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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The case for simulation

Prior to starting their clinical rotations, Michener’s medical laboratory science students spend 10 weeks in a simulated clinical environment as part of their summer semester. They perform tasks as they would in a real lab – everything from the tests and procedures they spent the previous two years learning, to having what one recent graduate…

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Bridging the Generational Divide

For nearly a decade, Canadian employment projections have been calling for a so-called “grey wave” – an en masse retirement of the Baby Boom generation. But as the first cohort of Baby Boomers turned 65 in 2011, many of them are choosing to stay in the workforce well into their golden years. For many future…

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What Michener students love most about their programs

Here’s a glimpse of a few Michener students talking about what they love most about our programs. Find out why patient interaction is one of Natasha’s favourite things about nuclear medicine, how being on the front-lines of cancer treatment motivates Kwee and how knowing her classmates inside and out is a unique advantage for Nicole. Find these students…

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When medicine gets personal, Michener gets busy

The direction health care delivery is taking requires health care professionals to be more nimble than ever, and as we move toward integration, The Michener Institute and University Health Network are ensuring new health professionals stay ahead of the curve. Among the most revolutionary changes to how health care services are delivered to patients is…

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The importance of simulation learning in health care

Future health care professionals must understand the obligation to provide optimal treatment and to ensure patients’ safety and well-being at all times. However, there is not a lot of room for error in the health care field; so naturally, performance anxiety is very common among students. So how can we minimize the anxiety, without compromising…

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Michener student contributes to tackling modern super-bugs

As part of a research project at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, one Michener student explored new methods for detecting the super-bugs that pose serious risks to public health. Danielle Nicole Grohn was part of a bacteriology research team that investigated a cost-effective method of screening for carbapenemase-producing organisms (CPOs), a family of highly resistant…

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Program Profile: Medical Laboratory Sciences | 2015 Med Lab Week

From studying chromosomes, to analyzing blood and tissue samples, to detecting precancerous cellular changes…the people who work in medical labs are dedicated and highly skilled healthcare professionals. Medical Laboratory Technologists, Genetics Technologists and Cytotechnologists are all part of the field of applied health sciences that make up the medical laboratory sciences professions. They work behind…

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CSMLS National Medical Laboratory Week 2015

This year’s theme of the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) National Medical Laboratory Week is We’re here for you. We asked students from Michener’s Medical Laboratory Science program to talk about this theme and what it means to them. Anum Momin, second year medical laboratory science student About you: I attended McMaster University where I…

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