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  1. One problem with this stat is that it doesn't take everything into consideration. There were 92 derm apps last year. 61 people ranked it first. Likely, 30(ish) people did not get an interview. Only one person matched to derm as a third choice (no idea how). Internal had >900 applicants but only about 450 ranked it number one, but I bet that more than 450 got interviews. There is a stat missing to get the real answer. Also, French schools throw things for a loop. With >1/3 of the derm spots in QC the spots in other provinces are likely more competitive.
  2. goingplaid

    Carms Results 2016

    Hey, Does anyone have insight into the derm numbers for this year? I heard it was more competitive than usually. Ottawa had no matches for it, though we did well overall. 96% (2 plastics, 2 optho, 5 ENT, 3 URO, 5-7 ERs) Thanks
  3. Hey Forum, I figured I would start this thread to get an idea about how the new portal system works and if anyone has some tips. Here are some questions I currently can't find the answer to: 1. What I should include in my CV? (Everything I've done? Only pertinent things? How far back should I go? etc) 2. If I apply to programs on February 1st, will I have to pay all over again to apply two weeks later? (I am interested in some more competitive electives, but I am not sure if they continue to tier my application until there is a free spot, or if they require me to book electives weekly/bi-weekly) 3. Is it possible to do a one week elective in something? (If so, what?) Thanks to anyone who can offer some guidance. GP
  4. Good Morning 2019s, Or should I say, "first morning of the rest of your lives." Please use the link below to access the Facebook group for your class. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1439600486354620/ Congrats on your acceptance. -GP
  5. goingplaid

    Class Of 2019 Facebook Group

    Not only are there about 20 admins/Asoc (student society) members in the group, it is likely that not all students will know about the group until they get to Ottawa in September. I wouldn't read into it. -GP
  6. goingplaid

    What Are My Chances?

    Honestly, just write the application as a part of the entire OMSAS system and see what happens. There is only one way to be sure that you won't be considered.... not applying. Best of luck in the upcoming cycle. -GP This is simply not the case and shouldn't be posted. The wGPA changes for every stream, every year. I agree that the GPA you have posted is in the area that cut-offs typically occur, but that is not a reason assume what the cut off will be next year.
  7. I think it's healthy to be really interested in meeting other people who have similar passions, but it will happen eventually. You're applying after 3 years and getting into a 7-9+ year commitment. Remember to relax and stop to look at the roses along the way. I find med students and premeds far to determined to make the most of every moment, looking behind every door, attempt to fulfill the request of every person who comes into their lives.... sometimes letting the moment make meaning for itself that makes you sane. If you get into the uOttawa 2019 class, awesome. If not, awesome, you'll be in the 2020 class. When the FB group starts up and you're getting into med all of your classmates will want to meet you too. For now, chill. Rant done -GP
  8. I have never seen this being an issue, but then again, how can I really tell? I can however see why this is the case. After now completing just about two years of my education I find myself speaking in french on a semi-regular occurrence... and I am in the english stream. I think it comes down to the "toss of a coin" approach. All things being equal means that this is the last thing to be considered and they have exhausted all other options. -GP
  9. Although it is near the CHEO (Children's Hospital), it is basically the connection between the CHEO and the General hospital (TOH). https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Roger+Guindon+Hall/@45.4024012,-75.6502461,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0xcdc5141867f59d77 You can access it directly from the ring road that goes around the entire site. You're about a 10 minute drive from the Alta Vista campus (the RGN) if you're on Main Campus. GP
  10. Hey Everyone, Please use the URLs below to access the uOttawa admissions video created by the class of 2018, as well as a link for a former thread of mine regarding interview prep and insight. Best, GP Video: Insight: http://forums.premed101.com/index.php?/topic/76272-interview-insight-and-well-wishes/
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    Escape Trial

    Anyone have information on the escape trial results from uofCal that are supposed to come out wednesday morning? This is allegedly supposed to change the world of stroke medicine. Thanks, GP
  12. goingplaid

    University Of Ottawa Mock Interviews 2015

    This question was already asked. GP
  13. I'll refer you to this thread http://forums.premed101.com/index.php?/topic/76272-interview-insight-and-well-wishes/ Best. GP
  14. goingplaid

    University Of Ottawa Mock Interviews 2015

    Good question. As I am not directly involved I cannot answer, but I assume that you will be able to see the dates on the sign-up sheet. -GP
  15. goingplaid

    University Of Ottawa Mock Interviews 2015

    I can confirm the legitimacy of this thread. - Get a spot, this is a great opportunity! GP
  16. goingplaid

    Invited For Interview Vs Accepted

    These are pretty accurate. The number of interviewees changes slightly every year as does the number of people in the class, but these are all good estimates. As for applicants, there were more than 4000 last year, and I would expect the same turn out this time around. Best, GP
  17. goingplaid

    Accepted W/o Research

    Hey, When I was accepted, I had only one literature review and an honours project. Not sure this truly counts for research, but I don't think that research is a must, but it will help. GP
  18. Hey, Best option is to call the faculty directly about specific courses. We come from a variety of universities so it is hard to comment on what will and will not be accepted. GP
  19. goingplaid

    Taking notes

    If you know all of the lectures, you can't fail the exam. (well it would be hard) Honestly not all of the lectures do a perfect job of fulfilling the objectives. If you think that the presentation covers the whole objective, then don't look anything else, but some extra background information on important objectives will certainly help you. All of the objectives are provided for you. Most of them a pretty straight forward. Some of the came be answered in a sentence, others in a page. Hope this helps, GP
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    Waitlist partyyy

    Like I said before, I think someone got in August 28th last year. Stranger things have happened. GP
  21. goingplaid

    first year med school question

    Perfect answer. I get a few hours done every second day or so, but I usually don't start studying till 1.5 weeks before the exam. Other people start 3 weeks out. Just my style. GP
  22. goingplaid

    Choosing Top 3

    We had top 5, but I went with impact factor. What have you done (in each area) that has shaped the person who you have become today? GP
  23. goingplaid

    What time is class done on Fridays?

    Second this! Thanks dnao2 GP
  24. Please note that the wGPAs are posted for this cycle as found in the FAQ People have received interviews and acceptances with less than 3.91. How they evaluate your ECs will make all the difference! GP
  25. goingplaid

    Ontario resident french cut-off?

    I try, that's all I can do. lol Thanks Savac, GP