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#101 Ozymandias

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:27 PM

So if we haven't heard anything by now, does that mean there's no hope for us? :(

 

There's definitely hope. There's usually movement until the end of June I think (or even beyond that?). Good luck everyone!

 

I can't believe it. This is the second year in a row that they have forgotten to call me.

 

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#102 premed989

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:53 PM

Lol dude, that's awesome. I just got here today from champagne. How long you in Paris for? I'm here till Sunday.

 

I'm around Paris for another 4 weeks. Enjoy your trip dude!



#103 mr.smith

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Posted Yesterday, 03:02 PM

Any movement today guys?

#104 Maggie19

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Posted Yesterday, 04:02 PM

I emailed Chantal and she said the offers for the French stream and CNFS are done for now, and they are currently finishing the offers for the English stream.

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#105 mr.smith

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Posted Yesterday, 04:03 PM

Thanks for calling!

#106 azm

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Posted Yesterday, 04:09 PM

I emailed Chantal and she said the offers for the French stream and CNFS are done for now, and they are currently finishing the offers for the English stream.

 

 

I thought in past years offers were made until early to mid June? This time, they're all done in 2 days?


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#107 Ottawa_Is_life

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Posted Yesterday, 04:11 PM

Ottawa has definitely changed its game. 

 

Hello MCAT :'( 



#108 Maggie19

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Posted Yesterday, 04:13 PM

Yes, she told me that this wave of offers is done for 2 out of the 3 streams, but that more offers will eventually be made until about mid june as people decline the offers they received this week.

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#109 Maggie19

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Posted Yesterday, 04:16 PM

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#110 EthicsForBreakfast

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Posted Yesterday, 04:42 PM

I mean they probably are just calling the people but that doesn't mean that everyone they called will accept. I assume you have two weeks from the offer to decide again correct? So there will probably be a new wave coming later on.

#111 Maggie19

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Posted Yesterday, 04:45 PM

They must have two weeks or at least one. There will most likely be another wave in a week or two, so let's all cross our fingers!

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Applied : Ottawa (CNFS), Sherbrooke, Montréal

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#112 mr.smith

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Posted Yesterday, 04:57 PM

They have a week to decide I believe

#113 Ep2017

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Posted Yesterday, 05:23 PM

Ottawa has definitely changed its game. 
 
Hello MCAT :'(


Do you mean for Ottawa? The uottawa website still says it is not required. The applications open up in July so it doesn't make sense for them to make it mandatory..
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#114 rmorelan

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Posted Yesterday, 05:30 PM

Do you mean for Ottawa? The uottawa website still says it is not required. The applications open up in July so it doesn't make sense for them to make it mandatory..

 

Yeah that has come up already - it is extremely unlikely it will be needed for the fall. 


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#115 EthicsForBreakfast

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Posted Yesterday, 05:53 PM

Yeah that has come up already - it is extremely unlikely it will be needed for the fall. 

 

Blessed to be bilingual in the sense where I can just jump to the french stream if they implement it. That being said I'm seriously considering it with the way the english stream has been looking. I'm all for prestige and taking only the most dedicated students as future MD's but needing to ace the interview with any GPA below a 3.98 in order to get in is just crazy. Especially when provinces vary so much in education and institutions never grade the same (Some are known for serious grade deflation) it's a shame so much weight is given to the GPA. The french stream is full of extremely bright people but just less overall applicants leading to a much less skewed GPA needed to be competitive. 



#116 m_jacob_45

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Posted Yesterday, 05:59 PM

Don't forget the interview is pretty key. Since they use interview 'bins' you can definitely get in with a lower gpa assuming you make it to interview. I'm at UOttawa with a 3.92 undergrad gpa and genuinely believe you can be fine with a 3.9+

#117 Ottawa_Is_life

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Posted Yesterday, 06:03 PM

Do you mean for Ottawa? The uottawa website still says it is not required. The applications open up in July so it doesn't make sense for them to make it mandatory..

Oh no, I meant for other Canadian med schools - to open up more of my options next year. 



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Posted Yesterday, 10:36 PM

Accepted off the waitlist earlier today with a 3.91 wGPA - English stream! Good luck to everyone else waiting. Your time will come if it's meant to be.


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#119 Donald_Duck

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Posted Yesterday, 10:49 PM

I really like french too because of the smaller class size and in general to land positions in the future (rmorelan you would know more about this). A bilingual candidate for hospital positions will probably be preferred over only english speakers, esp. if you are talking admin positions in the east ontario hospitals. So it's definitely worth studying in french if you can (plus less competitive to get in!)

 

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