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  1. Hi, Are we supposed to submit the ASB via the "Submit a new message" link or "Upload a document link"? Has anyone already done this? Is uploading the PDF as it is ok? No need to remain file etc? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!!!
  2. Ok, sounds good! Best of luck with your app:))
  3. LOL, wondering the same thing! Also, did anyone else write their essays in a word doc and then copy and paste them in to the boxes in the PDF? Cause I did and I might be really tired from editing all day but it looks like some boxes have different fonts...
  4. Hey, has anyone ever used their CTF Nursing Degree to apply to Schulich Medical School. Is this even possible? It says that your second undergrad degree (as this would be for me) has to be equivalent to your first undergrad degree. Is the BScN two year degree equivalent to a BSc in biology degree? Is this even possible with the classes you take in CTF program? And it runs year round. If anyone has done this before or knows its possible, please let me know! Feel free to DM me as well:)
  5. Hey, ya I agree with adding no names etc. to file because the purpose of using initials is to keep the process anonymous. And it doesn't say anywhere to rename the file right? So I would keep is as it is and submit it! Has anyone contacted admissions about this maybe and can chyme in?
  6. Hi, on Schulich Med's website it says to link 4-8 experiences in the sketch and then on the form itself it says max 8 entries. But then there is the whole max scores thing etc. I have 6 solid activities, should I just leave it at that, instead of adding 2 more bs ones that might actually cause lower scoring because I can't link them to the topic properly. Is anyone else having less than 8 activities?
  7. Thanks for the input! Can anyone else chyme in as well? I would love to hear other opinions as well!
  8. Hey, to select the document type as "Western University Abbreviated Autobiographical Sketch, do we first need to click on "Upload a document" link?
  9. Hi all, I haven't looked into the ABS thing too much yet, but do we need 8 activities in total or is 8 the max?
  10. Did they emphasize at all how the scoring system will work? It says max 8 entries but anywhere from 4-8 entries and then mentions that using the same activity for more than one entry may result in decreased scoring. However, will simply having 4 entries only also result in a lower score?
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    OMSAS MCAT score deadline

    Deadline is Nov 1. It takes 2 days for OMSAS to get scores once you release them from AAMC to OMSAS. So tech the "last day" would be like Oct 29 to release them, but obvi a few days before to be safe! So you're good:)
  12. Hi All, For example, I am using a role at the hospital as a volunteer for a study to highlight exposure to diversity as I worked with a diverse group of patients (different age, gender, SES etc.). So for particular examples to highlight what I learnt etc. I am using examples of patient encounters, for example "One time a worked with a patient who said this....". Of course I am not naming any patients by names ( I do not even remember the names) and so my verifier for this activity is the lady who is responsible for the study that I volunteer with. Is this OK? To have her as a verifier for all my patient examples I use? Even though she is not always with me when I am interacting with these patients so she hasn't been present for all the examples I discuss.
  13. Hi, is this the same for anyone else? But in the MCAT section I have added my AAMC ID but then in the document tracking section it hasn't updated there. But my MCAT scores are yet to be released so I haven't sent them electronically yet via OMSAS so then the ID wouldn't show up there either yet right?
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    Chance me

    Thanks for the reply and the suggestion for overloading with courses! Since this is considered an undergrad degree, do you know if one would be able to apply to ON med schools with using grades of ONLY this 2 year program?
  15. T-cell

    Chance me

    Hey, for anyone that has entered the CTF nursing program at western (2 year accelerated nursing) in recent years, what are the chances of me getting accepted with an 84% average of last 10 best credits, and as for pre-reqs, all completed with (2.0 phys, 1.0 anat and 0.5 stats) if this matters at all for admission purposes! Also, for anyone in the program, how possible is it to obtain a 3.8+ GPA in the 2 years?
  16. Hi, so I'm looking at the ASB form and its talking about how if you use redundant activities you lose points or something? Is anyone else running into the problem of using the same activity twice and risk losing points?
  17. Hey all, so here are we suppose to add our high school education AND university education?
  18. What is the purpose of the comments section at the bottom of the sketch section?
  19. Hello, Does anyone know how a second degree and GPA works for ON med schools. Does only the GPA of those 2 years count? Say you are completing a second degree but only need 2 years because electives transfer over, but do the elective marks count towards the second degree as well or not? And if the degree is only 2 years, then is it your two year GPA that counts, like for Western it could be the "best 2 years", but what for other schools?
  20. Hey all, I'm a first time applicant and have yet to open the OMSAS app but I was just wondering what the process is of getting AAMC to send OMSAS my MCAT results. Also, if I am not getting my results from MCAT back until after the app is due Oct 1, how would this work? For Schulich Med for example it says that you must just write the mcat before the app is due Oct 1, which I will have but won't have my scores back yet until later in Oct. Any help would be much appreciated!
  21. Hi All, This shouldn't affect sending transcripts from ON universities to OMSAS right? Because this process is electronically?
  22. Ok, thanks for the clarification, I really appreciate it:)
  23. If one acted as a "Research Assistant" basically helping a PhD candidate with their own project and performing pipetting, small DNA cloning projects with their aid etc. does this count as "Research" under the Sketch on OMSAS, or is this more of a Volunteer Role? To be clear it is a volunteer position, but in a lab and I did do some research technically speaking. Also, as an add on, does the 'Project Title' have to be legite, like the actual project title, even if the data has not been published yet and there is not clear title? So in this case, can a general title of the project be used?