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Transforming health care One student at a time

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Dr. Brian Hodges UHN and Michener’s Executive Vice-President of Education

Preparing today's learners for tomorrow's health care system But some technologies – such as artificial intelligence (AI) – are challenging the notion that only humans can perform functions in some professions. We already have robotics and AI systems helping us in operating rooms and clinics, and the technology that will one day augment and in some cases displace some of us is right around the corner. Professional scopes of practice and competencies are going to change significantly and some professions may be substantially reconfigured. At The Michener Institute of Education at UHN (University Health Network, one of Canada’s largest networks of teaching hospitals), our job is to provide students with an education that will prepare them to provide the safest and best patient care in this fast-approaching context, while never losing sight of the human aspect of health care delivery. Michener has two unique advantages. We are a school within a hospital, and what that means for future health care professionals is that your education is informed by the evidence gathered from today’s clinical practice and the constant generation of research that looks forward to the clinical setting of the future. Quite simply, we are preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s health care system.

We are also a health labour planning partner for Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. We work together to determine current and future health system needs, and as a result, we adjust our curriculum and enrolment strategies to be in line with what competencies and professions are and will be required. The proof of this advantage is in our higher-thanaverage employment rate of more than 89% within six months of graduation. Given the changing technology, shifting population health needs and rapidly emerging fields in science and genomics, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN is committed to being adaptive and agile, and instilling those values in our students. This deeper learning aimed at nurturing critical, collaborative and adaptive thinkers has paid off in several ways: not only do an impressive number of graduates go on to assume leadership positions in their fields, but our programs attract working professionals who already have advanced scientific degrees and who are seeking to specialize further through our programs. Your journey to achievement, contribution and success begins here at Michener. We look forward to an exciting future of lifelong learning together.

MICHENER 2018-2019 VIEWBOOK

Dramatic shifts in technology are changing the way we live. We shop and bank digitally, we use apps on our phones to get into movies and to board airplanes and many of us can work from almost anywhere in the world.

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A school within a hospital network MICHENER 2018-2019 VIEWBOOK

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN lives in five campuses across the University Health Network in downtown Toronto. All of our full-time applied health sciences and health technology programs take place at the St. Patrick campus.

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The Michener Institute’s main site at 222 St. Patrick Street is a dynamic and innovative educational facility. Michener’s main building consists of 14 floors that combine classrooms, laboratories and simulation suites to promote an integrated experience for our students. A five-story student residence, Schatz Hall, is connected to the main building. Michener is located in the heart of the Discovery District in downtown Toronto, within blocks from health partners. Notable institutions include: The Hospital for Sick Children (Sickkids), Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the MaRS Discovery District research facility.


What's inside

"From our humble beginnings in 1958, the school has steadily increased its programs and offerings over five decades. Today, Michener stands tall and proud as the leading educator of applied health practitioners. Above all, The Michener Institute’s legacy lives on with its graduates, who, to this day, continue to care about patients and provide quality care." Diana Michener Schatz The Michener Institute’s Founder and first CEO

STUDENT SERVICES

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STUDENT RESIDENCE

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CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

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S I M U L AT I O N

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

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Medical Laboratory Science

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Radiation Therapy Laurentian University Joint Program

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Respiratory Therapy

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Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Technology University of Toronto Joint Program

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Radiation Therapy University of Toronto Joint Program

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Radiological Technology University of Toronto Joint Program

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Cardiovascular Perfusion

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Chiropody

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Diagnostic Cytology

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Genetics Technology

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Ultrasound

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G R A D U AT E C A R E E R O P T I O N S

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LEARNING FOR THE FUTURE

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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I N T E R N AT I O N A L LY E D U C AT E D APPLICANTS

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A P P L I C AT I O N P R O C E S S

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Student Services If you have questions, please contact success@michener.ca (for personal support information) and info@michener.ca (for financial support information)

PERSONAL SUPPORT

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

At Michener, you’re part of a close-knit community. You will meet a great group of people and establish a network of peers and future colleagues.

Michener recognizes that financing your education can be a challenge. There are a number of financial assistance programs available to Michener students, including:

The Student Success Network (SSN) is here to support you throughout your academic program, and give you the foundation you need to start your career as a health care professional.

Some of SSN’s Services include: •

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Accessibility and accommodations services Career development workshops Coaching and counselling services Peer tutoring

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a financial aid program that can make it easier for students to get a post-secondary education. This program offers funding for school through grants (money you don’t have to pay back) or a student loan (money you need to repay). To learn more about OSAP please visit osap.gov.on.ca Awards & scholarships: Full-time students are eligible for over $80,000 in bursaries and scholarships.


Student Residence Michener’s residence, Schatz Hall, offers secure and convenient housing for students. You are close to classes, computer labs and the library – and you’re located in the heart of Toronto. At Michener, our residence population tends to be a mature group of students that value both their residence experience and their education. Each room is fully furnished and private, and equipped with a full private bathroom. Residence rates are budget-friendly at $795-$845 per month*, depending on additional services. BENEFITS OF LIVING IN RESIDENCE • • • • •

Private, secure and convenient Schatz Hall Residence is attached to Michener’s main building Fully furnished single rooms equipped with full private bathroom facilities Each floor has a common TV lounge, kitchen and coin laundry facilities Accessible units also available on each floor

Visit michener.ca/residence for more information.

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11. Schatz Hall lounge, with a view overlooking CN Tower 55. Full private bathroom in every residence room

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* Estimate for residence fees based on 2017-2018 fees; subject to change.

