Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. When does the program start?

2. How many students are in each cohort?

3. How long is the program?

4. What does the program cost?

5. Am I eligible for OSAP?

6. How do I apply to the program?

7. When is the deadline for application submission?

8. What can I expect from the program?

­1. When does the program start?
The ITMD bridging program has two intakes per year, in Fall and Spring/Summer. Fall term classes begin in September and Spring/Summer term classes begin in March.

­2. How many students are in each cohort?
A maximum of 25 students will be selected for each cohort.

­3. How long is the program?
This is a part-time bridging program that consists of 12 weeks of in-class training (i.e., Monday–Friday from 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. or from 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.) followed by an optional, 6-8 week practicum placement. There may be additional workshops and lectures you may need to attend. In addition to in-class hours, students will also be expected to complete readings, assignments, reports and other class work, as assigned. Consult individual course descriptions for the length of each course.

­4. What does the program cost?
The total fee for the ITMD Bridging Program is $2,685 (subject to change). In addition to the tuition fee, you may incur other expenses such as transportation costs, books, etc.

­5. Am I eligible for OSAP?
No; however, ITMD Bridging Program participants are eligible to apply for Chang School awards and bursaries.

­6. How do I apply to the program?
After carefully reviewing the admission requirements for the program, if you meet these requirements and would like to apply for the program, you must complete an application form and submit it along with a one-page letter of intent (LOI), your current resume, and supporting documentation. All application components should be emailed to the ITMD Bridging Program at itmdadmission@ryerson.ca.

­7. When is the deadline for application submission?
The ITMD bridging program has two intakes per year, in Fall and Spring/Summer. Admission for the Fall term is open from June 1–July 31 and the Spring/Summer term is open from November 1–December 31 each academic year.

­8. What can I expect from the program?
This bridging program provides the additional skills needed for participants to pursue employment in health research and health management positions in Canada. It must be understood that this program is an alternative to medical doctor licensing. Participants will receive group mentoring support to find a professional road-map. Participants who successfully complete this bridging program are eligible to earn a Professional Development Award from The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.