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  1. Hey! The main thing I would suggest is you ask them to focus on the CanMEDS roles and how you demonstrate them, then tie that back to how you would make a great physician because of it. I’d also suggest giving them some examples of how you demonstrated each role, and they choose which to use or can add their own in. Another thing you can do is look at your application and get them to write about some of the things you’ve done, such as research. You can also ask them to explain how you meet the school(s) you’re applying to’s mandate/mission statement to show you would be a good fit there. I believe they changed the reference letter format this year to getting the references to answer questions (please correct me if I’m wrong), but you can likely still use these suggestions. Last year we contacted them through OMSAS, but I’d check the OMSAS guide as it will give you more info that’s is up to date. I hope this helps! Feel free to PM me if you have any more questions.
  2. Hey! I'd suggest posting on the Facebook group if you haven't already. Quite a few people are looking for roommates!
  3. I asked my advisor at RBC and they stated I could get it for the duration of medical school. However, I imagine that you may be able to negotiate to get it in residency as well.
  4. Unfortunately, they do not. Please refer to here: https://med.uottawa.ca/undergraduate/admissions/faq I wish you the best of luck, don't give up!
  5. Time Stamp: 8:36 am Result: Waitlisted GPA: 3.96 ECs: Refer to previous posts Geography: Lived in Northern Ontario my entire life Interview: Thought it went very well Decision: I accepted my offer at my first choice school, so I am off the waitlist at NOSM. Hopefully this helps those who are waitlisted! Congrats to everyone who was accepted and best of luck to those waiting!
  6. Result: Accepted! Stream: English Time-stamp: 7:03 am wGPA: 3.978 CASPer: I am not a very fast typer so I missed the last question on a number of "stations." This was definitely the weakest part of my application. ECs: Volunteered in various areas at a hospital, volunteered doing research at a healthcare institution, founded a campaign for sheltered animals, organized an annual gift exchange for underprivileged children, helped special needs individuals horseback ride, etc. for a total of approximately 1500 hours. Involved in recreational sports and had a few volunteering and academic awards. Lots of research with 1 publication, 4 poster presentations, and 2 oral presentations at the time of submitting my application. Interview: It was very fast paced! I felt great when I got out of it; however, the more I thought about my answers the less confident I felt. I felt that I really connected with one person on my panel as they seemed genuinely interested in my answers. I got an interview off the waitlist, and had only about 4 days to prepare. Year: Just finished 4th year of undergrad Geography: IP Congratulations to all of my future classmates. For anyone who was rejected/waitlisted pre- or post-interview, do not give up!
  7. No problem! Best of luck with your application(s)!
  8. They have an assessment form that they have to fill out, where they rate things such as written and oral communication skills. I haven't seen the form, so I am not sure what is on it, but I know they have an open-ended part as well. Hopefully someone who has completed or seen the reference forms can answer your question! The NOSM website has some advice for selecting references: https://www.nosm.ca/education/md-program/admissions/admission-requirements/ I hope this helps!
  9. That is certainly a tough choice to make. To add to what was said above, would it be too late to switch classes after March 8th? If not, you may want to wait until then in case you do get offered an interview. Also, depending on how biochemistry is going, if you do not think you will get a minimum grade of B in it, you may want to switch classes as a minimum of a B is required to be admitted. Try to consider how staying in the class and switching classes may affect your application(s) next year to try to arrive at the best decision. Perhaps meet with an academic advisor for additional advice? Regardless, try to reflect on what part(s) of your application may have been weak so you can improve for next year if necessary. I wish you the best of luck!
  10. English stream. They sent me an email asking me to call them.
  11. I believe everyone who was initially rejected may have been placed on the waitlist. I was offered an interview off the waitlist this week!
  12. TIME STAMP: Checked at 9:48 am Result: Refused cGPA: 3.98 to 4.0, can't remember how it was converted Feeling about Casper: Thought it went okay, but I didn't get an interview at U of O so it was probably average ECs: Various and long-term, research heavy (PM for more information) Year: 4th year of undergrad IP/OOP/International: OOP Letter of EC: No Comments (Optional): Wasn't expecting an invite given that I'm OOP. Best of luck to everyone who was invited for interviews!
  13. Timestamp: 9:19 am Interview: Yes GPA: 3.96 Context: Lived in Northern Ontario my entire life EC: Varied, lots of research (PM for more info) Non-trad?: No # of previous applications: 0 Interview Location/Date: March 23rd in Sudbury Extremely grateful and excited for this opportunity. Congratulations to everyone who received an interview!
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