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    HeHeHe reacted to anon98 in .   
    I thought western doesn’t do roleplay scenarios? 
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    HeHeHe reacted to McMarauder in The slow decay of dentistry   
    Essentially, the CDAC (commission on Dental accreditation of Canada), along with other Canadian Dental governing bodies and dental schools themselves are influenced by big dental corporations (i.e. corporations are paying them).  All the corporations care about is making money.  One way of ensuring that dental corporations always have dentists to help generate revenue is to have a large supply of dentists who owe a lot of money and are willing to take any job.  Why would the governing bodies want to do anything about the oversupply when they're making money from it?

    Professional programs in Canada are also prone to the same sort of inequality.  Students from wealthier families have access to better resources to increase the chances of getting into these programs.  For example, being able to pay for private schooling so that they can get into undergraduate programs that inflate grades, private tutors and exam prep courses.  Furthermore, students from wealthy families have no need to work part time or over the summer, allowing them to pursue activities that make them more competitive applicants.  Finally, if someone has parents or family members who are professionals,  their chances of becoming a professional is higher as they will receive the proper guidance (yes, ultimately it's up to them to get in, but a little guidance goes a long way). Having gone through the process myself, I have plenty of advice to pass onto to my kids that I did not receive as a first generation university attender.
    There are multiple ways of becoming a licensed dentist in Canada, and each method is inherently unfair to different groups of people.  Eg. Canadian dental schools do not factor in the rigor of your university/program/course selection (I've studied at 3 Ontario universities, and there's definitely differences between universities and programs).  American and Aus schools will attract those with lower stats and can pay for it - whether it be because applicants come from affluent families or if their families were able to remortgage their homes.  Finally, one can take advantage of the equivalency process by attending non-accredited dental schools and challenge exams afterwards. All of that would be significantly cheaper than attending an accredited dental school, but you run you gotta jump through more hurdles to get licensed.  This is not a common route for Canadian Citizens, but I have met 3 Canadians who did this.  1 studied in Hungary, 1 studied in Egypt and another studied in India.

    Instead of complaining about the over-saturation, I decided to move somewhere that actually needed dentists.  Best decision I made.
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    HeHeHe got a reaction from Ms. Chip Skylark in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    Accepted/rejected/waitlisted: Accepted
    GPA: 90%
    DAT (AA/RC/PAT): 21/21/21
    Interview performance (personal opinion): Honestly thought it didn't go too well. Got cut off for rambling after my first answer. Didn't feel like I was able to show who I was through personal examples. I guess my initial feeling was not accurate at all.
    IP/OOP: IP
    Year: 4th year
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    HeHeHe reacted to Hammmmmy in Western Now Looking at ECs   
    I disagree with you on this. In the new application that Western has put out, they have a section similar to UofT in which they give you the opportunity to mention any relevant obstacles in your career in medicine and any gaps in your transcript. This would undermine your point about their holisticness being a front for making it easier for rich kids to get in. 


    I also think that even those who are not rich and cannot afford to volunteer (which I have found out this year, is truly a privilege and not a norm) can still get in. I have seen several personal examples in my own life of students that worked multiple jobs and could only afford to do 1-2 extracurriculars while balancing home and family life get into medical school. I do agree that there is a certain barrier to entry (such that not even the poorest vagrant can get in) but it is certainly getting better, not worse like you're implying. 
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    HeHeHe got a reaction from Happy_go in New Black Student Application Program (Bsap)   
    Yes, it does mean less seats for everyone, but the focus of my point was that if UofT is trying to be Socially Accountable then why choose black students specifically? Why not target a larger underrepresented demographic?
    A great example of what a program could be modeled after is University of Manitoba's socioeconomic coefficient, where they ask specific questions such as a history of adverse childhood experiences, race, sexual orientation, and of course family income. Based on how many descriptions you fit, they apply a multiplier to your score. 
    University of Saskatchewan is introducing a similar program this upcoming cycle called DSAAP (details still to be confirmed).
    University of Calgary also has something for people who have experienced adversity although I am not familiar with the specifics. 
    It doesn't technically mean less seats for other underrepresented groups, I'm just saying that it adds an extra layer of difficulty (for everyone). This extra layer of difficulty is compounded on other underrepresented groups who have to apply through the regular application stream.
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    HeHeHe got a reaction from Happy_go in New Black Student Application Program (Bsap)   
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    HeHeHe reacted to Nibbler in OOP Wait List Scores   
    Hey guys, 

    Ill be accepting my offer to Queen's today and releasing my position at Dal, im not sure how long it takes the WL to move though.

