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Atlantic Bridge 2019 - Chances, Acceptance, Waitlist.

Discussion in 'UK & Ireland' started by RNtoMed92, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. medicallytaken

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    Which school were you waitlisted at?
     
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    Nothing yet! Applied to both.
     
  3. hellywon01

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    Just accepted my offer for RCSI. Super pumped for September!
     
  4. h.a.s

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    Congrats!!!!
     
  5. Texas rebel

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    Congratulations
     
  6. maudac

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    Country of Origin: Irish citizenship, permanent resident of Canada, and working in the US as a research scholar (J1 visa)
    Schools applied to: NUIG, TCD, RCSI-Bahrain (recently cancelled my application to Bahrain)
    First choice: TCD, although it's hard to pick. NUIG would be a dream too.
    GPA: 3.19 (3.5 final 2 years.). Physiology specialist/major.
    EC: 3 publications (one 1st author, others coauthor, and 2-3 others pending), 5 poster presentations at 5 conferences in Canada/US, 2 platform presentations in Canada/US in a large auditorium full of doctors, too many hours of shadowing/volunteering to count (I put 300 hours on my app but the more I think about it, it's probably more than 700 hours, hope it won't make a difference lol) prior to my research involvement, mostly in the NICU. Super good rec letters from 2 doctors.
    MCAT: No MCAT. (5 year program)
    Other comments: I'm solely an Irish citizen, but have lived in Canada since I was less than 10 years old (I'm now 24 years old). I only applied to these two Irish schools (none in US/CA/AUS) because I'm only interested in attending medical school in Ireland. I have so much family and support in Ireland so it would be a dream to be able to study and perhaps even practice medicine there. I have my doubts about getting into Trinity with a 3.2 cgpa, though I hope they can see my recent upsurge. I don't think NUIG has a strict gpa requirement, and is clearly a fantastic school. So it would be amazing to be accepted there too.

    It's great to hear about all the acceptances in this thread. I'm so happy for all of you! Hopefully I'll be joining your ranks soon. And for those of you who have yet to hear from anyone, don't be too stressed. I'm sure we will be fine. :) Good luck to you all in the coming weeks.
     
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  7. Texas rebel

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    Good luck to you as well,
    Remember UCC and UCD have five year programs too
     
  8. maudac

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    Are you sure about that? On the ABP site it says you are only eligible to apply to TCD/NUIG/Bahrain if you have a degree. And that those other schools expect you to apply to the 4 year program if you have your degree. Can you clarify this for me please?
     
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    Yes you are right, if you have finished your degree and no MCAT you are only eligible for Bahrain, Trinity and NUIG. Those other schools do have 5 year programs but I think they're only applicable if you are mid-way through your degree.

    I am in the same boat as you having a full degree and no MCAT so I got this clarification by talkiing directly with AB!
     
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  11. bwbyers

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    UL GEMS interview. After a failed UL last year and RCSI this year, I'm praying third times the charm. Any successful interviewees wanna offer this scrub some advice? UL is my top choice (rural FM goal) so I'm really wanting this so badly.
    I am booked for Saturday so hopefully see some of you there.
     
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  12. nmrtech555

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    Received UCC acceptance today (GEM)! Has anyone else heard from UCC?
     
  13. lala799

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    Congratulations! I’m still waiting to hear back for the 5 year program.
     
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  14. shaebea

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    Accepted to Cork 4 year program :) Was hoping to head to Dublin (Easier job hunting for my partner's line of work), but didn't receive any interview invites. Will be accepting my seat, but still hoping a Canadian school pulls through post-interview.
     
  15. Texas rebel

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    Wishing you all the best.
     
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    Good luck,
     
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    Hello,

    Did anyone hear from TCD and NUIG?

    Thanks,
     
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    Not yet. Haven't seen anyone who has on these forums.

    Did anyone ask AB when these schools are starting?
     
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    Got accepted to UCC (GEM) yesterday!

    Has anyone started looking into housing & loans/lines of credit?
     
  20. Medicine.Medicine

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    RCSI starts on 9/3/19. Don't know about the others
     
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    Sorry i wasn't clear. I meant specifically Trinity and NUIG start dates. Lots of people accepted to RCSI on this forum for a while now and UCC and UCD as well.
     
  22. 19brillo95

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    From what I’ve seen on forms from previous years is late April-early May NUIG and Trinity will trickle out offers. Not too far away from now!
     
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    A lot of people have received offers around mid-late march so that's possible too. They're definitely the quieter schools, lol.
     
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    Are there any blog pages or resources (Facebook etc.) already created for North American students going to Ireland?
    Congrats to everyone accepted to the various programs and looking forward to meeting everyone!
     
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    Why do some schools not interview?
     