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Curriculum Highlights Michener is continuously transforming our campus to bring you the highest standard of education that reflects the demands of the ever-changing health care environment. Our curriculum is designed to help you gain the skills and confidence needed to successfully enter your chosen profession.

CURRICULUM DESIGN Michener’s curriculum is constantly evolving as health care needs and technologies change.

INTERPROFESSIONAL E D U C AT I O N

CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

Students practice communication, critical thinking, crisis management and collaboration with peers from other health care disciplines.

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C L I N I C A L E D U C AT I O N Full-time students participate in at least 20 weeks of clinical rotations at sites across the GTA, province and for some programs, across Canada

ASSESSMENT Your performance will be assessed in multiple ways, providing you with wellrounded feedback.

D E D I C AT E D FA C U LT Y Our faculty are licensed health care professionals and educators in their respective fields and are committed to the success of their students.

SMALL CLASS SIZES Small class sizes means more hands-on interactive learning, which gives you the opportunity for daily interaction with faculty.


Simulation The opportunity to practice in a simulated clinical environment prepares you for what you may encounter in a clinical situation. Michener’s simulated environment is safe and controlled, allowing you to gain confidence and comfort with the application of your knowledge and skills. At the same time, faculty can observe your behaviours and skills and provide constructive feedback.

CASE The Centre for the Advancement of Simulation and Education (CASE) will play a large part in your educational experience. CASE is one of the largest simulationbased learning and evaluation centres in Canada. The Centre includes simulation suites and debrief rooms, as well as 24 clinical examination rooms typically used for objective structured clinical evaluations (OSCEs). The facilities enable students in all disciplines to learn by participating together in simulated scenarios and debriefing those scenarios in a safe learning environment. For a virtual tour of the Centre, go to michener.ca/case.

WORKING WITH SENIORS In view of demographic trends, the Working with Seniors curriculum will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience to enter your clinical placements and future practice with the competency and confidence to work effectively with older adults. This intensive week-long training is incorporated into Michener’s summer semester, combining flexible learning formats such as e-learning modules and simulation experiences, including interacting directly with seniors, observing and participating in scenarios and wearing an innovative frail aging simulation suit. The Sakamoto Aging Simulation Suit significantly restricts a student’s movement and reduces eyesight and hearing ability, giving students the opportunity to experience the effects of aging on everyday life.

"By preparing current and future generations of health care professionals to better understand older patients and the unique needs and challenges they face, as Michener is doing, we are also influencing the health system’s capacity to transform and innovate in the way we care for our aging population."

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Dr. Samir Sinha, Provincial Lead for Ontario’s Seniors Strategy and Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and University Health Network Hospitals

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Academic Programs Health care attracts people from all walks of life, but the common characteristics they share include courage, compassion and commitment to saving and improving the lives of others. There are many ways for you to make a difference. The following pages will help you find the right path. Most of Michener programs are accredited by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education (CoARTE).

PROGR AMS REQUIRING A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA • Medical Laboratory Science • Radiation Therapy (Joint Program with Laurentian University) • Respiratory Therapy

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PROGR AMS REQUIRING ONE YEAR OF UNIVERSIT Y STUDY • Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Technology (Joint Program with University of Toronto) • Radiation Therapy (Joint Program with University of Toronto) • Radiological Technology (Joint Program with University of Toronto)

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Cardiovascular Perfusion Chiropody Diagnostic Cytology Genetics Technology Ultrasound

Brief videos about our programs are online at M I C H E N E R . C A / C H O O S E

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Medical Laboratory Science Credential(s) Earned: Advanced Diploma Program Length 6 semesters over 3 years Start Date September 2018 Application Deadline February 1, 2018

Medical Laboratory Technologists make up one of the largest groups of regulated health care professionals in Canada. Medical Laboratory Technologists analyze and produce lab results in five disciplines: Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Hematology (blood), Histotechnology (tissue specimens) and Transfusion Science (blood banking). W H AT C A N I E X P E C T F R O M T H E PROFESSION? Medical Laboratory Technologists are able to work almost anywhere in the world, practicing in hospitals, private or public health and government laboratories, plus research and educational institutions. On the job, you’ll work

independently with minimal supervision and have significant control over your daily routine. Test results have an immediate impact on the care of critically ill patients. CO N S I D E R T H I S P R O G R A M I F YO U: • are meticulous • work methodically • demonstrate patience • enjoy working ‘behind the scenes’ • like to have a set routine SAMPLE FIRST-YEAR COURSES • Clinical Chemistry I • Foundations of Interprofessional Collaboration for Medical Laboratory Science • Gross and Micro-Anatomy • Hematology and Hemostasis • Introduction to Histotechnology • Microbiology and Immunology • Normal and Pathophysiology

"Michener stood out to me as an institution that provides a holistic approach to training health care workers, not only providing them with core skills needed to fulfill their role, but also enhancing their understanding of just how crucial they are to patient wellness." Meghan Nicholls, Medical Laboratory Science student

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROFESSION

College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario

Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science

cmlto.com

csmls.org

PROGRAMS REQUIRING A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

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Radiation Therapy (Joint Program with Laurentian University)

AT A G L A N C E Credential(s) Earned: Honours Baccalaureate Degree in Radiation Therapy from Laurentian University & Advanced Diploma from The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

