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  1. 1 hour ago, PeaTea30 said:

    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.

    Absolutely already do and I'm a big fan btw. I'd love if you could answer a few questions. 1. Any plans on interviewing student from other programs in Ontario and 2. Are certain programs better regarded in the eyes of employers. Just trying to have better idea of what programs have to offer. 

  2. 2 minutes ago, PeaTea30 said:

    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.


    Fantastic I have been watching for over a year now simply looking for other school perspectives such as mac  and western 

  3. 4 hours ago, yaboijay said:

    I think that is a ridiculous system that is unfair to those who do not have access to a quiet space at home or have difficulties concentrating and or typing. I think that making people pay application fees and submitting applications for their program just to have everything negated because you were unable to complete this test is simply ridiculous and a cash grab. I would understand if this test occurred prior to allowing you to submit your application to help determine if you can continue on or not. But removing candidates based on these results is frankly ridiculous and is even worse if you consider they only allow you to write it once per application cycle. If a student works hard and is able to achieve amazing references, grades and work experience I find it very dumb to think none of it will even be considered if they do not perform well on this one test as the system will automatically score them out. Additionally, I understand it is based in science but not providing a criteria on how these are marked is also ridiculous how are we suppose to better our responses or even prepare, yes I understand they want to know what comes to your mind first but how does that gage how a person will react in these situations.

    To say that it's unfair because you can't find a quiet space I think is false if you absolutely could not find a way to get a room to yourself at home it's understandable. Not everyone has the luxury of living in a detached house no neighbors etc... However most community libraries should be able to offer you a quiet space free of charge. If you have concentration issues (ADD, ADHD etc...) the Casper team actually allows certain accomodations for those conditions if you communicate with them. Saying it's unfair to people who have hard time typing it's like saying interviews are unfair to those who aren't good at talking (and again of it's due to some condition they will accommodate). Unfortunately not everyone gets in and if you're spending the money to apply you simply have to accept that risk it's the reality of an application cycle. 

  4. 13 hours ago, Noël said:

    I completely agree! It's so stupid and such a waste of money. If anything, it's mostly a test of one's typing speed. It definitely doesn't "help assess applicants for non-academic attributes or people skills." They repeat the same type of questions, so you can easily study a rough answer for each scenario beforehand, and then it's simply a matter of being able to quickly process the presented ethical/moral questions and rapidly formulate legible, typed answers in the very strict time limits. It is in no way a useful tool for accessing how one would actually respond in a real-life healthcare scenario. And then for Ottawa, they've started their own personal cash grab on top of CASPer by requiring the completion of their language tests, so an extra $120 for something that's not even proctored, and just two years ago, was accessed during their interviews (along with what CASPer supposedly accesses). Such additional requirements should either be covered in the application fees, or those fees should be lowered to reflect the lessening of work the universities must complete as a result of requiring these ridiculous assessments.

    CASPer is how they tend to replace the logistical nightmare that is interviews. If you think about it yeah Casper is 100+$ but imagine having to interview for 4 or 5 schools and travel to each it comes up to a boat load more.... Ottawa's language tests on the other hand completely ridiculous. I completed a bilingual BSc program at a bilingual university with a bilingual certification on my degree and they still want me to pass language tests... That's the real money grab considering its almost more than Casper 


  5. Wondering if there are any current/past PT or OT students still on the forum that could shed light on their experience in different rehab programs in Ontario and across the country. A lot of first time applicants haven't had the chance to tour schools attend open house or even visit the cities they might end up in. And they probably won't get the chance. Hoping to get more information out there so that we have as much information as possible when it comes time to make a choice. 

    Hope to hear from all the rehab  students out there 

  6. Applied + (PT or OT?): PT at McMaster, Ottawa, Queen’s, Western, UofT (Maybe)
    GPA:c-gpa and s-gpa : c-gpa: 3.91 s-gpa: 3.96
    Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references:

    400+ hours as student trainer for varsity program. Was able to speak about key cases, what I learnt from them etc… Also spent time working with medical students as a mock patient for ultrasound training. Non-PT community work for holiday programs. References from the varsity PT I worked with and prof I had for 3 classes over my last 3 years.

  7. On 10/26/2020 at 9:07 PM, bey21 said:

    Oui mes parents m'en ont parlé justement au cas ou je n'arrive pas à transferer duranr mon bac. Il y a moins de demandes pour ergo, physio ou les deux généralement? 

    Les deux sont généralement plus faibles que le reste de la province Ex en Physio 5-8% d'applicants rentre dans les programmes anglais vs. 20-30% des candidats qui entre à ottawa 

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