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  1. Hello! There are a few students in the program who do hold part-time jobs on the weekend and after class, me including. Its is definitely manageable as long as as its one day of the weekend and a shorter shift! Many students also commute from far. I commute about 40-50 minutes each way. Everything is manageable as long as you are fine with getting up early and leaving campus late! Feel free to pm me if you have any questions, Cheers!
  2. This is for UBC PT! I think majority of the waitlist should have moved by the end of May, mid June at the latest. However you may get an offer all the way up to the very first day of orientations which has happened in the past.
  3. Typically 10-15 people off the waitlist get an offer for UBC each year. However last year there were only 6 or 7 that received an offer for some reason. I hope this gives you a better idea! Best of luck!
  4. BCPT2021 hit it! The best thing to do if you get an offer from another school is to accept the offer and pay the deposit. You can get an offer from UBC any day up until the first day of orientation which is in late August. If you get an offer from UBC and accept, then you will just have to forfeit the deposit you had given to the other school. In previous years, usually more than half of the applicants on the waitlist get an offer. However, last year I heard very few people made it off the waitlist (I think 6 or 7) for some reason. It changes year to year, but usually more than half. Best of luck!
  5. From my understanding there was a delay last year for some reason. E-mails were sent on the 20th but normally emails are sent a week earlier, so I would assume this year it will be sometime after April 10th
  6. Hello, I believe when I applied they did not accept any EPSE courses in my GPA since they were under the Faculty of Education, I am not sure about other courses however. My GPA ended up being much lower than I had calculated. So yes I do think they take that into consideration. However they also did tell me each school may have a slightly different GPA from what ORPAS calculates based on their criteria. You can email them and ask, they are good at replying. Good luck!
  7. What I found to be helpful is watching some example MMI videos on youtube to get an understanding of how to structure a response. Also found having an MMI practice group really helped me since you can get feedback and learn from others. Ill attach a list of practice questions from UBC. Although they might not be directly related to the health profession you are applying to, the same rules apply for pretty much every question. http://science-student.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2014/01/Sample-Questions-2013-2014.pdf Best of luck :)!
  8. I personally think that the department would take everything into consideration when looking at applications, but I cannot say for certain if that is how they will calculate your GPA. My best guess is that they would take the mid-value within the range, but I could be wrong!
  9. Last year interview invites did get sent out on the 8th! Good luck everyone :)!
  10. Extremely tight!!! I have to say it's my favorite part about physiotherapy school at UBC. Everyone is extremely close with each other, and we pretty much do everything together, given the fact we spend 8 hours a day together. We have intramural soccer, basketball, hockey, dodgeball, and volleyball teams with the second year MPT's, and even our own spikeball league going on! As for something cool, the second years hosted an amazing introduction week to physio school for us and had a lot of activities planned for us, which was extremely fun and made it easy meeting everyone in the cohort. We are looking to return the favor, that's something you guy's should definitely look forward to :)!
  11. If anyone here has questions about the PT program at UBC feel free to pm me! Good luck!
  12. My reference submitted my reference letter the day before the deadline last year....I feel your stress! Most of them do not want to be doing reference letters during the holidays (since they have to do multiple reference letters for many different students), and get to it as soon as they are back in office (today for most profs).
  13. Many do contractor split. Where I work, the PT has a 70/30 split and makes 100k working four days a week (longer 8-10 hour shifts however). However, many PTs also rent out a room at a clinic and pay a monthly fee for that room, but you receive 100% of the service fee and there is no split. You also are in complete control of your hours etc. A lot of RMTs do this from my understanding as you end up making much more, however I have only seen a few clinic offering rooms to rent.
  14. I think the numbers in this thread are for PTs who have their own, well established practice, versus somehow who recently graduated
  15. There are a lot of things you need to consider when running your own clinic. It involves a lot more of the business aspect, and you need be an experienced PT. The owner at the PT clinic I have been working at for 3 years currently makes over 250-300k+ annually and all the PTs/RMTs that work there make 150k+. However, when I talk to the owner he says he would have never have went into owning his own practice if he knew the amount of stress it would cause him. He said if he could start over he would in a heart beat and would have never went into private practice. Unfortunately for him, his fathers practice passed down to him, and all his fathers' clients. My PT mentor who works there 4 days a week and makes over 100k+, is stress free, and enjoys working there everyday, whereas the owner is the opposite. Yes you can make a lot more owning your own practice, but it is not for everyone.
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