PROGRAMS REQUIRING A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

Program Length 10 semesters over 4 Years

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Start Date September 2018 Application Deadline January 17, 2018

laurentian.ca/radiation-therapy

This program prepares students to apply ionizing radiation to treat patients with cancer. The curriculum combines general and liberal science courses offered on the Laurentian campus in Sudbury with disciplinespecific courses delivered in a selfdirected, online format by Michener. Courses are available in English, but students also have the opportunity to take some courses in French. W H AT C A N I E X P E C T F R O M T H E PROFESSION? As a Radiation Therapist, you’ll work within an interdisciplinary oncology team consisting of physicians and other health care providers in cancer centres. You will use advanced computer systems and sophisticated radiation therapy equipment to design treatment plans and deliver beams of radiation to destroy tumours. You will

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (See page 22 for more information)

(Michener also offers a joint Radiation Therapy program with the University of Toronto: see page 15 for more details). also play an important role in providing patient support throughout the treatment process, including counselling patients on expected side effects and ways to minimize them. CO N S I D E R T H I S P R O G R A M I F YO U: • want to study and work in Northern Ontario • are eager to learn in a bilingual environment and are motivated to learn independently through online distance education • are interested in working with high-tech equipment • have excellent interpersonal skills and are passionate about working in an environment where treatment directly impacts patients SAMPLE FIRST-YEAR COURSES • (L) (E/F) Biology I • (L) (E/F) Human Anatomy & Physiology • (L) (E/F) Introductory Physics I and II SAMPLE SECOND-YEAR COURSES • (L) (E) Medical Radiation Physics • (L) (E) Physics of Medical Imaging

(L-Laurentian; M-Michener; E-English; E/F-delivered in both languages)

"Michener provides experienced medical faculty that have had the handson knowledge and experience that is beyond valuable when integrated in the classroom setting. The professor’s industry experience showcases their understanding and implications of the medical field. They are not just teaching theory but showcasing personal experience and lessons." Vanessa Tuer, Radiation Therapy student LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROFESSION

Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario

camrt.ca

oamrs.org

cmrto.org


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Anesthesia Assistant (See page 22 for more information)

Respiratory Therapy Credential(s) Earned: Advanced Diploma Program Length 7 semesters over 3 years Start Date September 2018 Application Deadline February 1, 2018

W H AT C A N I E X P E C T F R O M T H E PROFESSION? Respiratory Therapists (RTs) work mostly in critical care environments such as emergency

rooms and intensive care units. They work in interprofessional teams with physicians, nurses and physiotherapists to treat and monitor patients’ complex cardiorespiratory needs. The work is fast-paced and multifaceted. RTs also work in community settings such as rehabilitation and homecare. Shifts are often 10-12 hours in duration and may be a combination of days, nights and weekends. Your income will vary depending on your hours and where you work. CO N S I D E R T H I S P R O G R A M I F YO U: • enjoy fast-paced diverse work environments and working with people • can make quick decisions in critical situations • have the manual dexterity to operate complex equipment SAMPLE FIRST-YEAR COURSES • Basic Airway Management • Basic Professional Skills • Cardiopulmonary Physiology • Cardiovascular Diagnostics I • Human Anatomy & Physiology I

"Michener is focused on applied sciences, but also career training that is highly relevant to current employment needs and trends. Working in a health care profession requires individuals to be competent in their understanding of theory and ability to execute practical skill, but most importantly, in their understanding of professional behaviour, responsibility and accountability." Sam Gennidakis, Respiratory Therapy student

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROFESSION

Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists

College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario

csrt.com

crto.on.ca

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“It’s as natural as breathing” is an expression you often hear, but rarely think about further. As a Respiratory Therapist you learn what it’s like for patients whose ability to breathe is compromised because of serious heart and lung diseases or trauma. You will provide a variety of care for adults, children and newborns. This will include performing diagnostic tests, completing patient assessments and providing therapies such as the administration of oxygen and medications, and provision of airway management and mechanical ventilation.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (See page 22 for more information)

Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Technology (Joint Program with University of Toronto)

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PROGRAMS REQUIRING ONE YEAR OF UNIVERSITY STUDY

Credential(s) Earned: Bachelor of Science in Medical Radiation Sciences from the University of Toronto & Advanced Diploma from The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

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Program Length 8 semesters over 3 years Start Date September 2018 Application Deadline February 1, 2018

medicalradiationsciences.ca

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technology is functional imaging used to safely detect disease in its early stages. Special cameras, computers and radioactive tracers are used to image how disease or treatments alter organ system function. Nuclear Medicine imaging involves non-invasive procedures to determine everything from the size and location of tumours, to the volume of blood ejected from the heart with each beat. Molecular Imaging utilizes specialized instrumentation alone, or in combination with targeted imaging agents, to visualize biochemical events at the cellular and molecular level in order to help identify regions of pathology and potential mechanisms of disease.

W H AT C A N I E X P E C T F R O M T H E PROFESSION? This is a profession that involves extensive interaction with patients and their families, and other medical professionals. Nuclear Medicine Technologists work in hospitals, as well as in private imaging clinics, and generally work regular eight-hour shifts. To succeed in this field, technologists must have excellent communication skills to deliver optimal patient care. They must be able to work independently, as they will often have little direct supervision, and also be adept at working with a variety of sophisticated computer applications. CO N S I D E R T H I S P R O G R A M I F YO U: • are detail oriented with a strong desire to help others • are interested in operating complex imaging technology SAMPLE FIRST-YEAR COURSES • Anatomy • Comparative Medical Imaging • Integrated Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging

"The field of nuclear medicine has a number of possible career routes ranging from clinical management, to imaging informatics, to working with MRI. I chose Michener’s Nuclear Medicine program because it opens the doors to many potential career opportunities by offering subspecialty courses as part of the program.” André Miglietta, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technology student

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROFESSION

Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario

camrt.ca

oamrs.org

cmrto.org


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(Joint Program with University of Toronto)

AT A G L A N C E Credential(s) Earned: Bachelor of Science in Medical Radiation Sciences from the University of Toronto & Advanced Diploma from The Michener Institute of Education at UHN Program Length 8 semesters over 3 years Start Date September 2018 Application Deadline February 1, 2018

medicalradiationsciences.ca

Michener also offers a joint Radiation Therapy program with Laurentian University: see pg. 12 for more details.

