Mordecai

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I am 5th year Monash Medical School student (Central Campus- Melbourne) and a Maxillofacial Registrar in the Victorian RACDS training program.
Happy to lend whatever useful bits of information I can... 3, 2, 1.. go.
 

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How difficult would you say getting into a RACDS OMS registrar position is in comparison to other dental specialties?
 
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Mordecai

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How difficult would you say getting into a RACDS OMS registrar position is in comparison to other dental specialties?
Extremely hard nowadays. The new system requires you to have BOTH a medical and dental degree registrable in Aus before you apply for a place.
This means that one has to get the second degree off one's own back without a guarantee of being accepted for training. It's more than a bit of a gamble.

Add this to the high competition- victoria takes just 4-5 new registrars a year.

I consider it a miracle that I got through in the old system.
 

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Extremely hard nowadays. The new system requires you to have BOTH a medical and dental degree registrable in Aus before you apply for a place.
This means that one has to get the second degree off one's own back without a guarantee of being accepted for training. It's more than a bit of a gamble.

Add this to the high competition- victoria takes just 4-5 new registrars a year.

I consider it a miracle that I got through in the old system.
Yep, its an amazingly tough specialty. We have a dentist starting his MBBS in our 2011 cohort with that long term career plans.

COngrats mordecai.