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What are my chances for the french stream uOttawa(CNFS) and the English stream? 

wGPA: 3.95   

Year: Just finished 2nd year and moving to 3rd year

ECs/Volunteering:

-Founder and Unit Leader of the campus Medical Response Team (1 year and 6 months).  

-President of MEDLIFE chapter (1 year) and member/executive for 3 years.  

-MEDLIFE volunteer trip to Cusco 2016.   

-Certified Medical First Responder (2 years)

-Hospital Volunteering (2 years)

-Taught elementary school students at Sunday school (1 year). 

-Shadowed 2 Cardiologists (20 hours) + Shadowed Pulmonologist 

-Student Journal Editor and Outreach member.  

Employment: Part time Medical Transcriptionist (1 year), Faculty of Biology Research assistant (16 weeks) as part of USRA, Faculty of Physics Research assistant (16 weeks) as part of USRA

Awards/Scholarships: 2 NSERC USRAs, Excellence in Teaching Award, Dean's List (2 times), Florence L.Murray Memorial Scholarship, Edwin Jacob Special University Scholarship, UNB Scholarship. 

I am hesitating between applying to the uOttawa English stream and French CNFS stream. I am perfectly bilingual, but I have studied my entire life in English so that is where I have the upper- hand. What would be my chances for the CNFS stream for this coming 2018-2019 application cycle? What would be my chances for the English stream? I would highly appreciate any response. 

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If you're perfectly bilingual, I'd suggest applying to the French stream as you'll have a higher chance to get in. 
Apparently (someone at uOttawa back me up on this), once you are admitted to uOttawa med, you can take your exams and listen to lectures in whatever language you prefer.  So if you'd prefer to continue learning/studying in English, I think you'd be able to do so.

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On 8/3/2018 at 9:02 AM, zakohoobie1234 said:

What are my chances for the french stream uOttawa(CNFS) and the English stream? 

wGPA: 3.95   

Year: Just finished 2nd year and moving to 3rd year

ECs/Volunteering:

-Founder and Unit Leader of the campus Medical Response Team (1 year and 6 months).  

-President of MEDLIFE chapter (1 year) and member/executive for 3 years.  

-MEDLIFE volunteer trip to Cusco 2016.   

-Certified Medical First Responder (2 years)

-Hospital Volunteering (2 years)

-Taught elementary school students at Sunday school (1 year). 

-Shadowed 2 Cardiologists (20 hours) + Shadowed Pulmonologist 

-Student Journal Editor and Outreach member.  

Employment: Part time Medical Transcriptionist (1 year), Faculty of Biology Research assistant (16 weeks) as part of USRA, Faculty of Physics Research assistant (16 weeks) as part of USRA

Awards/Scholarships: 2 NSERC USRAs, Excellence in Teaching Award, Dean's List (2 times), Florence L.Murray Memorial Scholarship, Edwin Jacob Special University Scholarship, UNB Scholarship. 

I am hesitating between applying to the uOttawa English stream and French CNFS stream. I am perfectly bilingual, but I have studied my entire life in English so that is where I have the upper- hand. What would be my chances for the CNFS stream for this coming 2018-2019 application cycle? What would be my chances for the English stream? I would highly appreciate any response. 

I would go with English, CNFS is only 8 spot and you have the solid GPA and E.C for English stream

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On 8/3/2018 at 1:27 PM, heyhellohi said:

If you're perfectly bilingual, I'd suggest applying to the French stream as you'll have a higher chance to get in. 
Apparently (someone at uOttawa back me up on this), once you are admitted to uOttawa med, you can take your exams and listen to lectures in whatever language you prefer.  So if you'd prefer to continue learning/studying in English, I think you'd be able to do so.

I think you have to submit essays in the language of the stream you are in. Also you can listen to RECORDED lectures of any language. However, you cannot attend the lectures of the opposite stream (people were doing this and it was deemed a professionalism issue. Repeated professionalism issues get put on your record and can get you kicked out of med).

keep in mind not all lectures are recorded and all of your practical and small group learning will be in French. 

Really only apply to French if you are for sure comfortable doing all of medicine in that language. 

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