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    On 4/15/2020 at 1:02 AM, fluffybunnyyyyy said:

    Do you know if canadian OMFS programs look at undergraduate GPAs too? Most canadian programs also have the 6 yr MD component too. 

    I am not sure about Canadian schools. I think your best bet is to look at the website or contact them if your are interested. 

    1 hour ago, TheGreatPiper said:

    Do they put more emphasis on dental school gpa or undergrad gpa?

    I am not sure how they look at each. All i know is they look at both for some US MD OMFS programs. 

  2. 3 hours ago, MDinCanada said:

    also things to consider:

    1. it's easier to switch into dent after med than vice versa. 

    2. going into dent is like an end point (you become a dentist, and then you can choose to specialize). going into med, you still have to choose among a ton of different specialties and there's something for everyone.

    If you're young, I'd suggest med because it really takes a long time and real clinical experience to determine if your more the surgical type or the medical type.

    There is actually a lot more variability in dentistry then people give credit too, but yes of course that pales in comparison to all of the med specialties. I am having a little trouble with what you mean by surgical type vs medical type.

    All I know is I enjoy working with my hands, and look forward to the potential autonomy in opening up my own clinic. There are very few medical surgical specialties that allow you to do both, especially in Canada. However, I will carefully weigh out my options depending on the acceptances I get. I am sure I would be happy to be a part of either profession as they both serve such important roles.

  3. 27 minutes ago, swoman said:

    OMFS is private practice for the most part and patients pay out of pocket so they make a fuckkkkk ton more than ENT. However, there’s like 6? OMFS spots in Canada and they usually only take ppl with practice or something after dental school. So 4 years dent plus ? Years in between plus 6 years OMFS. 22 English ENT spots around the country - it’s one of the most competitive but still nowhere as bad as OMFS (although I’m not sure how many ppl aim for OMFS). 
    just curious, would you rather do DDS or MD?

    Yeah - usually OMFS residencies are 4-6 years (depends whether you want the MD) and there are only 6 spots in Canada which is true. It is competitive probably on the same level as ROAD specialties in medical school, but is definitely doable if you aim for it in the beginning. The reason for this is that there are a fair number of US OMFS residencies that accept Canadians as well. US and Canadian programs can take students right after dent school, but some prefer the student completes a 1 year GPR beforehand. 

    As for med vs dent... I am having hard time deciding. I feel like both careers are so amazing and you will be well off regardless of which path you take. I feel passionate about both fields and after shadowing OMFS surgeons, I feel as though their job provides the perfect balance between both. Either way If I were to do medical school, I would probably go for ENT!  Also, coming from a typical asian household, both my parents are supportive with whatever i choose, as the "my child is a doc" box is checked off either way haha!

    Anyways thanks for your input swoman!

  4. Hello all, 

    I know this thread has been initiated before and i have looked at those threads already but wanted to create a more recent thread to see your thoughts. Here are my pros and cons for each:


    + Cheap Tuition (97k)
    + High Specialization Rate (30% of grads)
    + Pass/fail curriculum
    +Montreal is a great place to live
    +/- Small class size
    - Proficiency in french by clinical year
    - combined curriculum with med first 1.5 years 

    + Great place to live + amazing clinical experience from year 1 
    + Renowned faculty and alumni networks
    + International reputation if you want to go to US for specialty program
    +/- Large class size
    - Tuition ( about 200K)
    - Cost of Living in Toronto
    -GPA system makes it fairly competitive atmosphere

    + Best Clinical experience of the 3 programs (from what i have heard- could be wrong)
    + Great outreach programs
    + Low cost of living in London
    + medium class size
    - London ... 
    -Tuition (about 180k)
    - GPA system may make it fairly competitive if you want to specialize

    I did my undergrad in London so I may be biased in the sense that i don't want to be in London for another 4 years. I have been accepted to McGill and UofT and have interviewed at UWO. Just looking for some honest feedback on each program from both alumni, current students, as well as current applicants. Hope this updated thread will be helpful for future applicants. Thanks everyone ! :)


  5. On 4/10/2020 at 1:10 PM, DentalNerdZ said:

    OOP waitlist got to #3 yesterday! 

    Yes got off the wait list last Thursday! My stats are:

    Result: Admitted off wait list

    Pre-req GPA: 3.85

    DAT: made cut-offs

    Feeling out of interview: thought it went pretty well, felt genuine in my responses. Had some actors actually give me a thumbs up after some of the role play stations. A couple stations felt pretty average, but the break stations definitely helped in re-organizing my game plan. Think i performed relatively well in the interview given my lower OOP pre-req GPA. 


    Comments: Felt good coming out of interview, felt much worse about it a couple weeks later. Best advice for future applicants would be to yourself during McGill interviews and try and be  genuine in your responses. This MMI in particular I felt tested your ability to think and deliver responses under a time constraint, as well as how effective you are in your communication. All the best to everyone on the wait list - fingers are crossed for you !

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