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  1. 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 student
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  2. anonpurple

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    Hi guys, I keep forgetting to post this, but I accepted my offer at uoft so I'm officially off of the French waitlist! I really hope it works out for all of you who are waiting to hear back!! Feel free to message me if you have any other questions
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  3. brattatat

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    This was nice to read, I think you've learned from your mistakes. I don't speak for all minorities except myself but I can say I personally would accept this as an apology, and I am pretty sure others would too.
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  4. Think about all of your money and debts in one big pot - what’s going to save you the most overall? The point of rainy day savings is to allow for cash flow when you have an unexpected or big purchase, to avoid having to borrow money expensively (e.g. pay day loan or credit card debt). But what is the point in ‘rainy days savings’ when you are actively using your LOC in parallel? You have the low-interest LOC to provide cash flow in an emergency. I think only makes sense to keep money in savings on the side if your savings interest rate is more than the loan interest rate... if that’s
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  5. Result: Accepted off the HWL to Windsor Timestamp: May 29th, 11:30 Am 2-year GPA: 3.87 MCAT: 128/132/130 Interview: Online- I did not practice as much as I should have, but based on some good advice I received, tried to relate each answer to how I’m going to become a good doctor/ medical student. Felt like I bonded well with the panel, even though half of my responses felt like rambling to myself and I totally missed a hint that a panel member dropped at some point! Year: finished B.A. Geography: OOP Can’t believe that after so many years
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  6. AdamMD

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  7. And lmaoo aren’t you a med student
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  8. I remember this part taking forever - the administrative stuff will take time, and some of it comes out via many emails over June and July and August! Possibly longer this year, because of COVID and adjustments. They’re also desperately trying to get things ready for 4th year clerks to go back in July, and there’s overlap in some staff who help with more than one year of the program. Once you’re enrolled in classes you’ll be able to print out a proof of enrolment letter - that’s the ‘confirmation letter’ many banks want for the LOC. That usually happens in July, same time as when many of
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  9. So many of us have been asking about the waitlist movement. I’m on the Queen’s OT waitlist & I know we’re all so anxious! But I think we all need to breathe & wait until the first round offer deadline of June 12, movement from other years can’t predict what this year’s could be. Shortly after then, there will definitely be some movement in the lists. It sucks that we can’t make time go faster, but just remember that even being placed on the waitlist shows that we have something special about our applications. Just keep hoping & the day will come eventually! Good luck everyone
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  10. Hello! Current Queen's PT student here! Things I love about Queen's PT - Kingston is stunning and campus is so close to the water, our class of 67 is super tight-knit (though I'm sure most programs are), and I'm not sure about other schools but I really like how our curriculum is laid out/the teaching style at Queen's. Our first semester is very MSK-based and then we have a placement earlier than most if not all of the other programs, which I found really consolidates your first semester learning before diving into CR/neuro/geriatrics/paeds. We also have a nice mixture of mostly lectures
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  11. No correlation with PT and OT waitlist and acceptances those are two different programs. So it won't impact your PT waitlist
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  12. ellorie

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    I actually a couple years ago found the published manuscript for a qualitative research study I participated in when I was early in medical school (like MS1), which included some quotes that made me feel very bad about myself and some of the viewpoints I had at that time. I didn't quite grasp the idea of privilege and systemic injustice, and I saw discrimination and bias as something that happened on an individual level, rather than a broader societal system that needs to be dismantled on a systemic level. My understanding of these things now (while not complete by any means) is greatly info
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  13. Does anyone know of masters programs in life or health sciences that accept applications during the summer? I didn't really have a plan B
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  14. Intrepid86