    Good luck I know how bad the waitlist is but keep your heads up
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    HeHeHe got a reaction from nice in Official May 8 Countdown Thread   
    I think you're in the "normal" waitlist then. Historically from what I have seen, acceptances dip into the normal list every year.
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    HeHeHe got a reaction from Futbol99 in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    Accepted/rejected/waitlisted: Accepted
    GPA: 90%
    DAT (AA/RC/PAT): 21/21/21
    Interview performance (personal opinion): Honestly thought it didn't go too well. Got cut off for rambling after my first answer. Didn't feel like I was able to show who I was through personal examples. I guess my initial feeling was not accurate at all.
    IP/OOP: IP
    Year: 4th year
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    HeHeHe got a reaction from Futur3 in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    Accepted/rejected/waitlisted: Accepted
    GPA: 90%
    DAT (AA/RC/PAT): 21/21/21
    Interview performance (personal opinion): Honestly thought it didn't go too well. Got cut off for rambling after my first answer. Didn't feel like I was able to show who I was through personal examples. I guess my initial feeling was not accurate at all.
    IP/OOP: IP
    Year: 4th year
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    HeHeHe got a reaction from Kingston_Dent in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    Accepted/rejected/waitlisted: Accepted
    GPA: 90%
    DAT (AA/RC/PAT): 21/21/21
    Interview performance (personal opinion): Honestly thought it didn't go too well. Got cut off for rambling after my first answer. Didn't feel like I was able to show who I was through personal examples. I guess my initial feeling was not accurate at all.
    IP/OOP: IP
    Year: 4th year
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    HeHeHe reacted to Nibbler in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Time Stamp: April 12, 2:00PM 

    With tears in my eyes... ACCEPTED!!!!!!!! (OOP WL)

    GPA: 3.9 MCAT: 515

    Essay: I tried my hardest on this section bc im not very confident in my essay writing but ended up having to rush it more than I thought I would have to due to work. Weakest section by far really recommend taking extra time on this!!

    ECs: Research for a couple of years in Biology and Humanities (no pubs but impact was significant curriculum changes to 2 large uni courses), curriculum design assistant (published 2 interactive books), digital media assistant (mostly videography), undergrad TA for 2 terms,1300+ hrs of paid mentorship and tutoring, Crohns/Colitis volunteer, some unique placement experiences, cofounder of a startup.

    Interview: First interview of my life so I had a lot of trouble sleeping the night before. I felt like most of the sections were okay, 2 stations I felt really good on, but there was a station I completely bombed because I didnt read the prompt correctly and there wasn't enough time to save it.

    My total score was 77.63

    I am a non-trad applicant and ive worked through so many failures and uncertainties its hard to describe how amazing this feels. I was put on academic probation after first year because I couldn't handle this idea of trying to out-compete my peers, the anxiety was too much and I was too scared to reach out for help. It took a break from uni for 1.5 years for me to be able to face my fears and accept being vulnerable/reaching out for help. I told myself that if this didn't happen for me this year, I would have to start pursuing a realistic backup. At a time where my family has been struggling, being able to call my momma and update her with this is unbelievable. 

