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  1. Yes you're right. Thanks! But if I take some courses like that (not a minor), they won't count towards my GPA right? Isn't that what they call a special student?
  2. Sounds good! My 2Yr GPA right now is a 3.90 (still not great but getting there). My question was what should I consider when taking a 5th year? I'm about to complete the 120 credits for my program. Does it matter which courses I take in my 5th year? Which program would be the best to minor in for someone in my position? I figured it'd have to be a minor because as a special student, the 5th year wouldn't count toward my GPA
  3. Ok thanks. If I do a 5th year, how would schools look at it? I would just do a minor in something easier than Biomed to boost my GPA but I'm not sure how that will look.
  4. No, it's ok. I do want people to be honest. I'm not applying to the English stream. I'm apply to the French one. Their cut-off for the French is 3.7
  5. Hey, I really need some advice as to what to do next please I will be graduation in Spring 2020 from an Honors in Biomedical Science at uOttawa. I have a wGPA of 3.81 (and a cGPA of 3.72) so far b/c I really messed up in first year but I'm trying my best to raise it to at least a 3.9+ so I can apply to the French Stream at uOttawa (and other schools too). I'm also writing my MCAT next summer with a goal of 515+. I would say that my EC's are pretty good. The thing is I'm applying to uOttawa's medical school this Fall 2019 but as my GPA is on the low side, I might not get in. I'm just not sure what to do while I wait to apply next year again. I didn't want to do a Master's b/c I truly don't feel like I would have a passion for it. What about doing a 5th year? Can I add a minor and do a 5th year? How bad/good does that look to medical schools? If anyone has other suggestions, please feel free to reply. Thanks!
  6. Ok, thanks for the reply!
  7. Hi, I'm a 4th year biomed student at the university of Ottawa. My questions are: - Does NOSM use a weighted GPA system? Or is just my cGPA? - Is there a difference between the English and French applicants like there is at uOttawa? Thanks
  8. Hi, So I'm applying to med school this fall and I'm a bit confused about the OMSAS application. For each activity, I have to enter the number of hours but is that hours/week? or hours/month? or total hours? uOttawa specifies that it can be either hours/week or hours/month? But what if I'm applying to different schools at a time? When I'm doing my app do I have to specify which it is? Thanks in advance
  9. Sorry! I just copy pasted the info (I made a mistake before) but technically it's the following: Year 1: 3.35 Year 2: 3.92 Year 3: 3.89 I assumed uOttawa rounds to 2 decimal places.. Is that incorrect?
  10. I'm about to go into my 4th in biomedical science at uOttawa and I'm in a French extended program. Here's my info: - 1st year GPA: 3.3 2nd year GPA: 3.9 3rd year GPA: 3.86 wGPA with OMSAS: 3.81 - Applying to the French stream at uOttawa and NOSM - EC's: French/English tutor, pianist at a church, choir, band, physiotherapy clerk, volunteered at a hospital, piano teacher at elementary school, private tutor (very brief), Sunday lesson teacher for kids, president/founder of a club and VP of another, etc. - I live in Ottawa A lot of my EC's are centered around music and tutoring. I don't have 32+ entries like most people and honestly, I feel like my GPA is quite mediocre for med school. I am going to try my hardest to raise it in my 4th year and then write the MCAT (so I can apply to more schools if uOttawa doesn't work out). But, right now what are my chances of even getting an interview? Thanks a lot in advance!
  11. So I ended up calculating my wGPA again and it's actually a 3.81. Does that make a difference or no?
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