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  1. Yeah I wish it wasn't so ambiguous. I'm just below the 'cut-off' at 3.80. I don't want to end up applying if they are just going to end up discarding my application any way. I wish it was clearer.
  2. I got some clarification on this by e-mailing adcoms. They said: "We anticipate that the minimum cut-off will remain the same at 3.85/4.0 for Ontario residents. However, since this will be our first year using a cGPA it is very difficult to predict if there will be any changes applied to the minimum cut-offs." So who knows...
  3. Interesting change. I've taken 5 courses in each term from 2nd year to 4th year. I took a summer course during one of those years, which I didn't do so well in. Will this be incorporated into the calculation of my GPA, even if I have 5 courses per each regular semester? Thanks
  4. When I log into OMSAS 2020, I see the following: Required prerequisite courses for the University of Ottawa: 1 full-year course (or 2 semester-long courses) in general biology/zoology, including laboratory session 1 full-year course (or 2 semester-long courses) in humanities/social sciences (language courses are not accepted) The equivalent of 2 full-year courses (or 4 semester-long courses) from the following chemistry courses: General biochemistry with or without laboratory session General chemistry with laboratory session Organic chemistry with laboratory session For courses in progress, enter "IPR" as the grade OMSAS 2020 So it seems like things haven't changed much, have they? Is this a mistake? I ask because I have two biochemistry courses and two chemistry courses that meet the 70% avg, but my organic chemistry course does not. Any insight on this? Thanks!
  5. Hi everyone, I know this has been briefly discussed in other threads, but I'd like to start a discussion around MD/PhD programs. Option 1: enroll into a joint MD/PhD program, where you complete 2 years of MD, then transfer to your PhD (3 years), and then come back to complete the final 2 years of your MD. Option 2: enroll into a joint MD/PhD program that starts you off in your PhD, and then transition into MD years (not sure how many years), and then back to your PhD years Option 3: Complete PhD before pursuing MD Option 4: Complete MD, then pursue PhD during residency From those who are familiar with the different models across schools in Canada, which one do you prefer? Specifically, what are the pros and cons? Also, in your opinion, do the different models produce a different breed of clinician scientists (and are they catered towards different types of applicants?)? Thanks in advance. Perhaps current MD/PhD students can chime in as well.
  6. Hello, With the new requirements for uOttawa Med, I now have to retake General Chemistry I. I recently moved to Ottawa. Which school would you think is better for taking this course? uOttawa or Carleton? Also, would I have to re-do all the lab work as well? Thanks
  7. Were you on the Good waitlist? (i.e. received waitlist email around 7:45 am)
  8. Hello, I have a B- in a general chemistry course. The B- at my school is a "70-72%" according to my school's scale. However, on the OMSAS scale, it translates to 2.7. Does this mean it is not acceptable? Thanks.
  9. I believe he/she was giving a hypothetical scenario (where movement would be higher than anticipated) where there may be a chance of getting in off the bad waitlist.
  10. Personally, I didn’t apply to UofT... only uOttawa MD /PhD (waitlisted). Hoping someone chooses UofT over uOttawa if they got multiple offers! LOL
  11. Hi. Did UofT release their MD/PhD acceptances already? thx.
  12. I just had my interview this past weekend. Does anyone know when the acceptances come out for the MD/PhD program? I was told it could be anywhere from 1 week post-interview to 3 weeks. Anyone have info on this? Also, is there generally movement in the waitlist (if there even is a waitlist)? Thanks.
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