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    White coat ceremony

    @NBgeegee17 So does this mean that the first day we need to be in Ottawa is September 4th? Or do we have activities earlier than that?
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    O Week

    Don't quote me on this but I was told by an upper year that things begin on August 31st and our first official day of class is Sept 4th
  3. Knowing that med school pretty much dominates ones life, I'm just curious to know how you guys kept up with still being 'normal' and having the ability to speak to people from all walks of life about most topics? Did you guys have to intentionally read the news, follow pop-culture, etc while in med school? What are your thoughts on this? And for those with an s/o, do you think it burdened your partner to always be talking about medicine?
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    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    Hey guys, just thought I'd let you all know that the class is full (both streams) and the wait list is closed - the email will be sent sometime later EDIT: Someone I know called Chantal. So although I can't confirm with certainty, I trust that person
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    French Stream Residency Matching

    I have considered the Quebec residence aspect - however don't they favor QC residents? (though I suppose that at least I have a possibility). It's relieving to hear that going from FR to ENG is easier than the reverse. I did all of elementary and high school in French and I remember getting a bit of "culture shock" when I started reading English texts for the first time. It's like my brain had to be completely rewired hahaha
  6. Hi everyone, I'm trying to think a little further ahead in terms of my career and the thought of residency matching is definitely on my mind. My ultimate end goal is to practice back in my home town that serves mainly anglophones but also lacks french speaking physicians for the francophone minority. I know a couple docs that have studied in Quebec and matched to English family medicine programs and I'm thinking of following a similar path (except i'm studying in Ottawa). I have heard that French students can study and write exams in English however I'm curious to know if this looked down upon in any way? I have no issues with the language as I am fluent in both English and in French but from a realistic point of view, studying medical terminology in English would benefit me during my residency. I am also aware of the fact that OSCE's, standardized patient interviews and in-person lectures are all in French - I am not worried about this one bit.
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    uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion

    French (non-CNFS).
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    uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion

    My acceptance was into French and it came at 6:29am. Fingers crossed for you Sincere I read that you're a re-applicant like I am.
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    uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion

    Yeah it got time stamped for 6:29 am
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    uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion

    HOLY SHIT I GOT ACCEPTED. AFTER MY 3RD TRY AND I THOUGHT I BOMBED MY INTERVIEW
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    Ottawa Med French Stream

    I can confirm that my bilingualism was tested
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    uOttawa Interview 2018 Discussion

    As someone who interviewed twice previously at Ottawa and thought I knew their style, I felt like this year's interview came completely out of left field and I was definitely caught off guard. I was definitely not expecting my set of questions and thought I handled some of the scenarios rather awkwardly. Who knows what the outcome will be. Good luck to everyone
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    Ottawa 2018 Interview Invites/Rejections

    Invite Time Stamp: 29/01/2018 - 6:11pm Location: Ontario Stream: French wGPA: 3.9 Current year: Post grad 2 yrs (non-masters) ECs: several pubs, clinical researcher, hospital volunteering - relatively bread and butter Casper: Didn't think I did well. Didn't prep and winged it but I would say I am a pretty moral/reasonable person lol
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    GPA Chances Question

    Hey everyone, i'm just wondering what my chances are in terms of GPA for Canada (or if I have a better shot at the states). Year 1: 3.6 (82.2%) Year 2: 3.64 (83%) Year 3: 3.93 (88.5%) Year 4: 3.97 (89.9%)
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    Could I be making a dangerous decision?

    So I wrote the MCAT last year and ended with a 511 (130/124/127/130). I only received one interview for Ottawa but rejections for the others. I am planning on writing on August 25th again but I don't feel ready at all as I started studying again quite late (mid July). I've placed myself in a pretty difficult situation because I feel like I might be able to secure an interview for UofT if I rewrote and atleast got 125's in all sections but i'm not confident i'd be able to get a 128 in CARS this time around (even so, my weighted GPA would be around 3.82 I believe which isn't very high). My situation is even more complicated by the fact that I have sent in primaries to American schools and if I do worst on my 2nd MCAT, this may not look good at all and could ruin my chances. The way I see it is this: -If I can't manage to hit 128 CARS in practice by the end of August, I should not write the MCAT and instead aim for writing it in January -Or, rewrite the MCAT with the purpose of trying to get at least a 127 in CARS (which is not guaranteed), but with the potential of decreasing my score in all other sections. What are your thoughts on my situation?
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