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Monday, June 18th, 2018

Meet one of your University of Sydney dentistry professors!

Have you applied to the University of Sydney dentistry program?

We’d like to introduce you to Dr Susie Dracopoulos, Year coordinator, DMD1 Tooth Conservation Coordinator, Foundations of Clinical Dentistry A Unit of Study Coordinator, Academic Simulation Coordinator, and Academic eLearning Coordinator.

Sydney Dental School

Dr Susie Dracopoulos (Photo: University of Sydney)

Being a dental student is not so different to being a busy clinician: the workload is high and it involves a lot of time management and work/life balance.

The DMD program allows students to not only be strong clinicians, but also teaches them to look for evidence before making decisions. Being a dentist is a career that requires lifelong inquiry and I think the course instills this in our students.

Being based primarily at Sydney Dental Hospital has huge advantages; it’s a working dental hospital so we see real patients with real problems. This calls for students to provide the highest quality patient-centred care—a skill vital for practice.

A typical day in DMD1 Tooth Conservation starts in our fantastic modern simulation clinics. When I am demonstrating a particular restorative technique I like to screen an instructional video, or have live demos and then students repeat this procedure on a mannequin. The content of the course is developed to give students the best foundation knowledge in dentistry, and then they can apply the manual dexterity skills to perform as a competent clinician.

As the coordinator of the simulation clinic, I’ve seen firsthand how vital it is for first-year dentistry students to develop the fine motor and technical skills they will need for practice. We’ve recently been lucky enough to receive funding to purchase some state-of-the-art virtual simulators, which give students instant feedback on their performance. This means students don’t have to wait for their tutor, or the rest of the class, and so learning becomes self-paced, and allows students to make mistakes in a safe environment.

The DMD program has a strong element of blended learning—a mix of face-to-face and eLearning. I am enthusiastic in pursuing more opportunities to expand our eLearning, giving students the flexibility to study some material in their own time and pace outside of the lecture rooms. Virtual simulation is an exciting new form of eLearning, with many more opportunities of this kind of learning soon to be included in our dental programs.

I love teaching and seeing students develop their skills and become the best clinicians they can be. I enjoy interacting with students and helping them get through the program, offering my expertise to help them find perspective on the challenges they face.

Do you think the Sydney Doctor of Dental Medicine program is right for you?

Program: Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales (Camperdown/Darlington campus)
Semester intake: February each year
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: June 20, 2018

Apply to the University of Sydney Dental School!

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Would you like more info about applying to the University of Sydney dentistry program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Alexa Graham at alexa@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Join us for the Study in Australia Fairs this weekend

Can you picture yourself in a great career? What do you need to get there? Join us at one of our upcoming Study in Australia Fairs this weekend to meet us and Australian university representatives to find out more about your study options—no matter what your interest!

Join us for the Study in Australia Fairs this weekend

Find out more about the Study in Australia Fairs!

The annual OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs will be hosted in Toronto and Vancouver, and it is the largest specific fair of its kind in Canada.

Toronto

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 12  – 3 p.m.
Venue: Hilton Toronto, Osgoode Room, 3rd floor

Vancouver

Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018
Time:  12  – 3 p.m.
Venue: UBC Robson Square, Plaza Lounge

No RSVP required—just come along with friends and family!

Do you have questions about admissions tests, GPA requirements, interviews, financing, scholarships, accreditation? You have questions and we’re here to answer them!

Australian universities only visit a few times a year, so this is a must-not-miss event.

Programs to Learn About

At the fairs, you will be able to find out more information about the following study opportunities in Australia:

…plus many more programs.

Want more details? For more information, contact OzTREKK at 1-866-698-7355 or email info@oztrekk.com. Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Don’t miss the upcoming Study Medicine in Australia seminars

If you are interested in a career in medicine, you won’t want to miss the upcoming Study Medicine in Australia seminars where you will learn more about the world-renowned medical degrees offered in Australia, and about how you can practice in Canada after graduation.

Don't miss the upcoming Study Medicine in Australia seminars

Don’t forget to save your spot at a Study Medicine in Australia seminar!

Why Should You Consider Studying Medicine in Australia?

You have more options than you think. 

Australian medical schools offer high-quality education and clinical training in an amazing setting! Studying medicine in Australia is a great experience and really helps students appreciate the worldwide aspect of health, since many clinical placements are offered around the globe.

Every year, OzTREKK helps hundreds of Canadian students choose the right Australian medical school program for them. We understand admissions requirements and application procedures to Australian medical schools, and we can guide you through the differences between undergraduate streams and graduate-entry streams, and the considerations for practicing medicine following graduation

Join us in Toronto or Vancouver for our upcoming Study Medicine in Australia seminars! We will focus on Australian medical degrees, admissions requirements, medical licensing and more. Find out why so many Canadians are choosing to further their studies in Australia and coming home to practice!

