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Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

UWA School of Dentistry students help relieve dental suffering

Nearly 100 homeless people and refugees, some who have had insufferable dental pain for years, received free dental treatment thanks to a team of dentists, dental students from the University of Western Australia, and volunteers from UWA and Tzu Chi Foundation Perth.

The joint initiative between Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation (an international humanitarian organisation that helps those less fortunate) and UWA aims to relieve the suffering of people who normally struggle to gain access to dental treatment. At the same time, UWA dental students were provided with a valuable opportunity to expand their skills.

UWA students help relieve dental suffering

UWA School of Dentistry students help relieve dental suffering (Photo credit: UWA)

Dentist Dr Lydia See from the UWA School of Dentistry, who also coordinates the dental volunteering events for Tzu Chi Perth, said the patients were recruited by three main charity organisations: Red Cross, Ruah Community Services and St Bartholomew’s House.

“The dental work was carried out on the weekend at a Dental Fair at UWA’s Oral Health Centre of Western Australia with the provision of treatment for patients given by 33 of our dentists and 65 dental students,” Dr See said.

Dental problems ranged from broken teeth to infections, abscesses, periodontal disease and resulting long-standing severe toothache. Dental students provided chair-side assistance and taught the patients about the importance of oral hygiene.

Dr See said it was a great initiative to help patients but also to provide learning opportunities for students.

“Sometimes we take dental care for granted, but it’s a reality that not everyone can access dental treatment because of a barrier in their lives or the expense,” Dr See said.

“The students volunteering were able to give back to the community and gain experience in treating people with a range of different dental problems.

“It taught students that even though dentistry is a technical exercise, the patient is a person with feelings, beliefs and different ideas. Caring for the welfare of the patients is just as important as carrying out the dental work itself.”

One of the patients, Mr Dugarme Tassi-e, 61 of Wilson, who receives support from Ruah Community Services, said the initiative was important to help people in the community who are homeless or recovering from homelessness.

“When you’re homeless you struggle to gain access to dental care,” he said. “People don’t understand the effects of years of poor dental hygiene. The minute your dental hygiene goes down, so does your health. It affects what you can eat and puts you in discomfort so you are unable to enjoy a quality of life that others often take for granted.”

Mr Tassi-e said he was relieved to receive a free dental check-up through the initiative, and work on his teeth to repair them and alleviate discomfort.

Doctor of Dental Medicine at UWA

The Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) at the University of Western Australia is a four-year, full-time professional degree with a significant research component. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of relevant knowledge in the basic medical sciences to support the staged development of clinical dental competencies and skills. Early clinical contact is pivotal to the course and students will enter the clinic from the first semester of their study.

Program: Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Semester intake: January
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: May 30, 2017; however, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to apply for the UWA School of Dentistry‘s DMD program, eligible applicants must

  • have completed a bachelor degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 out of 7;
  • have completed the DAT, GAMSAT or MCAT (123/123/123/123 and an overall minimum of 492).
  • be able to attend an in-person interview, which will include successfully completing a spatial awareness component.

The results for these tests will not be used in the final ranking, but will determine if an application proceeds to the final ranking.

In addition, it is recommended that applicants have undertaken the following units/subjects:

  • Physics to year 12 level
  • Chemistry to first-year university level (including completion of Grade 12 level chemistry)
  • Biology or human biology at first-year university level

Test scores will not be considered if the exam results are more than 2 years old. Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based equally on DAT/MCAT/GAMSAT and GPA.

Apply to the University of Western Australia Dental School!

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Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at adam@oztrekk.com for more information about studying at the UWA School of Dentistry.

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

University of Sydney teaching and research excellence recognised in QS Subject Rankings

The 2017 QS Subject Rankings, released March 8, rated three University of Sydney subjects in the top 10 globally (sports-related, nursing, and anatomy and physiology) and 31 more subjects in the top 50 globally, including education (11th in the world) and law (13th in the world).

University of Sydney teaching and research excellence recognised in QS Subject Rankings

Sydney Law is ranked #13 in the world!

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Garton said the results were an outstanding achievement and cemented the University of Sydney’s place in the top one percent of universities in the world.

