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    OT1996 got a reaction from Future-OT in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    @OTlemon @Othopeful13 @OT121
    Hey what made you guys choose UofT, just curious as I am deciding on schools.
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    OT1996 got a reaction from hopeIbeOT in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    @OTlemon @Othopeful13 @OT121
    Hey what made you guys choose UofT, just curious as I am deciding on schools.
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    OT1996 reacted to natOT in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    A bit off topic, but this forum post (the 2020 version) has over double the pages of the 2019 one. 
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    OT1996 reacted to HK2018 in Question for Current OT Students/Grads- Deciding between Ontario OT Schools   
    I dont believe OTs have the same number of OSCEs as in the PT program. I am in PT at Mac but have friends in OT and it doesn't seem like its the same practical testing in the sense of an "OSCE" where its 12-14 stations in the PT program. I do believe they have some form of clinical testing but can't comment to its full extent. It would be less compared to the 10 in the PT program, keep in mind OT's don't need to do a practical exam after graduating in Canada. * this info is second hand so don't quote me on this and if someone has more info knowledge by all means share it!
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    OT1996 got a reaction from rrxxccooll in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    It does for Ontario schools I think. But if you're applying to out of province check with them because they have rules (like it has to be a senior level course etc.). I know that McGill doesn't count courses at all after you complete your bachelor's degree. You should check with each school their requirements
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    OT1996 reacted to OTOT2020 in Question for Current OT Students/Grads- Deciding between Ontario OT Schools   
    Self-directed learning is another part of the program for sure. There is the understanding that we are adult learners at this point and that we need to take ownership of our education. You are expected to be proactive about identifying your learning gaps and seeking out resources to support your learning. That being said, I have found the faculty to be incredibly supportive and they are always available to help. Also, this is where your peers become super helpful! I have found that students in the program are always open to sharing resources and information (not only within our class, but with previous and future classes as well!)
    You are correct, there are three broadly titled courses that actually span across most of the program. The topics changes throughout the terms, but the overarching goals/approach of the courses remain consistent throughout the program.
    Foundational Knowledge covers many diverse areas that aim to provide all students with a baseline understanding of anatomy, social sciences, statistics and research methods. Since the OT program doesn't have any pre-requisite courses, the FK course is there to help get everyone on a more even playing field. During the first semester, this course is divided into two 3 hour sessions/week. The first session is spent in the anatomy lab where we have the opportunity to learn on specimens and work in small groups. The second session is spent in the classroom and covers statistics, research methods, sociology, psychology, and anthropology. Inquiry & Integration is where we learn about OT theories and models of practice. This is taught in a more traditional lecture format and is one 3 hour session/week. I&I is also home to the PBT component of the program. Professional Reasoning and Skills allows you to develop and learn practical skills that you will use on placement. First term is primarily focused on developing communication skills, interview strategies, and documentation abilities, but it moves into assessment and intervention as you continue through the program. It’s a really fun class that allows you to work with your peers and develop skills that you’ll need on placement. This is delivered in two 3 hour sessions/week. The Evidence-Based Practice courses replaces FK in Year 2 and this is where we further our research skills and complete the Year 2 research project.
    Feel free to PM me with any more specific questions that you may have!
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    OT1996 reacted to GivinPTaShot in Personal PT Program Experiences   
    Good morning
    After the release of Ontario admissions yesterday, I'm sure a lot of you (myself included) are on the fence about what program to choose if you received multiple offers. Especially with the pandemic restrictions complicating things, a lot of us are looking for more program information to help make our decisions. 
    While it's easy to start weighing the pro's and con's of each universities curriculum, tuition, catchment area, geographical location, commute, etc., its hard to get an idea of what the experience of each program is like. 
    I'd love to invite current students to reply to this thread and share some of their experiences. Simply, where you attend and what program (PT/OT), something you love about the program (could be a professor, a teaching style, a research highlight, anything), and one thing you don't (i.e. commute, class size, difficult placements, whatever). 
    Hopefully sharing some of these stories can help give us prospective students some more insight to help with our decision making. 
