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  1. Hi everyone, I'm from and living in the Gatineau region and I want to know what's a competitive gpa for the french stream at uOttawa ? My current gpa is 3.76 with pretty solid ec's ! Is it worth the try ? Thanks a lot !!
  2. Hey there, I’m a grade 12 student and I’m indecisive on what program to choose at uOttawa: Biomed or Biopharm. My future aspirations are to have a career in the medical field so maintaining a good GPA would be crucial for me. I feel Biomed would be better for a course for me as it has more prerequisites for med school, but i think that doing COOP would boost my application for med school for the other activities they look at. If biomed had COOP I would have chosen it but the program I applied to didn’t. I was wondering should I take biopharm with coop and do the prerequisites for med school as electives or choose biomed. Also, is it possible to switch into a coop program of the same program? Thank you for any input !
  3. Hi, I'm applying to uottawa med school this year, but as I'm studying in NB and enrolled in a french university I'm considered in the CNSF french stream. Has anyone been down this path and if so do I have a chance?
  4. Fall 2019 I will be starting an Honours B.A in Psychology at UOttawa and plan on studying in medicine, completing all my science prerequisites. I know that there isn't a specific degree for medical school but every now and then I worry. Is it really a problem? Should I make the program change(if I can)? Did you or do you know anyone who has gotten into medical school with my degree? sincerely, a (slightly) worried pre-med student
  5. Is uottawa health sci good? how does it compare to Waterloo lifesci biomed or McMaster life sci?
  6. Bugs Bunny

    The path

    Hey guys, I'm about to finish CEGEP soon and I'm still very confused about the path i'm supposed to follow in order to get in medschool since i'm from Quebec! I even spoke to Diane Parent . She told me that all i needed was to get the right Wgpa in my pre-requires courses to get in. But now i'm reading what you guys wrote here and i'm lost.. haha can i just do my pre-requires and apply as an undergrad at Uottawa? Or do I have to go get a BAC frst? thanks
  7. Wondering if anyone received an email from University of Ottawa (French or English stream) acknowledging receipt of their application? It's my first year applying to their medical program, but third year applying via OMSAS (McMaster and NOSM) and I've always received an email from the individual schools acknowledging my application, in addition to the confirmation email from OMSAS. I received emails from McMaster and NOSM in December, but nothing from Ottawa... Is this normal? Do they simply do things differently? Or should I be contacting them to make sure there hasn't been an issue? Thanks in advance!
  8. Hey all, here's the thing. I've been accepted into UOttawa's Biology (BSc), Health Sciecne (BHSc), and Biomedical Science (BSc) and I'm struggling to decide which of these programs I should go for. Anyone faced this dilemma before? Does one degree stand out over the rest or could Med schools care less about what the degree is and just look at the GPA? I'm into most of the courses in BioMed but really dont want to take physics or calculus. Biology is pretty basic and 3rd/4th year are basically all electives so very customizable (but BIOLOGY just sounds really general and doesn't have the ring BioMed does lol). Health Science is a wild card as it all seems ok (not really interested in all the socialogy and physcology involved in that) but its BHSc so it might narrow my path if Med school doesn't pan out. I really like anatomy and tangable things and less into pure sciences and math. Any thoughts on this matter? Cheers, Richard
  9. RichardUnderwoodMTB

    Uottawa Student life?

    Just wanting some insight on UOttawa as an undergraduate school for BioMed/Health Science. So I've got a few questions for people who have attended: 1. How is the campus? (I've heard people say its really ugly and that lecture halls/equipment are old/poor funding) 2. How good is the medical student community? (Support from people going through premed/mcat/etc) 3. How is it for someone who doesn't speak French? (I've heard it can be a little difficult becuase they focus a lot on French and that some Professors may have heavy french accents lol) 4. Would you suggest BioMed or Health science for undergrad in terms of useful knowledge to build a foundation for Med school or the MCAT (Is Coop any good for these programs?) 5. Why is UOttawa ranked so low in terms of good universities/student satisfaction? For such a big name as "UOttawa" is seems to be hovering at Ryerson/York/Guelph level instead of Queens/Western level) I know thats a lot of questions but would appreciate any input, Thanks in advance!
  10. RichardUnderwoodMTB

    Does Undergraduate school matter?

