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  1. If cost is important to you then going to the states would be a terrible decision. The majority of people going to the states grossly underestimate how crippling it is to pay off $500-600k, not including interest. The cost, unless you will be inheriting a practice or your family has the means, IMO is not worth becoming a dentist (or any other profession). If UofT is your only option you may need to do a 5th + masters.

    UWO admissions selection process

    Interview/ABS is very important. Most people/everyone has shadowing experience. Grad students get a boost. No preferential treatment for Western undergrads. Not true.
  3. "Saving" 2 years at an American school is probably more costly than doing a 2 year masters and then going to a Canadian school
  4. If you’re funding US education primarily with loans and are not well off/have significant funding from bank of mom and dad I don’t think any career is worth that debt (after including living expenses and interest it will be closer to $500k+). Might make more sense if you have a practice to inherit.

    UofT/UWO Waitlist movement

    WL for Class of 2021 moved 1 spot after first instalment of tuition was due.

    UofT/UWO Waitlist movement

    Might move a bit after first instalment of tuition is due.

    $1million Debt from dental school

    Seems like a lot of that debt could have been minimized. He made poor life decisions. -attending USC for prestige -cost of living in Cali -benz and tesla -ortho school right after graduating -2 children
  8. With a 91%/3.97 for Western/UofT your chances are pretty slim man , consider the states.

    UWO and UofT

    Many of these pros/cons are entirely dependent on the person - class size, city, catchment area (dental students regardless of where they are will be doing essentially the same things, seeing a rare case will not make/break your education). UWO no longer discloses class rank. Class schedule: I believe UofT has many exams spread out through the year. Western has most exams concentrated in December-February. Specialty programs: chances are you will not specialize. UofT has more specialty programs so it may be easier to network. But at the end of the day both schools have students that specialize and networking with those program directors alone probably will not be enough to match. More specialty programs might also mean those cases are likely to be referred out. UWO supposedly has very good endo education relative to other Canadian programs. Research: everyone I know who wanted to do research got a position. I don’t think there’s a significant difference at either school. As someone from the GTA, I think the biggest con about UWO is that London is a pretty sad place to live in. Ultimately you should make your decision based on the school you like better and where you want to be/where your family/friends are. I don’t think any difference in education between the two schools trumps that.
  10. The on-campus apartments are basically the same as residence. They are close/convenient but not very nice. Would recommend them for people who don’t care about that or those who don’t drive (bus is not very reliable depending on the line you’re on).
  11. If the email doesn’t say anything about your position in previous years getting in/not getting in you’re on the normal wait list.

    UWO Student Center Updates

    It means Winter 2018 and it updates at midnight of the day emails go out.

    Schulich Interview Invites 2018

    You wrote almost as much as one of Jensen's slides.
  14. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it more so poor distribution rather than oversaturation? Large metro areas/surroundings are saturated-oversaturated but there are many underserved areas where dentists prefer not to practice. Are there stats on where FTD practice? I can't imagine why anyone can expect FTD to practice in underserved areas but not extend those expectations to Canadian grads. I imagine for most people the main motivators to practice rurally are 1) personal connection or 2) to pay off debt (and then leave soon after).
  15. IQ pubs RC has many typos/mistakes and doesn't mimic the new RC very well. If you can do well on Bootcamp RC that is probably more than enough.