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Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine - Ottawa Canada.

Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by kornphan, Feb 22, 2002.

  1. kornphan

    kornphan Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I have an interview at this school. Anyone on here that has interviewed at this school or know anything about it ?. Thanks in advance.

    korn
     
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  3. VC15

    VC15 MS4 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by kornphan:
    <strong>I have an interview at this school. Anyone on here that has interviewed at this school or know anything about it ?. Thanks in advance.

    korn</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Check out interviewfeedback.com. When is your interview? I'll be there on Apr. 10th... best of luck
     
  4. Big_Poppa DDS

    Big_Poppa DDS Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    It doesn't require the Mcat, thats all I know
     
  5. xrayray17

    xrayray17 Junior Member

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    For A Canadian, your GPA needs to be at least 3.8
    My friend goes there, it's a group interview.
    And you can take your classes in French.
     
  6. VC15

    VC15 MS4 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by xrayray17:
    <strong>For A Canadian, your GPA needs to be at least 3.8
    My friend goes there, it's a group interview.
    And you can take your classes in French.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">It's "group" in that there's more than one interviewer (but you're the only student being interviewed, unlike at McMaster).
     
  7. kornphan

    kornphan Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Thank You all for your replies, say I get in then is it a 'bad' choice comoared to the Carib schools ?.. I hear that it will be very difficult for me to go to US in the futire and practice as Canada does not gives USMLE's and US will require that before you can get a licence here ?.. going to the Carabie schools, you do take the USMLE's. Any thoughts ?.. (For all I know, I might not come back to the US to practise.. but just a thought)... Thanks

    korn
     
  8. tussy

    tussy Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Can can write the USMLE if you study in a Canadian school. Ottawa is an excellent school, but is very competative. They do like you to speak french though, so if you don't you might want to look elsewhere.
     
  9. nyskindr

    nyskindr Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    There is no comparison between this school and a caribbean one in terms of reputation. Your ability to obtain a good residency and or job in the US will be significantly improved by attending a Canadian school,not to mention the difference in opportunities you will have in Canada.
     
  10. bad_hombre

    bad_hombre Member 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by kornphan:
    <strong>Thank You all for your replies, say I get in then is it a 'bad' choice comoared to the Carib schools ?.. </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">First of all, congratulations on getting an interview. The cutoff WGPA for out of province students was 3.89 last year i believe.

    You've got to be kidding me about the caribbean schools though! You cannot even compare Ottawa U with any of the Caribbean schools. You can take the USMLEs out of Canada if you want to no problem if you want to practice in the states. YOu will have 100x the respect out of OU than out of any carribean schools. I believe the Gourman report gives Ottawa (and all schools in Canada) strong-very strong marks. Tuition... I'm not sure actually if you're not Canadian, but I can assure you it's under 20 grand us. I'm pretty sure it's less than any carribean schools. If you're canadian it only comes out to like 8 grand US a year.

    Why is it that americans still believe Canada is a second class country? We have the second highest quality of life in the world for god's sakes (the US is fourth)!

    GO CANADA GO!!!
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    :cool:
     
  11. bad_hombre

    bad_hombre Member 7+ Year Member

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    plus you can get by just fine if you don't speak any french, since the french meds classes are separate from the english ones :)
     
  12. Big_Poppa DDS

    Big_Poppa DDS Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    well said bad hombre, not to mention the World's best Mens and Womens hockey teams!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Thewonderer

    Thewonderer Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by nyskindr:
    <strong>There is no comparison between this school and a caribbean one in terms of reputation. Your ability to obtain a good residency and or job in the US will be significantly improved by attending a Canadian school,not to mention the difference in opportunities you will have in Canada.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I second the opinions here.

    There are two sources you ought to get:

    1) The Medical School Admissions Requirement published by AAMC every year and it will tell you that Canadian and American med schools are accredited by the same governing body (LCME or something like Liason ?... medical education)). so you will not be considered a "foreign" medical grad. The concern that people have about graduating from Canadian med school is from Canadian citizens who need working visa (and all the hassle) to work in the US as residents. As an American, you have no such hassle at all!

    2) ask the 20ish American students who flock to McGill every year and see if they are concerned about going back to USA.
     

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