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  1. Did you apply in Canada? You seem like the poster applicant for medicine tbh.
  2. Hi, thanks for your input! Could you provide links to what you mentioned? For instance, where does it say that the grading scheme is converted to that of Canada. Also, where are the stats for NDEB?
  3. Several reasons; for starters, there’s no point in going abroad and accumulating 300K+ in debt when I have a good chance here. Also, it’s just the degree as a whole and how it’s perceived. I’ve spoken to several current dental students at UCC and many have said that it’s HARD. Students are passing with 60s. Many said that getting in the 70s range is considered to be “honors” and is next to impossible. Given this, and given the fact that speciality programs here in Canada look at dental school transcripts, I don’t want to jeopardize my chances at a potential career in dental speciality. Finally, perception of the degree. Yes, you’re able to come back here and work. But in order to work, somebody has to be willing to hire you. Reading forums about international dental graduates, many current Canadian dentists feel that their foreign counterparts are inferior and would therefore not hire them. There’s this perceived stigma with one’s degree and I’m afraid that this will harm my chances at landing a job (or a good job) upon my return. That’s all. If you have any questions, feel free to ask here so that others may also benefit.
  4. I’m declining my offer so there’s a chance you’ll get!
  5. That’s the thing, I don’t know if I have competitive scores. I know that Dal looks mostly at GPA and mine isn’t stellar like some of their other applicants’.
  6. Thanks for your input! My concern is more-so with coming back to work here. Like you said, there’s that equivalency in place but I’ve been reading online about stigma when it comes to the hiring process; some dentists don’t want to hire associates who have graduated from abroad. What are your thoughts on that?
  7. I received an offer for UCC's 4 year Graduate Entry Dentistry and I'm on the fence about whether or not to accept. Here are my scores: GPA: 3.8 DAT: Didn't take it EC's: Pretty weak, no long-term volunteering. A couple of months spent as a research assistant. No long-term employment. I'm considered in-province in Nova Scotia, so I'm wondering if I should just wait one year, take the DAT and apply to Dalhousie. What should I do!
  8. I’ve created a Facebook group if you’re interested! It’s called: UCC Graduate Entry Dentistry 2020-2024.
  9. Congrats on your offer! I spoke to a dentist who actually went to UCC. He went there before they offered the 4 year program. I asked him all sorts of questions about coming back here and he said that you’re able to specialize like any other Canadian grad; the only caveat is that you’re not able to go to the US and specialize. Also, I asked if there was any bias when it came to hiring foreign trained dentists, he said not at all. In fact, dental offices prefer Irish grads because of the extensive clinical component that’s included in their curriculum. Besides all of that, do you know if there’s a Facebook group for those accepted?
  10. Hey! I received the email from my officer at Atlantic Bridge; her name is Celina.
  11. I just received an offer for the four year program at UCC!!! Anyone else planning on accepting?
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