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  1. Rehab4Life

    PT Diploma

    Sounds good. As long as the program is accredited and you can do the national to become a registered PT, institution shouldn’t really matter.
  2. Rehab4Life

    PT Diploma

    Is it an accredited program?
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    PT Abroad

    I answered a similar question here:
  4. I applied to some UK schools for PT last year, one of them being Oxford Brookes. Most of the UK interviews I had were pretty relaxed. They asked me things based on NHS core competencies (ie describing a situation in which I demonstrated compassion), general background info about myself, why I want to become a physio, what qualities I think are important for being a good physio, what I like about their specific school/faculty, and asked about my work/volunteer experiences from my personal statement... OBU also sent me a physio-related video ahead of time and asked a couple questions about it. That's pretty much all I can remember... honestly half the interviews were them just getting to know you and pretty quick. I got a couple random questions here and there... ie asking me to define a word, such as "empathy" or "diversity".. So I'd say go over the following: -Review the NHS competencies -Think of some of your past OT-related or any school/work/volunteer experiences, so that you can pull from them if they ask experience-related questions. ie "Describe a situation where you worked with a team that was not working well. What did you do and what was the end result?".. or describing situations that were problematic, or presented ethical issues, etc.. -Do some research on the schools; things like campus, faculty, cohort/class size, program design.. so that you're prepared to tell them what you like about their school, if they ask -Why you want to become an OT and important qualities of being an OT -What you bring to the table. Basically why the school should choose you -Some of my interviews were Skype interviews and I made some notes ahead of time and quickly referred to them when needed -Also, if you have any Skype interviews, just check ahead of time that everything looks good on your webcam.. lightning, noise, environment (not messy), distance from screen, etc. Hope this helps!
  5. Lol what? The way you started your original post did come across pretty snobby dude. Just saying.
  6. Agree. Also depends where you live - will probably vary in big cities vs smaller towns. It will also depend on environment - private practice vs hospital for example. There’s a lot of conflicting info online. Some physios I’ve spoken to in Toronto private practices (msk) have said they started at $70k+ working full-time hours, and mentioned it should be at least $60k.
  7. ORPAS didn’t do any recalculations; they told me to contact the schools. So I contacted Queen’s and they seemed to be very familiar with certain courses not being included in ORPAS. They did the recalculation. I remember seeing a list of courses somewhere, so I knew that the placement course I took was included. My placement course was an academic course so I knew schools would include it anyway. So I’m not sure if the schools recalculate every applicant’s GPA (that would take forever), or if certain applications get screened and flagged in the system. If your ORPAS GPA is off from your calculation, I would recommend calling the schools you applied to around mid-Feb to clear that up and make sure they know. When I called to say my ORPAS grade was off, they told me my recalculated GPA.
  8. Lower than what I (and the schools) calculated. ORPAS didn’t include things like my placement course when I applied. Even though the schools included it, ORPAS said they didn’t include any placement courses when I asked.
  9. Hey. Like I mentioned in the other thread, if both attempts fall in the last 10 full courses/credits, most schools will just use both grades. Some of the schools state it on their PT web pages. If you want only the repeated course (higher grade) to count, I would highly suggest calling the schools. If they make the exception they will tell you and mark it on your application once submitted. Graduating does not change this, as an undergraduate course is an undergraduate course regardless of registration status.
  10. I would bet that there are A LOT of PT applicants who have graduated and have taken extra courses to boost GPA as part-time students. Personally, I did the same thing as you - volunteered, worked and took a couple of courses (to boost GPA) after I completed my degree. 3) I believe this varies between schools as well. But for Queen's specifically, I believe it does not matter. I took courses in all levels - I basically chose based off interest and knowing I could do well.
  11. 1) They've accommodated students in the past with re-taking a bad course. Every school seems to have their own rules. I believe most schools will include both grades if they both fall within the last 10 full credits, but Queen's has accommodated people in previous years. I don't think anyone on this forum would know for sure though (unless they have spoken to someone recently), so I'd recommend speaking to Angela, Emily or Kathy so that you can hear it directly from them and 100% know for sure. 2) If I understand correctly, you're saying that you have a part-time status b/c you're not taking a full course load. If so, it does not matter; an undergraduate level course is not influenced by status. Hope this helps!
  12. Rehab4Life

    Importance of GPA

    sGPA cut-off is typically the first step / barrier to getting your application reviewed. If an application does not meet the school's specific cut-off, it usually does not go into the review process. What schools are you planning to apply to? Off the top of my head I believe you can apply to McMaster and Queen's with your sGPA.
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    Should I even apply?

    It's best to go off the cut-off of past years for each school you want to apply to rather than compare to others. If McMaster's cut-off last year was 3.77, you should be fine with a 3.82. It went up by 0.05 from 2017-18, which is a huge jump; I doubt that would happen again this year. I also heard what MWUQ said - that the cut-offs for both PT and OT were lowered to allow more individuals to interview. I also think you have a great chance at meeting the cut-off at McMaster. There's other schools that you can apply to with those grades too. Hope this helps boost your morale
  14. ORPAS still accepts them. I believe they are date stamped and up to each individual school to decide whether or not they consider it as "late".
  15. If the courses you took are regular undergraduate courses, you shouldn’t have a problem!
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