This program prepares students to apply ionizing radiation to treat patients with cancer. As part of the curriculum, you will have the opportunity to practice in a simulated clinical environment in all aspects of Radiation Therapy, including treatment delivery, patient communication and treatment planning. You will have hands-on exposure to cutting-edge equipment and technology that was built specifically for the education of Radiation Therapy students, located onsite at Michener. W H AT C A N I E X P E C T F R O M T H E PROFESSION? As a Radiation Therapist, you will be a part of an interdisciplinary health care team comprises of radiation oncologists, medical physicists, nurses

and other health care professionals. You will use advanced computer systems and sophisticated radiation therapy equipment to design treatment plans and deliver radiation to treat cancer. As a Radiation Therapist, you will also play a vital role in providing patient education and support throughout the treatment pathway, including counselling patients on expected side effects of radiation and ways to minimize them. CO N S I D E R T H I S P R O G R A M I F YO U: • are interested in operating sophisticated imaging and treatment technology • have excellent interpersonal skills and are passionate about working in an environment where treatment directly impacts patients SAMPLE FIRST-YEAR COURSES • Anatomy & Physiology • Patient Care in Medical Radiation Sciences • Radiobiology and Radiation Protection

"Michener is truly an interprofessional health career hub and this sort of environment encourages students to be mature and studious. It also enables us to learn about the other health careers so that when we are in the work place we have a better awareness of what the other health care professionals are capable of and when to utilize their expertise." Alika Kingsbury, Radiation Therapy student

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROFESSION

Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario

camrt.ca oamrs.org

cmrto.org

PROGRAMS REQUIRING ONE YEAR OF UNIVERSITY STUDY

Radiation Therapy

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (See page 22 for more information)

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (See page 22 for more information)

Radiological Technology (Joint Program with University of Toronto)

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PROGRAMS REQUIRING ONE YEAR OF UNIVERSITY STUDY

Credential(s) Earned: Bachelor of Science in Medical Radiation Sciences from the University of Toronto & Advanced Diploma from The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

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Program Length 8 semesters over 3 years Start Date September 2018 Application Deadline February 1, 2018

medicalradiationsciences.ca

Radiological Technologists are responsible for producing images using radiation for the diagnosis of injuries and diseases. Technologists operate a variety of medical imaging equipment in areas such as general radiography, computed tomography, fluoroscopy and bone mineral densitometry. In doing so, they need to provide optimal care for the patient, utilize minimal radiation and employ appropriate radiation protection measures. W H AT C A N I E X P E C T F R O M T H E PROFESSION? The primary focus of the Radiological Technologist is to provide optimal care for the patient in a fast-paced environment. The Technologist must be able to quickly assess the patient’s needs and capabilities to effectively and efficiently position the patient and work

through required procedures. In addition to working in imaging departments, Technologists working in hospitals may be required to provide imaging services in the operating rooms, the emergency department, at the patient’s bedside or other areas of the hospital. In addition to clinical practice, opportunities for graduate Radiological Technologists include education, management and medical equipment sales. Technologists can go on to specialize in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), sonography, mammography and imaging informatics. CO N S I D E R T H I S P R O G R A M I F YO U: • are interested in operating sophisticated imaging technology • enjoy working with people • have good interpersonal skills and are able to communicate with clarity • enjoy a variety of work SAMPLE FIRST-YEAR COURSES • Anatomy • Comparative Medical Imaging • Diagnostic Imaging Instrumentation I & II

"The small class sizes set Michener apart from many other post-secondary institutions. My labs are conducted in small groups of less than 10 students. In fact, most of my class time is spent in the lab setting working with X-ray equipment and models. This allows me to interact closely with my instructors, who are all professionals in my field of study.” Emilie Regimbal, Radiological Technology student

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROFESSION

Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario

camrt.ca

oamrs.org

cmrto.org


Cardiovascular Perfusion Credential(s) Earned: Graduate Diploma Program Length 5 semesters over 19 months (first 8 weeks online) Start Date September 2018 Application Deadline February 1, 2018

Cardiovascular perfusionists are important members of the cardiac surgical team whose primary role is to maintain a patient’s respiration, circulation and physiological state, commonly using extracorporeal circuits like the heart-lung machine during surgeries. The Cardiovascular Perfusionist monitors vital signs while administering intravenous fluids, blood products and anesthetic drugs. Perfusionists also use other pieces of technology like ventricular assist devices and intra-aortic balloon pumps to maintain cardiac output as required.

