Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will have their application evaluated for interview consideration. The MPT program is highly competitive and only qualified applicants will be invited for an interview. Fulfillment of the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. Selection of interview candidates is based on a review of an applicant’s overall application for admission including their Competitive MPT Admissions GPA.
Interviews for the MPT program use the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format. The purpose of the MMI is to ascertain an applicant’s verbal communication skills, maturity level and personal suitability to the program and profession. Interviews take place in person at the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
What to expect ….
- Interactions with professional members of the PT community
- The interview cycle is approx. 80 minutes in length
- 9 Interview Stations and 1 rest station
- Each station is 6 minutes with a 2-minute transition period
- Transition period allows time to move in between stations, to read the question/scenario and prepare before entering next interview room
Interviews for the September 2021 program intake will take place the first week of March, 2021.
A maximum of 3 interviews may be offered to any one applicant over a lifetime. If after 3 interviews, an offer of admission is not made, the applicant will no longer be offered an interview, regardless of the competitiveness of their application.
The department will offer an interview opportunity to the top 160 applicants each year. We will offer a position on the waitlist to the next 5 applicants, and the remainder of the applicants will be informed, via email, that their application for that year was unsuccessful. If an applicant from the original interview offer list declines the offer at any point up to the day prior to the scheduled interview date, the first person on the waitlist will be emailed an offer to interview. Please note, once initial decisions of a waitlist position are emailed out, the department will only contact you again if a position becomes available. We cannot release to applicants where they are on the waitlist at any given time.
Applicants to the program who are offered and accept an interview, and who cancel with less than 5 business days notice, will be refused any future interview offers should they chose to re-apply to the program. If the applicant feels a late cancellation or no show is due to a valid and unavoidable reason (i.e. medical) supporting documentation must be provided within 24 hours of the interview date.
Offers of admission and waitlist
Following the interview, the department will offer a position within the program to the top 100 ranked applicants. A position on the waitlist will be offered to the next 20 applicants and the remaining applicants will be informed, via email, that their application for that year was unsuccessful. If an applicant from the original 100 offers of admission declines the offer, at any point up to the day prior to the first day of orientation in August, the first person on the waitlist will be emailed an offer of a position in the program. Please note that once initial decisions of a waitlist position are emailed out, the department will only contact you again if a position becomes available. We cannot release to applicants where they are on the waitlist at any given time.
|Year||# of applications to MPT program||# of applicants interviewed||# of applicants waitlisted||# admitted to program from waitlist|
|2020||304||195||to be determined||to be determined|