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  1. I wrote the exam a couple weeks ago and it was all short (or long I guess) answers and no MCQ. I was writing when everything was shutdown so it was an open-book exam and we were told it would be more difficult than the practice exams. It was about 7 questions that were relatively difficult (even with it being open book lol), given the content we actually learned.
  2. In case anyone else is worried, I haven't received an email yet, but I would think it's because my offer is conditional!
  3. Lol I was so paranoid about somehow losing my acceptance since I haven't received an email since the academies webinar
  4. I've accepted another offer, but I thought I would add my stats for those waiting! Time 7:39:25, GPA 3.95
  5. Result: Accepted!! (Downtown) Timestamp: 9:14 am wGPA/cGPA: 3.97/3.89 MCAT: 505 ECs: Pretty standard - a little bit of research, healthcare and mental health volunteering Essays: Felt pretty good about them Interview: Two stations felt pretty good, one was mediocre, and the other went terribly In-person or Virtual: In-person Year: Graduated Master's in December Geography: GTA
  6. Still waiting as well! I'm worried they'll take it back lol
  7. Best of luck to everyone on the waitlist! You should be incredibly proud of yourselves to have gotten to this point!
  8. Waitlisted! Email was created at 7:39 if anyone is wondering
  9. Offer at U of T!!! but nothing from Ottawa yet. Will most likely be accepting U of T
  10. Interviews at Toronto and Ottawa and no button. The anxiety has been too much this week
  11. Recent MPH grad here so I might be a bit biased, but here are my thoughts: Throughout my MPH, I had many opportunities to engage in research projects and conferences, but I wasn't tied to one research project for the entirety of my master's (although this may be slightly different for you since I did a practicum rather than a thesis). I was able to explore different areas of public health, while also still being able to add that research experience to my CV. I also really enjoyed being able to learn about a breadth of different topics, ranging from epidemiology to the social determinants of health. I knew that I still wanted to do med after and I felt that the knowledge and skills that I gained throughout my MPH would help me in a future career as a physician. What made my MPH so meaningful to me was that I was able to discover these new passions, that I eventually realized were what led me to want to pursue medicine in the first place. I knew that even if med didn't work out for me, I would still be doing something that I loved. I also had similar thoughts about choosing an MPH when I finished undergrad - I was a little concerned about the difficulty, but I found it to be really manageable. I was also thinking of the job prospects post-graduation, as I wanted to be realistic with my decision. There are so many different fields you can enter with an MPH and though it might take a bit of time for the initial job search, I do think the job prospects are pretty good. That being said, I have friends who did their MSc's with the intention of still applying to med after, and absolutely loved it. They were really passionate about one research topic and really enjoyed how they were able to focus on one research project. I hope that helps a bit!
  12. Received confirmation today and they said the prerequisites need to be completed by the end of May and that final transcripts need to be received by June 30th
  13. I thought it was June 30 as well (OMSAS transcript deadline) but saw this on the UOttawa website and got a bit confused: Applications will be accepted from students in good standing who will have successfully completed, prior to the beginning of June preceding registration, in a recognized university, three years of full-time studies (five courses per semester each per year) in any undergraduate program leading to a bachelor’s degree, including specific prerequisite courses completed with a minimum Grade of B (CÉGEP equivalent 70%) My assumption is still that the prerequisites need to be completed by June 30th (and just three years of undergrad have to be completed before the beginning of June), but I emailed the admissions office to double check.
  14. I am also in a very similar situation - taking a course at Athabasca that does not have online exams (I inquired about an online exam and they said we cannot write the midterm and final online, although I'm not sure if that means they are working on developing an online format or not...) I'm hoping this all works out for us! I think uOttawa will be very understanding though and I'm not too worried about it.
  15. This is really weird...when I emailed them, they said we had to mail our information. So I’m not sure what I should be doing lol
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