Jump to content
Premed 101 Forums

ellemccormick

Members
  • Content Count

    13
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by ellemccormick

  1. Not sure if there is a thread started for this but I was lucky enough to hear back from Dalhousie University and my interview is scheduled for this month. Would anybody have any tips as to how to practice for the interview?
  2. Hey guys! So I have a feeling I'm most likely asking this a little too early but when are the invites expected to go out? I was told February but older forum posts have said March/April. This is the first time I'm applying to professional school so I'm still pretty new to the whole application process and I'm just super anxious because of how bad I want this. To those who scored an invite at Dalhousie, how did you prep for the interview? What resources did you use? My school, like others have career services that help you prep for interviews so would that be helpful to use as well?
  3. Dalhousie is my top school and as far as I know, they look at your last two years including the higher science courses. The thing is I took 2/3 of the higher level science courses (biochem and microbiology, A- in each) in my second year but that was the year that my GPA had improved but was still fairly low (might have been between 2.5-3). If they look at your last two years, How will they incorporate the higher science courses I took in second year? My third year is not looking so great as I got a C- and a C which really brought down my GPA to a 3.66 but the two courses I got those mar
  4. I've been looking for a while now for students in the Halifax area who are studying for the DAT as well to form some sort of a study group. I find I can cover more content and I stay more on track when I work with others. I have a couple of resources including the DAT destroyer to use and if you had any resources that would be even better. Please message me if you're interested! The November DAT is coming up soon and I've been all over the place studying and I don't feel confident whatsoever.
  5. I really want to apply for the DDS program at Dalhousie but I'm not sure how much volunteering or a part time job would boost my chances. I spoke to an advisor a few times and she told me those do not give you any brownie points but I do not want to rely on that. For anyone that has applied to the DDS program at Dal or has some knowledge about admissions, does that boost your chances of getting in? I have a part time job right now but it's in retail and I have been having trouble finding some health related jobs. What were some part time jobs you had?
  6. Dalhousie is my top school and I'm nearly done the prerequisites. I did terrible my first year and slightly less terrible my second year but I met with an advisor who told me that the last two years of your undergrad are the grades they really look at. My third year was good BUT I had a C- and an C in two out the ten classes I took. Those courses I took were not as relevant courses to the field of dentistry (philosophy of religion & personality psychology) but the courses I did well in were relevant courses (organic chem, cell & molecular, biochem, etc.). Although they're not as impor
  7. So I am in a bit of a pickle here. I am entering my last year of my undergrad but I have not taken the DAT yet. I have a summer course coming up in a few days that is 4 times a week with a lab that is twice a week. I also have to meet with a tutor once or twice a week to teach me a course before the fall because if I do not learn it now, I am 100% positive that it would lower my gpa (calculus has never been my strength lol). In addition to that I have a part time job but I cut down my availability to 2-3 times a week because of school. I am planning to write the Canadian DAT this November so t
  8. I've always hated chemistry because it has always been such a challenge for me in high school and during undergrad. At the time it literally made 0 sense and to me it was just impossible algebra world problems with drawings that all looked the same lol. It was not until last semester that I realized I actually really love it when my professor and tutor I had made everything click and I finally started making connections. I'm nearly finished my undergrad and I really regret not doing a double major in chem. I heard there is not a whole lot of chemistry in dental school but I was wondering if an
  9. To obtain my biology major and to graduate this year, I have to take either a heredity course or a molecular genetics course but the problem with that is that it conflicts with another required course for biology majors. Other local universities offer this course but the scheduling also conflicts so the only solution to this problem is to take it online but it HAS to have some sort of a laboratory component (online or in person but it has to be local). I have had no luck finding any of the online classes that have online labs so I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations?
  10. To obtain my biology major and to graduate this year, I have to take either a heredity course or a molecular genetics course but the problem with that is that it conflicts with another required course for biology majors. Other local universities offer this course but the scheduling also conflicts so the only solution to this problem is to take it online but it HAS to have some sort of a laboratory component (online or in person but it has to be local). I have had no luck finding any of the online classes that have online labs so I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations?
  11. So I really need to take a herdity or a molecular genetics course with an online lab as I do not have room in my schedule for the fall and winter. Are there any accredited places that offer it? It must have a lab or my school will not accept the transfer credit. Thanks!
  12. I originally planned on taking the DAT in my second year of undergrad but I had bad timing and had to do courses over the summer. I am entering my fourth and last year and I am taking multiple required summer courses now for both summer semesters so I don't have the time to study for it and because of personal reasons I have no choice but to take it this year. I have a full course load in the summer so I was wondering if anybody would be willing to exchange emails or skype names because I really need help to prepare for November and possibly February if the November one does not go well. I hav
×
×
  • Create New...