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  1. Hello everyone! As of yesterday, I was enrolled as a first year dental student, but after countless considerations, I've decided and have officially dropped out. Dentistry is an amazing career, no doubt about it, but it just did not seem to align with my personal priorities in life. For all the new incoming applicants, whatever career you decide to pursue, don't forget to take time to consider what it is that you enjoy, and what you really want out of it. I think this is super important to be emphasized Thank you to all those on this forum who have consulted with me in making my decision.
  2. Do you know the current rate after the first limit?
  3. what MDs are eligible for corporation tax?
  4. drown besk

    The slow decay of dentistry

    All this time i thought doctors and dentists had comparable salaries...this is what i read all over online resources.. quite deceving..
  5. drown besk

    Dropping out of Dental School

    My statement was entirely based on 6 of my friends who are currently in med. They go to 3 different Ontario meds, and I've independently compared schedules and asked how many hours/day are allocated to academics. Maybe the choice of word I am looking for is "laid back", rather than "easier". Nontheless, If I had a choice to learn in an environment where I can strive to do well to be a competent health professional vs strive to do better than those around me because that's essentially only way to specialize, I'd go with former any moment of the day..
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    Dropping out of Dental School

    Thank you for the responses guys.. I've considered finances, real estate, consulting, and actuarial science as well- But, in addition to financial stability and work-life balance, I do want to work in the realm of health sciences, hence leaning significantly towards med/dent. I'm not sure who to approach.. I'm thoroughly embarrassed to talk to my family members, and it will be frowned upon by my class mates and faculty members. I say dentistry is more challenging than medicine because it is incomparably more demanding... Schedule of dental students are like a full time job, whereas the schedule of medical students are like a part time job, with no classes in the afternoon in some med schools.. Dentistry essentially condenses what medical school teaches + required residency in 4 years of dental school, so it makes sense in that aspect. As well, marks don't matter when you apply for residency programs for med, whereas top x% can specialize in dentistry due to enormous competitiveness. This adds on to the pressure and stress if you're thinking about specializing as a dental student.. Also unlike medicine, dentistry isn't purely didactic, but how well you do is heavily dependent on fine motor skills.. but this is besides the point..
  7. drown besk

    Need Help/Advice

    I am in the same position.. on the verge of dropping out..
  8. I am currently a first year Canadian dental student and am thinking of dropping out in favor of medicine.. I decided to pursue dentistry for its foundation on health sciences, prestige, lucrative lifestyle, and no requirement of residency. However, I'm learning the realities of dental market saturation, unsure if my fine motor skills are competent, and realizing how much more challenging dental school is compared to medical school. It is having a serious toll on my mental health and i feel more stressed and depressed day by day. I'm not sure if this is worth it. With even family doctors making near double that of associate dentists, I'm seriously questioning if all this hard work and mental distress is worth it.. I am seeking for advises as I am on the verge of dropping out..
  9. This is something I've been curious of, and not many of my friends were able to provide a solid response. I know that salary should not be the top priority when it comes to deciding to pursue medicine vs dentistry (or most of healthcare profession), but to be completely blunt, none of us could deny that the stable income is one of the factors that drew us into these professions. Anyhow, from my search, dentists in Ontario make around 150k annually, working around 30~35 hours per week. Comparably, family physicians make around 250k annually, working around 40~45 hours per week. Does this comparison hold some truths?
  10. drown besk

    med vs dent salary

    This is something I've been curious of, and not many of my friends were able to provide a solid response. I know that salary should not be the top priority when it comes to deciding to pursue medicine vs dentistry (or most of healthcare profession), but to be completely blunt, none of us could deny that the stable income is one of the factors that drew us into these professions. Anyhow, from my search, dentists in Ontario make around 150k annually, working around 30~35 hours per week. Comparably, family physicians make around 250k annually, working around 40~45 hours per week. Does this comparison hold some truths?
  11. drown besk

    The slow decay of dentistry

    I think things could be done. It's just that noones willing to really go out of their way to initiate the movement of any changes. But it's saddening how much power CDA has over these policies. There could also be movements started by dentists themselves.. ex. though questionable, preference of hiring associates that are Canadian dental school grads, an organization set for more communication, information accessibility, etc for Canadian grads, etc
  12. drown besk

    The slow decay of dentistry

    Honestly not down to study hard and get a 3.98 gpa to go to a Canadian dental school, then endure 4 years of rigorous training and education just to struggle to get a stable job cuz of someone with 3.45 gpa who paid for their degree elsewhere
  13. drown besk

    The slow decay of dentistry

    So they are equally saturated?
  14. drown besk

    The slow decay of dentistry

    What's wrong with the states
  15. Plz don't bash on law skewls they are well respected and is a fascinating field
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