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  1. Watch this and you'll get an idea!
  2. Thanks for this post. Do Canadian schools know about your USMLE score if you happen to take it? Could it affect your CaRMS matching at all (say if you didn't take it seriously and did not do well)?
  3. I think faculty/program orientation is different from the student/frosh orientation! One is mandatory but the other isn't.
  4. I don't have access to the schedule or anything so take this with a grain of salt. From what I know, you HAVE to be there for registration on Sep 4th. That is when things officially begin. However, orientation week/frosh starts a week (?) before then - and I don't know how optional/mandatory those activities are!
  5. You can take the OC Transpo (public transit network) or take the university shuttle from main uOttawa campus downtown. Both methods will take about 15-25 mins to get to RGN depending on traffic. As a uOttawa student, you will be given an OC Transpo bus pass which means you can ride unlimited for free. (Er it's not really free since it's included in your tuition, but might as well make use of it since you're paying for it.) Personally, I prefer taking OC Transpo unless I am nearby the shuttle bus stop and I know that the shuttle is coming. You can see the uOttawa shuttle schedule online if you Google it, and you can also look at the OC Transpo bus routes/times on their website/Google Maps.
  6. Haha, that's certainly one way to make use of that time... I was thinking more along the lines of a nice 1 hr nap Thanks for your input Mr. Duck.
  7. Thank you so, so much for your reply! This is exactly what I was looking for! 8:30am is doable... 8am is quite early haha. I guess I'll spend the summer trying to build up good sleeping/waking habits. And thanks as well for the advice on lecture recordings; there were numerous times in undergrad where I had to rely on them due to a late bus, etc. I'll have to figure out which option works best for me. After your morning classes, do you find that there's a lot going on amongst the medical students at RGN? I'm thinking things like study groups, events, interest group activities? Or does the day sort of just end at noon when classes are done and everyone sort of heads home/gym/whatever?
  8. Hi - looking for input from current med students! Is there anyone that does not live near RGN and commutes from their home in Ottawa (ie. in the suburbs like Barrhaven, Kanata, Orleans, etc.)? Or does everyone move nearby the school? Would you say it is imperative to move nearby to be successful? I've done a 1 hr commute to downtown for undergrad by bus but I'm wondering if medical school is any different and I should strongly consider moving. Thanks in advance!
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