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    Friendlyapplicant got a reaction from Ms. Chip Skylark in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    I'm planning on taking my mother out on mother's day and surprise her with the acceptance letter  
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    Friendlyapplicant got a reaction from ricktheshambler in 2018 UofT Dent accepted/waitlisted/rejected   
    EVERYBODY PRAY TO THE WAITLIST GOD FOR EVERYONE WAITLISTED (by liking this comment :P) 
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    Friendlyapplicant reacted to 4mbition in UofT/UWO Waitlist movement   
    In for Western off the HWL as of this morning!
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    Friendlyapplicant got a reaction from FridayTheThirteeth in UofT/UWO Waitlist movement   
    Have no clue, but seems awfully slow :O 
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    Friendlyapplicant reacted to ysoNaCly in UofT/UWO Waitlist movement   
    At this point last year WL had moved 9 spots .. so not a huge difference considering acceptances came out WAY earlier this year. 
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    Friendlyapplicant reacted to fretting in Paying off Dental School Debt?   
    Sorry if I sound out of the loop here but how do new dental graduate students pay off their debts? I honestly don't know much at all about how debt repayment works but I know interest builds up pretty fast. Is it normal to graduate with $275/300k of debt? How long would it realistically take to pay that off? Do new graduates opt for living frugally and paying it off right away?
    I know the answers will depend case by case and lots of variables need to be factored in but I'm only asking generally because I'm pretty panicked right now - just got into dental school with barely any savings and I will not have financial support from my parents which is fine as I know many are on the same boat. 
    Thanks!
     
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    Friendlyapplicant reacted to ResidentSleeper in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    Accepted!
    GPA: 4.20
    DAT (AA/RC/PAT): 24/26/22
    Interview performance (personal opinion): I slept in and showed up late :'). I was only in there for 10 minutes too so i thought i goofed.
    ABS: i counted some fruitflies in undergrad, was a part time hip hop artist and ghost writer and had plenty of shadowing at the naturopath's office.
    IP/OOP: IP
    Year: 6th year undergrad
    So excited to be a part of the Law Class of 2022!!!
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    Friendlyapplicant got a reaction from ResidentSleeper in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    I'm planning on taking my mother out on mother's day and surprise her with the acceptance letter  
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    Friendlyapplicant reacted to Incisor94 in UofT/UWO Waitlist movement   
    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!
     
