Applied: McMaster, UofT OT only
GPA: sGPA 3.76
Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references:
-7 months volunteer experience alongside an OT where I was able to work with patients, help perform standardized tests and analyze results (MOCA etc).
-Mentorships with other OTs one in education, one in peds.
-Personal experience with family (Stepdad had an OT for GMB and mother in law has OT for ALS - I was very active in both of their care).
-Not totally related, but worked in two hospitals in the last four years working with patients, nurses physicians etc - very familiar with patient confidentiality and inter-professional collaboration. Peer mentor in university to a 2nd year neuroscience class. Tutor for children with learning disabilities. I worked as a physio assistant a few years ago as well.
-References - one is a professor who I had a close relationship with in my final year in school, other is the OT which i volunteered with.
Interviews: I am a pretty confident person, but someone who comes off pretty strong. I am well known in my circle of friends/family for being bossy so I hope I don't come off too strong during the MMI.
who else can't wait until May 20!?