    Hi there, new to the forum. I'm currently in grade 12 and starting to apply to university. My longterm goal would be to get into University of Toronto or McMaster medical school. So the question is: Does the undergraduate school you do to matter in terms of Medical school acceptance? I know this topic has been discussed before but wanted to know if anything has changed. I currently live in Toronto and want to get away for undergrad and explore somewhere new like Ottawa or Northern Ontario (don't ask me why lol). Would going to schools like Uottawa or Northern Ontario which are ranked 10th or less in Canada hinder my chances in the longrun? I've been browsing through the medical schools websites and the only thing that scares me a little is that very few people from smaller universities get accepted. Lets say I get a 3.8 GPA at UOttawa, would that be "equal" to a 3.8 at McMaster/Western in the eyes of the med school? (given program (biomed), extracirriculars and LORs are the same) Would appreciate any advice on this matter, Thanks!
  11. Looking at the current year stats, almost half of the University of Toronto Medical school's 2018 students are from McMaster. Is there a reason for this? Also, for students who got accepted, what did you do for undergrad; life or health science? Cheers, Victor
  12. MedsHousing.com

    Ottawa stay with a PGY2

    Ottawa-Furnished Room in Townhouse (only 1 housemate) for CaRMS (Ottawa Civic Hospital, Heart Institute, Royal Ottawa) Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9, Canada @www.MedsHousing.com Hello, I am a clean and tidy PGY-2 in Dermatology looking to rent out my extra bedroom in a new spacious home to a respectful and tidy housemate. It will just be you and I in the home, and I do not own any pets. The home will be very quiet. Having been through CaRMS myself, I believe you will appreciate this so that you can work on your application in peace. Available: 20 Nov 2018 onwards (short or long-term rentals welcome). Rate: $250/week or $850/month Amenities included: – Room is fully furnished with Double Bed, Night stand, Work Desk, Desk Lamp and Closet – Quiet, spacious shared living space (1400 sq ft.) – Ultra high-speed, unlimited internet (80M download, 10M upload) – On-site Parking Available If you need anything else, feel free to ask! I'm happy to help answer questions pertaining to CaRMS too. Travel Distances: – Ottawa Hospital (Civic Campus / Heart Institute): 5-min drive – Royal Ottawa: 5-min drive – Ottawa Hospital (General Campus): 10-min – CHEO: 10-min drive – Walmart/Loblaws/Food Basics: 3-min drive / 5 min bike – Alonguin College: 6-min drive – Carleton University: 8-min drive – Downtown / University of Ottawa: 10-min drive Please feel free to message me if you have any questions. I respond quickly. Thank you for your interest. Price local currency : $250wk/mth Listing Type : Furnished Property Type : Short term suitable/electives Medical School : University of Ottawa Availability : Contact for dates available through www.MedsHousing.com Listing ID #0027001
  13. Hey guys, I'm thinking of applying to UOttawa med this year- I just wanted to know; what is the cut-off for the wGPA for anglophone applicants? On their site it says you can email and ask, but the lady won't be back till october 1st (how convenient). Did anyone manage to email this year? I don't wanna assume it's the same as previous years. Thanks!
  14. I have a question regarding eligibility for Ottawa. Here are my course load/ year so far: Year 1: 8 courses = 4.0 credits/FCE year 2: 9 courses = 4.5 credits/ FCE year 3: 10 courses = 5.0 credits/FCE currently taking a summer course. Will that qualify for 3 years of full time studies or 2? I am planning my courses for my 4th year and am deciding wether or not to overload to make all 4 years count in the event I am not granted an interview invite this cycle. If they do I will not need to over load. Thanks in advance for the help!
  15. Hi all! Sorry to bother you with the usual "what are my chances" question! I am going onto the 4th year of my undergrad and I plan on applying to UOttawa. I am bilingual so I'm struggling as to which stream I should apply to. Assuming I calculated it correctly, my cGPA is 3.95. I read on previous posts that the French stream is less competitive in terms of getting an interview invite and, to be quite honest, that's why I'm leaning towards applying in that stream. However, although I am bilingual I definitely feel like I express myself a lot better in English (so I feel like my CASPER in English would be a lot better) and I feel like I would do better on an English interview vs. a French one. From last years interviews/regrets I saw that those in the lower 90s for GPA didn't get an English invite (and then there would be some cases where they did) so I'm not sure if I stand a chance getting an English invite with my GPA (I realize it's hard to tell without having written the CASPER)? Any advice/help would be much appreciated!
  16. medschoolapp

