Otago Graduate Entry 2018 Chat/Enquiry

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  1. Stuart

    Stuart Administrator Administrar

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    Hi everyone,

    This thread is for people applying for health professional course(s) via the graduate category at Otago University in 2018 (for courses commencing in 2019). You can ask questions, discuss and/or have a friendly banter.
     
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  2. Verdigris

    Verdigris constantly suffering

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    I'm planning on doing BIOA201 in first semester because I'd rather just do one paper (FORB201) in summer school. Has anyone done ZOOL222 (Evolutionary Biology)? It sounded vaguely related to BIOA so I was tossing up between doing that and ANTH228...
     
  3. Startersbar

    Startersbar Otago MBChB II

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    I did FORB201 and BIOA201 and you can definitely have time for both if you work hard.

    FORB201 only consumed half the time that BIOA201 did. I only studied the night before for the FORB201 final exam because I thought I was winging it to focus on BIOA201 but then I ended up getting 86% overall, and then 89% for BIOA201 (which I focused a lot more effort on).
     
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  4. flooghost7255

    flooghost7255 BMedSci (Hons), Otago MBChB III

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    Hey MSO, asking for a certain someone, when it comes to grad entry do you still need 70% minimum in all HSFY papers? Or is just passing enough?
     
  5. Stuart

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    Hi,

    There is no such requirement. A pass is enough.
     
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  6. better_late_than_never

    better_late_than_never New Member

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    Does anyone know what the rural entry gpa cutoff is/ or know of anyone who got in through rural entry in the recent years?
     
  7. Verdigris

    Verdigris constantly suffering

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    I saw someone got in off the waitlist w a 6.27 last year and 7.41 was in the top 5 waitlist :)
     
  8. apples523

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    What about non-rural non-MAPAS graduate entry? Any ideas what the cut-off GPA may be for 2018?
     
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    Verdigris constantly suffering

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  11. acbard9

    acbard9 BSc (Pharmacology) III

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    I would think it might remain the same, but this would depend primarily on how the Medical Admissions Committee divide up the number of places.
     
  12. Stuart

    Stuart Administrator Administrar

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    Hi,

    Let's hope it stays about the same if not going down. I am sure we can all agree on that. It doesn't seem to change much unless they change some rules/number of places.




    I had been looking for this for so long! Thank you for the reference. I will eventually make a new thread dedicated to graphs and what not so it's easier to refer to in the future.
     
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  13. Startersbar

    Startersbar Otago MBChB II

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    Out of curiousity, was there any particular reason for the large increase from 2013 --> 2014?
     
  14. Stuart

    Stuart Administrator Administrar

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    Hi,

    Yes, it's more that it dropped by a large margin when they abruptly introduced the "100-Level" rule. It should have recovered by 2013 but it seems to have lasted until 2014.
     
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    Hi could somebody who took the three physiology papers pls talk about the structure of the paper and tests and just anything about it like how oxycodone talked about neuroscience papers. That would be very greatly appreciated cheers!!!!
     
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  16. Stuart

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    Hi,

    There are a few around the Graduate Category sub-forum. Have you checked out any of those? They are a getting a bit old though, I think.
     
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    notncea9 New Member

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    yea there were some bits here and there but those were like 5 or 6 years old
     
  18. RNtoMD

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    Has anyone had a response back about their Otago Med School application? :)
     
  19. Stuart

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    Hi,

    I am not sure what you are talking about. Do you mean the offers? If so, that is a while away.
     
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  20. Stuart

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    Hi,

    Yes, you heard it right. The predicted date is 14th December.
     
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