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    In situations like these, it's often hard to tell whether someone is truly apologetic because they've changed, or whether they're apologetic mainly because they suddenly realize the grave consequences it could have on their career. I'm also not certain what "years back" in this context means, because if you're a student who's in their mid-20s, then you're likely referring to things which happened within the last 7 years, which isn't exactly a remote history of ill-conceived actions. If you were not in medical school, would you still feel as compelled to address this? Clearly this is all h
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  15. Hi Everybody, congrats to all who were accepted into the program of choice. You should be very proud!!! I applied for OT at UofT only because I’m unable to relocate anywhere else but unfortunately was rejected. I’m looking to apply next year but was wondering if there is a way to increase my GPA after completing my BA? So If I take more courses as a non-degree, will they be counted in my GPA? also for people who have volunteered with an OT, how do you go about this? by sGPA was 3.63, I had field work experience working with disabled individuals and curre
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  16. Aux portes ouvertes La doyenne Marie Archambault a dit au gens d’aller dans ce qu’ils aiment et dans lequel ils vont préformer exemple en musique en langues...ensuite une des étudiantes qui nous faisait visiter nous a expliquer qu’elle était avant genre étudiante libre ( désolé je viens du Cégep alors pas certaine des thermes) et qu’elle avait choisit plein de cours dans lequel est savait qu’elle préformerait et pas nécessairement des cours qui avait rapport entre eux et sa technique a fonctionné pour monté sa cote. R Donc on pense tous devoir aller dans un programme qui a rap
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  17. Efficiently go through a set of prep books and complete discrete questions after you read a chapter. Do as many practice passages / questions as possible. Review them after and understand the rationale behind why each answer choice is incorrect / correct. Do timed practice test from a 3rd party (EK, Kaplan, Altius etc) and then take them up the day after. Review weak a topics and knowledge gaps. Rinse and repeat. Save the AAMC Practice material until ~1 month before your test date. Treat the AAMC material like gold and review their rationale behind incorrect / correct. Review weak areas and ga
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  18. OMG I LOVE THE BURGUNDY! Fingers crossed for that (or purple)! Its so chic and won't look as dirty as the blue one. I strongly dislike the yellow and orange lol my eyes hurt looking at them
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  19. Hello everyone! I can only imagine how differently difficult this pandemics is for everyone. Having perceived the type of impacts this quarantine can have on mental health, and how many of us simply need someone to talk to (especially after receiving rejections) , I made a page called Allone where I answer any questions, converse, or keep company for those who feel isolated, alone, or however else you may be feeling. The facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/Allone-111909780529377/?modal=admin_todo_tour This page is ran solely by myself, and everything is confidential and could
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  20. anyone know/have insight into how much the U of T OT wait list moves?
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  21. Not yet, in the following days/weeks. Just be patient, there is no hurry.
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  22. Non augmente plus tu en fais, ils se disent my god cette personne ne lâche pas le morceau c’est vraiment ce qu’elle veut faire c’est la doyenne qui nous a dit ça aux dernières portes ouvertes de novembre c’est pas négatif désolé si je n’étais pas clair sur ce point
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  23. Hey! I was shortlisted at McGil this year (unfortunately interviews were cancelled this year as you probably know) and later got accepted in Med-P Personally, my CV wasn't competitve at all (I originally didn't consider applying to McGill so my CV didn't seem that important to me). I didn't have any volunteering experience (I've done volunteering but it wasn't a weekly thing so I didn't put it on my CV) and didn't have any work experience and I still got shortlisted (my R score was around 37,7 by the way) so honestly you don't need to worry about it! I know some people who worked on thei
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  24. You've got a great attitude! I was rejected from PT this year (U of A), and in all honesty, it sucks. But, its going to be great. Now, I've got a window of time that I can use to my advantage! I'm not sure how GPA/sGPA is affected for U of T, but for U of A, courses taken after a degree certainly count. Because my first couple degrees had no science/anatomy/biology subject matter, I've done all my prereqs as after degree courses, and they are all counting towards my GPA. Although you are not relocating, it might be useful to look at what other schools require for courses. U of M PT
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  25. medicallyricalmiracle