TORONTO
Saturday, June 2, 2018
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hilton Toronto, Osgoode Room, 3rd Floor

VANCOUVER
Sunday, June 3, 2018
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
University of British Columbia, Robson Square, Room C485

Meet with these Australian university representatives!

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Don’t worry! We assist you at every stage—from application to arrival to understanding medical licensing—so that nothing is forgotten. Learn more about these upcoming Study Medicine in Australia seminars! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Kaylee Templeton at kaylee@oztrekk.com!

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Former OzTREKK student wins Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy award

Congratulations goes out to the most recent Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy graduates, and a special mention to the students and clinicians who received prizes and awards for their performance and contribution this year.

Former OzTREKK student wins Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy award

Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy 2017 Student and Clinical prize winners (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

All of us at OzTREKK would like to offer a round of applause to former OzTREKK student Thomas Nemeth, who won the Gerontology Physiotherapy Prize. Way to go, Thomas!

Think you might be interested in a career in physiotherapy? The Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy is Australia’s first three-year entry to practice graduate master’s-level program. Graduates will have the opportunity to pursue a career in a range of health settings, including hospitals, private practice, sporting and rehabilitation facilities, community organizations or as an advisor to government or industry bodies. This degree provides opportunities for pursuing employment globally.

In addition to core hands-on practical physiotherapy skills, key program features include advanced theoretical knowledge in areas such as pharmacology, radiology, leadership and management, sports physiotherapy and inter-professional education, including a faculty student conference.

Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy Admissions Timeline for 2019 Intake

Application deadline: June 29, 2018
Interview offers released: July 26, 2018
Skype MMI interviews conducted: August 5 – 16, 2018
Offers of admission released: mid- to late-September 2018
Deadline to accept offer (unconditional): November 9, 2018
Deadline to meet conditions (conditional): November 9, 2018

Melbourne DTP Snapshot

Program: Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: June 29, 2018; however, candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Apply to the Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy Program!

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Find out more about the Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy degree. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Carolyn Kowalewski at caroyln@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Speak with Australian law school graduate who is now practicing in Canada

If you’ve always wanted to chat with an Australian law school graduate who has returned to Canada to practice, here’s your opportunity!

Speak with Australian law school graduate who is now practicing in Canada

Guest speaker Newcastle Law graduate Dave Lotimer

We know a lot of you have questions about what it’s like to make your way through the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA), articling and bar processes.

After completing his law degree at the University of Newcastle, David returned to Canada to complete the NCA, articling and bar process and is now a practicing lawyer. Please join OzTREKK for an informative webinar to learn more about David’s experiences and to get the inside scoop about what it’s like to return to Canada after completing an Australian law degree.

Australian law school graduate David Lotimer will be touching on all of these areas and will be available to answer your questions during an upcoming OzTREKK webinar.

Newcastle Law School – Australian Law School Graduate Practicing in Canada
Guest: Law graduate and current lawyer David Lotimer
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: 7 p.m. (EDT); 4 p.m. (PDT)
Registration: Please email molly@oztrekk.com

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and have your questions ready!

About the University of Newcastle Law School Juris Doctor Program

Offered at a postgraduate level, the Juris Doctor degree prepares students to be a career-ready graduate with the skills and extensive knowledge to become a leader in Australian and global legal practice. Completing the JD will see students contribute to the University of Newcastle Legal Centre, working on real cases and providing an important service to the community. Students will also have the opportunity to contribute to the Law on the Beach program held each summer on Newcastle Beach.

Program: Juris Doctor/ Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Semester intakes: February and June each year
Application deadline: No set deadline; however, candidates are encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date.
Entry Requirements: Entry to the program is available to students that have successfully completed a 3-year bachelor degree in any discipline other than law, from a recognized institution.

Apply now to the Juris Doctor program at the University of Newcastle Law School!

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Don’t miss this upcoming Newcastle Law School webinar! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon molly@oztrekk.com for your registration info.

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Australian medical school rankings 2018

There are medical schools here in Canada, so why do so many Canadians consider studying at an Australian medical school? Because Australia and Canada share a similar medical system, a similar medical education, and similar medical issues!

Australian medical school rankings 2018

Study medicine in Australia!

Australian medical schools offer high-quality education and clinical training in an amazing setting! Studying medicine in Australia is a great experience and really helps students appreciate the worldwide aspect of health, since many clinical placements are offered around the globe.

Another great reason to study in Australia is because of their incredible world rankings. Australian medical schools are world-ranking, with four of OzTREKK’s university partners in the top 50 in the world. These are not second-rate institutions, so don’t be worried that you will get a mediocre education.

