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Does anyone know about the Columbia wait list and if applicants actually ever get admitted from it?

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If I use the same LORs from my endo application for my gpr/aegd application, will it hinder my chances/be looked upon? I plan on changing my PS but not sure if I have to ask people to rewrite their letters..
 
If I use the same LORs from my endo application for my gpr/aegd application, will it hinder my chances/be looked upon? I plan on changing my PS but not sure if I have to ask people to rewrite their letters..
No, I know someone who did this and they just reached out to PDs directly after applying to explain their situation. They got into a very good GPR. Just make sure you are choosing a good GPR/AEGD program as there are many that are 5th year programs.
 
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I know it’s a hard pill to swallow but it’s time to make peace with the fact that the cycle is over.
 
I know it’s a hard pill to swallow but it’s time to make peace with the fact that the cycle is over.
There are still a few schools that could come through.
 
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I know it’s a hard pill to swallow but it’s time to make peace with the fact that the cycle is over.
Depends on a few factors. Such as, did you get in? Then it's an easy one. As for me, this year's pill feels like a 5 lb suppository.
 
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The cycle is over when all schools have sent offers, including Case.
 
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NYU Puerto Rico sent an email today saying my application is under review.
 
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Puerto Rico sent invites to interview the 29th of september.
 
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Oh man, reading some of this thread is giving me ptsd! It took me a few cycles but I am now a second year in endo residency and loving it. To those of you out there who haven't received an acceptance/don't get in this year, don't give up. Strengthen that app and keep applying. If you really want it, you can make it happen.. good luck!
 
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OHSU sent out an update that they won't be interviewing until mid October. Good luck everyone.
 
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DO INTERNATIONAL dentists from Canada need to retake any exam or are there any universities that just need application ? I did my direct licensing in Canada.
 
Loma Linda University - Invite sent 6/28 email: Interview (July 21) Offers made
University of California at Los Angeles - Invite sent 7/10 unknown: (July 14 Zoom) Offers made
University of California at San Francisco - Invite sent 6/12 email: Interview (July 13th and 14th) Spots filled
University of Connecticut - Invite sent 6/14 unknown: Virtual interview (July 12th)- Offers made
Nova Southeastern University - Invite sent 7/10 email: Interview in person (July 27th) Offers made
University of Florida - invite sent 6/26 email : interview (July 13th and 14th)- Offers made
Georgia Regents University (Augusta University) - Invite sent 5/30 email: Interview (July 10th) - Spots Filled
University of Illinois at Chicago - Invite sent 6/23 email: Interview (July 12th, 13th)- Spots filled
Indiana University - invite sent 6/9 email: interview (July 14th) - Spots Filled

University of Iowa - Invite sent 7/3 phone call: interview (July 10th and 11th)- Offers made
University of Louisville - invite sent 6/11 email phone call: interview (July 14th)- Spots filled
Louisiana State University - Invite sent 6/9 email: Interview (July 14th)- Spots filled
University of Maryland - Invite sent 7/7 phone call: Interview (August 4th) Offers made
Boston University - Invite sent 6/9 email: Interview (July 14th), Invite sent 6/16 email: Interview (July 6th) Offers made
Harvard University -
invite sent 6/26 email : interview (July 14th and 21st) Offers made
Tufts University - Invite sent 6/12, 6/13 email: Interview (July 14th, 17th, 18th, 20th) Offers made
University of Detroit Mercy - invite 7/19. Interview virtual 7/24 Offers made
University of Michigan - invite sent 7/17 : interview (July 31st) Offers made
University of Minnesota - invite 6/26 via phone (July 13 and 14) Offers made
Saint Louis University - invite 6/13 email: Interview (July 11th)- Spot Filled
University of Missouri-Kansas City - invite 6/20/23: interview (July 12) Offers made
University of Nebraska - invite (6/28) email; interview (7/21, 7/24) Offers Made
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine - invite (June 23); interview (July 7th)- Spots Filled
NYU Langone (Lutheran Medical Center) - invite via email 6/30, interview Jul 19, 20 Offers made
New York University - invite 6/28/23: interview (July 11th via Zoom) Spots filled
Stony Brook University - invite sent 6/12 by email: interview (July 6th) - Spots filled
University of North Carolina - invite 7/3/23 by email: interview July 27th, July 28th Spots filled
Ohio State University - invite sent 6/9 phone: interview (July 5th, July 6th) - Spots filled
Albert Einstein Medical Center - invite sent June 1st and June 13th by email: interview (July 13th) spots filled
Temple University - Invite sent July 11 email: Interview (July 26) spots filled
University of Pittsburgh -invite sent 6/26 email: interview (July 21st) Offers made
Medical University of South Carolina - Invite sent 6/15 by phone call: interview (July 10th) Offers made
Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry - phone call 6/13/23: interview (July 11th) - Spots filled