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    This is true, but I would argue that the value of “a few years” is less clear when someone is developing mentally (ie your teenage years). It may only be 8 years, but most people I know are radically different leaving undergrad than they were in freshman year of high school. I wouldn’t judge them for something they did or said that far back, because of the major events that often happen in people's lives during those few years but you’re right that it’s important to assess if you’re genuinely saddened by your own actions or just regretful that you weren’t as discreet
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  26. I only looked for PT post specifically. Here's the link to one of the post:
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  27. Hi there! Congrats on your acceptances! I'm a current Year 2 OT student at McMaster and have really enjoyed my experiences at Mac! You're correct, we do follow a PBL style of learning, though this mostly applies to our Problem Based Tutorials that are an integral part of each of our five academic terms. You are placed in a group with 5-6 other students as well as a tutor, who is either a community clinician or a member of faculty. Together as a group (with the tutor available for assistance), you work through a variety of case problems that align with the material that is being covered i
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  28. I wouldn't say so. All programs in Ontario are great and they only admit the very top students to their program. At the end of the day, it's who you are as a person that is going to determine your learning experience (your attitude, demeanour and effort in the program). And ultimately being a good physio isn't about anatomy or biomechanics... it's about reassuring people and working collaboratively with other healthcare workers. So if your dream is Mac PT, GO FOR IT ! YOU WILL BE GREAT
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  29. I'm in the upper third bracket too and wondering the same thing. I looked back at 2019 forum and someone from middle third heard back in the second week of June and last bracket heard back on June 18. Therefore, I'm assuming we're going to hear back not too far after June 12th....since we're in the first bracket.
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  31. Not in industry, haven't completed a MSc. I can note however, that the insight and awareness that you have and would develop in pharma (drug design, related pubs, concerns with bribes etc) makes all the more reason you'd be a potentially good doctor. It's one thing to note that it is unethical to take bribes from pharma, it is a bit of a slipery slope to assume anyone related to the career is unethical/negatively connotated/unfavorable with medical schools. Some of my classmates have pharmacy backgrounds or orgo backgrounds, some even with gap years from these programs, and are some of th
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  32. Salut, je crois que l'important est de choisir un programme avec des cours que tu aimes, où tu seras plus porter à performer. J'ai fais ma première année de bac en biologie à l'UdeM cette année (la bio c'est ma force) et je suis maintenant 2e sur la LA. Alors si tu veux mon avis, choisis un programme qui te donnera le goût d'étudier et de performer, même si ce n'est pas en lien avec la médecine/bio. Et non, tu peux réessayer à chaque année. À la fin de mon parcours collégial j'ai été refusé direct en vet, et après 1 an en bio, 2e sur la LA. :)
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  33. Hello, seulement pour vous informer que j’ai décliné l’offre de pharmacie de ULaval, car j’ai été acceptée à Montréal. Il y a donc une place de plus et la liste d’attente devrait avancer!
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  34. medicallyricalmiracle

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    very true, and I agree. I think the primary need for addressing these issues is the potential loss of trust of patients based on the person's words. in this case, it's all about demonstrating that this instance doesn't reflect who you truly are, currently. and that would vary on a case-by-case basis like you said. part of me just thinks that maybe addressing this shouldn't be the school's responsibility, since the conduct occurred before their enrollment. things like suspension, etc might be unjust if the student hadn't displayed this conduct while being a student of the school. perhaps
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  35. SquirtleMD

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    I do agree that the context, age, and what exactly you said does matter, however I think this last bit is a slippery slope. If you only stop using racial and homophobic slurs when you get into medicine/professional school bc it can now backfire on you, and not because you see and really understand why what you said was wrong, then you lack a lot of emotional maturity/understanding about why this language is harmful. (I'm not saying you don't have it supadupafly, just people in this situation.) And I really disagree with the direction this conversation kinda went with trying to delete the
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  36. HarryS2878

    DMD suivi 2020

    J'étais en biologie médicale et j'avais une CRU de 4,23/4,3 Et en passant, ma cote à Ulaval était considérée à 35,4XX et à mtl à 33,6XX
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  37. keipop

    Ergo UdeM ou UdeS?

