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  1. 4 unmatched at uOttawa (= 98% match rate)
  2. The French stream is a wonderful little family. We even have some "simulated clinics" (one-on-one practice with simulated patients, in front of actual doctors who give you feedback) that the English stream doesn't have because we're so few students compared to them. The only disadvantage I can think of is that sometimes the English notes may be a bit better, but that doesn't really matter in the long run because we have access to both the English and the French PowerPoints.
  3. Hi! I'm from uOttawa med. You have to purchase a stethoscope yourself (they're about 200$). Like others have said, I think you should wait until you start in August/September before buying a stethoscope. They'll provide you with all the info you'll need to make an informed purchase, so don't worry about it for now!
  4. Absolutely not! I was 23 when I started medical school and there were several students older than me in my class (some are even in their early 30s). Granted, I'd guess the average student is probably around 21-22 (outside of Quebec) when they start medical school, but 26 years old is by no means "too old". And congratulations!
  5. Not trying to take over this thread, but I've been trying to learn German on my own and I was wondering if you had any online resources to suggest? I've mostly been using Mango Languages and Duolingo, and watching Extr@ auf Deutsch on YouTube. It's a wonderful language but I feel I'm progressing slower than I would like.
  6. I also get really distracted by lyrics if I'm trying to study! My personal favourites on Youtube include : - Wind and a crackling fireplace - Rain - Pride and Prejudice soundtrack - Theory of Everything soundtrack I guess they're kind of odd choices but they work great for me!
  7. Yes, the CNFS, Indigenous and the other French stream students all have different cutoffs. I just meant to say that if Indigenous candidates are accepted into the French stream, there will be less than 40 spots left for the other applicants.
  8. I don't have the answer to your question, but I just wanted to add that there are probably less than 40 spots, because there are some that are for Indigenous students (although I don't know how many).
  9. Hi, I'm a second year medical student. I've heard about Return of Service contracts for CMGs who do their residency in Quebec, but have done their medical school elsewhere in Canada. I'm interested in a specialty that doesn't have many residency spots, so the ones available in Quebec interest me (I speak French), but I'm concerned that I may be forced to stay in the area for years afterwards. I've looked online but couldn't find a good source on this topic. Does anyone have any information on this (or is it even true)? What are the contract's terms and penalties? Are there similar contracts in other provinces? Thank you!
  10. My personal opinion is that it may not look good if a candidate wrote on their application that they spoke a language and then was unable or unwilling to communicate in that language during the interview. I think it would be best to practice your French and then at least give it a try during the interview! Trying will look much better than not trying at all (and perhaps coming off as a liar).
  11. If you're able to have a normal conversation with a person who speaks only French, then you should most likely be okay.
  12. I've felt similarly in the past and even now. I try to focus on what I have instead of what I don't have. I don't have a lot of close friends, but then again, I like spending time alone and I also have an absolutely amazing and supportive family with whom I love spending time. Keeping busy also helps taking my mind off negative feelings if they pop up. How about taking a class just for fun? I've met great people when I signed up for local sports or arts classes. Even if I didn't make friends, I learned a new and fun skill. And don't forget, if you're really struggling, you should consider getting professional help.
  13. What I did to prepare : - Read Doing Right - Made sure to read the news daily for several months - Prepared answers to a vast number of practice questions I found online (I did not, however, memorize any word for word! I think it's important to sound natural) - Did several mock interviews with friends / services offered at uni / a prof - Read up on the healthcare system in Canada - Made a huge list of life examples so that I'd be ready to answer any question along the lines of "Tell me about a time when..." (I made sure to have at least 2-3 examples for each question, so that if I'd already used one of those to answer another question, I'd have a backup) - Spent a ton of time talking to myself, answering practice questions out loud Hope this helps! Best of luck with interviews
  14. D'à ce que je sache, c'est seulement pour les gens qui ne viennent pas de l'Ontario ou du Québec : https://med.uottawa.ca/undergraduate/admissions/information-applicants/admission-cnfs
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