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  1. As mentioned above, the sub-GPA cut-off is the GPA value you need to have in order for schools to consider your application. If you don't meet that value, you will not be considered. This value varies between schools; some in the low-mid 3.7's, others low-mid 3.8's. The highest cut-off from last year's cycle was Western's, sitting at a 3.84/4.0 Unfortunately, they aren't more relaxed or lenient with mature students. Everyone is considered equally. If you want some perspective on applying as a mature student, check out this podcast. I think you'll find it insightful.
  2. Want to learn more about the physiotherapy program at the University of British Columbia? Check out our podcast episode below.
  3. Want to learn more about the physiotherapy program at the University of Ottawa? Check out our podcast episode below.
  4. Just wanted to revisit this topic. The Canadian Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE) has now shifted to a virtual format. This is the exam that all PT grads have to pass in order to obtain their full license to practice independently. Historically, this exam has been conducted through an in-person format, so all of this is unfamiliar territory. As we discussed above, virtual PT is still relatively new, but COVID just keeps pushing the envelope with regards to virtual care. For anyone interested in seeing what virtual PT looks like, as well as how candidates may be tested on the new-look PC
  5. (1) Yes, I'll be getting some more students on soon. (2) Nope! Any PT school you go to in Canada will adequately prepare you for work as a physiotherapist. Employers don't look at one school's program as > another school's program. Maybe there are some clinics that just hire grads from one particular program (because that's their preference), but that's very few and far between. Regardless though, getting a job as a PT in Canada is no issue; the unemployment rate for PTs in Canada is approx 0.3%.
  6. Thanks for the support! If you're on IG and want some more perspective on Mac and Western, follow: (1) @mcmasterphysio, and (2) @westernptsc if you don't already.
  7. I documented my entire 2nd year in PT school at Queen's on my YouTube channel. I also have video interviews with students from other programs in Canada that give a little insight into what each program is like, as well as how they've adjusted their learning during COVID. Check out my video/channel below. Hope it helps.
  8. From U of T PTs website in the FAQs about GPA section: "Any upgrades completed should be at the senior (3rd or 4th year) level, unless they are prerequisite courses. Prerequisite courses are permitted to be at the 1st and 2nd year level. We also recommend that applicants take courses in the life sciences/social sciences/humanities, as these subjects are most relevant to the MScPT program." https://www.physicaltherapy.utoronto.ca/admissions/faqs/
  9. Take a read through this paper by Mathur (2011): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3076909/ I also made 2 summary posts on my IG account (@cdnphysiostudent) about this very topic and the above article on Dec 16 & 17, 2019 if you wanted to check them out as well: - Post 1: https://www.instagram.com/p/B6JfW0NBUit/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link - Post 2: https://www.instagram.com/p/B6MclMlBfpC/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Judging by the comments section and discussions I've had with other PTs and PT students, the field seems to be pretty split on this topic. Ther
  10. Exercise, activity modification, education, and reassurance are some of our most powerful and impactful skills/tools that we have as physiotherapists. What makes these even more powerful is that they can all be done remotely and do not require the use of our hands. Yes, we are in a hands-on profession - there's no way around that - but our hands are most certainly not the be-all and end-all of what we have to offer to our patients. In fact, the evidence base actually supports the use of the aforementioned skills I mentioned as the most effective interventions physiotherapists can provide to im
  11. Hello, PT people! Interested in learning more about the PT student experience at Queen's University? Check out my video below!
  12. Hello, PT people! Want to learn more about the physiotherapy program at the University of Manitoba? Check out my latest interview with a current U of M PT student!
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