“The breadth and depth of disciplines at Sydney is unparalleled in Australia and we are proud that so many of them have been recognised for their quality internationally.

“We are thrilled to be number one in the world in the new category of sports-related subjects, (which encompasses physiotherapy, sports therapy and rehabilitation) and among the best for many other medicine, health and humanities related subjects.

“These results cement our place as one of the best places to study and conduct research in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.”

Professor Garton said the university would continue to strive for excellence, with a bold plan to transform the undergraduate experience and an unprecedented investment in research, including new funding programs to support researchers to test new ideas and world-class facilities in which to conduct research.

“We aspire to be the best education and research institution in Australia and among the best in the world,” Professor Garton said, adding that Sydney is already home to some of the world’s best and brightest students and researchers.

He pointed to Sydney architecture students who are designing Sydney’s next skyscape and Sydney dentistry students who are improving oral health and reducing obesity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities as well as university researchers who are working across traditional discipline boundaries to look at diabetes from new and more holistic angles.

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.

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Find out more about studying at the University of Sydney!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Sydney Medicine & Dentistry Seminars January 2017

Have you ever considered studying medicine or dentistry at the University of Sydney in Australia? How can studying in Australia advance your career?

Sydney Medicine Dentistry Seminars January 2017

Don’t forget to RSVP for the Sydney Medicine & Dentistry Seminars

Get your questions answered!

Join OzTREKK and the University of Sydney for the upcoming Sydney Medicine & Dentistry Seminars!

Find out why the University of Sydney is one of the top universities in the world! Enjoy refreshments, speak with Sydney Uni representatives and alumni, and learn more about what happens after graduation and the accreditation process so you can practice in Canada!

Sydney Medicine & Dentistry Seminars

Dalhousie University
Date: January 23, 2017
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Council Chambers, SUB

University of Toronto
Date: January 24, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: MB128, Lassonde Mining Building

Western University
Date: January 25, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: McKellar Room, UCC

University of Calgary
Date: January 26, 2017
Time: 12:10 p.m.
Location: Escalus Room, MacEwan Centre

University of Alberta
Date: January 26, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: ECHA 2-150

University of British Columbia
Date: January 27, 2017
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Location: Performance Theatre, AMS

Don’t forget to RSVP!

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Discover more about studying medicine or dentistry at Sydney Uni. Please let us know if you have questions about these information sessions! Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

What are your study options? Find out at a Study in Australia Fair!

If you are considering studying medicine, dentistry, law, pharmacy, physiotherapy or other professional degrees, and aren’t sure how to make it all work for you, come to one of our upcoming Study in Australia Fairs!

Beginning tomorrow at Simon Fraser University, OzTREKK and our Australian university partners will be travelling across Canada to help students learn more about their study options! Join us at an OzTREKK Fall Study in Australia Fair—and find out how you can make your career dreams come true!

OzTREKK

See you at a Fall OzTREKK Study in Australia Fair!

Simon Fraser University

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: North Concourse

University of British Columbia

Date: Friday, September 23, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: Performance Theatre

University of Alberta

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: Student Union Building

University of Calgary

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: MacEwan Centre

Carleton University

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Venue: Grad Fair, University Centre, 4th floor

Queen’s University

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: Athletics & Recreation Centre

University of Toronto

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: Hart House

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn more about your program of interest offered at Australian universities. Staff will be available to speak to you about your program, the university, your accommodation options, the scholarships available, and so much more!

Everyone is welcome to attend! No fee and no RSVP! Find out what it’s like to view the world from Down Under.

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If you have any questions about these upcoming OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs, please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Learn more about the ISAT

What is the ISAT?

Just like the MCAT or the DAT, the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) is designed to assess a student’s abilities and intellectual skills, to see whether or not the student has the capability to succeed in his or her chosen program e.g., medicine or dentistry.

Australian medical schools in Australia

Considering medical school in Australia? You may need to sit the ISAT!

The ISAT is a three-hour computer-based multiple-choice test administered through Prometric Inc. centres around the world. It is independently produced by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). ACER has an excellent international reputation and track record in the development, management and research of selection tests for undergraduate medical and health-related programs.

