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  1. Hey! Did anyone apply through the CNFS or applied in previous years and got in?
  2. Just wondering what the general consensus is on the available general surgery programs in the country, which are considered “the best” and what are the pros and cons of each?
  3. Hey folks, Any ideas on if any Canadian schools reject or frown upon taking an online course during undergrad? It happens to be a biochemistry course, which I know is a prereq for Ottawa. WIll this make any difference? Also, do these things matter for US schools, at least ones that accept Canadians?
  4. Hi, I am a high school student who wants to go to med school (yes, I know how corny this sounds), and I LIKE BOTH OF THESE COURSES EQUALLY and can't choose between them. So, I would like to know which course is easier to get a high GPA in, while also having time for ECs and completing prerequisites for med school. I have heard that in health sci you have to take med prerequisites as your electives (is that a hassle?), and you might not be as prepared for the MCAT as a biomed student (is this true?). Also, I have heard that biomedical science is harder, so to make it easier you can take health science electives. Out of both of these routes which one is better.
  5. Ottawa Female roommate needed Share with 2 PGY1 New listing on www.Medshousing.com Listing #0038262 https://medshousing.com/properties/ottawa-on-10-minute-walk-from-ottawa-general-hospital/ Listing Info: "Two female PGY1 residents looking for a female roommate who is a resident or medical/working professional. Fully furnished room in a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse, less than a 10 minute walk from the Ottawa General Hospital. Available July 1, one year lease." Parking available. No smoking and no pets allowed. Tenant pays rent for room and 1/3 price of utilities/internet. Your choice of one of the three bedrooms: Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom: $850/month Medium bedroom: $750/month Small bedroom $700/month
  6. Hi All, So I've been accepted into physio at Ottawa U. However I was wondering if there were any anglophone Physio students out there who could sort of give me an idea of how hard the french is. I have a working knowledge of french and can speak well enough, however I am just really unsure about the course content and style of teaching and if I would be able to keep up with it all. I have never taken a university level course in french and have not been in a french class in 4 years. Just looking for some advice! Thanks
  7. Un message en français suivra. Have you received or do you know a friend that has received an interview offer from uOttawa's medical school this cycle? For the second year in a row, the uOttawa Black Medical Student Association is offering mock interviews to students coming from underrepresented communities and disadvantaged backgrounds hoping that through vertical and longitudinal mentorship, we can build more diverse community of medical students at uOttawa. To be as immersive as possible, the interviews will be in-person and conducted by volunteer members of the uOttawa BMSA on the Roger Guindon campus of uOttawa. Each interview will last about 50 minutes including feedback. As we are a non-for-profit club at the University of Ottawa, this opportunity is given free of charge. Pass along the word! Interested applicants should contact us at ottawa.bmsa@gmail.com before February 10th to inquire an interview! Thank you and we can't wait to meet you! -------------------------------------------------------- Avez-vous reçu ou connaissez-vous un ami qui a reçu une offre d'entrevue de la faculté de médecine de l'Université d'Ottawa pour ce cycle d'application? Pour la deuxième année consécutive, L’Association des étudiants en médecine noirs de l’Université d'Ottawa (uOttawa BMSA) offre des entrevues simulées aux étudiants issus de communautés sous-représentées et de milieux défavorisés, dans l’espoir qu’avec le mentorat vertical et longitudinal, nous pourrons créer une communauté plus diversifiée d’étudiants en médecine à l'Université d'Ottawa. Afin de vous offrir une expérience semblable au réel, les entrevues seront données en personne par des membres bénévoles de la BMSA sur le campus Roger Guindon de l'Université d'Ottawa. Chaque entretien durera environ 50 minutes, incluant la rétroaction. Puisque nous sommes un club à but non lucratif de l'Université d'Ottawa, cette opportunité vous est offerte gratuitement. Passez le mot! Les candidats intéressés doivent nous contacter à ottawa.bmsa@gmail.com avant le 10 février pour demander une entrevue de pratique! Merci et nous avons hâte de vous rencontrer!
