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  1. My friend left dental school after 2nd year to pursue Medicine. The good news is that he did get into Medical school. The bad news was it took him 4 years to get in. Until he got him, it sucked to be him. But he took the risks and he did get what he wanted. Do you think you can handle this scenario?
  2. Agreed. It's useless. Just a hoop to jump through for UBC Biochemistry.
  3. I can tell you that basing your decision on national board rankings is not a good idea. It's really meaningless.
  4. I don't think it is released publicly. Honestly, nobody really cares. I think it's more like the last hoop to jump through and honestly, I don't think anyone from a canadian dental school really fails it. Foreign-trained dentists, on the other hand, have and I know 2 of them. Those 2 were from US dental schools.
  5. It won't come up in an interview. I bet you the interviewers would answer "no" unless they are those academics who forgot what real world private practice is like.
  6. I can attest that they do NOT care at all. Effort is not considered at all. It's how you stack up against the competition, not how hard you tried.
  7. Yeah, my friends in law don't make over 200k. They are in the 100-something thousand range, but that's only after working a number of years. In the beginning, it's definitely below 100k and you work more than 40-hours a week.
  8. I don't think you need to be that hard on yourself. It may affect your application for that school, but for all else, you are fine. I have sat on the admissions committee for dentistry and have realized there is so much they cannot give out on you nor request. Schools do not have a right to look into your applications to other schools so they will not be able to call up every place to see if you had any history there. Really, it's more like the honor system with hope that your ignorance works in their favor. I remember that on the UBC Dental app, there was a question of whether you applied to medicine. I asked if we can verify or check if someone is lying. The chairperson told me there's no way we can and that we do not have the right to do so... unless we request permission from the applicant. Thus, it's more for curiosity than any role in an applicant's acceptance.
  9. People make choices and sacrifices. My friend's parents remortgaged their house to fund his dental education. Not saying your dad is required to help you out, but there is a choice. It's just one you guys don't like. Think about others who do not have any co-signors. One of my friends turned down optometry school in the US because of a lack of funds. Her parents could not co-sign because they declared bankuptcy before. She instead worked and later tried at another school where, for details unknown to me, got in and completed optometry on her own.
  10. They can't tell. They won't know. They can't ask. And it doesn't factor into your chances. So really, telling them the truth doesn't hurt. Neither is not telling, but I like to think you are applying to a professional program so you should be professional about it. The info isn't even passed around adcom. I think they do it for statistical purposes.
  11. They don't care if you are in MD, DO, BDS, pharmacy, dental, optometry, chiropractor, etc. school. You're not treated any better or worst than the next candidate who meets the requirements to apply.
  12. You can. You just have to tell them. However, just be aware that you are competing at the same level as other undergrads for a spot so you will start first year all over again. You are not applying to transfer in.
  13. This is common in the big cities and especially for newer grads. In small towns where there is less to no competition, dental offices tend to open 3 to 4 days/week and during regular business hours. It's all about supply and demand. There's way too much supply of dentists in the big cities.
  14. H's mean honours. Basically, top of the class. And no, going to law school doesn't make you that much more special.
  15. No. My classmate thought the same thing with dentistry and considering he got H's in the medicine courses we had with medical students. He thought he proved to them that he is capable of medical school, but it didn't matter. He didn't get in till a number of reapplications later.
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