It's you who missed my pt.You've missed my point.
Your whole argument is based on the fact that the OP3/4s that are supposedly getting into GU dent are going to be less worthy of being dentists and will be less successful at dentistry whether in profession or in study.
I've already implied that those with lower OPs might have less ability to cope with the intensive study which typical of dent progs at the Australian Dental Schs. I never said they were "less" worthy across the board but those who had failed miserably in Yr1, might be less suited for the prog. I've also stated that they'd not normally smell dentistry had GU Dent Sch been able to attract more competitive (to other Dent Schs) applicants to fill up the 80-122 odd places. But the Dent Sch reeks of profiteering and most can see through that by avoiding it.
Does GU Dent Sch have OP1/2 students? Absolutely. The folks who'd been keeping me apprised of the GU Dent Sch situation, are in this group.
Does GU Dent Sch've a larger proportion of non-competitive "dent" students who'd not go elsewhere? Absolutely. You can bet your lifesavings on it.
So? Nobody said those with 99 were infallible. But a greater proportion of <99 failed and dropped out in many other institutions that I know of.About 15 dropped out to pursue other things, and 15 were failed. Of those fifteen, I know of two who had UAI/TERs of 99.95. Another three had UAI/TERs above 99. Another two had raw UMATs of over 200. The rest I didn't know, but as a requirement, had UAI/TERs of above 95 just to be considered for the course.
And normally, 95 ain't enough unless it's @ GU Dent Sch. Not too many >95 ENTERS who can or want to pay for a pseudo-CSP "dent" prog "privilege".
Maybe you & your ilk're advocating for an open-door policy?
Why stop @ ~ 95, how abt the folks way below 95, say, @ 60-89 ENTER region? Going by your rationale, who's to say there isn't some great doctors to-be there too though I'm sure the bugger who got a 90.23 ENTER would argue for a 90.22 cut-off.
Can you say, selective elitism, among the defensive?