    Waitlist

    Does anyone know if there is a good/bad wait list for the French stream? If so, how much do those wait lists usually move up?
  17. medschoolapp

    CNFS

    Hey! Did anyone apply through the CNFS or applied in previous years and got in?
  18. Hi everyone! I've been looking into the difference between applying to the French vs. English stream at Ottawa med. I understand that the French stream is less competitive so I was thinking of applying for that stream. French is not my first language but I can express myself well enough to make it through I believe. Has anyone who has studied English applied for the French stream and gotten an interview? How did things go and how strict are they with assessing your proficiency in writing/speaking? I would really appreciate any advice/help! Also, how important are extracurriculars with OttawaMed?
  19. Hi everyone! I've been looking into the difference between applying to the French vs. English stream at Ottawa med. I understand that the French stream is less competitive so I was thinking of applying for that stream. French is not my first language but I can express myself well enough to make it through I believe. Has anyone who has studied English applied for the French stream and gotten an interview? How did things go and how strict are they with assessing your proficiency in writing/speaking? I would really appreciate any advice/help! Also, how important are extracurriculars with OttawaMed?
  20. Hello everyone, I have received an invite for an interview in Ottawa. the problem is, my GPA is not very competitive, and to my knowledge, the selection criteria are based on an average of your GPA and interview performance 50/50. so due to my low gpa, i would have to perform perfectly in my interview to make sure I'm accepted this year (and it's highly important that I get in this year). so I need to have the most information possible (and corrections if my information above is wrong) regarding the selection process. and tips from applicants who made it or have been through the process. another thing i would really want to do is have information about private companies that provide panel interview training in French for Ottawa. so if anyone has any information please let me know. thank you so much
  21. **ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT! / IL NE RESTE QUE QUELQUES BILLETS!** Hello/Bonjour! Thinking of applying to medical school (or know someone who is)? Got two interviews and now you have to prepare for both the MMI and panel interviews? Bamboozled by ethical questions? The second year students of the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine are organizing the second annual Med Prep Day, devoted to giving you tools to help you succeed on your interviews. Visit our website for more information: http://candacenayman.wixsite.com/ottawaprepday2018 Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/med-prep-day-journee-de-preparation-a-lentrevue-de-medecine-tickets-42169313552 — Hello/Bonjour! Vous pensez appliquer en médecine (ou vous connaissez quelqu'un qui fera application)? Vous avez reçu deux invitation d’entrevue, l’une pour une mini-entrevue multiple et l’autre pour un panel? Confus par les questions éthiques? Les étudiants de deuxième année de la Faculté de Médecine de l’Université d’Ottawa organisent la deuxième édition de la journée de préparation à l’entrevue, qui cherche à vous équiper avec des outils qui pourront vous être utiles lors de vos entrevues. Visitez notre site web pour plus d’information: http://candacenayman.wixsite.com/ottawaprepday2018 Inscrivez-vous ici: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/med-prep-day-journee-de-preparation-a-lentrevue-de-medecine-tickets-42169313552 Please contact us if you have any questions / N'hésitez pas à nous contacter si vous avez des questions! Candace & Alex, Admissions Committee Representatives / Représentants du comité d'admissions
  22. ****UPDATES**** Bonjour tout le monde! Avec le début des entrevues simulées qui s’approche (ce lundi), nous avons une annonce excitante. Vous pouvez maintenant vous inscrire à une deuxième entrevue simulée! Il n’y reste quelques places, et suivra le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi. Hi everyone! With the first day of mock interviews approaching (this Monday) we have an exciting announcement. You can now sign up for a second interview slot! There are only a limited number of spots left, and its on a first come, first serve basis. ENGLISH FOLLOWS Bonjour à tous! Encore une fois cette année, les étudiants de médecine de première année de l’Université d’Ottawa, sont fiers de vous offrir des séances d’entrevues simulées pour vous permettre de vous familiariser avec le déroulement de la vraie entrevue! L’entrevue vous coûtera 12$ et tous les fonds seront versés à l'oeuvre de bienfaisance choisie par la classe de 2021: Pancreatic Cancer Canada. Le paiement se fera à l’aide de Paypal pendant votre inscription en ligne. Le lien ci-joint vous dirigera vers la page d’inscription. La période d’inscription débutera dimanche le 4 février à 17h00. Les séances sont offertes de façon premier arrivé, premier servi donc ne tardez pas! Pour toutes questions, contactez-nous au admissionsmd2021@gmail.com. *Ces entrevues simulées sont réservées aux candidats d'entrevue de l'Université d'Ottawa.