W H AT C A N I E X P E C T F R O M T H E PROFESSION? Using the heart-lung machine, cardiovascular perfusionists work alongside cardiac surgeons and anesthesiologists and the multidisciplinary operating room (OR) team. Working in the cardiac operating room environment is demanding and requires sustained mental and physical attentiveness during open heart surgery. You are expected to perform in the OR for up to 10 or 12 hours at a time. You may also be expected to work on-call or overtime. CO N S I D E R T H I S P R O G R A M I F YO U: • are a strong critical thinker • can think and work on the spot in a highpaced, intense environment • have manual dexterity SAMPLE FIRST-YEAR COURSES • Hemotherapy • Perfusion Theory I & II • Applied Pharmacology

"I knew that perfusion would offer me what I wanted – hands-on work, autonomy and fast-paced critical thinking, so, I worked towards becoming a part of this young, exciting and developing field. Accepting a spot in this program was the easiest decision I’ve ever had to make." Sabrina Duong, Cardiovascular Perfusion student

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROFESSION

Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion cscp.ca

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Michener is the only English-speaking Chiropody program in Canada. We have a working clinic on campus where students interact with and treat clients under the supervision of licensed chiropodists.

Chiropody AT A G L A N C E Credential(s) Earned: Graduate Advanced Diploma Program Length 7 semesters over 3 years Start Date September 2018

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Application Deadline February 1, 2018

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As a primary health care practitioner, you will be involved in the assessment and management of foot and lower limb conditions. You will treat conditions ranging from ingrown toenails, corns and calluses to specialized diabetic foot care, sports injuries, soft tissue surgery and wound care. Tapping into your detailed knowledge of foot, ankle and overall human anatomy, you’ll educate patients on how to improve their mobility and alleviate foot pain. Chiropodists may manage biomechanical foot deformities in adults and children, by prescribing orthotics.

W H AT C A N I E X P E C T F R O M T H E PROFESSION? Many graduates find rewarding work in community health centres and hospitals, or open their own private practices. You will work with many different health care professionals such as nurses, dermatologists, vascular surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists and physicians. Salary varies by area of specialization and type of practice and experience. CO N S I D E R T H I S P R O G R A M I F YO U: • have good people skills • have the entrepreneurial spirit to potentially open your own clinic SAMPLE FIRST-YEAR COURSES • Dermatology • Clinical Pharmacology • Lower Extremity Anatomy Dissection • Pathophysiology I & II • Podiatric Biomechanics I • Podiatric Clinical Practice I • Podiatric Medicine I & II

“One word to describe what interested me most about this field would be variety. The ability to perform surgery, prescribe medications, administer injections, salvage diabetic limbs, interact with patients on a daily basis and work in a hospital, community or private environment is truly exclusive to this field.” Eakanth Mathialakan, Chiropody student

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROFESSION

College of Chiropodists of Ontario cocoo.on.ca Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM)

podiatryinfocanada.ca

Ontario Society of Chiropodists (OSC) ontariochiropodist.com


Diagnostic Cytology Credential(s) Earned: Graduate Diploma Program Length 4 semesters over 19 months Start Date September 2018 Application Deadline February 1, 2018

As a Cytotechnologist, you will play a crucial role in the fight against cancer by examining human cells and preparing reports on any abnormal results for a pathologist who will make a definitive diagnosis based on your initial findings. Cytotechnologists detect and diagnose precancerous cellular changes by looking at specimen slides taken from pap smears, the lung, bladder, lymph nodes, thyroid gland and other parts of the body. Note: Program is delivered primarily through distance education with onsite clinical components.

W H AT C A N I E X P E C T F R O M T H E PROFESSION? Cytotechnologists work primarily with powerful microscopes for up to seven hours a day in hospitals or community laboratories. Though there is limited direct contact with patients, you interact with other members of the health care team, often working in tandem with a pathologist. You may also expand your career opportunities in laboratory management, research, sales and marketing, as well as technical consulting. CO N S I D E R T H I S P R O G R A M I F YO U: • are precise and patient • have strong analytical and problem-solving skills to make critical diagnoses • are able to sit still and concentrate for long periods of time behind a microscope SAMPLE FIRST-YEAR COURSES • Gynecological Cytology • Microanatomy and Histotechnique I & II • Non-gynecological Cytology

"It is satisfying knowing that even though my lab work is behind the scenes, I am still an integral part of a collaborative health team. I wanted a career where my work made a difference in the world and would help people." Matthew Kok, Diagnostic Cytology student

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROFESSION

College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario

Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science

cmlto.com

csmls.org

PROGRAMS REQUIRING A UNIVERSITY DEGREE

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Genetics Technology AT A G L A N C E Credential(s) Earned: Graduate Diploma Program Length 4 semesters over 16 months Start Date September 2018

PROGRAMS REQUIRING A UNIVERSITY DEGREE

Application Deadline February 1, 2018

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The field of Genetics Technology is rapidly evolving and expanding as new discoveries, technologies and techniques become integrated into the clinical environment. Genetics technology involves performing laboratory tests to help physicians diagnose, treat and monitor a wide variety of genetic disorders or many types of cancer. Although there is limited patient contact, the results generated have a direct impact on patient treatment and care. W H AT C A N I E X P E C T F R O M T H E PROFESSION? Genetic Technologists work in the laboratory performing tests on a variety of human specimens such as blood, tumours and fetal material. Using a wide range of instrumentation

and analytical software - from microscopes to the latest genomic analyzers - Technologists work both independently and as part of a health care team to produce high quality, accurate patient results. Genetics Technologists are engaged in rewarding careers in a variety of settings including health care, industry, private laboratories and forensics. CO N S I D E R T H I S P R O G R A M I F YO U: • have manual dexterity • are detail-oriented • are a strong critical thinker • enjoy analyzing and communicating results SAMPLE FIRST-YEAR COURSES • Cytogenetics Theory and Techniques I & II • Foundations of Interprofessional Collaboration for Medical Laboratory Technology Programs • Molecular Genetics Theory and Techniques I & II • Simulated Clinical Education

