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PeaTea1996

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  1. I believe they are aiming for hybrid so mix of online and in class (most likely for labs). Which is nice to practice on hand skills and to meet your peers!
  2. So far, my experience at Western seems more MSK based. We start MSK related stuff in term 1 and we start cardioresp in term 2. According to the curriculum on Western's site we continue both and neuro into year 2. In terms of placement, I know we need to be exposed to all 3 branches of physio at least once but I am unsure whether we have more cardioresp opportunities than UofT. I know cardiac rehab programs are primarily in hospitals and Toronto has more hospitals downtown. To my knowledge, London doesn't have a lung transplant physio program but UofT does at Toronto Gen. Hope this helps!
  3. Hey! First year MPT student at Western and I wanted to give my insight. I cannot recommend Western physio enough. The courses are structured so well and the instructors are amazing. Not only are they very knowledgable but they have the students' interests at heart. I am a shy person but I find myself being able to ask them questions in labs without fear of being judged or incorrect. Due to COVID, the profs switched to online format last minute and did so fairly well and maximized communication to the best of their abilities (ex. Zoom office hours, emails, forum questions). In terms of placements, I have accepted that I will probably have to do double rent so if it is cheaper to stay in Toronto that is totally understandable. Similar to yourself, I did my undergrad in Toronto so I never got the dorm experience. I remember being super nervous entering a new city knowing no one. But another reason I recommend Western physio are the classmates. The smaller class size means a more tight knit community. I found my classmates to be fairly genuine people who are like minded, fun and eager to collaborate. Although most have their designated friend groups, I still see and experience lots of communication between classmates through new learning groups, intramurals, etc. So if you choose Western, don't be afraid to approach the second years as we are willing to help! We pair you up with a second year mentor to help show you the ropes too There are more than one grocery store in London. I would say find a location where the buses run more frequently or groceries stores are in walkable distance. I would recommend checking out Oxford/ Wharncliffe, Oxford/Wonderland, and Sarnia/Wonderland. I don't drive and I find doing groceries pretty decent tbh. I typically shop at Oxford/ Wonderland because there is a Sobeys, the Asian supermarket, Chatime/Coco and LCBO. There is Costco nearby too! These are my thoughts. Congrats on getting in and good luck picking!
  4. OMG SAME! I received my call at around 10am and spelled out my last name twice to ask if she was calling the right person. She responded by also stating my address LOLL. I was also lower third so don't be worried! Congratulations! Also for future ppl: Applied + (PT or OT?): PT UofT, Mac, WesternAccepted: Western Waitlisted: Western Rejected: UofT, Mac GPA: s-GPA 3.86 Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references: Essays were decent as I got them proof read by my MD and PharmD buddies. Interviews were bad. References were decent. One was from a PT I volunteered for for 1.5 years and academic was from a lecturer I knew for a semester. Volunteer experiences include MSK exposure in a private clinic and cardioresp in a hospital. Work is just admin in physio clinic and retail. Volunteer research in respiratory in a hospital.
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