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  1. From what I understand, the GPA cut-off for Ottawa is very strict. They've told us before that even though the cut-of is 3.85, the lowest GPA accepted is typically 3.90+ (it was 3.92 in 2015). This is because people get sent invites off the waitlist in brackets (based on interview score), in order based on GPA. Your best bet is still to ask admissions. They are very friendly if you send them an email.
  2. The language of instruction is only in French. Even the patients used in first year is a French "simulated patient" clinic and are all French. Exams are bilingual in both the English and French stream, and is a policy of the University of Ottawa. I don't know the answer to your second question. Best to email admissions.
  3. Seems to be something going on with the threads here... comments are not where they are supposed to be. I remember seeing the above reply from @Curiousaboutapps1 on the dissection thread. anyways Yes, Ottawa does shawarma superbly well.
  4. I have the same decision to make as you and I will be choosing Ottawa. I didn't get into the Hamilton campus, which is a factor. I'm from Ottawa and work at the medicine campus, so if you have any questions about what I love about the city, please feel free to PM me. I also want a competitive residency (surg gunner), which makes me favour a 4 year program versus a 3 year program. I got a better overall vibe from Mac, and the way the students talked about the program (not a lot of evaluations, pretty much all CBL) really made me want to pick Mac because I feel like CBL is my preferred way to learn. But Ottawa does CBL as well (just once a week?) and has half-days which is sweeet. I also really like having my summers to travel, and you don't get that at Mac. What I've heard is that Mac is great if you know what you want and you're very self-driven and disciplined. City-wise, Ottawa wins by far on being a big city with tertiary care centres (The Royal, CHEO, etc). But Mac is close to Toronto, which didn't really matter a lot to me (it's, uh, close to my tattoo artist, and that's about it), but I can see why it would be for you.
  5. Understandable! It's still an amazing outcome.
  6. also why y'all assuming OP is ugly
  7. We got an email to call her, and we did and then she confirmed we were still interested. I can't imagine there being more than 50 offers being sent out or she would have been bombarded.
  8. Most guys have it hard on dating apps, but that doesn't mean they should be looking at girls and going "She's prettier than me, she will never like me. Swipe left." It doesn't mean you should only swipe right on people you perceive to look worse that you. This is the mentality that I disagree with, I'm not saying it's easy if you're not conventionally attractive, but you'll make it a lot harder for yourself if you assume what people want and don't take a chance because of that. You're telling someone to settle because of a rule that is arbitrary and vague, and barely exists. EDIT: To add to that, I dated someone who told me they thought I was completely out of their league, and that never even crossed my mind. Imagine if he had had your mentality.
  9. I'm going to completely disagree with you, as well. What defines "attractive" to a single person? You may think a girl is more attractive than you, she may disagree. If you think that every girl is looking at guys and going "Wow, he's under my league. I'm a 8/10 and he's only a 4/10", you're making a lot of assumptions. Most reasonable people don't think that way. There is no rule when it comes to what we find attractive, and these "exceptions" are simply people that exist with different tastes, but they do exist. Dating becomes a lot easier when you're not worried about leagues. Sure, a super model isn't going to date a slob, but that's not because she perceives him to be worse than her. Simply cleaning up your look and taking care of yourself can make you more confident and more attractive to most people, but you shouldn't rank others against yourself.
  10. Finally was able to get through! Result: Accepted off the Waitlist (original timestamp: 7:18:3X) Stream: English wGPA: 3.96 (cGPA is lower) CASPer: I got an interview at Mac as well, so I'm comfortable saying it went good. I type pretty fast. ECs: Average, I believe. Research heavy. Interview: I really stumbled at first (I blanked on the first two questions completely due to nerves), but thought I was very comfortable by the end. Made the interviewers laugh a few times, and they were very friendly. Year: just finished UG Geography: IP (Ottawa born and raised baby!) I'm shaking and losing it! Best of luck to you all, I believe in you.
  11. What's the secret to getting her to pick up? Did you leave a message?
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