  8. I am Canadian. What are my chances for top american med schools? Which american schools would you recommend applying to? What would you recommend improving in my application between now and September? I have a 4.0 cGPA, 521 MCAT (127 CARS), many meaningful extracurriculars (although I am worried because I do not have any meaningful research or shadowing). A few of my major ECAs include: -Student trustee of a major Canadian research university -Member of student government -Youngest board member of a national education advocacy organization - National chair of prestigious political training program (involved for 7 years) -250 hours EMT overseas -Teach sports to children with disabilities for many years -Executive of large cultural club on campus -a ton of intramural high school, sports, high school class president... (good stuff in high school) Thanks!!!
  9. Ottawa accommodation short and long term www.MedsHousing.com Listing # 02434 Room for medical pharmacy student near CHEO General Hospital: about 10 minutes walk to CHEO, General Hospital (there is hospital shuttle bus between General Hospital, Civic Hospital, Riverside hospital), near Riverside Hospital, Roger Guindon Hall, University of Ottawa Alta Vista campus (RGN), (UofOttawa has shuttle bus for students going to/from downtown campus every hour); Ottawa Hospital has also free shuttle bus goes between General Campus, Riverside campus and Civic campus. Near The Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre, Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories, Canadian Forces Health Care Centre, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Pharmacists Association, Canadian Blood Services, The Conference Board of Canada, Oakpark Retirement Cummunity. There are 4 bedrooms (2 bathrooms) in this semi-deatched house; ONLY rented EXCLUSIVELY to medical students, nurses, medical elective or medical rotation, pharmacy student, healthcare or medical professional; The house (and bedrooms) is fully furnished, fully equipped: laundry, laundry detergent, kitchenware, utensils, iron, iron board, hygienic paper, etc. (all you need to bring is your food and personal belongings), unlimited high speed WIFI Internet, laundry on site. Owner does not live there, hence more “freedom” Rent is $60/day or $250/week per room (shared bathrooms) or $950/month/room; rent included all utilities, laundry, laundry detergent, kitchenware, utensils, iron, iron board, hygienic paper, etc; parking available, snow cleared by contractor (if you park at the hospital, it would cost you $14/day or a monthly pass is $90, but the waiting list to get the monthly pass is very long) NB: there is hospital free shuttle bus running between General – Riverside – Civic campuses Long term lease is also available.
  10. 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!
  11. Premed! Are you struggling with your medical school interviews? Have you been previously rejected after the medical school interviews? Do you want to turn your interview rejections into admissions? I get it. When I applied to medical school the first time around, I had 5 interviews, but was rejected by all 5 schools. Sad ad depressed, I was lost how to to turn that around. However, I came up with a specific approach to interviewing for medical schools. Using that same approach, I again had 5 interviews the following year. The difference is that this time, I got into all 5 medical schools. Since then, I have created the NextMD Community, and the group of medical students and doctors have used this exact same method to help many premed students that have struggled with their interviews turn rejections into admissions, and they are all on their way to become doctors. So if you say YES to any of the questions about, then check out the NextMD Community, check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/978669245641167/ For more information, check us out at: http://www.nextmd.ca/training BOOK: If you are down to learn the system we have come up with RIGHT NOW, and you are someone who loves to learn through reading, access the book here: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07DFGHZ8S We offer the following programs: A. Self Study: 1. The MMI Mastery Method Online Course: http://www.nextmd.ca/training 2. Master the MMI: Your Key to Success on the Multiple Mini Interview (book): available on Amazon (https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07DFGHZ8S) B. One-on-One personalized coaching: 3-hour package 5-hour package 10-hour package (includes The MMI Mastery Method Online Course for free) Contact for detail: consultant@nextmd.ca Finally, this is a stressful time. But don't let the INTERVIEW hinder you from your dream of becoming a doctor. Good luck to all the applicants who are interviewing this year. NextMD Turn Rejections into Admissions
  12. Does it require the MCAT? Because back in 2016 apparently they brought it back but in their website they say its not required. https://med.uottawa.ca/undergraduate/hidden/does-ottawa-require-mcat
  13. Hi, asking for a friend who is applying next year He was just wondering if anyone has received an English stream interview this past cycle with a wGPA of 3.91? But TBH, based on the invite/reject thread 2017, the minimum I saw for an undergrad IP (Out of Ottawa) was at least wGPA 3.93, so 3.91 doesn't really seem quite promising...but hopefully, someone out there can provide some hope !
