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  1. Sorry if this is the wrong sub to ask this !! Wasn't sure where to ask this. I'm starting my second year in med school in September. I realize that it's still early to know exactly what I want, but I'm heavily leaning towards internal medicine for residency. I know that could change but, for now, I'm working with the mindset that that's what I will be aiming for. I've recently started a summer research job and, as of now, getting a publication out of it hasn't been brought up/discussed by my supervisor. It seems to me that my supervisor mainly wants me to enjoy the research experience, g
  2. It's best to send the admissions office an email explaining your situation. Is there any way you can write the exam in June? If so, I don't think it'll be an issue since they ask for the prerequisite to be completed by then. On the other hand, if you can't, perhaps providing them with medical documentation would help. Definitely contact them though as only they can give you a firm answer on this!
  3. Hi! I was wondering if any current uOttawa med students could comment on the class culture/environment (positives/negatives)? I'd really appreciate it!
  4. I don't think there's one yet! The one I found was created in Feb and doesn't look like it's the real one lol
  5. were the wrong offers sent out through OMSAS though?
  6. Based on what I've read on the forum, you receive one score and I think it's out of 4.
  7. Hi all, I feel like the post-interview scoring question has been asked quite a few times so sorry about this haha I'm just confused as to how applicants are evaluated following the interview. Looking through the forum, I've read a lot of posts that say it's 100% your interview score. Ottawa's website says the following: "Following the interview, preliminary rank order lists are prepared based on a combined score using the WGPA and the interview performance (a poor interview may not be ranked). In the event of ties in the final scores, candidates with the highest WGPA will be ranked higher
  8. If you don't have much research experience, chances are the tasks you'll be given in the lab won't allow you to really understand what research is all about (e.g. when I first started, I worked on data entry). Research is a learning curve and I feel like you need to be willing to give in order to get back. If you're not into working full-time in a lab. I'd suggest volunteering weekly in a lab for a few months to a year. If you find that you enjoy it, your PI will give you more complex task and that's how you advance in the "research world". I've always been transparent when meeting
  9. I know this varies a lot but do offers usually come out early in the morning?
  10. Most, if not all of those who get an offer will pay their deposit even if they are waiting on other schools. The reason is that no one can be 100% they're going to be accepted elsewhere so they save their spot wherever they have received an offer thus far (in this case DalMed). You'll probably see more WL movement in May when the Ontario schools release their offers. This is where you'd see what courses are offered and how many people are registered for them: https://dalonline.dal.ca/PROD/fysktime.P_DisplaySchedule?s_term=202000&s_subj=MEDI&s_district=All
  11. Just want to say how awesome it is that you have risen above your past negative experiences! You’ve succeeded in getting into medical school. I think this shows that you have great interpersonal skills. Don’t decline an offer based on past experiences. Best of luck with medical school, I’m sure you’ll be great!
  12. I believe you’re allowed to complete it post-application. I have a friend who received an interview invite and still hasn’t completed one of the prerequisites. He’s currently enrolled in it and will complete it in April. You would just need to prove that you did in fact complete it when you submit your transcripts if you were to receive an offer.
  13. I find it hilarious how we all slowly begin to disappear around 11 AM and then all show up the next morning :')
  14. I think the timing of when they come out doesn’t necessarily have to be in the morning. It tends to be a trend. However, I’m now inclined to think it would be a Monday just cause I read on the forum that the adcom meets on Mondays. So maybe they’ll finalize things? That being said, I’m still going to refresh my email the next 2 days
  15. I really hope it’s this week! If it’s not tomorrow, I’ll just assume it’ll be Monday
  16. I decided to take one for the team haha here’s an update: first off, just wanted to acknowledge how kind the lady at the office was! She said the same thing she says to everyone, that they will be out before the end of the month. BUT she added, and I quote: “we are in good shape” Sorry that it’s not very helpful
  17. I’m heading to the Tupper in an hour, if I have the courage to go to admissions, I’ll ask and update everyone!
  18. I was in a very similar situation this application cycle! I debated whether or not I wanted to talk about a traumatic experience, given it was one of the reasons I'm interested in pursuing a career in medicine. I decided not to bring it up because, I thought to myself, interviewers are humans. They will have biases. Yes, it is a possibility that they are trained to be somewhat less biased when conducting an interview. However, I always had a fear that, subconsciously, the stigma surrounding my traumatic experience would take away from the message I was trying to get across. Have you advo
  19. Yup, I woke up feeling stressed because I thought it would be today. I just keeping saying to myself that they’ll be out next week at this point haha
  20. I really hope so! I personally called them last week and they said "I guarantee you it's not this week", a few others also mentioned the same thing. The fact that they haven't said that this week gives me a bit of hope Love this and how I'm not the only one haha! Fingers crossed for Tuesday!!
  21. I have a bunch of midterms, yet I prioritized going back through old posts in the forum to find this (please don't judge me, we're all in this together): 2018 - March 5th (Monday) 2017 - March 14th (Tuesday) 2016 - March 16th (Wednesday) 2015 - March 17th (Tuesday) 2014 - March 11th (Tuesday) 2013 - March 7th (Thursday)
  22. I feel like they will be coming out this week, my reasoning is because the med students have their reading week so maybe admissions has more time for us? Last week when I called they said they aim for mid-March, and now they're saying "before the end of the month" probably to avoid giving people an exact answer that would end up being wrong in the event that they run into any issues that would delay the process
  23. I want to call them but scared they'll file a restraining order against me given the number of times I've called them lol
  24. I was easily able to make it through Nov-Feb but these past few days, the wait has been killing me really hoping that they come out this week!
  25. At this point, I’ve accepted the fact that they won’t come out this week. I’ll go back to checking my email every hour next week
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