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  1. PT people! Here is my first of many "Day in the Life of a Physiotherapy Student in Canada" videos. Enjoy!
  2. Here is the 3rd and final part of O-Week! The end of this video marks the transition into my "Day In The Life of a Physiotherapy Student" videos. Stay tuned! Enjoy the video.
  3. New O-Week video is up! 3rd and final part coming soon. Enjoy!
  4. Here's my second video. More to come, people! Enjoy
  5. Hello, PT people! I just launched an informative YouTube channel called The Canadian Physio Student. I started this channel in order to create videos that address and answer common questions and concerns of current and future physiotherapy students. In addition to that, I plan on showing you guys what my experience is like in a physiotherapy program in Canada (Queen's to be exact) by uploading "A Day in the Life" type videos. Click the link below to find out more about what my channel is all about! Enjoy.
  6. There's a certain GPA value that corresponds to a certain range of grades (%). For example, as you said, 80-84 = 3.7. Therefore, if one person in your class got an 80 and you got an 84, you'd have a higher mark based on %, but you would have the exact same GPA (3.7) as the person who got the 80. Now here's an example of calculating GPA: 5 random marks: 84 (3.7), 85 (3.9), 90 (4.0), 80 (3.7), 86 (3.9) 84 + 85 + 90 + 80 + 86 = 85 / 5 = 85 = your average (%) 3.7 + 3.9 + 4.0 + 3.7 + 3.9 / 5 = 3.84 = your GPA You can also use the website whatsmygpa.ca to calculate your cGPA and sGPA. Hope this helps.
  7. It's hard to foresee the 2018 GPA cutoff, as it depends on the applicant pool, which I'm sure you're aware of. With that said, if I was in your position, I personally would take the course just to be safe. I think the time and money spent on the course is worth it to make certain that you'll be above the cutoff for the upcoming admission cycle. That's just my $0.02. Feel free to pm me if you have any other questions.
  8. I personally went into the clinic I wanted to volunteer at and asked to speak with the attending PT. Luckily for me, he had a minute to talk, so I basically sat down with him and told him why I wanted to be a PT/start volunteering. I also, brought in my resume/CV, and as we were having our discussion, he was briefly looking it over while asking me about some of my experiences. After a short conversation he told me I could start whenever. This approach worked for me, but as the previous two replies suggest, an email is also sufficient.
  9. I can confirm. I got the email and was offered admission.
  10. You honestly cannot go wrong living on Platts Ln if you're a Western PT student. You're right on the bus route, and the bus (i.e., the 9) drops you off right in front of Elborn. That bus also takes you right to the gym. You also have Cherry Hill Place within walking distance, which has a Metro where you can get groceries - 10% off on Tuesdays for students too. And if you're with TD, there's one right beside Cherry Hill. Also, for your nights out on the town, it's about a $7-12 uber/cab ride to the downtown core. I used to live in this area in my 2nd year of undergrad and I always saw people with Western PT apparel on the bus, so it seems like it's a popular place for PT students to live. Only con about living in this area is that the 9 does not run on Sundays, so you have to walk up the road a bit to catch the 2 on Western road if you want to get deep into campus, or just walk from where you live. If you have any other questions about living in this area or London in general, please feel free to PM me.
  11. Applied: Queen's PT, Western PT Accepted: Queen's PT Waitlisted: Rejected: Western PT GPA: cGPA = 3.42, sGPA = 3.72 WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
  12. Applied: Queen's PT, Western PT Accepted: Waitlisted: Rejected: GPA: cGPA = 3.42, sGPA = 3.72 Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references: Both my references were very strong. My essay for Western was okay, but I perceive my essay for Queen's to be very strong. I did my best to state my experiences, describe what I learned from each of them, and explain how they relate to the essential competencies of a physiotherapist. I have a lot of PT-related experiences, including many hours as a student varsity trainer, working in a spinal cord injury rehab centre, working in a private PT clinic, and collecting data for clinical research. My non-PT-related experiences include coaching athletes with disabilities, working as a senior fitness class assistant, as a mentor for first year students, and as a concussion educator for secondary school students. Hoping for the best!