Internationally Trained Medical Doctors (ITMD) Bridging Program
Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is proud to offer a bridging program for internationally trained medical doctors for non-licensed health care jobs in Ontario. This unique learning opportunity has been specially designed for internationally trained medical doctors, dental surgeons, and clinical public health professionals. Due to the huge success of the ITMD pilot bridging program, this initiative will continue at The Chang School as a regular bridging program to help support ITMDs.
The objective of the bridging program is to facilitate the successful integration of highly skilled and experienced internationally trained medical doctors for non-licensed health care jobs into the Ontario workforce. The program provides the additional skills needed for participants to gain employment in health research and health management positions in Canada as an alternative to medical doctor licensing.
For this program, a limited number of internationally trained medical doctors (a maximum of 20 participants in each cohort) will be recruited twice each year (in the Fall and Winter terms) through support from HealthForceOntario Marketing and Recruitment Agency, community network organizations, professional organizations, and selected partners’ organizations. Those who successfully complete this course series are eligible to earn a Professional Development Award from The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.
The Chang School would like to extend sincere congratulations to the 47 successful participants of the first three pilot cohorts of the ITMD bridging program. Watch video interviews to learn what our students have to say about the program.
The New Canadian Media profiled one of our graduates, Sadia Sohail, in an article which also quotes Dr. Marie Bountrogianni, Dean of The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, and Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan, founding Academic Coordinator and Program Manager, ITMD Bridging Program. Read the full article at the Asian Pacific Post website to learn more.