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Found 28 results

  1. How do we include the numbers for activities in the ABS Statement? The issue I am having is that I am writing about a research experience that involved (1) 8 months volunteer work followed by (2) summer paid employment (3) publication (4) presentation (5) award for presentation I wanted to mention all of these components to cover the "scholar" component of the clusters, but do I have to include the activity number for each? and if the verifier is all the same, do I have to keep putting (1) to show the same verifier? I want it to be clear what I am mentioning, but also don't want so much of my word count to be devoted to numbers in brackets
  2. Hi everyone, currently trudging through the long-winded ABS section and was wondering if anyone has a link to where it says that submitted papers shouldnt be included in the research section (i vaguely remember something to this effect last year). It says that submitted (not accepted or published) publications should be included, on the uottawa page, so I am inclined to report them, but if there is info from OMSAS that says I shouldn't I would like to contact OMSAS for clarification. They cant comment on how to write ABS of course, but if there is a written contradiction between the uottawa site and the OMSAS site then they might be able to help! Thanks!
  3. How should one enter (if at all) a multi-year, discontinuous extra-curricular/job (e.g. summer employment at the same company for 3 summers or sport seasons that span multiple months but aren't connected from year to year)? Enter it as 3 separate entries from May to September for the three years? Or just enter the most recent? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  4. How many times can you use a verifier for activities? Is there like a limit? Reason I'm asking is that I have about 12 activities since the age of 16 from high school, and it'll probably be easier to use one high school teacher who's known what I've done through out high school (since you know, teachers come and go in the education system).
  5. I'm confused about this. Are we supposed to integrate it into the essay where when we mention activity x we say "activity x (ABS item #3, verifier 2) has..."? Or do we add these things at like the start or end as like a title or footer type thing? Can anyone tell me how they formatted theirs and if that is considered correct? Do these words count towards word count? If so that sucks.... Really stressing because the application is due today.
  6. Hey guys, I recently came to know that given the GPA conversions at UWO, my two best-year GPA is 87%. Given that my AA and RC both are 22 and an above average ABS (IMO though), is there a shot for me to get an interview invite this year ? Thank you guys and good luck Edited: Forgot to add, I've finished my UG.
  7. Hello, Stressing out right now because I can't find my piano teacher's home address for verifier. She came and taught me from my home so I don't have an address. Should I just put my home as the address?
  8. In the ABS research section, how can we enter our publication info so that they know its legit? Like there seems to be no way I can enter a citation or even the full exact title due to the character limits, but I also don't want to sound vague and say: Title: Rat stress tests Type of publication: published in neurocience. Your role: wrote the paper. How can I provide information that actually tells them my paper exists?
  9. So I have 4 certifications I have to keep current (every 2 years ish) for my job as a lifeguard. Would you list these under a single entry, or separate for each? Also should these be listed under 'Other' or 'formal education'? Thanks!
  10. Hi All, I had a question about the 3 ABS statements: For each activity, should I talk about what I did or only talk about what I learned? I know we have to connect to the clusters, so should I specifically mention which clusters I improved in myself and learned about, or should I just state all the things I did in the activity and leave it to the reader to make the connections to the clusters (using the “show don’t tell” approach)? Thank you so much for the help!!!
  11. Hi, I just had a question about the 3 ABS statements for UofT. I was wondering if for just 1 of the statements, I could talk about 2 of my ABS activities (instead of 1). The 2 ABS activities have occurred as part of the same organization and I'm using the same verifier. The difference between the two is my specific roles, so I had 2 roles in the same organization. So, I was wondering if I can speak about both of those activities for just one of the ABS statements (as opposed to having 1 ABS activity for each statement). Thanks for the help!
  12. Are you guys including the dollar amounts of your awards in the ABS? If yes, where are you guys writing it?
  13. Hi guys, I was wondering if people who got an interview/acceptance to UOttawa could share what type of activities they had listed in their ABS. I am worried that I have a pretty average ABS and am wondering if I could still have a shot at an interview this application cycle with my average ABS (and a good Casper score). I currently have 3.94-3.95 wGPA for UOttawa. I have multiple research experiences in the past few years (no pubs yet, 1 paper in progress), volunteering experiences with vulnerable population, a couple leadership experiences, a couple of employment experiences, etc (many of these are long term). However, I have no athletic background, no volunteering abroad experiences and only a couple of ordinary awards (nothing stellar). Could some of you guys who have received acceptance or undergone interview at UOttawa please give some ideas at what your ABS consisted of and what the school looks for in the applicants' ABS? I would be really grateful for any insight and advice. Thank you.
  14. oneplaidjumper

