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  1. Would anyone be able to shed light on the amount that they received (or have heard others receive) from the Multiple Needs Scholarships at uOttawa as a medical student?
  2. Result: Accepted! French Stream Time-stamp: 6:30 AM wGPA: 4.0 CASPer: I thought the CASPer went super well! I did 4 timed practice tests from Astroff (not sponsored, but I actually recommend buying the practice tests) and really saw a lot of improvement through every test! I also read Doing Right and reviewed basic medical ethics principles with a medical student. If you have any questions about CASPer, message me! ECs: Diverse with a lot of teaching jobs (skating, lifeguarding, swimming), NSERC USRA, president of a committee in CÉGEP, president of my program's student society in university, photography MCAT: VERY happy I didn't need to take the MCAT and never will Interview: I feel weird to say this but I had fun? I was very stressed and didn't communicate my answers properly when I was practicing for the interview, but somehow the nerves didn't get to me during the actual day and the practice came through! I had a very nice panel and they were easy to communicate with. Year: Second year of university (out of three since I went CÉGEP) Geography: OOP (Québec)
  3. You can also complete pre-requisite courses during your application year, but they must be complete before the summer term preceding admission, which would be June 2019 in your case!
  4. Habital

    Quick Formatting: ABS Duration

    In terms of what the formatting was last year, OMSAS doesn't specifically have a "duration" section in each ABS component. Instead, they ask you to put a start and end date for each component. So in your case, you could write September 2017 to March 2018 They do ask you to estimate the number of hours that you spent volunteering in total though!
  5. It's all your semesters combined! I called Diane last semester cause I was scared about a particular course! But don't worry, just calculate your combined wGPA and you should definitely be above the cutoff if you got interviewed this year
  6. Your wGPA has to be above the cutoff set for your region!
  7. Hi! I am currently in the process of applying for an NSERC, and have also just recently interviewed for medical school. The interview went really well, but I am afraid that I won't be allow to undergo the NSERC if I am accepted to medical school since I would be registered for a professional program... Anyone have a similar experience, or can point me in the right direction based on who I should contact?
  8. Invite Time Stamp: 29/01/2018 - 17:39 PM Location: OOP (Québec) Stream: French wGPA: 4.0 Current year: 3rd year ECs: Lifeguard for 4 years, lifesaving instructor for 2 years, ice skating instructor for 3 years, president of a volunteering club in CÉGEP, president of my program's student society, NSERC USRA, emergency room volunteer for 1 year, taught english as a second language to children in rural China Casper: I did lots and lots of practice, read Doing Right, looked at MMI scenarios, did 4 practice tests from Astroff and got them corrected by a med student based on CanMeds and other competencies they learn in med school - PM me if you want more info on how to prepare! I thought it went very well and it wasn't as stressful since I had a lot of timed practice!
  9. La moyenne de GPA des étudiants admis n'est pas égale à un cutoff. Un cutoff exige qu'il n'y aura pas de révision de dossier si le GPA se situe sous la limite. Par contre, McGill n'indique pas publiquement qu'ils possèdent un cutoff. Ça vaut la peine d'appliquer à McGill même si ton GPA est sous la moyenne de GPA des étudiants admis, mais ça ne vaut pas la peine d'appliquer à l'université d'Ottawa si ton GPA est sous le cutoff, car ils ne vont pas réviser ton dossier.
  10. Pour ce qui est du GPA, le cut-off du GPA pour l'université d'Ottawa pour les étudiants qui viennent de la région de Montréal est 3.87/4.00. Il faudrait vérifier avec les admissions de l'université pour établir le cut-off pour ta région. Par contre, je suis assez certaine que ce cut-off s'applique pour n'importe quelle région au Québec apart Gatineau/Outaouais. "Cut-off" veut malheureusement dire que si ton GPA ne surpasse pas 3.87, ils ne vont pas évaluer ton dossier. Au niveau de tes cours préalables, il faut que tu prennes 4 cours de chimie/biochimie. Je t'invite à consulter le site-web, sous l'onglet "Grille d'équivalences CÉGEP" pour plus d'informations: https://med.uottawa.ca/premier-cycle/admissions/processus-demande/conditions-admissibilite . Si tu as complété ton DEC en sciences au CÉGEP, tu auras donc 2 cours de chimie (Chimie Générale + Chimie des Solutions, et Chimie Organique). Par contre, tu vas devoir compléter deux autres cours en chimie/biochimie. Pour être invité à une entrevue, le CV, le GPA, et le CASPer vont être pris en considération. Les lettres de recommendation n'améliorent pas les chances d'être invité à une entrevue, mais sont plutôt évaluées comme "pass/fail." Il y a plusieurs posts sur le forum qui discutent du CASPer et de l'entrevue.
  11. Habital

    Ottawa Interview Dates?

    Were they as spread out as the Anglophone stream (mid-February to late-March) since there are less candidates to interview?
  12. Habital

    Ottawa Interview Dates?

    Anyone know when the Ottawa French Stream interviews were in the past?
  13. Yes exactly! CÉGEP grades aren't considered!
  14. Hi! Anyone know whether students with an incomplete Bachelor's degree are at a disadvantage in terms of interview invites? Or admissions overall? I'm a student from Québec applying to the French stream, so I only completed one year of university (applying during my second year, since CÉGEP is equivalent to U0). Anyone have any insight? I received a call from a representative from uOttawa that said that she personally didn't know anyone with an incomplete Bachelor's in medicine...
  15. CÉGEP counts as one year of university studies (as Québec students only require three years to complete a Bachelor's). I called to check as I wasn't sure as well, and they told me that CÉGEP students can apply during their second year of university, corresponding to third year in Ontario). I would be graduating from my Bachelor's in 2019 (next academic year).
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