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Title: SOS Presents: Dental Seminar


1
SOS PresentsDental Seminar
  • By Sharon Sukhdeo and Syed Abdul-Rahman

2
Outline of Seminar
  • DAT information
  • Ontario School Requirements UofT and Western
  • Out of Province Schools
  • Applications
  • Sample Interview Questions

3
Dental Aptitude Test
  • http//www.cda-adc.ca/en/dental_profession/dat/

4
SECTIONS
  • Carving
  • Natural Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • See website for detailed information regarding
    each subject
  • Perceptual Ability
  • Verbal Reasoning

5
DURATION
  • Carving Dexterity Test
  • 30 minutes
  • Survey of Natural Sciences Test
  • 60 minutes
  • Perceptual Ability Test
  • 60 minutes
  • Reading Comprehension
  • 50 minutes

6
Perceptual Ability Test
  • Angle Ranking
  • For question 1 you are to examine the four
    INTERIOR angles and rank each in terms of degrees
    from SMALL TO LARGE. Choose the alternative that
    has the correct ranking.
  • A. 3-1-4-2
  • B. 3-1-2-4
  • C. 3-4-1-2
  • D. 1-3-4-2

7
GRADING
  • Standardized
  • Each section is scored out of 30

8
SCORES
  • Each section is scored individually
  • Also scores Academic Average (Biology, Chemistry,
    Reading Comprehension)
  • Often this is what the Universities look at
    Scientific average (Biology and Chemistry)

9
American vs. Canadian DAT
  • No manual dexterity/carving
  • NOT accepted for entry into Canadian Schools
  • Canadian version IS accepted by American Schools
  • Need Organic Chemistry in U.S.

10
FEES
  • Registration 260
  • Test Prep Materials
  • Carving Kit 65 GST/HST
  • Additional Soap 35 GST/HST
  • Kaplan Test Prep Book 81 (Book List Price)

11
TESTING DATES
  • Held in November and December
  • November 5, 2011 test date
  • Registration closed
  • February 25, 2012 test date
  • Registration deadline 15th of January

12
U of T Dental School
  • Largest dental school in Canada
  • 70 dentists graduate each year

13
U of T
  • Applicants must have completed three years of
    university education (i.e. at least 15 full year
    courses or equivalent)
  • The earliest time at which applicants may apply
    is during the third year of their program
  • Any courses completed after May 31, 2012 will not
    be considered for admission to the 2012-2013
    session.

14
U of T - Prerequisites
  • 3 years of university studies
  • A full course in general biochemistry.
  • A full course in general mammalian (human or
    animal) physiology.
  • 2 additional full courses in Life Sciences (For
    example anatomy, biochemistry, biology, botany,
    genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular
    genetics, biology, neuroscience, nutritional
    Sciences, pharmacology, toxicology, physiology,
    zoology)
  • One full course in a Humanities or Social Science

15
U of T
  • A minimum current grade point average of 3.0 (4.0
    scale) is required.
  • Interview cut-offs
  • GPA 3.75
  • DAT 20 (AA)
  • The worst academic year will be dropped from
    the calculation of an applicant's cumulative
    grade point average provided that (a) the
    applicant has completed four or more years of
    university education by May 31st of the proposed
    year of entry, and (b) the year with the lowest
    grades is not the applicant's most recently
    completed year of study.

16
U of T Last Year
  • Accepted Students
  • Mean grade point average 3.85
  • Mean DAT scores
  • 21 (AA)
  • 21 (PAT)

17
Cost
  • Annual Fees (domestic students)
  • Tuition 28,485.00
  • Non-academic incidental fees 1,025.68
  • Dental instruments 6320.00
  • TOTAL 35,830.68

18
U of T - DAT
  • The DAT must have been taken within two calendar
    years prior to the application deadline.
  • If the test is written more than once, the
    highest set of DAT scores will be used.

19
U of T
  • December 1st each year
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE. Application forms
    accompanied by the non-refundable application
    service fee of 250 must be received in the
    Admissions Office.
  • Official transcripts and certificates covering
    all previous university and other post-secondary
    education must be received in the Admissions
    Office.

20
U of T
  • Criteria for selection
  • academic achievement
  • DAT scores
  • the interview process
  • personality test scores

21
Schulich Medicine and Dentistry at Western
  • Does not require a full course load every year
    but a penalty is applied to the applicants score

22
Western
  • The average achieved in an academic year in which
    fewer than four full-course equivalents (24
    credits) are taken will not be considered in
    entrance decisions.
  • Courses taken during the Summer sessions will not
    normally be counted as part of the Fall/Winter
    session

23
Western
  • To be eligible for admission to Dentistry,
    applicants must be in the final year of, or have
    successfully completed, a 4-year undergraduate
    degree program at a recognized university, and
    have taken specific science course prerequisites

24
Western - Prerequisites
  • All candidates must complete approved courses in
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

25
Western - Prerequisites
  • Recommended Prerequisites
  • HH/KINE 2011 3012 (both)
  • OR
  • SC/BIOL 3060 3070 (both)

26
Western
  • Should a prerequisite course be successfully
    completed during the summer term, the course
    requirement is considered fulfilled.

27
Western
  • In order to be considered competitive, candidates
    must have achieved at least 80 or higher in two
    undergraduate level years by the end of the
    application cycle in which the candidates are
    registered.

28
Western - DAT
  • Only the score of the most recent DAT completed
    within the TWO years prior to the application
    deadline of December 1 will be used.

