Respiratory Therapy graduates enter the field during the third wave

At a time when they’re needed most, 30 Respiratory Therapy students at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN’s School of Applied Health Sciences completed their program and prepared to enter the frontlines of healthcare this past April. Respiratory Therapists (RTs) are the medical professionals who treat problems with a patient’s lungs or breathing. They…

Respiratory Therapy students graduate five weeks early to enter the frontlines

In a normal year, students graduating from Michener’s Respiratory Therapy program would be finishing off their 30-week clinical placement and preparing for the program composite exam. But 2020 has been anything but normal. In late March, five weeks before the end of their clinical placement, Respiratory Therapy students in their last year of the program…

October 21 to 25 is National Respiratory Therapy Week

The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists celebrates Respiratory Therapy (RT) Week annually and this year it will run from October 21-25, 2019. The week-long celebration serves to recognize and appreciate Respiratory Therapists across the country and provide an opportunity to educate the public about their many roles and responsibilities. Respiratory Therapists specialize in airway management,…

Michener Respiratory Therapy alumni and partners honoured at the Better Breathing Conference

Through awards and presentations, Michener was well represented at last month’s Better Breathing Conference held at the Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel. Hosted by the Ontario Lung Association, the Better Breathing Conference brings together health care professionals from many disciplines focused on respiratory health. Michener Respiratory Therapy alumni and several clinical partners presented award-winning posters…

Michener Student Awards: One student’s journey into health care

In his mid-thirties and already in the midst of an established career with the Red Door Family Shelter in Toronto, Sam Gennidakis’ foray into health care was an unanticipated result of a family tragedy. But even before Sam became a student at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, he knew he was meant for…

Breathing Easy: Student Research Advocates for Peer-Reviewed Asthma Apps

From logging sleep and exercise, to tracking heart rate and blood pressure, mobile apps have become fixtures for people looking to monitor their health. There is no shortage of smart phone applications to offer the latest tools and techniques that claim to help keep us healthy. Now, one student at the Michener Institute of Education…

Learning from the patient experience

Michener students learn in the classroom that patient-centred care is a cornerstone of the health care experience, but five second-year respiratory therapy students recently discovered that some of the most valuable lessons are learned directly from the patient. Earlier this month, Eliza Ung, Eslaine Xu, Tina Yan, Rasa Siauciunas and Farrah Dharamshi made a road…

Michener grad recognized by professional association

“These activities helped me to build strong relationships,” says Anna, a 2015 graduate of Michener’s Respiratory Therapy program. She explains that events around Michener that promoted lung health and lung research were important to her specifically because they helped champion the respiratory therapy profession. Anna’s support of the respiratory therapy profession, both in her involvement…

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…

Living and breathing leadership in respiratory care

There are teams at work deep behind the scenes of health care education, helping to ensure that Canadians receive the same standard of care across the country. These teams are championing academic accreditation, so that schools and training institutions teach consistent curricula and generate health care professionals who can treat patients with standardized, high-quality care.…