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  1. Hey guys! I have created a temporary group for the incoming OT class at western, there will be an official one that goes up closer to school but for now I thought it would be a good resource for everyone to connect https://www.facebook.com/groups/431202110797712/
  2. Sorry for the late reply! My roommate & I are staying at Platts lane, but she was on the waiting list for it since January and they seem to go fast. I'm not sure about the other residences, honestly just give them a phone call or an email and ask what the chances are of a spot opening up for you
  3. @Elle_ London *disclaimer: I'm from a super small rural town of only a couple hundred people, so my opinion is coming from the perspective of a country kid. But I also only live about an hour from London and I've been there a lot It's only a mid-sized city, so I find it a lot less overwhelming than somewhere like Toronto and a lot quieter Housing prices are apparently fair, but in comparison to what people pay in the Tricities/KW region I find it expensive the further away you are from the school the cheaper it is though It is somehow constantly under
  4. @BCtoOT That's a tough one, ideally I would say you should see them in person but I definitely don't recommend waiting until August to secure a place. By then it might be slim picking per se and all of the good places/close places/ reasonably priced places will already have been spoken for. However, there is always the option of asking for a Skype tour! The other option is finding a roommate you trust and trusting their opinion (i.e. someone in the program or someone in any of the rehab sciences) Save travels I look forward to meeting everyone and wish you luck finding s
  5. @OTMaT Safe travels my friend! I would be happy to study with you if you want to connect, I'm also not great at anatomy but I've taken it in my Kin undergrad so I know a bit, neurophysiology on the other hand I am fantastic at so if you need help in conditions I'm your girl aha. I'm glad this is helpful for people! Again its just all my personal opinions and observations but I hope they serve as a good rough guide For anatomy review there are tons of resources online (: here's a few: kenhub.com is a great tool although it is paid ($25 monthly or $175 for
  6. My pleasure Housing I would look for something relatively close to Elborn College, just a quick google maps of how far of a walk it is/ nearby bus routes and when they run. Also 100% recommend actually scouting out and touring a rental before you ever sign a lease. I've seen units that look great online but are awful in person. Also some landlords can be....rude. And that's just added stress you don't need. I personally am staying at Platt's lane estates, the whole area is very family and student oriented around there. Quiet at night and only a 10 minute walk. In my experience
  7. Highlights I have highlighted a lot of the good things about the program in previous posts, but just to summarize: Fantastic faculty Family vibe Placement options are seemingly endless The evaluations in courses are very fair, no 'tricks' or surprises on tests The courses are very interactive and hands on Lots of group work and opportunities to practice being part of a team The assignments and projects are very creative and fun to do, we did a Powtoon on MRIs, had a mock trial, the interviewing skills evaluation was with a real patient Lot
  8. Culture The faculty is honestly fantastic. They were so patient and helpful while I worked through my medical issues. They are always happy to answer questions or even just discuss anything you want to ask them. Most of them were practicing OTs at one point so they bring a lot of their own stories and experiences into lessons. The cool thing I found was that we got to call them by their first name (most of them) and they explained that it was because we are equals. It honestly very different than my experience in undergrad, a lot more casual. Also if you see faculty in the hallway, they a
  9. Placements So the first few weeks we had a 2 day placement where we just shadowed, this was pretty random as to where you went. I personally went to St Thomas hospital in an ortho unit and it was fantastic to actually get a feel for what you may end up doing. You end up doing a project on this experience and it brings together the theories learned in 9511 and applies them to practical cases you saw. You have lots of options placement wise for the bigger ones, there's a document posted when the time comes of all the possible options within the catchment area, you pick a list of (I think it
  10. Facebook Group In term of a Facebook group, it took a bit last year for one to appear for the incoming class so I created my own to round up people. However, eventually a student council member created one for us and that's where some of our special events got posted. So ya just be patient there will be one appearing eventually (: its super helpful, students post calendars of when things are due, resources, social events and stuff like that
  11. Coursework I have attached below last years schedule for the fall and winter semesters (however I can't gaurentee it will be the same this year, but it gives you a idea). Here's a rough rundown of what the courses were like, if you want the syllabuses to look at just message me and I can send them over to you to browse through. 9580 - This was our fieldwork class, all we covered in the fall semester was basics (NCI training, writing a resume for preceptors, etc.) this runs all year round and I imagine it builds on things you learn on placement after the winter placement 951
  12. Hi friends! Congrats to everyone on their acceptances, you should all be very proud of yourselves! I attended Western for OT last year for the first semester but due to medical reasons I had to take a LOA, however I am returning in September to be a part of this years incoming class. So I'd be happy to help answer any questions anybody has about the program/ living in London, or if you just want to connect with a fellow classmate feel free to shoot me a message!
  13. Hey guys! I know that acceptances won't be out for a while but I wanted to reach out sooner rather than later, Basically I was accepted last year to westerns OT program, attended a semester but unfortunately had to go on medical leave. However I am returning in September and would like to live with people in my program preferrably! So if you're interested send me a message, or if you have any questions about western and the OT program there I'm happy to help.
  14. Hi friends, I actually got accepted last year to westerns OT program so I'm full of knowledge! The professors are absolutely fantastic people who treat you as an equal, the director is an incredibley nice lady, there's cool research going on constantly but there's lots in the way of applying a driving simulator to research, one professor focused on age related vision loss, some on Parkinson's. If you have any questions just message me!
  15. Scotiabank had a great plan, it's also prime + 2% interest. I got approved for 40 grand a year for both years, so a grand total of 80k (and I get osap). You get a 10k automatic approval on any credit card with that with any yearly fee waived (mines a cash back card that's supposed to be $99 per year so that was a pretty good deal). Also fees waived on debit and savings accounts. I needed my grandpa to cosign for me, however that might be because I'm only 21. Also needed proof of enrolment and papers regarding how much I owe osap. If you have any questions feel free to message m
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