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  1. When do UManitoba and Alberta dental acceptances come out?
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    UWO chances

    At the recent Schulich interview, they mentioned in their presentation that students were accepted with an avg (best 2 years) between 83%-95%. You have a strong ABS and DAT score. It's worth applying.
  3. On student centre: "On behalf of the Admissions Committee, I regret to inform you that you were not selected to fill one of the available seats in the class. It was, however, recommended that your name be placed on a ranked waiting list. Should any of the selected candidates decline the seat we have offered them, replacements will be selected from applicants on the waiting list." Through email: "We do not give out information regarding applicants ranking on the Wait List nor how many people are on the Wait List. Although you were not ranked to receive an offer at this time, it was recommended that your name be placed on our Wait List. Any offers not accepted will be filled by individuals on the Wait List." I got normal WL wording in their email response. A few individuals in the forum got LWL wording in their email response. However, it seems everyone has the same content in the letter on student centre. Definitely email them to see.
  4. They specified after emailing. But yet to see someone who got the HWL wording in the email response they received.
  5. Yes I emailed them and got this response: "We do not give out information regarding applicants ranking on the Wait List nor how many people are on the Wait List. Although you were not ranked to receive an offer at this time, it was recommended that your name be placed on our Wait List. Any offers not accepted will be filled by individuals on the Wait List."
  6. Waitlisted 90%~ AA: 22 RC: 18 PAT 21 ABS: lots of job experience, shadowed general dentists + 4 other dental specialities, lots of volunteering, involved in 2 dental research studies Interview: I can't remember, it went by too fast, but I came out feeling good about it. Some questions were tough but I was able to give an answer for all. I'm guessing mid ranking for wait list, based on last year's forum. "On behalf of the Admissions Committee, I regret to inform you that you were not selected to fill one of the available seats in the class. It was, however, recommended that your name be placed on a ranked waiting list. Should any of the selected candidates decline the seat we have offered them, replacements will be selected from applicants on the waiting list."
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    Strengths and Weaknesses of UofS?

    From what I understand (someone can correct me if I'm wrong): in Canadian schools, students starting seeing patients in their 3rd year, and they do practice on patients, however, they don't get many. They are assessed by instructors on the quality of the work done on a practical. In U.S. schools, they get clinical experience earlier on and like CAD schools, they are assessed by the instructors on the quality. However, in addition to that, they have to find their own patients and fulfill a quota. For ex. I spoke to a student who went to Baylor dent (in Texas), she was required to do something like ~100 of each procedure (fillings, extractions, etc) in order to be eligible for graduation. And the more she did, higher the grade level.
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    Strengths and Weaknesses of UofS?

    Read the first reply by Kentuckyfriedblaziken in this thread in regards to deciding between US and CAD school. Not sure of your financial situation, but personally, if I could afford it and if not for personal circumstances of mine, I'd go to a U.S. dental school. I discussed with many U.S. dental school graduates and from what they tell me, there's a LOT more clinical exposure as most US schools require you to reach quotas on certain procedures in order for you to graduate and you'll feel ready to practice right after dental school. Sure it's expensive, but if you can start working right out of school, then it's fine. I've also spoken to many ppl who've graduated from CAD schools and all the ones I have spoken to told me that they didn't feel ready to work due to the lack of clinical exposure. Many had to opt for GPR to gain experience because they didn't feel ready (Keep in mind, GPR doesn't pay well/a year of lost income) and the few that did find a job right after school, told me they were so lost and relied heavily on their colleagues to help them out.
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    Please help me

    Sorry to hear that happened, but don't freak out! It's not like the biochem course for that year was taken out or was completely excluded. Point being that you still took the 3/5.5 courses at the level of study that year, so you'll be fine. If you're still worried, I'd contact the Schulich admissions office. If it helps as well, I was just at the Schulich dental interviews and in the presentation, they mentioned that student accepted with best 2 years avg ranged between 83%-95%. So even if this biochem slip-up brought down your avg a bit, you still have a chance. Just make sure you have a strong ABS. Hope this helps.
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    Retake the DAT?

    I only applied to Canadian schools.
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    Retake the DAT?

    If you're applying for UofT and want a shot at it, I'd recommend retaking the DAT. (UofT is a numbers game). However, Western doesn't count the DAT as heavily, as long as you meet cut-offs and have a strong ABS. I've received an interview at Western with DAT scores similar to that.
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    February 2019 DAT Thoughts

    Significant improvement in the Feb DAT. Thought it was very fair. Bio: 26 Chem: 25 Reading: 22 PAT: 23 AA: 24
  13. OOP Waitlisted. Middle third of the waitlist. Does anyone have an idea of how much the OOP waitlist clears?
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    UWO Invites/Regrets 2019

    Invite Was invited last year too but messed up my interview completely. Best two year avg: ~90 DAT: AA: 21 RC:18 PAT:22 Strong ABS: -many shadowing hours with several dentists, and other dental specialties (ortho, perio, pediatrics, oral surgery) -lots of work experience -involved in research regarding dentistry -various volunteer experiences
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    Sask MMI

    Does any one know what kind of questions are asked in Sask MMI and how are others preparing for it? Hard to practice with med students for MMIs, and can't seem to find many MMI situations catered to dent.
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