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  1. last year they went out march 30, but it may have been due to covid and campus closure. the year before that they went out mid april ish.
  2. there is no publicly available data from universities saying that a bad casper can disqualify you. Im sure if you have great references and a great gpa and relevant experience, the universities are not going to hold a casper test against you. imo the MMI is much more important. the harsh reality is that there is more applicants than there is seats and your application is evaluated as a whole to determine if you get an interview or not. keep working hard and Im sure you will do well. never stop believing in yourself
  3. while you may have a point here, the universities have so many applicants they need something to differentiate people. the casper test itself is based in science though, and the strict time limits are so that you type the first thing that comes to your head. you are not judged based on how much you write, but the direction you head in in answering the question. imo the casper is nothing compared to the actual mmi and PT school is much more challenging than the casper and mmi combined. there are OSCE's, which are just like the MMI but youre showing your clinical skills. its just something to ge
  4. i believe its more of a section to expand on some of the points you listed in your application, but you can take it any way you like. I dont think it would be looked at negatively if you chose to talk about why you wanted to be a PT. but remember, everyone has their own reasons for entering the profession so looking at it from the perspective of the school, i dont know how much it would impact your app EDIT: also I have zero clue about the admissions process as a student, so take everything with a grain of salt!
  5. even if they say 100/200 level courses accepted, id upgrade at the 300/400 level because at the end of the day, its competitive entry
  6. so they will go down the list semester by semester collecting grades. but say you're at 56 credits, and the next semester is 12 credits. if they took every course itd be 68 credits, but what they need is 60. so they will take the average of the 12 credit semester, and that will be the value for the remaining 4 credits
  7. its a complex question and requires much debate in my opinion. personally, i dont think it should be a doctorate. that would mean making it a 3 year program (right now the masters program is already condensed and if was not it would be 3 years easily), and that means more time in school, and more debt, to enter the practice. instead they should just add post graduation courses for those who want to more education. at the end of the day the "doctorate" is just in the name and not worth the extra debt and lost income as a clinician. also, i dont think that having a doctorate title would mean ext
  8. Here is UBC's guidelines for international applicants: https://physicaltherapy.med.ubc.ca/prospective-students-2/international-applicants/international-mpt-applicants/ there is a maximum of 8 seats allocated to international students but i dont think they fill them each year. it is very competitive as UBC has in province preference. My advice would be create the best application possible and try! If it doesnt work out, explore other options. There are many students who go to the UK or Australia then come to canada and qualify themselves as physios. best of luck!
  9. It depends on the university. For example UBC looks at 300/400 level courses only when calculating competitive GPA (not including pre reqs which can be in any year as long as they are on the list of approved courses). Western looks at last 60 credits starting from the last semester you took. You will take many 300/400 level courses anyways in order to graduate from your bachelors and will probably have 45-60 upper division credits anways. if you have any other questions just let me know! For example, this is Westerns GPA calculation: "A calculation of the sub-GPA for admission purpos
  10. They do matter. The personal work experience reference has questions relating to your ability to be a competent health professional. the academic references ask questions like how long have you known this student, how many courses have they taken with you, and what do you think their ability for research potential is, their intellectual capactiy, academic preparation, and all around ability. These references can make or break applications. When schools open up try getting in touch with professors and see if you can do some research? or take a few more classes and try to develop a good relation
  11. im in the MPT program at ubc, and we're hybrid. labs and clinical skills in person(3-4 times per week), and lectures online. They're trying to get approval for an in person cadaver lab as well. might make a difference that the incoming class is only 80 people in vancouver
  12. Not a non science major but youre on the right track with taking the pre req courses. if you've never taken a science course before, youll have to start with 100 level courses which may be difficult to get entry into at UBC as most of them are restricted to KIN majors only. Id check beforehand which anatomy physiology courses are open. the 300 level ones always have space (caps 391/caps 301) but they require pre reqs to get into (first year science courses as well as calculus and chemistry etc...). As a non sci major, I think it would look better to have taken the upper level courses vs the lo
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