"The genetics program not only puts emphasis on the technical skills needed to carry out the necessary tasks in the lab, but also soft skills and keeping the patient in mind with everything we do. We will be working as part of a team with other health care professionals, and we are reminded that everything we do has a goal – to help the patient." Sherise Charles, Genetics Technology student

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROFESSION

College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario

Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science

cmlto.com

csmls.org


G R A D U AT E C A R E E R O P T I O N S •

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (See page 22 for more information)

Ultrasound Credential(s) Earned: Graduate Diploma Program Length 5 semesters over 20 months Start Date September 2018 Application Deadline February 1, 2018

Diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound) is an imaging technology that uses high-frequency sound waves to display real-time images of the soft tissue structures in the human body such as breast, thyroid, abdominal and pelvic organs, vessels and muscles. Sonographers use this technology to assess anatomical systems in order to differentiate between normal and pathologic findings, and to monitor pregnancies for fetal abnormalities, fetal growth and well-being. Note: Repetitive strain injuries are a common occupational hazard. Practicing good ergonomics will help prevent or lessen this.

W H AT C A N I E X P E C T F R O M T H E PROFESSION? Sonographers are employed in the diagnostic medical imaging department of hospitals or private clinics. They can also be employed as application specialists, sales representatives, research assistants or educators. In all of these settings the sonographer has to display competency in their academic knowledge and their scanning skills, as well as exemplary communication and collaboration skills in order to provide safe and high-quality patient care. CO N S I D E R T H I S P R O G R A M I F YO U: • are able to multi-task and problem solve efficiently • have excellent hand-eye coordination and spatial reasoning skills • collaborate and communicate effectively • can interact with patients in an empathetic and non-judgmental manner SAMPLE FIRST-YEAR COURSES • Cross Sectional Anatomy • Professional Practice I

"Our program is extremely lucky to include some of the best educational faculty. They have worked in different hospitals and clinical sites and have a ton of experience. They believe in us and are always there to make sure we are doing the best that we can. To add to all this, the faculty is super friendly and fun!" Donna Torres, Ultrasound student

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROFESSION

Sonography Canada American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences

sonographycanada.ca

ardms.org

oamrs.org

PROGRAMS REQUIRING A UNIVERSITY DEGREE

AT A G L A N C E

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Graduate Career Options

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan is a procedure that creates images of the body using radio waves in conjunction with extremely powerful magnets. This non-invasive technique relies on the magnetic properties of atoms rather than radiation that is used in many other imaging procedures. P R O G R A M I N F O R M AT I O N The MRI Graduate Certificate program is a 19-month competency based program designed with the working technologist in mind. You can continue working full-time while taking the didactic (theory) component. The program ends with a clinical semester. This requires full-time attendance at the clinical site.

LEARNING FOR THE FUTURE

For more information and admission requirements, please visit michener.ca.

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Anesthesia Assistant An Anesthesia Assistant is a specially trained Registered Respiratory Therapist or Critical Care Registered Nurse that participates in the care of the stable surgical patient during general, regional, or conscious sedation anesthesia through medical directives under the supervision of and immediate availability of the anesthesiologist. P R O G R A M I N F O R M AT I O N Students in the program will complete 30 weeks of theory and simulation through a hybrid of online and in class learning. Currently a minimum 12 week clinical practicum, including an elective rotation in a specialty area is required for completion of the Anesthesia Assistant Graduate Certificate. Elective rotations are assigned to the student external to their base site. All students must demonstrate clinical competence in four specialty areas: cardiac, obstetrics, pediatrics and regional anesthesia as well as general adult anesthesia. The clinical phase is to be completed within a six month consecutive time frame.


Learning for the Future Michener offers a range of continuing education opportunities to enhance your career in the health care environment. We provide education in patient care, research and leadership. Together, through lifelong learning and innovation, we can support the needs of the health care system. The majority of continuing education programs and courses are available online, giving you the flexibility essential for busy health care professionals. G R A D U AT E C E R T I F I C AT E P R O G R A M S • • • •

Clinical Laboratory Quality Manager Clinical Management Clinical Research Diabetes Educator

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Imaging Informatics Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) Leadership for Health Care Professionals

Visit michener.ca/ce for an overview of 100 specialty courses, seven graduate certificates and two new accelerated certificates.

MELA – MICHENER ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT The Michener English Language Assessment (MELA) is a standardized English language proficiency test specific to the health care sector. This test is referenced to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and MELA scores are used by post-secondary institutions and regulatory bodies as approved and acceptable demonstration of communicative competence to study or practice in English. MELA measures English language communication skills in four areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The test takes about three and a half hours. MELA is administered in person at The Michener Institute only. There are several testing sessions each year. MELA scores are used: • For admission to all Michener full-time, part-time and bridging programs; • As a diagnostic tool by program consultants; • For licensure by regulators. For more information and to register visit themela.com

The bridging program is designed for experienced IEHPs whose training and work experience have been assessed either by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) or the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO) and have been issued a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). In each of the intensive and comprehensive 16 week programs, you will review core theory components, gain simulated laboratory experience and obtain thorough preparation to write either the CSMLS certification exam or the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) certification exam. These programs are offered in the evenings and on weekends, and may also include a one-week observership at the UHN. Programs offered: • Medical Laboratory Science • Radiological Technology (X-Ray)

More information is available at michener.ca/bridging Tel: 416-596-3101 ext. 3178 or 3147 Email: bridging@michener.ca

