2017 Graduate Category Scores & Offers Thread

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  1. Startersbar

    Startersbar Otago MBChB II

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    Kia ora!

    This thread is for posting your scores and whether you get an offer so that future applicants can use this data as a resource. Use the following format for clarity:

    My grades
    Weighted GPA: 8.225
    UMAT: Thresholds met - 55/44/59 (Raw scores), (64th %ile overall)
    MAPAS: No
    Rural: No
    Medicine Offer: Waitlisted --> got an offer on 6th Jan
    Dentistry Offer: Did not apply

    This is how you calculate your weighted GPA (From Otago Uni website): http://www.otago.ac.nz/healthsciences/otago089542.pdf

    This is a calculator for obtaining your weighted GPA (Thanks to Gotham_knight): weighted GPA calculator

    Note: 44 for s2 in UMAT was the lowest score I know of that passed the threshold.
     
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  2. flooghost7255

    flooghost7255 Otago MBChB III

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    For another person:

    Weighted GPA: 8.00 (on the dot!)
    UMAT: Thresholds met - 56/49/50 (59th %ile overall)
    MAPAS: No
    Rural: No

    Applied for:
    Medicine - waitlisted (top 5, offered and accepted 12th Jan!)
    Dentistry - offered

    Hopefully the cutoff doesn't rise too much
    ^^ famous last words
     
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  3. Chilling

    Chilling Otago MB ChB II

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    Weighted GPA: 8.583
    UMAT thresholds met (can't exactly remember scores)
    MAPAS: No
    Rural: No

    Applied for:
    Medicine - Offered
    Dentistry - Offered
     
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  4. Aggie

    Aggie Member

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    Hey team!
    Ive been declined from already from Otago bc of UMAT but thought I would add my 2 cents for future people

    Weighted GPA: 7.8
    UMAT: Thresholds met - 60th/98th/18th (70th percentile overall)
    MAPAS: No
    Rural: Yes
    Medicine Offer: Declined

    Went and talked to the admissions lady because I was quite devastated but also kinda expecting it with that 1 low UMAT score. She explained to me the UMAT threshold for each section is 26th percentile and has been for the past few years. They don't release a certain number in case there is a particularly hard UMAT year but it has been 26 for each section for the past few years.
    Additionally with my GPA I only would have made the waitlist, cut off has been 7.98 for the past few years also (but again subject to change and a lot of people on the waitlist get in).
    There are 50ish rural spots but 2/3 go to first years :)

    Good luck for everyone else still waiting to hear back from Otago!!
     
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    cat849 Member

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    Sorry to hear about your umat! I was in the same boat last year and it was a shitty pill to swallow. Onwards and upwards
     
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  6. Startersbar

    Startersbar Otago MBChB II

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    Sorry to hear that you just missed out with UMAT :/

    Just a clarity question to you Aggie, did you write your UMAT section scores as percentiles or raw scores, and by 26 are you referring to percentiles?
     
  7. frootloop

    frootloop Otago Trainee Intern (MBChB VI) Moderator

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    I'm assuming that's a raw score, because 18th percentile would just be reported as 0-20.

    Also, that really sucks Aggie, must be pretty heartbreaking to miss out because of a poor UMAT section three, of all things. Try again next year, I'd imagine as a rural applicant with those grades you'd have to at least be in the running.
     
  8. Aggie

    Aggie Member

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    Sorry yes, should have clarified that! All of those are written in percentiles (so 60th sect1/ 98th sect 2/ 18th sect 3 and 70th overall) and 26th percentile cutoff from each section from what the admissions lady said
    Thanks for all the support guys, really nice of you!!! :) I'm still waiting to hear back from auckland and have an awesome Honours project sorted out down here so I am happy as larry
     
  9. AppleCupcakes

    AppleCupcakes Member

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    Weighted GPA: 8.31
    UMAT: Thresholds met - 63/67/64 (97th %ile overall)
    MAPAS: No
    Rural: No

    Applied for:
    Medicine - Offered and accepted
     
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  10. OutLoud

    OutLoud Member

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    Weighted GPA: 7.97
    UMAT: Thresholds met - 70/60/48 (90th %ile overall)
    MAPAS: No
    Rural: No

    Applied for:
    Medicine
     
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    bear123 Member

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    Weighted GPA: 8.01
    UMAT: 59/62/64 (88th percentile overall).
    MAPAS: No
    Rural: No

    Applied for:
    Medicine - waitlisted and accepted 6th Jan :)

    Good luck everyone :)
     
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    Blattman Member

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    Weighted GPA: 8.075
    UMAT: Thresholds met - 49/56/56 (69th percentile).
    MAPAS: No
    Rural: No

    Applied for:
    Medicine - Waitlisted and accepted 6th Jan :D:D:D
     
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  13. flooghost7255

    flooghost7255 Otago MBChB III

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    Apparently the gpa cutoff has risen all the way up to 8.27 :eek:

    -EDIT- photo is further down the thread
     
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  14. Startersbar

    Startersbar Otago MBChB II

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    Source please?
     
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    flooghost7255 Otago MBChB III

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    Emailing the health sci application documentation office - got no screenshots as they won’t tell me because I didn’t actually apply under graduate this year but my gf who did apply emailed them :)
     
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    laurenlovescats Member

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    Weighted GPA: 8.45
    UMAT thresholds met: 50/62/67 (67%)
    MAPAS: No
    Rural: No

    Applied for:
    Medicine - Accepted!!!! (need to complete some FYHS courses for 2019 entry in part 2 thought)
     
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  17. Jayjay

    Jayjay Member

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    8.27 is the weighted gpa cutoff?
    What had it been in previous years?
     
  18. flooghost7255

    flooghost7255 Otago MBChB III

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    Startersbar Otago MBChB II

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    I'm also speculating one possible reason for the increase is that NZ med hopefuls have to pay international fees if they were to study medicine at Australia Universities next year, therefore more students are looking to just stay in NZ rather than go to AUS. But please also note that this ruling failed to pass through so maybe those students will still end up choosing AUS. This is all just guesswork though.

    Anyway, keep posting your scores everyone so next year's cohort can figure out the cutoff to get in from waitlist etc.
     
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  20. laurenlovescats

    laurenlovescats Member

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    But in conjunction with that I hope people don't panic from a comment that is currently unfounded. The only way we'll really know is to just wait and see
     

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