29
Western
  • Deadline for completion of the application is
    December 1, 2011. There will be no time
    extensions.
  • Application will be available early October
  • There is a 250 non-refundable application fee.
  • Contact Admissions Coordinator - Dentistry
  • Telephone (519) 661-3744 FAX (519) 850-2958
  • Email admissions.dentistry_at_schulich.uwo.ca

30
Western
  • Admission to Dentistry is based on academic
    ability and personal qualities, as evidenced by
  • 1) Academics (GPA)
  • 2) Dental Aptitude Test (DAT)
  • 3) An interview

31
Western - Last Year
  • Applications 618
  • Gender
  • Female 318
  • Male 300
  • Class Size 56
  • Females 22
  • Males 34

32
Western - Last Year
  • Qualifications of Admitted ApplicantsClass
    average based on best 2 years preceding
    admission 89.11
  • Minimum average to be Interviewed 85.06

33
Western - Last Year
  • Dental Aptitude Test Average Scores
  • Reading 18
  • Academic Average 20

34
Western - Last Year
  • Age range 20-32
  • Median 23
  • Average 25.5

35
Dental Schools Outside of Ontario
  • Dalhousie
  • McGill
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Manitoba

36
Dalhousie
  • Accepts up to 36 candidates
  • Requires 10 full-year (2 years) of academic
    classes at the undergraduate level
  • Academic requirements
  • One full-year course in each of BIOL, CHEM
    1000/1001, PHYS, and CHEM 2020 (each of these
    courses must include laboratory instruction) and
    one full year Organic Chemistry
  • Two full-year academic courses chosen from the
    HUMA and/or SOSC
  • One full year writing course
  • One full-year course in each of the following
    Introductory Biochemistry, Introductory
    Microbiology, and Vertebrate Physiology

37
Dalhousie
  • The Admissions Committee makes significant use of
    non-academic factors in deciding which applicants
    are admitted. These include the Dental Aptitude
    Test, interview, a personality-factors test, and
    references
  • Applicants must complete the DAT within two years
    of applying for the program. Most successful
    applicants have achieved a score of 15 or better
    on each of the components of the DAT.

38
Admissions Profile
  • Number of applicants500
  • Number accepted 36
  • Average in required science subjects A-
  • Average in Higher science subjects
    (biochemistry, microbiology, physiology) A
  • Average in final 60 University hours A
  • Average in DAT components
  • (average of Reading Comprehension, Science
    Average, Manual Dexterity and PAT) 19.2

39
McGill
  • Must have completed a bachelors degree (or in
    final year of completion).
  • During the first 18 months of the program, basic
    and applied sciences are taught in conjunction
    with the Faculty of Medicine.

40
McGill
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0
    scale) is considered competitive
  • Specific course requirements.
  • General Biology - Full year with labs
  • General Chemistry - Full year with labs
  • Organic Chemistry - Half year with labs
  • Physics Full year with labs
  • University-level courses in Biochemistry, Cell
    and Molecular Biology are strongly recommended.
  • DAT not required

41
University of Alberta
  • Due November 1st
  • CRITERIA
  • Minimum requirement 60 credits (2 years), of
    which 30 credits must be taken during one
    Fall/Winter session
  • The pre-professional course requirements are
  • (1) General Chemistry (6.0)
  • (2) Organic Chemistry (6.0)
  • (3) Biology(6.0)
  • (4) Physics (6.0)
  • (5) English (6.0)
  • (6) Statistics (3.0)
  • (7) Introductory Biochemistry (3.0)

42
University of Alberta
  • Applicants must write the Canadian DAT
  • if the test is taken more than once, the best set
    of scores will be used (at the latest, the
    November prior to admission)
  • meet minimum requirements a score of 15 in each
    of Reading Comprehension, Perceptual Ability and
    Manual Dexterity

43
Class Profile 2011 Admission Year
  • Overall GPA
  • 3.67 - 4.00 (Mean 3.86)
  • Pre-requisite GPA
  • 3.56 - 3.98 (Mean 3.84)
  • DAT Reading
  • 17 26 (Mean 21.78)
  • DAT PAT
  • 17 28 (Mean 22.22)
  • DAT Manual
  • 15 30 (Mean 24.16)

44
University of British Columbia
  • Application deadline November 4, 2011. We will
    accept DAT scores from the November 5, 2011
    sitting of the DAT.
  • 48 accepted applicants last year out of 384
  • Be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Complete 3 academic years (90 credits)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 grading scale for ALL
    college/university work (including failed
    courses)
  • Three components of the DAT are used Academic
    Average, Perceptual Test and the Carving Test
  • minimum score of 12 must be obtained on the
    carving portion of the exam
  • English, Chemistry, Biology, Organic Chemistry,
    Biochemistry (full year)

45
University of Manitoba
  • Out-of-province applicants and Manitoba residents
    compete equally for the first 29 positions in the
    class (wait list is made up of Manitoba
    residents)
  • Require 2 years of undergraduate studies
  • Courses Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry,
    Biochemistry, Physics, English, Humanities/Social
    Science
  • As guidance for prospective students, successful
    applicants have recently had an average Adjusted
    Grade point average (AGPA) of 3.7, had DAT scores
    averaging from 18-23 and have been within the top
    20 of the pool when interviewed
  • Grades, interview and DAT score equally weighted

46
Contact info
  • Sharon Sukhdeo sharon17_at_yorku.ca
  • Syed Abdul-Rahman- sabdul_at_yorku.ca
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