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Applied + (PT or OT): PT and OT - McGill QY, Queen's, McMaster, UofT, Western, uOttawa (just PT)
Accepted: McGill QY PT, Queen's PT, Western PT
Waitlisted: McGill QY OT, UofT OT, McMaster OT, UofT PT, uOttawa PT
Rejected: McMaster PT (after interview), Western OT, Queen's OT
GPA: cGPA: 3.85, sGPA: 3.87 from BSc Anatomy & Cell Biology at McGill

I did a bit of PT shadowing this past December at a outpatient sports clinic and a hospital that I used to work at. Did clinical research in the Orthopaedic department, got to observe some surgeries and post-op follow ups, recruited patients, etc. Worked in a Vet hospital for a couple of months as a vet assistant. Volunteered with a special needs program when I was in CEGEP. Did a community service trip to rural Nicaragua. Was a former figure skating instructor for children.

References from the orthopaedic surgeon I worked for (also a prof at UdeM) and my anatomy prof from McGill who is also a DO.

I accepted McGill QY PT but I may also accept Queen's PT as a backup while the "recommendation for acceptance" is processed by McGill, and then drop Queen's if McGill sends an official acceptance.

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Hey out of curiosity why is western your first choice?? I got into western and queens for OT and can’t choose!! Congrats by the way!! 

Thanks so much! Congratulations to you too!! 

Mostly for Westerns pedagogy! I’ve spent a few years studying experiential learning theory and I love Westerns emphasis on it! Location definitely was a factor too as it’s much closer to where I’m from!

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I need some help. I got accepted to western, but I am on waitlist for McMaster. I was wondering if I can still get an offer for McMaster even when I accept western? deadline to accept western is May 29th. But McMaster doesn’t send out waitlist offers until June 2nd 

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I got offers from UofT and Queens PT on ORPAS! (but still no email from either? lol).  Also waitlisted for Mac and rejected from Western. Will likely be accepting UofT :)

My SGPA was 3.83 and CGPA 3.61 

Congratulations to everyone on your hard work! No matter the results, truly hope everyone realizes how proud they should be of themselves

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Applied (all PT): Queens, Western, Dal, UofT 

Waitlisted: Dal 

Rejected: Queens, Western, & UofT 

subGPA: 3.73 cGPA: 3.70 

really disappointed that I didn’t get in anywhere :( but hopefully next year will be better...

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Applied: Mac OT + PT
Accepted: Mac OT
Waitlisted: none
Rejected: Mac PT
cGPA: 3.98, not sure about sGPA
Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references: didn't have to write any essays or provide references, interview went pretty well, the interviewers were super enthusiastic and sweet!

Will be declining for med 

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Congrats to everyone getting offers!! 

Applied (PT): Western, Queens, U of T, McGill
Accepted: McGill
Waitlisted: Western (upper 1/3), Queens
Rejected: U of T
GPA: c-gpa: 3.93 + s-gpa: 3.87

Does anyone know how much Westerns/ Queens waitlist typically moves??

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Didn’t get into the only Ontario school I was eligible for, queens. GPA- 3.97, cGPA 3.95, which leads me to believe that either my CASPER or personal submissions were extremely poor. Feeling bummed, I really thought my answers clearly reflected who I was and aligned well with the requirements of the profession.

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Applied + (PT or OT?): OT at  Queen’s and U of T

Accepted: Queen's and U of T



No answer yet:

GPA:c-gpa and s-gpa : c-gpa: 3.69 s-gpa: 3.77

Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references:

I believe I had a pretty strong essay and references (mostly because of my low-ish GPA and the fact that I was accepted to both places I applied). I also had just under 200hrs volunteer experience working with adults with a disability. 

I will be most likely accepting my offer to Queen's, so those of you on the U of T waitlist, good luck!

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