Which OzTREKK Australian universities require this test?

Monash University Undergraduate Medicine
University of Queensland Undergraduate Dentistry

What is on the test?

The ISAT is presented in units. First, “stimulus material” is provided, followed by a multiple-choice answer section. After reading the stimulus material, you are asked to choose the correct answer based on what you have read. The test assesses

  • critical reasoning (CR)  – comprehending, analyzing, evaluating and extending ideas; these questions use materials from the humanities and social sciences.
  • quantitative reasoning (QR) – drawing conclusions, making decisions and solving problems; these questions use material from mathematics and the sciences.

ISAT does not test subject-specific knowledge. The test is presented in units, with stimulus material followed by questions. There are 100 questions with 4 or 5 answers from which the candidate is asked to choose the most appropriate response. There is only one correct answer, with no marks deducted for incorrect answers.

Registration

Registration is available online through Prometric. In order to register, you will need a valid email address, preferably not hosted by Hotmail or Yahoo as it is reported that some email messages are not being accepted or are flagged as spam. The email address you provide will be used for all communication from the ISAT Office and Prometric, including information on how to access your ISAT results. Make sure that your email address is correct, and be sure to add isat@acer.edu.au to your address book to ensure emails from the ISAT Office are not regarded as junk email. You will also require a credit card, as there is a US$315 fee.

Test dates

Guess what? There are no set test dates for ISAT sittings since they use a computer-based testing system. This offers the flexibility to allow candidates to select dates, times, and locations that suit them best. As of April 2, 2013, there must be a minimum of 12 calendar months between sittings of ISAT.

Results

After you have completed the ISAT and leave the Prometric test centre, you will be given a printed “Notice of Completion.” ISAT results are released regularly and you should expect to receive your results within one week of sitting your test. It is asked that you do not contact the ISAT office to inquire about your results until 1 week after your test sitting. Be sure to check your email spam folder! A Statement of Results will be generated and you should print it for your records. The ISAT Office does not issue physical certified hard copy of your results.

Visit http://isat.acer.edu.au/ for more information!

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If you are planning to apply to one of the above Australian universities, be sure to contact OzTREKK to find out more about application deadlines and program information. Call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada), or email info@oztrekk.com to find out how you can study in Australia!

Monday, November 9th, 2015

University of Sydney Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health subjects rank well

The University of Sydney was placed second in Australia and 33rd globally in the Times Higher Education subject rankings for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health. This high rank is driven by strong performance in citations and research reputation.

Sydney Dental School

Study at the University of Sydney

This subject area encompasses the Sydney Medical School and includes significant contributions from the faculties of Science, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing.

The university has consistently ranked within the top 50 universities globally in Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health in the Times Higher Education rankings since 2011.

The Times Higher Education made significant changes to their methodology this year, but the University of Sydney continues to remain securely within the top 50 institutions globally.

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Would you like more information about the programs offered at the University of Sydney? Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Study in Australia Fair at McGill University

We’ve got great news for everyone living in the Montreal area!

On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, OzTREKK and our Australian universities will be hosting the Fall Study in Australia Fair at McGill University. If you’ve ever wondered about studying at another university—in another country—don’t miss this event!

Study in Australia at Australian universities

Join us for the OzTREKK Study in Australia Fair

Our Australian representatives fly to Canada to participate in these OzTREKK events in order to give you the most information possible. Come visit with Australian university representatives to find out about what it’s like to study your program of interest at an Australian university. This is a free event, and everyone is welcome.

McGill University

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: Madeleine Parent Room (TBC), SSMU Building, McGill University, Montreal
Map: http://tiny.cc/SSMU

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

…and many more programs!

Chat with Australian university representatives to find out more about the programs that interest you. Find out more about accommodation, scholarships, and accreditation processes.

See you at the fair, McGill!

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If you have any questions about this upcoming OzTREKK Study in Australia Fair, please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

See you tomorrow, Dalhousie!

Just a reminder that Chris Nolan of OzTREKK will be at Dalhousie University tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 24! Stop by the Student Union Building between and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. to learn more about the following graduate study opportunities in Australia:

Study in Australia

See you soon, Dalhousie University!

and many more programs!