     
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    Friendlyapplicant got a reaction from ysoNaCly in UofT/UWO Waitlist movement   
    Thought maybe I could start this post so that when people get accepted off the waitlist, they can update here for all those other still waiting relentlessly. I think it could be rather easing and quite informative to share the school you got accepted from (UofT/UWO only to make this post not so hectic), wait list#, and the day/time you heard from them. 
    Alot of things may happen in the next 2 weeks! Good luck everyone
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    Friendlyapplicant got a reaction from bardownbingo in UofT/UWO Waitlist movement   
    Thought maybe I could start this post so that when people get accepted off the waitlist, they can update here for all those other still waiting relentlessly. I think it could be rather easing and quite informative to share the school you got accepted from (UofT/UWO only to make this post not so hectic), wait list#, and the day/time you heard from them. 
    Alot of things may happen in the next 2 weeks! Good luck everyone
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    Friendlyapplicant got a reaction from lemon_tree in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    Haha, thank you, and grats to you as well! I've told my mother that the results would come out in June~ July (I was assuming I'd get waitlisted if lucky). It'll be a surprise for her on the Mother's Day
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    Friendlyapplicant got a reaction from Sauna in Official May 8 Countdown Thread   
    Hi I love your display photo 
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    Friendlyapplicant reacted to lemon_tree in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    I don't know how you are waiting that long i called my parents .2 seconds after i opened the page freaking out!! Congratulations  
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    Friendlyapplicant got a reaction from garlerey in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    I'm planning on taking my mother out on mother's day and surprise her with the acceptance letter  
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    Friendlyapplicant reacted to cleanup in -   
    Clinical hours I alternate 4 to 5 days a week (30 hours then 36 hours). It's the fifth day that kills me, even if it's only a short 6 hour day. mainly because I commute a lot. One of my offices is 88 km from my home, which is about a 55 min drive at high speed (don't tell the OPP). The other varies between a 30-45 minute drive. I am lifestyle oriented as well so I count commute time as part of my 'work hours,' so in reality I probably work maybe 36-44 hours a week.
    I am considering consolidating some of my hours so that I work longer days but fewer days. However, working a 12 hour day with commuting is absolutely brutal, even if I do have the day off the next day. This is why ownership is the way to go in the long-term; much more autonomy and control over your hours and schedule.
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    Friendlyapplicant reacted to cleanup in -   
    You've got the world at your feet. A little too much selection. It means you're incredibly talented, intelligent, hard-working.
    You've said lifestyle is huge, so let's look at things from that perspective. That basically encompasses income, hours, length of training, possibility for passive income, and possibly most importantly, stress & health aspects. I would assume you're basically coming at it from the perspective of "I don't want to spend too long in school, but I want to make a good living without working myself to the bone."
    All of this is just my opinion, anyone can feel free to disagree
    Dentistry
    Pros
    General dentistry has a much shorter length of training than any medical specialty, even family In the same vein, if you are in general dentistry, there is rarely a requirement for you to do a residency The top-earning dentists most likely out-earn the top-earning physicians You are likely to have much more flexibility over your hours, regardless of whether you are a practice owner or an associate You also have more control over the types of patients you see and the types of procedures you perform Passive income is more prevalent in dentistry than it is in medicine, it is more common to earn a living without doing clinical work; this depends on your personality really Depending on the field of medicine you're in or the types of patients you deal with, very rarely are you dealing with emergent, life or death, or extreme QOL-altering situations. Not that dental and oral issues are not impactful, but the ceiling is lower Cons
    Dental school itself is, in my opinion, more of an arduous experience than medical school (before residency) The lowest-earning dentists likely earn far less than the lowest-earning physicians, and on average, dentists likely earn less than physicians as a whole Ownership in dentistry is often the avenue to high income, unless you are a specialist; with some exceptions, there is a ceiling to how much you can make as an associate Dentistry is competitive in urban areas; you may find yourself pushed to move away, practice far away, or otherwise leave urban areas that you may otherwise be able to easily/comfortably practice in as a physician Passive income, though nice, comes with its own headaches. Practice ownership in dentistry is far more onerous than in medicine. Overhead is very high, the complexity of equipment & resources you need is significant, and many different types of staff are necessary Dentists are the subject of litigation at a lower threshold compared to family physicians; often the risk of being sued or threatened operates with a hair trigger If you don't like teeth, or don't like the manner in which the public views/approaches dentists, this can be a risk factor for burn out & compassion fatigue. Clinical dentistry is difficult on the body. Physical burn-out is just as likely as mental burn-out. Medicine
    Pros
    Medical school is a tight-knit, fun experience. In my opinion medical students have much more support and intra-professional resources than dental students do You've got way, way more selection with respect to fields, disciplines, what you might be interested in. Don't underestimate this with respect to your lifestyle as liking what you do and the field you're in is paramount to avoiding compassion fatigue When you are first out of school you are likely to earn just as much as, if not more than, the average fresh-out-of-school general dentist. You may also do this on a lighter workload (fewer clinical hours per week) It's not as necessary as in dentistry to participate in practice ownership to earn a certain level of income, due to the possibility of higher, more rapid billables. This is of course field & location dependent, but I would say the level of ownership is likely lower due to it being less appealing overall with respect to income & autonomy compared to dentistry You may enjoy higher levels of respect from the public; people come to both for help, but overall I would say dread going to the dentist more. This is a case of "I need to go see my doctor" vs. "I have to go see my dentist". It's subtle, but a consideration. How people deal with this is highly dependent on personality, but I can see it weighing on my colleagues differently. Family medicine is far less physically strenuous than general dentistry You'll never know what walks through the door! Heck, you might even get dental issues. Cons
    Length of training. Residency is tough. Earning low income during your residency years can be a grind, especially as those around you are jumpstarting their careers. It pays off, but once again it's a comfort level thing. You may not have as much flexibility with respect to hours compared to a general dentist. There may be a lower ceiling to income compared to a general dentist who is very business minded. The variability is lower. You may have to deal with emergent, life or death, extreme QOL-altering situations. This can be mentally and emotionally exhausting. You're more at the mercy of government legislation, health policy and tax issues than dentistry. Holy poo that's a lot of paperwork.  
    Anyone can feel free to correct me on anything.
    I'm very happy as a fresh-out-of-school DDS, earn a comfortable income, but it has its drawbacks. I also see that without specialization or practice ownership, there is a definite ceiling to income mandated by physical limitations (it's just too hard and exhausting to work more than I do right now). I'd say if you compared a family physician 2 years out of school compared to me, they may not make more overall, but likely make more per hour, and aren't as physically stressed as I am. 
    OP, it's a tough choice, but overall you should feel lucky that you have such immense opportunity available to you. I'm sure you'll be comfortable and happy no matter what you decide to do. :)
     
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    Friendlyapplicant reacted to 4mbition in Schulich Interview Invites 2018   
    According to last year's thread, the high waitlist did not clear--which means it didn't make it to the normal waitlisters.
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    Friendlyapplicant got a reaction from Futur3 in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    I'm planning on taking my mother out on mother's day and surprise her with the acceptance letter  
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    Friendlyapplicant got a reaction from Studyinghurts in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    I'm planning on taking my mother out on mother's day and surprise her with the acceptance letter  
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    Friendlyapplicant got a reaction from driller in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    I'm planning on taking my mother out on mother's day and surprise her with the acceptance letter  
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    Friendlyapplicant got a reaction from Kingston_Dent in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    I'm planning on taking my mother out on mother's day and surprise her with the acceptance letter  
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    Friendlyapplicant got a reaction from Sheetsandgiggles in Schulich Interview Invites 2018   
    any brave soul willing to call and inquire the approx date they'll release it by?
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    Friendlyapplicant reacted to Incisor94 in UWO autobio sketch red flagged   
    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!
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    Friendlyapplicant got a reaction from Incisor94 in Schulich Interview Invites 2018   
    LOL this is me too tbh 
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