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Everything posted by lemon_tree

  1. They’ll take your most recent two year gpa and the marks of your science courses. Some speculate that just marks and dat get you an interview. Most people have 85+ at least. If you are serious about it you might want to buck up and take 5 courses each semester and get over 90 and apply next year! Or do a supplemental year if you feel your gpa is too low after that.. also they don’t care about what course you got a bad mark in outside of the pre reqs! So even if those were bad they don’t really care. Get 100 in those
  2. I think both are great, however I did not shadow that much. I think your ecs are a big part of the process. But nobody knows for sure!
  3. Some people speculate that the February dat is “easier” because some schools in Canada only accept the November one for application cycles. Since you are scaled among the test takers, some smarter people would not be taking the feb one... I personally think it doesn’t really matter, I feel like most people just prepare for the second one better haha
  4. I had a similar choice between western and dal but chose dal for money and proximity to family. The amount I would save on flights and moving expenses plus being able to return home to my friends sold it for me. But if you don’t care about that at all you will probabaly get the same or similar education at both schools... haha I am so not helpful
  5. You did more volunteering than me and your gpa is similar to mine and I got accepted into western. Interview and dat!!
  6. Athabasca uni is good for online lab courses.. I took physiology and it counted as having a lab course at my uni. They sent me lab stuff in the mail and I would mail or enter my labs online..Worth checking out if youre desperate. Or summer course?
  7. Last year was around June 6 or something like that! Sooo long of a wait..
  8. If GPA is the only thing stopping you from doing med (which sounds like you are more interested in), you should do a 5th year! Also, I have friends who are in med and they have only done 1 years worth of experience/volunteering, so it really depends on how you present yourself at an interview as well..
  9. Well do you want to study dentistry or medicine? Haha they are quite different in terms of jobs. Can always do a 5th year if you need too!!!! You have a lot of EC so maybe med? Haha maybe shadow some dentists to see if you even like it though...
  10. What kind of insect problems? Like bed bugs or....bit of a clean freak here
  11. That is awesome!!!! i also have no idea where to live in London I want to be near the school but have no clue at all
  12. I don't know how you are waiting that long i called my parents .2 seconds after i opened the page freaking out!! Congratulations
  13. Accepted!! GPA: 91% DAT (AA/RC/PAT): 23/19/21 Interview performance (personal opinion): I thought it went good! I just really be friendly. I tried to explain EVERYTHING I would do in a situation, from taking a deep breath to my thought process as if I was in the real situation. Also so so friendly, they laughed when I messed up my words and told me to take my time. Just seemed more of a conversation than an interview minus the scribbling they were doing on their papers. We had a good chat after it was all done too. IP/OOP: OOP Year: BSc completed two years ago As for my EC, I shadowed two different dentists, not that long or anything. Worked all throughout undergrad and I did some research too
  14. All of the action on this thread though..... *cue anxiety*
  15. The average last year was 30ish to get in so pretty good!!! How do you know your score already!!
  16. I believe you can get the twinrix vaccine at an accelerated rate.. I remember reading something about this. Maybe ask your doctor or a pharmacist about this option..
  17. Seemed okay! I mean it’s hard to tell with the style of questions... you really never know. I felt like I rambled a bit but reeled it in on most questions. My panel seemed very nice and friendly and the first years were awesome who were there to show us the way. Questions were harder than my previous experiences. The style was strictly CDA as expected...
  18. Hard to say with these kinds of interviews, I feel ready i hope the nerves don’t rattle me tooo muchhh... Good luck though we can do it!
  19. Me! I’m also nervous... do you feel prepared? I hope this storm doesn’t affect anyone travelling!! Hoping the storm is over by tomorrow!
  20. Im using dental interview plus for their question bank and competency explanations! It seems legit (reading as we speak )
  21. I didn’t practice much last year out loud and I think that was my downfall! So I’m going to try and find some people that will listen to my answers! Are you buying any of the dental interview plus or anything like that? I’m on the fence
  22. IP 4.1 DAT 19RC 21PAT 23AA ECs: Worked a lot and did some shadowing this is my second year applying, last year my interview was not so good I think
  23. What did you feel you did differently? I also got rejected last year but only from Dal. Was it just your interview? Did you do more ECs? You have amazing stats
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