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  1. Interesting! I'm sure we could find some people for whom it doesn't apply, but I think these applicants have something amazing that compensates for this.
  2. As others have said, luck is definitely involved. As long as they don't release scores for Casper and the ABS, we will never really know why some people get and interview and others don't. I do have a theory though. It's something that I have noticed but I could be totally wrong. I think that they look for a significant commitment during the academic year on the ABS. Wether it is a part time job, volunteering or even a competitive sport, I think they want to see that you can have good grades while doing something else for at least 10 or 15 hrs/week. The people I know with very high GPAs that did not get interviewed were people that focused only on school from September to May. Anyways that's just my theory. Maybe someone with an amazing Casper and a high GPA would get in without this kind of commitment but I think that for the average applicant it's important. Good luck!
  3. This fee calculator has been accurate for my previous years at UOttawa and includes everything. So the amount you get is probably accurate! I haven't heard anything about registration... I have access to UOzone because I have studied at UOttawa previously and it seems like I am not registered in any program.
  4. Hi, I think you might not be eligible for other Québec med schools (they would consider your first degree marks - but check their website to make sure). You might have to consider if you are willing to apply to other universities that consider only best 2 or 3 years OR most recent 2-3 years (some Ontario med schools do this). Some people apply to only one school once and get in, but that's not the majority. This is why I would suggest looking into different med school options. I know some people in social sciences (no labs) that worked 25 hrs/week and still had very high grades. However, I personally do not know anyone who was working full time in a science degree (or even 25 hrs/week) and still achieved high grades. I'm not saying you can't do it, but it's something you should be aware of. Even if you are highly motivated, studying for classes simply require time. I worked around 15 hrs/week throughout my undergrad while taking a full course load. For me that was my limit. If I worked more, I would get tired and feel like there was never enough time to study. Working part-time is an option I suggest looking into. Good luck!
  5. No, I meant health sciences degrees. Look at Queen's Health Sciences https://bhsc.queensu.ca/program-and-courses/curriculum or UOttawa Health Sciences https://health.uottawa.ca/course-sequence-bhsc-2019-20. Also, the employment perspectives with traditional premed degrees usually are not good.
  6. Another aspect to consider is what you are good at. For some, courses that are more social sciences oriented are easier than sciences (math, chem, biochem, physics). If writing essays is easier for you, then I would recommend health sciences type programs. If you enjoy life sciences, then opt for a degree that's more science heavy. I would recommend looking at the course sequence for the different degrees and decide based on your strengths. Good luck!
  7. For Ontario and Outaouais applicants (french stream), the wGPA cut off was 3.70/4.00 for this application cycle. I would assume this now becomes a 3.70 cGPA cut off.
  8. Hi! I do not think references are expected to be completely objective. You should pick people who know you well but that are not family or friends. My references were either professional (work supervisors) or academic (research supervisors). They all wanted me to get into medical school. They knew me in a professional setting, but I wouldn't say that they were objective. I don't think your references need to have prior knowledge of canmeds. I simply gave mine examples of the canmeds that I displayed while working with them.
  9. The three most recent years are used to calculate the weighted GPA. If you have finished your 4th year BEFORE applying, yers 2, 3 and 4 would be included in the wGPA. Keep in mind that they only look at the three most recent years completed at the time of application. For example, if you're starting 4th in September, your 4th would not be included. However, if you're starting a Master's/5th year/year off after completing your undergrad, then the wGPA would include years 2, 3 and 4. I hope this answers your question
  10. Je te conseille de regarder si l'Université d'Ottawa t'avantagerait Dépendamment de tes forces/faiblesses et de ton parcours universitaire, ça peut vraiment t'avantager. Surtout, le MCAT n'est pas requis contrairement aux autres unis en Ontario. Hésite pas si tu as des questions!
  11. Étant donné que les cours du cégep sont acceptés, j'imagine que les labos aussi. Je te conseille de vérifier en envoyant un courriel
  12. Oui! Un labo de biologie ou même un labo de statistiques serait acceptable Bonne chance!
  13. Effectivement, les notes obtenues dans les cours préalables réalisés en 2020-2021 ne compteront pas dans ton wGPA. Cependant, tu dois obtenir au moins 70% dans ces cours. Cette année, les préalables doivent être complétés en mai avant l'admission (ie pas l'été avant ton entrée en médecine). Si tu es accepté, tu dois envoyer ton relevé de notes officiel en juin. L'admission verra donc que tu as complété les préalables. Pour les labos, 6 crédits (2 cours d'un semestre) parmi la liste de cours préalables doivent avoir une composante laboratoire. Pour certaines unis, les labos sont « séparés » du cours. Il faut que deux des cours préalables aient soit: - une composante laboratoire intégrée au cours (ie un cours de 3h d'enseignement/semaine + un lab) OU - un cours + le labo qui va avec ce cours. Dans ton cas, chimie générale avec labo compterait probablement comme trois des six crédits. Les labos pourraient être dans n'importe quel des préalables (cours de stats avec labo, cours de sciences humaines avec labos, etc). Je te conseille de vérifier les prérequis dans les prochaines semaines, car ils ont changé en mai ou juin l'année passée (pour les demandes d'admission 2020!).
  14. If you don't match into PGY-3 CCFP-EM in PGY-2, could you re apply the following year?
  15. Hi! Based on the email: 1) Transcripts by June 30th 2) Nothing about pass/fail requirements changing 3) Prerequisites need to be done before June It sounds like nothing has changed... 2)
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