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  1. OMSAS states that "At least 1 referee should be a non-academic/character referee." Can anyone elaborate on what "non-academic" means? I was planning on asking the Student Life Advisor at my CÉGEP for a letter of reference (basically, he was in charge of non-academic student activities), but would he count as academic since he is affiliated to a school? Also, if I'm applying to the French stream, does it matter if my reference letters are written in English? Thanks in advance!
  2. Hey guys, so I have 2 solid LORs from my research supervisor and the CEO of a physiotherapy clinic at which I volunteered. I am having a bit of trouble finding someone else who I believe can be a good reference. Someone I have in mind is a coach I have for a small cricket league that plays other local teams and stuff (ie. its not something that gets much attention or funding or anything. Mostly just recreational stuff). He has known me for more than 10 years, and can definitely attest to my character. I don't know if it matters for me to use someone like that, as he won't have a letterhea
  3. For OMSAS, does anyone think recency matters when picking a referee? Would a high school teacher who both taught me and I did extra-cirriculars with be from too long ago when compared to a undergrad prof who knows me relatively well? I was just thinking that the med schools might be more interested in my more recent qualities.
  4. Hi all, What are your thoughts on having one of my referees be a coordinator for a volunteer activity I am currently enrolled in and have put in about 50 hours for? I would assume it is more ideal to have a referee that has a greater scope of understanding of my community involvement and other activities, but this referee would only really be able to speak to this volunteer activity solely. My other two referees are academics and I could have a third academic who can vouch for my academic endeavors and very minimally touch on my community involvement, or I can have this volunteer coordinat
  5. Hi, As a non-traditional applicant, I am undecided as to who to choose for my 3 referees. Quick facts about me: After my undergrad and masters (course-based), I worked as a building engineer for 4 years, then last year quit to take pre-requisite courses for med schools to apply for the 2016-17 cycle at UofT Here are the options for referees: 1. Organic Chemistry Professor in a recently taken course with who I interacted frequently and know well 2. Ecology Professor in a recently taken course with who I interacted frequently and know well 3. A spinal surgeon and a renowned resear
  6. For OMSAS and AMCASS, how does the uploading process for letters of recommendation work? Do references upload one letter for all of the schools to see, or do they upload a separate letter for each school? I ask because this year I am planing to apply to a large number of med schools (almost 20) through both OMSAS and AMCAS and will soon be asking for letters of recommendation. Should I tell my references to include the name of the med school in the letter? For example: "I am writing this letter to support (insert my name here) in applying to (insert med school name here)." Is including th
  7. Hi everyone! Given that we have 2 referees, I was wondering if we should try to diversify i.e. have one referee from employment, 1 from volunteer. Or should both referees be of professional status such as a professor or physician status. Second, similar to a question posted earlier, but specifically, if you are holding a VP status in a student group let's say and the president is currently unavailable to give you a reference (moved out of the country/busy with other things) would it be acceptable to ask another VP to be your referee? Thanks guys
  8. Hi everyone, This is mostly out of curiosity...what do medical schools ask when they contact my referees? Do they ask any personal questions or are they more general "how many hours has the individual contributed etc"? If you're not extremely close with your referees (personal level), but have only worked with them for a significant amount of time is that acceptable for a referee? Thanks guys!
  9. Hi guys, Im wondering after the process of submitting our referees on the ORPAS online application. I know most if not all of the Ontario PT schools are only looking for two referees/references but I have a dilemma. I currently have three referees: #1) academic #2) professional #3)practical (someone from a health care setting such as a physiotherapist, or someone who supervised your work with people who have special needs) I am applying for Queens MScPT, which requires one academic and one 'practical' reference ( so want to use reference #1and #3). But then im also applying for
  10. Hi, Everyone, I'm about to submit my application to Manitoba, I have several referees already wrote reference letters for me for this cycle to other MD schools. Which 3 should I choose for Manitoba? 1. A family friend of my parents, who knew me before I was born, who is a MD in USA and will write me a VERY good letter. 2. A TaeKwonDo assistant instructor will write me a VERY good letter who I learned TaeKwonDo in my university for 2 years, twice a week, 2 hours each course. 3. A hospital volunteering services administrator,I think will write me a good letter, where I volunteere
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