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  1. Key hole was probably my weakest section. I think I saved it for last on my real DAT. What helped was to first *dont* look for the correct answer out of the 5(?) options. Use process of elimination to just get rid of the shapes that are totally off. At least this will give you a better chance when you have to make a guess. I then moved on to see which part of the shape is the most "unique". These are usually features that are unique to the options presented to you and you can further use process of elimination. I think so far you can narrow things down to at least two options at this point. Th
  2. I believe most movement will start to happen after next week. This is when med students have to choose which program they will be attending and the ones on the waitlist for med will see if they got in or not. This could extend into late June as all schools will start to finalize their class.
  3. Med school is still expensive (yes not as much as dental) so the smaller tuition fees should not be the sole reason to switch into med (there might be other reasons you have that I'm not aware of). I also agree with the above poster in terms of really thinking about the committment of dental school before starting it and then jumping to med. Maybe give dental a year instead of 2 years to really see if it's for you. At least you'll be in less debt and can really evaluate if it's for you. I get that it's hard to commit to a career that we all basically have no experience in. So maybe you can eve
  4. *posting super late but this is for future applicants * Normal waitlisted (I think lol) 2 Year GPA: 3.97 DAT: 22 AA, 22 PAT Interview: I actually felt I did well. Maybe I could have made it more personable but it was harder online. Time constraints also made difficult to hit all points in mind. There was also a few awkward silences but oh well. I prefer in person interviews I guess. Will be attending UofT!
  5. Each school calculates GPA differently as well. So check out what each school does and go from there. If low 80 is your top two UG years (like how western calculates it), you might have a chance. Maybe with some good essays and a stellar interview. If the low 80 is ur cumulative GPA of your top three years (like how toronto calculates it) then you might be in tough waters. Usually a grad student would have a better shot but it's kinda tough with that. I dont know what your GPA is for each school though so try and calculate that I guess. Best of luck dude/dudette
  6. Hi MitralLunar, Check through my previous posts, I think I jotted down most of what I did to prep for the DAT. Best of luck
  7. Accepted GPA: 3.93 DAT: 22 AA, 22 PAT Interview: felt great and pretty chill
  8. Hello! Western does give "bonus" points to MSc students who completed their degree prior to the application deadline. It's on their website. Toronto, however, is not as explicit in how they evaluate a grad applicant (I might be wrong but I couldnt find it anywhere). But I think they provide some benefit. I think there is some sort of trend where people who have sub par "stats" and an MSc have a better chance at an interview. But who knows. At the end of the day, it all depends on what your numbers are. If you are in a competative range then you should have a good chance. Cheers
  9. Hey there, The science section for CDA manual was alot easier than the real deal (I took the Nov 2019 exam). CDA RC was kinda similar to the real deal but I'd use other RC resources to get well versed in different passage and question styles. PAT is abit harder on the real deal as well but honestly it wasnt too crazy - if you have a solid and consistent method to tackle each PAT section and can perform well under time constraints then you're good. At the end of the day, do as many practice tests and questions as possible (coming from any resource), review your mistakes, and you will be g
  10. Hey ILCguy I do not think it will matter when your new defence date is for the next cycle. I'm pretty sure everything will "reset". I'd just try and defend this year and if you get an R you can always go back to your lab as research assistant for a year. Even get paid too LOL. Cheers
  11. I agree with this 100%. I also wrote the nov 2019 DAT. During prep the keyholes was definately the hardest PAT section. But it wasnt as tough as the real deal. Just solidify a method of answering the questions and apply it to the real test and it should be okay.
  12. I think a consistent evaluation can be viewed as a positive thing, as long as it's not a big red flag. I wouldnt worry about it.
  13. Hey there! For u of t, I believe you would need to apply after your degree is completed for them to only consider your best three years. For western, because you didnt take full time in 2nd year, I dont think that year can be used. Correct me if I'm wrong though. You'd be eligible to apply but you would have a better GPA if you're done your undergrad. Make sure your third and fourth year are full time and youd be in good shape. Just might need to take a gap year to maximize your chances!
  14. Invite GPA: 3.93 DAT: 22 AA, 22 PAT Best of luck to everyone!
  15. Hey James, I was basically going to write what pyradoxal-phosphate wrote. The only time it mattered was when U of T required a grad applicant to have a first author pub prior to the application deadline in order to be placed in the grad pool. But that was recently removed from requirments. GPA and MCAT are the real deals at first. And then it's about being able to write and talk about your experiences. A "big edge" can come from all avenues and they are usually about things you love and enjoy doing. With your particular case, I think your research accomplishments are awesome as is and I d
  16. I wrote the Nov DAT and scored well. I thought I'd give my 2 cents. I used just about everything on DATcrusher (RC passages, bio chem Qs, PAT, and the Nicole's Notes pro). I recommend going through all of Nicole's notes pro multiple times and being exposed and familiar with all those terms. I went through all of DATdestroyer questions and got destroyed but it was good prep. I scored well on PAT and here is what I would recommend doing: print out as many crusher PAT generators as you can. Practice on paper while using a pencil to mimic the testing experience. I would also try and get your
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