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  1. Depending on the school, but in Ontario they dont overly care about Cgpa. It's really just the Sgpa that schools look for, and it's really only used to find their top # of students, whatever cut off they decide to use for the year. For my incoming year, they cut the Sgpa at 3.77 and only looked at applicants above that
  2. This dude knows what he's talking about. There is a ton of golden information here for anyone wondering about virtual PT.
  3. Volunteering is a bit harder now days but I work as a PT now and my clinic would still take volunteers. Although it may be more challenging, experience is still a major aspect of applications and I'd strongly recommend even reaching out to PT clinics around you and asking if they will allow you to volunteer. For your main question about how important specific physio experience is to just general, I'd say it's very important. My graduating class for PT at Western had no one that I knew of that didn't have a fair amount of specific physio experience. Applications, especially the written par
  4. Basically I`m procrastinating from studying for the national licensing exam by offering my services to answer questions anyone applying, or thinking of applying, to PT school! Feel free to reply here or direct message me about interviews or life in PT school, etc. Anyone from Northern Ontario applying this time around?
  5. There's a few older posts from this from previous years that have a lot of good information! I would kind of disagree with Rehab4Life though, there is a ton of great clinics and hospitals all over Ontario so whichever school you choose in Ontario there would be great placement. Yes, Toronto has the benefit of having larger hospitals right beside the university so you might be able to see more intense stuff on placement but I know people who have done placements in smaller cities in Ontario even and have heard that they were great experiences.
  6. There is a few older posts for this you can find from previous years; I had asked the same question. But what I found last year in a nutshell was Queens had a bigger focus on cardiorespiratory while Western had a bigger focus on orthopaedics. When I made my decision last year between Western, Queens and UofT it was really based on program focuses and the city that I wanted to live in most. I ended up going with Western and have 0 regrets, my class is great, but I`d be surprised if Queens or UofT students wouldn't be saying the same thing.
  7. Here’s my opinion: OT is a competitive program too. It is not an easy admission. OT does happen to have a lower average gpa acceptance but a 3.6 isnt that competitive, especially if you dont have any OT experience. As for out of province, i dont think 3.6 is competitive for any PT program. My advice would be to take some time to improve your gpa and volunteer to find what you want to do with your life in terms of career and work towards that. It’ll be easier to focus experience and learn what you need for the greatest chance of acceptance for one program instead of applying to all PT OT and Op
  8. Can confirm Western PT has the exact same set up as UofT for cadaveric dissections and that I also thought it was an extremely helpful way to learn anatomy
  9. This is all from my personal experience but, I was with RBC. With a professional program acceptance letter (PT) I was offered 65 thousand student LOC with no previous history. OSAP also gave me grant for tuition that was around ($9200). I wouldn’t worry too much about it. If you get into PT or OT in Ontario most people Ive talked to also had no issue getting OSAP or a student LOC like myself. Good luck with applications!
  10. I got accepted into Queens and Western last year and had a bunch of experience in different outpatient clinics and a hospital shadowing and volunteering as a PTA, as well as volunteering with individuals with disabilities and some athletic training stuff. It seems like most of my class had a bunch of experience like I did but I know a few people who did not have much directly related physical therapy experience
  11. This information will vary depending on what school you apply to and what the applicant pool is this year. But last year I think UofT and Mac were around a 3.81/ 3.82 for interviews
  12. Acceptances wont go out untll mid-May but I found last year that interviews were all over the place. So I couldn`t tell you exact when interview invites go out, sorry
  13. When looking at average GPA of a term the grades are all converted to a 4.0 scale and then averaged so it will be 3.8!
  14. I had a similar question which I asked ORPAS last year and they said that when reviewing for some reason the links don`t work but I was told the schools will be able to see the link just fine. I ended up having no issues last year so should be okay as long as you double check the link is actually pasted correctly. Good luck!
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