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BRIDGING PROGRAMS FOR INTERNATIONALLY EDUCATED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (IEHPs)

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Programs Requiring a High School Diploma Program

Duration/ Credential

Medical Laboratory Science

3 years

Radiation Therapy

4 years

Laurentian Univ. (joint degree)

Respiratory Therapy

Advanced Diploma

Bachelor Degree & Advanced Diploma

3 years Advanced Diploma

Application Form & Program Code ontariocolleges.ca ML111

Application Deadline

Info Page

Tuition 

High school diploma with Gr 12 subject prerequisites*: • English – ENG4U • Math 4 U level • Chemistry 4 U level • Biology or Physics 4 U level • 2 additional subjects – Gr 12 U or M level For applicants with post-secondary education (university and/or college) minimum CGPA must equal 2.70 (70%) on the OMSAS scale

• 70% in each subject prerequisite* • 75% average on 6 subject prerequisites*

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$6,507

January 17

High school diploma with Gr 12 subject prerequisites: • English – ENG4U • Advanced Functions – U level • Biology – U level • Chemistry – U level • Physics – U level • One additional U or M subject

• 70% average on subject prerequisites

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$7,146.11

February 1

High school diploma with Gr 12 subject prerequisites*: • English – ENG4U • Math – Gr 12 U level • Chemistry – Gr 12 U level • Biology – Gr 12 U level • Physics – Gr 11 U or Gr 12 U level • 1 additional subject – Gr 12 U or M level For applicants with post-secondary education (university and/or college) minimum CGPA must equal 2.70 (70%) on the OMSAS scale

• 70% in each subject prerequisite* • 75% average on 6 subject prerequisites

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$3,859

• University Cumulative Grade Point Average of B-

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$7,440

• University Cumulative Grade Point Average of B-

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$7,440

• University Cumulative Grade Point Average of B-

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$7,440

Laurentian Univ. Program Code - LRS

ontariocolleges.ca RS111

Grade Requirements

February 1

Submission of high school transcripts is mandatory

ouac.on.ca 101 form

Admission Requirements

Submission of high school transcripts is mandatory

Programs Requiring One Year of University Study Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Medical Radiation Sciences

3 years Bachelor Degree & Advanced Diploma in Health Sciences

ouac.on.ca 105 form

February 1

Univ. of Toronto

One semester course (0.5 credit) in each of the following subjects: biology, physics, mathematics (calculus) and a social science

Program Code - TRN

Grade 12 U-level Chemistry

Univ. of Toronto (joint degree)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Radiation Therapy Medical Radiation Sciences

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Univ. of Toronto (joint degree) Radiological Technology Medical Radiation Sciences Univ. of Toronto (joint degree)

A minimum of one full year (5 credits) at a recognized university with a minimum cGPA of B-

For more information please email mrs.admissions@utoronto.ca 3 years Bachelor Degree & Advanced Diploma in Health Sciences 3 years Bachelor Degree & Advanced Diploma in Health Sciences

ouac.on.ca 105 form

February 1

Univ. of Toronto

A minimum of one full year (5 credits) at a recognized university with a minimum cGPA of BOne semester course (0.5 credit) in each of the following subjects: biology, physics, mathematics (calculus) and a social science

Program Code - TRT

For more information please email mrs.admissions@utoronto.ca ouac.on.ca 105 form Univ. of Toronto Program Code TRS

February 1

A minimum of one full year (5 credits) at a recognized university with a minimum cGPA of BOne semester course (0.5 credit) in each of the following subjects: biology, physics, mathematics (calculus) and a social science For more information please email mrs.admissions@utoronto.ca

Possession of minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Due to the highly competitive nature of admission to our programs, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN will not consider admission deferrals. Your offer of admission is only valid for the year for which you applied. For Offers of Admission to Medical Laboratory Science, Respiratory Therapy and Ultrasound: Preference will be given to Ontario residents.


Programs Requiring a University Degree

Cardiovascular Perfusion

Duration/ Credential 19 months

Application Form & Program Code ontariocolleges.ca CV222

Application Deadline February 1

Graduate Diploma

Chiropody

3 years

22 months

16 months

20 months

One of: A) Bachelor of Science degree AND • Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Registered Nurse (RN) AND • Critical care experience within the last 5 years • Minimum required CGPA is 75%. B) Bachelor's degree AND Successful completion of each of the following university courses • Gross Human Anatomy • Gross Human Physiology • Algebra or Calculus • General Physics • Chemistry • Minimum of 0.5 credit (1 semester-length course) for each prerequisite with minimum grade of 70%

• 70% in each course prerequisite • Degree: Cumulative Grade Point Average of 75%

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$12,497

For the Cardiovascular Perfusion program, offers of admission will be allocated with equal consideration amongst candidates applying through option A and option B.

