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  1. GlassHalfFull

    DAT resources?

    Sorry if it's been brought up before, but I was wondering if anybody used DATcrusher exclusively to study for the DAT? I am trying to keep costs as low as possible, and DATcrusher is by far the cheapest and most praised resource for the cDAT, however, I am not sure if using it alone will be useful. Can anybody chime in on this? Thank you!
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    U of Ottawa Organic Chemistry

    Organic chem 350 at athabasca has mandatory labs. That being said, no you, you don't necessarily need a lab if you have two other prerequisite courses that have labs (can be bio, chem, biochem etc..)
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    UofT minimum GPA for an interview??

    Previously yes but now they have introduced new selection criteria, so emphasis on GPA will be less starting this cycle.
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    OMSAS reference letters stopped?!

    This makes the most sense tbh. The justification for revamping as per UofT is to reduce pressure/commitment for the referees, and we know that rankings will be preserved.
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    OMSAS reference letters stopped?!

    Nobody knows details but UofT said all Ontario med schools have "streamlined" reference letters- whatever that means.
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    Canadian med schools

    uOttawa, McGill, French medical schools
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    Option 2

    I believe all prerequisites can be submitted by Jan 15, whether they are Option 1 or 2. I am doing orgo myself and depending on Option 2 this fall so I hope so
  8. It looks like you are not automatically eligible for the LSES stream simply for being under the $60,000 threshold. "Candidates who meet criteria 1 and 2 and wish to apply to the Anglophone or Francophone streams, or to the Indigenous or MD/PhD programs are potential candidates for the Social Accountability Initiative." "It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide all appropriate and supporting documents for complete file review for the Social Accountability consideration." It seems like $60,000 could just be the limit they set, and they presumably ask for more information from applicants with respect to their SES, and undergoes another stage of file review.
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    Picking the best route

    Just curious.. when you mention rapidly shrinking field, do you mean that dentistry is not worth pursuing anymore? Or does that refer to the saturation in big cities?
  10. There are only 17 medical schools in Canada, so I highly recommend you go through each one's residence requirements. Some (most?) schools have a residency requirement that extends beyond just landing as an immigrant. Generally, being a full time student in a province does not usually count towards residence. For example, at Mac, you need to have lived in Ontario for 3 years since you were 14. QC schools however will consider you as a QC resident if you immigrate there directly under certain conditions- look into their situations to be considered. These can be found on the McGill website. Whatever you do don't move to Ontario if your only concern is IP status. There is absolutely no IP benefit other than Mac, whereas each other province does.
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    UOFT - best 2 years

    Sorry yes that's true, I mistyped that.
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    UOFT - best 2 years

    They do this for medicine, not dentistry. In dentistry it's the full year of courses from September-August that is dropped
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    UOFT - best 2 years

    yes
  14. So based on this understanding, if you have organic chemistry with lab, and general chemistry with lab, you meet the lab requirements?
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