ANNUAL REPORT 2014-2016
We have strengthened our role as an education leader with four strategic directions that expand on our ability to deliver unique education solutions that are fundamental to health system quality, transformation and sustainability.
As an education partner for Ontario’s health care system, we respond to current and emerging educational needs of the health system and apply our expertise and experience as an enabler of broader health system transformation and sustainability.
Among other strategies, this includes providing rapid response curriculum design, standardizing educational solutions across the province, and addressing immediate and emerging gaps related to practice and/or professions.
Members of the Michener community share their perspectives on our role as the 'go to' educational experts.
Wes Morrison graduated from the Michener institute in 2002 and now works as a Genetic Technologist at University Health Network. He has used Michener’s Continuing Education offerings to expand his career. More than a decade into his career, he still benefits from Michener’s ability to address Ontario’s health system needs.
Kwee Petchsri is a third-year Radiation Therapy student, and recently completed his clinical placement. He places a high value on how Michener has prepared him for the health care setting of today and tomorrow.
Cliff Nordal is a UHN Board Member and Chair of the UHN Education Committee of the Board of Directors, and describes how Michener supports the Ontario health system by examining and addressing trends in health professions.
Being a leader in education isn’t just about delivering programs. It is about challenging existing models and developing new ways to educate health professionals, influencing both practice changes and the adoption of new technologies. Michener leads by exploring and applying new educational theory and knowledge to integrate education, applied research and clinical practice.
Two projects in particular over the past year illustrate how Michener is applying its education design expertise to reduce medical error. In one, Toronto area radiation therapists, radiation oncologists and medical physicists used Michener’s simulation suite and expertise to explore cases modeled on actual incidents that have occurred in the past at cancer centres in the Greater Toronto Area.
Another pilot project between Michener and UHN’s Joint Department of Medical Imaging is exploring the relationship between image quality and patient safety, with the goal of training medical imaging technologists in methods that reduce the need for repeated images, and reduces a patient’s exposure to radiation.
Michener’s success is rooted in aligning our programs so that we graduate the health care professionals our system needs, and ensuring our graduates and practicing professionals have the latest, most relevant and contemporary practice skills.
This means proactively identifying emerging health system trends and needs, and establishing first-mover programs that are responsive to health care trends.
Michener’s extensive network of partnerships allows us a unique role, bringing together technology experts and manufacturers, with clinical and academic experts to act as a hub that can enable the rapid development and application of new technologies, new practices and new models that will advance health system priorities in new and exciting ways.
We facilitate networks to address urgent and critical system requirements, leveraging our partners’ strengths to maximize the quality of the educational experience.
The Michener Institute continues to produce graduates who are in high demand across Ontario and Canada, and in 2014-2016, our students continued to achieve academic and professional success. Please scroll right for examples of student success from the past two fiscal years.
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GRADUATE SATISFACTION RATE
WOULD RECOMMEND MICHENER
MICHENER STUDENTS HOLDING AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE OR HIGHER
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MEDICAL IMAGING ENROLMENT
MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE ENROLMENT
PRIMARY AND CRITICAL CARE ENROLMENT
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NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND RECIPIENTS
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CLINICAL PARTNERS RECOGNITION AWARD RECIPIENTS
Thanks to our generous donors, more than $84,000 in scholarships, bursaries and awards was made available to students across all of Michener's academic programs.
College of Chiropodists of Ontario
Michener Alumni Association
Trudell Medical Marketing Limited
Ontario Home Respiratory Services Association
True North Imaging
Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories
LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services
Zonta Club of Toronto
Respan Products Inc.
Tim Colfe and Cecilia Alfonso
The Conn Family
Barry and Deirdre Finlay
Marz and John Hardy
The Heagy Family
Dorothy A. Hubbs
Dr. Winston Isaac
Helen A. Juhola
Dr. Renate Krakauer
Joseph and Kuttimol Kurian
The Patterson Family
Dr. J.E. Prince
David and Gillian Rosenberg
Dr. Diana Michener Schatz