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  1. Hey Tooths, Shoot me a message and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. Cheers,
  2. Hey! I’m in the same boat. I was accepted. I paid my deposit (10 grand!) yet have decided not to attend. I had a 3.9, lots of ECs (none dental-related) and some research/lab volunteering. I hope my seat goes out to one of you!
  3. Even if it does end, there’s going to be a ‘grandfather’ program. Read this: https://www.atlanticbridge.com/dentistry/
  4. Where did you hear this? It’s important to state your sources on forums like these because speculation is rampant.
  5. I had to fill this out long before receiving an offer. Maybe they use the sheet to gauge whether you’d be a right fit for the 4 or 5 year program.
  6. I ultimately decided to accept the offer! I paid the deposit today!
  7. Did you apply in Canada? You seem like the poster applicant for medicine tbh.
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. I’m declining my offer so there’s a chance you’ll get!
  11. 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’.
  12. 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?
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