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  1. Not a non science major but youre on the right track with taking the pre req courses. if you've never taken a science course before, youll have to start with 100 level courses which may be difficult to get entry into at UBC as most of them are restricted to KIN majors only. Id check beforehand which anatomy physiology courses are open. the 300 level ones always have space (caps 391/caps 301) but they require pre reqs to get into (first year science courses as well as calculus and chemistry etc...). As a non sci major, I think it would look better to have taken the upper level courses vs the lower level courses to show that you are competent with the material (no proof of this though, as the first year pre reqs are accepted). Try looking for universities that offer the courses only with less pre reqs if you can; they dont have to be at ubc. with the volunteering, if you're applying to fall 2022 you definitely want to start your volunteering NOW or early 2021 as universities like to see long term commitments when accumulating hours. You will also need 2 academic references and one practical reference, so make sure to make connection s during your volunteering time as well as during classes as these references can make or break your applications. if you have any other questions let me know! happy to provide assistance
  2. usually schools send out more acceptances than seats, knowing people will decline
  3. BC resident (UBC): getting BC/Canada student loans and going from there. I havent taken out student loans in the past so i think it may cover most of it, if not all
  4. dont forget to join the facebook UBC MPT 2022 group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/528059297887352/
  5. hey, we haven't hear anything on schedules yet, however you can find the usual map here: https://physicaltherapy.med.ubc.ca/current-students-2/curriculum/ due to covid there may be changes, just hit cirriculum and select MPT1 time table 2019-2021, but its not up to date info
  6. right now, ive applied for student housing. Will most likely be moving if we are expected to be on campus 3-4 days of the week
  7. So UBC has told us that lectures will be online, and clinical skills will be in person. How many days of the week do MPT1's usually have clinical skills? Am I correct in assuming those are labs? Thanks!
  8. sorry, that was UBC PT, accidentally quoted instead of editing
  9. Hi, posting this for future applicants: Applied: UBC PT (In province applicant) Accepted: UBC PT sGPA: approx. 3.89/4.33 (4.0 Being A average) Volunteer/EC's: 90 hours of hospital physio volunteering working with mostly geriatric patients with slip and falls, strokes. surgeries, neurological diseases, accidents. Although the hours were low, the experience itself was extremely valuable as I was working with patients with physical and mental disablities. I tried my best to highlight what I learned from that experience (ex. communicating with patients who have hearing or visual impairments), and building rapport with them. I had about 8 months of research experience studying bioinformatics (calcium mobilization during pregnancy) in a cell biology lab (my degree was in cellular biology). My references were from my research professor, and another professor who taught me, and I think both were positive although I did not get to see them. My other reference was from the hospital volunteer coordinators, and again I did not see what they wrote. I felt like I did well on the casper and felt confident during the MMI. I really tried my best to be myself during the interview and I think I came across well. I also had tutoring experience which included children with disabilities such as autism, and other intellectual disabilities. I really tried to highlight my experience working with vulnerable age groups in my application.
  10. Congrats you all! Make sure to join the MPT group for 2022 on Facebook!
  11. If you are planning to practice physiotherapy in Canada, I would aim for a Canadian seat first, as you'll have to recertify yourself as a physio and write qualification exams to practice here. It's more loopholes to jump. Also you'll be paying international student fees. You could study in Canada then travel to England for cheaper haha. Also as you progress in your degree you'll see how big name universities don't really translate into big name jobs and just because research is coming out of Oxford or Harvard, doesn't make it any more or less valuable to the scientific community. But you're in the right mindset by thinking ahead. Good luck with your studies! And if you ever have any questions feel free to message.
  12. To add to this, if going to Oxford is your dream, and you're willing to sacrifice 2 years of your working life and money to pursue it, you can do the MSc MSK sciences before physiotherapy. However, Oxford does state that most people who do this degree are already clinicians who are looking to advance their credentials, or people looking to get into research. That means it doesn't really have a value in the job market as a stand alone degree.
  13. You'd need a degree in physiotherapy as a Musculoskeletal sciences won't cover things like cardiopulmonary physio, or neuro physio. Msk sciences would likely not cover the rehabilitation and medical side of physiotherapy and you'd have no clinical hours in a hospital (correct me if the MSK sciences program does any of this), thus you would not be able to be certified as a physiotherapist. I know international physios working here and they all have degrees in physiotherapy
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