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  1. Hi, So for the past 6 years OT had been my dream. I did everything to try to get into it (volunteering, research, studying like crazy to get a good GPA). I did get in, however, I feel that I chose the wrong school. The program at this school is really brutal (I have a friend who attends another OT school and their coursework does not look nearly as heavy). Coming from a less prestigious undergrad university where I mostly took 4 or even less courses, I feel that I cannot handle it, it looks unbearable.. In addition I do not have a good background in neuro and anatomy which adds to the courseload. However I know that this is a really competitive program and difficult to get in again. I guess I just needed some advice/tips. Is it worth it to reapply and try to get into another school or should I just switch to something else if I cannot handle the rigors of the program? Sorry for the rant.
  2. I'm interested in knowing the course load as well! Would a student who has taken 3-4 courses in undergrad really struggle with this program?
  3. Hi everyone. Is anyone here able to speak to the course load at UofTs OT program? Looking at the curriculum it is worrying me a bit (6 courses, back to back courses and fieldwork). As I only took 3 or 4 courses in my undergrad and when I did take 5 it was overwhelming for me.
  4. Hi I was wondering if any current UofT ot students have a course outline or syllabus they may be able to send Thanks!
  5. Unless you guys are still waiting for other waitlist offers. Is that possible? I thought you get taken off any other waitlist after today
  6. Hey did you wish to be considered for a first round offer? Cuz that would've expired on the 12th
  7. Hi, I'm looking to get more information on course loads in the OT programs (UofT specifically, it looks very heavy). Coming from an undergrad where I only took max. 4 courses at a time (and these for the most part, bird courses as there wasn't much heavy content) I am a bit worried about my ability to succeed. The OT program on their website states that it's an intense program. For anyone who's currently in any OT program right now could you provide some insight (preferably someone non-kin background who hasn't done 5 courses per term in undergrad). Thank you!
  8. Hey is the school emailing you waitlist offers over the weekend? Was it by email or phone
  9. I'm deciding between Queens mac and UofT. Tbh I'm a bit stressed out by the thought of PBL and if I end up hating it I'm stuck with it for 2 years. That why I'm leaning toward Queens and UofT. I'm from the GTA area so I'd commute an hour and be close to my support system if I went to UofT. Also I am a more theory research person. I also don't drive and I heard that with UofT program all the placements are accessible by bus. So UofT fits for convenience sake (but I also heard commuting gets tiring, plus the giant class size and rigidity of the University in general make me feel uncomfortable. I feel that they would not be as accommodating.). With Queens program there seems to be a much heavier course load (6-7)? I only took 3-4 courses in undergrad so I'm a bit afraid of that. It's a very tough decision to make... Sigh.
  10. Hi all, I'm still very much on the fence about OT schools and still deciding between UofT, mac, and queens. I wanted to choose the program that will set me up for success and ease me into the clinical stuff. I've looked into the courses but really they all teach the same stuff. Also UofT and queens do still implement case studies everywhere in their curriculum so I don't see how it really becomes different than problem based learning. Only things I found different were - McMaster does the first placement very early (which makes me a bit nervous) - UofT does musculoskeletal and neuro in the same semester together whereas mac and queens separate it, so I'm thinking that would be challenging. - Queens seems to have a way heavier course load (6-7 courses) Can someone help! What made you guys make your decisions
  11. Any help/advice please,? Very confused and not getting anywhere with my decision making
  12. Hi all, I'm still very much on the fence about OT schools and still deciding between UofT, mac, and queens. I wanted to choose the program that will set me up for success and ease me into the clinical stuff. I've looked into the courses but really they all teach the same stuff. Also UofT and queens do still implement case studies everywhere in their curriculum so I don't see how it really becomes different than problem based learning. Only things I found different were - McMaster does the first placement very early (which makes me a bit nervous) - UofT does musculoskeletal and neuro in the same semester together whereas mac and queens separate it, so I'm thinking that would be challenging. - Queens seems to have a way heavier course load (6-7 courses) Can someone help! What made you guys make your decisions?
  13. Actually I have spoken to a current student who said that other students complain the program is more focused on theory and fluffy material (personally I don't mind the theory stuff, it's less stressful for me than having a bunch of sciency- courses). But at the end of the day it's UofT I feel they have a status and wouldn't want their students to be failing the national exam. All of the Ontario OT schools have to teach the same material to some extent and all are fully accredited so I think either way we're in good hands whatever we choose. Also I think that person was complaining about the addition of the UTM campus and possible disorganization because that was the first year they started it? The person I spoke with did say that they made some changes to the program after the introduction of UTM.
  14. Hey UofT also has the small group learning where you are given a group and work with them. The person I talked to from UofT (St George) gave me the following pros- cool fieldwork opportunities, cool specialities, the faculty are well known, the research and connections are really good, study groups. Also personally one thing I find interesting is the technology course. Cons- there is some "fluffy" material and complains from students that there's not enough practical stuff (but personally kind of a pro for me as I'm into theory and research). Also I think I saw posts on here that complained about lack of cohesion between St. George and UTM. Another possible con I was thinking of was larger class size and less of a community feel but she said she still got to know students from her class and people did have their cliques
  15. @OTlemon @Othopeful13 @OT121 Hey what made you guys choose UofT, just curious as I am deciding on schools.
  16. I was wondering if any current students can comment on the course load in OT programs. I have only ever taken max 4 courses a semester in undergrad. There was one semester that I took 5 and found it really tough (also because I was trying to get high grades not just pass). I am trying to wrap my head around managing 6-7 courses a semester (for Queens and UofT). Do some classes not have assessments or aren't as heavy? Can someone provide insight. Thanks
  17. I was wondering if any current students can comment on the course load in OT programs. I have only ever taken max 4 courses a semester in undergrad. There was one semester that I took 5 and found it really tough (also because I was trying to get high grades not just pass). I am trying to wrap my head around managing 6-7 courses a semester. Do some classes not have assessments or aren't as heavy? Can someone provide insight. Thanks!
  18. Does anyone else's ORPAS for Queens OT say the offer expires June 10th? I emailed them to ask but have not received a response. It is supposed to be June 12.
  19. @OTOT2020 How many OSCE's did you have to do throughout the entire program?
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