Celebrating Michener’s Best and Brightest at Student Awards Ceremony

Fred Li was pursuing an academic career when he decided to make a change. Fred had recently completed a Masters degree in Neuroscience at Dalhousie University and, disillusioned by what a career in academia offered, was working for the Nova Scotia Health Authority in the Department of Pathology and Informatics. It was there that he…

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Michener Blog: Turf (Toe) Wars

In the latest post on the Michener blog, Antonietta Galati, Clinical Coordinator and Manager of the Chiropody Student Teaching Clinic at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN asks: could a toe injury possibly have spelled the Toronto Blue Jays’ postseason downfall? As the Chicago Cubs celebrate their World Series win a few weeks ago,…

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Celebrating Clinical Educators and Coordinators Who Go the Extra Mile

The transition from the classroom to the professional workplace isn’t easy for anyone. That’s especially true in health care. It’s one thing for students to go through patient simulations, but it’s a different thing entirely when they have to work with real patients for the first time. Needless to say, the experience can be overwhelming…

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Michener Blog: See Something, Say Something – Canadian Patient Safety Week

In the latest post on the Michener blog, UHN President & CEO Dr. Peter Pisters encourages Michener students and other health care professionals to speak up for safety. This past month the spotlight has truly been on safety – last week was Canadian Patient Safety Week, and here at UHN we made October Caring Safely month….

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Toronto Rehab teams up with Michener to undergo the frail aging experience

Michener’s aging simulation suit lets wearers step into the shoes of frail patients – watch how one occupational therapist suits up for the eye-opening experience. Noosha Afshin Jah’s hands shake and her voice wavers as she arrives for her appointment. Her joints ache, she’s uneasy on her feet and she relies on a cane for…

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to a new school year – and welcome to all of Michener’s newest students joining us as the first official class of The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Last week, Michener welcomed over 300 new students with three full days of activities and orientation events that helped them connect to Michener. Although…

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2016 Survival Tips from Upper-Year Students

The first week of school is often both an exciting and daunting experience. Especially in an environment as unique as Michener, this means adjusting to new classes, meeting new friends and starting a new journey towards a rewarding career in health care. To help kick off the new school year, the Student Success Network hosted…

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Dr. Brian Hodges receives prestigious international research prize

In the early 1990s, University Health Network Executive VP of Education Dr. Brian Hodges was a newly-minted professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. One of his first assignments was to ‘fix’ the exam system for the psychiatry rotation. The status quo was a gruelling two-hour oral exam, which stressed students beyond reason…

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Art meets science at Michener

X-Rays uncover paintings depicting a passionate affair Picture a small town east of Paris in the early 1900s, just before the First World War. A young painter named Sophie la Rosière becomes completely absorbed in a passionate affair with another young woman, a nurse. But given the morals of the time, their relationship must remain…

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Meet your 2016 Orientation Coordinators

We’re excited to introduce Eric Lindsay and Christian Raharja to all of Michener’s incoming students. These second-year medical radiation sciences students are helping to organize this year’s Orientation activities to help you Connect to Michener. Find out what Eric and Christian are looking forward to most at Orientation, their favourite thing about going to Michener, their best piece…

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