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MazzyMaz

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  1. I'm a current PT student and I'm wondering where you went to school/where you're looking for jobs? There are many opportunities if you do your research and live in a well-populated area. Exactly which changes are you referring with respect to insurance companies? Is this related to MVA, WSIB, private insurance? I'm confused as to what you mean by "a clinic operates alongside a chiropractor". Can you elaborate? As a disclaimer to readers, the reasons why some clinics fail are: 1) they don't have a proper business plan, and 2) they start a business based on faulty knowledge (or no
  2. Contact the school you want to transfer to and ask. As far as I know, you cannot transfer - you'd have to go through the application process again. I don't think they will have much sympathy for you as most students either have to move or do the commute. Trust me, if I could transfer to be closer to home, I would. I tried commuting and it just didn't work for me so I had to move. Plus, I don't think there are any advanced standing options for these programs in Ontario, and each program is structured differently. For example, U of T separates the curriculum by system (cardioresp, MSK, neuro) wh
  3. I agree with cashmere. I had a bad cGPA too...probably right around where you are and I brought it up to a 3.0 (I think that's the minimum requirement, especially with Queens...but it's been a while since I've looked into it so take it with a grain of salt). Anyways, sGPA is way more important so you have plenty of time. Just take as many bird courses as you can. As long as you have the pre-reqs, school don't really care what courses you've taken as long as your sGPA is high lol. I took mostly bird courses to boost my GPA and here I am in 2nd year at U of T. My advice is to aim for a 4.0 in al
  4. No problem, Tiger. I understand where you are coming from. Everyone will have a different view of the program. I agree that the group presentations making up a chunk (I wouldn't say half but perhaps things have changed) of the curriculum isn't entirely ideal, however I think the point is to identify clinical patterns. Don't get me wrong, I hated sitting through them! In my opinion, I'd rather have my peers giving me the basics about conditions and things that I can actually use in practice than a guest lecturer droning on about how to perform 10 different knee surgeries. Plus, that is just the
  5. Hi Tiger, I was referring to the peer facilitation sessions (second year students holding study sessions for first year students). What I meant was that you are either assigned to a specific day or you choose a specific day (I can't remember), but they are AVAILABLE 3-4 days per week. I didn't mean that students stay back a few hours 3-4 days a week - sorry for the confusion. People normally go once per week on their assigned day, but the option is there to drop in on a different day, like when an exam is coming up. Sure you can go to all the study sessions, but it would be redundant and f
  6. The only thing that is true about your statement is that it is hard to commute. I'm not sure where you got this perspective from, but no one looks at commuters as weirdos that can't afford to live downtown. What a horrible attitude to have. If that were true, there would be a serious divide in our class. Our peers are quite understanding and supportive of each other. In my opinion, it would be odd for students to act the way you are describing given the nature of the career that we are all pursuing. I suppose it's possible, but in the last ~10 months I have not experienced, heard of or witness
  7. Just a heads up - make sure you get your medical forms filled out nice and early (or at least plan this ahead). Depending on how your doctor's office administers certain tests, it can take a few weeks to get results back.
  8. Start times vary - any time between 8 and 10 am. We have a few people commuting from Vaughan - the furthest right now is from Stoughville :s lol. Some people started living down here but moved home to save money, some people started out at home and are moving downtown to save time. It's really hard to know what the best decision is. Commuting usually saves money, but it does get exhausting. It really depends on the type of person you are, and if you're good at maintaining some sort of school-life balance. I was commuting from Stoney Creek (Hamilton area) so by the time I got home I was too exh
  9. Hey michmich, Firstly, congratulations on your acceptances! Secondly, great choice! All the programs are excellent, and I know I'm biased, but U of T is just incredible. I am a current first year PT student at U of T. I saw your comment and thought I would weigh in: 1. That's really convenient that you already live in the GTA. You likely won't need a car for placements, but bear in mind that the U of T catchment goes as far as Barrie/Collingwood to Oakville. You pick your top 10 choices, and it's a lottery system, so if all your choices have already been taken by other students
  10. I understand that you don't want to commute - it sucks. I was doing it from outside the GTA until mid-October, and I caved. However, I'd say at least 1/3 of our class commutes from uptown, Scarborough, Etobicoke, even a few from the Mississauga area. U of T has a housing website that you can look at if you haven't already. But it will be hard to find something "cheap". My suggestion is to just find something along the subway line and you'll be fine.
  11. Someone from the admissions department is going to make one once she has the final class list!
  12. Hey everyone! Just thought a thread should be started for the incoming PT students so we can get to know each other, ask questions, start a facebook group, etc. I'm so excited to start school and meet you all!
  13. I know! I feel like it's partially a lottery system lol. No I didn't get Mac A little heartbroken since my life is in Hamilton/Stoney Creek but I guess the GO train isn't that bad! Have you decided where you are going to go?
  14. I'm accepted for PT (didn't apply for OT) - but if you end up in Toronto I'm sure we will run into each other!
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