Everyone is welcome to stop by to find out more about studying in Australia!

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Dalhousie University – Student Union Building (SUB), Main Foyer

If you would like more information about about studying medicine, dentistry, law, or physiotherapy at an Australian university, come talk to OzTREKK tomorrow at Dalhousie University!

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For more information about this event or about Australian universities, contact OzTREKK toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355 or email info@oztrekk.com. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

OzTREKK will be at Dalhousie University Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Hey, Halifax! We’d love to offer you respite from the winter storms that have been hammering the east coast the last couple of weeks. While we can’t control the weather, we can bring you news about Australia!

Study in Australia

See you soon, Dalhousie University!

OzTREKK will be visiting Dalhousie University on Tuesday, February 24. If you’re in the Halifax area and have been wondering about furthering your education at an Australian university, come see us! Everyone is welcome to stop by to find out more about studying in Australia.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Dalhousie University – Student Union Building (SUB), Main Foyer

Come and meet Chris Nolan of OzTREKK at Dalhousie University, and you will be able to find out more about the following graduate study opportunities in Australia:

and many more programs!

Are you curious about studying medicine, dentistry, law, or physiotherapy at an Australian university? What about their entry requirements and the accreditation process for your program of interest? Come see us Feb. 24 and get all your questions answered!

See you soon, Dal!

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For more information about this event or about Australian universities, contact OzTREKK toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355 or email info@oztrekk.com. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

ISAT 2015 registrations open Feb. 23

The 2015 ISAT testing will be available from mid-March 2015 and registrations for 2015 ISAT will open on  Monday, February 23, 2015.

What is the ISAT?

Just like the MCAT or the DAT, the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) is designed to assess a student’s abilities and intellectual skills, to see whether or not the student has the capability to succeed in his or her chosen program e.g., medicine or dentistry.

Monash University medicine

Study medicine at Monash University

The ISAT is a three-hour computer-based multiple-choice test administered through Prometric Inc. centres around the world. It is independently produced by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). ACER has an excellent international reputation and track record in the development, management and research of selection tests for undergraduate medical and health-related programs.

Which OzTREKK Australian universities require this test?

Monash University Medical School
University of Queensland Dental School

What is on the test?

The ISAT is presented in units. First, “stimulus material” is provided, followed by a multiple-choice answer section. After reading the stimulus material, you are asked to choose the correct answer based on what you have read. The test assesses

  • critical reasoning – comprehending, analyzing, evaluating and extending ideas; these questions use materials from the humanities and social sciences.
  • quantitative reasoning – drawing conclusions, making decisions and solving problems; these questions use material from mathematics and the sciences.

ISAT does not test subject-specific knowledge.

Registration

Registration is available through online through Prometric. In order to register, you will need a valid email address, preferably not hosted by Hotmail or Yahoo as it is reported that some email messages are not being accepted or are flagged as spam. The email address you provide will be used for all communication from the ISAT Office and Prometric, including information on how to access your ISAT results. Make sure that your email address is correct, and be sure to add isat@acer.edu.au to your address book to ensure emails from the ISAT Office are not regarded as junk email.

You will also require a credit card, as there is a US$300 fee.

Test dates

Guess what? There are no set test dates for ISAT sittings since they use a computer-based testing system. This offers the flexibility to allow candidates to select dates, times, and locations that suit them best.

As of April 2, 2013, there must be a minimum of 12 calendar months between sittings of ISAT.

Results

After you have completed the ISAT and leave the Prometric test centre, you will be given a printed “Notice of Completion.” ISAT results are released regularly and you should expect to receive your results within one week of sitting your test. It is asked that you do not contact the ISAT office to inquire about your results until 1 week after your test sitting. Be sure to check your email spam folder!

Visit http://isat.acer.edu.au/ for more information!

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If you are planning to apply to one of the above Australian universities, be sure to contact OzTREKK for more information about application deadlines, program information, tuition fees, and scholarships. Call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada), or email info@oztrekk.com to find out how you can study in Australia!