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    Canadian student considering studying dentistry in Ukraine for 2012/2013, need advice

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    Hey everyone,

    I am a Canadian citizen, recently finished a 4-year undergraduate bachelor degree in Human Biology, and due to complicated, very demanding requirements of Medical and Dentistry Schools here in Canada i have decided to look into studying Dentistry abroad.

    I have heard that Ukraine is very affordable and some universities there have English programs.

    I am considering Odessa for now, however i would like any opinions/advice from anyone who is/was in Odessa studying Dentistry, what school, how is the level of education, living situation, city conditions, personal safety, and life in Odessa in general.

    I am open to other suggestions to consider with regard to studying Dentistry in Europe within reasonable tuition amounts/living conditions.

    Any input would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

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    Consider EU schools before the Ukraine, for a variety of reasons that are clearly elucidated in the VMD forum. Good luck.

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    I have read some threads about Ukraine schools, and how their degrees are not recognized by EU, and an exam is required to practice in EU, not to mention passing language tests of the specific EU country in question.

    However, what if after 5 years of studying dentistry in the Ukraine, i decide to come back to Canada, take their dentistry exams and practice here in Canada, would that be an option?

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    I'm not a dental guy, sorry. That would be a good (read: friggin' vital) question for the Canadian dental licensing authorities.

    Also, working 5 years in Ukraine (AFTER attending school there) is a pretty damn steep price to pay, isn't it? Have you even looked into what health care professionals make in the region? Have you determined whether you could get a work permit in Ukraine? Would you want to?

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    I do not plan on working in the Ukraine afterwards, i am considering Canada/U.S as first choice after passing their licensing exams, or if i might try to work somewhere in west Europe.

    I'm thinking of applying to Odessa University. However i can't seem to find their application form and required documents online, can anyone help me out with that?

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    Sorry, I misread your post there. All I know about foreign dental degrees and the US is that they are not accepted straight across. There are numerous hoops to jump through, and some foreign dentists have had to complete their degrees over again. I would be quite surprised if Canada was any easier, but the only way to find out is to ask in advance (and not in the VMD forum... I mean ask the Canadian dental licensing authorities directly). Whatever you do, do not go to school there and THEN find out later, because you could very likely wind up completely screwed. (Yes, that may seem like common sense to you, but for the love of sweet Saint Mergatroid, it happens ALL THE BLOODY TIME!)

    If you are considering working in W-EU, then by all means study in W-EU. Seriously. Studying in Ukraine (or any other non-EU country in the region, I'm not just harping on Ukraine) is just adding a series of additional hoops to a process that is already going to be incredibly challenging.

    Also, from my personal experience, not being able to find application information and documents online is often a pretty clear indication of exactly how much effort a university is willing to put into supporting, helping, and working with their student body. If you can't get answers or find information, that is probably a good indication that you don't want to study there. Believe me, this matters... especially if you are going to spend 5-6 years in a place.

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    i found AROSMU but i read repeatedly on this forum that AROSMU is an agent (whatever that means) and basically do not trust him/her with the application process. I could be mistaken.

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    Fair enough, and thank you for your reply, however can you help me figure out if there's a way to apply directly to Odessa University?

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    I have no stake whatsoever in where you attend school, OP... I'm a medical student, and not a dental student, as I already mentioned. Go wherever you want. Sorry, I do not know how to apply to Odessa, and I would definitely try to avoid dealing with agencies in most cases.

    Going to the content, I have only suggested - based on my experience - that you consider W-EU schools if that is where you want to work, that you make sure the school has a good program in place to support its foreign students, and that you clarify everything in advance with the Canadian dental licensing authorities. Perhaps I am kooky-pants, but it seems like reasonable advice to me.

    How that could remotely be construed as "business?" I honestly have no idea.

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    Perseus00 be careful about the information you obtain over ValueMD and some regular forum dwellers (especially devildoc). You are a subject of a business here. They (ValueMD and sales professionals around) earn money either by catering prospectives to the med schools, or by keeping the visitor traffic high. So there may be serious accuracy problems in the info you get here sprinkled among the accurate data. I observed this a lot.

    Just be aware.

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