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  1. Trying searching the forums for this, but couldn't find anything. I was hoping someone has insight into what is meant by "Course Description Website" in the UofT prerequisite section. Is this supposed to be a URL linking to a university-sponsored page that describes the course in any manner? For instance, I found a page for a biology course I've taken, but it is the page of a Health Sciences program, which I'm not in (though it is the same course). Would that be fine? I'm not even sure all of my pre-reqs have websites. Cheers!
  2. Did you ever figure out the answer to this question?
  3. Is there anywhere online that this is stated explicitly?
  4. Thanks for the response. As a first-time applicant, I'm learning this the hard way. Your signature is very inspiring, by the way. I'm glad you've been able to pursue your dream.
  5. That makes me feel better. Thanks for the tip by the way, I'll try to put that to good use!
  6. Hey everyone, I've been trying to write up my sketch entries. I hear people talk about how it takes them so much time to think about what to write, how to write it etc. However, I can't help but think that 150 characters is barely enough to even give an accurate description of what exactly was involved, let alone include CanMEDS ideology. Am I missing something? Is there a portion (besides Western's aABS and UofT's thing) which asks for more elaboration? I suppose the challenge is to very briefly summarize the activity, while simultaneously drawing attention to the transferable skills (i.e. CanMEDS) involved. Just trying to make sure I'm not going crazy (I don't have close friends applying to Ontario schools) Cheers
  7. Personally, I would imagine that the balanced MCAT score would be viewed more favourably. Not that balance stands out as being particularly good, but a bad score in one section does stand out as being particularly poor. It might raise doubts/concerns about one's ability to perform in an area that is deemed "critical" by the admissions community, whether or not those worries are justified.
  8. Hey y'all, I'll keep it brief. I've played a particular sport in two provinces over the years, in totally separate "leagues". I used to play a lot in my home province, then played a bit more in university intramural. It seems to me a little silly to separate these into two sketches, however I don't believe I know one verifier who could confirm that I was involved in both (i.e. by actually seeing me play, and not just taking my work for it). Is there a general rule for this type of situation? Does the verifier have to actually observe you in the act of everything you are claiming to do? Cheers
  9. Do all of these essays have to be verifiable? Or would you only need to verify them if you reference an organized activity as part of your response? I would find it strange to try to find a verifier for the "uncomfortable conversations" I've had in my life. I would say that the my strongest experiences in that category were fairly privileged conversations, for instance.
  10. Thanks very much for the reply! I guess I'll just have to wait for the CaRMS to open up then. Not too long.
  11. Hi Everyone, It's not exactly clean how (or when) MUN evaluates the extracurriculars of applicants. For the Ontario Universities, it's directly in the application portal of OMSAS, via the autobiographical sketch. Does MUN have a similar system through the CaRMS portal? Or are they evaluated at the interview stage (and then interview are based solely on GPA/MCAT)? Cheers!
  12. I just called the OUAC to try to confirm this, and the gent who answered said that I would have to "contact the schools individually" to determine whether they will require written letters. He didn't seem to want to elaborate on it much. Strange.
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