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    Are publications are necessary to be competitive for carms? Do number of papers matter or quality?
  2. Good luck OP. You are strong, powerful, resourceful and amazing. Anyone that tries to put you down or acts in a way to demean you w/ bullying lacks basic human decency and are not worthy of your time/attention. Seek out mentors and make friends who will be a positive influence and motivate you to reach your potential. Most schools have counsellors and if you do experience harassment or intimidation, please reach out to them. Best of luck with your medical school journey!
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    Annual Specialty Competitiveness Stats

    Opthamology is very competitive
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    Cost to train a nurse practitioner vs. family doctor?

    Look into NPs doing some anesthesia work aswell.
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    Ontario's 53 extra residency spots

    Whats the benefit of doing FHO vs regular FM work in GTA
  6. Hi, How does this compare to regular rheumatology in terms or jobs pay etc...is it too hyperspecialized? thank you would appreicate any general info
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    Pediatric Rheumatology

    how does salary compare to general rheum?
  8. Hi, Any idea when (date) this is happening this year? Thank you!
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    White coat ceremony

    Do you happen to know the time aswell? I really appreciate this!
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    Blacked out Med bags

    I would love to wear uOttawa MD shirts and jackets ahahah. I saw people wearing them on interview day
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    Laptop Choice: Incoming 1st year

    Macbook Air 128 SSD 8gb RAM
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    First Aid, Pathoma

    Hi anyone use these resources while in preclinical years in canadian school to solidify basic science knowledge? Thank you!
  13. I think it depends on the advisor. They have ability to negotiate or increase the limit.
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    First Aid, Pathoma

    What do you think about buying toronto notes right now or any other book as a supplement. The goal of it is to review the material after finishing med school. Like to annotate stuff during MS1/MS2 to make sure it helps during clerkship or while practicing. I know first aid (step 2) and pathoma are recommended.
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    5th year for GPA?

    I think you should still apply to Ottawa. If you do well on your casper, you could get an interview and possibly an offer. GPA of 3.9 is competitive. Doing a 5th year is also a good idea because->higher GPA can only help. If you are confident you can get 3.95+ in your final year, it could really help improve your chances for medschool. I'd say go for it but also apply to other schools before starting your 5th year. GL
  16. I spoke to an advisor at Scotia who said it is even possible to get 325,000. It is possible to get between 300-325,000.
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    First Aid, Pathoma

    Thank you!
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    BLS certification

    Hello, We email both BLS and immunization records to UGmed_Immunise@uottawa.ca? Many thanks!
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    BLS certification

    haha its simple and very useful information. I am confident you will really enjoy the course. I wish you the best.
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    BLS certification

    Hi LUUO it takes about 2 hours, atleast thats how it took for me. There is a short test after (25 MC or so). Good luck!
  21. Thanks a lot! Is there a deadline to apply?
  22. I already got OSAP during undergrad. Will it affect my eligibility? i think OSAP is only maximum for 5 years. I could be wrong. Are there any scholarships or grants? Many thanks for replying
  23. How do medstudents apply for OSAP? Are we even eligible?
  24. I do not think english programs look down upon French programs. I think it is quite the opposite. I feel being fully bilingual allows you to pursue residency programs in both english and french (this is a huge asset). It is awesome only having 48 in your class. It doesnt matter what language you studied in, in fact it may even be an asset that you studied in french. Students from Laval have matched to surgery at Western. There are also "simulated clinics" (one-on-one practice with simulated patients, in front of actual doctors who give you feedback) in the french stream at uOttawa as far as I know. Choose the program based what you think is a better for you. I dont think you can go wrong with either McMaster of uOttawa French Stream. Good luck to you!