The QS World University Rankings has recently released its 2018 rankings by subject, and here are the basics regarding how our Australian medical schools stacked up:

World Medical School Rankings 2018

Australian Medical Schools
Canadian Medical Schools
11th University of Toronto
21st McGill University
29th University of British Columbia
37th McMaster University
(4 OzTREKK Australian medical schools in top 50)
(4 Canadian medical schools in top 50)
QS World University Rankings by Subject: Medicine, 2018

Undergraduate- versus Graduate-entry Medical Programs

Undergraduate Entry

Are you just finishing high school? Undergraduate medical programs are for you! Rather than having to earn a bachelor degree first, undergraduate-entry medical programs allow students to enter directly from high school. If you have completed high school studies or would like to apply to a medical school in Australia without using your MCAT score, you may wish to learn more about undergraduate-entry medical programs offered by Australian universities.

Graduate Entry

Some Australian medical schools offer a graduate-entry medical program where you first have to complete an undergraduate degree, such as a Bachelor of Science, in order to apply to a four-year medical program. The following Australian medical schools offer programs at a graduate-entry level, which are similar to medical programs offered in Canada and the United States:

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Would you like more information about studying medicine in Australia? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Kaylee Templeton at kaylee@oztrekk.com!

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Bond University professor offers tips to overcome fear of public speaking

Bond University professor says you can overcome your fear of public speaking

Bond University professor offers tips to overcome fear of public speaking

Do you have a fear of public speaking?

Are you afraid of public speaking? Being nervous when speaking in front of a large group of people—or even just a few—can really be debilitating, not to mention frustrating. Many undergraduate and graduate students are required to speak in front of the class, either to answer questions or because they must deliver an oral presentation.

So what happens when your heart pounds, your palms sweat, and gibberish comes out of your mouth?

Glossophobia is the official term for fear of public speaking, and it is one of the most common fears in the world! Here, Bond University Associate Professor Mike Grenby discusses the fear of public speaking and ways you tackle it.  You can overcome your fear and empower yourself to be a more confident public speaker!

About Associate Professor Mike Grenby

Originally from Vancouver, AP Mike Grenby graduated in 1963 from University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts, and in 1964 from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, New York, with an MSc (high honours). He has won several awards for his syndicated column on personal financial advice which has appeared weekly in newspapers across Canada since 1973. He also writes travel articles for papers and magazines in Australia, North America, Europe and Africa. The author of 11 books, he moved to Australia in 1998 to take up a teaching position in communication skills at Bond University.

Do you have any solutions to combat the fear of public speaking? Let us know!  Discover more about your study options at Bond University.

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Join the University of Melbourne virtual fair April 25

Are you wondering what it’s like to study at the prestigious University of Melbourne? Not many of us in North America can hop on a plane to visit Melbourne’s beautiful campus to find out more about their programs, so they are bringing the information to you!

University of Melbourne virtual fair April 25

Learn more about studying at the University of Melbourne

Prospective international students and their parents are invited to join the university for an exciting online event to learn more about the University of Melbourne and their courses.

University of Melbourne Virtual Fair

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

  • 8 – 11 p.m. (EDT)
  • 7 – 10 p.m. (MDT)
  • 6 – 9 p.m. (PDT)

Chat with staff and students from faculties and graduate schools across the university and explore your study options. You’ll have the opportunity to find out about scholarships, admissions information, accommodation, and study pathways.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about Melbourne’s popular schools:

Register your interest at https://unimelb.6connex.com/event/recruitmentcenter/register and then log on to the Virtual Fair. Find out more about the Melbourne experience!

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Do you have questions regarding the University of Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students? Please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com. Find out more about the University of Melbourne and about how you can study in Australia!

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

University of Melbourne MD application timeline released

Great news! The University of Melbourne MD application timeline has been released!

Spring is a very important time of year for many OzTREKK students, especially for those who wish to study medicine, as it’s the time of year when Australian medical schools begin to accept applications!

If you’re interested in studying at one of the world’s top universities for medicine, you should consider applying to the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Medicine program. Melbourne is ranked as the #1 university in Australia and #17 in the world for medicine (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018)!

Admissions Timeline for 2018 Intake

University of Melbourne MD application timeline released

Learn more about the University of Melbourne MD

  • Prerequisite assessment deadline: June 21, 2018
  • Application deadline: June 28, 2018
  • Last date to sit MCAT for 2019 intake: June 2, 2018
  • Last date to submit MCAT results: July 14, 2018
  • Deadline to submit final transcripts: July 14, 2018
  • Interview offers released: mid-August 2018
  • Deadline to accept interview (online acceptance): August 18, 2018
  • Interviews (via Skype): September 3 – 7, 2018
  • Offers of admission begin to be issued: late-October 2018
  • Deadline to accept offer or submit deferral request: November 9, 2018
  • Deadline to meet any conditions of offer: November 9, 2018
  • Enrollment deadline for unconditional offered applicants: December 6, 2018
  • Enrollment deadline for conditional offered applicants: January 13, 2019
  • First day of class: January 28, 2019

About the Melbourne Doctor of Medicine Program

The University of Melbourne MD is a four-year, graduate-entry medical program that builds on the university’s reputation for excellence in teaching and research. It enables students to become outstanding medical practitioners who will excel as world-class leaders in their chosen field.

