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Incisor94

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  1. I think it has to do with public perception and how dentists are viewed. As a profession, dentists are viewed as greedy (like ostracized mentioned), money-oriented professionals. We're not viewed in the same light as physicians and haven't got much political influence on equivalency and control of foreign grads. But I do agree with what you're saying, its a tough situation.
  2. And now, banks have started approving 350K starting this month. That should be alarming in itself. Tuition is rising rapidly I can only imagine what it will be when I graduate.
  3. There are a lot of grey areas in dentistry in the US. I've also heard what malkynn is mentioning where insurance companies own dental practices and its becoming an issue in certain states. I have a few family members practicing dentistry in the US who graduated from Canadian dental schools and they aren't concerned at all though considering the income/property/sales taxes are lower and the dollar is strong. But, I agree the equivalency process in Canada is a concern with so many people coming and writing the equivalency exams (plus the ITD programs). There are a lot of threads on this issue but I'm not sure if we can do anything about it. Maybe its not in the interest of the government to close the equivalency process or something....
  4. Even my advisor said we get the bonus. Talk to your advisor again or maybe give Scotia Customer service a call?
  5. For perspective, the waitlist didn't move last year after mid-July however, the class of 2020 had waitlist movement after white coat so it depends.
  6. 1) I think 2nd year 2nd term you see your first patient (someone correct me if i'm wrong) 2) Yes you shadow/assist upper years in main clinic, pediatrics or Oral Surg from February to May in first year.
  7. Depends on your advisor and whether they'd give it fees waived. Its not part of the plan but can be included through reimbursement.
  8. Did you email Admissions asking about your chances of receiving an offer (HWL, NWL, LWL)?
  9. As long as you have either (or both) AmEx Gold/Infinite Passport Visa through Scotia rewards, you can accumulate points and apply it to travel booked using that card. I recently purchased a flight from Delta and used my points to pay for it after it appeared on my statement. This kind of flexibility is appealing for me! So I had the AmEx/infinite momentum combo last year with fees waived but AmEx wasn't accepted everywhere that I was dining (used the infinite momentum at gas stations/groceries) so I switched to infinite passport/infinite momentum (fees waived) this year and its been great! Lounge access is sweet (love the free food before flights) and still get 2x the points on dining/entertainment.
  10. Haven't regretted Scotia one bit. I like how you can accumulate points through Scotia rewards and have the option to apply points towards any travel booked using that card. In essence, I'm not stuck booking through Scotia's travel site which is great! Also, the conversion of scene points to rewards (and vice versa) is a lovely feature to have for those who've accumulated tons of Scene points! And the lounge visits (6 free per year) are a great bonus to have when travelling. RBC does give 3 cents off per litre in gas at Petro Canada but Scotias infinite momentum gives you 4% cashback at all gas stations so that goes further than RBCs card. I've tried both AmEx/Infinite Momentum and Infinite Passport/Infinite Momentum and IMO, the best combo is infinite passport visa + infinite momentum visa since it gives you lounge access and cashback which you could use on anything. Plus, recurring bills (ex. cell phone, PRESTO) get 2% cashback.
  11. I think the deposit is due June 1st so I would expect some movement after that. Last year, it moved 3 spots after the deposit deadline and I got in during that time! Although, it does tend to get slow after that.
  12. If you get a roommate you can live for 450-500 with a 5 minute walking distance. Otherwise it’s about 1000 per month for a single bedroom unit at a 5 minute walk! Hopefully the digital system is in full flow with minimal problems by the time the 2022s get into main clinic.
  13. Med results came out so I would expect movement to start over the next 3 weeks.
  14. Honestly, no one can predict the movements but since UWO came out so late compared to other schools, many are expecting less movement. Its the first time that UofT acceptances came out 2 months earlier than UWO so its anyones guess as to what will happen. Yes its possible for the HWL to clear (or not) but I think @Steins;Gate described it best on another topic. Don't bank on getting off the waitlist, plan for the next cycle by figuring out what you can do to improve your application. Reflect on what area you feel needs the most improvement and remember, if you are competitive enough to be on the waitlist, you are close to an acceptance! If you get off the waitlist, great but if not you aren't far away!
  15. Not really bed bugs but cockroaches have been a big issue here. Lighting is also an issue, the apartment isn't very well lit and looks old from the inside. Some units have been renovated but they've been mostly taken for the following year. There are better places to live off campus and for cheaper but nothing will beat the 5 minute walk (you will appreciate it if you choose to stay here!)
  16. I live at bayfield and the building is not the best (some people in our class have been dealing with insect problems) but the convienance to walk to class in 5 min makes me stay here! When you have class from 830-530 and get breaks in between for 1.5 hours, it’s nice to go home and nap! Be aware that these units go quickly once med acceptances come out so if you want to get a unit, apply soon!
  17. Some people in our class live in Bayfield, Lambton and Beaver Hall near MSB/DSB (where your classes will be). Be aware that Bayfield is expensive with rent starting at $1000 for 1 bedroom apartments, while Lambton/Beaver are $500ish per person for 2 bedroom apartments. If you choose to live a bit far from campus, you can park at the hospital and walk over. More information on living will be available in the document on Facebook!
  18. It did not clear last year and our best guess is that there are 20-25 people in HWL, and 15-16 people got in from that last year. The number of people on HWL could change this year so there could be more or less in that category.
  19. Congrats to those who have been admitted! We look forward to meeting you all in September! And to those waitlisted, be patient and try to see if they can give you more information about your position in the next few days. Good luck!
  20. From what I remember, that information is collected for stats purposes only. They don’t use it as part of your application to the school. For the awards section, I don’t think it would be a huge deal to not list the dates as long as you put a verifier for it. The admissions team is aware of the variability of the ABS so don’t worry about it!
  21. For perspective, our results last year came out earlier than expected. Wouldn’t be surprised if they did again this year! I’d say check student centre around 12:01am from next week to see if they’re out
  22. My educated guess says either the end of next week or the first week of May.
  23. Honestly that is difficult to estimate. I would just say don’t worry about the wait list movement at this stage, wait until the results are released.
  24. The Class of 2019 had about 25 people come off the waitlist, the class of 2020 had about 38 people but the class of 2021 didn’t even have the high waitlist clear. My guess is it moved about 15-16 spots and with UofT and a bunch of other schools releasing their acceptances early, I would anticipate even less movement this year. Then again, it could move a lot
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