* PARTAGEZ CE MESSAGE SVP! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094ea5af2ba6fc1-mock1 — Hi! Once again this year, the first year students of the University of Ottawa - Faculty of Medicine are proud to offer mock interviews, which aim to give you a practice run before your real interview. Interviews will be $12, and the money will go towards our class charity, Pancreatic Cancer Canada. The payment will be processed online through Paypal along with your registration. The link below will bring you to the registration page. The registration period will begin on Sunday, February 4th at 5:00 p.m. The sessions are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so please don’t wait! If you have any questions, contact us at admissionsmd2021@gmail.com. *These mock interviews are reserved for interview candidates of the University of Ottawa.* PLEASE SHARE THIS MESSAGE! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094ea5af2ba6fc1-mock1 Merci & thank you! Christopher & Nicole Représentants du comité des admissions | Admissions Committee Representatives
  23. **Registration now open / Vous pouvez maintenant vous inscrire!** Hello/Bonjour! Thinking of applying to medical school (or know someone who is)? Got two interviews and now you have to prepare for both the MMI and panel interviews? Bamboozled by ethical questions? The second year students of the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine are organizing the second annual Med Prep Day, devoted to giving you tools to help you succeed on your interviews. Visit our website for more information: http://candacenayman.wixsite.com/ottawaprepday2018 Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/med-prep-day-journee-de-preparation-a-lentrevue-de-medecine-tickets-42169313552 — Hello/Bonjour! Vous pensez appliquer en médecine (ou vous connaissez quelqu'un qui fera application)? Vous avez reçu deux invitation d’entrevue, l’une pour une mini-entrevue multiple et l’autre pour un panel? Confus par les questions éthiques? Les étudiants de deuxième année de la Faculté de Médecine de l’Université d’Ottawa organisent la deuxième édition de la journée de préparation à l’entrevue, qui cherche à vous équiper avec des outils qui pourront vous être utiles lors de vos entrevues. Visitez notre site web pour plus d’information:http://candacenayman.wixsite.com/ottawaprepday2018 Inscrivez-vous ici: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/med-prep-day-journee-de-preparation-a-lentrevue-de-medecine-tickets-42169313552 Please contact us if you have any questions / N'hésitez pas à nous contacter si vous avez des questions!
  24. Hello/Bonjour! Thinking of applying to medical school (or know someone who is)? Got two interviews and now you have to prepare for both the MMI and panel interviews? Bamboozled by ethical questions? The second year students of the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine are organizing the second annual Med Prep Day, devoted to giving you tools to help you succeed on your interviews. Visit our website for more information: http://candacenayman.wixsite.com/ottawaprepday2018 — Hello/Bonjour! Vous pensez appliquer en médecine (ou vous connaissez quelqu'un qui fera application)? Vous avez reçu deux invitation d’entrevue, l’une pour une mini-entrevue multiple et l’autre pour un panel? Confus par les questions éthiques? Les étudiants de deuxième année de la Faculté de Médecine de l’Université d’Ottawa organisent la deuxième édition de la journée de préparation à l’entrevue, qui cherche à vous équiper avec des outils qui pourront vous être utiles lors de vos entrevues. Visitez notre site web pour plus d’information:http://candacenayman.wixsite.com/ottawaprepday2018 Please contact us if you have any questions / N'hésitez pas à nous contacter si vous avez des questions!
  25. EthicsForBreakfast

    Stories of Deferrals

    Does anyone have any knowledge regarding deferrals of acceptance? The website leaves it pretty vague but states: "Once admitted in the first year, a student may submit a request for a deferred registration. This deferral may be granted under very exceptional circumstances. The request is granted or refused by the Admissions Office in consultation with the Vice-Dean. Students admitted by another medical school and given the privilege of a deferred registration will not be considered for admission at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa as long as they maintain their deferred registration." Without getting into too much detail, I was accepted into a 1 year masters program at a pretty prestigious school and the nature of the masters program would only make me a much better doctor. It is directly related to medicine and I have a scholarship for that school and will have to put down a huge deposit way before Ottawa will even tell if me if I'm accepted or not. Any stories of deferrals for something positive and not negative like a family death or illness???? What have exceptional circumstances been in the past?
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