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  1. I think it would be best to email the faculty directly. They are usually really good at responding quickly and that way you will have the most accurate information.
  2. I also agree that Astroff helped. I thought their tests were fairly similar to what to expect for the actual test. People say read Doing Right but I don't find it helped me much. I think if you have common sense and are able to articulate why you would choose one option over the other then you should be set.
  3. I am pretty sure it says max 18 in total so if you don't have 3 then just put whatever you have there.
  4. I would email the administration about this question because they would be able to give you the most accurate answer.
  5. I am graduating from Biomed at uOttawa this year and from my experience the first year is definitely the hardest. It really makes you learn how to manage time. I would say as long as you are not afraid to seek help from professors/friends and learn how to study effectively, you should not have a problem. I have enjoyed almost every class I have taken and made some really amazing friends. I guess my message is to not be afraid to ask for help.
  6. From my understanding, it depends on the how your school calculates grade points. For example, if the school goes by percentage, then you would need 70%+ but if it uses a grade point scale like uOttawa, Carleton and other schools, you would need whatever grade point that corresponds to a B.
  7. I went to uOttawa with only knowing 2 people from my high school but I ended up making a lot of friends from different programs like engineering and psychology, and also a bunch of people in my program. It is a little harder to make friends if you don't live in residence because you are not forced to interact, but just talking to people in class is a great way. I would say do a program in which you are interested in the content. Even if the program is a little harder, you will find it easier to study for interesting classes and you will enjoy yourself a lot more.
  8. So I know they changed the regulations recently that almost every upper year Health Science course (HSS) has to have a paper and group project or something like that. There is not much overlap between the programs except for first year but I have a friend who switched into health science from biomed after second year and graduated on time. I would personally choose a program in which you enjoy the content being taught. Getting into medical school is not always a straight line so there is no shame in switching programs and taking a little more time than the 4 years.
  9. Hi! I am a student from uOttawa and I have had friends who have successfully gotten into medical school who have both taken Health Science and biomed at uOttawa. It really depends on which medical school you want to go to. uOttawa has certain requirements in which biomed helps you complete whereas health sciences the course sequence does not require you to take the prerequisites but you still have time to take them. It also depends on if you're better in pure sciences or more on the health policy/paper writing side and group projects. Biomed has a very small to no group projects and minimal essays but has a lot of lab reports whereas health sciences has many group projects and essays. I personally enjoyed biomed because it exposed me to many different fields of science and I got involved in a lot of research opportunities through the diversity of the honours projects.
  10. The minimum in general is 3.5, but depending on which stream you apply to, the WGPA cut-off is different. English is 3.85-3.87 depending on where you live.
  11. I got a rejection last year at 9:00am. If you look at last years forum you may be able to figure out the time but again, could be different.
  12. The email I got said 4294 applications, 164 positions available and 575 candidates being interviewed.
  13. From my understanding, you are correct!
  14. When I was applying through OMSAS, I emailed them asking how to submit the documents and they said submit through the OMSAS application. About mid October I was contacted by them asking to mail the documents to the Faculty of Medicine, but I brought them in person since I live in Ottawa. Seems like they are a little unorganized for their first year with a new program as to how they want the documents submitted.
  15. This may be late to reply, but for anyone else who needs information for this! I'm in the same situation and I was required to submit my moms NOAs as well as a divorce certificate!
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