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  1. Lowering Mcgill threshold of MDT from 6 to 5 means invalidating the whole test since the lowest grade obtained by students this session was 5, meaning cancellation of MDT requirement not simply changing it!
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  2. yes please!! I'm not sure how/where to start one but I would definitely sign it!
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  3. Don't know 'til you try, and we can't give any advice unless you tell us more, unfortunately. In the spirit of brutal honesty, I don't think the reason of having a disability will 'make up' in any way for a low GPA, or allow an admissions committee to overlook a low GPA. The reasoning behind it will not matter to them, in fact, they'll likely ignore it, since allowing random subjective circumstances to colour their perception of an application just immensely complicates the job they have to do. Dental applications are already straightforward enough as they are. I don't necessarily think t
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  4. Zurv

    PT Private Practice

    Agree with this pacho
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  5. Would anyone be down to start a petition to send to CDA about rescaling? Maybe it will be more impactful than sending emails individually and I feel like at this point we've got nothing to lose. If yes, it would be great if you could recommend a method of petitioning (ex. what's the best website to do it on).
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  6. Nope. Enjoy your time right now. Once dental school starts pace yourself and do well in dental school courses. No need to worry about OMFS stuff at this point. D1-2: Do well in dental school. Shadow here and there at your local OMFS dept and hospital to get a feel of things. D2-3: Study hard and do well on the CBSE (70+). This takes presendece over shadowing and any other extracirriculars. D3-4: Look into and do some exterships. A total of ~5 weeks is a good number. D4: Interview. Match.
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  7. Right but we're talking about a 5/30 here that's literally the lowest score you can possibly get if you touched the soap lol. You can give it a shot but realistically you'll have to rewrite the DAT if you want to apply to McGill again. But just curious did you guys not practice at all?
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  8. While true, if you look closely at the Feb 2018 DAT the lowest score was a 6 (68 people received) besides the 4 people who received a score of 0. A score of 5 did not exist on this sitting. Furthermore, if you look at the Nov 2017 DAT the lowest score was also a 6 (98 people received) besides the 3 people who received a score of 0. A score of 5 also did not exist on this sitting. The Nov 2018 DAT had similar if not the same percentiles but the lowest score given was a 5 (100 people received) with no one receiving a score of 6. By looking at these results, one could assume that
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  9. Unfortunately, the government wants them to be considered equivalent. The public sees them as equivalent, or in some cases superior. Never ever think that government or the healthcare authorities care about quality of care. In every experience I have had, they don't care at all. It's all about re-election for politicians or making the jobs of bureaucrats or hospital admin easier. To the point where patient safety, outcomes and privacy takes a back seat. It's very depressing if I actually sit down and think about it
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  10. Idk if I'm really in a position to answer your question, but the university admin/faculty should know that severe medical conditions can definitely impede academic performance, so I would think contacting the university and explaining your situation would be a good idea. Also depends how much your GPA veers from the average (2.0 is obviously not the same as a 3.5), how the school weighs their GPA (i.e. your improving trend could be beneficial for schools like Western perhaps(?) or other schools that scale later years if they exist).
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  11. No harm in trying and I don’t see what causes the laughter.
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  12. Lmaoo I laughed when I saw this. I doubt they are going to bring down the threshold for MDT from 6 to 5. The MDT scores for this year are one of the highest they've ever had with tons of people getting 30s. I hate to say this but honestly you should've just taken the MDT section more seriously.
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  13. I guess my friends and I are really lazy or bad at billing. Would love to hear from other staff as these numbers seem more like outliers than the norm to me (not saying they're impossible). The lower end of those numbers seems more in line with what I've seen.
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  14. Based on what people close to me have said about their graduating classes, new grads have been averaging around 120k in the GTA (but I personally know someone doing more than double this, albeit on more days of the week) but many who work outside of the GTA earn 150-175k+ on average. I would say the sample size is quite decently large that it does reflect an adequate picture. Those who have a busier schedule after a year or two in can earn closer to 175-225k assuming they are not seeing too many HSO/ODSP/OW patients. In the GTA, some offices waive co-pays and/or have associates see quite a few
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  15. If you think all _____ (insert any job here) are nice and friendly and get along and don't care about money....you'll be disappointed. People are people, even doctors. The fact that a tiny percentage out of 30,000 doctors in Ontario care about money enough to be aggressive about it online, just means that we're people too. In another sector, you'd probably see a larger proportion being aggressive.
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  16. Yes and No. There is really no answer to this question. Certain dental schools tend to pump out a lot of people that go into specialties. The age old question is: Do these schools just attract people interested in specializing from the outset? Personally, just based on the way programs directors and faculty speak about certain schools, I do believe there is a certain edge (minimal), but its all heavily debated. I feel that school name helps an applicant that already has a solid application; it just adds that "extra punch", if you know what I mean. You'll see in the interviews, school
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  17. ploughboy

    OHIP Billing

    What's the difference? $43.50 That and you have to spend 50 minutes with the patient, and provide all the elements of a consultation, to bill an A005. http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/ohip/sob/physserv/sob_master11062015.pdf
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