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  1. ^Filled in my answers above. I'm located in the GTA and went to school at Dal.
  2. Ah sorry I don't know. My community jobs have specified a G license, which I had. But I would bring up that you have checked with your insurance and that they will ensure you to carry clients as part of your job duties, on a G2.
  3. This is a question for your insurance company ultimately. Your company won't allow you to transport clients without proper insurance.
  4. 6 full credits at Dal is a full year course (i.e. 3 hours a week, every week for the Fall Semester AND Winter Semester). Might have to do it online or through another university.
  5. What is the purpose of the communication? Is it to facilitate interprofessional knowledge and understanding? Are you imaging more informal connections, to foster a sense of interprofessional collaboration?
  6. As far as I know, none of the Ontario schools hold spots based on residency. Ontario and OOP are treated the same.
  7. It always seemed like the PTs at Dal were either in work out gear/semi-undressed for labs! Definitely casual.
  8. 5th year! I did some online Disability Management courses through Dalhousie, that also allowed me to keep my schedule more flexible for my part time job. It absolutely made the difference in my application for OT. I also did a summer course between 4th and 5th year that also factored into my grades. I don't know how ORPAS looks at summer courses for GPA calculations, but Dal did when I applied a few years ago.
  9. I think you get a lot of people are apply to OT as a back up for PT, because the GPA requirements tend to be a bit lower. So it wouldn't make a lot of sense to "back up" your OT application with a PT one, if you were feeling like your OT application was potentially weak. PT is hard to get into these days. Extremely hard. If I was an aspiring PT, I think it's pretty easy to look at OT and see appealing aspects, like hand therapy. I also think a big contributor to the trend is that OT attracts a bit wider of set of backgrounds and experiences - I know I went into because of my interest in
  10. Good question @AlexFox. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the answer digging through the Dal website. When I was admitted, I had also not completed my 6 credit physiology course. I did my undergrad at Dal, so a lot of this is dependent on your school. I had a grade for the first semester of my physiology course on my transcript (I believe...It's been a while) even though I had not completed the course. And this was used with my anatomy grade to calculate my pre-req GPA. When I was accepted (prior to completing the course), it said my acceptance was conditional on maintaining a B- average in my ph
  11. I wrote a fairly long comment a while ago about Dal OT, if you look on my profile. In general, to play it safe, go to school where you want to work as an OT. However, I certainly didn't, and it didn't stop me from landing a job in my home province of Ontario. OT education in Canada is top notch, regardless of where you go. What is most important or interesting to you, when considering Queens vs Dal, that you would like to know more about? Congrats on your acceptance!
  12. I had a 3.88/4.3 (or around that, it wasn't above a 3.9) when I was admitted in the 2015 application cycle. I'm from Ontario and don't identify as black/First Nations/having a disability. I had heard from the upper years that the average was a 3.6 something their year. Oh and about a third of my class had a disability of some type and identified as such on the application. Other that that, they keep a pretty tight lid on admissions stats.
  13. I know you asked about Ontario schools, but for anyone else reading who is interested about Dalhousie - PT (and OT) do dissection based anatomy. PT and OTs do the same anatomy class, and you work in groups of 5-6 (mixed PT/OT groups) per cadaver throughout the semester. There are also prosections available for studying too. Always interesting to hear how other schools teach it! I think the IPE way Mac does it sounds interesting. I had some classmates who absolutely couldn't stomach the dissection aspect and just studied off of prosections!
  14. Absolutely there is a market within the private sector! I wasn't aware of it until I started applying to jobs, because a lot of the private work is province specific and behind the scenes. We all see PT clinics in our communities, but these very often also have OT services as well, often advertised as "Rehab" or "Motor Vehicle Accident Rehab". For Ontario specifically, a lot of OT in the community used to be done through Community Rehab departments in hospitals. Now, OHIP (through the Local Health Integration Networks that manage community care in all of Ontario) pay private companies for OT,
  15. The DPT/DOT degree in the US is not the equivalent of a PhD in PT/OT/Rehab Science in Canada. It is an entry to practice doctorate, like a PharmD. There is no indication, to my knowledge, that any OT/PT schools in Canada are thinking of switching to an entry to practice doctorate degree. I agree with everything PT2MD said - while I do know of some faculty members without PhDs, it seems that they are a dying breed.
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