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  1. Aww ok. I'm probably overworrying myself, its just that not many alumni from my high school go to Uottawa, so its a pretty unknown university to me. Do you know how many students per year in the typical health sci/biomed program?
  2. Is one easier to switch into than the other? I don't know which one I will honestly enjoy more so I'm thinking of entering the one that is easier to switch out of just in case, unless both of them are pretty rigid. Also, do you know how many students are in each of those programs?
  3. Thanks, how much essay writing is there in health science? English isn't my strongest subject which is why I'm asking. Which is easier to switch between? From health sci to biomed, or from biomed to health science?
  4. HI, I'm in Grade 12 deciding between going to Western MedSci and UOttawa HealthSci and UOttawa BioMed. Has anyone been to either of the programs? And if so, which one would you recommend if the goal was to be prepared and enter med school? Pros and Cons of each program?
  5. wow that really sucks. i guess ill try my luck with medicine then, which sucks since I really wanted to do dentistry but both careers seem to be around the same, except job outlook seems to be going up for medicine and downward for dentistry, at least from what i see
  6. I am currently in the process of thinking about applying to dental school, but talks of oversaturation are worrying me to no end and I heard the equivalency process plays a part. Supposedly the process was open in the past(?) but then it closed again, and finally reopened in 2010. Right now in the NDEB website: https://ndeb-bned.ca/en/dental-programs/historical-pass-rates , the rate at which dental graduates are being certified seems crazy. 10 years ago there were 664 new dental grads, 8 years later there are 1143. The dentist:population ratio has also dropped significantly in that time frame, and I'm started to get really worried about my future. is there any chance that NDEB will stop certifying international grads in the forseeable future or is the upward trend going to continue? I will be finishing my dental degree in 5 years, and the change that has happened only in the past 8 years is really scaring me
  7. https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/Dentist/LicenseRequirements Im on washington website and it seems like the licensure process has two parts, the education and the examination. the examination accepts NDEB but in order to practice u still need a dental degree from an accrediated american or canadian school. edit: at the same time though, the CODA website lists that whatever canada acredits, it also acredits: https://www.ada.org/en/coda/find-a-program/search-dental-programs#t=canada&sort=%40codastatecitysort ascending
  8. do you have confirmation on this? If so that would be huge news for people with aussie degrees since it adds a lot more flexibility
  9. Sorry I am a little bit confused. Is this thread talking about dentists from australia/ireland/america or dentists from other parts? I thought there was only 1 exam you needed to pass to come back
  10. I don't think so, I asked the ozztrekk admissions and tbey said the australian specializations can't be transferred to canada the way just a normal dental degree in australia can.
  11. Is it only OMFS programs that accept purely north american dental schools? Or is western and mcgill the only OMFS programs that have this requirement, or is there a website/resource I can look at to see all the specialties offered at each university in canada/ontario?
  12. they have a university fair happening on october 5th so you can try going there and asking them
  13. just wondering, what are ways I can outcompete someone for the seat? Better reference letters and resume?
  14. when they're going through applicants, do they care at all about what and where I get my degree? Say I apply to the same specialization program as someone who has a DDS from canada, do you know if they will prefer the one from canada?
  15. Hello all, I'm thinking about doing a dental degree in Australia and if I come back to Canada and choose to specialize, will they care about the fact that my dental degree is from abroad? I understand that it's possible to specialize, but I want to know from anyone who might know whether or not it will just be harder.
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