    Abs Essay

    I am aware that Toronto's admissions page says explicitly to pick one activity per ABS essay that outlines one or more of their clusters, but how specific does this one activity have to be? for example: if I picked volunteering in a research lab as my activity, can I include the awards/presentations/publications/whatever else related to that activity as well? or do i just have to talk about what i did in the lab? thank you for all your help! EDIT: also, how bad is it if my essays are no longer than 200 words (both ABS and brief personal essays)?
  15. Hey guys, just finishing up my autobiographical sketch, and I had a few questions: 1. For awards/scholarships, did you put how much money they were for? Is this important? 2. For extracurricular activities, there doesn't seem to be a clear section where you can describe your roles/responsibilities in a club. As of now, I have brief descriptions of my role in the "Type of Activity/Level of Performance" section. Is this okay to do? 3. On some old threads, I've seen a few premeds on here say that in the responsibilities section, in addition to listing responsibilities, they listed what skills they learned/built (as they related to the CanMEDS competencies. What's the consensus on this? Do you think it will hurt or help with an application? 4. For current activities, when listing hours, did you make any statement indicating that they were ongoing or about how many hours you expect to have after this year? Or is it obvious given that it already says "ongoing" in the date section?
  16. Hi everyone, I am not sure what kinds of activities are supposed to go in the "other" section of the ABS. What is expected to go there, and may you provide some examples please? Thank you for the help!
  17. Hi, Just wondering what sections I should include a summer studentship like the NSERC USRA? I was thinking of including it in the 1. employment section to talk about my work experience in the lab/duties, 2. to include it in the awards section to talk about the award and the necessary qualifications/competition involved, and 3. to include it in the research section to specifically talk about what my research was about. Is it okay to mention it in all 3 sections (I will be discussing different pieces of info in each section)? What do you all think? Thanks for the help!!
  18. Hi All, In the ABS, when filling In the "Hours" section, is it okay to put hours per week/expected hours, or are you only allowed to put a number in that section (ie. only allowed to put in the total hours without using words like "per week")? Thank you!
  19. patient2doctor

    Omsas Sketch Questions

    A few questions about the sketch: 1) Is it bad to use acronyms? The "description" character count is too small for almost everything 2) I have a late birthday, so a lot of the activities I started in grade 11 were technically started when I was 15. Do I therefore make the start date my 16th birthday, or September? 3) Can I use peers as verifiers? Many of my extracirricular activities (ex. tutoring) don't have an actual supervisor. Thanks for the help!!
  20. Hi guys and gals. I love you all. Also, is any of this actually usable on the OMSAS autobiographical sketch or is this just kindof random stuff they're not interested in? 1. Central Animal Facility (CAF) Training- a. C.A.F. Orientation b. Animal Handling/Euthanasia c. Clean/Vent Room Training d. Biohazard Level 2 Training e. UltraClean Training f. Endpoints - Monitoring and Records 2. Ethics Training for Research a. TCPS2: Course on Research Ethics b. McMaster Chart Review Research Ethics Tutorial 3. Internal Training, McMaster a. Biosafety Level 1, Workers b. Biosafety Level 2, Workers c. FHS Hospital Fire Safety d. FHS WHMIS Update e. FHS Code Awareness f. Fire Safety Training g. WHMIS Core h. Ergonomics i. Health and Safety Orientation Training j. Slips, Trips, and Falls k. Violence and Harassment Prevention
  21. Hey fellow grad students, Has anyone else who trained/mentored an undergrad student included this on their ABS? What category would it fall under? Thanks in advance!
  22. Hi all! I know there have been a few threads on how many items people had in their sketches for OMSAS and I have gone through the threads on this pretty thoroughly. I also see there was a poll on this but my poll is specifically for those who were accepted either outright or off a waitlist, not for all who applied. Mods, if I've somehow missed a poll like this that is specific for accepted applicants, please feel free to let me know or remove this. I think this will hopefully be beneficial for others who are applying to get a sense of what the breakdown is for those who are accepted to an Ontario medical school (or if there are schools in other provinces that do similar listing of activities in their apps). I realize it's definitely quality over quantity, still just thought this would be interesting to see. I think most people (from other threads I have read on here) usually take the approach of including what they feel are quality items anyway. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong or if you feel that your poll range overestimates (or underestimates I guess if you feel your forgot to inc something or combined too many) your quality items. Thanks for participating! Med_Pack
  23. I participated in research that has not culminated in a publication and I don't think it will before I apply. How do I fill out the ABS section that asks about publications? Should I just say "none"?
  24. Am I losing it, or is the detailed ABS just a matter of checking off the items on the sketch? I thought we might have to provide additional information on top of the already available space, am I missing something? Thanks
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