    Petit point à savoir: le programme à UdeM est aussi un bac-maîtrise (tu vas rentrer direct à la maîtrise après ta 3e année de bac)! Effectivement, tous les programmes de physio et d'ergo au Québec sont des bacs-maîtrises vu qu'une maîtrise est obligatoire pour pratiquer au Québec!
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  38. Hey everyone, I have created a Facebook group for people who are accepting and attending OT this fall 2020 at UofT. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/703043580459554/
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  39. Le programme de Sherbrooke est en APP, mais bcp d'étudiants en ergo arrivent, en 1ère année, à obtenir > ou = à 4.1/4.3 de gpa
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  40. I chose it for a few reasons, the mentorship with an OT seemed like it would be helpful, I liked the catchment areas for placement, the international placement options, and that we can pick two intensive courses to specialize our program a bit. I also have some family living there! Hope that helps
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  41. Has anyone heard the plan for UofT PT/OT program delivery? Im honestly kinda worried since Toronto is a huge covid-19 hotspot right now... compared to the other main cities (london, kingston, etc.).
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  42. Ouille je m'y attendais mais ça fait quand même mal. Refus mais je suis déjà en mode préparation pour l'an prochain.
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  43. YOGHURT Your other gig has unusual resonating tones.
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  44. I just thought that amongst all this sadness for people who didn't get a spot I'd just share my story as I'm sure some of you can relate and others can hopefully draw some inspiration. Also I just need to vent. This was my 4th cycle, I've gotten in at schools in the US and Europe but I just really wanted to stay in Canada because this is my home. After not getting in post undergrad I did a master's program that has allowed me to obtain a role as a health care professional. I've got over two thousand hours of frontline healthcare experience. All I've ever wanted was an intervie
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  45. Slideindmd

    DMD suivi 2020

    Il me semble qu'on a rien à faire pour l'inscription à nos cours.. corrigez-moi si je me trompe svp, mais c'est ce que j'ai lu dans le courriel d'admission.
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  46. frenchpress

    Housing location

    Flex is the ‘scholarship’ component of the curriculum. Half day once a week in years 1 and 2. There are also stretches of FLEX at the end of years 1/2, and again in forth year, where you work on a larger scholarship project(s). For much of first year flex the half day is focused on ‘how to do research’. Mostly lectures and small group tutorials, although I recall some discussion that some of it might be moving towards online modules / self-directed (not entirely sure). In second year the weekly half days are mostly for project time. Flex projects are mainly research type projects,
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  47. Je suis d'accord dans l'ensemble et je pense que le Casper peut être pertinent dans un processus d'admission s'il est bien utilisé. Par contre, je pense que le problème avec ce genre de test est que quand il est utilisé depuis plusieurs années (même principe pour les MEMs), les gens se préparent de plus en plus et le niveau de performance moyen à ces tests augmente toutes les années. Dans le cas du Casper, je pense que quand c'est rendu qu'avoir des réponses qui démontrent un bon jugement et les valeurs recherchées, c'est pas assez et qu'il faut en plus taper très vite, s'être préparés à réfl
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  48. The banks often take a month or two to get their offers up to date, and it might be slower than usual because of COVID. I wouldn’t rush into it unless you’re really needing the cash. Usually June/July is when it’s clear what the offers are for the incoming class.
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  49. Hey all! I am super grateful to have gotten a spot in at UBC for PT for this Fall. Due to some personal reasons I am not 100% sure about entering the program this year. I already accepted the position as the acceptance date was coming up. I have been doing some thinking about my career choice and my personal life and I am thinking it could be best to wait a year before entering the program as I don't want to take a spot away from other people who are 100% certain this is what they want to do! I know it's an awesome program and I'm super luck to have this spot, but I don't want to regret a
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  50. I had a 509 MCAT as an OOP and received an invite to my first choice campus at the first batch of wait list offers. Average wasn’t insanely high either (~90-91). Thought I did well on the interview!
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