot believe we've managed to msg each other back 3-4 times within the same hour!
05-21-2002, 10:52 AM
yeah, like i said, u of s is a great school, and since there'll only be about 6 or 7 of you oop-ers there next year you'll be in distinguished company. i don't know how many oop-ers are still in the running after the interview cut-offs, but you probably stand a pretty good chance of getting in - the vast majority of oop applicants don't even get to the interview stage.
yep, i'm out east doing (just finished!) my BSc, but since i'm originally from regina i'm considered a sask resident. like i said, sask was my first choice but after the "fail" notice i'm hoping for queens now - for the same reasons as u of s. find out in about 2 weeks...
good luck this thursday!
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