  14. 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
  15. 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!
  16. Hi all, I wasn't sure if the psyc courses I took in University of Guelph could be seen as humanities/social science prerequisites for Ottawa so I emailed them. In the email reply that I got from them, they stated that "The Humanities or Social Sciences requirements can be completed by any courses that have no relations to Science. For i.e. Sociology, Psychology, Math, Religion, Administration, English Literature, English Writing..." I got confused when I saw Math as a qualifying Humanities / Social Sciences prereq, so I asked them if Math and Statistics can be counted, and they said yes. I'm just wondering if anyone else know about this. I might be overthinking but why have I never heard that Math and Stats can be Humanities / Social science courses? Thanks in advance!
  17. New Ottawa listing!!! www.MedsHousing.com Great opportunity First year resident is renting out two rooms in a beautiful Ottawa home. Please go to listing www.MedsHousing.com #0025730
  18. 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!
  19. Hi, I was accepted to several undergraduate life science/medical science programs, but I am unsure about where I should go. If anyone has attended the following programs listed below, could you tell me about your experience? (e.g. quality of education, competition, bell curve, academic or extracurricular opportunites, atmosphere of the university/campus, etc.) For me, I feel like there are several pros/cons for each program/university, and I just don't know where I should go. McGill Life Sciences, Western Medical Sciences, uOttawa Biomedical Science, Queen's Science, Waterloo Biomedical Sciences, McMaster Life Science, McMaster Integrated Science. Thanks!
  20. ****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
  21. 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
  22. Most schools have released their interview dates (not decisions) at this point, but I haven't been able to find Ottawa's. Has anyone been able to find these dates? Any idea if the dates will be released prior to decisions?
  23. Is organic chemistry 1 an absolute required course. The admissions website is unclear as it says 2 full time years of chemistry in general, organic or biochemistry. Could 1 full year of general and full year of biochemistry be sufficient?
  24. Hi All! I am a current Medical Student at the University of Toronto's medical school. I received 3 Canadian and 2 US MD acceptances in 2017. I would like to promote the interview prep company that helped me get over the hump: Medvisors. I was a very poor interviewer and was very nervous about the process but their practice and personalized packages made a huge difference for me. I am now a consultant for them and I help other students with interview preparation. Their most unique and popular (and cost effective) service is the VIRTUAL MMI CIRCUIT that they offer... you have 6 stations with 6 different graders and they give you a personalized feedback form at the end too. As far as I know, no one else offers that kind of seamless online setup where you switch rooms etc. Free prep is also great but sometimes the interviewees are more focused on their own prep rather than giving quality feedback. Also, Medvisors consultants are experts and have interviewed at your school of choice! Visit medvisors.org for more!
  25. Renovated home Ottawa $1700/month www.MedsHousing.com Listing ID #0020516 Walk to Civic and Heart Institute This house has been newly renovated, 4 stainless appliances in new kitchen, dining area, large living room, foyer. There are 3 good size bedrooms on the second floor, and full bath. Basement has a lovely, large finished room, and we are installing a full bath in basement. There is also a new washer and dryer in the basement. The house has a lovely deck and private fenced yard, backs on to the experimental farm and the bike path. All windows and doors are new, everything is upgraded. The landlords and are very consciences and respectful. Parking for two cars. There is also a shed for storing bikes etc. and a side entrance to from the driveway to the kitchen and basement.
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