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  1. 1. I have a completed degree after 5 years, and my UofT wGPA would be 3.91 (other schools wGPA is 3.98-4.00). If I went back to do another year of UG I can bring my UofT wGPA up to 3.93. MCAT is likely subpar for Queens, ineligible for non-SWOMEN cut-offs, since CARS is lower than 128. 2. I could also go back to school and get an MSc in epi which allows me to potentially be in the graduate pool for UofT. It also allows me to have a potential backup/upcoming job while continuing to apply to med. Also there is lots of opportunity for advancement such as senior roles or going back and getting a PhD and keeping a role in academia possible. Con: Advancement in the career takes years, and entry level salary is minimal at the MSc level. 3. Go into a medical lab technologist program, which allows for a potential increase in ABS potential, a potential backup/upcoming job. Salary and jobs are stable: 60-80k. Cons: Doesn't benefit med apps like an MSc would, repetitive bench work, little to no career advancement in the future. Management roles are very limited.
  2. Here it comes again, ottawa's admissions likely not being on the same page. Did you talk to Diane or Chantal?
  3. I wanted to clarify this again. So Ottawa has gotten back to me and what @RiderSx said is correct “you would be considered under the general stream if you don’t get accepted through the LSES stream.” so essentially you are considered for the LSES pool, and if you don’t make it, you are considered for the regular pool
  4. I can see that as the case for when you are applying and receiving an interview. But post-interview wise, I think it makes it complicated based on what I am reading — in a way, if you’re an anglophone, it’s almost counterproductive. Qualifications are too broad, you’re likely going to get significantly more people applying for 2 LSES spots, so what’s the target number of interview candidates: 10/12 for 2 seats? Are the 8-10 waitlisted people not going to be considered for the “general” seats? To me, LSES looks like the Indigenous option, but instead for LSES and 2 spots available instead of 7 in either stream. So again, if I recall correctly (someone correct me if I am wrong), Indigenous applicants have their own waitlist after interviews for their reserved seats, so I am assuming it is the likely case here too. Where's @Donald_Duck to answer everything??
  5. Might just be me, but I don’t see how LSES provides more opportunity. Using the English stream as an example, wouldn’t the chances of getting in be higher interviewing and getting accepted as a general Anglophone if you factor in the movement of the waitlist? If anything, most of the time, for people on these “reserved seat options”, the waitlist rarely moves and they also can’t be considered for the “general spots” which are more abundant in number. Emailed ottawa about this, and they posted me a link to their webpage, SMH.
  6. That’s a lot of medical tests to be performed on patients by a 3rd year BSc. Wouldn’t you need to be at minimum a med lab tech or a RN to be legally puncturing people for blood?
  7. Hey, Just wondering if Ryerson's CBLG 10A/B - Anatomy and Physiology counts towards the Mammalian Physiology for Option 2? On the McGill equivalency system it says that CBLG 10A/B is equivalent to PHGY 2XX. Would the generic physiology credit count then? It seems that most Ontario universities, they require you to take both Human Physiology I and II since the course content is covered in a different order compared to PHGY 209 at McGill. (e.g.PHGY 209 teaches CNS/PNS, etc, but the nervous system is found in physiology II in Ontario.)
  8. The question kind had popped in my head right now - so I am just curious about this. I understand that most physicians aiming for an academic position tend to complete a masters during residency to make them competitive. However, when it comes to picking the "said" masters, would most people go for a course-based MPH/MEd or a thesis-based MSc?
  9. -- Found my answer after analyzing the website word for word.
  10. Not at all! Ottawa will not even look at your MCAT score. That's a relief to hear. So being flagged for not meeting a requirement doesn't affect your chances at another school if they do not have that requirement, in this case, the MCAT (+same thresholds).
  11. Hey, so I recently just got my MCAT scores back and CARS was below the UofT cutoff unfortunately. Since the OMSAS application is a whole that is sent to all Ontario schools you apply for, and UofT is likely going to flag my application and reject it for not meeting cutoffs...would my application to Ottawa also be affected? Like wouldn't they see the flag that UofT put on it?
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