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    Country of Origin: Canada
    Schools applying to: Limerick, Trinity, Dublin Galway
    CGPA: 3.43
    SGPA: 3.54
    Major: Psychology
    Minor: Natural Sciences and technology (environment)
    EC: 2 summers of research assisting experience the most recent being on a published medical case report. I have been head of an NPO status university club that organizes a volunteer teaching program on UN curriculum for elementary school kids for the last 2 years and was head of 2 clubs (one being RedCross) and the school newspaper in high school. I don't have any volunteer hours with hospitals though, but I do have a few hours of shadowing and 300+ general volunteer hours including a volunteer trip to Taiwan.
    MCAT: N/A
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    What do you think my chances are of getting into a school for a 5-year program? Or should I just try to finish my degree and apply after I graduate for a 4-year program? (though I may have to take an extra semester to finish)

    I am also open to other options like UK, or Australia but dont think US is an option as I dont have all the prerequisites
     
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    Hello again friends! I have a question. I'm looking at my personal statement (already submitted) right now, and realizing that I'd really like to change a few things.

    Ive applied to NUIG and TCD (which seem to be the 2 schools that give admission much later than other schools).

    Do you guys think I can send my updated personal statement at this point and be okay? I know the official deadline is April 1. I also know that NUIG has started looking at apps, and TCD hasn't. So it should probably be fine, at least for TCD, right?
     
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    Hello!
    I just recently received my interview invite to UL (4/11) and am super excited, has anyone already interviewed with them know a little more about the process? Is it a more traditional interview? MMI? How many people are typically invited? Thank you!
     
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    I interviewed last year. And again this year (April 13). The group assignment is mostly an ice breaker. The individual interview is open file, asking you about yourself and your application, etc. Last year it was about 90 people over the 3 days. Not sure if there is another location outside Toronto though, I don't think so (I live in AB so if there was another one it would be in Vancouver and I'd have been placed there). Then there is 1-2 USA locations. I think they take roughly 40 Canadians.
     
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    Thank you so much for this info! I am a US student so trying to book my trip to Toronto atm (they didn't have the US location available for these dates) and appreciate the help!
     
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    Congrats! The atlantic bridge website has a few recommendations for accommodations.. I imagine ill end up in one of their accommodations, it seems the easiest move for the first year. LOC appointment with a bank will be happening soon for me! :)
     
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    I wanted to add some things to my resume a week ago and I asked my admissions officer, they said yes I can send in an updated resume. So just send an email and attach a file of your updated personal statement, I don't think there's a problem...
     
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    Does anyone else think the activity on this particular forum is much less than that of previous years?
     
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    I accepted my offer from RCSI for the 4 year graduate entry medicine programme today, has anybody else accepted an offer from RCSI yet? Or does anyone have any advice/more information for someone who will be attending?
     
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    Does anyone know what the interview dates are for University of Limerick GEM and RCSI Gem in Toronto?
     
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    UL is April 11-13, not sure about RCSI.
     
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    I’ve noticed that too. Few reasons for that could be less applicants overall, or the people on here aren’t as long winded with their responses haha. I’m sure there’s a handful of reasons why it’s less active.
     
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    Good luck with your interview.
     
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    Thank yoooooou :) third time is the charm I hope... Just trying to reflect on previous interviews and be insightful as to where any gaps may lie or where I can improve.
     
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    Just got an offer from NUIG!!
     
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    Congratulations
     
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    For the 6 year program? Congrats!
     
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    First of all, congratulations! That’s awesome. Please spill the beans on your stats and what offer they gave you!
     
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    Thanks!!! Yeah I got accepted to the 6 year program, and just a conditional offer to complete high school! I have a 92 average and volunteering at school and at a kindergarten. Good luck to you all!!
     
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    So I called Atlantic bridge and they told me nuig has started sending out the 6 year offers but not the 5 year offers (I called them yesterday). They said hopefully by next week and it could potentially come this week but they really don't know themselves...
     
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    I'm also waiting on NUIG but I'm only waiting till Monday because I have offers from RCSI and UCC and don't want the deadline to go by. If NUIG doesn't give me an offer by Monday I'm gonna choose UCC. Let me know if y'all have any questions about my stats or application timeline.
     
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    I for one would like to know your stats? Thanks! There is a format at the start of this chain.
     
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    Hey bud. That sounds stressful/annoying. If you don't mind, what's your reasoning for your decision of UCC over RCSI?

    Also, I talked to my admissions officer and it looks like NUIG will be sending out offers in 1-2 weeks. Apparently they will assess all of us together next week. They may send out some offers later next week, and then may send more the following week after that. Nice to finally have a solid timeline.
     
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    Good luck
     
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    So can nuig offers come today or Monday? I called Atlantic bridge again today and they said they just started reviewing 5 year applicants.
     

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