Apply for rural work experience?

  • Yes, will increase your chances.

    Votes: 18 69.2%
  • No need

    Votes: 8 30.8%

  • Total voters
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JLukas

Member
Congratulations!!! The feeling is so mutal here too, I'm coming from Vic. What about you?

I moved up to Cairns last year from Tas, nothing can prepare you for the humidity. It's a bit crazy especially coming from a colder state. See you in Feb and congrats 😁
 

hk092000

Member
Hi guys, don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I've run out of options at this point. I've received an offer from JCU dentistry this year but still trying to see if I can do med in some way. If I wanted to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, I understand I'd have to go to dental school first and then apply for med once I've finished. When I apply for med, will they look at my gpa from dental school? I imagine keeping up your gpa in dental school for 5 years would be quite difficult....
 

emdentch

Member
Hi guys, don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I've run out of options at this point. I've received an offer from JCU dentistry this year but still trying to see if I can do med in some way. If I wanted to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, I understand I'd have to go to dental school first and then apply for med once I've finished. When I apply for med, will they look at my gpa from dental school? I imagine keeping up your gpa in dental school for 5 years would be quite difficult....
From my experience working at dental practices last 9 years, I have seen a few maxfax surgeons. All of them completed med first. I am not too sure you have to do med first though :(( for your second question, I know a dentist who is trying to get into vet, she is struggling as university looked her dent GPA and her GPA is pretty low(like GPA 5). she decided to study Bachelor of Science in 2021 and aim for GPA 7 to get into vet in 2022 lol..
 

LGreen

Lurker
Hi guys, don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I've run out of options at this point. I've received an offer from JCU dentistry this year but still trying to see if I can do med in some way. If I wanted to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, I understand I'd have to go to dental school first and then apply for med once I've finished. When I apply for med, will they look at my gpa from dental school? I imagine keeping up your gpa in dental school for 5 years would be quite difficult....
Hi, I had a google and came across this information from Adelaide health, it provides Information from doing med first and also dental first.


I’m unsure of the GPA question, you could maybe call up JCU and ask?
I hope this helps 😊
 

hk092000

Member
From my experience working at dental practices last 9 years, I have seen a few maxfax surgeons. All of them completed med first. I am not too sure you have to do med first though :(( for your second question, I know a dentist who is trying to get into vet, she is struggling as university looked her dent GPA and her GPA is pretty low(like GPA 5). she decided to study Bachelor of Science in 2021 and aim for GPA 7 to get into vet in 2022 lol..
Thanks for the information! Good luck to your friend!
 

Unluckydude

Regular Member
I understand I'd have to go to dental school first and then apply for med once I've finished. When I apply for med, will they look at my gpa from dental school? I imagine keeping up your gpa in dental school for 5 years would be quite difficult....
You can do either dentistry or medicine first, it doesn't matter.

When I apply for med, will they look at my gpa from dental school? I imagine keeping up your gpa in dental school for 5 years would be quite difficult....
Yes, they do look at your GPA. But some medical/dental schools give special considerations or have special pathways for people who want to do oral maxillofacial surgery.

Hi guys, don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I've run out of options at this point. I've received an offer from JCU dentistry this year but still trying to see if I can do med in some way.
I would strongly advise you against doing dentistry as a backup for medicine especially if you're into the diagnostic side of medicine or treating life-threatening medical emergencies. Additionally, OMFS is one of the most competitive specialities for dentistry and medicine and many applicants with dual qualifications don't get in.
 

hk092000

Member
You can do either dentistry or medicine first, it doesn't matter.


Yes, they do look at your GPA. But some medical/dental schools give special considerations or have special pathways for people who want to do oral maxillofacial surgery.


I would strongly advise you against doing dentistry as a backup for medicine especially if you're into the diagnostic side of medicine or treating life-threatening medical emergencies. Additionally, OMFS is one of the most competitive specialities for dentistry and medicine and many applicants with dual qualifications don't get in.
Thanks for all this information! I'll take it all in account when deciding what to do :)
 

Is56

Member
Hello I am thinking of applying to JCU dental this year and I was wondering if we have to send the application by post (I'm interstate) instead of mailing it electronically. Also if I do end up posting it do I post any certificates or proof of work experience with the application or send them in some other way?

thank you
 
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Hello I am thinking of applying to JCU dental this year and I was wondering if we have to send the application by post (I'm interstate) instead of mailing it electronically. Also if I do end up posting it do I post any certificates or proof of work experience with the application or send them in some other way?

thank you
Best to email JCU and ask if they want email or posted from interstate. For our year (in Victoria), they said to email it due to COVID, but to mail it for all other states. And no, you don't need to provide any proof of work experience, so long as it is genuinely mentioned in your written application, it's fine.
 

VJC

Member
Is someone able to give me advice on whether or not it's worthwhile applying to JCU without work experience in the field? I have a high rank but feel lost with how to make a stellar written application. TIA
 
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