BSc in health sciences OR BA in Kinesiology, plus university course prerequisites: • Human Anatomy – 0.5 credit • Human Physiology – 1.0 credit

• 70% in each course prerequisite • Degree: Cumulative Grade Point Average of 70% (B-)

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$6,196

ontariocolleges.ca CY222

February 1

One of: A) Canadian Certified Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) B) BSc, plus university course prerequisites: • Human Anatomy – 1.0 credit • Human Physiology – 1.0 credit

For option A: • Degree/ Diploma: Cumulative Grade Point Average of 70% (B-) For option B: • 70% in each course prerequisite • Degree: Cumulative Grade Point Average of 70% (B-)

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$8,130

ontariocolleges.ca GE222

February 1

One of: A) Canadian Certified Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT ) plus university prerequisite courses: • Human Genetics – 0.5 credit • Molecular Genetics – 0.5 credit B) BSc plus university prerequisite courses: • Human Genetics – 0.5 credit • Molecular Genetics – 0.5 credit

• 70% in each course prerequisite • Degree: Cumulative Grade Point Average of 75% (B)

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$8,130

ontariocolleges.ca US222

February 1

One of: A) Canadian Regulated health care professional with a minimum 3 year degree or diploma in their field of study (some examples: Chiropodist, Nurse, Radiological Technologist, Radiation Therapist, Respiratory Therapist, etc.). B) BSc OR BA Kinesiology or BPHE, plus university course prerequisites: • Gross Human Anatomy – 0.5 credit • Human Physiology – 0.5 credit

• 75% in each course prerequisite • Degree: Cumulative Grade Point Average of 75% (B)

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$8,130

Graduate Diploma

Ultrasound

Tuition 

February 1

Graduate Diploma

Genetics Technology

Info Page

ontariocolleges.ca CH111

Graduate Advanced Diploma Diagnostic Cytology

Grade Requirements

Admission Requirements

Graduate Diploma

Admissions Requirements Legend For university courses 1.0 credit/2 semester = full course equivalent; 0.5 credit/1 semester = half course equivalent  Amounts listed are the total tuition for the first two semesters of programs starting in September 2017, unless otherwise indicated. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in September 2018 and at later dates. * University-level courses may be used to satisfy individual subject prerequisites. The academic minimums on the post-secondary record are a 65% in each subject prerequisite and a cumulative grade point average (entire undergraduate degree) of 70% (B- or 2.70 (70%) on the OMSAS scale). • Applicants with post-secondary education must provide official transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended. If you have been out of school for eight years or more, a current resume is required. • For assessment and ranking purposes all university CGPA's will be converted to the 4.0 OMSAS scale. For details, visit ouac.on.ca/guide/omsas-conversiontable/#scale

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Program

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Internationally Educated Applicants This includes both international and domestic applicants who have completed their secondary or post-secondary education outside of Canada.

Credential Evaluation Accepted Services

Type of Evaluation/ Test Scores Required

Contact

WES (World Education Services)

Course by Course

1-866-343-0070 wes.org/ca

ICAS (International Credential Assessment Service of Canada)

Comprehensive

1-800-321-6021 icascanada.ca

English Language Assessment MELA

8.0 in each band

416-596-3117 themela.com

TOEFL

100 (iBT), 22 in Writing Section Computer based: 250 Paper based: 600 TWE of 5.0

609-771-7100 www.toefl.org

PTE Academic

65 overall with communicative skills (reading, listening, writing, speaking) over 60

pearsonpte.com

IELTS Academic

6.5 overall and 6.0 in every band

ielts.org

English language Assessment is not required if your country of birth/origin is English-language-dominant. For a full list, see our website. While we understand that the medium of instruction in some institutions is English, an assessment is still required if your country is not English-language-dominant. Applicants who have not completed two or more consecutive years of full-time post-secondary study in a Canadian university will be required to provide proof of English language proficiency. Originals or notarized copies are required for all documents. Photocopies or email attachments are not considered official documents and will not be accepted. English Language Assessments are only valid for two years.

JOINT PROGRAMS

F U L L - T I M E P R O G R A M A P P L I C AT I O N D O C U M E N T S

See University of Toronto / Laurentian University for submission of application documents

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University of Toronto

Laurentian University

Medical Radiation Sciences mrs.admissions@utoronto.ca 416-978-7837 uoft.me/mrsapplication

Physician Assistant Program This two-year program is a combination of on-site and distance education, as well as simulation-based learning and interprofessional collaboration. Physician assistants support physicians in a range of health care settings and work under the direction of a licensed physician to provide patient care. admissions.pa@utoronto.ca 416-978-1676 paconsortium.ca/admission-requirements

Radiation Therapy admissions@laurentian.ca 1 705 675 4843 or 1 800 263 4188 laurentian.ca/content/admissions


Application Process 1

DOMESTIC STUDENTS (CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS OF CANADA) I N T E R N AT I O N A L S T U D E N T S ( S T U D Y P E R M I T A U T H O R I Z AT I O N )

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S U P P L E M E N T A R Y A P P L I C AT I O N F O R M ( S A F )

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M U LT I P L E M I N I - I N T E R V I E W ( M M I )

See the admission requirements chart on pages 24 - 25 for specific application instructions. For the Joint Degree and Diploma programs, apply online via the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) ouac.on.ca. For all other programs, complete the application form at ontariocolleges.ca. Application fees and procedural details are at the respective websites.

After an application to a Michener program has been fully processed, instructions will be sent regarding the completion and submission of the SAF. A fee is due with submission of the SAF.

Similar to Canadian medical schools, a MMI will be used to assess non-academic qualities and abilities, which cannot be ascertained from an academic record. Factual knowledge in any subject will not be tested. Instead, the ability to comprehend, reason and communicate is assessed. The format consists of a series of non-clinical scenarios and simulations, each of which is conducted within 7-10 minutes. Top-ranked applicants will be invited to a MMI in the spring (midlate April). For details see michener.ca/mmi.

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N O T I F I C AT I O N O F A D M I S S I O N D E C I S I O N S Selection to Michener programs will be based on the combination of the academic record, strength in prerequisites and performance on the MMI. Offers of admission will be made to the most competitive candidates first. All other eligible applicants will be advised in writing.


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