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  1. So whats the caliber of ECs at Western? is there a strong emphasis on shadowing, I've only done one hour of shadowing. im asking because i want to apply to ualberta dental school and they are changing their application process to make it more holistic for the fall 2022 intake. this is the first time they are doing something like this btw. i have some extracurriculars but im not sure where i would stand in terms of actually getting in.
  2. Oh i wanted to apply in my 3rd year (next year) but my GPA is like 3.7 or a little lower because I did really shitty this year. They're changing the admissions to allow a more "holistic" process but I wonder how competitive that will make applications. From the sounds of it, the applications will be like medical school
  3. I want to apply to UofA and for next year they are changing their application to basically resemble medical school requirements (GPA, DAT but also EC's, job history, personal experiences, and a CASPER type test) to those of you who have applied to a more holistic dental school, how much harder is it? Personally my GPA is okay but not the best. I think it will be around 3.7ish or a little below. I think I can do okay on the DAT if I study but to be honest my science abilities are not too strong. My EC's are also okay (volunteer with kids since I was 16, part of a STEM nonprofi
  4. Did you finish a degree or just completed some years of undergrad?
  5. Did you end up getting in? Im contemplating whether or not to apply in my second year
  6. Is it hard for pharmacists to make over 100k now? Pharmacy used to be a BSc which made the salary justifiable. However now its a pharmd and i feel like a salary under 100k wouldnt cut it since you have to invest so much into the career
  7. Is this starting or just general? Thats pretty low tbh
  8. Are you currently in pharmacy? My other plan is dentistry and judging by grades I think I have a decent chance however I just dont know if I will like it. Some days I get excited about it while other days I feel depressed thinking about my life as a dentist. From what I've seen pharmacists can easily make a six figure salary. However, Im not sure how likely automation is for it
  9. what are you pursuing now? what province are you from?
  10. Woah that's crazy. I actually live in a major city in Alberta and want to stay here so that's good news
  11. Very true. I've heard a lot of good things from actual dentists as well. It just scares me when everywhere I go I see a dental clinic and I think of all the saturation.
  12. Ahhh yes. I've heard so many great things about dentistry but seeing posts online about saturation make me hesitate. The government of Canada website predicts that they will be more jobs than people seeking in this decade but I don't know how much we can trust that considering the high amount of forgein dentists that can gain license. Dentistry and engineering are my two top career choices and both are equal in terms of my interest. Dentistry is more appealing because of the pay and work-life balance but if it's the case that this is not true I'd rather go with engineering because it would tak
  13. Omg yes. But I've shadowed a dentist who said it was not extremely hard to payoff. However considering the amount of debt you would expect the payoff to be good
  14. Everyone talks about dentists being paid really well. But I feel like it might be misleading if on average they make around 120k and don't get any retirement or benefits. Plus taxes would take a big cut. With saturation, that number might go down too. Edit: not sure why this got deleted, I must have done it by accident.
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