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  1. Starburst

    February 2019 DAT Thoughts

    You're looking at it very superficially. The american schools that only accept US DAT scores RARELY accept Canadians. Here take a close look at this: ST DENTAL SCHOOL UNITED STATES CANADA AL UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA 62 0 AZ ARIZONA SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY & ORAL HEALTH 71 0 AZ MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY - AZ 136 3 CA UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC 114 1 CA UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO 81 0 CA UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES 79 0 CA HERMAN OSTROW SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY OF USC 135 1 CA LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY 91 1 CA WESTERN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES 64 1 CO UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO 77 0 CT UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT 46 0 DC HOWARD UNIVERSITY 73 0 FL UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 89 0 FL NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 121 4 FL LECOM SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE 105 0 GA AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY 96 0 IL SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY 49 0 IL UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, CHICAGO 63 0 IL MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY - IL 126 3 IN INDIANA UNIVERSITY 100 1 IA UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 79 1 KY UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY 64 0 KY UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE 118 1 LA LSU HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER 65 0 ME UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 62 2 MD UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND 128 0 MA HARVARD UNIVERSITY 31 1 MA BOSTON UNIVERSITY 99 7 MA TUFTS UNIVERSITY 193 4 MI UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT-MERCY 118 25 MI UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 100 3 MN UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 104 3 MS UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 40 0 MO UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, KANSAS CITY 106 0 MO MISSOURI SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY & ORAL HEALTH 42 0 NE CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY 83 0 NE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER 50 0 NV UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS 81 0 NJ RUTGERS SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE 74 0 NY COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 77 0 NY NEW YORK UNIVERSITY 286 32 NY STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY 44 0 NY TOURO COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE 100 0 NY UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO 82 2 NC UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA 81 1 NC EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY 51 0 OH OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY 106 0 OH CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY 63 3 OK UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 54 0 OR OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY 75 0 PA TEMPLE UNIVERSITY 124 2 PA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 127 2 PA UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH 74 2 SC MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 75 0 TN MEHARRY MEDICAL COLLEGE 60 0 TN UNIV. OF TENNESSEE HLTH SCI CENTER 97 0 TX TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY 106 0 TX UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON 96 0 TX UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SAN ANTONIO 101 0 UT ROSEMAN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES 80 2 UT UNIVERSITY OF UTAH 50 0 VA VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY 77 1 WA UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 56 0 WV WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY 48 0 WI MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY 103 0 PR UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO 43 0 TOTAL FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS 5,751 109 PERCENT OF TOTAL 93.0 1.8 Notice that there's really only about 5 schools that are truly "Canadian friendly" while there are tons of other schools that accept 1 or 2 Canadians every year? Fun fact, almost all of them accept the Canadian DAT accept 1 or 2 like University of Michigan (it doesn't because it's an in-state school). I've been through the application process and wasted a ridiculous amount of money applying to schools like Texas or Nebraska only to have wasted thousands of dollars so hopefully this will help some of you guys.
  2. It varies school to school but generally applying early makes no difference in Canada. In the US, if you apply early you have a better chance of getting in. You can get more information from each schools website.
  3. Starburst

    February 2019 DAT Thoughts

    There's more to it than what you listed. I've taken both the Canadian and American DAT, the American DAT covers more topics within biology and asks slightly different types of questions. And the reading comprehension is also different, which is why you get less time on the Canadian one.
  4. Starburst

    Exam week stress

    A squeezy ball. lol
  5. Starburst

    UWO best two years ~80%

    They usually have a cutoff and anyone below the cutoff doesn't get an interview from what I've heard. Usually the cutoff is around high-80% in the past for your best 2 years.
  6. Starburst

    Should I retake the dat?

    If you think you could do better, I would retake. If not, then don't. Your scores are good enough to get into both american and irish schools.
  7. You can as long as your school is accredited. Certain provinces get higher loans than others though (Ontario is 10k, Alberta is 50k, and BC is 17k each year).
  8. I think your scores are good but they could be better. For example you probably won't have a chance at UofA because of your DAT scores. Same goes for some of the other schools. So if you think you can do better, I would rewrite.
  9. Starburst

    dental loupes

    Wow that's actually relieving to hear. The thing is I have very high prescription (like -9.00 in each eyes with astigmatism) and tbh I'm kind of scared getting loupes. Is it true wearing loupes makes your prescription worse?
  10. Starburst

    MDT

    No, only your Biology, Chemistry and Reading scores goes into your AA.
  11. Starburst

    dental loupes

    Great advice, i'll hold off on it then. Were there people in your class that didn't use loupes at all?
  12. Starburst

    dental loupes

    Are there advantageous of certain companies over others? I'm in the process of purchasing a pair before I start and honestly didn't give this much thought until now. And what magnification would you recommend?
  13. Starburst

    Dent MMI Prep

    If you want to start ahead, there's a book called Doing Right for medical ethics that helped me a lot. You can also watch youtube videos to see how a good interview session looks like and what not to do.
  14. Money should not be a factor honestly. If you're willing to practice up north, somewhere remote, or in the US then you'll pay your tuition back fairly quickly compared to classmates who choose to stay in the city (vancouver, toronto, or calgary). Plus, $350k tuition is the least of your worries compared to how much housing costs these days. So I wouldn't stress, or else you won't be able to sleep at night 20 years from now when you're trying to pay off your mortgage.
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