University of Texas at Houston - invite sent 6/9 email: Interview (July 14th)- Offers made
University of Texas at San Antonio - invite 6/21 email: Interview (July 7th) - Offers made
Virginia Commonwealth University - invite sent 6/22 email; interview July 17th Spots Filled
University of Washington - invite sent 6/21 phone call: interview (July 10th, July 14th)- Offers made

Marquette University - Invites sent 7/18 unknown: August 4th offers made
University of Tennessee Health Science Center- invite sent unknown, interview unknown offers made

University of Alabama at Birmingham - Invite sent 6/30 email: Interview (July 7th, zoom or in-person) offers made
University of Kentucky - July 31 email. Interview August 16th offers made

University of the Pacific - Invite sent 7/18 email: interview 8/17 offers made
Columbia University - Invite sent 8/10 via email: interview Aug 15-17 and Aug 22-23 offers made
University of Pennsylvania - August 23rd invite sent via email. Date unknown Offers made
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York - Offers made

VA New York - Invite sent 6/12 email: interview (July 14th) offers made

West Virginia University - Invites sent 7/18: interview July 31st offers made
Southern Illinois University - July 17th email interview August 9th offers made
University of Southern California - Invites sent 7/20 email: August 9th zoom, Invite sent 8/4 email: August 16th in person spots filled

NYU Langone Puerto Rico - Invites sent 9/7 via email, date Sept 29th offers made
University of British Columbia- Spots filled

Oregon Health & Science University - Invites sent 10/6, virtual interview 10/9-10/13 and 10/16-10/20

Case Western Reserve University -
 
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UPenn made offers and the school list is updated
 
Hi there. Has anyone on this thread applied to the University of British Columbia in Canada and/or heard anything from them? Thanks!
 
I guess USC, Buffalo programs are done with acceptance all:cryi:
 
Updates have been made to the list. They are based on PMs I have received regarding schools. I also know that Oregon will be sending interview invites the week of Oct 2-6. Good luck with the remainder of the cycle.
 
Good luck to everyone waiting on OHSU. Fingers crossed for all of us
 
If I reapply next year to some programs that received an interview invitation in this cycle but did not get in :cryi:,
Would that be a cons or pros to being invited again?

From the admissions committee or director's point of view,
"Since we already verified it through an interview once, is there a need to invite an interview again this year?"
I'm afraid if they would think this way.
losing confidence:(.
 
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I gave it another shot and actually got in this time. Surprisingly, I ended up with interviews at all the same places as the first time I applied. The trick here is to really highlight how you've improved your application since last year. I put in a ton of work, taking countless hours of ce on endo on demand, going to the AAE conference for two years straight, and shadowing at various offices. They appreciated my dedication, but they also grilled me about these experiences. They wanted to know my two favorite lectures, what I learned from them, and what insights I gained during my time shadowing.

I was ready for all these questions and more. It's crucial to be super prepared for all the usual interview stuff like talking about your hobbies and introducing yourself. But focus on two main things: 1) coming across as confident and interesting, and 2) showing that you have the qualities of a great resident – being open to learning, eager to soak up knowledge, and having a genuine love for endodontics.

The MOST important thing to do is practice interviewing/answering questions out loud. I was recording myself talking in the mirror for common interview questions and improving way before my interviews. But again gear your answers to what they want to hear.

I've gotta give a shoutout to Dr. Darwin's coaching. His mock interviews were a game-changer and totally worth the investment!
 
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The above post is solid advice folks.

Reapplying won’t get held against you and generally shows commitment. But make sure you *improve* your application not just resubmit the old one. It varies whether the same programs will want to interview you again. If you were close to getting accepted or waitlisted they may want to interview again, if they weren’t that interested they’ll skip over you.
 
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Interviews sent out OHSU. Updates have been made to the school list.
 
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Interviews sent out OHSU. Updates have been made to the school list.
Well- looks like I'm out. See you all next cycle or at the AAE. Just like marriage, 3rd times a charm. Congrats to everyone this cycle!
 