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    OT1996 got a reaction from OTH0PEFUL97 in McMaster MPT/OT   
    I am deciding between Queens, UofT and McMaster OT. I noticed that Mac's OT program only has 3 courses per term whereas the other schools have 6-7 courses a term. I am curious what these 3 courses consist of. I also wanted to know how problem based learning and self directed learning work
     
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    OT1996 reacted to OTH0PEFUL97 in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    What are some of your deciding factors on which Ontario school to accept for OT?
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    OT1996 reacted to OThopesdreams in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Hi Everyone!
    Last night I received MSc. OT acceptances from UofT, Queen's & McMaster. I've also been accepted to Western as well, but only for the combined OT/Ph.D program. After a lot of reflection and consideration, I will not be accepting any of my offers, because I've ultimately decided that the BSc. in Therapeutic Recreation program and a career in Recreational Therapy is a better fit for me. I wanted post as there should be some waitlist movement for you all! 
    For anyone who is wondering my cGPA was 3.79 and my cGPA was 3.96. 
     I know that the admissions process/making admissions decisions can be very stressful, so I wanted to leave the Suicide Prevention Line #: 1-833-456-4566 (can call 24/7) and Crisis Text Line # here: 686868 (can text 24/7) in case anyone needs it.  Congratulations to all who received acceptances this year and don't give up hope if this try wasn't successful and you really feel that OT or PT are for you! 
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    OT1996 reacted to OThopeful2020 in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Accepted to U of T, McMaster, and Western for OT! Haven't heard from Queens yet. 
    All three have sent my offer letters via email and updated the status on ORPAS.
    U of T has also specified the campus in the email (I got St. George!). 
    Good luck to everyone still waiting! I will be accepting my U of T offer, so this should move you up on the McMaster and Western waitlists!  
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    OT1996 got a reaction from rrxxccooll in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Woohoo I got an email from Queens! I got in 
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    OT1996 got a reaction from PT - U of O in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Woohoo I got an email from Queens! I got in 
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    OT1996 got a reaction from rrxxccooll in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    McMaster University. The mosaic portal
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    OT1996 reacted to jammerz in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    I have also been invited to the master of social work and on acorn it says MSW2. I believe it just means "2 year program"
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    OT1996 got a reaction from OThopeful2020 in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    MSOT2
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    OT1996 reacted to FowlerKennedy in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    ORPAS probably won't be updated till tomorrow afternoon or next week. 
    UWO usually updates student center at midnight (will send you an email just before midnight as well) 
    Queen's will email you the offer letter just past midnight
    McMaster will email you the offer letter 10-15 mins past midnight
    U of T will email you early in the morning - I received mine 7am (Unless you have access to ACORN - you should see it by now if you are admitted)
    This was my personal experience. Good luck everybody !!! 5 hours to GO
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    OT1996 got a reaction from rrxxccooll in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Thank you for those updating on Dal.
    Has anyone else OOP not heard yet from Dal?
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    OT1996 reacted to Otdalq in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    PEI! 
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    OT1996 reacted to FowlerKennedy in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    12 hours to go  Good luck everybody!!!
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    OT1996 got a reaction from rrxxccooll in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Im not 100% sure. Last year when I applied I got the emails a few mins past midnight 
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    OT1996 reacted to Sarah31 in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Was put on the waitlist for Dal OT this morning. I’m OOP and my GPA was 3.8/4 (not sure what that is on 4.3 scale)
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    OT1996 got a reaction from hopeIbeOT in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Thank you! I see invited as well!
    Has anybody who received "invited" in the past not gotten in when official acceptances came out?
     
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    OT1996 reacted to OTHopes97 in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    I got an email. I think that they may be waiting to see how many people decline from the first round of acceptances (ends June 4th) before releasing the waitlist so that they don’t make it too short
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    OT1996 reacted to PTPebbles in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Hey everyone! Just wanted to say good luck to everyone who applied to Ontario schools for this week! It's the week we have all been waiting for and to have made it this far in your educational journey is already a big accomplishment, so be proud regardless. If you don't get in this year, just keep trying and hopefully next year will be your year!
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