View Full Version : UT... what to do...
04-23-2001, 03:00 AM
Ah man! I received my rejection letter... First I was bitter, then upset... and now, I've accepted the fact that there probably are over 400 applicants who are more qualified then I am, and have moved on.
I have a 3.85 OMSAS GPA... I thought it was pretty competitive, but I guess not enough for UT. I'll graduate this year, and my GPA will probably be around the same...
I've received interviews from several other schools, but my first choice was UT. If I get into these "other" schools, then I'll go, but lets just say I don't.
When would be a good time to call the admissions to find out how i scored?
Also, I don't have any research experience... is it a big factor for UT? (I got interviewed at Ottawa, and they are known to be pretty picky about that)
What do most people do for a year if they don't get in? I don't wanna rewrite my mcat... (35N).. but if I have to, then i guess i have to... what do you think?
thanks in advance for your help.
04-23-2001, 08:14 AM
I can empathize with you on your rejection... Your GPA is pretty solid, so you should be fine with that overall. The only area you probably could do better in is your written (especially if western is on your apps list). With a 35 combined, I don't forsee you crashing on a re-write... HOWEVER, it does suck that you are in 4th year. Any thoughts towards a M.Sc. if this doesn't pan out this year (BTW, if you interviewed at a couple other schools as I did, you've still got a good shot! As soon as I got my UofT slam I started thinking that I was not getting in at the other two schools... God this blows... but I digress)??? U of T likes research, and with a good GPA in your MSc year you might score an interview. I know you probably know this already, but it's my two cents worth.
04-23-2001, 09:09 AM
i'm among the many souls still waiting to hear something...anything from U of T. i graduated with a B.Sc from mcgill in april 2000. thus, i too had the dilemma of deciding what to do with a year off. in retrospect, it hasn't been a "dilemma" at all...it has been an extremely productive and enjoyable year. i have been working as a research assistent/lab tech at a hospital. i've learned more this year about science and research than i ever could have imagined. further, i just found out that my results are going to be published. basically what i'm saying is don't view a potential year off as a bad thing. you might just realise that you needed it before beginning the long process of med school.
04-26-2001, 05:49 AM
OMSAS 3.9 and got the slam from U of T some years ago. Not even an interview. Strange how you write the same stuff for every school and some thing you're "well-rounded" while others send you a rejection letter!
Best of luck!
04-27-2001, 09:55 AM
You folks that applied to the U of T, and got turned down: did you take undergrad at the U of T? Or did you take it someplace else?
04-27-2001, 12:56 PM
Time away from school is a very good thing.
Often times, people in the medical rat race are so worried about the time line that they forget about other important facets of their life.
I, not intentionally, took time away from school after a rough undergrad at UT.
Best time of my life. Learned a lot more about myself, life, medicine, and most importantly that I really do want it for the right reasons.
Time away is a blessing. It helps you to reflect and also allows you to cherish one of the best times in your life - your twenties.
Best of luck
04-27-2001, 06:54 PM
I'm from BC
I was just wondering how many other schools did you have interviews at? Why was UT your first choice (since you are from BC, one would assume that UBC would come first on your list?)? where else did you have good interviews at?
I know that UT does not care about or expect research from undergrads since I got an interview and I did not have any research, but to make up for that I had great volunteer work.
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