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USC spots filled
Anyone has any updates on Case Western?please let me know
 
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Hey everyone - I graduated dental school this past May and am currently doing an AEGD at a VA program. Of course my hope was to transition directly from my AEGD into an Endo residency, but since it didn't work out this year, I'm starting to look into how to spend the next year to hopefully position myself better for the following cycle. Does anyone have suggestions for how to approach this? Is it just as simple as looking for any general dentistry position in an office/practice that emphasizes Endo procedures? Thank you, and best of luck to those still waiting to hear back.
 
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Is it just as simple as looking for any general dentistry position in an office/practice that emphasizes Endo procedures? Thank you, and best of luck to those still waiting to hear back.
Any endo experience doesn’t mean good endo experience. I’d focus on a job where you have the time and ability to focus on quality care. Maybe an office that has a good relationship with specialists who you can work with that run stuff by. And of course an office where you have the ability to do your own endo. Going to a DSO type mill where they want you do all your own endo is literally the antithesis of being an endodontist. So I’d have a lot of questions for you at the interview if I heard that was your experience.
 
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Hey everyone - I graduated dental school this past May and am currently doing an AEGD at a VA program. Of course my hope was to transition directly from my AEGD into an Endo residency, but since it didn't work out this year, I'm starting to look into how to spend the next year to hopefully position myself better for the following cycle. Does anyone have suggestions for how to approach this? Is it just as simple as looking for any general dentistry position in an office/practice that emphasizes Endo procedures? Thank you, and best of luck to those still waiting to hear back.
Honestly, while it's nice to have the exposure to endo prior to residency, I would focus on developing your restorative, surgical and soft skills while in practice. There will be plenty of time to learn endodontics from the ground up in residency, some faculty actually prefer that you know very little so that they can teach you their way.
But if you've already got a good grasp on evaluating restorability, biomaterials, patient management and treatment acceptance, reflecting a flap, cutting bone and suturing (all transferrable skills), you can devote your time in residency to purely learning endodontic skills and won't be slowed down. IMO from personal experience.
 
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Honestly, while it's nice to have the exposure to endo prior to residency, I would focus on developing your restorative, surgical and soft skills while in practice. There will be plenty of time to learn endodontics from the ground up in residency, some faculty actually prefer that you know very little so that they can teach you their way.
But if you've already got a good grasp on evaluating restorability, biomaterials, patient management and treatment acceptance, reflecting a flap, cutting bone and suturing (all transferrable skills), you can devote your time in residency to purely learning endodontic skills and won't be slowed down. IMO from personal experience.
^what he said

I’m in my first year straight out of school and some of the hardest things personally I’ve encountered are not the Endo. I was surprised to see how many referrals actually want you to tell them if it’s restorable lol. And then there’s those teeth that look non restorable but the GD tells the patient they can restore it and I’m spending more time on the isolation & pre-Endo build up than the actual Endo.

Plenty of root canals in Endo but I’ve found myself also learning a lot on restorative and patient management
 
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^what he said

I’m in my first year straight out of school and some of the hardest things personally I’ve encountered are not the Endo. I was surprised to see how many referrals actually want you to tell them if it’s restorable lol. And then there’s those teeth that look non restorable but the GD tells the patient they can restore it and I’m spending more time on the isolation & pre-Endo build up than the actual Endo.

Plenty of root canals in Endo but I’ve found myself also learning a lot on restorative and patient management
We were taught to restore all our cases in residency like Hiebert has shown at the AAE and on his social media. But after having practiced for over 2 years, I can count on one hand how many times I’ve been asked to permanently restore a difficult tooth. I’ve also never done a pre endo build up nor have I seen anyone in my group do it. It’s just now how we do it in my area. And like you said, it’s harder than the damn root canal sometimes. It’s a good skill to have, but something I don’t recommend consistently making part of your practice when you get out. But you definitely will be asked plenty of times to determine restorability. In that case you basically just tell the patient it’s questionable due to the amount of decay but you’ll determine it during excavation. Or they can go ahead and extract without even trying. Give them the option and let them decide. I’ve definitely had a handful I’ve sent for extraction. Just gotta be honest with the patient.
 
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Did the universities that offered positions fill their spots already or there’s a chance the still call candidates?
 
Did anyone here apply to canadian schools? If so has anyone heard back from UBC?
 
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Did the universities that offered positions fill their spots already or there’s a chance the still call candidates?
I think there's about a negative five thousand percent chance they will call candidates. They likely have a wait-list that they'll select off of if someone falls through
 
Hi everyone, do you have any updates for Case Western? I heard that they sent out invites in first week of Oct. is it true??
 
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