In January 2019, the joint Michener/University of Toronto Medical Radiation Sciences (MRS) program underwent a review by Accreditation Canada. We are very proud to share that the program received full accreditation for all three streams i.e. Radiological Technology, Radiation Therapy and Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technology, meeting every single criterion within each of the five requirements. This is a phenomenal achievement!
The purpose of the review is to ensure that students are receiving a high-quality education and that the educational program meets defined standards for the specific discipline, as well as ensuring that graduates are competent and able to deliver high-quality, safe patient care. In order for our medical radiation sciences graduates to be eligible to write their certification examination, they must graduate from an accredited educational program.
To prepare for the visit, key team members from the Centre for Academic Quality helped prepare the necessary documentation, reports and collation of evidence, and the Office of Clinical Education helped coordinate and arrange the clinical interview schedule. Special thanks to Nikolina Petranovic, Andrea Pariselli and Heather Wood.
During the visit, the accreditors interviewed academic and program leadership, clinical managers, faculty, students and graduates.
The accreditation team had many wonderful things to say about the strong bond and relationship that our clinical partners – including managers, clinical coordinators, students and graduates – have with the program. They spoke about the pride that all our didactic and clinical faculty have for the program, as well as the strong commitment from our students.
This tremendous result could not have been achieved without the ongoing support and hard work of everyone in the program, especially the ongoing dedication of program faculty over the past six years since the last accreditation visit. To have met every single criterion for all three streams (critical and non-critical) is an even bigger accomplishment. Congratulations team!