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  1. Which ones are you more likely to get into? I.e., do you have in province status anywhere? The point of my post is that there will be no difference 20-30 years into your practice whether you went to school A or B - aim for the ones you are more likely to get into and when you receive offers, choose based on how much it will cost you to attend. This is applicable to not just dental, but also pharmacy and medical schools, especially in Canada.
  2. 1. Cheapest one you can get into 2. 2nd cheapest one you can get into 3. 3rd cheapest one you can get into 4. 4th cheapest one you can get into 5. 5th cheapest one you can get into
  3. I'd do it too if I had the drive and motivation and never look back. Forget about opportunity cost and etc, this is your life's career we're talking, not just money. In general, dentists have to sell their treatments. Meanwhile, you have people lining up to see a family physician, willing to wait 1-2 hours just to get their diabetes medication refills, and have months long wait times for specialists. I am sure there are dental specialists that do just as well but I would wager that on average (even though it may not be wise to compare averages in a field like dentistry or medicine), MD specialists do better in a multitude of aspects. In addition, corporatization is coming to dentistry, and like Thanos, it's inevitable. It exists in medicine too but I would wager that it may affect dentistry as hard as it hit pharmacy due to the fact that neither of them are subsidized by the government as much as medicine is. The fact that there is no residency set in place as a barrier of entry to practice is detrimental as an increase in seats or a new dental/pharmacy school can easily disrupt the already abysmal pharmacist/dentist to population ratio. If you have the gpa and ECs, don't look back and enjoy your DMD (listen to JohnGrisham and finish the degree!) and MD. Edit: I am genuinely hoping some seasoned MDs can share some of their input as medicine is a field I am not as familiar with compared to dentistry or pharmacy.
  4. It confuses me to no end that there is bashing of ITDs and students that want to return to Canada after attending US/Australia/Irish/etc schools. If I wanted to become a dentist in Canada but couldn't get into a Canadian school, I would find other ways of achieving it (e.g. coming back after completing a dental degree elsewhere). If I were a dentist from a third world country and learned that one can earn a respectable income in the same profession, I would try to come to this country to benefit myself and my family. Don't hate the players, hate the game. Our enemy isn't those that become licensed in Canada to practice dentistry. Our enemy is the legislations that have allowed the saturation to occur in the first place. It would be in the best interest of everyone to find ways to minimize how many dentists get certified in Canada (https://ndeb-bned.ca/en/dental-programs/historical-pass-rates) It would be nice if they didn't accept dentists from other countries the country does not need any more than how many it produces internally. Unfortunately, immigration plays a major role in Canada's growth hence it is not necessarily a viable option.
  5. Q. Which program of study should I enroll in to prepare for dental school? A. There is no preferred program of study in preparation for dental school, however, successfully taking upper level science courses (300 level and up) in a full-load curriculum (12-15 credits per semester) would reflect on your academic ability in dental school. Q. Does the university of my undergraduate education and/or any postgraduate education influence my application? A. No. Q. My school uses a very tough marking scheme. Will I get credit for the difficulty of the program? A. No. For the purposes of assessing eligibility and selection for interview we do not attempt to adjust the GPA for degree of difficulty of the program. https://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/dmd/dmd-faq/ Tl;dr - Just get the highest gpa you can get
  6. You revived a near decade old thread to ask for the syllabus?
  7. Vancouver: $35-40/hr Rural BC: 40+
  8. Only conditional if you're in 3rd year/meeting the 90 credit requirement this academic year.
  9. Have several people in my class that are applying to medicine while attending dental school.
  10. The waitlist was exhausted last year to the point where the school had to call people they originally rejected to fill the seats.
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