The MD includes one year of bioscience foundation learning, six months of full-time research and two and a half years of clinical training in university-affiliated hospitals, clinics and GP surgeries. A yearly student conference will be a distinguishing feature of the Melbourne MD and provide opportunities for broader disciplinary and inter-disciplinary learning. The teaching, student conference and assessment program is about 40 weeks per year.

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: June 28, 2018

Entry Requirements for the Melbourne MD Program

To apply to the Melbourne MD, eligible Canadian applicants must have

  • successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline at a recognized university;
  • completed prerequisite second-year university subjects (one each) in anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. Subjects from overseas universities will be considered on a case-by-case basis; and
  • completed the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) with a minimum of 492, or the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT).

The selection of eligible international applicants is based on the following:

  • Academic record: grade point average (GPA) from a completed three-year (or more) university degree in any discipline (with prerequisites met and studies completed within the last 10 years)
  • Test results on MCAT or GAMSAT: MCAT exams  from January 2016 to June 2, 2018 will be accepted for those applying for the 2019 intake.
  • Structured multi-mini interview (MMI)

Apply to the University of Melbourne MD!

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Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Kaylee Templeton for more information about how to apply to the Melbourne MD program. Email Kaylee at kaylee@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Strong results continue in QS subject rankings for University of Sydney

The QS 2018 Subject Rankings has recently rated two University of Sydney subjects in the top 10 globally and another 33 subjects in the top 50 globally: Sport, which encompasses physiotherapy, sports therapy and rehabilitation, was ranked second in the world and anatomy tenth.

Strong results continue in QS subject rankings for University of Sydney

Learn more about studying physiotherapy at the University of Sydney

Subjects ranked in the top 50 included veterinary science (11th), education (12th) and law (14th).

The university was ranked number one in Australia for architecture, English language and literature, modern languages, mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering, sports-related subjects and veterinary sciences.

QS also produces rankings for the five broad faculty areas as defined by QS, (not directly equivalent to the faculty structure of the University of Sydney), in which it groups its subjects. These QS faculty rankings showed overall improvement for the University of Sydney in social sciences and management, engineering and technology, life sciences and medicine.

Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the university said “Our continuing strong results in the QS rankings is a testament to the quality of our teaching and research across a broad range of disciplines.”

“The university aspires to be the best education and research institution in Australia and among the best in the world as we continue to solve some of the major challenges facing the Australian and international community.”

He pointed to the recent acquisition of a University of Sydney spin-off company producing a revolutionary biomedical technology that allows the body to repair elastic tissues in the skin, artery, bladder and lung.

Other recent international research led by the University of Sydney recommended a slightly longer delay to the clamping of pre-term babies’ umbilical cords—a finding that has the potential to save many tens of thousands of babies lives every year.

Domestically, research indicated that the original implementation of the income management program in the Northern Territory did not improve school attendance or early birthweight outcomes and had negative short-term effects.

“This year’s QS performance also included continuing improvement in our reputation with employers, which follows our graduates being named as Australia’s most employable three years running in the QS graduate employability rankings,” Dr Spence said.

The QS Subject Rankings score universities around the world on their reputation with employers and academics as well as their H-index as an institution (the H-index is a metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of a publication) and citations per research paper.

University of Sydney’s Master of Physiotherapy

Would you like to study at the #2 physiotherapy school in the world? You can! The University of Sydney offers a two-year, graduate-entry physiotherapy program, which is intended for students coming from an undergraduate degree in a related field and who wish to gain the requirements to become a physiotherapist. The Master of Physiotherapy at Sydney Uni is one of the most popular programs among Canadian students!

Program: Master of Physiotherapy
Location: Lidcombe, (suburb of Sydney), New South Wales
Duration: 2 years
Semester intake: March each year
Application deadline: Applications are usually assessed on a rolling basis (as they are received). The sooner you apply the better.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to apply, you must have the following:

1. Completed an undergraduate degree from a recognized university.

2. Have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5, which the University of Sydney states is approximately equivalent to a credit average or better. A credit average at the University of Sydney is between a 65–74%. Your grades assessed for admission are based on your highest-ranked university degree.

3. Have completed undergraduate studies in the following prerequisite areas:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology

Apply to the University of Sydney Physiotherapy School!

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Would you like more information about studying at Sydney Physiotherapy School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Carolyn Kowalewski at carolyn@oztrekk.com.