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Donald_Duck last won the day on July 10 2019

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  1. GPA GPA GPA Whatever you are more interested in. Biomed was jokes for me and impossible for others. Psychology classes were my lowest grades, highest for others. I hate psychology. Mr Duck
  2. Don’t worry they’ll look for alternatives if it’s not valid mr duck
  3. Dosent matter which uni, but as others mentioned that program will be much harder. Biomed / health sciences one of the easiest. Don’t let that discourage you, if you’re smart, go for it (personally I applied to engineering too but opted for biomed), with the caveat that gpa is almost everything for med applications good Luck Mr duck
  4. uottawa typically sets a cutoff for Casper and weighs it against gpa for invites just have decent answers for all questions and should be fine mr duck
  5. I don’t have much to add but that the degree is not what matters it’s getting a good gpa as long as you get the gpa you good
  6. I get this question a lot, what to do if you need to do an extra year to reapply to med. Im hoping as many people can weigh in to make this useful. 1) talk to someone knowledgeable in Med applications, see what went wrong My first advice is to see what went wrong. If you got many interviews, chances are you have the grades and Casper, you need to work on life experience/interviewing. If you didn’t get interviews, then do more undergrad years to boost your grades. 2) my gpa is good enough what more can I add research is always a good thing to add in my opinion, only if you l
  7. I will also chime in! what undergraduate program do i need? or what is the steps i would first have to take to get to residency? As others said, undergraduate program does not matter, GPA matters. Of course if you love sciences (like I did!) do not shy away from going into programs such as biomedical sciences at uOttawa as you will likely excel in these classes (I did poorly in sociology/psychology courses, and found organic chem a breeze, so it really depends on your personal skill in these topics). I also found that taking anatomy and physiology classes as an undergraduate prepare
  8. All I know is that MD/PHD typically hear back much sooner than the May release date for general acceptance. Given that is is already late April you would have likely heard back by now. Mr Duck
  9. Masters experience is definitely an added bonus on application review. Nobody knows how much they weigh the application/CV review pre-interview as it seems to change yearly (in previous years we heard of pre-interview 50% CASPER 50% GPA! Now I am not sure if your CV counts for pre-interview). However for your score on CV, masters will help on top of your research experience. If you apply to MD/PHD, obviously a masters is almost required. Mr Duck
  10. - Where do residents/med students generally live? I know of Freedom private, look it up it is a neighborhood right beside the Ottawa hospital general campus and Roger Guindon hall which is the medicine faculty. There is a free shuttle from TOH general campus and civic campus. - What is the best renting/housing option to reach the two hospitals? For medical students, the choice is again Freedom private (maybe for residents too but I am not sure). There is a complete housing list sent to newly accepted med students compiled by current med students, you can ask uOttawa med student admission
  11. Your semesters with 4 courses will count as long as they can fetch the remaining courses from anywhere (summer, semesters with 6 classes, etc). You are allowed 1 P/F and likely this will be more lenient given COVID but hard to say. Keep at it! Mr Duck
  12. Hello,

    For the french stream, is the language of instruction only in french? If so, why are exams bilingual?

    After submitting an application for the english stream, can it be changed to the french stream now 10 days post-or it it too late?

  13. Although the semesters with more than 1 pass fail course will not count towards wGPA calculation, the credit itself for the course might still be taken into consideration (the exception might be the pre-req classes where they need at least a B). I would not lose hope just yet, email them and see. Mr Duck
  14. It seems this year you submit 3 contact information of your referees and they will fill a form to rate you on different aspects and then a final question of: do you recommend this candidate to the MD program (yes/no). Referees had to always fill a form like this on top of the reference letters but it seems now they are openly admitting they never looked at the letters (lol). All the info is here: https://www.ouac.on.ca/guide/omsas-referees/ Mr Duck
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