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  1. Thanks @HappyAndHopeful and @m_jacob_45! This is exactly the information that I was looking to find out
  2. Question for uOttawa medical students. I remember learning there is typically one day per week in pre-clerkship where you have classes that run into late afternoon/early evening. Which day of the week is it for first year pre-clerkship and until what time approximately do classes run until? Or does it change every year and I’ll have to wait until the school sends us a schedule? Thanks!
  3. I had more debt than you and got the LOC without issue.
  4. Shit, well I’m convinced after reading that. Time to add on the disability insurance.
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    Sending Final Transcript

    I dropped mine off in person and they were totally ok with it. Just don’t open the envelope
  6. The PDF offer letter from uOttawa was acceptable for my advisor at Scotiabank, and I just got approval for the new LOC last week. He also said that annually I should send him confirmation of enrolment.
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    Heart and Stroke BLS

    Ah too bad would have been great to meet you at the training! I totally agree with you about weekends, I am trying to enjoy each one over the summer that I can to the fullest...
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    Heart and Stroke BLS

    Does yours include the textbook/handbook? For mine we have to buy it from Heart & Stroke directly if we want to get it, instructor is not providing it.
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    Heart and Stroke BLS

    Same, are you going to the one that is tomorrow evening (in Ottawa)? Either that or we have the same instructor
  10. Result: Accepted off "good" waitlist (May 25, 2018) Stream: English Time Stamp: May 8, 2018, 7:45 AM (waitlist) wGPA: 3.94 CASPer: I really like this test, though I am a quick typer and I understand why some people feel it is unfair in that respect. My volunteer and work experiences were really useful for helping me think critically, while being empathetic to multiple sides in a situation and ultimately explaining why I would take approach X vs. Y. I definitely had lots of examples prepared (conflict in teams, strengths, weaknesses) in case I needed to use them on the fly. ECs: heavily involved in a social service organization (volunteer, became supervisor, then became board member), lots of research experience in medicine/pharmacy and psychology (1 publication, another 1 on the way... hopefully!, some conference presentations), multiple long-term jobs working with homeless and individuals with mental illness Interview: thought i connected really well with 2 members of the panel, maybe not so well with one of the other members. My hunch about these panel interviews is that they average the score of the three panelists, and if I were to take a wild guess, I might have been scored as 2x4.0 and 1x3.5 (since I was waitlisted). At first I felt fantastic coming out of the interview, but started to really feel like shite later on. I kept going over and over my answers, and started feeling like I had thrown all my interview prep out the window, didn't feel like I took enough time relating scenarios to my actual experience and didn't feel like I was able to sell myself given the question style. Year: Just graduating UG (see below) Geography: IP Non-trad: I went to college after high school and worked in the trades for a bit. I wanted a change and I was lucky to land a job in health care administration, then a job in the government. I did online and nighttime high school courses while still working to get my grade 12 "U" credits to apply to university when I discovered an interest in medicine. I left my decent paying government job to pursue undergrad full time so that I could apply to medicine. It has been a long 7+ year journey, with many people telling me along the way it was an unrealistic goal. If you want medicine, my advice is go for it! Don't let anyone dictate to you what you should and shouldn't strive for
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    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    Thanks! Unless I had no service and the call was somehow missed, I can see no evidence that I received a phone call. Made the email that much more surprising lol.
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    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    Accepted off the waitlist for English! wGPA 3.94. Good waitlist time stamp was 7:45 AM. Received Chantal's email today at 11:15. Good luck to everyone who is still waiting, I'm rooting for you!
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    New Requirement for uOttawa

    It's official: https://med.uottawa.ca/undergraduate/admissions/application-process/eligibility-requirements
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    Full course load - 5+3+2

    Thanks for the replies! I am split like you guys on what is 100% correct (I see the validity in both scenarios) so I will contact admissions to find out.
  15. Quick question, Does anyone know offhand if this would count as a full course load? Fall: 5 courses Winter: 3 courses Summer: 2 courses I've seen uOttawa's policy: A full-time academic year where the equivalent of four (4) full-year courses is taken is accepted and counted in the WGPA calculation only if the missing course/credit is completed either as an additional course within another academic year or as a summer course. So in other words does 5+3=8 also equal 4 full-year courses? Thanks!