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  1. You would ultimately choose one US school as your backup plan (deposit would be paid to hold the spot). Canadian interviews occur much later than the US ones. If you are accepted to a Canadian school you can accept that if that is your decision. Your spot in the US would be given to another candidate on the waitlist...
  2. Because you have graduated from a non-CODA accredited dental school you would need to go through a qualifying program (two to two and a half years in a dental school) in the USA or Canada. You can also do a two year residency (GPR or AEGD) if you are able to be accepted into one of those programs (much harder to do as an international). Another option is if you apply to specialty in the USA. Doing so will also fulfill the requirements for licensure (at least two years in a CODA Accredited dental school). This is leaving aside the board exam requirements and the visa issues for you to be able to work in the USA.
  3. When I was applying to both I asked about this. The acceptance of one has no weight on the acceptance of the other. The admissions committees of Medicine and Dentistry are entirely independent, though the same interview score will be given to both committees. I was accepted to both on the day they handed out the admissions, so it entirely doable, but from knowing many other people who did the same, most of them were accepted to one and not the other.
  4. About a couple of weeks after receipt of the transcripts usually.
  5. at this point you have to hope that there may be one or two spots of movement, but i would be surprised if it was significantly more than that.
  6. It is more difficult to specialize as an Australian graduate yes, but not impossible. I'm not sure about working in Canada as a specialist if you graduated from an Australian specialty school... In the case that it is more difficult to specialize in Australia then ideally try to get into a Canadian school or if you can afford the US tuition then go for that.
  7. Australia is a little more doable than USA due to the exchange rate but it is still pricey. If you have family to help you out it should be doable. You can make a rough estimate of the interest rates based on pre-covid interest rates and how much you will have taken out per year.
  8. Yes. Not point in taking out a loan if you will pay interest on it. It is around the same job prospects. As a Canadian you would be able to work under the TN visa which is not a problem. At least under those circumstances you would be earning US dollars.
  9. Well that is obvious. Can you afford 115k USD a year including living costs? Cuz I don't know many people who could do that without taking a loan.
  10. Not sure I understand your question. Are you asking about until you withdraw the money from your account? If you are working with a private bank (you would need a US citizen to cosign for your loan) then until you use the loan there is no interest accrued...
  11. Cost is a huge factor. With US tuition and loan interest rates there you can come out of dental school with 70kUSD in interest payments per year (leaving aside taxes paid on income) making it incredibly hard to make a dent into the principal amounts. In Canada you will come out with a much more manageable debt situation.
  12. Sometimes it is also the courseload and the type of courses/degree you take. So even a high GPA doesn't necessarily put you on equal footing with other people applying from science related degrees and full courseloads.
  13. Would that make you competitive enough? You can also take another year of bachelors so you can still apply the following year if need be. It is worth staying in Canada if you believe you can become competitive among the applicants.
  14. I would figure out a way to boost your gpa in canada. Ie. a second bachelors. This is the only thing that makes sense in my opinion. Try to get into canada if you can.
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