    This process almost feels like its designed to test your constitution constantly, I can't tell you how many times I nearly gave up. Don't let the process make you forget your own intrinsic value in this world, we all mean so much more than an application!!!
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    HeHeHe reacted to CSPKS in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Time Stamp: April 12, 8:24 am EST
    Accepted!! (Saint John New Brunswick Campus)
    IP/OOP: OOP
    wGPA: 4.0
    MCAT: 516
    Essay: It looks like my essay and supplemental score was the lowest out of the three categories, but I worked hard on it and I was proud of it!
    ECs: A pretty diverse set of activities overall. Research (publications and a few oral and poster presentations at research conferences), hospital ER volunteering, peer helper on campus, volunteering at a local after-school program, leadership positions at clubs on campus, a couple years of varsity sports in high school, and taking and teaching piano lessons.
    Interview: This was my first MMI, so I didn't know what to expect going in. After the first station, I settled in and it actually became pretty fun! Dalhousie's interviewers are probably some of the nicest people out there  
    Year: 4th year UG
    Overall score: 76.57
    This came as a complete surprise. I'm still in shock! I figured that if I got an offer at all, it wouldn't be until closer to the end of May, especially because I knew there were higher scores out there. I'm just so, so excited!
    Keep your head up and your eyes peeled everyone. There are lots of offers to come yet!
     
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    HeHeHe reacted to bardownbingo in Schulich Interview Invites 2018   
    I agree with those who are saying they feel like they didn't get to talk about their experiences as much as they wanted (I felt the same way).
    But maybe if everyone feels that way then it's fine  
    Either way it's over now so I guess we just have to wait and see what happens!
     
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    HeHeHe reacted to SWOWOMAN in Next round of invites   
    Spoke with admissions. There are two potential situations that we who haven't heard back are in: (1) you're on the waitlist OR (2) your file hasn't been reviewed yet. 
    Also, all file reviews will be done by next Friday. If you have not heard back by then, you're on the waitlist!
     
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    HeHeHe reacted to Xalumn16 in Non-maritimes waitlist   
    medhopeful55, from what I understand, it's not as easy as simply going down the list of scores. In addition to having certain cutoffs for the MMI, z-scores for each of categories are calculated from the scores given to us and these scores are them summed to give the overall ranking (this is gathered from previous threads). In most cases, this likely doesn't mean much and will not change anything but there could be a resulting disparity between our "scores" and our actual place on the waitlist. 
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    HeHeHe got a reaction from Xalumn16 in Non-maritimes waitlist   
    I read somewhere that you need to get a minimum of 24/40 to pass the interview.. so the person with 65 might have had a really good supplemental score but <24 interview
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    HeHeHe reacted to NotADoctor in OOP Wait List Scores   
    From what I can tell, they are waiting!
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    HeHeHe reacted to NotADoctor in OOP Wait List Scores   
    Hey, 
    Current Med 1 here. So, without giving too many details, the number of NB applicants eligible for interviewing this round was low. Meaning that, the number of NB applicants interviewed was close to the number of seats available (30). Remember, all in-province applicants that meet the GPA, MCAT, and Casper requirements are automatically interviewed.  Speculation that with the introduction of the casper, the number of eligible applicants decreased. Dal is not going to fill the NB seats with NB students that did not meet the acceptable application score for this round. Meaning that there are empty seats in NB. These seats will be filled with OOP; the Nova Scotia campus has done this in the past by increasing OOP acceptances, so NB is doing the same. Hope this helps!
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    HeHeHe got a reaction from medhopeful55 in OOP Wait List Scores   
    Seems strange that someone with a 78+ score would get waitlisted considering the average is 72.5. Kinda scares me now
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    HeHeHe reacted to yeeewww in OOP Wait List Scores   
    Last's years anonymous poll had 14 replies. My best guess is that there is 20-25 people on the wait list. 
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    HeHeHe reacted to CaptainGear in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    This is a Med1 posting! The average score is a combined average of the score of everyone that was accepted AND everyone on the waitlist. This average score is different for IP and OOP, so the scores do not mix. I was accepted off of the waitlist with a score slightly below the average for my year!
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    HeHeHe got a reaction from Doctorofmydreams in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Waitlisted
    OOP
    74.5
    Chances?
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    HeHeHe got a reaction from hartk48 in Date Speculation?   
    They said the same thing to me. I think it’s going to be next week 
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