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  1. Hi all, I am currently completing a grad degree and wanted to take orgo (this January) to meet the Ottawa prerequisite. However, there are a few details I'm not sure about. If I applied next cycle... How would schools view this course? Although I'm taking this course outside of my completed undergraduate degree, would it affect my fulltime/part-time status to be eligible for wGPA calculations? Do you know if any schools would factor this course into GPA calculations at all? Any advice you could offer regarding this would be really appreciated. Thank you!
  2. Hi everyone, I'm planning to apply to bunch of school this year, many of which require casper. For Dalhousie, the latest date you could right the test is Aug 28 but for the others one the last date is much later in the year. I was wondering if anyone knows if its possible to right the test twice, one for dalhousie and another for others. I know on their website it says limit of 1 test per year but website itself allows you to book a later date so I'm not sure if you actually cannot write it twice.
  3. Hi Everyone, 2 courses I took during the fall semester of my 1st year were pass/fail courses. O.K, so that year won't count for Ottawa's wGPA calculation So my questions are: would the final 3 years of my study be valid for the calculation? And if this does occur, what will happen to the first year marks — would they just disappear?
  4. Hi everyone, I applied to uOttawa this year and thankfully got an interview. However, IF I get accepted , I will need to have completed a pre-req from Athabasca University before June 30th to send my transcript to OMSAS. I was planning on doing my midterm and final exams in the upcoming months, but since all universities in my province have closed due to COVID-19 I will not be able to be invigilated (aka take my exams). Depending on how Athabasca deals witht the situation, I am unsure if I will be able to finish my pre-req before the OMSAS deadline. I know that everything is extreme
  5. Hello, I am a female incoming PGY1 and am looking for housing ideally walking distance from either the General or the Civic Hospital (open to both a 1 bedroom apartment/studio apartment for myself or sharing a house or apartment with 1-2 female roommates- preferably also residents). I'm quiet and neat, but also friendly. If you have any leads please private message me- ideally looking to move in mid-late June! Thanks
  6. www.MedsHousing.com Listing# 38426 to contact =landlord click here, I’m an R1 at CHEO with a private bedroom available for rent in a 2 bedroom 1.5 bathroom condo. – 15 minute walk to the general – Shared bathroom, free laundry and parking – Must be cat friendly! 225$/week Available: October 1 – 11 October 28 – November 17 December 1st onwards Price local currency : $225
  7. I'm interested in applying to Ottawa for medical school. I am currently in my 4th year of undergrad. My 1st and 2nd year marks were not great so I am planning on doing a 5th year so that I can use 3rd, 4th, and 5th year in the wGPA calculation. In my 3rd year, I took 5 courses/semester. However, 1 course in first semester was online, and 2 were online in 2nd semester. The school I go to doesn't indicate if a course is taken online on the transcript. I recently emailed admissions (Diane Parent) and she said that when verifying transcripts "there are methods to find out if a course is
  8. **Showings will take place during the evening of Wednesday, February 26 - please contact for the exact time and more info.** ** Alternative date is Sunday, March 1 by appointment ** 4-Bedroom house, located on Acton Rd (at Alta Vista Dr and Industrial Ave) Available anytime between March 1 and May 1 Rent is $2600, starting on May 1, for a 12 month lease. No utilities included (tenant pays for hydro, gas, water) OPTIONS: — Rent Discount of $100 / month, if you start the lease on April 1 and sign for 13 months (so rent for the first 13 months would be $2500/month)
  9. Hey! Did anyone apply through the CNFS or applied in previous years and got in?
  10. 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?
  11. 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?
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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 Rog
  16. 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 prestigio
  17. 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 P
  18. 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?
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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 !
  22. 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. A
  23. 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!
  24. 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.
  25. 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
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