Internationally Trained Medical Doctors (ITMD) Bridging Program
Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is proud to offer a pilot 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.
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) will be recruited through support from community network organizations, professional organizations, and partners’ organizations (in-kind support). 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 28 successful participants of the first and second cohorts of the ITMD bridging program. Watch video interviews to learn what our students have to say about the program.
The New Canadian Media recently 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, Academic Director, ITMD Bridging Program. Read the full article at the Asian Pacific Post website to learn more.